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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:23 pm

Didn't see a thread for this unless I am blind... If there is one, please remove this Mod's thumbsup

Clermont: S Spedding; D Strettle, A Rougerie, R Lamerat, N Abendanon; C Lopez, M Parra, R Chaume, B Kayser, D Zirakashvilli, A Iturria, S Vahaamahina, D Chouly (capt), P Yato, F Lee.

Replacements: J Ulugia, E Falgoux, A Jarvis, P Jedrasiak, A Lapandry, L Radosavljevic, P Fernandez, D Penaud.

Leinster: J Carbery; F McFadden, G Ringrose, R Henshaw I Nacewa (capt); J Sexton, L McGrath, J McGrath, R Strauss, T Furlong, D Toner, H Triggs, R Ruddock, D Leavy, J Conan.

Replacements: S Cronin, P Dooley, M Bent, R Molony, J van der Flier, J Gibson-Park, R Byrne, Z Kirchner.

Anyways, c'mon Leinster.



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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:06 pm

Not sure what Ringrose was doing there, bad lack of composure and gave Clermont the front foot and now the try...
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Horrible start for Leinster. That was an awful kick from Ringrose. Could be a yellow here as well.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:09 pm

Ringrose again... Sexton needs to go and have a chat with him and get some composure in him.
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Nacewa, very light but also very stupid = YC. Leinster are already seriously under the cosh.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:14 pm

Wow - Leinster aren't very composed here.

I think that was certainly a deserved yellow. Good on Nigel for giving it so early.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:15 pm

Looks like this will be a running commentary from the two of us on this thread Billy. Hug

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:17 pm

Very likely Rory Very Happy

Henshaw having to do a lot of work defensively for Ringrose as well...
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:17 pm

McGrath and Furlong are the fittest and busiest props around.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:20 pm

This already looks like it for Leinster...

I wonder if this Leinster performance can be described as 'disgraceful anti rugby' Run
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:21 pm

It is certainly looking ominous.

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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:22 pm

eirebilly wrote:This already looks like it for Leinster...

I wonder if this Leinster performance can be described as 'disgraceful anti rugby' Run
disgraceful display of lineout throwing for sure

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:24 pm

It's been a while since I have seen Leinster destroyed at the breakdown...
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:25 pm

It isn't often you see Leinster bossed at the breakdown like that. Flip me.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:26 pm

What are Leinster doing??

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Post by Maine man on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Maybe it's just me and I hope he proves me wrong, but I just don't see what everyone else sees in Ringrose. I know he's a good player but can't help feel that people are going overboard about him.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Conan playing well but Toner is having a mare, yet another turnover...
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:30 pm

Maine man wrote:Maybe it's just me and I hope he proves me wrong, but I just don't see what everyone else sees in Ringrose. I know he's a good player but can't help feel that people are going overboard about him.

Not just you, many people have said this. He has massive potential and is still learning the trade so I would stick with him without a doubt.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:33 pm

He is a very clever player with bags of pace, he reads the game very well. He definitely has the potential to be an excellent player.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:35 pm

Clermont starting to get a bit over-confident here, may be a bit of a chance for Leinster.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:35 pm

Good example of what Irish teams are missing. Clever offloads, keeping the ball alive, and most of all, pace.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:37 pm

Much better from Leinster, keeping the ball alive. 100% agree Rory.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Toner is pretty useless these days.

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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:39 pm

Leinster actually look alright with the ball. The last pass is costing us

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:40 pm

McFadden, all the time in the world and then that...

Composure seriously lacking today with Leinster.
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Post by Maine man on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Is there a load of injuries in the Leinster backline? Just wondering why McFadden is playing?

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:41 pm

...as is McFadden.

At least both will feature for another chance with Ireland in the summer.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:42 pm

Maine man wrote:Is there a load of injuries in the Leinster backline? Just wondering why McFadden is playing?

He has a good heart.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Didn't see too much in that to be fair...

Clermont certainly being given far more time at the breakdown than Leinster. I thought that Ringrose was well in for the turnover prior to the penalty and could have won Leinster a penalty...
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:53 pm

Phase play in the second half is what is required from Leinster. They are not out of this by any means but they need phase play and composure.
They look so much better when they hold on to the ball.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:53 pm

That was a pretty pathetic waste of advantage. They could have pushed for the try there.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:54 pm

Leadership lacking in this rather inexperienced Leinster team.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:54 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:That was a pretty pathetic waste of advantage. They could have pushed for the try there.

Disgraceful anti rugby angel
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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:57 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:That was a pretty pathetic waste of advantage. They could have pushed for the try there.
Something that Irish teams do a lot for some reason. I'd say Leinster were happy to get into the changing rooms

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:58 pm

If Jv/dF is fully fit, I would look to bring him on around the 50min mark. His breakdown work and work in open play may open Clermont up.

McFadden has to be replaced, either Byrne or Kirchner should come on for him.
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Post by Pete330v2 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:58 pm

Now for the big European second half Leinster comeback.

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Post by Rugby Fan on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Pete330v2 wrote:Now for the big European second half Leinster comeback.
Wonder if Sexton is making that speech again...

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:02 pm

In fairness to Ringrose, he has not had the best game but he starting to look a threat in open play when Leinster keep the ball.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:10 pm

Conan is just excellent.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:12 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:Conan is just excellent.

Isn't he. Heaslip has some serious competition with him. He is very much in the CJ mould of #8's
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:17 pm

Belief in Leinster, keeping the ball in hand and pushing Clermont. Clermont giving away far too many penalties and should surely be on a warning...
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Rugby Fan wrote:
Pete330v2 wrote:Now for the big European second half Leinster comeback.
Wonder if Sexton is making that speech again...

I think he just might have, RF.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Luke McGrath clap
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:23 pm

How many more penalties can Clermont give away without getting a card? Shocked
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:24 pm

Leinster are wasting a few try scoring opportunities though.

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Post by Pete330v2 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:25 pm

What did I tell ya lads. Comebacks are a Dublin speciality.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:26 pm

What a try clap
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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:27 pm

Bollix
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:28 pm

No try.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:29 pm

Fair call in fairness and really could have been a YC for cynical play.
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