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    The Kids go out and get the four tries in Zebre, promising performance and McGrath is now the second best 9 in the country. Ringrose hurt himself unfortunately, couldn't tell how badly.
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    http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/15196.php#.V823_TU63vs

    Thoughts on the appointment of Stuart Lancaster as defence coach?

    It's a good addition to the coaching team. He has plenty of international experience. He's well regarded in youth development. Since leaving his role with England he hasn't been afraid to try new experiences as a coach linking up with the Stormers, Counties Manukau, the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and in helping get PRO Rugby off the ground. While nominally a defence coach in the Leinster setup, I'd be shocked if he didn't have a much broader role in helping Leo Cullen along.

    On a side note, the IRFU have put together a very strong group of coaches for the provinces and national team. Joe Schmidt, Andy Farrell, Pat Lam, Dave Ellis, Les Kiss, Rassie Erasmus, Jacques Nienaber and Stuart Lancaster is a quality brains trust. Hopefully indigenous coaches and players can sponge a lot of information from them.

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    Much needed experience in that coaching team. Think he'll turn out nicely for them if not given the head role.
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    The question is how good a technical coach Lancaster is. He's certainly got a lot of positive things to bring to Leinster and his record should say he can do it but it feels like there's a long time since he's really been involved in it.

    Incidentally, while Lancaster doesn't have Ford's reputation for being a difficult sod, I still think Cullen might feel slightly uneasy. Lancaster probably won't press it but he's still a ready-made replacement waiting.
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    Sexton reported to be taking some time out to recover from injury. Himself, Marsh and Carbery are our 10's in the European squad. Reid or Isa covering 10 in case Carbery, god forbid, gets hurt?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alpha Bro View Post
    Sexton reported to be taking some time out to recover from injury. Himself, Marsh and Carbery are our 10's in the European squad. Reid or Isa covering 10 in case Carbery, god forbid, gets hurt?!
    Didn't Leinster dispute this though.
    Honestly hope he does sacrifice 2 months as its clear he's nowhere near his max
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    Quote Originally Posted by munstermuffin View Post
    Didn't Leinster dispute this though.
    Honestly hope he does sacrifice 2 months as its clear he's nowhere near his max
    Aye, just read that the Swirve said if he's fit he will play, bloody right too. Give him the US and Canada tour off if he needs a rest, not two vital European games!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alpha Bro View Post
    Aye, just read that the Swirve said if he's fit he will play, bloody right too. Give him the US and Canada tour off if he needs a rest, not two vital European games!
    Thing is he wants to go on Lions he's at stage there is really no decent rest time between now and mid July.
    If Leinster are confident now is arguably the best time as he'd be fresh in Europe come April. Being honest I'd expect them to do double over Northampton.
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    Great to see so many young players emerge this season. Adam Byrne and Rory O'Loughlin have made sure Dave Kearney and Fergus McFadden haven't been badly missed. Joey Carbery is an able deputy for Johnny Sexton and looks set to be the starting 10 for the bulk of the next decade. Ross Byrne has had a decent start to his Leinster career. As his confidence grows he'll be a real asset to the squad. Dan Leavy has started delivering on his huge potential and is putting pressure on the established back row options. Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Luke McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan are all 24 or under and have made big strides this season too.

    Should they keep this coaching team together, with a bit more quality in the second row and depth in midfield, Leinster won't be far off the level they reached from 2008-2012 before long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy snoopy dog dog View Post
    Great to see so many young players emerge this season. Adam Byrne and Rory O'Loughlin have made sure Dave Kearney and Fergus McFadden haven't been badly missed. Joey Carbery is an able deputy for Johnny Sexton and looks set to be the starting 10 for the bulk of the next decade. Ross Byrne has had a decent start to his Leinster career. As his confidence grows he'll be a real asset to the squad. Dan Leavy has started delivering on his huge potential and is putting pressure on the established back row options. Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Luke McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan are all 24 or under and have made big strides this season too.

    Should they keep this coaching team together, with a bit more quality in the second row and depth in midfield, Leinster won't be far off the level they reached from 2008-2012 before long.
    Key is coaching ticket. Cullens deal also up this year. But ceryainly the foundations are laid. Key also will be keeping guys fit.
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    Potential returns for Carbery, D Kearney, McFadden and Ross this week... Just four internationals who wouldn't start if the squad was at full fitness! Mad Ted!
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    Isa stays until 2018. Gotta love that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alpha Bro View Post
    Isa stays until 2018. Gotta love that!
    I'd say sit back and watch the Red Hand men go for IRFU now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munstermuffin View Post
    I'd say sit back and watch the Red Hand men go for IRFU now.
    Poor, persecuted Ulster with their All Black full back and two Springbok backrowers! The IRFU are so unfair towards them!

    Having Nacewa around for another year is great news. He's been in excellent form and his professionalism is rubbing off on a number of up and coming backrowers.

    For those who say a different standard applies to Ulster than Leinster with regards the Ruan Pienaar situation, Leinster were blocked from signing a backup flyhalf for this season once Ian Madigan left. Given the development of Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne, David Nucifora's stance was vindicated.

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    I don't disagree with that Snoop as youbsay Madigan was biggest looser out of all it
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    Quote Originally Posted by munstermuffin View Post
    I don't disagree with that Snoop as youbsay Madigan was biggest looser out of all it
    I think he's doing alright with a reported 500k annual salary on the table from Northampton! Internationally though his career is finished unless he returns to play in Ireland. Rightly so.

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