Glasgow vs Leinster, Friday April 23

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  1. snoopy snoopy dog dog

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    LEINSTER (team v Glasgow Warriors):

    15: Ian Madigan
    14: Simon Keogh
    13: Eoin O'Malley
    12: Fergus McFadden
    11: Michael Keating
    10: Paul O'Donohoe
    9: Chris Keane

    1: Ronan McCormack
    2: Bernard Jackman CAPTAIN
    3: Mike Ross
    4: Trevor Hogan
    5: Ciaran Ruddock
    6: Rhys Ruddock
    7: Paul Ryan
    8: Stephen Keogh

    REPLACEMENTS:

    16: Jason Harris-Wright
    17: Jack McGrath
    18: Mark Flanagan
    19: Dominic Ryan
    20: David Moore
    21: Kyle Tonetti / Brendan Macken
    22: Andrew Conway

    Glasgow Warriors:

    15 Bernardo Stortoni
    14 Colin Shaw
    13 Max Evans
    12 Graeme Morrison
    11 Hefin O'Hare
    10 Dan Parks
    9 Chris Cusiter

    1 Kevin Tkachuk
    2 Fergus Thomson
    3 Moray Low
    4 Tim Barker
    5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN
    6 Kelly Brown
    7 John Barclay
    8 Johnnie Beattie

    Substitutes
    16 Dougie Hall
    17 Ed Kalman
    18 Dan Turner
    19 Calum Forrester
    20 Mark McMillan
    21 Duncan Weir
    22 Rob Dewey
     
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    It was kind of obvious Cheika would not send players by boat and waste valuable training and recovery time.
    Chris Keane played well last week in AIL but Trevor Hogan - there is a forgotten man.

    Snoop what happened him like when he left us, there was potential to be a H'Cup player but his career took a major nose-dive.
     
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    When Hogan signed, Malcolm O'Kelly was the only recognised 2nd row in the squad (Adam Byrnes was also there). Hogan came in as a first choice player but a year later Leo Cullen returned to Leinster. That shoved Hogan further down the depth chart, as did the rise of Devin Toner. Nathan Hines was too good a chance to pass up on so Hogan has had to wallow in being 5th choice. He's a good player but Leinster have a lot of stronger options.
     
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    Yes he was a handy squad player in Munster and when he left people kinda thought it was bad move because now well as you said there no chance he near been a starter atLeinster now and at Munster Micko is going well, Donnacha Ryan has risen too and well Billy Holland is also going to be a good player.

    In Leinster he probably in worst position as a batch of youth is also coming through.
     
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    Hogan is good enough to challenge for starts with Ulster and Connacht.

    I think that team will get hockeyed. McCormack and Keane aren't good enough any more, O'Donohoe is primarily a 9 and Ciaran Ruddock has shown nothing to suggest he's up to this level. It'll be worth keeping an eye on Keating, Rhys Ruddock and Paul Ryan from the starting XV. O'Malley and Stephen Keogh are selected to start two games in three days so I suspect they'll be subbed off quite early (by the 50 minute mark). Dominic Ryan and either Kyle Tonetti or Brendan Macken could easily get half an hour each as a result.
     
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    Jesus! What's the average age of that team? I reckon it'll be a thrashing

    EDIT: By Glasgow
     
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    That's a joke of a team...Paul O'Donahoe at outhalf? Maybe it'll e a revelation....or not.
     
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    No it won't be
     
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    He's played flyhalf for the Leinster As. I would have gone with Madigan at 10 and Conway or Morris at fullback but who am I to question the judgement of Michael Cheika?
     
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    I think Cheika know's a win against Connacht as good as guarantees home semi final so like it won't be too much of a worry.

    But Snoop I agree as I though Madigan would be at 10 in this one.
    And while I agree McCormack (splinters on his arse from the bench) isn't good enough or Keane it simply just fulfilling the fixture and due to Volcanoe it not viable to bring H'Cup players over.
    Like McFadden and maybe Jackman and Ross are only players with a chance
     
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    Glasgow Warriors have confirmed their team to play Leinster in the final home game of the regular Magners League season tomorrow night (Friday 23 April, kick-off 8pm). The Warriors have made two changes, one enforced, to the team that defeated Ulster last weekend.

    Scotland captain Chris Cusiter is given the nod at scrum-half, moving Mark McMillan to the bench, whilst Hefin O'Hare takes his place on the wing as DTH van der Merwe is unavailable due to a dead leg.

    Speaking ahead of tomorrow's game, Cusiter said: "It's a huge game for the club. We need to get the four points to keep moving up the table.

    "There are just two games to go and we know that if we don't take advantage of this opportunity then the season could come to a pretty quick end.

    "The teams that win and do well are the teams that perform at their best at this time of year.

    "We need to produce our best rugby to secure a place in the play-offs and the boys are feeling fresh so I think we're in a good place to do that."

    New signing for next season, National Academy stand-off Duncan Weir, is named on the bench alongside Rob Dewey who is back fit following a season plagued by injury.

    Glasgow Warriors team to play Leinster in the Magners League at Firhill on Friday 23 April (kick-off 8pm)

    15 Bernardo Stortoni

    14 Colin Shaw*
    13 Max Evans
    12 Graeme Morrison
    11 Hefin O'Hare

    10 Dan Parks
    9 Chris Cusiter

    1 Kevin Tkachuk
    2 Fergus Thomson
    3 Moray Low
    4 Tim Barker
    5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN
    6 Kelly Brown
    7 John Barclay
    8 Johnnie Beattie

    Substitutes
    16 Dougie Hall
    17 Ed Kalman
    18 Dan Turner
    19 Calum Forrester
    20 Mark McMillan
    21 Duncan Weir**
    22 Rob Dewey

    * = Fulltime Scotland 7s contract
    ** = Member of Scottish Rugby's National Academy
     
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    If Glasgow are serious then they should be aiming maybe for BP given the circumstances.
     
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    Changes for Leinster:
    15. Ian Madigan 14. Simon Keogh 13. Eoin O'Malley 12. Kyle Tonetti 11. Michael Keating 10. Paul O'Donohoe 9. Chris Keane 1. Ronan McCormack 2. Bernard Jackman 3. Mike Ross 4. Trevor Hogan 5. Ciaran Ruddock 6. Rhys Ruddock 7. Paul Ryan 8. Stephen Keogh
    Replacements: 16. Jason Harris-Wright 17. Jack McGrath 18. Mark Flanagan 19. Dominic Ryan 20. Shane Monahan 21. Brendan Macken 22. Andrew Conway

    Dave Moore and Fergus McFadden drop out of the originally named 22.
     
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    Very unlucky for Paul Ryan having to go off injured after 7 minutes. He started really well. Dominic Ryan replaces him.

    Another good start for Kyle Tonetti
     
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    30-6 Glasgow win. The better team won but were perhaps a little flattered by the scoreline. Glasgow looked dangerous whenever they spun the ball wide. Leinster snaffled a lot of ball at the breakdown but were more often than not offside which wasn't noted by the referee.

    Leinster's positives are keeping the scoreline respectable despite fielding 13 kids who are still in the academy. Good to see debuts for McGrath, Harris-Wright, Flanagan, Monahan and Macken. Keating, Keane, Ross, Hogan and the entire backrow put in strong shifts. Madigan, Harris-Wright and McGrath struggled at times but they'll be better for the experience. Dominic Ryan missed a tackle for Dewey's first try but he was outstanding apart from that.
     
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    Agree with you Snoop, Scoreline flatters Glasgow and well this in some ways is a victory as experience gained by most out there will stand to them in a big way.
     
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    It definitely was a good exercise for Leinster. A few of those on show put their hands up for selection on a regular basis next year. Dominic Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Eoin O'Malley and Michael Keating fall into that group. Others like Jack McGrath and Jason Harris-Wright got a bit of a lesson and will now realise the level they've to step up to in order to make it with Leinster. Then there are 18 year olds Brendan Macken and Andrew Conway who have star quality and giving them a couple of runs here and there will ensure they're not overawed when thrust into big games.

    All in all, while the result didn't go Leister's way, 5 or 6 academy players showed they've a future with the province.
     
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    Is that the plan so? Beat Munster and then let everyone else win?
     
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    Monkey I'd say if Munster were in same position we'd do exactly what Leinster did - The H'Cup is prioority 1 and ML after that
     
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    Did anyone see Dominic Ryan'smonster hit on Chris Cusiter? Sex on toast.
     
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