Rugby 2018


#4033

So it’s “The magnificent seven” … ok!!


#4034

In 2021 a romantic hurling win( Offaly!!!) makes sure the Dubs are foiled again. So 2022 it is , culchies call it the “ hateful eight”( in a row).


#4035

Jesus wept


#4036

I see Wayne Barnes turned another Irish team over again last weekend. He’s a right bell end.


#4037

Yeah he did. Totally failed to manage the Castres indiscipline. Munster really only have themselves to blaje though. Shockingly bad decision making at key moments. They still top the group, but barring a major turnaround, best they’ll end up with is likely an away quarter final.


#4038

Carberry’s goal-kicking wasn’t the best. I hope it’s not a sign of him being flakey under pressure.


#4039

That got a bit if air time this week alright. I’d leave it in the ‘bad day at the office’ category for now. He’s only a young fella. Sexton wasn’t starting for Leinster at Carberys age, let alone in the Irish squad. New club, environment etc also. He’ll develop the clutch stuff. But that will come with experience.


#4040

17 points down with 11 minutes to go. 3 converted tries, last with the clock in the red and after 40 phases. Some team.


#4041

You also couldn’t make this (only one so far I can find) video up. Vast majority of the scores at the far end from the worst view possible, and the Connaught supporter who has edited it (pretty well in fairness) has put in commentary as if they don’t know the outcome as the game goes along!

That you Mayo man?? :wink:


#4042

Leinster yesterday & Leeds today … It was the weekend of the comeback :laughing::laughing::laughing:


#4043

BBC’s Rugby Magazine Show (radio) lists 8 Irish players in their 2018 World XV. Dan Leavy is included. He had a great year, the funny thing being that you couldn’t actually be certain that he is an automatic starter for Leinster.


#4044

Interesting story.


#4045

That won’t please the wrishty faschishts


#4046

No Jonny Sexton tomorrow!?!? This is live on Channel 4 btw


#4047

Sexton is struggling with injury. Robbie Henshaw is apparently close to returning.
Hopefully, Sexton is back soon. I am not fully convinced (yet) on Carberry though more game time with Munster should help him develop.
No Jack McGrath, Devin Toner nor Dan Leavy in Leinster’s 23, either. I presume they’re all injured?


#4048

I know Toner has an ankle problem - not aware of any issue with the other two but Leavy must certainly be injured to not make the 23.


#4049

Carberry with 15 first half points for Munster. Sexton injured …

#wearenotmunstersacademy


#4050

You’d hardly deny him the experience?


#4051

You can’t just move people in without consulting people …


#4052

Hear what you’re saying at least he’s getting game time with Munster, so we’ve our two kickers getting high profile games before Internationals.