169 : Leinster v Benetton wrap

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169 : Leinster v Benetton wrap Harpin' On Rugby

With the help of our two longest-serving contributors we wrap Leinster's home opener against Benetton. Harpin’ On Rugby match wrap ups are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts CONOR CRONIN https://twitter.com/ccbooms FRONT FIVE ARTICLES 1. Stuart Lancaster set to leave Leinster to take up Racing 92 post from next season – The Irish Times : Gerry Thornley 2. Fans In Awe Of Breathtaking Ulster Win Over Scarlets | Balls.ie : Colman Stanley 3. Bundee Aki sees red as Connacht well beaten by Stormers in URC clash – Independent.ie : John Fallon 4. Dragons 23-17 Munster: Welsh side secure thrilling win despite off-field upheaval – Wales Online : Tom Coleman 5. All Blacks happy with 'hard' title win (sarugbymag.co.za) Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafwnpGYCmC-gO5y9zGIhew — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

Stuart Lancaster set to leave Leinster to take up Racing 92 post from next season – The Irish Times : Gerry Thornley

Fans In Awe Of Breathtaking Ulster Win Over Scarlets | Balls.ie : Colman Stanley

Bundee Aki sees red as Connacht well beaten by Stormers in URC clash – Independent.ie : John Fallon

Dragons 23-17 Munster: Welsh side secure thrilling win despite off-field upheaval – Wales Online : Tom Coleman

All Blacks happy with ‘hard’ title win (sarugbymag.co.za)

FULL TIME TAKES

Richard Collumb Positives: Frawley looked good at 10, line out functioned well as did scrum (mostly).

Negatives: too many aimless kicks, defence shaky, Ross Byrne didnt stamp authority on game

Gavin Hegarty Needing work: first up tackles. The backline seemed to have a nice rush defence but this broke down quite a bit when the first up tackles were missed or broke. It was very unleinsterlike.

Marcas Mac Siacais  much improved obv from a stronger side than last week..Baird is a 6 leave him there please…hope frawley off was precautionary…that Josh VDF has a future if he works hard….

Chris McDonnell Jenkins is better than i thought, mcgrath and byrne are playing the wrong sport, all they want to do is kick the ball. Frawley was good, josh was josh, dan is unstoppable, great achievement for healy, larmour was very good and was henshaw. worried about Doris.

Kevin OCeallaigh I was disappointed with Benetton. The final score didn’t reflect the gulf between the teams.

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URC ROUND 2 WRAP

Round 2

ZEB 37-42 SHA
GLA 52-24 CAR
LEI 42-10 BEN
SCA 39-55 ULS
BUL 33-31 EDI
STO 38-15 CON
OSP 27-28 LIO
DRA 23-17 MUN

Round 3

FRI SEP 30
BUL V CON
ULS V LEI
CAR V LIO

SAT OCT 1
STO V EDI
OSP V GLA
MUN V ZEB
BEN V SCA
DRA V SHA

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Pod 168 : #LEIvBEN preview

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168 : #LEIvBEN preview Harpin' On Rugby

LEINSTER :  15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Garry Ringrose > CAPTAIN 12. Robbie Henshaw 11. Dave Kearney 10. Ciarán Frawley 9. Luke McGrath  1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Michael Ala’alatoa 4. Jason Jenkins 5. James Ryan 6. Ryan Baird 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris  16. Rónan Kelleher 17. Ed Byrne 18. Cian Healy 19. Ross Molony 20. Will Connors 21. Cormac Foley 22. Ross Byrne 23. Charlie Ngatai.  Benetton : 15 Ignacio Mendy 14 Mattia Bellini 13 Joaquin Riera 12 Marco Zanon 11 Onisi Ratave 10 Giacomo Da Re 9 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne  1 Ivan Nemer 2 Giacomo Nicotera 3 Simone Ferrari 4 Niccolò Cannone 5 Scott Scrafton 6 Giovanni Pettinelli 7 Michele Lamaro (c) 8 Toa Halafihi  BENCH: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Federico Zani , 18 Filippo Alongi, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henry Time-Stowers, 21 Manfredi Albanese , 22 Tommaso Menoncello, 23 Ratuva Tavuyara  BKT United Rugby Championship 2022/23 – Round 2  Friday, September 23, 2022 KO 7:35pm  RDS Arena  Referee: Jaco Peyper  AR1 : Paul Haycock AR2 : Andrew Fogarty TMO : Ian Davies TV : TG4, Freesports, URC.TV Our guest… CONOR CRONIN https://twitter.com/ccbooms Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

Benetton : 15 Ignacio Mendy 14 Mattia Bellini 13 Joaquin Riera 12 Marco Zanon 11 Onisi Ratave 10 Giacomo Da Re 9 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

1 Ivan Nemer 2 Giacomo Nicotera 3 Simone Ferrari 4 Niccolò Cannone 5 Scott Scrafton 6 Giovanni Pettinelli 7 Michele Lamaro (c) 8 Toa Halafihi

BENCH: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi (25), 17 Federico Zani (64), 18 Filippo Alongi (19), 19 Carl Wegner (14), 20 Henry Time-Stowers (esordiente), 21 Manfredi Albanese (esordiente), 22 Tommaso Menoncello (17), 23 Ratuva Tavuyara


BKT United Rugby Championship 2022/23 – Round 2

Friday, September 23, 2022

KO 7:35pm (Irish time)

RDS Arena

Referee: Jaco Peyper

AR1 : Paul Haycock

AR2 : Andrew Fogarty

TMO : Ian Davies

TV : TG4, Freesports, URC.TV

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