206 : Leinster v Connacht wrap

1 January 2023; Ryan Baird of Leinster on his way to scoring his side’s sixth try during the United Rugby Championship between Leinster and Connacht at RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

206 : Leinster v Connacht wrap Harpin' On Rugby

🏉 ULSvMUN 🏉 Lineout espionage 🏉 The Larmour step 🏉 The cheek of Sexton 🏉 Rampaging Baird Harpin’ On Rugby match wraps are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty CONOR CRONIN https://twitter.com/ccbooms FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Andy Farrell dressing room phonecall captured after Ireland beat All Blacks | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry] What did Joe Marler say to Jake Heenan? – Rugby World No relegation will produce more shocks – Baxter – Huge Rugby News Stephen Jones and Gethin Jenkins leave Wales coaching jobs with immediate effect as Gatland shakes up his backroom team – Wales Online [Ben James] Dan McFarland calls Ulster ‘terrible’ in late defeat to Munster | Belfast News Letter [Ciaran Donaghy] Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie 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://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

THIS WEEK’S GUESTS

TOM COLEMAN

CONOR CRONIN


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Gavin Hegarty Boring. It’s tiresome how even after they get ahead we don’t fear the result. Yes I know it’s a good position to be in but we’ve suffered as a result before, Saracens, la Rochelle etc. We need to be challenged more.

Chris McDonnell Another shocking day at the lineout. Its been a while since we had one if them but that was not acceptable. Kelleher will not get his starting jersey back from sheahan until he learns how to throw the ball

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rhubarbsticks Ryan Baird in full flight is a sight to behold. A scrappy enough performance but plenty of positives to go forward with.

RugbyKino A tale of 3 parts to that match. A tight, well-matched fast-paced game gave way to more of a broken-up tussle in midfield in the second half. But come the final quarter Leinster flexed their handling muscle and put Connacht to the sword.

A shame Connacht don’t come away with something as the scoreline doesn’t do them justice.

However, Johnny coming off with a big dent in his face is a worry, possibly for the next 2-6 weeks.

RichardMifsud Really entertaining match at the RDS Connacht competitive deep into it but a couple of late tries put a gloss on the score line Good performance from the much changed side with a fair crop of youngsters Lineout issues need to be resolved but that apart a good enough performance Top of the pile in January 2023 let’s see how it pans out 🤷🏻‍♂️ Good performances from JL and Ryan B Deeny looked good and the Foley cameo was exciting 

james @gortoshay putting 40 pts on Connacht while still having plenty of work ons is a nice place to be. Leinster being made to work for their victories this season. I’m hoping it stands to them at the business end. Sexton definitely a worry.


FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

  1. Andy Farrell dressing room phonecall captured after Ireland beat All Blacks | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry]
  2. What did Joe Marler say to Jake Heenan? – Rugby World 
  3. No relegation will produce more shocks – Baxter – Huge Rugby News 
  4. Stephen Jones and Gethin Jenkins leave Wales coaching jobs with immediate effect as Gatland shakes up his backroom team – Wales Online [Ben James]
  5. Dan McFarland calls Ulster ‘terrible’ in late defeat to Munster | Belfast News Letter [Ciaran Donaghy]

URC ROUND X WRAP

ROUND 11

EDI 25-32 GLA

ZEB 17-40 BEN

SHA 47-20 BUL

STO 40-8 LIO

CAR 19-22 OSP

ULS 14-15 MUN

SCA 33-17 DRA

LEI 41-12 CON



ROUND 12

JAN 6

DRA V BUL

MUN V LIO

JAN 7

BEN V ULS

EDI V ZEB

CAR V SCA

CON V SHA

OSP V LEI

JAN 8

GLA V STO


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205 : Harpin’ Preview Show – #LEIvCON

205 : Harpin' Preview Show #LEIvCON Harpin' On Rugby

Preview also available on our YouTube channel Leinster : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Liam Turner 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Rob Russell 10. Johnny Sexton > CAPTAIN 9. Jamison Gibson-Park 1. Michael Milne 2. Rónan Kelleher 3. Michael Ala’alatoa 4. Brian Deeny 5. James Ryan 6. Ryan Baird 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris 16. John McKee 17. Marcus Hanan 18. Vakhtang Abdaladze 19. Alex Soroka 20. Scott Penny 21. Cormac Foley 22. Harry Byrne 23. Jamie Osborne Connacht: 15 T O’Halloran 14 D Kilgallen 13 T Farrell 12 D Hawkshaw 11 J Porch 10 J Carty (C) 9 C Blade 1 P Dooley 2 D Heffernan 3 D Robertson-McCoy 4 D Murray 5 N Murray 6. C Prendergast 7 S Hurley-Langton 8 J Butler 16 S Delahunt 17 D Buckley 18 S Illo 19. O Dowling 20 C Oliver 21 K Marmion 22 T Daly 23 B Ralston BKT United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 11 Sun Jan 1  KO 7:35pm RDS Arena Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU) Our guest : NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie 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://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

Leinster : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Liam Turner 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Rob Russell 10. Johnny Sexton > CAPTAIN 9. Jamison Gibson-Park 

1. Michael Milne 2. Rónan Kelleher 3. Michael Ala’alatoa 4. Brian Deeny 5. James Ryan 6. Ryan Baird 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris

16. John McKee 17. Marcus Hanan 18. Vakhtang Abdaladze 19. Alex Soroka 20. Scott Penny 21. Cormac Foley 22. Harry Byrne 23. Jamie Osborne


Connacht: 15 T O’Halloran 14 D Kilgallen 13 T Farrell 12 D Hawkshaw 11 J Porch 10 J Carty (C) 9 C Blade

1 P Dooley 2 D Heffernan 3 D Robertson-McCoy 4 D Murray 5 N Murray 6. C Prendergast 7 S Hurley-Langton 8 J Butler

16 S Delahunt 17 D Buckley 18 S Illo 19. O Dowling 20 C Oliver 21 K Marmion 22 T Daly 23 B Ralston


BKT United Rugby Championship 22/23

Round 11

Sun Jan 1  KO 7:35pm

RDS Arena


Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)

AR 1: Chris Busby (IRFU) 

AR 2: Peter Martin (IRFU)

TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)


Live on: RTÉ, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv

178 : Connacht v Leinster wrap

178 : Connacht v Leinster wrap Harpin' On Rugby

More of a match for “the purists” for us to harp on this week but I reckon Conor & Mark did a great job finding points of interest for everyone. Harpin’ On Rugby match wrap ups are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… CONOR CRONIN https://twitter.com/ccbooms MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear FRONT FIVE ARTICLES 2023 Rugby World Cup chief executive sacked due to 'alarming management practices' (the42.ie) [via AFP] Wasps & Worcester: 'If it can happen to a club the size of Wasps, who else might it happen to?' – BBC Sport France heroics still not enough | Scrum Queens [Alison Donnelly] Ulster head coach Dan McFarland left ‘really proud’ as province secure first win in South Africa after taming Lions – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk [James Bradley] Munster punish underwhelming Bulls (sarugbymag.co.za) [Rienk De Beer] 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

THIS WEEK’S GUESTS

CONOR CRONIN

MARK JACKSON

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Conor Cronin Messy night, and Connacht would’ve been deserving of the BP. But to focus on leinster, the lineout needs some work quickly. I appreciate that 2 of our ex players were in there but it, some poor hands and some poor discipline meant no opportunity to use good field position and meant we allowed Connacht to be in the game at half time. Must be more clinical in any game, but particularly with how fired up Connacht are and were tonight

Chris McDonnell There’s the reason that andy farrell has a restraining order keep ross byrne 10 miles from the irish squad.

Martin Loughrey Well that was an arm wrestle. I’m almost disappointed for Connacht. (I like Connacht and the way they play). Thought they did a lot really well and can feel a bit robbed to come away with nothing. Can’t remember a match with so many knock ons. 4gs pitches lie. A dirty night in Galway but hard to tell because the players were so clean. All in all, a win on the road is a win on the road. Luckily they sorted the lineout after the first 20 mins.

Craig Grehan The more I watch. The more I think that younger munster fella is looking like the next green 10.

Delighted to see JoeMcCarthy get a run.

Great up front “up the jumper” rugby match

Derek McGee To call it “one for the purists” is to overestimate the tolerance of the average purist. Both teams conspired to shoot themselves in both feet whenever it looked like they were gaining an advantage. Really silly errors by both teams. Yes, there was Weather with a capital W but it’s Galway, there’s always Weather. There was a real chance for Leinster to capitalise on the wind in the second half but they didn’t take the advantage offered. A game that further burnished Jason Jenkins’ reputation by dint of his absence. The lineout was a real worry all night & it’s something that needs work ahead of Munster next weekend. Not all doom & gloom, to be fair: Josh doing Josh things, Dan Sheehan good in the loose, Big Mike bringing a bit of power in the second half & I thought Liam Turner had a decent showing in an unfamiliar position. A win is a win is a win but the video session on Monday morning might have a 18 rating for excessive adult language…

Richard Collumb Always a tough battle with the boys from the west. Bit of rust from some of the returning players but still undefeated against an improving team and lots of ex Leinster players with points to prove.

Gerald Williamson Not a great advertisement for rugby to watch.

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

2023 Rugby World Cup chief executive sacked due to ‘alarming management practices’ (the42.ie) [via AFP]

Wasps & Worcester: ‘If it can happen to a club the size of Wasps, who else might it happen to?’ – BBC Sport

France heroics still not enough | Scrum Queens [Alison Donnelly]

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland left ‘really proud’ as province secure first win in South Africa after taming Lions – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk [James Bradley]

Munster punish underwhelming Bulls (sarugbymag.co.za) [Rienk De Beer]

URC WRAP

Round 5

OSP 16-16 STO

CON 0-10 LEI

LIO 37-39 ULS

SHA 40-12 GLA

EDI 53-8 BEN

CAR 31-14 DRA

SCA 36-12 ZEB

MUN 31-17 BUL



Round 6

FRI OCT 21

BEN V BUL

CON V SCA

SAT OCT 22

ZEB V EDI

LIO V GLA

SHA V ULS

LEI V MUN

CAR V STO

SUN OCT 23

DRA V OSP


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177 : #CONvLEI preview

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177 : #CONvLEI preview Harpin' On Rugby

LEINSTER  : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Liam Turner 13. Garry Ringrose > CAPTAIN 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Rob Russell 10. Ross Byrne 9. Cormac Foley 1. Ed Byrne 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Ross Molony 5. James Ryan 6. Caelan Doris 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Jack Conan 16. John McKee 17. Andrew Porter 18. Michael Ala’alatoa 19. Joe McCarthy 20. Martin Moloney 21. Nick McCarthy 22. Ciarán Frawley 23. Robbie Henshaw. Connacht : 15. Conor Fitzgerald 14. John Porch 13. Byron Ralston 12. David Hawkshaw 11. Mack Hansen 10. Jack Carty > (C) 9. Colm Reilly  1. Peter Dooley 2. Dave Heffernan 3. Finlay Bealham 4. Niall Murray 5. Gavin Thornbury 6. Josh Murphy 7. Shamus Hurley-Langton 8. Paul Boyle 16. Grant Stewart 17. Denis Buckley 18. Jack Aungier 19. Oisín Dowling 20. Conor Oliver 21. Caolin Blade 22. Tom Daly 23. Ciaran Booth. United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 5 Friday, October 14, 2022 The Sportsground Kickoff 7:35pm Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU) AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU)  AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU) TMO: Colin Stanley (IRFU) Live on: RTÉ 2, Premier Sports 1, SuperSport, Discovery+ & URC.tv Our guest NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts 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

LEINSTER v Connacht : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Liam Turner 13. Garry Ringrose > CAPTAIN 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Rob Russell 10. Ross Byrne 9. Cormac Foley

1. Ed Byrne 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Ross Molony 5. James Ryan 6. Caelan Doris 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Jack Conan

16. John McKee 17. Andrew Porter 18. Michael Ala’alatoa 19. Joe McCarthy 20. Martin Moloney 21. Nick McCarthy 22. Ciarán Frawley 23. Robbie Henshaw.


Connacht : 15. Conor Fitzgerald 14. John Porch 13. Byron Ralston 12. David Hawkshaw 11. Mack Hansen 10. Jack Carty > (C) 9. Colm Reilly 

1. Peter Dooley 2. Dave Heffernan 3. Finlay Bealham 4. Niall Murray 5. Gavin Thornbury 6. Josh Murphy 7. Shamus Hurley-Langton 8. Paul Boyle

16. Grant Stewart 17. Denis Buckley 18. Jack Aungier 19. Oisín Dowling 20. Conor Oliver 21. Caolin Blade 22. Tom Daly 23. Ciaran Booth.


United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 5

Friday, October 14, 2022

The Sportsground

Kickoff 7:35pm


Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU) 

AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU)

TMO: Colin Stanley (IRFU)


Live on: RTÉ 2, Premier Sports 1, SuperSport, Discovery+ & URC.tv


176 : Opposition view – Connacht

16 October 2021; Jack Carty of Connacht celebrates scoring his side’s second try, as Joey Carbery of Munster looks on, during the United Rugby Championship match between Munster and Connacht at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sports Filey

176 : Opposition view – Connacht Harpin' On Rugby

In this bonus pod I spoke to Stephen Murphy from the Master of None Podcast about Connacht’s season so far and their expectations ahead of Friday night’s visit of Leinster. Our guest… STEPHEN MURPHY https://twitter.com/MasterOfNonePod anchor.fm/stephen-murphy8 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
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On our latest bonus pod I spoke to Stephen Murphy aka @MasterOfNonePod about Connacht’s season so far and their expectations ahead of Friday. #CapCut

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Pod 164 : Connacht season preview

Pre-Season Friendly, Dubarry Park, Athlone 26/8/2022 Connacht vs Sale Sharks Connacht’s Josh O’Connor scores his sides sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

164 : Connacht season preview Harpin' On Rugby

Padraig aka @the2ndRow harped on Connacht's hopes and expectations for the 22/23 campaign Our guest… PADRAIG KELLY https://twitter.com/the2ndrow 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