193 : Leinster v Glasgow wrap

26 November 2022; Charlie Ngatai of Leinster offloads to teammate Rob Russell in the build up to his side’s second try during the United Rugby Championship match between Leinster and Glasgow Warriors at RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

🏉 Doddie RIP

🏉 ROG for England?

🏉 Leinster’s defence, scrum & discipline

🏉 That Ngatai offload

🏉 Hat-trick hero


193 : Leinster v Glasgow Warriors wrap Harpin' On Rugby

🏉 Dodie RIP 🏉 ROG for England? 🏉 Leinster’s defence, scrum & discipline 🏉 That Ngatai offload 🏉 Hat-trick hero Harpin’ On Rugby match wraps 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 MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear FRONT FIVE ARTICLES 1  'A giant amongst big men': Doddie Weir tributes pour in from rugby and sporting world after Scotland legend's death | The Scotsman [Mark Atkinson] 2 Ronan O'Gara Says He Would Have To Think Carefully About England Job | Balls.ie [Gary Connaughton] 3 Wales cannot go on as they are and change is needed now with focus on the 2027 World Cup – Delme Parfitt – Wales Online [Delme Parfitt] 4 Munster 24 Connacht 17 in United Rugby Championship – SportsNewsIreland SportsNewsIreland Live Scores [Breandán Ó hUallacháin] 5 Streetwise South Africa pick up cudgel and rapier to bury England | England rugby union team | The Guardian [Andy Bull] 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

NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN

MARK JACKSON


FULL TIME TAKES

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Martin Loughrey Good result today with some good performances, but we’d have struggled against a better team. Far too many penalties, 15 in total really held us back. Russell obviously had a great game, I thought the back row were solid, and Osbourne impressed also. Ngatai’s offload for the 2nd try was some kind of witchcraft! Good to see Kelleher come through unscathed. All in all, not a vintage performance, but a solid result.

Andrew Potts Leinster played well and a number of solid performances by the next generation .
Not sure about the penalty count, its unlike Leinster to be so spendthrift.

Chris McDonnell Harry made a big difference when he came on as did foley and Cosgrave.

TWITTER

MASTODON

Brian Nisbet 40-5 in the RDS. Glasgow had so much possession but just couldn’t turn it into points. Leinster did, over and over



RichardMifsud Dominant display by #LeinsterRugby against Glasgow Warriors Great to see returns from key players after injury Poor discipline and inaccuracies will keep the coaches busy but overall a very welcome return to #URC action for the boys



FRONT FIVE ARTICLES


URC ROUND 8 WRAP

URC Round 8

STO 36-19 SCA

ULS 36-15 ZEB

BEN 24-17 EDI

BUL 43-26 OSP

LEI 40-5 GLA

MUN 24-17 CON

LIO 33-25 DRA

SHA 0-35 CAR



ROUND 9

FRI DEC 2

EDI V MUN

SAT DEC 3

STO V DRA

ZEB V GLA

CON V BEN

BUL V CAR

LEI V ULS

SUN DEC 4

LIO V SCA


HARPIN’ MATCH WRAPS ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE IRISH RUGBY STORE

192 : #LEIvGLA preview

Also check back for the last pod in the feed for an “Opposition View” from a Glasgow fan

192 : Harpin' Preview Show – #LEIvGLA Harpin' On Rugby

Preview also available on our YouTube channel LEINSTER : 15.Jamie Osborne 14. Rob Russell 13. Liam Turner 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Dave Kearney 10. Ross Byrne 9. Luke McGrath 1. Ed Byrne 2. Rónan Kelleher 3. Thomas Clarkson 4. Ross Molony 5. Joe McCarthy 6. Rhys Ruddock (213) CAPTAIN7. Scott Penny 8. Max Deegan 16. John McKee 17. Michael Milne 18. Vakh Abdaladze 19. Jason Jenkins 20. Ryan Baird 21. Cormac Foley 22. Harry Byrne 23. Chris Cosgrave Glasgow Warriors : 15. Josh McKay 14. Sebastian Cancelliere 13. Kyle Steyn (C) 12. Stafford McDowall 11. Rufus McLean 10. Tom Jordan 9. George Horne 1. Oli Kebble 2. Fraser Brown 3. Murphy Walker 4. Sintu Manjezi 5. Alex Samuel 6. Gregor Brown 7. Sione Vailanu 8. Jack Dempsey Replacements 16. Johnny Matthews 17. Jamie Bhatti 18. Simon Berghan 19. JP du Preez 20. Lewis Bean 21. Euan Ferrie 22. Jamie Dobie 23. Ross Thompson BKT United Rugby Championship 2022/23 Saturday, November 26, 2022 RDS Arena 3:15pm Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU) AR 1: Keane Davison (IRFU) AR 2: Andy Fogarty (IRFU) TMO:  AJ Jacobs (SARU) Live on: RTÉ Two, Viaplay 1, 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/ 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.Jamie Osborne 14. Rob Russell 13. Liam Turner 12. Charlie Ngatai 11. Dave Kearney 10. Ross Byrne 9. Luke McGrath

1. Ed Byrne 2. Rónan Kelleher 3. Thomas Clarkson 4. Ross Molony 5. Joe McCarthy 6. Rhys Ruddock (213) CAPTAIN7. Scott Penny 8. Max Deegan

16. John McKee 17. Michael Milne 18. Vakh Abdaladze 19. Jason Jenkins 20. Ryan Baird 21. Cormac Foley 22. Harry Byrne 23. Chris Cosgrave. 


Glasgow Warriors : 15. Josh McKay 14. Sebastian Cancelliere 13. Kyle Steyn (C) 12. Stafford McDowall 11. Rufus McLean 10. Tom Jordan 9. George Horne

1. Oli Kebble 2. Fraser Brown 3. Murphy Walker 4. Sintu Manjezi 5. Alex Samuel 6. Gregor Brown 7. Sione Vailanu 8. Jack Dempsey

Replacements 16. Johnny Matthews 17. Jamie Bhatti 18. Simon Berghan 19. JP du Preez 20. Lewis Bean 21. Euan Ferrie 22. Jamie Dobie 23. Ross Thompson


BKT United Rugby Championship 2022/23

Saturday, November 26, 2022

RDS Arena 3:15pm 

Live on: RTÉ Two, Viaplay 1, URC.TV


Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)

AR 1: Keane Davison (IRFU) 

AR 2: Andy Fogarty (IRFU)

TMO:  AJ Jacobs (SARU)


191 : Opposition view – Glasgow Warriors

Sione Vailanu

191 : Opposition view – Glasgow Warriors Harpin' On Rugby

For this bonus pod I spoke to Warriors fan David Arnott about… 🏉 Scotland's November 🏉 Finn Russell 🏉 Glasgow's season so far 🏉 Players to look out for at the RDS this Saturday Our guest DAVID ARNOTT https://twitter.com/thepenGW 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

For this bonus pod I spoke to Warriors fan David Arnott about…

🏉 Scotland’s November

🏉 Finn Russell

🏉 Glasgow’s season so far

🏉 Players to look out for at the RDS this Saturday


The 80+ column : Stu’s talking, player’s names & November prep

Welcome to my 80+ column, a new weekly post featuring final thoughts from the week of rugby just gone.  

A WRAP OF A WRAP

I may have been a little harsh on the Welsh region with this message in the Harpin’ WhatsApp group after full time on Friday…

Obviously Scarlets fans won’t be happy with their performances this season but on second watch I have to say that even with the result going the way it did they probably didn’t deserve that bluntness since with a bounce of a ball going differently the result could have been closer, something you could probably say about most rugby matches.

But I still think Conor & Rich did a great job helping me sum it all up on our wrap pod, when two of the game’s six tries are PTs it doesnt offer much to harp on yet we managed to flesh it out ok.  Biggest concern during the recording was my spotting that the charge on my laptop was about to run out and many thanks to my son John for answering my WhatsApp call to sneak in and plug in the charger without my having to move!

Anyway back to the actual rugby, it’s hard to believe that the opening block of seven URC rounds is already in the record books, and when your team has won all of them opening a gap at the top of the table I can certainly have no complaints!  Plenty of rugby to be played this season of course but this definitely lays a lot of groundwork for our quest for a good playoff draw.

LOOK STU’S TALKING

As any Leinster fan knows, Stu Lancaster interviews are as unmissable as they are rare, so I have to share this recent one from Off The Ball and if you haven’t heard it, you seriously need to find a window somewhere to tick that box.

My biggest takeaways without giving away too much –

  1. The realities of his day to day living in Dublin with ll the commuting to see his family, while doing all that awesome work is amazing, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do it.
  2. The length of the “lessons learned at Leinster” list probably shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did
  3. That extra leadership meeting he speaks of gives a good insight to Leo’s ability to tweak things and make them better

ACCEPTING ALTERNATIVES

If it were down to me, Ireland’s “alternate” jersey would always, always, ALWAYS be white.

But having worked in the sporting goods game back in the day, I know the unfortunate reality that even at test level teams are at the mercy of the manufacturers who have a lot more than fan preference to consider. They have colours and patterns and designs that they want to match their full range of clothing for that particular season.

To be clear, I’m not “defending” them, I’m just pointing out that they’re not doing it to be awkward, it’s more of a case that even when the fans aren’t happy, they firmly believe they’ll make more money in the long run doing it this way.

I just hope the conversation on match day isn’t dominated by complaints over the optics.

NAME OF THE GAME

I have always been in favour of names on jerseys, though to be clear NOT squad numbers.  Rugby needs to keep things as simple as possible for new fans to the sport and the numbers 1-15 represent specific positions on the pitch and should be kept.

But when it comes to names I’m all for it – helps identify players for fans, helps with jersey sales, and I also like what they do in the Premiership with names for only jerseys 1 through 15, not for the subs that helps competitiveness for the starting positions within the club.

Were they to make them standard practice at senior level there would be no complaints from me.

PRIME DIRECTIVE

It’s Autumn Nations Series time again and the bulk of its coverage is on Amazon Prime.

Now I know this is going to look like they’re paying me to say this,  I assure you they’re not (though I would be open to offers…) but I have to say I like do their presentation especially with the layout of highlights and individual moments like you see below.  

Obviously, nothing beats “free to air” when it comes to maximising coverage but maybe we’ll reach a stage when even those broadcasters will be offering services similar to this.

INJURY REPORT

You might notice we’ve started to change the logos from blue to green as it is that time of year, which in turn means this injury report section will feature the Irish squad updates rather than Leinster.

I suppose my biggest concern for the week ahead will be to do with the fitness of Hugo Keenan and Jamison Gibson-Park – no doubt both will feature heavily in Andy’s plans particularly for the match this coming Saturday, but obviously the fact that neither set foot on a rugby pitch this season will be a concern.  I could see JGP on the bench but Hugo is a lot more of a “wear 15 or nothing” kind of player.

Also as I’m typing I’m seeing the Springboks have announced their team early and as expected it looks really badass so it’s fair to say we’ll need the strongest fittest 23 we can put together!!!  Not that we should lack confidence though, more on that later in the week.

Unfortunately, Tom Ahern has been ruled out of involvement in this week’s Ireland ‘A’ fixture but Diarmuid Barron, Caolin Blade, Jack Crowley, Shane Daly, Max Deegan, James Hume, Dave Kilcoyne, Marty Moore and Scott Penny all came through the weekend’s URC action without issue to join the squad.

Jamie Osborne and Roman Salanoa have both been declared fit after completing the return to play protocols while Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury has been called up in place of Ahern.

Nathan Doak and Tom Stewart, who both featured in the Emerging Ireland side in Bloemfontein, will also join the squad later in the week.

AIL UPDATE

In a previous 80+ column I had a moan about a top of the table clash in the Women’s AIL between Railway Union and Belvo which was due to kick off around the same time as Ireland’s men were playing the Springboks up the road at the Aviva.  It seems now they have at least moved the time to 2:30 which makes it a lot easier for fans to catch both contests, but I still have my concerns over the scheduling of matches.

These clubs generally train twice a week and play matches at weekends so I wonder if it’s possible to put more of the top division matches during the week to encourage attendance?  There’s also a top of the table men’s clash this weekend, again it’s at a time where you can still catch IREvRSA but then again there are other test matches at the same time so maybe we need some outside the box thinking when it comes to scheduling; maybe even a broadcaster would take an interest in showing midweek action although I know things like the round ball Champions League in those slots might scare them off.

Women’s AIL

Sat Nov 5

Blackrock v Ballincollig

Railway Union v Old Belvedere

Wicklow v Galwegians

UL Bohemian v Suttonians

Men’s AIL

Round 4

Clontarf 27-9 Shannon

Cork Constitution 33-16 Garryowen

Dublin University 35-16 Ballynahinch

Terenure 58-5 UCD

Young Munster 13-20 Lansdowne

Fri Nov 4 

Shannon v Garryowen

Lansdowne v Terenure

Sat Nov 5

Ballynahinch v Young Munster

Clontarf v Dublin University

UCD v Cork Constitution

PREDICTION LEAGUE

Bad, bad week for me.  Went for a couple of risky ones that went the other way and I have now dropped to third place, with Kino opening a really big gap in 1st place to end the first block of 7 URC rounds.

I mean I KNEW that tipping Them Pesky Birds to beat Connacht would be good news for the Westies, but also Munster and Lions falling short at home set me back a good bit.

Meanwhile down at the bottom, for the record I DO send Keego a reminder each week yet he still suffers from the affliction I had last season, namely forgetting to do the picks, which could result in him wearing the Jersey of Doom come season’s end if he doesn’t get back in the game soon.

HPL after Round 7

1 @RugbyKino  57.33

2 @hoomanbear  48.33

3 @HarpinOnRugby  47.83

4 @LeinsterRoyalty  46.83

5 @Kristian7Ross  40.66

6 @keegolaughs_irl 28.50

THE NEXT BATCH OF HARPIN’


Test window time…for the URC our pod guests are obvs all Leinster fans but we’re going very interpro for the Irish team with first up Connacht & Ulster being represented on Wednesday as we have an overall look at the squad and our chances for November.  Then Kino will join to gloat about Superbru preview the Springboks match and then Tom Coleman and Michelle Tobin will help me wrap it all up on Sunday.  As always there will be the day to day features on all the usual social media channels in between so stay in touch. In the meantime, be sure to enjoy your rugby wherever you are.  JLP

183 : Scarlets v Leinster wrap

28 October 2022; Max Deegan of Leinster is tackled by Dan Thomas of Scarlets during the United Rugby Championship match between Scarlets and Leinster at Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli, Wales. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

194 : Opposition view – Ulster Harpin' On Rugby

For our latest Opposition View pod I spoke to Ian Frizzell about Ulster's recent win over Zebre, their Champions Cup prospects and of course his expected team & gameplan for their trip to the RDS this Saturday. Our guest IAN FRIZZELL https://twitter.com/rava_ian 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

🎃👻CONOR “SCARECROW”-NIN👻🎃

🎃👻RICHARD “WEREWOLF”-SUD👻🎃

FULL TIME TAKES

Conor Cronin

BP win on the road, always a good thing. Was it perfect and world class? No. But it was enough against poor opposition. We continue to build players and get them experience, nothing wrong with that. Definitely something wrong with the penalty count though

Martin Lynch

Played Great . Great To See The New Lads Making Their Debuts . Top Of The Table . 👍🏉💙

Greg Kelly

If you’ve seen one of these games you’ve seen them all. Blood a few new players on the conveyer belt in a pretty run of the mill 5 pointer against poor opposition.

Ronan McManus

Rob Russell isn’t the flashiest player on the pitch but he has shown, so far this year, that his awareness, positioning and finishing are absolutely first class.

Scarlets were poor though.

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

Leinster Rugby | Mick Dawson – A Celebration! [Marcus Ó Buachalla]

Rugby in the firing line as brain damage is linked to contact sport – The Irish Times [Gerry Thornley]

29 Irish women’s players take up contract offers worth €15k to €30k (the42.ie) [Murray Kinsella]

Fightback not enough as injury-hit Munster suffer third derby defeat (irishexaminer.com) [Simon Lewis]

Carty drop-goal seals Connacht win in Swansea | Rugby365

URC ROUND 7 WRAP

Round 7

GLA 37-0 BEN

SCA 5-35 LEI

LIO 22-31 STO

DRA 47-7 ZEB

MUN 14-15 ULS

OSP 19-22 CON

BUL 40-27 SHA

CAR 17-25 EDI



Round 8

FRI NOV 25

STO V SCA

ULS V ZEB

SAT NOV 26

BUL V OSP

BEN V EDI

LEI V GLA

MUN V CON

SUN NOV 27

LIO V DRA

SHA V CAR


HARPIN MATCH WRAPS ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE IRISH RUGBY STORE

182 : #SCAvLEI preview

also available as a podcast see player below

182 : #SCAvLEI preview Harpin' On Rugby

LEINSTER : 15 Chris Cosgrove 14 Rob Russell 13 Liam Turner 12 Charlie Ngatai 11 Dave Kearney 10 Ross Byrne 9 Luke McGrathLEINSTER : 15 Chris Cosgrove 14 Rob Russell 13 Liam Turner 12 Charlie Ngatai 11 Dave Kearney 10 Ross Byrne 9 Luke McGrath 1 Ed Byrne 2 John McKee 3 Thomas Clarkson 4 Ross Molony 5 Jason Jenkis 6 Rhys Ruddock (c) 7 Scott Penny 8 Max Deegan 16 Tadhg McElroy 17 Michael Milne 18 Vakh Abdeladze 19 Brian Deeny 20 Martin Moloney 21 Nick McCarthy 22 Charlie Tector 23 Ben Brownlee. Scarlets : 15 Johnny McNicholl; 14 Tom Rogers, 13 Steff Evans, 12 Jonathan Davies (capt), 11 Ryan Conbeer; 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies 1 Steff Thomas, 2 Daf Hughes, 3 Harri O’Connor, 4 Jac Price, 5 Tom Price, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Dan Thomas, 8 Sione Kalamafoni. Replacements: 16 Shaun Evans, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Iwan Shenton, 21 Archie Hughes, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Corey Baldwin. BKT United Rugby Championship 22/23 – Round 7 Friday, October 29, 2022 Parc y Scarlets. Kickoff 7:35pm Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR) AR 1: Adam Jones (WRU) AR 2:  Simon Mills (WRU) TMO: Matteo Liperini (FIR) Live on: TG4, BBC2 Wales, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv Our guest  MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear  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 : 15 Chris Cosgrove 14 Rob Russell 13 Liam Turner 12 Charlie Ngatai 11 Dave Kearney 10 Ross Byrne 9 Luke McGrath

1 Ed Byrne 2 John McKee 3 Thomas Clarkson 4 Ross Molony 5 Jason Jenkis 6 Rhys Ruddock (c) 7 Scott Penny 8 Max Deegan

16 Tadhg McElroy 17 Michael Milne 18 Vakh Abdeladze 19 Brian Deeny 20 Martin Moloney 21 Nick McCarthy 22 Charlie Tector 23 Ben Brownlee.


Scarlets : 15 Johnny McNicholl; 14 Tom Rogers, 13 Steff Evans, 12 Jonathan Davies (capt), 11 Ryan Conbeer; 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies

1 Steff Thomas, 2 Daf Hughes, 3 Harri O’Connor, 4 Jac Price, 5 Tom Price, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Dan Thomas, 8 Sione Kalamafoni.

Replacements: 16 Shaun Evans, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Iwan Shenton, 21 Archie Hughes, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Corey Baldwin.


BKT United Rugby Championship 22/23 – Round 7

Friday, October 29, 2022

Parc y Scarlets. Kickoff 7:35pm 

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)

AR 1: Adam Jones (WRU) 

AR 2:  Simon Mills (WRU)

TMO: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

Live on: TG4, BBC2 Wales, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv


181 : Leinster v Munster wrap

Click here for a bonus clip with more on the Kleyn decision available on our YouTube channel

181 : Leinster v Munster wrap Harpin' On Rugby

Loads to harp on this week, definitely needed Keego & Tom to help me!  We look at the tries, the yellow card decisions, the atmosphere and much more. 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 TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Andy Farrell names exciting Ireland squad for November internationals | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry] Tadhg Furlong admits it breaks his heart to see Munster jerseys at his local club – Pundit Arena [Eoin Harte] Gallagher Premiership clubs struggling to reach agreement over fixture chaos | Sport | The Times [Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe] Ulster's meeting with Sharks postponed after gastro bug (rte.ie) [Neil Treacy] Connacht 36-14 Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny pulls out as Welsh side slip to convincing defeat following disappointing second half – Wales Online [Tom Coleman] 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

NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN

TOM COLEMAN

FULL TIME TAKES

Conor Cronin Lots of talking points on that game, unfortunate for refereeing to be one.

Leinster inaccuracy was difficult to watch, good to see munster putting it up to us, though of course they “had nothing to lose” 🙄 It shows that with the right team selection they could really pose us a problem. Fingers crossed they continue to not select the right team.

Leinster allowed munster to set a tempo, to dictate the pace of play. I want to see much more accuracy from leinster, and for them to punish teams in the 22.

Andrew Bailey Why not neutral refs. Ireland is too small a country – no matter how hard a ref tries he has affiliation somewhere. And it works both ways – can sway in favour of one team in an effort to stay neutral. Not fair on ref or teams. Wales Scotland Italy and SA – but the big Irish games get Irish ref

Andrew Potts Leinster huffed and puffed but did not blow the house down.

Munster showed a bit of Leicester DNA pragmatism, always sort of falling on the wrong side, always sort of slowing things down.

Leinster were good except for scoring.

So many little things just upsetting a happy try. Poor return for Leinster, two fortunate yellows for Munster that could have been red. Seen both of those red recently. That question? Was force applied, was it high, any mitigation? Plus Stander was red carded against SA for the second type of offence.

Frawley is a unique player, appearing to play a number of positions very well.

He looks like an exception that proves the rule.

Luke good for MOM.

Finally, Joey in Munster is the waste of a perfectly good 10.

Chris McDonnell Andrew Potts stander ended a players career with that challenge. I thought penny was excellent. Held up over the line twice in the first half and we butchered a few line breaks, lowe, dave K or lowe would have had a try or two.

Gavin Hegarty I need to rewatch it as from the south lower it looked like brace was terrible. His advantages were only for Munster and never for Leinster.

Kleyns yellow was a red all day, jumped after the kick was made and angled his body to hit side on with an elbow to Osbourne’s head. Citing has to come.

Odd to say but we’re now 6/6 but still have been disappointing.

We dominated the first 30 but still couldn’t put the points on the board, some very unleinsterlike play and decision making. Our lineout needs huge work.

Henshaw and ringrose were outstanding throughout, Porter was great when he came on. Frawley looked comfortable @15.

We’ll need to be better soon.

I think we let a bad Munster team play, their backline had no purpose and just shipped the ball on, no lines or moves. We (and brace) made them look good.

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

Andy Farrell names exciting Ireland squad for November internationals | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry]

Tadhg Furlong admits it breaks his heart to see Munster jerseys at his local club – Pundit Arena [Eoin Harte]

Gallagher Premiership clubs struggling to reach agreement over fixture chaos | Sport | The Times [Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe] 

Ulster’s meeting with Sharks postponed after gastro bug (rte.ie) [Neil Treacy]

Connacht 36-14 Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny pulls out as Welsh side slip to convincing defeat following disappointing second half – Wales Online [Tom Coleman]

URC ROUND 6 WRAP

ROUND 6

BEN 22-44 BUL

CON 36-14 SCA

ZEB 19-38 EDI

LIO PPD GLA

SHA PPD ULS

LEI 27-13 MUN

CAR 30-24 STO

DRA 32-25 OSP

Round 7

FRI OCT 28

GLA V BEN

SCA V LEI

SAT OCT 29

LIO V STO

DRA V ZEB

MUN V ULS

OSP V CON

SUN OCT 30

BUL V SHA

CAR V EDI

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180 : #LEIvMUN preview

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180 : #LEIvMUN preview Harpin' On Rugby

[Note – Sharks v Ulster postponement was being announced as we were recording] LEINSTER  : 15 Ciarán Frawley 14 Jimmy O’Brien 13 Garry Ringrose 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Jamie Osborne 10 Johnny Sexton > C 9 Luke McGrath 1 Cian Healy 2 Dan Sheehan 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Jason Jenkins 5 James Ryan 6 Max Deegan 7 Scott Penny 8 Caelan Doris 16 J McKee 17 A Porter 18 M Ala’alatoa 19 R Molony 20 J Conan 21 N McCarthy 22 R Byrne 23 R Russell. Munster : 15 Jack Crowley; 14 Shane Daly, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes; 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray 1 Jeremy Loughman, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 3 Keynan Knox; 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Tom Ahern; 6 Jack O’Donoghue (C), 7 John Hodnett, 8 Gavin Coombes. 16 Scott Buckley, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 James French, 19 Jack O’Sullivan, 20 Ruadhan Quinn, 21 Paddy Patterson, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Patrick Campbell. United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 6 Saturday, October 22, 2022 Aviva Stadium Kickoff 7:35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU) AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU) AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU) TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU) Live on: RTÉ2, Premier Sports1, 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 Munster : 15 Ciarán Frawley 14 Jimmy O’Brien 13 Garry Ringrose 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Jamie Osborne 10 Johnny Sexton > C 9 Luke McGrath

1 Cian Healy 2 Dan Sheehan 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Jason Jenkins 5 James Ryan 6 Max Deegan 7 Scott Penny 8 Caelan Doris

16 J McKee 17 A Porter 18 M Ala’alatoa 19 R Molony 20 J Conan 21 N McCarthy 22 R Byrne 23 R Russell.


Munster : 15 Jack Crowley; 14 Shane Daly, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes; 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray

1 Jeremy Loughman, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 3 Keynan Knox; 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Tom Ahern; 6 Jack O’Donoghue (C), 7 John Hodnett, 8 Gavin Coombes.

16 Scott Buckley, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 James French, 19 Jack O’Sullivan, 20 Ruadhan Quinn, 21 Paddy Patterson, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Patrick Campbell.


Weather forecast updated since pod was recorded

United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 6

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Aviva Stadium

Kickoff 5:15pm 


Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU) 

AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU)

TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)


Live on: RTÉ2, Premier Sports1, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv

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179 : Opposition view – Munster

179 : Opposition view – Munster Harpin' On Rugby

In this bonus pod I spoke to Caolán Scully about Munster’s season so far and their expectations ahead of Saturday’s interpro in the Aviva Stadium. Our guest… CAOLÁN SCULLY https://twitter.com/CaolanSRugby00 https://caolansrugby.wordpress.com/2022/10/18/all-rise-for-the-provinces-in-round-5-of-urc-power-rankings 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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For our latest bonus pod I spoke to Caolan Scully about Munster ahead of Saturday’s big clash at the Aviva Stadium #CapCut

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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

FULL TIME TAKES

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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