Friday, February 28, 2020

Preview : Leinster v Glasgow (PODCAST)

On Friday morning I went to Energia Park in Donnybrook to watch the Irish Men’s and Under 20s teams being put through their paces in an Open Training session.  I met up with long time Harpin contributor Joe Sheppard, now of Three Blokes A Ball & BOD fame, as well as Conor Cronin.  Afterwards I took the opportunity to head for a coffee at Insomnia Donnybrook where we had a quick chat about the effect of the Italy postponement on Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, as well as looking ahead to Glasgow’s visit to the RDS.

For the record, my prediction is closer to Joe's I reckon Leinster can run out 8-10 point winners; looking for the Warriors to bring it but for the likes of Harry Byrne, Will Connors & James Lowe to respond and then some.  Hope to see you there!  JLP

PS : Full disclosure...for some reason I kept saying "Three Balls..."  instead of "Three Blokes...", thus literally making a balls of it, so I "fixed" it in the editing process; the transitions aren't exactly subtle but it sounds much better than with the gaffes!!! 😜

Also, please forgive the hustle and bustle in the background at the coffee shop!!!


Glasgow : 15. Glenn Bryce 14. Tommy Seymour 13. Huw Jones 12. Nick Grigg 11. Kyle Steyn 10. Pete Horne 9. George Horne
1. Aki Seiuli 2. George Turner 3. D’arcy Rae 4. Rob Harley 5. Tim Swinson 6. Ryan Wilson (c) 7. Tom Gordon 8. Matt Fagerson.
Replacements : 16. Mesu Dolokoto 17. Alex Allan 18. Ewan McQuillin 19. Andrew Davidson 20. Callum Gibbins 21. Jamie Dobie 22. Ruaridh Jackson 23. Niko Matawalu.

Guinness Pro 14 2019/20 - Round 13
Friday, February 28, 2020
KO 7:35pm
RDS Arena
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
AR1: Joy Neville (IRFU)
AR2: Wayne Davies (WRU),
TMO: Ian Davies (WRU)
Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 2, DAZN,


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019