The hardest beginnings of the Parma franchise, which never outperformed the Irish
The Leinster Zebras have never defeated. They never came close to him, apart from the infamous match 0-3 October 2019: Another best result was a 16-point defeat last February, when Dopplers They won 40-24.
Although the ball is oval and therefore never knows where to bounce, there are no indications that the first day of the 2022/2023 United Rugby Championship should score what could become the weekend’s most exciting surprise: that Cinderella turns into the championship. In Killing the King, defeating the first candidate for the final title.
This is despite the fact that Leinster present themselves with a squad that is far from the ideal squad, with only Ronan Kelleher being part of the current Ireland side. There are two under-10 players for the club, extreme Max O’Reilly and winger Rob Russell, both young men looking for an author. On the other hand, the two budding players aim to become two important pieces in the team: one is Charlie Ngatai, a cap with the All Blacks and 12 with the Maori All Blacks, the star of Lyon for the past four years; The other is Mammoth Jason Jenkins, the second South African streak over two meters long and weighing 120 kilograms, last year in Münster where he did not leave much of his mark.
The Zebras at the moment are a mixture of uncertain consistency, but the London friendly against Ealing Trailfinders gave the idea of leaning more towards shapeless people who don’t play the next game against Cardiff that certainly took something too far in preparing for a team that is also naturally a bit behind in the race. , given the summer revolution that took place.
In the strikers’ package, the consistency of the newcomer, expert courtesan Jacques du Toit, must be discovered, while the streak will also depend on the direction of Leonard Krumoff. The team’s strength lies in the Taina Fox-Matamua category and in the number of wingers, Simone Gesi and Pierre Bruno, both authentic strikers.
But zebras are what they are: a squad of daring young men and soldiers dedicated to hunting for this feat from weekend to weekend. Only unwavering confidence can keep the team on its feet. In short, to counter Leinster, it is necessary to borrow the motto of their rivals, the competitors of Monster: For the brave and loyal, nothing is impossible.
The game will be played at 14:00 at the Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium, and the match will be officiated by the Scottish referee Ben Blaine. Streaming live from 1:55pm on Eurosport Player and Discovery+.
zebras 15 Richard Creel, 14 Pierre Bruno, 13 Eric Cronje, 12 Enrico Luchin, 11 Simon Jesse, 10 Tiff Eden, 9 Chris Cook, 8 Tina Fox Matamoa, 7 MJ Pilser, 6 Luca Andriani, 5 Leonard Krumoff, 4 David Cisse, 3 Matteo Nocera, 2 Jacques de Toit, 1 Paolo Bonfiglio
Available: 16 Luca Peggi, 17 Juan Petinari, 18 Mohamed Hassa, 19 Joshua Forno, 20 Guido Volpi, 21 Alessandro Fusco, 22 Franco Smith Jr.
Leinster15 Max O’Reilly, 14 Rob Russell, 13 Jimmy Osborne, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Max Degan, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Reese Ruddock, 5 Jason Jenkins, 4 Ross Moloney 3 Michael Alatawa 2 Ronan Kelleher 1 Ed Burn
Available: 16 John Mackie, 17 Michael Milne, 18 Vakhtang Abduladze, 19 Brian Denny, 20 Alex Soroka, 21 Nick McCarthy, 22 Ciaran Frawley, 23 Will Connors
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