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Re: Signings

Postby riocard911 » November 8th, 2019, 11:48 am

curates_egg wrote:
bluemagic wrote:When I heard 11 it was in the context of De Allende and Snyman joining. Hadn’t realised More left. So it’s 7 then next year. Still not great.

You’d expect more than half of munsters squad in big games next year to be non-Munster players


If those signings go through, they will probably still have a stable amount of non-Munster players in the squad: Matthewson will be gone, and you can't imagine they will be allowed to keep all of Carbery, Blyendaal, Farrell, Arnold?
It's clearly the model they're going for. I can't understand how the IRFU thinks it's a good thing...or why the fans do. I certainly wouldn't want us going down that path.

If we lose Cronin, I'd like us to sign another hooker. Apart from that, I really don't think we need anyone, beyond maybe bringing Jordi back if Fardy leaves.


Many of the Munster fans are unhappy about their young home-grown players' progress being blocked, from what I can tell from FB and Twitter.
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Re: Signings

Postby Twist » November 8th, 2019, 10:29 pm

curates_egg wrote:
bluemagic wrote:11 SA at Munster now.


I heard that number bandied about yesterday but it is not true.
They have 16 imports (non-Munster developed players) in the senior squad, which will drop to 15 if Matthewson leaves (and I can't see the IRFU paying for him to stay after him slagging off Sexton).
8 are overseas imports of which 4 are from South Africa, based on my maths.
The only way you get the figure 11 is by subtracting the SAFA imports from the total number after Matthewson leaves.

Now, there are other SAFAs in the Munster system (not in the academy) I think, but I don't know where you get to the figure eleven.


When did he slag Sexton off?


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Re: Signings

Postby blockhead » November 8th, 2019, 11:05 pm

curates_egg wrote:
bluemagic wrote:11 SA at Munster now.


I heard that number bandied about yesterday but it is not true.
They have 16 imports (non-Munster developed players) in the senior squad, which will drop to 15 if Matthewson leaves (and I can't see the IRFU paying for him to stay after him slagging off Sexton).
8 are overseas imports of which 4 are from South Africa, based on my maths.
The only way you get the figure 11 is by subtracting the SAFA imports from the total number after Matthewson leaves.

Now, there are other SAFAs in the Munster system (not in the academy) I think, but I don't know where you get to the figure eleven.


It's 19 by my count, 20 if you include Knox
4 English, 5 South African, 3 NZ, 1 Aus, 1 Ulster and 6 Leinster.
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Re: Signings

Postby joooooe » November 8th, 2019, 11:13 pm

blockhead wrote:
curates_egg wrote:
bluemagic wrote:11 SA at Munster now.


I heard that number bandied about yesterday but it is not true.
They have 16 imports (non-Munster developed players) in the senior squad, which will drop to 15 if Matthewson leaves (and I can't see the IRFU paying for him to stay after him slagging off Sexton).
8 are overseas imports of which 4 are from South Africa, based on my maths.
The only way you get the figure 11 is by subtracting the SAFA imports from the total number after Matthewson leaves.

Now, there are other SAFAs in the Munster system (not in the academy) I think, but I don't know where you get to the figure eleven.


It's 19 by my count, 20 if you include Knox
4 English, 5 South African, 3 NZ, 1 Aus, 1 Ulster and 6 Leinster.


Arnold and Farrell both Ulster so that should be 2.
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Re: Signings

Postby blockhead » November 8th, 2019, 11:27 pm

joooooe wrote:
blockhead wrote:
It's 19 by my count, 20 if you include Knox
4 English, 5 South African, 3 NZ, 1 Aus, 1 Ulster and 6 Leinster.


Arnold and Farrell both Ulster so that should be 2.


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Re: Signings

Postby Jonny tight lips » November 9th, 2019, 9:32 am

Twist wrote:
curates_egg wrote:
bluemagic wrote:11 SA at Munster now.


I heard that number bandied about yesterday but it is not true.
They have 16 imports (non-Munster developed players) in the senior squad, which will drop to 15 if Matthewson leaves (and I can't see the IRFU paying for him to stay after him slagging off Sexton).
8 are overseas imports of which 4 are from South Africa, based on my maths.
The only way you get the figure 11 is by subtracting the SAFA imports from the total number after Matthewson leaves.

Now, there are other SAFAs in the Munster system (not in the academy) I think, but I don't know where you get to the figure eleven.


When did he slag Sexton off?


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That’s the article, he’s not just having a go at Sexton as the headline implies. He’s done well for them in fairness but they do have a lot of good young lads behind him. I just wish they had of signed him initially on a two year and we might of held on to Nick

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rugb ... -zrswsf8wr
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Re: Signings

Postby Jonny tight lips » November 9th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Marty looked poor tonight for Leinster B, better hope the IRFU didn’t see the “obvious” solution to that last night.
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Re: Signings

Postby riocard911 » November 10th, 2019, 1:52 am

Jonny tight lips wrote:Marty looked poor tonight for Leinster B, better hope the IRFU didn’t see the “obvious” solution to that last night.


You don't be givin' them ideas!!!
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