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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby blockhead » May 19th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Munster:

15. Simon Zebo
14. Andrew Conway
13. Francis Saili
12. Rory Scannell
11. Keith Earls
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. CJ Stander

Replacements:

16. Rhys Marshall
17. James Cronin
18. Stephen Archer
19. Jean Deysel
20. Jack O’Donoghue
21. Duncan Williams
22. Ian Keatley
23. Jaco Taute

Ospreys:

15. Dan Evans
14. Keelan Giles
13. Kieran Fonotia
12. Ashley Beck
11. Tom Habberfield
10. Dan Biggar
9. Rhys Webb

1. Nicky Smith
2. Scott Baldwin
3. Rhodri Jones
4. Bradley Davies
5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain)
6. Sam Underhill
7. Justin Tipuric
8. James King

Replacements:

16. Scott Otten
17. Paul James
18. Dan Suter
19. Lloyd Ashley
20. Olly Cracknell
21. Brendon Leonard
22. Sam Davies
23. Josh Matavesi

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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby offshorerules » May 19th, 2017, 2:03 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Delighted for Keatley, very hard to envisage this 18 months or so ago but he's turned it around well and it's great that he'd even want to stay after that bad patch.

Don't think Taute has been as good since he announced he was here until the end of the season but he's still a big player for them and I think they'll need him. Doubt it will happen but I keep saying that JJ should go to 12, could still be top class there IMO.


Thing about Taute is that he had a pretty good match against Leinster and even scored a consolation try IIRC so to the blind and the faithful that makes him a liiigind irrespective of how little he brings to the team thereafter.
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby sunshiner1 » May 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm

Centre Saili, prop Peter McCabe and lock John Madigan are also set to move clubs at the end of the current campaign


Anyone know where McCabe and Madigan are off too?
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby Dave Cahill » May 19th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Madigan is going to a club in pro d2 the name of which escapes me I'm afraid


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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » May 19th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Munster should have enough to crush them/anyone at home even if it is their bete noir
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 19th, 2017, 4:36 pm

The lineout competition will be the key and Ospreys have decent weaponry.
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby wixfjord » May 19th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Part of the reason that Munster were so poor against Sarries was that when Stander/Kilcoyne/Taute get shut down in terms of carrying they don’t have any ingenuity to unlock teams – either an attacking structure or X Factor. Saili, whatever about the other parts of his game, brings that in spades. But they’ve chosen to double down on the power game with Farrell and Taute.
It’s only a issue for them against better teams, but unless it’s fixed I can’t see them winning in Europe. Hanrahan might provide a catalyst too.
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby wixfjord » May 19th, 2017, 5:00 pm

Can't believe Ospreys are starting Biggar and benching Davies. The latter is so far ahead.

Interested to see Underhill and Tipuric together, TOD will have a busy day ahead of him.

I'd be pretty sure that Ospreys side doesn't have enough to win in Thomond.
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Re: Munster 2015/2016

Postby nelly the elephant » May 20th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Why are you lads all posting in last Season's Munster thread?
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