The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby dropkick » December 7th, 2018, 3:59 pm

blockhead wrote:Munster team
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander. Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Ciaran Parker, Fineen Wycherley, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Sammy Arnold

12 of the 23 not from Munster, 5 Leinster lads.
But hey! It's not where your from, it's where you belong. :D



Leinster would never sign non Leinster players. Never happened. :lol:
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby mildlyinterested » December 7th, 2018, 4:07 pm

It's 11 from Munster. It's not where you're from. It's where you belong :lol:
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 9th, 2018, 2:00 pm

The late changes forced on Munster (Carbery & Farrell both out) could swing this in favour of Castres. Saw their game against Exeter in Castres and they have a pack who can cope with anything that Munster (also without Klein) can offer up front. Munster need to get out ahead early and prevent the Castres team gaining confidence that this is a day they can win.

Castres gave an exhibition of hard-nosed team work in beating Montpellier in the Top14 Final so these guys know how to do it. The Pool is now up for grabs with Exeter's defeat yesterday so Castres may just be minded to grab it.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby tomthefan » December 9th, 2018, 3:17 pm

The only silver lining from this dog of a game is that even ryle Nugent is subdued
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » December 9th, 2018, 4:04 pm

This group could be quite interesting if Munster lose next week. If Gloucester win then they could go top and then they have Munster at home in round five. Not beyond the bounds of possibility that Gloucester could be 4/5 points ahead before the last round.

Next week should be good. Castres were poor today but there was a lot of niggle out there and I'd say they'll be raring to go at home.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 9th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:The late changes forced on Munster (Carbery & Farrell both out) could swing this in favour of Castres. Saw their game against Exeter in Castres and they have a pack who can cope with anything that Munster (also without Klein) can offer up front. Munster need to get out ahead early and prevent the Castres team gaining confidence that this is a day they can win.

Castres gave an exhibition of hard-nosed team work in beating Montpellier in the Top14 Final so these guys know how to do it. The Pool is now up for grabs with Exeter's defeat yesterday so Castres may just be minded to grab it.



Well, that's one assessment worth binning. However, if JP Doyle has a similar bin for performances he'ed prefer to forget, that's where he can put this one.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » December 9th, 2018, 4:54 pm

Agreed, thought he was very harsh on Castres.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Hornet » December 13th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Didn't see the Munster game at the w/e. Were they as bad as some of the press are suggesting, (even with their win).
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Oldschool » December 13th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Hornet wrote:Didn't see the Munster game at the w/e. Were they as bad as some of the press are suggesting, (even with their win).

Didn't see much of the game but listened to it on the radio.
Casters aren't muck and the conditions were pretty bad by all accounts.
To answer your question it's a case of unrealistic expectations from down South and their media acolytes.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby FLIP » December 16th, 2018, 11:25 am

I'm not one to usually take the side of TPFKAM but they were very hard done by in terms of refereeing.

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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby blockhead » December 16th, 2018, 12:02 pm

It bucketed down for the entire game. A real dirty tight game full of niggle from both sides. The type of game everyone wanted to see Joey play in at 10 to see how he'ed get on. Not great tbh, missed pens, missed kicks to touch and so on. Ross Byrne would have been ideal in that game, :lol:. Murray wasn't great either tbf. Only 1 team coming out of that group. Munster must avoid defeat over in Glocks.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby deco » December 16th, 2018, 5:04 pm

FLIP wrote:I'm not one to usually take the side of TPFKAM but they were very hard done by in terms of refereeing.

https://twitter.com/threeredkings/statu ... 67232?s=19

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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby suisse » December 17th, 2018, 3:07 am

Population. That's pretty much the same sh!t they waffle on the42. Population isn't the big determining factor. Recognising talent and developing the talent is and Munster can't get either right. Portugal are defending European champions, France played Croatia in the world cup final, New Zealand are consistently the best team in the world. Ireland are grand slam champions. Where does the population narrative fit into any of this'
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby blockhead » December 17th, 2018, 9:23 am

Billy Keane in the INDO. :lol:
More redefining of Munsters allcomers squad.
For once he didn't mention that he was Johnny's uncle or whatever.
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The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby artaneboy » December 17th, 2018, 8:37 pm

deco wrote:
FLIP wrote:I'm not one to usually take the side of TPFKAM but they were very hard done by in terms of refereeing.

https://twitter.com/threeredkings/statu ... 67232?s=19

Out-Munstered?


Ah that’s unfair. There was several contemptible acts of foul play by Castres in that game- way above the normal rough housing that all teams occasionally commit. If that SH doesn’t do time for the would be gouging (he did his best to cause damage) there’s no justice.


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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby FLIP » December 17th, 2018, 9:45 pm

artaneboy wrote:
deco wrote:
FLIP wrote:I'm not one to usually take the side of TPFKAM but they were very hard done by in terms of refereeing.

https://twitter.com/threeredkings/statu ... 67232?s=19

Out-Munstered?


Ah that’s unfair. There was several contemptible acts of foul play by Castres in that game- way above the normal rough housing that all teams occasionally commit. If that SH doesn’t do time for the would be gouging (he did his best to cause damage) there’s no justice.


Well, it's not like Munster players have ever eye gouged anyone. They've stamped on heads, they've kicked people's heads, they've gouged people's eyes but they are not Communists.

But seriously, I agree. We'd be fuming if it was us.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 20th, 2018, 2:11 pm

They've picked a 'travelling team' to go to Ravenhill. Only Haley & Arnold in the backs retained. They're putting Loughman up against Marty Moore, although he will have Klein behind him. Backrow is kids against Ulster first-choice. Points available for Ulster.
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby johng » December 20th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Lads. The Munster team was named nearly 2 hours ago and no one has seen fit to go through it and point out how many players in it were developed outside of Munster.

WTF? Are yiz going soft? Finally growing up? Bored with the joke? Say it ain't so. :(
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby Oldschool » December 20th, 2018, 3:11 pm

johng wrote:Lads. The Munster team was named nearly 2 hours ago and no one has seen fit to go through it and point out how many players in it were developed outside of Munster.

WTF? Are yiz going soft? Finally growing up? Bored with the joke? Say it ain't so. :(

Leinster usually better than Munster (total guess) so maybe there's something to their logic. Maybe
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Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Postby olaf the fat » December 20th, 2018, 5:32 pm

johng wrote:Lads. The Munster team was named nearly 2 hours ago and no one has seen fit to go through it and point out how many players in it were developed outside of Munster.

WTF? Are yiz going soft? Finally growing up? Bored with the joke? Say it ain't so. :(


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