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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby goreyguy » August 5th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Jesus the project players stuff is a joke.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby johng » August 5th, 2015, 3:47 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Stander (IQ in September)

It's November. If he was IQ in September you would not be able to stick your nose on here for walltowall munsterfans demanding he be selected in the 31 ahead of Heaslip.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby deco » August 5th, 2015, 4:28 pm

johng wrote:Stander in November. Botha signed til December.

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Presuming that Chisholm does not arrive before Stander becomes iq. And sure if he does it's only WC Cover for Paulie and D Ryan.

Also VDH is iq in a year and Bleyendaal is a project too. They will only have 4 after Christmas as it stands.



Munster mafia have done a great job there. 6 NIQ's for nearly half the season.

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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby simonokeeffe » August 5th, 2015, 5:55 pm

johng wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Stander (IQ in September)

It's November. If he was IQ in September you would not be able to stick your nose on here for walltowall munsterfans demanding he be selected in the 31 ahead of Heaslip.


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If only Copeland was fit :D
Think Josh Strauss only qualifies for Scotland 2 days before the tournament or something crazy like that

@Deco theyre down to 4 from December and they are betting big on Cronin's conversion to tighthead working
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby munster#1 » August 5th, 2015, 6:17 pm

Good signing by Munster. I am still hopefull that we see Foley and Ryan as our starting second row pair for next season, but this adds good depth in the second row.

Munster are still in the market for a Th, so we will still be over the quota, but this is probably compensation for POC leaving.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby Not_Today » August 5th, 2015, 6:24 pm

Super signing for Munster, supposedly, he's been on their radar since POC was targeted by Toulon.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby wixfjord » August 5th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Surely Munster *can't* be in the market for a TH also? That would be taking the piss slightly!
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby goreyguy » August 5th, 2015, 11:26 pm

wixfjord wrote:Surely Munster *can't* be in the market for a TH also? That would be taking the piss slightly!


rather they took a NIQ than try and take either Moore/Furlong.

Ideally Cronin and Archer would be enough.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby olaf the fat » August 6th, 2015, 10:40 am

I think its around this time of year they release the Player Review email. Cant wait
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby munster#1 » August 6th, 2015, 12:03 pm

wixfjord wrote:Surely Munster *can't* be in the market for a TH also? That would be taking the piss slightly!


As already stated, by December munster will be down to 4 Niq players, 2 of those will be project players. So not much of an ask to be allowed sign another Niq, especially as it was the irfu who allowed Poc to break his contract.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby Avenger » August 6th, 2015, 12:04 pm

munster#1 wrote:especially as it was the irfu who allowed Poc to break his contract.


It was the IRFU that he had a contract with ;)
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby deco » August 6th, 2015, 12:20 pm

munster#1 wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Surely Munster *can't* be in the market for a TH also? That would be taking the piss slightly!


As already stated, by December munster will be down to 4 Niq players, 2 of those will be project players. So not much of an ask to be allowed sign another Niq, especially as it was the irfu who allowed Poc to break his contract.


Munster not doing too bad with the Chisolm signing:

PO€ = 1 season contract, possibly miss half season due to international duty.
Chislom = 2 season contract, no international duty.

Winners all 'round, possible only victim being PO€'s ligindary status as the € proves more important than the red jersey.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby All Blacks nil » August 6th, 2015, 12:25 pm

Great signing for Munster
Leadership qualities a bonus to hard running and physicality. Decent lineout operator as well and his test rugby try scoring rate (6 in 58 tests) puts some international class wings to shame.

Ryan, Foley and Chisholm looks a decent second row MD23 selection. Billy Holland and DOC x 2 add depth with DOC2 needing an injury free season to push on.

Hopefully we have another Langford and not another Pusey or Douglas
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby olaf the fat » August 6th, 2015, 1:10 pm

All Blacks nil wrote:Great signing for Munster
Leadership qualities a bonus to hard running and physicality. Decent lineout operator as well and his test rugby try scoring rate (6 in 58 tests) puts some international class wings to shame.

Ryan, Foley and Chisholm looks a decent second row MD23 selection. Billy Holland and DOC x 2 add depth with DOC2 needing an injury free season to push on.

Hopefully we have another Langford and not another Pusey or Douglas


Tidy business alright. Hopefully for you he settles in quicker than Douglas did for us.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby simonokeeffe » August 6th, 2015, 2:08 pm

olaf the fat wrote:I think its around this time of year they release the Player Review email. Cant wait


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When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby munster#1 » August 6th, 2015, 2:28 pm

olaf the fat wrote:
All Blacks nil wrote:Great signing for Munster
Leadership qualities a bonus to hard running and physicality. Decent lineout operator as well and his test rugby try scoring rate (6 in 58 tests) puts some international class wings to shame.

Ryan, Foley and Chisholm looks a decent second row MD23 selection. Billy Holland and DOC x 2 add depth with DOC2 needing an injury free season to push on.

Hopefully we have another Langford and not another Pusey or Douglas


Tidy business alright. Hopefully for you he settles in quicker than Douglas did for us.


I wouldn't expect that it will take too long for a second row to bed in. It a lot different to a loose forward or a back.

A big plus is that he has been abroad for a few seasons so home sickness should not be an issue.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby nelly the elephant » August 6th, 2015, 3:57 pm

munster#1 wrote:
olaf the fat wrote:
All Blacks nil wrote:Great signing for Munster
Leadership qualities a bonus to hard running and physicality. Decent lineout operator as well and his test rugby try scoring rate (6 in 58 tests) puts some international class wings to shame.

Ryan, Foley and Chisholm looks a decent second row MD23 selection. Billy Holland and DOC x 2 add depth with DOC2 needing an injury free season to push on.

Hopefully we have another Langford and not another Pusey or Douglas


Tidy business alright. Hopefully for you he settles in quicker than Douglas did for us.


I wouldn't expect that it will take too long for a second row to bed in. It a lot different to a loose forward or a back.

A big plus is that he has been abroad for a few seasons so home sickness should not be an issue.


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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby simonokeeffe » August 6th, 2015, 6:48 pm

moving from the South of France to Limerick, whats not to love?

he should be grand though, English speaking country and he might win trophies let alone matches
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby leinster4life13 » August 6th, 2015, 7:03 pm

Based on biceps alone he's already a winner in my eyes.
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Re: Munster 2014/2015

Postby simonokeeffe » August 10th, 2015, 6:44 pm

More good news for Munster (from IT)

Irish internationals Robin Copeland (shoulder), Dave Foley (wrist) and Mike Sherry (shoulder) have all reported back fully fit for Foley’s squad, while Kiwi back Bleyendaal will make his debut at Thomond Park on Friday after recovering from the neck injury that postponed the start of his Munster career, having been signed over a year ago

“We’ll hopefully see Gerhardt on Friday night and Mike (Sherry) I’m probably going to look at a game further on. Just with the length of time he’s been out; I want to keep him in pre-season an extra week or two and we’ll definitely see him in pre-season.”
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