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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Xanthippe » May 13th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Interestingly Munster only took 25% of the tickets for next Saturday (approx 4.5 - 5k) and yet there are still some available.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby blockhead » May 17th, 2018, 7:17 am

Keith Earls Rugby Players Ireland Player of the Year.
Fair play to the man, my favourite Munster player by a long way.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby TerenureJim » May 17th, 2018, 7:43 am

blockhead wrote:Keith Earls Rugby Players Ireland Player of the Year.
Fair play to the man, my favourite Munster player by a long way.
Should stick in the game after he retires. By his own admission he suffered from lots of self doubt, made some big mistakes and had dreadful injuries runs at what was supposed to be his peak years. But this season he is playing his best ever rugby, lost none of his pace or agility and has all that experience to add to his game now. A great role model for the likes of Stockdale and Larmour to follow.


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby mildlyinterested » May 17th, 2018, 11:06 am

Munster Rugby can confirm the one-year signing of South African back row Arno Botha.

The 26-year-old, currently with London Irish, will join the province at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Dave Cahill » May 17th, 2018, 11:12 am

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby OTT » May 17th, 2018, 11:21 am

It makes sense, they have already used up their quota of NSAQ's.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby blockhead » May 17th, 2018, 11:27 am

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 17th, 2018, 11:48 am

I wonder if that signing is mainly to ensure that Beirne plays second row?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Lar » May 17th, 2018, 12:17 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I wonder if that signing is mainly to ensure that Beirne plays second row?


Doesn't POM already do that?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 17th, 2018, 12:30 pm

I was thinking of when POM and Stander are away with Ireland. Beirne might be too of course, but it's not guaranteed.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby blockhead » May 17th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Subject to a work permit and medical clearance, the 26-year-old — who can play as a flanker and at number eight — will join Munster for the 2018-19 season


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Lar » May 17th, 2018, 1:00 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I was thinking of when POM and Stander are away with Ireland. Beirne might be too of course, but it's not guaranteed.


On this season's form it is nailed on.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby olaf the fat » May 17th, 2018, 1:13 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Munster Rugby can confirm the one-year signing of South African back row Arno Botha.

The 26-year-old, currently with London Irish, will join the province at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby neiliog93 » May 17th, 2018, 1:18 pm

They have 4 Saffers in the senior squad (+ Stander), and another 2 in the academy, + their coach. They're giving Saracens or Montpellier a run for their money for number of South Africans!
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby RoboProp » May 17th, 2018, 2:43 pm

neiliog93 wrote:They have 4 Saffers in the senior squad (+ Stander), and another 2 in the academy, + their coach. They're giving Saracens or Montpellier a run for their money for number of South Africans!


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Scooby Shaggy Swerve » May 17th, 2018, 3:44 pm

We really should play this over the PA pre-match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeDk6ZeGNnU
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Grumpy Old Man » May 17th, 2018, 4:04 pm

Scooby Shaggy Swerve wrote:We really should play this over the PA pre-match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeDk6ZeGNnU


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby John23 » May 17th, 2018, 6:59 pm

I hear "Stand up and fight" is being replaced by "Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika"
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby tomthefan » May 18th, 2018, 12:43 am

olaf the fat wrote:The fact that a pro14 qf can't get 11k in limerick may prove them right.

Bad state of affairs when looked at against the bigger picture


Taking into account the relative populations of Limerick and Dublin, may I suppose that you'd consider anything less than 150,000 at a Leinster qf a jolly poor show?
The fact is, the majority of the population of Munster lives nowhere near thomond park, certainly not a stroll or a few stops on a Dart type network away.

And thanks to our Dublin-centric transport infrastructure it's possible for the likes of me living in Munster to get to Donnybrook more easily than to Limerick.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby sunshiner1 » May 18th, 2018, 3:18 am

Is this the guy Ulster were going to sign before he got injured or a different Botha?
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