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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby mildlyinterested » August 10th, 2018, 3:56 pm

they have changed where they get their talent from, well sort of, they now recruit academy players from SA.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby tomthefan » August 10th, 2018, 4:04 pm

deco wrote:
tomthefan wrote:This is Munster, Deco.
Down here we don't look in the paper one day and say "Leinster are going well, you know what, I think I might pop along, whatto?!"


Well you do, actually. If attendances are anything to go by.


You're talking about the Lunsters there, Deco, you probably went to a couple yourself.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby fourthirtythree » August 10th, 2018, 4:14 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Iain Henderson and Stephen Ferris.

I was counting Ferris as being around the same time as Best. He was probably first choice well ahead of him. He is younger though.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Lar » August 10th, 2018, 5:42 pm

What about players like Chris Henry, Jacob Stockdale, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, all of whom post date Rory Best's debut? Not fair on Ulster not to acknowledge the latter two when it was non-rugby reasons that got them excluded from consideration for Ireland. I may have overlooked some others.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby fourthirtythree » August 10th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Not forwards bar Henry who is around the same vintage as when they were producing forwards. And I was talking about forwards.

Which is long, long ago.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby wixfjord » August 13th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Pretty large injury list for Munster going into start of the season.

The one that stands out though:

Conor Oliver will be sidelined for 14 weeks after dropping a weight on his toe during a recent gym session.


Sounds like a sore one :cry:
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby johng » August 13th, 2018, 2:52 pm

We've all done it. Thankfully only near misses in recent times. Was it Tadhg Furlong that did it last season?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby EarthGorilla » August 13th, 2018, 3:11 pm

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 10891.html

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Columbo » August 13th, 2018, 5:00 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:I mean I haven't seen a huge amount of self awareness up north that they have produced one forward since Best...

you kidding??? This has been the subject of soul-searching for years up here.. anyway I'm off topic!
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby kermischocolate » August 13th, 2018, 9:50 pm

wixfjord wrote:Pretty large injury list for Munster going into start of the season.

The one that stands out though:

Conor Oliver will be sidelined for 14 weeks after dropping a weight on his toe during a recent gym session.


Sounds like a sore one :cry:


Zander Fagerson broke his foot last season doing the same thing with a weights bench.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby johng » August 13th, 2018, 11:25 pm

That's who it was. I knew it was a tight head. :)
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby kermischocolate » August 13th, 2018, 11:52 pm

johng wrote:That's who it was. I knew it was a tight head. :)


props eh. who'd have thought their own benches would turn on them?! :roll:
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby offshorerules » August 22nd, 2018, 9:47 am

EarthGorilla wrote:https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/munster-rugby/i-didnt-need-to-convince-joey-carbery-to-join-munster-it-was-his-call-johann-van-graan-37210891.html

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I wonder how quick the messiah will turn into a pariah once a result goes against them?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby harblstuff » August 22nd, 2018, 4:42 pm

Confirmed to be a two year deal - anyone want to speculate on that?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby johng » August 22nd, 2018, 6:46 pm

Well he was under contract to Leinster when he was shifted down there. So he can be shifted back if Jonny retires after the WC.

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby tomthefan » August 23rd, 2018, 12:54 am

Clearly a negative for Leinster but this move has the potential to be enormously positive for Carbery, Munster and Ireland.
Be nice to see a repeat of this with Sexton getting an earful this time.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Oldschoolsocks » August 23rd, 2018, 9:02 am

tomthefan wrote:Clearly a negative for Leinster but this move has the potential to be enormously positive for Carbery, Munster and Ireland.
Be nice to see a repeat of this with Sexton getting an earful this time.


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I just wanted to see Gordon D'Arcy get a 'back, sack and crack wax'
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby mildlyinterested » August 23rd, 2018, 9:10 am

tomthefan wrote:Clearly a negative for Leinster but this move has the potential to be enormously positive for Carbery, Munster and Ireland.
Be nice to see a repeat of this with Sexton getting an earful this time.


Munster can't be successful without Leinster's help. Sad.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby OTT » August 23rd, 2018, 9:27 am

tomthefan wrote:Clearly a negative for Leinster but this move has the potential to be enormously positive for Carbery, Munster and Ireland.
Be nice to see a repeat of this with Sexton getting an earful this time.



Would be good alright, then when Johnny is clearly the inferior player he could do this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1PpnSAQxHg

and get his place back in the team. :happy clapper:

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