Munster 2020/21

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:09 pm

Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.

Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Jimmy O’Brien, Johnny Sexton (CAPTAIN), Luke McGrath, Cian Healy, Seán Cronin, Andrew Porter, Scott Fardy, James Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Will Connors, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Rónan Kelleher, Ed Byrne, Tom Clarkson, Ross Molony, Jack Conan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Josh van der Flier

6-2 split on bench for Leinster. TV Saturday 7:35pm KO Eir Sport 1 and Premier Sport 2, deferred coverage TG4 9:30pm

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by justinr73 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:11 pm

Should be tasty.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by jean valjean » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:48 pm

Looking forward to this. Be good if the turnips can do us a favour.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by rumncoke » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm

It is a terrible thing to have to and it is very much against my taste to say '' Come on Munster "

But then I again I have a dislike for the Cullen" wait for the penalties kick it to the corner protect ( block) the carrier" game It s version of "the Eton Wall Game" without the wall.
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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by Seagull » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:07 pm

Don’t understand your distaste at supporting Munster. Always received friendly welcome from. their supporters at Thormond. Never same fromL from Leinster. We need them to win so come on Munster!

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by solidarity » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:51 pm

Looks like Munster might be throwing this away by missing chances. Two kicks then a duff lineout.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by SparkyClarky » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:57 pm

JJ off games gonna quicken up me thinks?
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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by SparkyClarky » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:59 pm

Great defensive set Munster again.
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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by TopPoster » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:29 pm

FFS. One job Munster, you had one job.....

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by solidarity » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:33 pm

Yip, threw it away with two duff kicks. I know it doesn't all depend on a single act, or two, but in this case, it's hard to see otherwise. Neither was a hard kick. Ah well, we'll just have to hammer Mexico at Ravers.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by SparkyClarky » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:45 am

Listened to the Commentary with 25 mins praising Murray for controlling the game, knowing how to close out games.
Wise the feck... kicking ball away to one of the best counter attacking teams around. Box kicks far to deep and slowed everything.

Wanted Casey on and it was box kick after box kick?

Munster still should have won and they let that one go but at least no bonus from or point of view for the boys in blue.

Sexton & Murray your numbers up boys.

Sexton stop gurning at your own team and everyone else on the planet. Hard to like when your not producing for the team
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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by justinr73 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:50 am

Murray was decent enough.

Casey was only on 5 minutes when they were losing and kicked it away three times.

Leinster were hugely lucky to win that. They were going nowhere bar a couple of quick breaks by McGrath.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by rumncoke » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:04 am

Sorry -- very sorry----- but it was the right result in the end -- the better team won.

It was a game where Leinster were given very few penalties and twice on the line Munster were given Penalties which frequently are called in favour of the attacking team --- the ref having to decided between Failure to release after the tackle -- or holding on to the ball after the tackle,the normal call being the former. -- that or offside ---to stop the rush .

In open play the Leinster were always the" slicker " side with very few knock- ons occurring when passing . How Beirne got MOTH when he was guilty of two knock-ons -- and they were bad ones to be honest -- it's wonderful what a dubious try will do how people perceive your performance. I say dubious try because you couldn't see if the ball was over the line and grounded . the player's head was over, but was the ball . Some in the circumstances might call a five metre scrum.

But to be fair to Munster they gave away very few penalties and defended well on a night which being cold might have given an edge to the defending team --- cold hands can slow the game down.

At least there was no try bonus point.
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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by justinr73 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:09 am

Probably less his dubious try than the two turnovers on his own line.

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Re: Munster 2020/21

Post by rumncoke » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 pm

except they weren't turnovers they were basic over the ball hindering release --- ie the penalty was more advantageous than a turn over on your own line -- in my book that is not a turn over and as i stated before the call is frequently defence release and or a penalty to the attacking team. ( It all depends on the referee ) Munster are the masters of the art of hands over the ball using a nearly in from the side wide leg stance.

And thinking about in from the side --Leinster are the masters of coming inform the side when in possession to remove tacklers and supporting would be ball blockers. They seldom come in from the side when defending preferring to line up outside the ruck facing the next ball carrier.
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