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Castres vs Munster match thread; Sun Oct 15th 1pm; Sky Sports

  • 13-10-2017 11:46am
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Castres:
    15. Julien Dumora; 14. Taylor Paris, 13. Afusipa Taumoepeau, 12. Robert Ebersohn, 11. David Smith; 10. Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9. Rory Kockott;
    1. Antoine Tichit, 2. Jody Jenneker, 3. Daniel Kotze, 4. Loic Jacquet, 5. Rodrigo Capo Ortega, 6. Yannick Caballero, 7. Steve Mafi, 8. Maama Vaipulu

    16. Marc-Antoine Rallier, 17. Mihaita Lazar, 18. Damien Tussac, 19. Christophe Samson, 20. Anthony Jelonch, 21. Ludovic Radosavljevic , 22. Florian Vialelle, 23. Armand Batlle

    Munster:
    Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Mark Flanagan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony Capt., Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Liam O’Connor, John Ryan, Robin Copeland, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Andrew Conway.

    JJ Hanrahan is the flyhalf to miss out from last week's starting team. Another big selection call sees Darren Sweetnam ahead of Andrew Conway in the starting back three. Stephen Archer gets a big opportunity starting at tighthead ahead of John Ryan. Loan signing Mark Flanagan gets the start at lock with Robin Copeland dropping out.

    Castres have traditionally been awful in Europe and Munster will hope to make a bright start in what is a favourable pool.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Meanwhile...

    Munster A:
    David Johnston – capt.; Stephen Fitzgerald, Sam Arnold, Alex McHenry, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, James Hart;
    Brian Scott, Kevin O’Byrne, Ciaran Parker; Ronan Coffey, Sean McCarthy; Sean O’Connor, Gavin Coombes, Tom Ryan.

    Replacements: Mike Sherry, Rob O’Donovan, Evan Minten, Mikey Wilson, John Poland, Bill Johnston, Liam Coombes.

    Sean O'Connor back from injury. JJ at 10.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    Mustard all the way !


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,098 Henry Fit Stretcher


    Thread title is incorrect, match is Sunday


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭ Sangre


    FYI thread title should say Sunday. You may want to change that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Conway has been superior to Sweetnam all season but unfortunately is also way more versatile so perhaps the better option to come in and cover FB with Zebo's fitness on shaky ground.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    Venjur wrote: »
    Conway has been superior to Sweetnam all season but unfortunately is also way more versatile so perhaps the better option to come in and cover FB with Zebo's fitness on shaky ground.

    You're getting better than me at this!!! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,620 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Mustard
    I really hope Munstard wins this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    JJ Hanrahan needs to turn things around very quickly. It's getting to the point where his repeated exclusion in favour of pretty mediocre players can't be ignored much longer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    JJ Hanrahan needs to turn things around very quickly. It's getting to the point where his repeated exclusion in favour of pretty mediocre players can't be ignored much longer.

    He's played a game and a half since he's back from injury ... You've been taking Venjurs 'Hyperbole at Home" classes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Venjur wrote: »
    Conway has been superior to Sweetnam all season but unfortunately is also way more versatile so perhaps the better option to come in and cover FB with Zebo's fitness on shaky ground.
    JJ Hanrahan needs to turn things around very quickly. It's getting to the point where his repeated exclusion in favour of pretty mediocre players can't be ignored much longer.

    Yes... More! MORE!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I don't know what's happening here but I was being serious. I think Conway is playing a lot better than Sweetnam, I think Conway can play wing or fullback and Zebo may well need cover early on.

    I don't get what I've written here that is hyperbole.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Erik Shin wrote: »
    He's played a game and a half since he's back from injury ... You've been taking Venjurs 'Hyperbole at Home" classes?

    You've answered my question tbh. A game and a half (plus one in the AIL) should be loads. He's not picked because Erasmus doesn't think he's good enough.

    It's a point for debate. If you don't want to discuss, fine, there's no need to be a prick about it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    You've answered my question tbh. A game and a half (plus one in the AIL) should be loads. He's not picked because Erasmus doesn't think he's good enough.

    It's a point for debate. If you don't want to discuss, fine, there's no need to be a prick about it.

    Must ....try..... harder


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Erik Shin wrote: »
    Must ....try..... harder

    You got me. Lolzers.

    He's probably rested by IRFU diktat to be fresh for November.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭ degsie


    Might be helpful to some that this is on Sky Sports Action


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    JJ is not playing because of non-selection. End of IMO.

    Bleyendaal has to repay the faith in him, because he's looked out of sorts this season.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    JJ is not playing because of non-selection. End of IMO.

    Bleyendaal has to repay the faith in him, because he's looked out of sorts this season.

    He started off well...but then fell off a cliff with his kicking....he needs Murray beside him as they gel well together and he feeds off his confidence..
    For all Williams good points he's no Murray and the 9/10 axis of Williams and TB just doesn't work against better sides


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Big performance from the Leinster backrow just now. Up to POM and Stander now to perform to secure Ireland spots.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Is Hart doomed to be 2nd/3rd choice SH at every club he joins?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,336 ✭✭✭✭ DDC1990


    Is Hart doomed to be 2nd/3rd choice SH at every club he joins?


    Been very poor in the few games i've seen him. Duncan ahead on merit.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Is Hart doomed to be 2nd/3rd choice SH at every club he joins?

    Not if it’s an AIL or Championship club. Or if he comes on a lot from working with Murray,


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Looking forward to this, no doubt Munster had an extra gear last weekend which will be needed today. Castres aren't great shakes but at home can make things heavy going. Best of luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,336 ✭✭✭✭ DDC1990


    Venjur wrote:
    Looking forward to this, no doubt Munster had an extra gear last weekend which will be needed today. Castres aren't great shakes but at home can make things heavy going. Best of luck!


    An extra gear? As in they didn't try hard enough is it? Are you questioning their intensity Reggie?


    ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 37 sarciegit


    Is the match on radio?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Going to be a warm one out there apparently, blue skies and 22°


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,008 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Afternoon chaps. Super boxkick from Murray


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    Good start overall from Munster


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,008 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Great start, Stander and Murray particularly. Killer messed up that clearout


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,240 ✭✭✭ sioda


    Fine day for rugby hopefully we see some good flowing rugby


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,211 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Murray knew exactly what he was doing there.


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