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Munster vs Racing 92, Sat 21st Oct 5:30pm; Sky Sports Arena

  • 20-10-2017 11:24am
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Munster: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland, Peter O’Mahony (Capt), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, John Ryan, Mark Flanagan, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Andrew Conway.

    Racing 92:
    15. Pat Lambie; 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Henry Chavancy, 12. Anthony Tuitavke, 11. Louis Dupichot; 10. Dan Carter, 9. Maxime Machenaud; 1. Eddy Ben Arous, 2. Camille Chat, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Bernard Le Roux, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Wenceslas Lauret, 7. Yannick Nyanga, 8. Antonie Claassen
    16. Dimitri Szarzewski, 17. Viliamu Afatia, 18. Census Johnston, 19. Baptiste Chouzenoux, 20. Edwin Maka, 21. Teddy Iribaren, 22. Remi Tales, 23. Albert Vulivuli

    Munster host Racing 92 is a crucial European tie, having stuttered to a largely fortunate draw at Castres. The expectation will be a win against a Racing side which has struggled this season (4 wins from 8 in all competitions).

    Munster welcome back Jean Kleyn in the second row. His influence cannot be understated in the scrum or in general play. He is a monster in the physical exchanges and Munster's scrum was powerful in the early stages in the Pro14 when Kleyn was the nucleus of the pack. Rhys Marshall makes his first European start in place of the injured Niall Scannell (thumb) while Ian Keatley replaces Tyler Bleyendaal (neck). Otherwise it's as you were with no un-enforced changes to the lineup.

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




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Munster to cruise this I think. Racing are all over the place.

    Interesting that Archer continues ahead of Ryan. Sweetnam seems to have nailed down the wing spot ahead of Conway too.


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


    15. Pat Lambie; 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Henry Chavancy, 12. Anthony Tuitavke, 11. Louis Dupichot; 10. Dan Carter, 9. Maxime Machenaud;
    1. Eddy Ben Arous, 2. Camille Chat, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Bernard Le Roux, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Wenceslas Lauret, 7. Yannick Nyanga, 8. Antonie Claassen

    16. Dimitri Szarzewski, 17. Viliamu Afatia, 18. Census Johnston, 19. Baptiste Chouzenoux, 20. Edwin Maka, 21. Teddy Iribaren, 22. Remi Tales, 23. Albert Vulivuli

    No messing about with that lineup. Le Roux at lock is odd but they have injuries there IIRC (including Donnacha Ryan).


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    John Hayes
    Racing are coming to town with all guns blazing.

    However, they are rudderless and poorly coached. They've no interest at all in Champions Cup.

    Munster by 15+


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,687 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Venjur wrote: »
    Racing are coming to town with all guns blazing.

    However, they are rudderless and poorly coached. They've no interest at all in Champions Cup.

    Munster by 15+

    Subtle. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,072 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Venjur wrote: »
    Racing are coming to town with all guns blazing.

    However, they are rudderless and poorly coached. They've no interest at all in Champions Cup.

    Munster by 15+

    I don't follow the top14 at all bar reading the odd bit but haven't the two head coaches won the league twice? Are they that bad?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    John Hayes
    15. Pat Lambie; 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Henry Chavancy, 12. Anthony Tuitavke, 11. Louis Dupichot; 10. Dan Carter, 9. Maxime Machenaud;
    1. Eddy Ben Arous, 2. Camille Chat, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Bernard Le Roux, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Wenceslas Lauret, 7. Yannick Nyanga, 8. Antonie Claassen

    16. Dimitri Szarzewski, 17. Viliamu Afatia, 18. Census Johnston, 19. Baptiste Chouzenoux, 20. Edwin Maka, 21. Teddy Iribaren, 22. Remi Tales, 23. Albert Vulivuli

    No messing about with that lineup. Le Roux at lock is odd but they have injuries there IIRC (including Donnacha Ryan).

    Jayus, that's one hell of a team on paper.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,071 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Sucks that D Ryan is not down to play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,375 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    It's very hard to know how Racing are going to approach this. Are they going full throttle? It looks like they are. But with crappy conditions forecast I wouldn't be surprised to see them give up the ghost early enough. Munster should win this, but maybe not all that comfortably.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Need a couple of early scores to soften their cough. Looking forward to finally seeing Carter in Thomond Park, one of the all-time greats


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


    The A team are on their way to a BP win. Close at half-time but they've blown Nottingham away in the second.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Any chance this match is postponed/called off today? A lot stronger winds and rain here in ennis than on Monday.

    Mainly due to safety reasons more than the weather itself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,781 ✭✭✭ PetKing


    It is windy to say the least in Limerick this morning! The Shannon has burst it's banks at several points around the city center.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭ ec18


    wheres best to park in limerick coming from Dublin?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,437 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Blur
    ec18 wrote: »
    wheres best to park in limerick coming from Dublin?

    There's a park and ride form the Kilmurray Lodge.

    https://munsterrugby.ie/2017/10/19/ticket-matchday-info-munster-v-racing-92-2/

    Other than that, park in one of the multistories in town and walk out.


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


    I always park in the Jetlands shopping centre. Free parking and a 10min walk to the Stadium.

    It's straight off the motorway and so handy to get straight back on.

    Make sure you park on the McDonalds side rather than the Woodies side.

    Edit: Google Maps has it as a 20min walk. It's definitely not that long. Maybe 15mins rather than the 10 I thought it was.


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


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    It's a frightening team on paper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,016 ✭✭✭ Bridge93


    where are Imhoff, Ryan, Vakatawa, Thomas, Dulin?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,258 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Bridge93 wrote: »
    where are Imhoff, Ryan, Vakatawa, Thomas, Dulin?

    Visa issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 823 ✭✭✭ moycullen14


    Sky sports arena? What's that? Don't seem to have it on Eir ? 60 quid a month and I still don't get the match I want. FML


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  • Registered Users Posts: 823 ✭✭✭ moycullen14


    Found it! 416. Never knew I had that. All forgiven, sky. Carry on


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    John Hayes
    Massive game this, strong start from Munster and a few scores should see them through but if Racing are up for this it could be a slog.

    Hopefully Reggie had a quiet word during the warm up to get the lads going!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,262 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Would be a crying shame if Carter were to go off.

    I'm serious too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    John Hayes
    Yooouch, Carters leg looked elasticated there.


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


    Brilliant timing on the hit on Carter. Hope he's not injured.

    Farrell needs to come up big today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Poor from Archer


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    John Hayes
    POM isn't 100%, looks a weakened arm, just dropped the ball


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    John Hayes
    budhabob wrote: »
    POM isn't 100%, looks a weakened arm, just dropped the ball

    Surely if he's not right Rassie will take him straight off before it gets worse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    John Hayes
    Venjur wrote: »
    Surely if he's not right Rassie will take him straight off before it gets worse.

    Looks to be coming through it so far. Fingers crossed hes ok as he looks well up for it today


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    John Hayes
    If Marshall had held that I reckon we were in


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