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Munster vs Ospreys, Sat 2 Dec 5:30pm; Sky Sports

  • 01-12-2017 1:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Sam Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, James Hart;
    Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Robin Copeland.

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Brian Scott, Stephen Archer, Darren O’Shea, Sean O’Connor, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Calvin Nash.

    Ospreys:
    15 Dan Evans
    14 Hanno Dirksen
    13 Kieron Fonotia
    12 James Hook
    11 Jeff Hassler
    10 Sam Davies
    9 Tom Habberfield

    1 Gareth Thomas
    2 Sam Parry
    3 Dmitri Arhip
    4 Lloyd Ashley
    5 Bradley Davies (Capt)
    6 Olly Cracknell
    7 Will Jones
    8 James King

    REPLACEMENTS

    16 Scott Baldwin
    17 Rowan Jenkins
    18 Ma’afu Fia
    19 Rob McCusker
    20 Guy Mercer
    21 Reuben Morgan-Williams
    22 Luke Price
    23 Joe Thomas

    Munster host Ospreys in a Conference A clash in Cork. The visiting side are looking to keep their season alive while Munster chase the high flying Glasgow, who subjected Ospreys to a hiding in Swansea last week. Steve Tandy has apparently received backing from the Ospreys higher ups and it remains to be seen if he resurrect the team's fortunes as they brace for high profile departures in the summer.

    Simon Zebo starts for Munster, there will be a sigh of relief that he avoided injury last week. The major internationals are unsurprisingly rested. All eyes will be on Sam Arnold as he is set to play a key part in the European back-to-back against Leicester following the injury to Chris Farrell which adds to the other absentees at centre: Dan Goggin and Jaco Taute.

    It's hard to see any other result than a Munster bonus point victory.

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Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    That's a decent Ospreys team but the way things are going there, I'd be surprised if Munster don't run up a cricket score here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    That's a decent Ospreys team but the way things are going there, I'd be surprised if Munster don't run up a cricket score here.

    I'm not so sure. After last week they'll be hurting a lot. there may be a bit of a bounce back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,162 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Nay
    budhabob wrote: »
    I'm not so sure. After last week they'll be hurting a lot. there may be a bit of a bounce back.

    They will bounce back when they have a new coach


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    They will bounce back when they have a new coach

    Yeah, there's some real rot there that they can't get over in a week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,632 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Looking forward to seeing Cloete for the first time. For the Zebre game, I couldn't find a stream pub that showed the match through legitimate means.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I'm sorry, but that Munster team under a new coach and at home are going to seriously embarrass Ospreys.

    Calling it now - Tandy is not going to survive the severity of the hiding Munster are about to give his team.

    Munster by 40+


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    On the bright side , thomond back doing match previews :) . On the other hand, 2 people voted yay to Mrs Browns Boys. WTF...


  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭ Anatidaephobia


    Really excited to see how this backline plays today. I'd be surprised if we didn't get the BP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,219 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Doug Howlett cameo when the players were walking into the pitch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Some start by Scannell! Fabulous charge down.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    They will bounce back when they have a new coach

    Apparently Ospreys' chairman, Roger Blyth, said they've carried out a thorough review and they're sticking by Tandy. He's contracted to them until 2020.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Sam Davies having a nightmare so far!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Cloete is certainly an angry man.....gotta admit I like it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    There'll be some people in bother here. Looked like a very forceful choke & throw on Cloete.


  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭ Anatidaephobia


    Won't somebody please think of the children?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    That was shocking......lucky it's only a yellow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Won't somebody please think of the children?!
    Who seem to be finding it heartily amusing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,133 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Hmm. Lucky boy.

    Although perhaps he's unlucky in that he'll be back on the field with a big ole target on him for the next hour and Cloete looked a tad upset.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Good man Arnold, delighted for him. He's had such bad luck with injuries I hope he takes his chance


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Hart is having a good game.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Jamie Heaslip approves of Sammy Arnold's pre-scoring celebration. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Sweetnam! This could be a rout!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Very good awareness by keatley!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Ospreys are a terrible rugby team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Keatley is having a great game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Bazzo wrote: »
    Keatley is having a great game.

    He sure is. Delighted for the guy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    vienne86 wrote: »
    He sure is. Delighted for the guy.

    Absolutely thrilled for him!!! And delighted his decision to stay is working out for him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Cloete in? Smart powerful play from him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Try for me. Great awareness by Cloete.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Smart stuff from Cloete. Davies having a mare. Ospreys are a total joke.


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