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Leicester Tigers vs Munster; Sunday 17th Dec 5:30pm

  • 15-12-2017 1:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Leicester Tigers (v Munster Rugby, Welford Road, Sunday 5.30pm)

    15 Mathew Tait
    14 Adam Thompstone
    13 Manu Tuilagi
    12 Matt Toomua
    11 Jonny May
    10 George Ford
    9 Ben Youngs

    1 Kyle Traynor
    2 Tom Youngs (c)
    3 Dan Cole
    4 Mike Fitzgerald
    5 Graham Kitchener
    6 Valentino Mapapalangi
    7 Mike Williams
    8 Sione Kalamafoni

    Replacements

    16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
    17 Logovi’i Mulipola
    18 Chris Baumann
    19 Dom Barrow
    20 Luke Hamilton
    21 Sam Harrison
    22 Joe Ford
    23 Nick Malouf

    Munster:
    15 Simon Zebo; 14 Darren Sweetnam, 13 Sammy Arnold, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Alex Wootton; 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Conor Murray;
    1 Dave Kilcoyne, 2 Kevin O’Byrne, 3 Stephen Archer; 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Billy Holland; 6 Peter O’Mahony (c), 7 Chris Cloete, 8 CJ Stander.

    Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Brian Scott, 18 John Ryan, 19 Darren O’Shea, 20 Jack O’Donoghue, 21 Duncan Williams, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 Keith Earls.

    Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua return to start in midfield for Leicester as they look to bounce back from an awful display in Limerick.

    Munster's bench sees the addition of Niall Scannell and Keith Earls as they return from their own injuries. Tommy O'Donnell doesn't receive a callup despite getting through a B&I Cup appearance last weekend. Rhys Marshall and Andrew Conway miss out due to concussion.

    We saw last season that a heavy win in Limerick gives Munster no guarantees of success in Welford Road. Hopefully we will have more success this year. A win would put Munster in a strong position to secure a quarter-final berth.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Scrambled
    Is this KOB's first Champions cup start? to be fair, he seems like a solid choice, nothing flashy but cant remember him ever being shown up at any stage.

    Great to see Earls back in the fold, he offers some spark from the bench for sure.

    Thankfully our centres are powerful defenders because theyre going to have some bulk running hard at them from the off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,628 ✭✭✭✭ phog


    No Marshall, huge loss. Great to see Earls back tho.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    I've serious reservations here. There's no option for poached in the poll.

    That's a strong looking Leicester midfield, tho. Big test for Sammie Arnold.


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


    aloooof wrote: »
    I've serious reservations here. There's no option for poached in the poll.

    getout.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,226 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Going to be a real test but Munsters class and superior fitness to shine through and a comfortable win in the end.

    Munster by 8+


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    aloooof wrote: »
    That's a strong looking Leicester midfield, tho. Big test for Sammie Arnold.

    Tuilagi has played one game of rugby in a year. Toomua hasn't played in almost 2 months. They've pedigree but no way they've any fitness.

    Leicester are in panic mode and throwing two lads in who have barely ever set foot on a pitch together for a competitive match.

    I would imagine a hard fought win for Munster will be the outcome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,010 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Heading over to this, can't wait. Always a great trip, Leicester fans are amongst the soundest you'll meet.

    We lost by the last kick of the ball last year and we played woefully, while I think Leicester might be slightly better this time around, we surely won't play as poorly again. Think we'll take them. History is against us, I read somewhere that Leicester have never lost back to back in Europe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ slingerz


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    leakyboots wrote: »
    Heading over to this, can't wait. Always a great trip, Leicester fans are amongst the soundest you'll meet.

    We lost by the last kick of the ball last year and we played woefully, while I think Leicester might be slightly better this time around, we surely won't play as poorly again. Think we'll take them. History is against us, I read somewhere that Leicester have never lost back to back in Europe.

    i hate stats like that, theres a sense of foreboding for the away team but also a law of averages scenario for the home side!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    leakyboots wrote: »
    I read somewhere that Leicester have never lost back to back in Europe.

    Aside from in Munster's pool last season? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ slingerz


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    Buer wrote: »
    Aside from in Munster's pool last season? :pac:

    i think he meant the back to back fixtures


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,172 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Buer wrote: »
    Aside from in Munster's pool last season? :pac:

    They won one, lost one last season


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,010 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Lads, it was something I read on the internetz so it's TRUE


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    slingerz wrote: »
    i think he meant the back to back fixtures

    Ah. The double header, yes that makes sense. I'd imagine there are a few teams in that position though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Ben Youngs being interviewed in the middle of the warm up, don't think I've ever seen that :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,226 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    And here .. we .. go ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Good to see the Waterboy on the sidelines as usual!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,000 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    Hard to see Scannell and Arnold getting the better of Toomua and Tuilagi...

    Tough, tough game ahead.

    Cloete and Kleyn to shine!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Ben Youngs being interviewed in the middle of the warm up, don't think I've ever seen that :pac:

    I utterly hate this nonsense. Leave the players and coaches do their jobs. Plenty of time after the game to get their thoughts. Chances of them telling you anything interesting is almost zero.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Poor start from Munster. 45 seconds in and two errors mean it should be 3-0 before anything's really happened!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Poor decision by Scannel, had plenty of time to boot that away.


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


    ****ty start.

    Brain dead by Scannell and O'Mahoney.

    Do the basics right!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    some kick


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


    Some balls from Keatley. Brilliant


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    No way is that Leicester line onside.

    They also committed about 3 futher offences after the initial Youngs infringement.


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


    Youngs knew exactly what he was doing. Very cynical.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭ budhabob


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    DDC1990 wrote: »
    Youngs knew exactly what he was doing. Very cynical.

    Surprised ref didn't have a word.

    KOB confident with his throws.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,968 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    nalls


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭ MaybeMaybe


    Holding a player in the ruck should be a penalty


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,226 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Awful defending.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    Tait looked pretty good there. Glides passed O'Mahoney and Kilcoyne with ease


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