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Cardiff Blues vs Munster; Sat 17th Feb 5:30pm; Sky Sports Action

  • 16-02-2018 1:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Cardiff Blues:
    Rhun Williams; Aled Summerhill, Garyn Smith, Rey Lee-Lo, Owen Lane; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams;
    Gethin Jenkins (C), Matthew Rees, Taufa'ao Filise, George Earle, Seb Davies, Macauley Cook, Ellis Jenkins, Nick Williams

    Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Rhys Gill, Dillon Lewis, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Tomos Williams, Steven Shingler, Ryan Edwards

    Munster:
    Stephen Fitzgerald; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Gerbrandt Grobler, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Robin Copeland.

    Replacements:
    Mike Sherry, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Dave O’Callaghan, James Hart, Tyler Bleyendaal, Simon Zebo.

    Big news to see Tyler Bleyendaal back available. Chris Farrell is retained by the Ireland squad. We see some rotation in the side with Stephen Fitzgerald starting at 15 and Grobler starting at lock.


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


    Is Taufa'ao Filise about 50 years old at this stage?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,237 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    slingerz wrote: »
    Is Taufa'ao Filise about 50 years old at this stage?

    Blues starting front row is 114 years combined !!!!!!!!!

    37, 37, 40 :eek::eek::eek:


    as a comparison, their reserves are only 79 ;)


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 15,201 Mod ✭✭✭✭ rebel girl 15


    Jack O Donoghue first Waterford man to captain Munster


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Great rip by Arnold. bit messy so far, alot of errors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Only just copped TB is on the bench, great to see him back, especially given JJs lack of form


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


    budhabob wrote: »
    Only just copped TB is on the bench, great to see him back, especially given JJs lack of form

    Not sure if you can call it lack of form anymore to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Clever lineout tactic there.

    And........... there’s the first missed 3 of the night.


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


    Terrific line speed from Munster, smothering Cardiff here in these early stages.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    TJ spots a neck roll by a blue player, ref completely ignores him, wtf?


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


    I don't think I've ever seen a passage of play with so many clear knock on's not get called back. If that try is given It's a bit of a joke.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Venjur wrote: »
    I don't think I've ever seen a passage of play with so many clear knock on's not get called back. If that try is given It's a bit of a joke.

    Wasn't even reviewed, madness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Poor protection, but Williams might as well hold a sign up telling the blues what he's gonna do (all game). He's been very poor so far


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,119 Jack Kanoff


    What a shïtefest


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    We’re still in the dressing rooms


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,902 ✭✭✭ letowski


    Munster's half backs are playing terrible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Keatley having one of those games....


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


    Is Hart injured or can he just not get ahead of Williams?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,119 Jack Kanoff


    Venjur wrote: »
    Is Hart injured or can he just not get ahead of Williams?

    He's on the bench tonight


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Venjur wrote: »
    Not sure if you can call it lack of form anymore to be honest.
    I'm an optimistic type of fellow..... although that optimism is leaving me while I watch this cluster****


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    It’s a long time since I’ve wanted Tyler B to come on, what can we lose?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,119 Jack Kanoff


    I'd say Keats is actually having trouble seeing the tramlines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,128 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Well taken try there


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,999 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    I'd say Keats is actually having trouble seeing the tramlines.

    I'd say he'd need to take this game a lot more fcuking seriously and get that dopey fcuking grin off his face every time he fcuks up.


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


    That was a great try, very hard to defend against but in the context of the game Munster are now in serious danger of being hosed here. 19 unanswered points and a mountain to climb. Was hoping for a clean sweep this weekend ahead of the match against Wales next week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,902 ✭✭✭ letowski


    Cardiff tries from:
    • Keatley kick out on the full
    • Williams block kick
    • Keatley restart out on the full.

    Half backs are killing us.


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


    I'd say Keats is actually having trouble seeing the tramlines.
    Isn't touch coloured blue?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,169 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    At what stage do Munster fans start to boo Keatley again? ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,119 Jack Kanoff


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    Isn't touch coloured blue?

    Looks like he's already indicated that he's having issues...will have to shorten his kicks


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭ munsterlegend


    Keatley is awful out there. Every kick is a nightmare so far. He should be hauled off for his stupid grinning alone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Not defending his performance, but keatley is smiling for his own confidence. It's basic psychology, and something he was likely advised by his sports psychologist.


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