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Munster vs Scarlets, Sat 24th March 5:30pm, Sky Sports

  • 23-03-2018 1:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    JJ Hanrahan; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, James Hart;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Robin Copeland.

    Replacements: Niall Scannell, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Gerbrandt Grobler, Dave O’Callaghan, Jack Stafford, Stephen Fitzgerald, Dan Goggin.

    Scarlets:
    15 Tom Williams, 14 Tom Varndell, 13 Scott Williams ©, 12 Paul Asquith, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Aled Davies,
    1 Dylan Evans, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 David Bulbring, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 James Davies, 8 Will Boyde

    Replacements: Emyr Phillips, Phil Price, Werner Kruger, Lewis Rawlins, Josh Macleod, Jonathan Evans, Dan Jones, Steff Hughes

    Massive game for both sides. Scarlets look to close the gap between themselves and Leinster in conference B while Munster look to extend their lead over Cheetahs and solidify second place in conference A.

    Next year's Munster man Tadhg Beirne makes his 50th Scarlets appearance.

    Munster's dire injury situation in the backline forces JJ Hanrahan to start at fullback with the centre partnership of Scannell and Arnold remaining in place.


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,645 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Fairly inexperienced bench options for the backs. Kleyn got passed whatever knock he had so?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    Hanrahan will be fine at fb. A good outing will build his confidence.


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


    I was a lot more optimistic of a Munster result before I saw the line ups.

    If the Scarlets get close to parity in possession, they could roast that Munster back three.


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


    The betting was Munster -8 before the lineups were confirmed, now it's -5.


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


    The betting was Munster -8 before the lineups were confirmed, now it's -5.

    I'd be getting on the Scarlets at that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,645 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    The betting was Munster -8 before the lineups were confirmed, now it's -5.

    Yep, Scarlets outright win was 11/4. It's now 7/4.


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


    Cheetahs have won with a TBP at the Dragons. Pressure is on Munster now.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,022 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Dubinusa wrote: »
    Hanrahan will be fine at fb. A good outing will build his confidence.

    He'd want to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    I agree he's lost his way. His confidence is low. Such a shame, he looked like a viable international quality FH 4 yrs ago. Northampton was not a great experience for him as he couldn't get the 10 Jersey. He may be better off switching to 12 or 15.


  • Registered Users Posts: 676 turnikett1


    Have a bad feeling about this.


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


    I’ve put the emotional hedge on Scarlets at 3/1.

    Disappointed in Sky having to revert to trying to make his a “revenge” match when there’s enough to play for, for both teams to secure a win and 2nd place.




    Uggghhhh it’s Robson on comms.


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


    Copeland looks like he’s going to have a Hart attack after wasting that rip.



    Lads ,.., lads ... Hart...



    Never mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Kilcoyne is daft as a brush.


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


    Ominous start and Patchell looks up for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,167 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Murray Stander pom.

    Who else is there to come back in next week?


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


    There’s aimless kicking and there’s this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    if you have something to bite down on, I suggest you put it in your mouth now, this is going to be a painful lesson :(


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


    Few Scarlets passes are definitely forward but they’re going wide with ease.

    Added to ridiculous penalties again and this could be over before Munster wake up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Holy **** what is going on with Munster. Scarlets in complete control so far. BP could be on the cards at this rate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Wooten expected that to be called back so be very surprised if it isn't a knock-on.

    Edit - off the arm, knock-on. Quinlan is talking rubbish.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,220 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Quinlan didn't cover himself in glory there tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    well, do you feel lucky punk?


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


    Quinlan talking ****e, what a surprise


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,029 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Bridge93 wrote: »
    Quinlan talking ****e, what a surprise

    "Is the bicep not attached to your shoulder"


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,140 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Clegg wrote: »
    Quinlan didn't cover himself in glory there tbh.

    Its grand, very few rate his colour commentary generally.


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


    Clegg wrote: »
    Quinlan didn't cover himself in glory there tbh.
    Coincidentally you've picked out his favourite word... there. :)


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


    Munster should be happy that it at least broke the attack down. Could be further behind. Kicking crucifying them, stop the free ball and they'll pull themselves back into this


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    we've taken our time, but at last we are in the right area of the pitch


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    looks good


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 553 Elvisjuice


    jj having a poor game


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