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Ospreys vs Munster, Fri 22nd Feb 7:35pm; ES2

  • 21-02-2019 12:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Ospreys:
    15 Dan Evans
    14 Hanno Dirksen
    13 Cory Allen
    12 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
    11 Keelan Giles
    10 Luke Price
    9 Matthew Aubrey

    1 Jordan Lay
    2 Scott Baldwin
    3 Tom Botha
    4 James King
    5 Bradley Davies
    6 Olly Cracknell (Capt)
    7 Sam Cross
    8 Rob McCusker

    REPLACEMENTS
    16 Scott Otten
    17 Rowan Jenkins
    18 Ma’afu Fia
    19 Lloyd Ashley
    20 Will Griffiths
    21 Reuben Morgan-Williams
    22 James Hook
    23 Luke Morgan

    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Jaco Taute, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Neil Cronin;
    Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Alby Mathewson, Bill Johnston, Rory Scannell.

    Good to see Neil Cronin given another start. Taute comes in for a rare appearance but I like the idea of putting him alongside players like Goggin and Nash.

    Edit: Kleyn replaced by Beirne.


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Comments

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


    This is a very big game for both sides. With Scarlets away next week being another tough fixture, Munster may need the win tomorrow in their chase to secure 1st place and a bye to a home semi-final.

    Ospreys will be hurting after being nilled in Bridgend against Ulster and now have Cardiff and Cheetahs breathing down their necks while Connacht now hold a lead of four points over Ospreys in third place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Pretty happy with that team. Hopefully Taute can go well. Glad to see Cronin getting another start and Alby to inject some pace if necessary off the bench. Delighted to see O'Donoghue listed; hopefully he can make an impact later on.

    🤪



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


    The Ospreys team to play Munster at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 22nd February 2019, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

    15 Dan Evans
    14 Hanno Dirksen
    13 Cory Allen
    12 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
    11 Keelan Giles
    10 Luke Price
    9 Matthew Aubrey

    1 Jordan Lay
    2 Scott Baldwin
    3 Tom Botha
    4 James King
    5 Bradley Davies
    6 Olly Cracknell (Capt)
    7 Sam Cross
    8 Rob McCusker

    REPLACEMENTS
    16 Scott Otten
    17 Rowan Jenkins
    18 Ma’afu Fia
    19 Lloyd Ashley
    20 Will Griffiths
    21 Reuben Morgan-Williams
    22 James Hook
    23 Luke Morgan

    The following players were unavailable for selection due to international duty:

    Adam Beard, Aled Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, George North, Nicky Smith, Justin Tipuric and Owen Watkin (All Wales); Giorgi Nemsadze (Georgia)

    The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

    Dan Baker – Knee; Sam Davies – Groin; Tom Habberfield – Shin; Rhodri Jones - Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Gareth Thomas – Ankle; Scott Williams - Back


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Has Keelon Giles been back long? I saw him score a Hat Trick as a kid in away Challenge Cup game against Lyon. He's rapid.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Ospreys look better on paper but they were so, so bad against Ulster that this should be a handy win for Munster.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Ospreys look better on paper but they were so, so bad against Ulster that this should be a handy win for Munster.

    they do??? i would have said thats a piss poor ospreys team... i cant see any area of the field where they are stronger then their munster counters.


    their half backs have a grand total of 2 senior starts between them

    7, 8, 9 and 10 have a grand total of 17 starts.......

    i think the +8 is too generous to ospreys.... the end result could be double that


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


    Rob McCusker is an experienced player, he just hasn't been playing a lot for the Ospreys.


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


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    they do??? i would have said thats a piss poor ospreys team... i cant see any area of the field where they are stronger then their munster counters.


    their half backs have a grand total of 2 senior starts between them

    7, 8, 9 and 10 have a grand total of 17 starts.......

    i think the +8 is too generous to ospreys.... the end result could be double that

    I hope you're right!


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Zzippy wrote: »
    I hope you're right!

    and typically the spread tightens to -7

    :D:D:D:D:D

    i know nothing !!! :)


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


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    and typically the spread tightens to -7

    :D:D:D:D:D

    i know nothing !!! :)

    I hope the Munster players are backing themselves to beat that :D
    Could do with Ospreys not picking up any bonus points...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭ Wegians89


    Hope to god Munster can do Connacht a solid one and get a result were ospreys get no points from the game


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


    Looks like perfect conditions in Swansea this evening.


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


    I hope to read lots of comments tonight as I'll be at the eh other province...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,574 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    I hope to read lots of comments tonight as I'll be at the eh superior province...

    Enjoy the game


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    I hope to read lots of comments tonight as I'll be at the eh other province...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Kleyn of out due to illness. Replaced by Tadhg Beirne.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Kleyn of out due to illness. Replaced by Tadhg Beirne.

    That explains why Beirne isn't starting for Ireland so

    Actually if I was Darren O'Shea id be annoyed at that


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


    It's a bit odd that Beirne would be brought over as a 24th man. If he's fit you surely name him in the 23?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    That explains why Beirne isn't starting for Ireland so

    Actually if I was Darren O'Shea id be annoyed at that


    I'd say Ireland selection takes precedence


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 197 ✭✭ Stone Gossard


    Munster motoring well here tonight... Cronin & JJ dovetailing well so far


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


    Cronin's kicking from the base is brilliant.


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


    Calamity of a try given up for Munster.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 197 ✭✭ Stone Gossard


    DDC1990 wrote: »
    Calamity of a try given up for Munster.

    It was a fantastic kick ffs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭ mangobob


    That was a class try from Scarlets in fairness.


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


    It was a fantastic kick ffs


    Nash flew up out of the line, tackled nothing and left the space for the kick.

    Then Marshall had a chance to clean up but made a mistake to knock it into Ospreys players hands.

    The kick was good but it was a real basic attack until Nash made the error


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,116 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    mangobob wrote: »
    That was a class try from Scarlets in fairness.

    They had to run the full length of Wales to score it


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


    Akrasia wrote: »
    They had to run the full length of Wales to score it

    About the length of the advantage from Berry there.


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


    Munster making hard work of this. Ospreys have nothing. JJ and Haley in particular picking the wrong option at the wrong time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 197 ✭✭ Stone Gossard


    The ref is talking...shut up Taffy!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,775 ✭✭✭ shootermacg


    How long are we going to have to live with jj? He is just terrible.


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