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Edinburgh vs Munster, Sat 30th March 12:45pm; VM1/BT Sport 3

  • 29-03-2019 12:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Edinburgh:
    15. Darcy Graham (20)
    14. Damien Hoyland (60)
    13. James Johnstone (39)
    12. Chris Dean (84)
    11. Duhan van der Merwe (37)
    10. Jaco van der Walt (36)
    9. Henry Pyrgos (20)

    1. Pierre Schoeman (19)
    2. Stuart McInally (133) CAPTAIN
    3. WP Nel (130)
    4. Ben Toolis (106)
    5. Grant Gilchrist (133)
    6. John Barclay (1)
    7. Hamish Watson (96)
    8. Viliame Mata (56)

    Replacements: 16. Ross Ford (195); 17. Allan Dell (58); 18. Simon Berghan (63); 19. Magnus Bradbury (61); 20. Jamie Ritchie (61); 21. Charlie Shiel (3); 22. Simon Hickey (17); 23. Mark Bennett (16)

    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.

    Edinburgh host Munster in the first game of the Champions Cup quarter-final weekend. Munster are looking to reach their first European final since 2008 with Edinburgh playing their first European playoff game since the 2011-12 season.

    The big selection surprise sees Jack O'Donoghue starting at openside after making a return from a long term injury. Chris Cloete misses out from the 23 with Arno Botha making the bench as a more versatile bench option. Tyler Bleyendaal retains his bench spot from the Exeter game with Joey Carbery returning from injury to start.

    Referee: Pascal Gauz (Fra)
    Assistant Referees: Ludovic Cayre (Fra) & Jonathan Dufort (Fra)
    TMO: Eric Gauzins (Fra)


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


    Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.

    🤪



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Is that a 100% first choice XV? Not a single injury enforced selection? That's remarkable.


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


    Is that a 100% first choice XV? Not a single injury enforced selection? That's remarkable.

    Maybe an in-form TOD would start but otherwise yes. James Cronin would make the bench.


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


    interesting call with JOD I have to say, although I have been disappointed with Cloete the last few games - hes always liable to a brain fart and a couple of penalties a game these days.


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


    Edinburgh:
    15. Darcy Graham (20)
    14. Damien Hoyland (60)
    13. James Johnstone (39)
    12. Chris Dean (84)
    11. Duhan van der Merwe (37)
    10. Jaco van der Walt (36)
    9. Henry Pyrgos (20)

    1. Pierre Schoeman (19)
    2. Stuart McInally (133) CAPTAIN
    3. WP Nel (130)
    4. Ben Toolis (106)
    5. Grant Gilchrist (133)
    6. John Barclay (1)
    7. Hamish Watson (96)
    8. Viliame Mata (56)

    Replacements: 16. Ross Ford (195); 17. Allan Dell (58); 18. Simon Berghan (63); 19. Magnus Bradbury (61); 20. Jamie Ritchie (61); 21. Charlie Shiel (3); 22. Simon Hickey (17); 23. Mark Bennett (16)


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


    Remarkably, Edinburgh's back row is actually better than Munster's. All three are that good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Clegg wrote: »
    Remarkably, Edinburgh's back row is actually better than Munster's. All three are that good.

    Certainly on current form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,165 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,432 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster




  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88




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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Too many Munster supporters here!!! Iv had to speak to people from Waterford!!!! An absolute nightmare:)

    Some atmosphere in the city. It is wedged with red


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


    Can’t call this. Game of the weekend for me. Munster have the world class operators and experience, Edinburgh have an ever improving squad and form on their side. Home advantage not a factor for me. Can’t wait


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Morning, fair early for a game!!

    Going to be very tight. Think the difference will be in Carbery so looking at him to produce some magic hopefully. Scrum will be crucial as Edinburgh are very strong in that department.

    Going for a Munster win. 18-16

    We never make it easy for ourselves anyway


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


    I don't really think Edinburgh are in the form that is being mentioned. They beat a depleted Leinster after bringing back in a rake of their front liners and that was largely due to mincing Leinster in the set piece which won't happen today. Before that they got nothing against Treviso and lost at home to Cardiff. They desperately needed the win last week.

    Cockerill would have given his right arm to play this game 2 months ago when Edinburgh were absolutely on a high but that is a long time ago now.

    Munster are too long in the tooth to be beaten up today like Leinster's front five were last week. It's going to be a close one but I would say Munster by 5. Bookies have it about right making them marginal favourites.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Munster haven't been playing great but winning all season. Can't see them losing today. I don't think Edinburgh have the experience or strength up front to win.


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


    No sub lock on the bench for Edinburgh. Mata at 6'6 is presumably the option if necessary.


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


    Mike Haley has been ruled out of the game. Conway moves to 15 and Sweetnam comes into the side to start on the wing having not been in the initial 23 man squad.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,227 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Clegg wrote: »
    Mike Haley has been ruled out of the game. Conway moves to 15 and Sweetnam comes into the side to start on the wing.

    Doesn't make munster any weaker imo.

    Who's to the bench?


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


    Clegg wrote: »
    Mike Haley has been ruled out of the game. Conway moves to 15 and Sweetnam comes into the side to start on the wing.

    It doesn't really weaken the side on paper. Sweetnam is unlucky that Conway and Earls are in situ.


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


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Doesn't make munster any weaker imo.

    Who's to the bench?

    Goggin. No change.


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


    I'd take Conway over Haley if both were available. Don't think that will weaken Munster much. Sweetnam on form is as good as Haley. Possibly prone to more errors though but has looked decent of late.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Stadium doesn't look nearly as full as I thought it would.


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


    Game is on channel 4

    In case it wasn’t mentioned above


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    troyzer wrote: »
    Stadium doesn't look nearly as full as I thought it would.
    Around 35000 tickets sold according to BT. Still very decent for a qf


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


    Smart play by NScannell. Good atmosphere


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


    Good turnover from McInally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ griffinlee


    murray slow at the ruck to get it away


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


    Edinburgh hitting the ball with real pace, difficult to stop


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


    griffinlee wrote: »
    murray slow at the ruck to get it away

    It was the same all throughout the Six Nations. In this instance Edinburgh also counter rucked well.


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


    Strong defense by Munster, Edinburgh we're being pushed back, but Edinburgh put some pace on the ball.


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