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Cardiff Blues vs Munster, Sat 2nd November 7:35pm, TG4/Eir

  • 01-11-2019 12:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Cardiff:
    Matthew Morgan; Jason Harries, Rey Lee-Lo, Garyn Smith, Aled Summerhill; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams (capt);
    Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher, Scott Andrews, Josh Turnbull, Rory Thornton, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Olly Robinson, Will Boyde.

    Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Brad Thyer, Keiron Assiratti, Seb Davies, Nick Williams, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Willis Halaholo.

    Munster:
    Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson;
    Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne, Keynan Knox; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Liam O’Connor, Stephen Archer, Jed Holloway, Conor Oliver, Nick McCarthy, Tyler Bleyendaal, Rory Scannell.

    Conference A clash as Cardiff host Munster at the Arms Park. Cardiff have started the season poorly and will need points quite urgently to catch-up with the top 4 sides in the table.

    Shane Daly starts in an unfamiliar position in Munster colours at fullback. After being installed as Munster's third choice tighthead prop for Europe, Keynan Knox gets a start. JJ Hanrahan is selected over Bleyendaal with Joey Carbery's availability for the next few games up in the air.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,016 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Enlightening


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


    Knox, Wooton and Arnold make their first starts of the season, with Oliver due to make his first appearance of the season off the bench

    Feels very much like a "B" team to me, I've gone from pretty confident of a win to a lot less so looking at that team.

    Cardiff side

    https://twitter.com/cardiff_blues/status/1190240987836289025

    Lee-Lo and and Halaholo always seem to play well against Munster


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭ Jump_In_Jack


    Daly starting at fullback and Knox being the starting tighthead are the big surprises.
    Looking forward to seeing how they go.

    Also, Barron and Oliver to come off the bench, interested to see if they can put their hand up for selection going forward.


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


    that's a fairly mobile team!


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


    Daly starting at fullback and Knox being the starting tighthead are the big surprises.
    Looking forward to seeing how they go.

    Also, Barron and Oliver to come off the bench, interested to see if they can put their hand up for selection going forward.

    It's a contract year for Oliver, he'll need to make the most of any opportunities.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,016 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Seems like a fairly light weight team to me.

    I'll watch from behind the couch.


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


    Seems like a fairly light weight team to me.

    I'll watch from behind the couch.

    Definitely. Munster were -4 pre-lineups, now they're +2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭ Jump_In_Jack


    It's a contract year for Oliver, he'll need to make the most of any opportunities.

    Yeah, I think he should be pushing past Cloete this season, and with Hodnett coming up from the academy and TOD still around he’ll need to be very impressive to have any chance of staying at Munster next season.


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


    Please JJ..... have a good game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Are Eir's commentary team still in the toilets? :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Serious wind, JJ knows this and puts in THAT kick...


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


    Cloete you gem!


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


    Tackler never released. I've a feeling this ref will be killing us.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,119 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Botha is like a different player this year


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


    Jack is making a habit of that :D


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


    Get in!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Great team try that


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


    Mathewson keeping them honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Am I dreaming or are we seeing some creative Munster attacking?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,119 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Excellent play from Kevin O Byrne


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,119 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Am I dreaming or are we seeing some creative Munster attacking?

    This season their attacking has been noticably better.

    Sometimes I'm accused of bwing over optimistic but we're definitely going to win the Heineken Cup this year


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Three times now Paddy Wallace has called a player the wrong name (twice for Munster)
    Impressive he's collecting a pay cheque for this.


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


    Second poor kick, no brains behind it.


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


    Three times now Paddy Wallace has called a player the wrong name (twice for Munster)
    Impressive he's collecting a pay cheque for this.

    Shur they're all wearing the same thing!


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


    It's idiotic ****e like turning over the ball for free with a minute on the clock that drives me nuts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Poor end to the half.
    All they had to do was hold onto the ball for 40 seconds, instead kick it away for 10 metres territory.


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


    Not a bad half.

    Alby giving away a penalty at an attacking 5m scrum and giving Cardiff back the ball with 20 seconds left on the clock very frustrating.

    Nice variation in attack and the wind seems a big factor. Could get a win here


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


    Three times now Paddy Wallace has called a player the wrong name (twice for Munster)
    Impressive he's collecting a pay cheque for this.

    He sounds so bored too. A plethora of ex pros out there and they pick absolute dross.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭ eigrod


    Wind seems to have eased a bit 2nd half judging by the kicks so far


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Poor play at the end of the 1st half has led into the 2nd


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