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Munster vs Racing 92, Sat 23rd Nov 5:30pm, BT Sport

  • 22-11-2019 1:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


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

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Fineen Wycherley, Alby Mathewson, Dan Goggin, Arno Botha

    Player Update: Tyler Bleyendaal reported stiffness this week and was unavailable for selection.

    Racing 92:
    15. Simon Zebo, 14. Teddy Thomas, 13. Virimi Vakatawa, 12. Henry Chavancy (c), 11. Juan Imhoff, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Maxime Machenaud, 1. Eddy Ben Arous, 2. Camille Chat, 3. Cedate Gomes Sa, 4. Donnacha Ryan, 5. Dominic Bird, 6. Wenceslas Lauret, 7. Boris Palu, 8. Antonie Claassen.

    Replacements:
    16. Teddy Baubigny, 17. Hassane Kolingar, 18. Ali Oz, 19. Fabien Sanconnie, 20. Yoan Tanga, 21. Teddy Iribaren, 22. Ben Volavola, 23. Brice Dulin

    Massive game in the pool!


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,240 ✭✭✭ sioda


    Lack of cover at 10 is worrying


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




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭ Jump_In_Jack


    sioda wrote: »
    Lack of cover at 10 is worrying

    Scannell would surely move to 10, with Goggin going to 12.


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


    Saracens have put out a weakened side but Ospreys have also. Saracens will get a TBP win.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Munster to win. Racing to continue to be total flakes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ Kevski


    Saracens have put out a weakened side but Ospreys have also. Saracens will get a TBP win.

    Saracens’ weakened team is less weakend than last weekend’s weakend team though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,184 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Kevski wrote: »
    Saracens’ weakened team is less weakend than last weekend’s weakend team though!



    https://twitter.com/RugbySaracens/status/1197863545947533314?s=19


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


    That is some side Racing are bringing to Thomand. Really Going to be down not being at home for this one. I’d take a one point win now if it was offered to me. As per usual, need to target Russell and not allow him space and I’d test Zebo at every opportunity. Think Conway will skin him at some stage. Zebo can’t be fully prepared for this game after the birth of his 3rd child and he hasn’t looked very good in a defensive side of things since going to racing

    Hopeful of getting to Paris for the return fixture. Handy train journey from Germany.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,683 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Subtle dig at the La Défense Arena in the Red Letter :pac:
    Be Loud in our songs, - We do not need flashing lights or DJ’s - do what we do best!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    That's a solid Racing side but I just don't see them turning Munster over in their backyard.

    Expect some brilliance but an overall inconsistent Racing performance and Munster to run a few cheeky ones past Zebo in the last quarter.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 93 ✭✭✭ Felix Jones is God.


    Can see Munster winning this handily enough, JJ's passing and eye for what's happening around him has been spot on this season...rough stab at a score prediction. 23-12 and 14 Munster developed players in the squad...not too shabby at all..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ 171170


    aloooof wrote: »
    Subtle dig at the La Défense Arena in the Red Letter :pac:

    Be Loud in our songs, - We do not need flashing lights or DJ’s - do what we do best!!


    Wishing the very best of luck to Munster in the Eurovision Song Contest this afternoon. It's about time that we won it again!


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


    171170 wrote: »
    Wishing the very best of luck to Munster in the Eurovision Song Contest this afternoon. It's about time that we won it again!
    It's just the qualifying. They need to get through this first.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Why is Botha wearing 23?


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ rudiger2.0


    Why is Botha wearing 23?

    Munster have learned from South Africa's success with a 6-2 split on the bench and are going with an 8-0 split themselves


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,269 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Why is Botha wearing 23?

    Munster is basically annexed by South Africa these days


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Why is Botha wearing 23?

    Munster expecting an arm wrestle / forwards battle so have an extra forward on the bench.

    I also think there is an element of getting your best players on the pitch and depth is a little stretched at the moment.

    One or two early injuries to the backline could be problematic. O'Mahony having previous gametime on the wing may come in handy!


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


    Does anyone else think a 6/2 split is a bad idea with JJ's hamstring trouble?


  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Henwin


    Is it on any free to air channel


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Munster is basically annexed by South Africa these days

    should be no21 so!
    No forward should ever wear a 22 or 23 jersey


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    should be no21 so!
    No forward should ever wear a 22 or 23 jersey
    why? it doesnt matter.
    In France one of sub props is regularly seen wearing the 23 Jersey as they have all other players in 16-22 like it was before second sub prop added to match day squad and extra prop just wears 23


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    I’m been pedantic that’s why
    &
    SA
    No.21 Francois Louw


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,747 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Next Munster will decide their openside wears 6 and their blindside wears 7

    I’m joking of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ Canyon86


    Anybody know when the reverse fixture will be confirmed ?


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


    Canyon86 wrote: »
    Anybody know when the reverse fixture will be confirmed ?

    Probably after Week 4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Quite looking forward to this I must say.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭ cameramonkey


    Munster by 15+. Conway to skin zeeeebs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Zebo has allot more skin these days


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


    Machenaud out. That's a blow for Racing.


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


    Scrum looks :eek:


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