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Munster vs Edinburgh, Sat 10th 7:35pm

  • 09-10-2020 11:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Alex McHenry, Rory Scannell, Matt Gallagher; Ben Healy, Craig Casey;
    Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne; Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander (C).

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Roman Salanoa, Gavin Coombes, John Hodnett, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Dan Goggin.

    Edinburgh Rugby team to face Munster at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14

    15. Damien Hoyland (76)
    14. Darcy Graham (34)
    13. Mark Bennett (39)
    12. George Taylor (24)
    11. Duhan van der Merwe (60)
    10. Jaco van der Walt (59)
    9. Nic Groom (13)

    1. Rory Sutherland (85)
    2. Stuart McInally (147) CO-CAPTAIN
    3. WP Nel (143)
    4. Ben Toolis (122)
    5. Grant Gilchrist (152) CO-CAPTAIN
    6. Jamie Ritchie (70)
    7. Hamish Watson (112)
    8. Nick Haining (15)

    Replacements: 16. Mike Willemse (22) 17. Pierre Schoeman (45) 18 Simon Berghan (83) 19. Andrew Davidson (4) 20. Mesulame Kunavula (3) 21. Dan Nutton (2) 22. Nathan Chamberlain (3) 23. James Johnstone (51)

    Unavailable due to injury: Blair Kinghorn, Luke Crosbie, Magnus Bradbury, Henry Pyrgos, Viliame Mata, Fraser McKenzie, Chris Dean, Charlie Shiel, Matt Gordon


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


    That is a very strange Munster selection :confused:


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


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    That is a very strange Munster selection :confused:

    We don't know who is or is not available due to the positive tests and self-isolation so it's difficult to read too much into it.

    Good to see Salanoa, Hodnett and Crowley on the bench.


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


    We don't know who is or is not available due to the positive tests and self-isolation so it's difficult to read too much into it.

    Good to see Salanoa, Hodnett and Crowley on the bench.

    Ah ok, I naively thought it would just be the two players who tested positive that would be missing,

    That is a strong Edinburgh team, could be in trouble here


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,625 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Co-captain? Don't think I've seen that before.


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


    I think it's fair to say that JvG is backing a lot of youth tomorrow.


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


    Chance for the likes of Scannell and O'Donnell who have fallen down the pecking order to impress.

    Great to see Goggin back after injury, he looked good last season


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ Tomtom364


    With a young player starting at 13 & 10 I would really have liked to have Damian DeAllande at 12. Rory Scannell is a very experienced player and maybe he actually has more of a familiarity with the two lads but DdA is absolutely world class and exactly the type of player you want to give those young fellas confidence to preform.

    Otherwise a fairly well mixed team between experienced players, good squad pros & young players. Very important match in terms of how the conference went last year


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


    JvG mentioning "a few guys in quarantine" so it's difficult to know how the combinations were formed with an unclear number of players who are unavailable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,008 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Some young guns getting the nod, looking forward to this


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,625 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Anyone know if the row between Virgin and Eir is over are am I going to have to look for this thru alternative means?


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


    3 set to get debut in Gallagher, Salanoa, Crowley
    Will be interesting to see how Gallagher goes especially.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭ blindsider


    aloooof wrote: »
    Anyone know if the row between Virgin and Eir is over are am I going to have to look for this thru alternative means?

    Row not over - alternative means? I'm sure that I have no idea what you mean...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Does Toland every shut the f**k up?
    Healy put a brilliant kick down the touch line and all Toland is doing is ranting nonsense unrelated to what's happening on the pitch.


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


    Does Toland every shut the f**k up?
    Healy put a brilliant kick down the touch line and all Toland is doing is ranting nonsense unrelated to what's happening on the pitch.

    Silence is not a friend of his.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Great start from young Ben


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


    4 excellent kicks by Healy so far. Gets some distance in to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,305 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    eigrod wrote: »
    4 excellent kicks by Healy so far. Gets some distance in to them.

    Plenty to spare on them alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,749 ✭✭✭ A-Train


    A soft enough try to give up by Munster


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


    Toland has been shouting about Munster’s aggressiveness but there’s been an absolute rake load of lads slipping off of tackles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Though O'Donoghue was lucky not to be penalised there during the maul.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Looks like the 15 got it down first?


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


    Would have been harsh on Edinburgh that.
    Munster stuck on the halfway line going nowhere and a loose kick from scannell.
    Despite comms suggesting it was a genius kick.


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


    Edinburgh have so many passengers at rucks, good to see Munster target that with counters


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


    Owens telling Watson twice to leave it.
    Ping him ffs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Zero aggression in defense


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 kingofthekong


    Munster getting bullied upfront


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


    2 attacks Edinburgh, 2 tries.


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


    An attempted offload on the floor whilst on his belly. FFS.

    The backline are woeful, throwing it wide with not one person taking it to the line before passing. The Edinburgh backline just standing waiting for it.


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


    Craig Casey makes a great break. Clearly inspired by similar runs made by John Hayes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Ben Healy looks like a ginger Kylo Ren.

    I don't mind Toland - don't really pay much attention but at times I feel like he is watching a different game.

    Munster forwards second best here, need to regroup at half time.


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