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Dragons vs Munster, Sun 1st Nov 2pm. Live on TG4

  • 31-10-2020 12:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Dragons:
    Josh Lewis, Owen Jenkins, Adam Warren, Jamie Roberts, Ashton Hewitt, Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (c); Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard, Lloyd Fairbrother, Joe Davies, Matthew Screech, Ben Fry, Harrison Keddie, Ollie Griffiths

    Replacements: Ellis Shipp, Conor Maguire, Aaron Jarvis, Ben Carter, Taine Basham, Tavis Knoyle, Jack Dixon, Dafydd Howells

    Munster:
    Matt Gallagher; Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell, Damian de Allende, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; Josh Wycherley, Kevin O’Byrne, Keynan Knox; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.

    Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Thomas Ahern, Tommy O’Donnell, Nick McCarthy, Jake Flannery, Jack O’Sullivan.

    Munster travel to Rodney Parade after their thrilling win over Cardiff in the inaugural Monday Night Rugby. Munster enter this contest with three wins from three while Dragons have shipped two heavy defeats to Leinster and Ulster and an eight point win over Zebre.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 300 ✭✭ SUAF_1879


    Delighted to see a nice mix of youth and experience again.

    Interesting to see Flannery in the 22 shirt. With the other outhalfs in the Academy and him playing 15 for the U20's, I honestly thought that's where his future would lie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭ theVersatile


    Goddamn that is an interesting Munster team. Finally get to see Knox. Whycherley starts at LH. Thomas Aherne involved at last too. Scannell at 13 probably isn't the most glowing thing for McHenry (unless injury or COVID is a factor). Flannery getting his trial off the bench.

    Looking forward to it


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


    A lot of opportunities given in that lineup alongside experienced players. Knox starts at TH, Wycherley as expected gets a start at LH. Ahern on the bench for his debut. Scannell at 13 with Farrell and Goggin unavailable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    SUAF_1879 wrote: »
    Delighted to see a nice mix of youth and experience again.

    Interesting to see Flannery in the 22 shirt. With the other outhalfs in the Academy and him playing 15 for the U20's, I honestly thought that's where his future would lie.

    He could quite easily come on at 15 in this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Delighted with that team. Youth is getting a right shot at the moment, but theres a nice balance to it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,648 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Great mix again, there. As young a front row as we’ve started in a long time (tho out of necessity as much as anything). Looking forward to see Ahern too.

    Would have thought 12. Scannell 13. DDA might’ve made more sense?


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


    DDA vs Roberts and Nash vs Hewitt will be interesting battles

    Looking forward to seeing Gallagher at FB

    Happy to see Knox, Wycherley, Barron, Ahern, Flannery and O'Sullivan all involved


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


    When DdA came on for goggin last week himself and Scannell sort of interchanged between 12/13 depending on circumstances but mostly Scannell was stood at 13


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


    Goddamn that is an interesting Munster team. Finally get to see Knox. Whycherley starts at LH. Thomas Aherne involved at last too. Scannell at 13 probably isn't the most glowing thing for McHenry (unless injury or COVID is a factor). Flannery getting his trial off the bench.

    Looking forward to it

    I can understand taking Scannell over McHenry. While Dragons look awful it's still an away game where a mix and match Munster side has struggled to wins in the past. If Flannery comes on at 10 he might be glad to have Scannell alongside as a kicking option.


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


    If conditions are anything like they were yesterday for the Wales game, then this game could be an arm wrestle


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


    Cleote is out with neck injury. John Hodnett straight into team replacing him


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


    Cleote is out with neck injury. John Hodnett straight into team replacing him

    He's luckless with neck injuries


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Very dangerous no arm tackle. Surprised it wasnt given another look.


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


    That was a long advantage.
    I thought Kleyn might have had a shoulder to the head too.

    The no arms - chop was filthy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Hodnett looks the real deal. Surprisingly strong and great awareness. Gallagher has been sharp so far also. Good try.


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


    Good score by Gallagher. Some great offloading in leadup.


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


    Casey great feints by him


  • Registered Users Posts: 841 ✭✭✭ foxyladyxx


    Gallagher, Casey , Hodnett and Wycherley for Ireland


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


    budhabob wrote: »
    Hodnett looks the real deal. Surprisingly strong and great awareness. Gallagher has been sharp so far also. Good try.

    I think he'll be great, loads of aggression already and runs at space. He offers Munster something in the backrow they haven't had before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,010 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Tis very early days but Casey looks to be the dog's danglies - lovely snappy pass, great break and step, not afraid to take control and play for territory.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Sh*t day, take the points.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    What a try!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,128 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    What a beautiful try


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


    Munster are playing some brilliant heads up stuff. Gallagher not calling the mark, Casey and JJ all making great decisions.

    The Dragons defence are actually backing away from tackles too.


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


    Will today be the day De Allende breaks his duck


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    That was poor from Casey at the maul, had plenty of time to use it.

    JJs territorial kicking continues to be so very poor


  • Registered Users Posts: 841 ✭✭✭ foxyladyxx


    Knock on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    a lot of Dragons lads look like they're just there to make up the numbers and get a paycheck. sad stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    lol well obviously my stream is a minute or two behind


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Dragons are dirty ****ers. KOB got an elbow to the face while on the ground there.


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