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Munster vs Harlequins, Sun 13th Dec 5:30pm; BT Sport

  • 11-12-2020 12:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray;
    James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.

    Harlequins:
    1. Joe Marler (205)
    2. Scott Baldwin (21)
    3. Wilco Louw (7)
    4. Hugh Tizard (3)
    5. Glen Young (23)
    6. James Chisholm (99)
    7. Will Evans (24)
    8. Alex Dombrandt (55) - Captain
    9. Danny Care (286)
    10. Marcus Smith (89)
    11. Cadan Murley (37)
    12. Ben Tapuai (30)
    13. Luke Northmore (11)
    14. Nathan Earle (33)
    15. Mike Brown (336)

    Impact Players
    16. Elia Elia (55)
    17. Santiago Garcia Botta (25)
    18. Fin Baxter (0)
    19. Richard De Carpentier (0)
    20. Tom Lawday (21)
    21. Scott Steele (9)
    22. James Lang (69)
    23. Ross Chisholm (120)

    Unavailable for selection:
    Andre Esterhuizen, Simon Kerrod, Joe Marchant

    Unavailable due to injury:
    Joe Gray, George Head, Joe Wrafter, Craig Trenier, Will Collier, Dino Lamb, Matt Symons, Stephan Lewies, Martin Landajo, Brett Herron, Paul Lasike, Michele Campagnaro, Aaron Morris

    In a 4 game pool stage, this is a must win for Munster.
    Munster opt for Murray and JJ at half-back with Gavin Coombes at 6.


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Comments

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


    It's not the revolution we might have hoped for. Coombes is the only real bolter into the starting XV, though there is plenty youth on the bench.


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


    Very conservative I think. Not too impressed with the selection.

    If he was going to try Casey or Healy out starting it was this game not next week so that won't be happening.

    In particular Healy I think should be starting, offers just as much if not more then JJ.

    I think Rory Scannell on the bench is a terrible decision. The experiments of naming him at 13 have largely offered very little i think.
    He is a solid pro and been great servant for Munster but I don't think he offers enough to be in the 23 jersey, would have preferred any of Goggin, Daly, Nash, Sweetnan, particular Goggin or Daly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,690 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    I think Healy will be disappointed not to get the nod. Once we see himself and Casey come off the bench with 25-30 mins to go I'll be happy enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭ theVersatile


    I've no doubt that if **** hits the fan after 50 mins, JVG will have no trouble bringing in the new 9/10 combo.

    SUAF


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    Hugh Tizard. what a world.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,440 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    aloooof wrote: »
    I think Healy will be disappointed not to get the nod. Once we see himself and Casey come off the bench with 25-30 mins to go I'll be happy enough.

    Healy has been playing very well, but remember that he's only started 3 of the 7 games this season (In fact he has a grand total of 4 starts in his career). JJ started the other 4 and is still first choice.

    Healy will get plenty of HEC minutes off the bench and the pecking order could well change in the second half of the season when he has more experience.


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


    That's a really mobile Münster bench, I would have gone for Goggin over R.Scannell as Goggin could cover the wing too.

    Absolutely need to win this one, probably need a TBP too


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,690 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Healy has been playing very well, but remember that he's only started 3 of the 7 games this season (In fact he has a grand total of 4 starts in his career). JJ started the other 4 and is still first choice.

    Healy will get plenty of HEC minutes off the bench and the pecking order could well change in the second half of the season when he has more experience.

    JJ has 4 starts vs Healy's 3, but Healy has more minutes, 303 vs JJ's 257. (Admittedly, part of that is down to JJ's injury after 21 mins against Ospreys).

    I just felt that, with JJ's recent injury issue and the way the fixtures fell with Quins up first, it might've made JVG more likely to go with him than if we had Clermont away first, for example.

    He'll get plenty of mins alright tho, and is a great option to have off the bench tho, as he's shown earlier in the season.


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


    Bumpity bump

    TBP win you'd hope. Getting points next week will be a challenge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ Winnieacre


    Any suggestions as to how to watch this on TV in Ireland?
    Used to watch through eir broadband package.

    Tried to take monthly pass to BT sport but only available to UK residents. Nowtv only has Sky sports pass available.
    Am I missing something?

    Any advice appreciated.
    W


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,698 ✭✭✭ Risteard


    Winnieacre wrote: »
    Any suggestions as to how to watch this on TV in Ireland?
    Used to watch through eir broadband package.

    Tried to take monthly pass to BT sport but only available to UK residents. Nowtv only has Sky sports pass available.
    Am I missing something?

    Any advice appreciated.
    W


    NowTV seem to list a BT sport's package here

    https://www.nowtv.com/ie/sports-overview


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


    BT is within the Sports Extra package. That's what I'm using.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ Winnieacre


    Risteard wrote: »
    NowTV seem to list a BT sport's package here

    https://www.nowtv.com/ie/sports-overview

    I have previously purchased passes from NowTV but for some reason only the Sky sports pass is available when I log in.

    Set up new account in son's name and got the Extra with bt sport no problem - strange!

    Thanks

    W


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,094 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    I can't get the Sports extra pass. Tried last night and it was 34 euro for one month. Screw that. Ive used the radio instead.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 376 ✭✭ Kurt_Godel.


    https://www.nowtv.com/ie/watch-sports-extra?DCMP=afc-nowtv:nc_General/gen&awc=11006_1607878470_655e06aafa9b414009e8171d5ee90506

    2 months Sports Pass for the price of one (€34) via this link... BT Sport and Premier Sport, lots of rugby:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,094 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    Thanks for the link but I think it's only for new customers. When I enter my details I can't get the offer.
    Screw em.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    Any radio coverage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,353 ✭✭✭ schmoo2k


    Lashing rain...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,094 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    Any radio coverage?

    Newstalk


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,058 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    OldRio wrote: »
    Thanks for the link but I think it's only for new customers. When I enter my details I can't get the offer.
    Screw em.

    It absolutely is open to existing subscribers, I availed of it on Friday


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    first blood to quin's with that scrum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭ Utah_Saint


    Wtf are the feeding the no 6 for Munster. Bloke is massive. Is he new?


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


    Utah_Saint wrote: »
    Wtf are the feeding the no 6 for Munster. Bloke is massive. Is he new?
    Coombes. a year or so out of academy. played 20 games for first team. can play 2nd row, 6/8.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭ clsmooth


    Really liking the tip on passes so far


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    ****in hell


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


    Brutal error from JJ.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Beirne has been impressive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Jesus that was very poor from Hanrahan


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ caddy16


    ****in hell

    Unforgivable


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  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ MaddChris


    And that's the JJ we all know


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