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Munster v Leinster Build Up Thread

  • 19-01-2021 2:39pm
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    Subscribers Posts: 36,277 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    probably the most eagerly awaited game since the end of last season (when was that again?)

    Munster coming in with a rich vein of form with 8 wins and one loss (the xmas game where ulster wiped the floor with them in the belfast)

    Leinster come in in disastrous form of 8 wins and one loss (when the u14s lost against the plucky greenhorns of the wesht)

    bookies have this -3 to Leinster

    IBF says that Leinster wont take the lead at any stage in the game

    therefore guaranteed TBP for the boys in blue !!

    have at it....


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


    'Possibles v Probables' for people of a certain vintage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    OldRio wrote: »
    'Possibles v Probables' for people of a certain vintage.

    Some things never change.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    Leinster vs Exiles for people of another certain vintage


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,376 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    I can't wait to see Munster forced to regress to endless box kicks again. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    molloyjh wrote: »
    I can't wait to see Munster forced to regress to endless box kicks again. :pac:

    regress, or a plan that's worked for other teams?

    the fact it was even brought up as a "well we don't like how they play it doesn't suit our plan" should be ridiculed far more :pac: :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    molloyjh wrote: »
    I can't wait to see Munster forced to regress to endless box kicks again. :pac:

    If the weather forecast of wind, rain and snow is right everyone will be box kicking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    regress, or a plan that's worked for other teams?

    the fact it was even brought up as a "well we don't like how they play it doesn't suit our plan" should be ridiculed far more :pac: :pac:

    Leinster won though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    Leinster won though.

    And yet they still decided to moan about the opposition.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    Leinster getting in their excuses good and early I see....


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


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    And yet they still decided to moan about the opposition.

    Nothing new there. They blame other teams when they lose too. "We lost versus Saracens because other teams in the Pro 14!" No other teams in the Pro 14 were actually playing that game.

    You could just blame the Dublin meeja,. but they're just printing what their readers want to read. And judging by this thread, they're exactly right :)


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


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    regress, or a plan that's worked for other teams?

    the fact it was even brought up as a "well we don't like how they play it doesn't suit our plan" should be ridiculed far more :pac: :pac:

    I don't think anyone from Leinster said it didn't suit their plan, just that it was an awful game.

    I'd say most coaches would be happy with the opposition tactics if they only score 3 points in 80 minutes of a semi final.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,129 ✭✭✭ lawrencesummers


    Impossible to see Leinster losing this.

    They have learned their lesson from the Connacht game.
    The big game players, Healy, Ryan, henshaw know that the 6 nations is coming and they need to hit form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,376 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    regress, or a plan that's worked for other teams?

    the fact it was even brought up as a "well we don't like how they play it doesn't suit our plan" should be ridiculed far more :pac: :pac:

    Careful now benny, you might trip over your arm with all the reaching you're doing. :pac:

    Seriously though, Munster have to be favourites here. All but a full strength team, at home, with a point to prove. Leinster could lose this and nobody would think twice about it. If Munster lose to Leinster again all the same questions will arise as before.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Impossible to see Leinster losing this.

    They have learned their lesson from the Connacht game.
    The big game players, Healy, Ryan, henshaw know that the 6 nations is coming and they need to hit form.

    Henshaw and Ryan gave timely reminders of their quality against Ulster too. Both had excellent performances.


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


    As I said elsewhere, bit of a nothing game for Munster as we'll still be top of our conference regardless. Leinster with much more to play for. We should probably just play the kids.

    (Full house?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,376 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    aloooof wrote: »
    As I said elsewhere, bit of a nothing game for Munster as we'll still be top of our conference regardless. Leinster with much more to play for. We should probably just play the kids.

    (Full house?)

    This is more like it. Give guys like Salanoa and McCarthy game time to see where they are at. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Rare we get this fixture so close to international season with all of the seniors available.

    The 6 nations audition narrative has been harvested by the media recently and I must say I am enjoying it.

    Virtually every player whose in a realistic position for Ireland minutes playing this weekend also has an opposite number who feels they deserve those Ireland minutes themselves. Will make it interesting indeed


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    Impossible to see Leinster losing this.

    They have learned their lesson from the Connacht game.
    The big game players, Healy, Ryan, henshaw know that the 6 nations is coming and they need to hit form.

    Healy and Ryan are past due at this point


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    anyone who says Ryan is out of form didn't watch the ulster game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    molloyjh wrote: »
    Careful now benny, you might trip over your arm with all the reaching you're doing. :pac:

    Seriously though, Munster have to be favourites here. All but a full strength team, at home, with a point to prove. Leinster could lose this and nobody would think twice about it. If Munster lose to Leinster again all the same questions will arise as before.....

    ah sure if you cant reach in a Munster Leinster thread what are we even doing here??:pac:


    Pressure is surely on Leinster here, league wise? Sure they'll want to win, but they're all but guaranteed a spot in the knockouts(regardless of what way they fall). Leinster cant afford to not win a game they have over Ulster


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    ah sure if you cant reach in a Munster Leinster thread what are we even doing here??:pac:


    Pressure is surely on Leinster here, league wise? Sure they'll want to win, but they're all but guaranteed a spot in the knockouts(regardless of what way they fall). Leinster cant afford to not win a game they have over Ulster

    given the rainbow cup won't happen, it's not a must win game.

    pressure surely on Munster to prove that all this talk about being better than last time they played is fact and not fiction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,049 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Is this on Premier Sport 2 ?


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


    Munster, please keep it under 50 against the money laden, rigging Evil Empire. That's all us poor craturs can hope for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    aloooof wrote: »
    As I said elsewhere, bit of a nothing game for Munster as we'll still be top of our conference regardless. Leinster with much more to play for. We should probably just play the kids.

    (Full house?)

    Some of the kids look more dangerous than the aul heads.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,277 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Is this on Premier Sport 2 ?

    according to ultimate rugby:

    eir Sport 1 TV
    Pro14 TV Live Stream
    SuperSport CSN TV
    SuperSport Grandstand TV
    SuperSport Rugby TV


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Leinster will take the lead for the last time just before half time and will win with a bonus point, the shame of this will ultimately lead to the collapse of Munster rugby


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Really hope this goes ahead, should be a cracker


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,049 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    according to ultimate rugby:

    eir Sport 1 TV
    Pro14 TV Live Stream
    SuperSport CSN TV
    SuperSport Grandstand TV
    SuperSport Rugby TV

    ****e

    Radio and deferred coverage on TG4 it is then


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,129 ✭✭✭ lawrencesummers


    Presumably Cian Healy and Sexton will be completely anonymous for their entire time on the pitch and will then be guaranteed to start against Wales.


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


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Is this on Premier Sport 2 ?
    https://www.premiersports.com/sports/pro14/fixtures


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