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Leinster Vs Munster Pro 14 final build up thread

  • 23-03-2021 12:51pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    To save two team threads getting messy

    Here's a thread for you to get you started

    Munster looking for their first silverware in 10 years
    Leinster going for 4 in a row


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


    To save two team threads getting messy

    Here's a thread for you to get you started

    Munster looking for their first silverware in 10 years
    Leinster going for 4 in a row


    Jesus is it 10 years?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    To save two team threads getting messy

    Here's a thread for you to get you started

    Munster looking for their first silverware in 10 years
    Leinster going for 4 in a row

    going for 6 wins in a row over Munster.

    and we all know, no one beats Munster 6 times in a row. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    I think Munster should be able to keep this one VERY close (for the first 10 minutes)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    Leinster are 3/10 to win, Munster 5/2. Handicap is 7 pts.

    I think Munster are going to have a stronger XV on the day because of Leinster injuries and lads being rested, so I think this could be Munster's day.


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


    Leinster are 3/10 to win, Munster 5/2. Handicap is 7 pts.

    I think Munster are going to have a stronger XV on the day because of Leinster injuries and lads being rested, so I think this could be Munster's day.

    It's going to be close to full strength it seems. Which side that benefits more is an interesting question.


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


    I'll reserve judgment until I see the teams.

    They say the internationals are available, whether or not they will be selected (with an eye on Europe) is another question


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


    I'm looking forward to this, I must admit....
    think we'll win by 20+ points.



    What? Im allowed dream ffs


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    They have to play full teams imo. Xmas interpros are one thing but if you're not playing full teams in final you're really saying competition doesn't matter so expect two first teams even if provinces wanted to rest players.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,031 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    It's mental that we're even discussing the possibility of not fielding full strength teams for the league final in favour of rotation because we have European quarter finals the following week. The Rainbow Cup can't come fast enough, or some form of alternative.


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


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    They have to play full teams imo. Xmas interpros are one thing but if you're not playing full teams in final you're really saying competition doesn't matter so expect two first teams even if provinces wanted to rest players.

    Sexton was a sub in last years final


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


    It's mental that we're even discussing the possibility of not fielding full strength teams for the league final in favour of rotation because we have European quarter finals the following week. The Rainbow Cup can't come fast enough, or some form of alternative.

    It's two European games back to back in the Round of 16 and QF.
    Anyway, by the sounds of it the teams will be close to full strength.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    It's mental that we're even discussing the possibility of not fielding full strength teams for the league final in favour of rotation because we have European quarter finals the following week. The Rainbow Cup can't come fast enough, or some form of alternative.


    Blame competition organisers, who have devalued competition for the South Africans


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,240 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    bayern wrote: »
    Blame competition organisers, who have devalued competition for the South Africans

    and covid of course


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


    bayern wrote: »
    Blame competition organisers, who have devalued competition for the South Africans

    Devalued what exactly? The league has been terrible this season, long before the Rainbow Cup was a thing.

    Can you explain what your issue is?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Mike Adamson to ref


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


    We have a ref, Limericks Joy Neville is TMO :D

    https://twitter.com/PRO14Official/status/1374338296348823559


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Devalued what exactly?

    The league has been terrible. Can you explain what your issue is?

    They've cut the league schedule short, removed semi finals and generally treated the league as a competition as a inconsequential event to be shoe horned in at the end of the 6 nations


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    We have a ref, Limericks Joy Neville is TMO :D

    https://twitter.com/PRO14Official/status/1374338296348823559

    POM is safe to dive into all the rucks he likes so.


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


    bayern wrote: »
    They've cut the league schedule short, removed semi finals and generally treated the league as a competition as a inconsequential event.

    The league has been an inconsequential event, compared to other competitions, since ever.

    There's bigger factors at play too than the Proxx. The SA players need a tune up prior to whatever the Lions series turns out to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,649 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    The league has been an inconsequential event, compared to other competitions, since ever.

    *Except 2011, obviously, Thomond.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    Munsters game to lose !!!
    You are welcome Thomond !!!


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


    It's no coincidence that Munster haven't won a trophy since John Hayes retired.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    bayern wrote: »
    They've cut the league schedule short, removed semi finals and generally treated the league as a competition as a inconsequential event to be shoe horned in at the end of the 6 nations
    In fairness the schedule was cut short by a whole 2 matches. It wouldn't have made much difference to the final standings and you'd probably have ended up with the same final anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,226 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Leinster will have a big advantage in the front 5 but other than that I think things are pretty even. We would have had an advantage in the centres if Ringrose were fit, but he's out for a few weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Clegg wrote: »
    Leinster will have a big advantage in the front 5 but other than that I think things are pretty even. We would have had an advantage in the centres if Ringrose were fit, but he's out for a few weeks.

    If I had to get an advantage anywhere on the team I know where I would want it to be though ha


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Clegg wrote: »
    Leinster will have a big advantage in the front 5 but other than that I think things are pretty even. We would have had an advantage in the centres if Ringrose were fit, but he's out for a few weeks.

    I dunno Beirne will be the best 2nd row and likely forward on the pitch.. Leinster will have big advantage in front row but back 5 of the pack.. may shade toward Munster


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    Praying for a Carbery v Sexton re-match


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    CMcsporty wrote: »
    Praying for a Carbery v Sexton re-match

    pray for Carbery's ankle.

    but most likely we will have Ross Byrne showing Joey how to play outhalf properly and not for the first time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 358 ✭✭ eastie17


    Is it on telly? If so where?
    Thanks


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