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Munster vs Ulster, Fri 7th May 8:15pm, Eir Sport

  • 06-05-2021 11:31am
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray;
    Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.

    Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Roman Salanoa, Jean Kleyn, CJ Stander, Nick McCarthy, Ben Healy, Damian de Allende.

    Ulster:
    (15-9) Jacob Stockdale, Rob Lyttle, Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Michael Lowry, Alby Mathewson;
    (1-8) Andrew Warwick, John Andrew, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Jordi Murphy, Marcus Rea, David McCann.

    Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Reid, Marty Moore, Sam Carter, Nick Timoney, David Shanahan, Angus Curtis, James Hume.


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Comments

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


    Reasonably stacked from both sides.

    Surprised at Nick over Casey unless he's carrying something?


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


    That's a reasonably disappointing line-up. Would have preferred Ben Healy starting over JJ, and Salanoa/Knox over John Ryan. Nick McCarthy on the bench too. Would liked to have seen JOS involved as well.


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


    wtf Dan...! i thought you said this was a chance to try out other players?

    We are basically trying out McCann & Rea with Reid and Curtis on the bench....


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Pretty strong Munster team. JP Ferreria mentioned keeping some consistency in selection and it's been mentioned that this is a trophy that's up for grabs so not hugely surprised that it's not a complete overhaul / youth team. Good to see Goggin back in the side (and hopefully we'll see a decent amount of him and DDA beside one another) and Conway/Daly getting a run out. Also hoping that we'll see front row and Healy get a decent chunk of game time.

    🤪



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


    Conway and Daly both need the run out, as did Scannell. Nice to see Goggin in the set up too. Happy enough with one of the two young THs getting a whirl. Must be Fineen's first start in a while too? Hopefully he asserts himself.

    Be interesting to see Callum Reid too - looked fairly powerful for Ulster A whenever I've seen him.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭ Scythica


    Really couldn't care for this.

    Hope for more academy lads in the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,037 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    A stupid tournament rendered even more pointless if we're not going to try out new guys.

    Waste of everyone's time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,620 ✭✭✭✭ phog


    A stupid tournament rendered even more pointless if we're not going to try out new guys.

    Waste of everyone's time.

    Wrong thread or just another rant in a Munster thread?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Very surprised at JJ starting, especially since it would've been a great opportunity to give Healy game time alongside Murray, considering every time Healy has had a start it's been with Casey.


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


    Very surprised at JJ starting, especially since it would've been a great opportunity to give Healy game time alongside Murray, considering every time Healy has had a start it's been with Casey.
    Yeah, outside of being stuck, I wouldn't have any of the players who are leaving in the 23, never mind starting. Good servants, but we should be using this tournament to get minutes into their replacements in preparation for next season.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Might not even bother watching. Once SA sides could not play in the same competition I lost interest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Might not even bother watching. Once SA sides could not play in the same competition I lost interest.

    I will. Want to see how the weans go. And am slowly getting over the Leicester debacle.


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


    I preferred the direction of the lineup against Leinster, where it was full strength but had loaded the bench with young players. I'm not sure why Munster want to persist with JJ at 10 when Carbery, Healy and Flannery are available. That said, given the weekly updates on Ahern's fitness, it seems to me that he would be featuring in these games but for that injury.

    It's great to see Goggin available. He's a few years removed from when he was starting against top opponents like Leinster and Exeter but needs to make the most of any minutes he can get. If DDA isn't retained then there may be a spot in the centre for someone at Munster to take.


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


    Another pretty strong team from Munster, definitely taking the rainbow cup somewhat seriously

    From a Munster POV I would have liked to have seen J. Wycherley get a game.

    Thought Gallagher was due a game at FB, but with 4 changes in the backs already maybe they are looking for some sort of continuity

    Strange that Casey is left out altogether.

    McCloskey has done real damage to Munster in the recent past,Scannell and Goggin will need to be sharp in defence


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,077 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    I may be in a minority but I'm looking forward to this tonight. After all the crap about the cash grab (Lions) this week, it will be nice to see a game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,620 ✭✭✭✭ phog


    OldRio wrote: »
    I may be in a minority but I'm looking forward to this tonight. After all the crap about the cash grab (Lions) this week, it will be nice to see a game.

    Why wouldn't you look forward to an InterPro, especially one where Ulster are coming to Thomond with two straight losses and hoping to prove something. We did a job on Leinster in the first round and a win here would set us up nicely for another InterPro next week v Connacht.

    Fair enough different teams might have different priorities but I don't get the bashing the new competition is getting. Rugby fans have been relatively lucky during the pandemic in that we have had live sport to watch, GAA for example are only getting going this weekend.


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


    Conway and O'Mahony due big games for Munster.

    Hopefully Goggin sees plenty of ball


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Really poor from Mathewson there


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


    Addison what are you at?

    Scrap.


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


    Silly by Addison


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


    Mike Haley into the lineout again


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


    Interesting lineout


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,215 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Really not good enough from Marcus Rea off that scrum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,124 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Interesting lineout

    Coombes making a play for a late call up to the Lions


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


    We're so lucky to have Gav Coombes coming in with CJ leaving... unreal carry again.


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


    Jesus Coombes


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Coombes has to get a cap this summer. No question about it.


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


    Were Ulster going for a choke tackle on Coombes? Felt they could have taken him to ground earlier


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


    Munster putting some good stuff together here, to be fair.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,364 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte


    Who scored the try?


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