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Munster vs Connacht, Fri 14th May 6pm; Eir Sport

  • 13-05-2021 12:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster:
    Matt Gallagher; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Craig Casey;
    James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Tadhg Beirne, Jack O’Donoghue, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.

    CONNACHT MATCHDAY 23 VS MUNSTER RUGBY

    15. John Porch (38)
    14. Sammy Arnold (13)
    13. Sean O’Brien (Acad) (9)
    12. Tom Daly (46) (C)
    11. Alex Wootton (19)
    10. Conor Fitzgerald (34)
    9. Kieran Marmion (184)
    1. Paddy McAllister (16)
    2. Shane Delahunt (97)
    3. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (65)
    4. Niall Murray (15)
    5. Ultan Dillane (111)
    6. Cian Prendergast (7)
    7. Conor Oliver (19)
    8. Abraham Papali’i (12)

    Replacements
    16. Dave Heffernan (142)
    17. Denis Buckley (198)
    18. Finlay Bealham (157)
    19. Eoghan Masterson (109)
    20. Sean Masterson (11)
    21. Caolin Blade (129)
    22. Jack Carty (156)
    23. Peter Sullivan (14)

    There isn't a lot of development selections in that Munster pack. It's not a great sign that Ryan and Archer are both in the 23 when Knox and Salanoa are available and desperate for minutes. A number of players who are leaving / most likely leaving are in the starting lineup.

    Dan Goggin gets another start in the centre alongside our top three wingers in Daly, Conway and Earls to come off the bench. Casey starting at 9 with Murray getting a rest.


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


    From the outset there's been calls from some fans to use this almost as a development tournament, at this stage (3 games in) it's kind of obvious that the provinces are taking this competition way more serious. Maybe once the InterPros are over we will see more experimentation as it is we've made a good few changes from the team that beat Ulster.

    Anyway, I'm hoping for 3 from 3 tomorrow evening


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


    Connacht caused absolute havoc on the Munster lineout last time in Thomond.

    That could explain the really experienced pack we are putting out .

    Frustrated there isn't a place on the bench for one or two of the younger guys


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


    phog wrote: »
    From the outset there's been calls from some fans to use this almost as a development tournament, at this stage (3 games in) it's kind of obvious that the provinces are taking this competition way more serious. Maybe once the InterPros are over we will see more experimentation as it is we've made a good few changes from the team that beat Ulster.

    Anyway, I'm hoping for 3 from 3 tomorrow evening

    I'm happy enough with going with strong lineups, but I'd prefer to see either Knox or Salanoa getting minutes for example. We know that Ryan and Archer need to be replaced in the medium term.


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


    Our front row has been a problem area in the bigger games, so I’m a bit disappointed to see a front row selection where 2 of the 3 are likely leaving. Think there was some scope for change there, while still fielding enough experience elsewhere.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭ Shaka Hislop


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    Connacht caused absolute havoc on the Munster lineout last time in Thomond.

    That could explain the really experienced pack we are putting out .

    Frustrated there isn't a place on the bench for one or two of the younger guys

    Billy Holland didn't start that last game, I can't see those same mistakes being made...and Marshall's darts are normally spot on


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


    Billy Holland didn't start that last game, I can't see those same mistakes being made...and Marshall's darts are normally spot on
    And Thornbury isn't playing for Connacht this time either.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Munster just have to maul it and they'll stroll home. We'll be lucky to keep it to 20 points.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭ Shaka Hislop


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Munster just have to maul it and they'll stroll home. We'll be lucky to keep it to 20 points.

    Pro 14 final thread vibes here :D


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


    Officials for this evening

    Munster Rugby v Connacht Rugby

    At Thomond Park, Limerick, 6pm

    Referee: Dan Jones (WRU, 35th competition game)

    Assistant Referees: Eoghan Cross, Peter Martin (both IRFU)

    TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)


  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭ KBurke85


    phog wrote: »
    Officials for this evening

    A loud cheer went up around the country when it was discovered Frank Murphy was not involved :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,955 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Great incentive for Munster as 1st place now gets into the North vs South final on the 19th June


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


    Coombes is out sick. JOD starts with Fineen W onto the bench.


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


    Just had visions of Papali'i running at Casey and Healy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭ Shaka Hislop


    Coombes is out sick. JOD starts with Fineen W onto the bench.

    Pity, Coombes would have made some impact this evening.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭ Shaka Hislop


    Power & persistence...try


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


    JOD caught a stray boot to the face there.
    Looked a sore one.
    Used the same lineout move as last weekend except the back was a decoy this time


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,032 ✭✭✭ nerd69


    Poor .. very poor


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ SqueakyKneecap


    Arnold done very well there


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,442 its_phil


    Well I thought our try was soft


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


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    JOD caught a stray boot to the face there.
    Looked a sore one.
    Used the same lineout move as last weekend except the back was a decoy this time

    One or two no arms in there as well.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭ Shaka Hislop


    Casey using his height advantage to keep that ball in..


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


    That's two scrums where Munster have looked on top


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,132 ✭✭✭✭ Utopia Parkway


    Connacht scrum not so great without Bealham and Buckley.


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


    Really need to use the maul effectively, Connacht can’t do anything against it. Poor showing on the last 2.


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


    James Cronin could be in trouble


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


    Discipline so poor again


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,442 its_phil


    De Allende should be going to the bin for sheer stupidity


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


    Stupid penalty after stupid penalty.
    DDA there was so unwarranted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ SqueakyKneecap


    Gwan Fitzy. Fantastic try


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


    Great try.


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