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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 16 May 2017, 4:55 pm

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No team news yet, nor any news on who is officiating, so here is the place to be just to talk about this weekends semi finals. I will update when needed.

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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sat 20 May 2017, 6:53 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 6:54 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:We still don't shout "cheat". Get over it.

Why don't you get over that fair and accurate description ?

Because it's a load of crap, like the majority of your posts.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:00 pm

LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

Ospreys haven't won? I just find it ironic that the Irish have football-like crowds after spending years moaning about the Welsh in any shape or form across multiple forums. Usually it wouldn't bother me, I think it's the irony from you lot that makes me feel the need to mention it.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:01 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:We still don't shout "cheat". Get over it.

Why don't you get over that fair and accurate description ?

Because it's a load of crap, like the majority of your posts.

Well it takes one to know one Smile. Leave out the crap please Rory you're making us sick.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:01 pm

Nobody has mentioned the Welsh crowds on here for a while, apart from the Welsh. 

The professional victims.

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Post by Artful_Dodger on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:42 pm

Magnificent try.

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Post by tigertattie on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:44 pm

The ospreys 12 giving the game to Munster. Utterly clueless defending
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:45 pm

One of the tries of the season in one of the poorest games of the season.

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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:49 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

Ospreys haven't won? I just find it ironic that the Irish have football-like crowds after spending years moaning about the Welsh in any shape or form across multiple forums. Usually it wouldn't bother me, I think it's the irony from you lot that makes me feel the need to mention it.
What moaning? We don't care what the Welsh crowds are doing or should I say the few that bother to show up to support their region. Why do you care so much about what us Irish think of yous so much??

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Post by Artful_Dodger on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:52 pm

I've ignore listed the troll, referring to Irish rugby fans as "you lot" should indicate why.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:56 pm

Good game between Munster and Ospreys anyway.
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Post by tigertattie on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:57 pm

Wow. Front row chipping over Keith earls then skinning him in a foot race over the line. A more petulant winger you'll never find

Criminal that the try wasn't given
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:57 pm

Referee calls the tackle, tackler releases as he is told, the tackled player continues running. All right in front of the referee.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:58 pm

Lovely try by Zebo.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:59 pm

Artful_Dodger wrote:I've ignore listed the troll, referring to Irish rugby fans as "you lot" should indicate why.

laughing

You lot know where you can stick those "Kiss me I'm Irish" tshirts right? Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:00 pm

Munster bossing the game now.

You can always rely on the reds to do the business.
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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:00 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Artful_Dodger wrote:I've ignore listed the troll, referring to Irish rugby fans as "you lot" should indicate why.

laughing

You lot know where you can stick those "Kiss me I'm Irish" tshirts right? Laugh Laugh Laugh

I use mine as a dog blanket. Very cuddly.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:01 pm

LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

Ospreys haven't won? I just find it ironic that the Irish have football-like crowds after spending years moaning about the Welsh in any shape or form across multiple forums. Usually it wouldn't bother me, I think it's the irony from you lot that makes me feel the need to mention it.
What moaning? We don't care what the Welsh crowds are doing or should I say the few that bother to show up to support their region. Why do you care so much about what us Irish think of yous so much??

Sly digs like the one you've put here us why some Welsh are going to keep mentioning it, much to your disappointment. Some of your fans are embarrassing so I hope they're not representing my Lions overseas.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:02 pm

Andrew Conway. Great player. Gives his all. Good to see a Leinsterman sealing the deal for the country cousins.
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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:03 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

Ospreys haven't won? I just find it ironic that the Irish have football-like crowds after spending years moaning about the Welsh in any shape or form across multiple forums. Usually it wouldn't bother me, I think it's the irony from you lot that makes me feel the need to mention it.
What moaning? We don't care what the Welsh crowds are doing or should I say the few that bother to show up to support their region. Why do you care so much about what us Irish think of yous so much??

Sly digs like the one you've put here us why some Welsh are going to keep mentioning it, much to your disappointment. Some of your fans are embarrassing so I hope they're not representing my Lions overseas.

They're not your Lions. They're our Lions.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:05 pm

Pot Hale wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
LeinsterFan4life wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Once again we have a one-eyed Irish crowd booing all the correct decisions. It's high time you hypocrites stopped moaning about the Welsh now eh? Anyway, hope this one is a good game too and may the best team win.
Can't you Welsh ever just enjoy a victory? There's always a problem with something whether you win lose or draw. Stop worrying about what other fans are thinking and start supporting your regions.

Ospreys haven't won? I just find it ironic that the Irish have football-like crowds after spending years moaning about the Welsh in any shape or form across multiple forums. Usually it wouldn't bother me, I think it's the irony from you lot that makes me feel the need to mention it.
What moaning? We don't care what the Welsh crowds are doing or should I say the few that bother to show up to support their region. Why do you care so much about what us Irish think of yous so much??

Sly digs like the one you've put here us why some Welsh are going to keep mentioning it, much to your disappointment. Some of your fans are embarrassing so I hope they're not representing my Lions overseas.

They're not your Lions.  They're our Lions.  

Wink

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:06 pm

This hasn't been a good game to watch imo. Munster have strangled Ospreys and made their attack look pretty average with their rush defence. Munster deserved winners - you'll be playing a team in a rich vein of form in the final.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:07 pm

Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.
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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:08 pm

Well done Munster. Job done.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:08 pm

Pot Hale wrote:Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.

I agree, and there will be plenty of my Lions on display too.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:10 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Pot Hale wrote:Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.

I agree, and there will be plenty of my Lions on display too.

Indeed.   How many will there be?  Are there any in the Scarlets team?  Don't know the players that much, except for Ken Owens.
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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:12 pm

I like Donncha Ryan. Great character.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:12 pm

Scarlets look like the team to win it, but Munster won't let them attack as they were able to against Leinster last night.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:15 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:Scarlets look like the team to win it, but Munster won't let them attack as they were able to against Leinster last night.

Possibly. But they're light of foot.

It's a good clash. Foley Emotion vs Welsh Hunger.
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Post by LeinsterFan4life on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:17 pm

Pot Hale wrote:Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.
That's what I thought when the Ospreys won a couple of league titles in Dublin, but if anything the opposite happened unfortunately. I can't understand why the Scarlets don't get great crowds week in week out as it is. Great stadium, great team that plays an exciting brand of rugby, produce great young players and snap up some really good foreign players. If they can't even get behind the Scarlets there is no hope.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:36 pm

Pot Hale wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
Pot Hale wrote:Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.

I agree, and there will be plenty of my Lions on display too.

Indeed.   How many will there be?  Are there any in the Scarlets team?  Don't know the players that much, except for Ken Owens.

Plenty. Yes.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:36 pm

Pot Hale wrote:Scarlets are going to give Munster a much tougher match next week.

I'd certainly start them favourites. A Welsh victory would be good for the league and hopefully stir some more interest in the regions next season.

Even if the Scarlets did win, I don't think it'll make too much of a difference to the general fans interest in the league. I think our problems are to vast to be fixed/eased that easily sadly.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:41 pm

Folks there's been a fairly unpleasant atmosphere on here from several posters for both semi finals - can we please move on from this and focus on the rugby?

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:46 pm

Pot Hale wrote:I like Donncha Ryan. Great character.

Munster legend. He's going to a French team right? hope he doesn't have to retire like fellow legend Paulie- player welfare just isn't high on some French teams agenda.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:50 pm

My comment was removed? Flip me, people are sensitive nowadays.

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Post by Gwlad on Sat 20 May 2017, 8:50 pm

Honors even, a cracking final in the offing and great to see some lions players peaking. News on Webb?

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Post by wayne on Sat 20 May 2017, 9:08 pm

Had to miss the first half, this was about what I expected, further disruptions didn't help, but on the 2nd half I managed to see Munster were worthy winners, perhaps on another day our 2 disallowed tries would have been scored, but then again it wouldn't have been enough. Roll on next season.
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Post by geoff999rugby on Sun 21 May 2017, 8:10 am

I know Salli got man of the match but I wouldn't play him next week Scarlets will expose his defensive deficiencies big time.

On current form I have them as favourites
Looking forward to it have a pair of top seats

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 21 May 2017, 8:44 am

Agree Geoff, defence is not Saili's strongest area so I would also start Taute ahead of him.

For me, the big turning point was when the Ospreys forward chipped the ball ahead and scored only for it to be denied. I am not sure what the ref was doing there, he called no knock-on and it was the TMO (I think) that called his attention to it. Very unfortunate that for the Ospreys.

Both Semi finals this weekend pushed the call for Farrell to start at 10 for the Lions even stronger.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun 21 May 2017, 9:19 am

eirebilly wrote:Agree Geoff, defence is not Saili's strongest area so I would also start Taute ahead of him.

For me, the big turning point was when the Ospreys forward chipped the ball ahead and scored only for it to be denied. I am not sure what the ref was doing there, he called no knock-on and it was the TMO (I think) that called his attention to it. Very unfortunate that for the Ospreys.

Both Semi finals this weekend pushed the call for Farrell to start at 10 for the Lions even stronger.

The referee made an absolute blunder in that scenario. First, he missed a knock on right in front of him and secondly, the Ospreys ball carrier was tackled by JOD, who held onto him and then when the referee shouted "tackle", JOD released, after which the tackled player just continued to run and the referee called play on.

EDIT: Just watched that bit on youtube and I got the second part wrong. Another player stripped the ball from the tackled player and comes out of nowhere. Entirely legal.


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Post by eirebilly on Sun 21 May 2017, 9:21 am

I missed that one Rory, will have a look again today.
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sun 21 May 2017, 9:23 am

Nothing to see Billy, got it wrong. Whistle

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 21 May 2017, 9:25 am

Not feeling very confident for the final, Scarlets look to be playing a far better brand of rugby right now. That said, they will not get the same room for attack against Munster as they did against Leinster. Looks set for a very low scoring final.
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