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Champions Cup Semi finals..

Post by No9 on Tue 17 Apr 2018, 1:03 pm

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Surprised there's been no build up to it on the forum, so to start discussion, give your predictions for who will be in the final in the poll.

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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:15 pm

Well you would have to say that with Leinster's third try on the halftime mark really has secured the victory already.
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Post by BamBam on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:17 pm

You know what, if the game was being played 10 miles further away Scarlets would be walking this game.

It's so unfair

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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:41 pm

Leinster are just not allowing the Scarlets to get any momentum whatsoever. Perfectly set up and drilled approach to this match.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:44 pm

Wow, just wow. Leinster are some team, cant see either Munster or Racing beating them to the title.
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Post by Artful_Dodger on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:46 pm

Incredible performance, if anything they could have had a lot more.

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Post by No9 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:52 pm

Home advantage means everything, Scarlets looking jet lagged Whistle

....well played Leinster, got this won by 55 mins..

No argument, best side today and giving payback for last years Pro12 semi final.

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 4:59 pm

Pretty even so far.
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Post by BamBam on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:00 pm

No9 wrote:


Never mind, will make it even more sweet when the Scarlets beat them :yahoo

Oops Erm Doh Laugh

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:01 pm

BamBam wrote:
No9 wrote:


Never mind, will make it even more sweet when the Scarlets beat them :yahoo

Oops Erm Doh Laugh

Haha, a bit like your England 6N predictions, BamBam!
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Post by BamBam on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:08 pm

You'll have to look them up for me, I didn't make any public proclamations about "when" we would beat anyone. Other than Wales probably

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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:14 pm

James Ryan is some player, I say again that he will either be as good as POC or better (probably better).
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Post by carpet baboon on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:14 pm

I think Lancaster and Dempsey deserve huge cedit.
Lancaster has them seriously organised for a full 80 and Dempsey has the attack purring

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Post by No9 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:17 pm

BamBam wrote:
No9 wrote:


Never mind, will make it even more sweet when the Scarlets beat them :yahoo

Oops Erm Doh Laugh

Very mature.... check a couple of post above this one d!ckhe@d

No9 wrote:Home advantage means everything, Scarlets looking jet lagged Whistle

....well played Leinster, got this won by 55 mins..

No argument, best side today
and giving payback for last years Pro12 semi final.

Think that says it all....


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Post by No9 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:19 pm

Right... still time to turn this round... Whistle

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Post by No9 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:21 pm

What bad winners... kicking that ball out then rather than risk Scarlets coming back into the game ... Whistle

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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:21 pm

Well done Leinster and their fans. Another final and if I am honest, I do not think Munster or Racing will beat them.

A relentless display clap
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Post by No9 on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:21 pm

Well done Leinster... only team in it today. OK

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:24 pm

Anyway, it appears Leinster are pretty good eh? There’s something about European knock-out rugby that makes them go up a few levels. Scarlets haven’t been at their best this season and it’s showing. Hopefully they’ll go one better next year.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:25 pm

eirebilly wrote:James Ryan is some player, I say again that he will either be as good as POC or better (probably better).

Sure you aren’t talking about Beirne? Really wish he was Welsh.

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:26 pm

Well done Leinster clap
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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:27 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
eirebilly wrote:James Ryan is some player, I say again that he will either be as good as POC or better (probably better).

Sure you aren’t talking about Beirne? Really wish he was Welsh.

Beirne is an absolute star as well. Can see him and Ryan forming some partnership for Ireland next year.
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Post by Artful_Dodger on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 5:52 pm

eirebilly wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
eirebilly wrote:James Ryan is some player, I say again that he will either be as good as POC or better (probably better).

Sure you aren’t talking about Beirne? Really wish he was Welsh.

Beirne is an absolute star as well. Can see him and Ryan forming some partnership for Ireland next year.

Ian Henderson might have something to say about that. Great to have this level of depth.

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Post by Sin é on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 6:10 pm

eirebilly wrote:Well done Leinster and their fans. Another final and if I am honest, I do not think Munster or Racing will beat them.

A relentless display clap

They may as well put their name on the cup now. Fantastic display from Leinster. Well done.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 6:12 pm

Excellent result for Leinster. They showed up today unlike last years abysmal SF showing. A proper thumping.

Lansdowne didn’t sell out, there were pockets of unfilled seats and the numbers of red shirts was less than I thought it would be. Hope the Scarlets fans have a good evening. Commiserations on the result.
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Post by Sin é on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 6:14 pm

eirebilly wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
eirebilly wrote:James Ryan is some player, I say again that he will either be as good as POC or better (probably better).

Sure you aren’t talking about Beirne? Really wish he was Welsh.

Beirne is an absolute star as well. Can see him and Ryan forming some partnership for Ireland next year.

Scarlets style suits Beirne - not sure he will shine so much with Munster or Ireland. It will be really interesting to see how he works out.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:11 pm

You may have a point there Sin é about Scarlets suiting his style but I think that he is a very rounded player who would be able to adapt his style to suit both Munster and Ireland.

Dodger, I am sure that Henderson will have something to say about him playing for Ireland, I do not have to explain just how much I rate Henderson but I feel that Beirne will certainly push him all the way.
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Post by Geen sport voor watjes on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 11:34 pm

Greetings from sunny Bordeaux. Myself and the missus decided to reenact our first Munster trip away which was Bordeaux in 2000. We only arrived about five local time so just got the second half of the Leinster game. Here in hope more than expectation really. Even if we do win I honestly don’t see anyone beating Leinster. No matter how much it pains me to say it. Whatever about scarlets the way they kicked the sh1t out of Saracens (legally of course) was impressive.

Sure look we will have a bit of fun and see how it goes.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 6:59 am

Leinster were in a different t league to the Scarlets yesterday. I did t see anything the Scarlets lass did individually wrong (usually you can pin point the howler), which is just more ompressive/depressing how easy Leinster ripped us apart.

Best of luck to Munster for today, let’s get that all Pro14 final (I’m bandsagonkng in your success now guys)
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 12:18 pm

Hearing reports that there will be more Munster supporters there today than Racing... Crazy if true.
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Post by BamBam on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 1:02 pm

No9 wrote:
BamBam wrote:
No9 wrote:


Never mind, will make it even more sweet when the Scarlets beat them :yahoo

Oops Erm Doh Laugh

Very mature.... check a couple of post above this one d!ckhe@d


So mods, just to clarify these sort of posts are acceptable are they? Or is it only when they're posted by sewer rats that you don't take any action

Be good to get clarification, thanks

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 1:26 pm

Its great to see Earls back and I am happy for Conway to be at 15 ahead of Zebo as I am not sure that Zebo is fully fit.

My only concern is and always has been Keatley. If Racing get into him early, he will have a very bad day. I have never felt that he was fully up to this level.
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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 2:26 pm

eirebilly wrote:Hearing reports that there will be more Munster supporters there today than Racing... Crazy if true.

Not crazy at all. See my earlier post. Expect circa 2000 proper racing fans which is in line with their usual travelling support given Air France strikes didn’t make it easy during the weekend for people to travel I suppose.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 2:29 pm

whocares wrote:
eirebilly wrote:Hearing reports that there will be more Munster supporters there today than Racing... Crazy if true.

Not crazy at all. See my earlier post. Expect circa 2000 proper racing fans which is in line with their usual travelling support given Air France strikes didn’t make it easy during the weekend for people to travel I suppose.

Must have missed that post whocares, cheers for the clarification thumbsup
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:22 pm

All Racing here and now they score...
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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:24 pm

Forgot that Machenaud is a local kid hence the few hundred extra supporters!

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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:25 pm

Good contest by CJ

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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:26 pm

But they fail to find touch ! Very un-Munster

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:29 pm

Munster really struggling here, Thomas nearly for an intercept try.
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:31 pm

Keatley... Not a very good decision, he really lacks composure in big games.
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:36 pm

This could get bad for Munster Sad
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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:36 pm

First time in 12 month Vakatawa is making a difference.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:41 pm

Thomas with a 20minute hat rick. Munster are gone and this could get very bad for them.
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:41 pm

Oh, he gives it up for his captain...
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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:42 pm

Wow this is getting a bit silly.
What is going on with Munster defense and line speed! They really look half asleep.
Thomas did pass the ball to Mzchenaud in the end. Nice gesture.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:44 pm

Decision making and composure is gone for Munster whocares. I put that down to the way Racing are simply piling on the pressure, much the same as Leinster did against the Scarlets yesterday.

This game already appears to be won.
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Post by whocares on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:56 pm

Well after seeing that touch I can only agree with you Billy...

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:56 pm

The line out is an absolute mess today. That is normally their bread and butter.
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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 4:03 pm

All over for Munster, I cannot see a way back into this match from here, unless Racing get 5 red cards...
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Post by VinceWLB on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 4:11 pm

Keatley badly shown up here. Also Murray not having a great game.

Game is almost over now with Munster not able to capitalise at the end of the 1st half.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 4:19 pm

VinceWLB wrote:Keatley badly shown up here. Also Murray not having a great game.

Game is almost over now with Munster not able to capitalise at the end of the 1st half.

He has always been my biggest worry, just does not seem up to this level. Murray is having a very off day, his decision making is extremely poor when normally it is brilliant.
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