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Post by Pot Hale on Tue May 15, 2018 1:49 am


Leinster: Joey Carbery; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Isa Nacewa (capt), James Lowe; Ross Byrne, Luke McGrath; Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong; Devin Toner, James Ryan; Rhys Ruddock, Jordi Murphy, Jack Conan.
Replacements: James Tracey, Cian Healy, Andrew Porter, Scott Fardy, Max Deegan, Nick McCarthy, Rory O’Loughlin, Barry Daly.

Munster: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (capt), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Ciaran Parker, Gerbrandt Grobler, Robin Copeland, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Darren Sweetnam.

Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU, 13th Championship appearance)
AR1: Ben Whitehouse (WRU). AR2: Craig Evans (WRU).
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU).

Sky Sports Action (Ch 407): 15:00
TG4: 14:50


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Post by Pot Hale on Fri May 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Any Leinster or Munster fans with a view on the game?
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Post by thebandwagonsociety on Fri May 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Leinster 28 - 32 Munster

I think Leinster v Munster will be a high scoring affair. Some key names gone from Leinster for the game which will open up the field. Munster to win by 4 in the end but to be in a comfortable position going into the last 10 minutes.

Even though often Leinster/Munster can cancel each other out, there is lots of pace in the wide channels and the weather will be good, the ground firm. Expect it to be a high scoring game.

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Post by Geen sport voor watjes on Fri May 18, 2018 8:36 pm

Pot Hale wrote:Any Leinster or Munster fans with a view on the game?

We are sh1t. Leinster could put out their schools team and expect to win. Thank god for the hurling (although as a cork person that is no comfort - at least tipp are rubbish)

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri May 18, 2018 10:15 pm

Geen sport voor watjes wrote:
Pot Hale wrote:Any Leinster or Munster fans with a view on the game?

We are sh1t. Leinster could put out their schools team and expect to win. Thank god for the hurling (although as a cork person that is no comfort - at least tipp are rubbish)

Anything to include besides stating the obvious defecates ....?
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Post by No9 on Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 pm

Fingers crossed Leinster are now burnt out, after their enthrawling final last week, and Munster can take this game.

Nothing to do with the fact, that I reckon the Scarlets will have a better chance against them than Leinster... Whistle

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Post by Pot Hale on Sat May 19, 2018 12:35 am

No9 wrote:Fingers crossed Leinster are now burnt out, after their enthrawling final last week, and Munster can take this game.

Nothing to do with the fact, that I reckon the Scarlets will have a better chance against them than Leinster... Whistle

Enthralling.
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Post by Intotouch on Sat May 19, 2018 2:05 am

I'll be praying to an ancient pagan god of Ireland tomorrow that Munster will win. Not that I feel they need the help or anything. But since I've discovered him and his sympathy for rugby he has yet to let me down. Indeed I worry that since Alan Quinlan retired and he stopped bringing in holy water that his mother collected from holy sites that Munster have been lacking in supernatural blessings. This will be a real test though. If Munster win tomorrow I'll start to build an alter dedicated to him and consider sacrificing my firstborn in his honour. Here's hoping for a Munster victory!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 8:35 am

I actually think that Munster have a chance today. Leinster without Sexton are a different team.

That said, Leinster could well do a number on Munster as well.
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Post by Geen sport voor watjes on Sat May 19, 2018 11:35 am

Someone do a number on Pot before he bores us into a stupor of blandness

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:12 pm

I must admit to being happy to see JJ start at 10 over Keatley. I feel Keatley is probably more stable but has never really been a big match player to me. JJ has the ability to create things out of nothing but can also have very off games.

I have long said that Munster will not win anything until they get an excellent 10 to run the back line.
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Post by Pete330v2 on Sat May 19, 2018 3:16 pm

Gwan Leinsterrrrrrr!!!!!!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:22 pm

Ryan has some engine, fantastic player.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:25 pm

What a try!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:29 pm

Is zebo deliberately trying to avoid tackles now?

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:32 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Is zebo deliberately trying to avoid tackles now?

Why would he? He was done twice there, 1 by a powerful run by Lowe (many players have suffered the same with Lowe) and the second by a beautiful piece of play and sidestep by Lowe.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Just tongue in cheek billy

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:34 pm

OK, fair dues bud thumbsup
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Leinster really are some team, just able to adjust to the in game situations better than any other team. Wonderfully coached.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:36 pm

James lowe is some player

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:41 pm

Just cant see how Munster are going to break down this Leinster team.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Sam Arnold, take a bow. That was a superb try saving tackle.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Great cover tackle

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm

If you were to be critical of Lowe (which is probably harsh) a more experienced winger should have held onto the ball

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:48 pm

Was that a 'no arm tackle' from Isa on Conway there when Munster were on the break?
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 3:48 pm

This is a great game - expected a slog fest!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:50 pm

That final pass from Munster every time furious
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 3:58 pm

Kleyn could be off here.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 pm

It was definitely clumsy but there were arms attempting to clear out at least?


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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Very lucky to only get a yellow card there.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Definitely at least a yellow

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Post by VinceWLB on Sat May 19, 2018 4:03 pm

This is exactly the kind of play that needs to get stamped out of the game and deserved a red.

However i'm glad this was only a yellow as this would have ruined this as a contest.

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Post by VinceWLB on Sat May 19, 2018 4:07 pm

Zebo is complete liability.

Munster aren't going to miss him.

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm

A liability? Nice little play there to assist in getting Earls what looks like a try.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm

Game on!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:23 pm

Its a try, beautiful finish from Earls for the try.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 pm

Keatley you balloon.  The ref was very clear in telling you to hang back, why go for the tackle and give Leinster 3 points back furious
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:27 pm

Excellent there from Ringrose, really caught Zebo being pedestrian.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:37 pm

Zebo with a great kick ahead after a beautiful pass from POM. Great scramble defence from Leinster though.
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat May 19, 2018 4:42 pm

Easy to say with hindsight but Leinster shouldn't have gone for goal

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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:46 pm

For all the things I say about Keatley, that was an excellent cover tackle on Ringrose, Ringrose looked away there.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 4:55 pm

That was the game there for Munster, they had to score there to stand a chance.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm

Well congrats to Leinster and their fans. The better team won.

I thought the fairy tale ending was on when Zebo made the break with Earls towards the end but alas not to be. Zebo will be very missed at Munster.

Leinster, well go on and get the double.
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Post by Pot Hale on Sat May 19, 2018 5:25 pm

Geen sport voor watjes wrote:Someone do a number on Pot before he bores us into a stupor of blandness

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Post by No9 on Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 pm

Pot Hale wrote:
No9 wrote:Fingers crossed Leinster are now burnt out, after their enthrawling final last week, and Munster can take this game.

Nothing to do with the fact, that I reckon the Scarlets will have a better chance against them than Leinster... Whistle

Enthralling.

B!oody Spall Clackers... Doh

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Post by No9 on Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 pm

Hard lines Munster, you ran it close there and made a real game of it.

Well done and Congrats Leinster, should a spirit to hold on there.

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Post by rodders on Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 am

eirebilly wrote:
Zebo will be very missed at Munster.

James Lowe will miss him anyway, he'll have to run over Conway next season instead.
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Post by eirebilly on Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 am

rodders wrote:
eirebilly wrote:
Zebo will be very missed at Munster.

James Lowe will miss him anyway, he'll have to run over Conway next season instead.

Guessing you missed Zebo's hits on Lowe after the 2 missed tackles Wink
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Post by rodders on Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 am

eirebilly wrote:
rodders wrote:
eirebilly wrote:
Zebo will be very missed at Munster.

James Lowe will miss him anyway, he'll have to run over Conway next season instead.

Guessing you missed Zebo's hits on Lowe after the 2 missed tackles Wink

I'm sure Racing will be delighted he didn't miss all his tackles Very Happy
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Post by eirebilly on Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 am

rodders wrote:
eirebilly wrote:
rodders wrote:
eirebilly wrote:
Zebo will be very missed at Munster.

James Lowe will miss him anyway, he'll have to run over Conway next season instead.

Guessing you missed Zebo's hits on Lowe after the 2 missed tackles Wink

I'm sure Racing will be delighted he didn't miss all his tackles Very Happy  

In fairness, he does not miss many and no player makes all their tackles. I am sure Racing will be more delighted with his counter attacking prowess, try's and try assists more than anything else thumbsup
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