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feicarsinn
01-09-07, 12:54 AM
look at it

10 o'gara
11 Howlett
12 B Murphy
13 R Tipoki
14 B Carney
15 dunno someone ****e

add mafi warwick hurley and earls and theres a bit of potential

melon
01-09-07, 01:06 AM
That's not a bad backline at all...quite good actually! However, if O'Gara or Howlett get injured then its KERRRR-PLUNK!

What is the forward pack like?

ozzy
01-09-07, 02:45 AM
So is Howlett a sure thing?
I've always rated Rua Tipoki very highly the man has amazing foot work. I always thought he would have gotten a shot at the ABs if it weren't for his discipline, he's a hard man and would have added a lot of mongrel that they are always talking about needing. I think Munster fans will be quite happy with him, though he plays best at 12.

An Tarbh
01-09-07, 08:01 AM
you're forgetting about Lewis as well, I think that may well turn out to be Munster's best signing for the coming season.

shtove
01-09-07, 12:50 PM
Everyone's talking about Howlett at fullback.

9. Stringer

10. ROG

11. Mafi

12. Tipoki

13. Murphy

14. Carney

15. Howlett

Can't say Lewis caught my eye last year. Munster needed this injection right after the HEC win - bit late in coming, but now the concern is the pack, wondering how they'll stand up to Leicester, Wasps, Scarlets and Stade F. And Sale, although their players will all get injured during the RWC and be out for 6 months.

candybum
01-09-07, 01:18 PM
howlett was awesome at fullback for the blues a few seasons ago, his speed suits the fullback role. tipoki and howlett, great combo!!

feicarsinn
01-09-07, 01:27 PM
well themunster pack is pretty much the irish one so we know it should be good in the loose but utter ******** at scrum time

1 hayes
2 flannery
3 horan
4 o'callaghan
5 o'connell
6 Quinlan
7 wallace
8 leamy

An Tarbh
01-09-07, 01:46 PM
swap the props though, slight difference between loose and tighthead and I wouldn't agree with your comments on the scrum either, sure Leicester did a number on them in the HEC match at Thomond but I can't recall another game where they were dominated in the scrum.

As for Lewis he didn't get much gametime at Leinster but when he did he certainly looked the part, Cheika is retarded for recognising local talent though so he was right to move to Munster and if Judas gives him gametime he'll prove he's a far better player than the likes of Murphy and Mafi.

shtove
01-09-07, 03:15 PM
I'd be surprised to see Mafi at centre again. Murphy is still living off his "squiggly runner" reputation, so Lewis will probably be a strong challenge.

The backline is now frightening me. Have we gone too far, making the HEC in to an annual procession as POC lifts the cup with Stringer tucked inside?

An Tarbh
01-09-07, 03:37 PM
get out of your pool and then maybe you'll be in a position to make those claims but a tad early yet methinks.

el_tk
01-09-07, 04:33 PM
As for Lewis he didn't get much gametime at Leinster but when he did he certainly looked the part, Cheika is retarded for recognising local talent though so he was right to move to Munster and if Judas gives him gametime he'll prove he's a far better player than the likes of Murphy and Mafi.
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Lewis can't defend to save his life and was nothing more than average last season.

O'Rothlain
01-09-07, 11:43 PM
I guess I shouldn't be shocked by Dougie Howlett fleeing North to Munster, but I can say I honestly didn't see that one coming. Good for Munster though. But the mighty All Black Machine is being dismantled, eh?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_unio...ish/6973508.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/irish/6973508.stm)
http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2007/0831/munster.html?rss
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?...jectid=10461119 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=132&objectid=10461119)

jaco
17-09-07, 09:34 AM
They have got a pretty good backline
But will it be best? I dont think so
They have still a lot af spaces to fill

An Tarbh
17-09-07, 09:37 AM
It doesn't have to be the best, they proved that in 2006.