[2018/19 Heineken Cup] Round 1: Pool 2 (13&14/10/2018)

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  1. munstermuffin

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    Joey is learning on the job but huge improvements showing. His game management and kicking have improved superbly. Now it's not comparable with Ross Byrne who always had top kicking game. Equally it pointless comparing the 2 playing as a running 10. It basically a preference of style that'd be debated.
    I think Joey better off as he os still getting top coaching with Ireland and yes while he'd still probably get better backs coaching at Leinster he'd be gettimg it as a backup where as npw he gets it as the #1 playmaker.
    And he has settled in excellently to be fair. And I think he looks alot happier now than he ever has and that's more because he has that extra responsibility and is the number 1 10.

    @Groundhog you're bang on. He learnt in Castres and will learn more again over next few seasons but he is really seeing how the 10 role needs to boss. He studied Sexton and now has the keys to his own machine
     
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    Carbery will be with Munster until at least 2021, if trophies don't come then he'll probably move back.

    I really like where he is right now and a start against one of the other five nations teams could be useful too. Munster was undeniably the correct move but it's ******* sickening losing one of your best talents to your rivals nonetheless, he gets no support from me playing for Munster tbh.
     
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    IF both finished on 17 Exeter would go through based on points gained in matches between the 2. Exeter would have 6 or 7 ,Munster would have 2
     
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    Didn't realise every Munster player who started last night was IQ except for Jean Kleyn who will be soon.
     
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    My bad, Thanks i didnt know that.
     
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    Horrible clash of jerseys.
     
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    Yep. Worse than the Blues Warriors affair.
     
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    Nowell looking decent at 15. Hasn’t been tested under a high ball yet. But picking good lines.

    Edit : butter fingers Slade strikes again.
     
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    exeter bringing out the sexy rugby today
     
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    Must be hard for Castres to get up for this, knowing they'd need an Exeter second string to beat Munster next week.
    Great to see Nowell back.
     
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    Why would Exeter send 2nd string. Win here and and they are still alive
     
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    because if cas win, exeter would have no chance in advancing and therefore would send a second string to munster next weekend
     
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    Still you should look at getting part 1 done before part 2.
    Castres have been very poor today. Decision making is awful
     
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    Castres are so predictable. Poor discipline.
     
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    For Castres to go through they need a second string Exeter to bet Munster.
     
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    I think now Castres are as good as out. It simply now Exeter need to beat us and deny us a BP
     
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    So is this result mainly just Castres playing terribly or are Exeter genuinely playing well? I'm finding it hard to tell. I wonder how nervous I should be getting.

    It's great that referees and TMOs can spot Castres thuggery when they're away from home and already effectively out of the competition. Funny how that works.
     
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    Bit of both. Munster should win with ease next week.
     
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    I do wish Casters gave a **** in Europe. Great club.
     
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