munster actually have a backline this year

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro14' started by feicarsinn, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    look at it

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

    add mafi warwick hurley and earls and theres a bit of potential
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  3. melon

    melon Guest

    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?
  4. ozzy

    ozzy Guest

    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.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    you're forgetting about Lewis as well, I think that may well turn out to be Munster's best signing for the coming season.
  6. shtove

    shtove Guest

    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.
  7. candybum

    candybum Guest

    howlett was awesome at fullback for the blues a few seasons ago, his speed suits the fullback role. tipoki and howlett, great combo!!
  8. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    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
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    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.
  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

    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?
  11. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    get out of your pool and then maybe you'll be in a position to make those claims but a tad early yet methinks.
  12. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Lewis can't defend to save his life and was nothing more than average last season.
  13. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

  14. jaco

    jaco Guest

    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
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It doesn't have to be the best, they proved that in 2006.
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