Munster sign Johne Murphy

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  3. MunsterMan

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    Hope that doesn't mean Howlett is leaving :(

    Murphy is a good player, plenty of pace and should fit in. Good news.
     
  4. Sir Speedy

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    Great signing, for Murphy is a quality player.
     
  5. I think it's an excellent signing. Murphy is 25 so he has his best years ahead of him. He already has a decent try scoring record. He's obviously "coming home" because he wants to push for a World Cup place. Munster have signed a young, hungry player who's only going to get better.

    Howlett's likely departure is very bad news but he'll free up a non-Ireland qualified spot. New prop or backrower on the way?

    What's with poaching Leinster backs by the way?! Felix Jones, Denis Hurley, Ian Dowling and now Murphy.
     
  6. MunsterMan

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    I know, we have too many Leinster outside backs, but it is a lot better than NIQ outside backs.
     
  7. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Feb 1 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To be fair, of those 4 players only Jones had a major link with Leinster. Dowling and Murphy made their name elsewhere having not been rated by their home province while Hurley came through the Munster system once he left Castleknock College as a 14 or 15 year old. If they can better their careers at Munster, more power to them. I feel Hurley and Murphy will be a strong wing pairing next season.
     
  8. Lads great signing as well Murphy seem's to always score at club level and we've signed him for his best years.
    Also a great move for him as Leinster was probably to hard to break in to and well don't think this will signal Howlett leaving as word is Murphy isn't breaking bank.
    Hope Murphy gets a few shots at International level although I'm not sure he up at the Bowe/Horgan/Earls standards yet but he is young.

    But as Jones was mentiooned here there is rumour circulating here in Limerick his injury is alot more serious than first said and he has a fight to ever play again, can anybody update me.
     
  9. An Tarbh

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    thought it was announced a few weeks back that he was out for the rest of the season but would be back for the start of next.
     
  10. A good signing on Munster's behalf. Not too big a name, but he easily could go on to become one. (Same with Tommy Bowe at the Ospreys) He always does look dangerous, too. He won't be costing too much, but provides good cover, if nothing else.
     
  11. An Tarbh

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    provides more than cover, if Earls is seen as a long term centre or full back for Munster, he'd certainly get his game ahead of Dowling.
     
  12. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    Back-three of Murphy, Hurley and Warwick? Looks pretty good to me.
     
  13. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Feb 1 2010, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Was announced shortly after inury but unoffically word is it worst. But it only a rumour I hope.

    And Dunc I don't think Johne will reach same level as Bowe but won't be far behind, and this move could really give him a great platform to challenge for an International spot but it will still be tough as Earls, Luke Fitz (although I'd have him as our future 12), Bowe, Kearney, Trimble, Hurley and Carr are all young enough to be ere for 2011 WC and probably 2015.
     
  14. In the last year and a half Marcus Horan, Gordon D'arcy and Luke Fitzgerald were all rumoured to have suffered career ending injuries and illnesses. I'd prefer to wait for official confirmation on Jones before writing him off.
     
  15. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Feb 2 2010, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I with you on that Snoop and hope it isn't bad as he will be a serious player in 3-4 years.
     
  16. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Feb 2 2010, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Was announced shortly after inury but unoffically word is it worst. But it only a rumour I hope.

    And Dunc I don't think Johne will reach same level as Bowe but won't be far behind, and this move could really give him a great platform to challenge for an International spot but it will still be tough as Earls, Luke Fitz (although I'd have him as our future 12), Bowe, Kearney, Trimble, Hurley and Carr are all young enough to be ere for 2011 WC and probably 2015.
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    Yeah, Ireland will never see another player hit the level that Tommy Bowe has for the Ospreys. Ever.
     
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