Munster v Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro14' started by An Tarbh, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Munster v Edinburgh</div>

    Munster welcome back Rua Tipoki after his knee injury which has seen him out of action since the Ulster match early in January. Tony McGahan can also rely on the services of internationals, Peter Stringer, Keith Earls, Denis Leamy, Alan Quinlan and Mick O'Driscoll.

    Good chance now for Earls to stake a claim for a place on the bench against England if he comes through the 80 minutes.

    Andy Robinson has Scotland players Chris Paterson, Nick De Luca, Ben Cairns and Ally Hogg all available to start on Saturday.
     
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  3. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I didn't get a ticket for this :( Might get one yet but anyway
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    So hopefully we will see

    1. Darragh Hurley
    2. Fogarty
    3. Buckley
    4. O'Driscoll ©
    5. Donnacha Ryan
    6. Quinlan
    7. Ronan
    8. Leamy
    9. Stringer
    10. Warwick
    11. Earls
    12. Mafi
    13. Tipoki
    14. Howlett
    15. Denis Hurley

    16. Essex
    17. Pucciariello
    18. O'Sullivan
    19. Nick Williams
    20. Duncan Williams
    21. Manning
    22. O'Boyle

    Nice mix of youth and experience, I'm very pleased we can field a lineup as strong as that with 8 first team players missing, including our entire front 5.

    Edinburgh team:

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    Strong Edinburgh side too, Turnbull looked very good in the 'A' match a few weeks ago. looking like a good game, and no doubt An Tarbh will be delighted to find it will be on Setanta Ireland :p
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Feb 19 2009, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    So hopefully we will see

    1. Darragh Hurley
    2. Fogarty
    3. Buckley
    4. O'Driscoll ©
    5. Donnacha Ryan
    6. Quinlan
    7. Ronan
    8. Leamy
    9. Stringer
    10. Warwick
    11. Earls
    12. Mafi
    13. Tipoki
    14. Howlett
    15. Denis Hurley

    16. Essex
    17. Pucciariello
    18. O'Sullivan
    19. Nick Williams
    20. Duncan Williams
    21. Manning
    22. O'Boyle

    Nice mix of youth and experience, I'm very pleased we can field a lineup as strong as that with 8 first team players missing, including our entire front 5.

    Edinburgh team:

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    Strong Edinburgh side too, Turnbull looked very good in the 'A' match a few weeks ago. looking like a good game, and no doubt An Tarbh will be delighted to find it will be on Setanta Ireland :p
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    well I'm back in Paris now, so makes little difference. :p
     
  5. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Damn right. Two strong teams.
     
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Munster: Denis Hurley; Dough Howlett, Keith Earls, Lifeimi Mafi, Ciaran O'Boyle; Paul Warwick, Peter Stringer; Federico Pucciariello, Denis Fogarty, Tony Buckley; Mick O'Driscoll capt, Donnacha Ryan; Denis Leamy, Niall Ronan, Nick Williams.

    Replacements: Michael Essex, Darragh Hurley, Billy Holland, Alan Quinlan, Mike Prendergast, Jeremy Manning, Kieran Lewis.

    About time O'Boyle got a start, disappointed not to see Duncan Williams on the bench though, we all know what Prendy can do. Darragh Hurley should have started, he might not be 100% though. Hope Nik Williams plays well, if not bring Holland on early.
     
  7. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Feb 20 2009, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I agree with what you say almost completely. Hurley has another chance to get his form back at 15. Good to see O'Boyle get a start since he's been there or thereabouts for a while now - like McFadden at Leinster, I'd say he's playing for a contract next season. Great centre partnership. Halfbacks are strong but I too would have liked to see Duncan Williams on the bench (although Prendergast is a good option). I think the frontrow is weak (Puc has lost his form this year) but Edinburgh aren't good enough to capitalize. The 2nd row and backrow are very strong - Quinlan only making the bench despite three players being on Ireland duty is evidence of this.
     
  8. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I wouldn't write the front row off just yet, Buckley is back after a long layoff with pneumonia and glandular fever, a lot of his poor performances at the start of the season can be attributed to playing with those conditions. He is obviously be short of game time but hopefully he will be back to his best! O'Boyle scores for fun in the AIL so hopefully he will do well too.
     
  9. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Feb 20 2009, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    An on form Buckley is a decent player but he'll never be a destructive scrummager. When I said the frontrow is weak, I was mainly referring to Puc's diminishing ability (although he has been an outstanding player for Munster) and Fogarty's lineout throwing. I've a lot of time for Fogarty but he hasn't kicked on at all over the last couple of seasons. Couple that with the fact that this frontrow rarely play together as a unit (hence they'll be ring rusty) and I think it's the weakest area on the team due to take the field today.
     
  10. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I'm more worried about Williams than about Puc, Buckley or O'Boyle to be honest but that is a fair point. It's lovely day down here so conditions should be near perfect and there are a few of us going, It's sold out as well. Should be a great game as I have said before, 2 strong teams who play with with an attacking mindset. Can't wait!
     
  11. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Yeh, I'm going too :). 'Rock on!'

    Should be class. Haven't been able to see them this season so this is super lovely. YAY!
     
  12. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

    munster should eb ahead by more. stringers dummy was fooking stupid.
     
  13. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

    fogarty cant throw
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    How has Earls played, good enough to get the spot on the bench for Saturday?
     
  15. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

    yep, got alot of ball. had a good game. leamy was great.
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    good good, hopefully Turnstyle will be gone then.
     
  17. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    28 - 14. 6 converted trys. Good match. Earls played well, made a few half breaks and scored a nice try.

    Mafi put in a few good hits and looked lively as always. Mick Williams is lazy.
     
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