Munster v Sale

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Munster v Sale
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    Well this one promises to be the clash of the weekend and there's certainly history between these 2 sides. Here's hoping we get as good a match as we got in the first game at Edgley Park.

    It'll also be interesting to see how Chabal reacts on his return to the Limerick venue where he was well and truly torn a new arse in that encounter.

    O'Gara will start for Munster having picked up a hamstring injury in the Ulster match while in the absence of Tipoki, Earls will move to the centre with Warwick starting at full back.

    Should be a home win, but Sale will fancy their chances given Munster's recent slipups.
     
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  3. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Shouldn't your post read: "Sale have no chance!"?

    Anywho, the teams:

    Sale:
    Mark Cueto, Chris Bell, Andy Tuilagi, Luke McAlister, David Doherty, Charlie Hodgson, Richard Wigglesworth, Lionel Faure, Marc Jones, Eifion Roberts, Sebastien Chabal, Dean Schofield, Chris Jones, Neil Briggs, JM Fernandez Lobbe (Captain)

    Replacements: Stuart Turner, Andrew Sheridan, Brent Cockbain, Carl Fearns, Dwayne Peel, Rudi Keil, Mathew Tait

    Munster:
    P Warwick; D Howlett, K Earls, L Mafi, I Dowling, R O'Gara, T O'Leary; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes; D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell (capt), A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy.

    Replacements: D Fogarty, F Pucciariello, D Ryan, N Ronan, P Stringer, B Murphy, D Hurley.

    No Peel or Tait (but really, who cares about the latter) and Munster start with ROG.
    If Munster play like they did against Ulster, I'll be doing cartwheels come full time.
    If they play like at Edgeley Park, then it must be a home win.
    Hopefully Sale can make a fight of it if the latter event occurs.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    What will Munster's chances be if they slip up against Sale.

    To be honest, Munster seem to have performed far better on the road than they have at Thurmond Park this season. People bang on about the "fortress" factor of Munster's home ground but its usually on the road where they shine the most these days.
     
  5. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jan 15 2009, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'd say they've noticed that themselves and will be doing there best to put that right. They've picked that exact team I would have picked and I think it's a good Sale side aswell. should be mighty good stuff.
     
  6. Hall

    Hall Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jan 15 2009, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Me! :p
     
  7. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Sale are doing well, playing well and winning big games in the GP, Munster on the other hand have been faffing about losing to Ulster and Connaught. The close win away to Ospreys hasnt really disguised much.

    Cant look beyond a Munster win really :)

    I havent a clue which way this will go. Its an evening kick off to the fans should have a chance to get a bit of drink into em, means the atmosphere should be better then it has been of late.
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Gardaí are ****** off with the evening kickoff, apparently it was a nightmare after the Montauban game and they were looking for a Saturday game but Sky wouldn't budge.
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Sale spend the whole evening using defensive tactics. Munster spend the whole evening sealing in rucks and kicking it away.

    Expect the most boring game of rugby since Wasps last visited Sixways.
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    about to get underway but I doubt it'll be a boring one
     
  11. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well O'Connell looks like he's made it but if he has huge credit to O'Gara for gathering the ball from the chip through by Warwick.
     
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    and it's given, great start for Munster and quality play from Earls as well in the buildup
     
  13. munross

    munross Guest

    Is Paul O'Connell over?Im listening over the internet
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Jan 16 2009, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    yeah it's been given but no conversion from O'Gara
     
  15. munross

    munross Guest

    Charlie Hodgson with the penalty attempt...missed
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    daft penalty to give away straight from the kickoff, shocking effort from Hodgson though. Reprieve for Munster
     
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    O'Leary pinged for not holding on, quick chance for Hodgson to make amends
     
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    no mistake this time,

    5-3 Munster
     
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    fortunate bounce there for Warwick, looked to be going out on the full
     
  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    that was sublime from Munster, Flannery finishing off in the corner, Warwick drawing the defenders so well and Wallace putting Flannery away. Cracking stuff.
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    important for O'Gara to get this, needs to get his confidence back with his kicking and he does right from the touchline.

    12-3 Munster
     
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