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Discussion in '2018 NatWest Six Nations' started by feicarsinn, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. feicarsinn

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  3. GunnerAsh

    GunnerAsh Guest

    I respect his religious beliefs but why bring this up now when it didn't seem like playing on sundays in the past was too much of a problem? He got over it in the past when he had to play on a sunday. Playing for your national team is a massive privelege in any sport, and it looks like Murray is starting to take his position for granted.
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    He has the right to do that at the end of the day.

    Just like I have the right to call him a stupid fool.

    If I was Northampton I would fine him a weeks wages every time he refuses to play a game when he is selected.

    Any chance Sky can put Munster v Saints on a Sunday? :D
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Fair play to him, it's obviously been a struggle for him to play on Sundays before. Good to see someone standing up for their beliefs and not being forced into doing anything. I'd the same admiration for Michael Jones for sticking to his beliefs so it's good to see that Murray is doing likewise.
  6. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    You have to respect his personal decision.

    I just hope his decision is fairly reflected in any contracts he has with Northampton or the SRU.
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Dec 16 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Don't get too cocky, Bonorino murdered Horan last time.
  8. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Yeah, and I'd hate to see what Murray would do to him, hence my post.

    Anyway, we have Wian Du Preez now who has been nothing but good in the games he has played for us, shame we don't have a top class tighthead to go with him.

    So Mite, instead of trying to sidestep it politician style what are your views on this topic? Murray is top class but surely it would **** you off if he misses games he is contractually obliged to play in because it is a Sunday?
  9. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Well I don't think they should pay him for weeks they play on Sundays.
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Dec 16 2009, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'll tell you after we next have a Sunday game.

    All I know is the Flying Spaghetti Monster would "rather we use our own for our own needs".
  11. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Jonathan Davies refused to triple jump on sundays didn't he? Not really the same, but reminded me

    Like above, a bit strange that he's just decided now, after playing before.
    Weird how some really religious players have no problems playing on sundays (i.e. Ugo Monye) but some are really averse to it
  12. Fair enough, I say. It's his choice, and he can do what he likes. Big games like, I belive, it's Scotland V France, could be a problem, though. How lnog until he breaks his rulr? I say 2011 when Scotland reach the World Cup Final.
  13. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Pfft, he's going to hell.

    If he was a real god fearing man he wouldn't have played on Sundays ever - Michael Jones was left at home during his peak for the 1995 World Cup because of his fear of a good ol' fashion smiting from God.
  14. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Jan 8 2010, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Good point, but also some players reach a point where they ask themselves "Am I playing as a recreation, playing for fun on my day of rest"? "Or am I playing for money, for business"? I think Murray has just asked himself this question and realised that he's uncomfortable with working on that day.

    He's best to explain for the sake of clarity, just in my opinion.
  15. Johno

    Johno Guest

    Fair play to him. He's a good prop. Like Vainikolo refuses to play on Sunday due to his belief.
  16. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    It's his decision and it's best we respect it...
  17. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Yeah, I can't train on Sundays, that's my belief...I'll play though.
  18. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Dec 17 2009, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Hasn't this conflict been an issue a few times with NZ, which I think has a Scots Presbyterian influence? I've a vague memory of a Norn Iron player raising the same thing with Ireland - or maybe I'm reading too much into the talk about Trimble a few years ago.
  19. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    I used to be very weary about playing on Sundays.

    Especially if I had a hangover.
  20. MunsterMan

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    Murray had a good game tonight against Marcus Horan, although some very questionable interpretation from the referee, especially for the penalty try. If there is a French referee for the HEC QF Munster will be in serious trouble at scrumtime.
  21. Meh

    Meh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Olyy @ Dec 17 2009, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It is quite strange but you can only respect his decision.

    As a Christian myself, I personally wouldn't have any problem playing on a sunday. In the bible it says to take a day of rest - and most people pretty much do this anyway. It doesn't need to be a sunday in my opinion, that was just the day that early Christians met on. Tradition n' all that.

    Good on him for sticking to what he believes though.
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