Ospreys v Munster

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro12' started by An Tarbh, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Ospreys v Munster</div>

    So top of the table Ospreys host second placed Munster this evening at the Liberty Stadium.

    A reasonable Christmas period for the Ospreys saw them take 9 points from a possible 15 while 1 from 10 explains why Munster travel to Swansea in second place.

    Is a third defeat in a row on the cards for Munster or will they yet again prove how futile it is to write off Munster?

    Either way we have an intriguing game on our hands.
     
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  3. RC

    RC Guest

    I think it's fair to say that it's clobbering time!
    We're gonna crunch those European-cup-hogging, fancy-running, forward-pack-destroying, haka-imitating, good-fer-nuthings!

    Ahem...
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Jan 9 2009, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    that's it feed the beast, you want to go into the Munster dressing room and tell them this before kickoff :p
     
  5. danny

    danny Guest

    any idea of the teams? If they are both at full strenght it could be tasty!
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (danny @ Jan 9 2009, 12:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Don't be daft, this is the Celtic league. 3/4 strength at best if you're lucky!
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Horan, O'Gara and Tipoki are all out injured but other than that it's a full strength Munster side.
     
  8. danny

    danny Guest

    Tipoki is a big miss as he`s Munsters best back by a distance and ideally suited to their style of play.
     
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Munster had 4 or 5 players ruled out with an illness :huh:

    Munster: D Hurley; D Howlett, B Murphy, L Mafi, I Dowling; P Warwick, T O'Leary; F Pucciariello, J Flannery, J Hayes; D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell capt; A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy.

    Replacements: D Fogarty, T Ryan, M O'Driscoll, J O'Sullivan, P Stringer, C Doyle, T Gleeson.

    Ospreys

    15 Lee Byrne
    14 Jonny Vaughton
    13 Sonny Parker
    12 Andrew Bishop
    11 Shane Williams
    10 James Hook
    9 Mike Phillips

    8 Filo Tiatia
    7 Steve Tandy
    6 Tom Smith
    5 Jonathan Thomas
    4 Alun-wyn Jones
    3 Cai Griffiths
    2 Richard Hibbard
    1 Paul James ©

    Replacements:
    16 Huw Bennett
    17 Ryan Bevington
    18 Lyndon Bateman
    19 Marty Holah
    20 Rhys Webb
    21 Dan Biggar
    22 Kristian Phillips
     
  10. Should be a good game between the top 2 teams in the league. Hard to call a winner - Munster are better up front with Ospreys holding a significant advantage behind the scrum. It could come down to which team gets most impact from it's replacements. In this regard, Ospreys hold the edge. Ospreys to win by less than 7.
     
  11. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    We are playing a half-arsed pile of ****. We are going to lose.
     
  12. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Lol, the Ospreys are gonna die (hard... Lulz).

    Howlett v Williams should be fun.
     
  13. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Soooo not looking forward to going down now :( Munster by 10
     
  14. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    What's with leaving out so many first team players for a top of the table clash? Christ, Holley's a w***r, what's the point of sacking one coach (Lyn Jones) just to have basically the same person (but younger and less experienced) coach them instead. It's quite obvious who he learn't off. Diobolical team selection again, They had a week off last week, surely the likes of Ryan Jones, Ian Gough, Bowe, Adam Jones, Holah and Jonathan Thomas in his correct position would relish such a game against the European champs!

    Hope we get Scott Johnson, he wouldn't do bo***cks like this.
     
  15. It seems Holley doesnt care much for the magners league, which is frustrating.
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    great start for Munster, looked a try initially but right to go upstairs, Dowling did well to draw the defenders and a nice finish from Mafi.
     
  17. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    TV said Munster have never won in Swansea. With woeful defending as demostrated by Vaughton for Munster's try, that record will be gone in 70 minutes.
    3 - 8 Munster.
     
  18. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SportingNonsense @ Jan 9 2009, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Having looked at the squad a bit more, i probably exaggerated a bit, but would have liked to have seen a stronger set of forwards for the game really.

    Anyway, a decent enough first half. Lacking discipline a bit too much but some promising attacks towards the end. Good job too by Hibbard to injure Warwick :p 11-9 at half time, still all to play for
     
  19. munross

    munross Guest

    Ospreys finally takes the lead in the 46th minute, 12 - 11 now

    Oh wait, Hook slots another penalty, 15 - 11 now the Ospreys
     
  20. munross

    munross Guest

    18 - 14 now to Ospreys after 56 mins, didn't thought it would be such a close game.

    Where is Henson?is he injured AGAIN?
     
  21. crispy

    crispy Guest

    Great try for Munster.
     
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