Semi-Final Refs

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Munster fans will be happy with this one, Nigel Owens will take charge of the Munster Leinster match while Alain Rolland will be in charge of the Cardiff Blues Leicester match the following day.

    No surprise really, was a toss up between Barnes and Owens, would have preferred Barnes myself but even with a favourable ref it's a massive uphill task.

    Poite and Fitzgibbon have been given the Challenge Cup semis.
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  3. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Ah now, Owens is a better ref for the most part. I'm not a Wayne Barnes fan. That's not to say I'm glad to see him because he's generally a good oman for munster rugby which is a bonus.
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Goodbye Leinster. You had a good run.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Apr 16 2009, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    got us top seeding for next season so got something out of this year at least, we'll still probably get Wasps or Biarritz should they qualify but what the hell.
  6. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    ah now don't be talkin like that. We're in the thing to win it, not to get a better group next year. I mean, it's only munster :p
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Apr 16 2009, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    obviously I know that but Munster this year do have the look of the immovable object about them so I may as well take any consolation I can get, granted it's a tad defeatist but such was the pain of that defeat 3 years ago and the fact that Munster have the Indian sign over us that I can't approach it any other way.
  8. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    f*** sake now Leinster have an excuse, even if it is a bad one.
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Apr 16 2009, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    we've got Whitaker as well. :rahh:
  10. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Yeah but remember the last time we had an away tie against the holders and we were massive underdogs. We'll probably need a performance like that against Munster but blind optimism says theres no way we can't win!
  11. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I take it all back now, we've won the toss for the home dressing room. How can we possibly lose now!
  12. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Apr 16 2009, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    What does blind optimism say about Chris Whitaker?
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Logorrhea @ Apr 17 2009, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    What does blind optimism say about Chris Whitaker?

    and there it goes again, was nice while it lasted!
  14. Bluemoon

    Bluemoon Guest

    Ahhh Cardiff also had Allain Roland in the EDF final...
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    news could be getting better for Leinster if Nigel Owens fails to recover from the ankle injury picked up in the Quins Leinster match, if he misses out Wayne Barnes will replace him.
  16. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    He was the <strike>touch judge</strike> assistant referee in one of the Swalec cup semi fanals yesterday, so I'm sure he's already recovered!
  17. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    How many closet Kiwis are on this board? What's with all the Wayne Barnes hating?

    And for the record, Owens is a chump.
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Apr 20 2009, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    but normally Owens is a chump against Irish sides so we're fine with him, sadly though for us he has a liking and familiarity with Munster that could cost us in the semi-final, I refuse to accept our own ineptitudes as the main reason for any loss :p
  19. Captainiwan

    Captainiwan Guest

    Lets be honest here Wayne Barnes is an awful ref, I'm fairly sure he doesn't bother half the time. Allain Rolland though is good news for the Blues I reckon.
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