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by munster#1
June 28th, 2022, 9:29 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 282
Views: 17754

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

15. Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas) uncapped 14. Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 30 caps 13. James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) 3 caps 12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 37 caps captain 11. Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 96 caps 10. Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/Skerries) uncapped 9. Craig C...
by munster#1
June 25th, 2022, 4:14 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Whatever your thoughts on Ryan moving away from Munster, what is great to see, is that Ryan went from a player who nearly didn’t get a pro contract as a young lad to one that sees even opposition fans being outraged that he wasn’t given an extension at Munster after almost 200 games for the province...
by munster#1
June 25th, 2022, 10:51 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Crazy to me that they kept Archer and let Ryan go. My respect for JVG and Rowntree has lessened a lot. Seems crazy without knowing any of the facts. Coaches have to make difficult decisions all of the time, and unfortunately at this moment in time each province is struggling to balance the books, a...
by munster#1
June 25th, 2022, 9:51 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Very interesting article in the 42 on John Ryan's exit: https://www.the42.ie/john-ryan-munster-5799113-Jun2022/ I have had the privilege of meeting John a couple of times, and he I the most unassuming player I have ever met. He is extremely polite, and for a man of his size, he is very quiet. I don...
by munster#1
June 25th, 2022, 9:11 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

The below quote from Ian Costello confirming that the additional year in the academy will be used to allow Campbell to continue his studies. It also hints that perhaps there are some non rugby related reasons why Campbell is not stepping into full time professionalism right away, which is great to s...
by munster#1
June 24th, 2022, 12:58 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

First time in a while there's a bunch of players from Limerick. Quinn, Ryan, O'Connell and Oliver. Evan O'Connell is POC's nephew. Only U18s this season but looks a real talent. Forward the video below to 43:45 to see a highlight. https://youtu.be/SoeZeSL1WjI Quinn is a big backrow. In the munster ...
by munster#1
June 24th, 2022, 10:28 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

First time in a while there's a bunch of players from Limerick. Quinn, Ryan, O'Connell and Oliver. Evan O'Connell is POC's nephew. Only U18s this season but looks a real talent. Forward the video below to 43:45 to see a highlight. https://youtu.be/SoeZeSL1WjI Quinn is a big backrow. In the munster ...
by munster#1
June 24th, 2022, 9:32 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Munster academy intake https://www.munsterrugby.ie/2022/06/23/six-players-to-join-greencore-munster-rugby-academy/ First time in a while there's a bunch of players from Limerick. Quinn, Ryan, O'Connell and Oliver. Evan O'Connell is POC's nephew. Only U18s this season but looks a real talent. Forwar...
by munster#1
June 23rd, 2022, 7:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1315
Views: 103078

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

The comments around Nick are definitely not virtue signalling. It may be reasonably normalised to have your sexuality widely known in every day life, it’s anything but in the world of male professional sport. You really don’t have to look too far back to see examples in other sports of how people w...
by munster#1
June 23rd, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1315
Views: 103078

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Firstly I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Nick for making what is a brave step. He and Jack have paved the way for many more to feel that this is a perfectly acceptable and normal thing. Not only in Rugby, but in every walk of life. I would also like to congratulate Leinster for ...
by munster#1
June 23rd, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 31
Views: 1050

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

I personally think that the SA teams joining and winning the URC is a great thing. For years the Irish teams have played in the most mediocre league in world rugby, where teams can play up to 60 players a season and still win most games handy. Where the best players almost never get into double dig...
by munster#1
June 23rd, 2022, 9:15 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 31
Views: 1050

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

I personally think that the SA teams joining and winning the URC is a great thing. For years the Irish teams have played in the most mediocre league in world rugby, where teams can play up to 60 players a season and still win most games handy. Where the best players almost never get into double digi...
by munster#1
June 22nd, 2022, 10:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 298
Views: 19178

Re: Connacht 2021/22

I heard this on the radio the other day, and couldn’t help wondering if the timing of this announcement has anything to do with the timing of the RWC. The announcement of his impending arrival may mean that rules could be bent to get him into the Irish setup prior to his arrival. A strong TH lock wo...
by munster#1
June 20th, 2022, 1:34 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

I don’t think Ireland are in a position to turn their back on any prospect at TH. Jager is a TH who plays for arguably the best club in the world, and is seen by some Crusaders fans I know as being a legitimate international prospect for the All Blacks. If the IRFU have not been keeping tabs on him ...
by munster#1
June 19th, 2022, 10:28 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

I hadn’t realised that Jager’s contract is up now, surely he must be on move? He’s starting for the Super Rugby champions, there must be a good reason why he hasn’t been signed up. Maybe he waited to see if he made the NZ squad before committing? This is something that Munster and the IRFU should b...
by munster#1
June 19th, 2022, 10:24 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 586
Views: 70821

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

by Serb Also, his contract appears to be up this summer and he doesn’t look like he’s getting his anew Zealand chance right now, so could be Munster bound after all… What about Connacht? They need another TH as well. If the IRFU are actually going to help sign him then to my eyes that makes a more ...
by munster#1
June 19th, 2022, 10:22 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5238

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

I hadn’t realised that Jager’s contract is up now, surely he must be on move? He’s starting for the Super Rugby champions, there must be a good reason why he hasn’t been signed up. Maybe he waited to see if he made the NZ squad before committing? This is something that Munster and the IRFU should b...
by munster#1
June 18th, 2022, 7:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 586
Views: 70821

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Do any of you know Jager? Given that he was born in England, and his dad is Dutch (or so I believe?) does he see himself as Irish? Is he a big Leinster fan? As an Munster and Irish fan, I would love to see someone of his calibre and relative youth snapped up by Munster, and I’m sure fans of each of ...
by munster#1
June 18th, 2022, 7:25 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1315
Views: 103078

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

It's getting less and less subtle M#1... +1 Indeed… Is it any wonder that there is so little traffic on this forum. I posted a very positive post about Leinster and even that is seen as trolling or wumming or any other childish insult that might be directed at me. Can you please expand on how is pe...
by munster#1
June 17th, 2022, 11:06 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1315
Views: 103078

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

It's getting less and less subtle M#1... You have a very strange lack of trust in people and almost a need to be offended. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about Leinster going to the market to sign players. All teams do it, and if a team wants to win, it is the team with the best abilit...