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Re: PRO12 Munster v Leinster Sat 5th Oct KO 6.45pm

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They're very confident down south in Knackeragua about the game. They have the better players but we somehow seem to play more as a team when we play them, apparently. Lets face it, the Limerick boys are going to beat us some day. 9 wins in the last 11, I think, is bordering on total domination at this stage. Hopefully it will be a great advertisement for the Rabo.
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blockhead wrote:They're very confident down south in Knackeragua about the game. They have the better players but we somehow seem to play more as a team when we play them, apparently. Lets face it, the Limerick boys are going to beat us some day. 9 wins in the last 11, I think, is bordering on total domination at this stage. Hopefully it will be a great advertisement for the Rabo.
You should think about changing you forum name. Also, don't leave out the 'head' bit.
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Only place they could beat us is up front and that's only if we persist in using pods for rucks which do not have enough players in and we don't protect our SH.

Rugby games don't have a memory and the logic that says we have to lose one soon because of our recent record just doesn't stack up.

Be delighted if they select Keatley. JJH has been a far better user of possession and can control a game much better than IK. Will Botha figure or are they resigned to him missing ERC 1?

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rookie wrote:
blockhead wrote:They're very confident down south in Knackeragua about the game. They have the better players but we somehow seem to play more as a team when we play them, apparently. Lets face it, the Limerick boys are going to beat us some day. 9 wins in the last 11, I think, is bordering on total domination at this stage. Hopefully it will be a great advertisement for the Rabo.
You should think about changing you forum name. Also, don't leave out the 'head' bit.
Come on Rookie. Lets have a better come back than that. This game is creeping up on us fast and everyone is more concerned about the RCC or whatever its called. A bit more argy-bargy required for the next few days from the likes of you! BTW where is the Archaeopteryx chap that used to post on here a while back?
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ceemec wrote:I think he'll give the nod to Ruddock for the bench slot. He has preferred him overall thus far this season and we've gone into games before with no specific openside cover (Wasps and Biarritz games in last year's knock outs). Ryan can over openside but I'm not sure to what level which is why I think SOB has to come straight back into the side. Ryan really can struggle in terms of his breakdown work when he plays openside. He has been decent against average opponents but good players have taken him to the cleaners at the breakdown (although it's clearly not his sole fault).
Its where Jennings wouldve been handy as SOB then covers 6 and 8 and Murphy covers all 3
McCarthy covers 6 so feck it throw Leavy on the bench :)
A better statitician might know this but Ryan has primarily played at 7 for us has he not?

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Murphy out. So it will be ruddock or ryan on the bench. (or maybe even starting)

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Alternative Ulster wrote:Murphy out. So it will be ruddock or ryan on the bench. (or maybe even starting)
I have been a big fan of Ryans since he started on the scene, he constantly throws himself into outrages hits. But he is starting to look more and more league to me, likes the hits but not to pushed about getting the ball back.
The way the last couple of games have gone, I would be putting an emphasis on having big men hitting rucks/clearing out. Ruddock for me (with Locky Elsom starting).
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LeinsterLeader wrote:Well Jordi Murphy won't be involved Saturday. He's going under the knife tomorrow. Ankle I believe :(

"Jordi Murphy ‏@JordiMurphy1 55m
Going under the knife tomorrow morning. In case I don't make it just wanna say its been a great ride x"
Can't find this tweet. did he remove it? Was it true?

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Alternative Ulster wrote:
LeinsterLeader wrote:Well Jordi Murphy won't be involved Saturday. He's going under the knife tomorrow. Ankle I believe :(

"Jordi Murphy ‏@JordiMurphy1 55m
Going under the knife tomorrow morning. In case I don't make it just wanna say its been a great ride x"
Can't find this tweet. did he remove it? Was it true?
Looks like he did remove it. Couple of replies about it still on his timeline though.
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Ruckedtobits wrote:Only place they could beat us is up front and that's only if we persist in using pods for rucks which do not have enough players in and we don't protect our SH.

Rugby games don't have a memory and the logic that says we have to lose one soon because of our recent record just doesn't stack up.

Be delighted if they select Keatley. JJH has been a far better user of possession and can control a game much better than IK. Will Botha figure or are they resigned to him missing ERC 1?
Botha trained with Munster yeterday and they say he's good to go for Sat.
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Where did Munster say that about Botha RDSBlue?

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I think he mis-read the press release from the official munster site:

There was positive news on the injury front with BJ Botha (knee) and Conor Murray (toe) returning to limited training today
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Captain Average wrote:I think he mis-read the press release from the official munster site:

There was positive news on the injury front with BJ Botha (knee) and Conor Murray (toe) returning to limited training today
So does that mean they will risk either or both of them on Saturday? Bench at best I would say, if at all.

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I'd say bench at best too.
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Peg Leg wrote:
Alternative Ulster wrote:Murphy out. So it will be ruddock or ryan on the bench. (or maybe even starting)
I have been a big fan of Ryans since he started on the scene, he constantly throws himself into outrages hits. But he is starting to look more and more league to me, likes the hits but not to pushed about getting the ball back.
The way the last couple of games have gone, I would be putting an emphasis on having big men hitting rucks/clearing out. Ruddock for me (with Locky Elsom starting).
I agree with this but I think he'd look much much better with either Jennings/SOB at 7 and Heaslip at 8 because they're all so good at the breakdown. His clearing out was one of the things that impressed me most when he first burst onto the scene. He was the closest I've seen to Brad Thorn in our squad in terms of his technique at the breakdown. He would absolutely demolish someone at the breakdown and then stay very low and very solid over the ball. For whatever reason, that's deserted him over the last year and a half/2 years or so. I'm not confident that he'll get back to that level tbh.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
Alternative Ulster wrote:Murphy out. So it will be ruddock or ryan on the bench. (or maybe even starting)
I have been a big fan of Ryans since he started on the scene, he constantly throws himself into outrages hits. But he is starting to look more and more league to me, likes the hits but not to pushed about getting the ball back.
The way the last couple of games have gone, I would be putting an emphasis on having big men hitting rucks/clearing out. Ruddock for me (with Locky Elsom starting).
I agree with this but I think he'd look much much better with either Jennings/SOB at 7 and Heaslip at 8 because they're all so good at the breakdown. His clearing out was one of the things that impressed me most when he first burst onto the scene. He was the closest I've seen to Brad Thorn in our squad in terms of his technique at the breakdown. He would absolutely demolish someone at the breakdown and then stay very low and very solid over the ball. For whatever reason, that's deserted him over the last year and a half/2 years or so. I'm not confident that he'll get back to that level tbh.
True for ya, but given the choice i'd have Locky over Ryan..... another 6.5 :(
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Yeah limited training does not sound like ready to go, not like it was full training after a month of post Lions training
Even last week Munster press releases were not in anyway optimistic of having guys back

IMO BJ to not make panel, Murray bench as its more of a position of concern
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Locky's a 5.5 not a 6.5

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2 stand tickets for sale for west stand in Thomond for sat eve.

face value o.n.o

good seats on 22m line and in first 10 rows from front.

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bringbackrocky wrote:2 stand tickets for sale for west stand in Thomond for sat eve.

face value or better.

good seats on 22m line and in first 10 rows from front.

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FYI........face value only allowed here my good man......
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