Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

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Munster highlights from the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvxajWh ... nsterRugby

Still don't understand why Patterson wasn't rated in Leinster setup.
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mildlyinterested wrote: September 6th, 2021, 1:23 pm Munster highlights from the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvxajWh ... nsterRugby

Still don't understand why Patterson wasn't rated in Leinster setup.
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Some serious potential on display in the half backs.
Loads of competition which should bring the beat out of each of them.
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Jaysus some shocking tackling in there. I know its pre season but I hope we're not that far off the mark defensively on Friday :shock:
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LeinsterLeader wrote: September 7th, 2021, 12:06 pm Jaysus some shocking tackling in there. I know its pre season but I hope we're not that far off the mark defensively on Friday :shock:
It was a training game with a fair few green players, and many playing out of position in the second half.

It was always going to be sloppy defensively, but looks fairly exciting in attack.
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Shite defence makes attack look exciting shocker!
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RG Snyman will be back for Munster in October, as long as some other calamity dosen't befall the poor bugger. Skin graft must healing well although he may end up with a very hairy knee.
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blockhead wrote: September 8th, 2021, 4:56 pm RG Snyman will be back for Munster in October, as long as some other calamity dosen't befall the poor bugger. Skin graft must healing well although he may end up with a very hairy knee.
I really hope he manages to make a solid comeback.
It has gone past the stage where it would be great for Munster.
After so long out of the game, it can’t be easy for the individual to be out for so long.
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Munster have named their team to play Exeter.

Great to see the likes of Knox, Ahern and Kendellan getting more game time. These are 3 players that I am extremely excited about.

The bench is littered with potential with the likes of Barron, Wycherley, Salanoa, Hurley, Daly, Crowley, Flannery and French.
Looking at the squad this is possibly a game that Munster will come out second best, but great to see game time given to the new kids on the block.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Matt Gallagher; Ben Healy, Rowan Osborne; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Keynan Knox; Jean Kleyn, Thomas Ahern; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Alex Kendellen.

Replacements from: Diarmuid Barron, Liam O’Connor, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Mark Donnelly, Cian Hurley, Jack O’Sullivan, Paddy Kelly, Jack Daly, Neil Cronin, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Jake Flannery, Liam Coombes, Alex McHenry, Seán French.
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Is Cian Hurley any relation to Denis?
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Not getting ahead of myself in any way, but great to see that young crop of players notch up a victory.

Johann van Graan used 31 players throughout the game with Rory Scannell, Calvin Nash (two), Neil Cronin and Roman Salanoa all scoring tries, three coming in a strong second half showing where they outscored the hosts 19-7.
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by munster#1

Not getting ahead of myself in any way, but great to see that young crop of players notch up a victory.

Johann van Graan used 31 players throughout the game with Rory Scannell, Calvin Nash (two), Neil Cronin and Roman Salanoa all scoring tries, three coming in a strong second half showing where they outscored the hosts 19-7.
I sincerely hope for your sakes that JVG gives these young guys more of a chance and gametime. I think they could really do a job if he just trusts them.
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sunshiner1 wrote: September 13th, 2021, 2:25 pm
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Not getting ahead of myself in any way, but great to see that young crop of players notch up a victory.

Johann van Graan used 31 players throughout the game with Rory Scannell, Calvin Nash (two), Neil Cronin and Roman Salanoa all scoring tries, three coming in a strong second half showing where they outscored the hosts 19-7.
I sincerely hope for your sakes that JVG gives these young guys more of a chance and gametime. I think they could really do a job if he just trusts them.
The considerable clearout that has occurred since JVG has taken the reigns means that there are very few traffic jams ahead of Munster’s young crop.

With many of the old guard likely to be involved with Ireland, and with 2 of the 3 NIQ players likely to be playing for SA, whether by design or by accident, JVG will be forced to play the young players.

It is then up to these players to take their opportunity in the same manner as Coombes, Casey and Healy have.

My hope for this season is that either of Knox and Salanoa cement themselves in the match day 23.
Additionally I’d love to see J Wycherley and Ahern getting double digit appearances, and that we get to see Kendellan and Crowley’s development being fast tracked.

A big potential bolter for this season is Paddy Patterson.
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The only place Patterson is bolting to is back to Leinster when his career hits the inevitable brick wall in Munster.
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deco wrote: September 13th, 2021, 7:47 pm The only place Patterson is bolting to is back to Leinster when his career hits the inevitable brick wall in Munster.
I dunno. He would have more to do to become Leinster's 3rd choice scrumhalf than Munsters. Even more so with international minutes limitations.

He's competing with Cronin and Cronin has a very cuttable profile.
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deco wrote: September 13th, 2021, 7:47 pm The only place Patterson is bolting to is back to Leinster when his career hits the inevitable brick wall in Munster.
If he makes it it is because of the quality of the Munster academy.
If he doesn’t then Leinster were right to cut him.
Win win for Munster really.

There is no guarantee that he will make it, but from the very brief amount of information from the 2 games to date, he looks like he could make it, and given that Murray and Casey will likely be missing for large portions of the next couple of seasons, and the potential for injury, Paddy should get his chances to shine.
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Patterson looks a good squad player at least as does Osbourne. All 9s are small and nippy now except for Murray who is the opposite.

Laighin Break wrote: September 11th, 2021, 1:35 am Is Cian Hurley any relation to Denis?
Don't think so. Its a common enough name. Thnk I read that Cian grew up in South Africa until he was 14.
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A new hooker. Seems a strange decision! Taking a punt? :shock:

https://www.the42.ie/declan-moore-munst ... 9-Sep2021/
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LeinsterLeader wrote: September 14th, 2021, 2:36 pm A new hooker. Seems a strange decision! Taking a punt? :shock:

https://www.the42.ie/declan-moore-munst ... 9-Sep2021/
This has been doing the rounds for a few weeks and I thought that it was no more than speculation.

Strange signing as he appears to be a development player based on his lack of experience.

What I had heard is that the IRFU had been watching him for a while, and is probably worth a punt given that Munster have only 3 senior hookers on the books.
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"Try-lights" from the Exeter game. Haven't heard that term before but I like it!
Calvin Nash with a nice highlight reel.
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