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McCloud
25th-August-2010, 12:11
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Johne Murphy Makes His Debut On Friday.
25 August 2010, 1:56 pm
By Pat Geraghty


Johne Murphy will make his debut for Munster at some stage of their pre-season clash with Gloucester in Musgrave Park on Friday night (7pm).



Also included in the 27 strong squad for the first time this season are Doug Howlett, Peter Stringer, Mick O'Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Niall Ronan, Tony Buckley and Damien Varley. It will be Munster's final game before the competitive season begins and tickets for the Gloucester game will be available on the night.


Munster Squad: I Dineen, S Zebo, S Deasy, D Barnes, F Jones, D Howlett, J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling, P Warwick, P Stringer, D Williams, B Holland, R O'Mahony, N Ronan, M O'Driscoll, S Archer, Dave Ryan, D Fogarty, D Leamy, T O'Donnell, A Quinlan, Donncha Ryan, I Nagle, T Buckley, D Varley, W du Preez.

Mebawsa Ritchie
25th-August-2010, 12:14
Heavier duty squad.

LLCOOLJ14
25th-August-2010, 12:17
D Williams lucky to retain his squad place.


Very interested to see Varley back up last year.

Bosco
25th-August-2010, 12:19
Heavier duty squad.
Tobyglen is weeping already.

Mebawsa Ritchie
25th-August-2010, 12:24
Who is I. Dineen?

Ruginator
25th-August-2010, 12:31
Who is I. Dineen?


Ivan Dineen, 22,former CBC player, was playing for UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making massive inroads into the squadanytime soon

kermit
25th-August-2010, 12:32
Who is I. Dineen?


Len smileys/lol.gif

Appletart
25th-August-2010, 12:37
Who is I. Dineen?


Ivan Dineen, 22,former CBC player, was playing for UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making massive inroads into the squadanytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the ratio of schools players to club players in the munster squad is hugely in favour of the schools.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 12:38
Still no sign of any of the replacement outhalves, looks like
Cusack and co. won't be featuring in the early ML games.
Good news for J. Murphy and Jones though as it's likely
Warwick will start the season as outhalf so they should get
games at fullback, wonder where Deasy will end up playing?

I guess with injuries to Earls and Mafi, and with B. Murphy's
injury record, it makes sense to bring in other centres.

bosh12
25th-August-2010, 12:38
We could be about to witness a breakdown in some playschool in
Cork...... Now is that Ronan O Mahony, Garryowen wing/fb or Peter O
Mahony? It starts with R above. Surely a typo?!???,!,!!!?!!

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 12:40
Heavier duty
squad. Tobyglen is weeping already.

Presume R O'Mahony is meant to be P O'Mahony, the "R" one
plays fullback.

Edit, damn you Bosh.

bosh12
25th-August-2010, 12:45
No probe Joey, presume it's P, but we could have some fun with this

Bosco
25th-August-2010, 12:46
No probe Joey, presume it's P, but we could have some fun with this I heard Ronan has actually put on a bit of bulk, he felt he would get more game time in the slipstream on his namesake superhero...

Ruginator
25th-August-2010, 12:47
Who is I. Dineen?


Ivan Dineen, 22,former CBC player, was playing for UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making massive inroads into the squadanytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the ratio of schools players to club players in the munster squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lackreal out and out pace, i've seen him play all of hissecondary school career,have seen him a bit for UCC over the past few years,he hasn't got the pace of an Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just not pace which is a fact.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 12:49
Who is I. Dineen?



Ivan Dineen, 22,*former CBC player, was playing for
UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be
fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they
hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making
massive inroads into the squad*anytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play
before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually
quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con
now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the
ratio of schools players to club players in the munster
squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lack*real out and out pace, i've seen him play
all of his*secondary school career,*have seen him a bit for
UCC over the past few years,*he hasn't got the pace of an
Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just
not pace which is a fact.

In fairness, very few Irish centres have Earls' pace. In
Munster, Murphy is fast enough but hardly up there with
Earls.

Appletart
25th-August-2010, 12:51
Who is I. Dineen?


Ivan Dineen, 22,former CBC player, was playing for UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making massive inroads into the squadanytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the ratio of schools players to club players in the munster squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lackreal out and out pace, i've seen him play all of hissecondary school career,have seen him a bit for UCC over the past few years,he hasn't got the pace of an Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just not pace which is a fact.





Only a handful of people have the pace of Earls, the guy is a freak! And last season he played on the wing in a game for the A's so he's not slow. He was recommended by a past Munster player and has been taken in on a trial basis, so he must be some what of a good player!?!

25th-August-2010, 12:58
Mick O'Driscoll captain? I have a mascot waiting to see who's hand she's going to hold. I wish I was a kid!!smileys/biggrin.gif

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:01
Who is I. Dineen?


Ivan Dineen, 22,former CBC player, was playing for UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making massive inroads into the squadanytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the ratio of schools players to club players in the munster squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lackreal out and out pace, i've seen him play all of hissecondary school career,have seen him a bit for UCC over the past few years,he hasn't got the pace of an Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just not pace which is a fact.





Only a handful of people have the pace of Earls, the guy is a freak! And last season he played on the wing in a game for the A's so he's not slow. He was recommended by a past Munster player and has been taken in on a trial basis, so he must be some what of a good player!?!





Got a run out against Leicester last friday, about 20 mins, any of you stalwarts closely following his career will have noticed.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 13:02
[
QUOTE=Ruginator]



Who is I. Dineen?



Ivan Dineen, 22,*former CBC player, was playing for
UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be
fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they
hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making
massive inroads into the squad*anytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play
before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually
quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con
now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the
ratio of schools players to club players in the munster
squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lack*real out and out pace, i've seen him play
all of his*secondary school career,*have seen him a bit for
UCC over the past few years,*he hasn't got the pace of an
Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just
not pace which is a fact.





Only a handful of people have the pace of Earls, the guy
is a freak! And last season he played on the wing in a
game for the A's so he's not slow. He was recommended
by a past Munster player and has been taken in on a trial
basis, so he must be some what of a good player!?!





Got a run out against Leicester last friday, about 20
mins, any of you stalwarts closely following his career will
have noticed.[/QUOTE]

I was at a wedding, how was he?

Cervidave
25th-August-2010, 13:05
Dineen is a good player. Very strong and he does have pace despite what's been said.

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:11
Didn't get much time on ball last Friday. Solid if unspectacular with little chance to shine.


From his brief cameo, and from what I've seen before, I'd rate him as a more complete centre than Barnes, who, it appears, is being used primarily on the wing.


Strong, with plenty of pace, obviously not in the Earl's bracket.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 13:16
*


Didn't get much time on ball last Friday. Solid if
unspectacular with little chance to shine.


From his brief cameo, and from what I've seen before, I'd
rate him as a more complete centre than Barnes, who, it
appears, is being used primarily on the wing.


Strong, with plenty of pace, obviously not in the Earl's
bracket.

Another variation of Gleeson?

Btw, where is Gleeson?

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:22
Didn't get much time on ball last Friday. Solid if
unspectacular with little chance to shine.



From his brief cameo, and from what I've seen before, I'd
rate him as a more complete centre than Barnes, who, it
appears, is being used primarily on the wing.



Strong, with plenty of pace, obviously not in the Earl's
bracket.




Another variation of Gleeson?

Btw, where is Gleeson?


Comparisons could be made between the two but Dineen seems to have more of a cutting edge, albeit only proven at club level. Most likely be playing alongside one another at Con this year.

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:34
On another note are there any conslusions to be drawn r.e. selection in other positions?


-Nagle over Foley


-No Darragh Hurley, Dave Ryan obviously there on merit ahead of him.Archer retained. Archer's an out-and-out tight, whereas both D.Ryan and Toasterhead can deputise here. Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively impressive in training

bosh12
25th-August-2010, 13:38
Borlaise is still in NZ


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/three-canterbur (http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/three-canterbury-changes-but-no-sonny-bill-20100819-12j15.html) y-changes-but-no-sonny-bill-20100819-12j15.html

Mebawsa Ritchie
25th-August-2010, 13:42
Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively impressive in training

For which team? smileys/confused.gif

tired old cynic
25th-August-2010, 13:45
Didn't get much time on ball last Friday. Solid if unspectacular with little chance to shine.


From his brief cameo, and from what I've seen before, I'd rate him as a more complete centre than Barnes, who, it appears, is being used primarily on the wing.


Strong, with plenty of pace, obviously not in the Earl's bracket.
Solid if unspectacular, a phrase that could be used to describe Dowling and from our recent past Horgan, Kelly, Henderson, O'Neil, Halstead, Payne - this lad could well end up becoming a legend smileys/wink.gif

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:46
Borlaise is still in NZ


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/three-canterbur y-changes-but-no-sonny-bill-20100819-12j15.html (http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/three-canterbury-changes-but-no-sonny-bill-20100819-12j15.html)





Cheers Bosh, Obviously when I was told the "new prop" was impressing in pre-season, it was WDP being referred too.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 13:49
I would presume Foley got his start last weekend and nagle
will get a start this weekend, Foley falls out of the squad due
to MOD's return. Would rather have kept Foley and held MOD
back tbh, we know what MOD can do. Same with Quinlan over
Butler.

Conan
25th-August-2010, 13:53
I would presume Foley got his start last weekend and nagle
will get a start this weekend, Foley falls out of the squad due
to MOD's return. Would rather have kept Foley and held MOD
back tbh, we know what MOD can do. Same with Quinlan over
Butler.


Agreed regards MOD, but personally would prefer Donnacha Ryan to get a start in 2nd row this week, whether it'd be alongside MOD or Nagle. MOD has been and continues to be a great servant to Munster Rugby, but with POC's continuing absence, I think Ryan's immediate (and long-term)future has to lie in the engine room.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 13:55
I would
presume Foley got his start last weekend and nagle will get
a start this weekend, Foley falls out of the squad due to
MOD's return. Would rather have kept Foley and held MOD
back tbh, we know what MOD can do. Same with Quinlan
over Butler.


Agreed regards MOD, but personally would prefer
Donnacha Ryan to get a start in 2nd row this week,
whether it'd be alongside MOD or Nagle. MOD has been and
continues to be a great servant to Munster Rugby, but with
POC's continuing absence, I think Ryan's* immediate (and
long-term)future has to lie in the engine
room.

Would agree but obviously McGahan and co see him as a
long term option at 6, judging by his HEC subbing. Whether
that means we've loads of second rows coming through so
we don't need Ryan there, or they feel Ryan will never be
good enough as a second row, it's starting to look like he
should have moved a few seasons back.

buck65
25th-August-2010, 14:17
What kind of team have Gloucester coming biatches?

B.A.
25th-August-2010, 14:20
Is Barry Murphy injured again?smileys/sad.gif

We will be a bit light at outside centre this season with Earls away on int duty.

Adam1986
25th-August-2010, 14:52
Looks like a stronger and more robust squad than last weeks game. not going this week but will hopefully here of a good showing. Should be better as Gloucester wont bring the same forward power to Musgrave as Leicester. Hopefully Stringer migh start and bring Zebo and Deasy into the game early on. hopefully they start!!

deise_prop
25th-August-2010, 15:00
This was Gloucester's line up last week v the Ospreys


<S&#079;NG>Gloucester Rugby:</S&#079;NG>


Olly Morgan; James Simpson-Daniel, Henry Trinder, Mike Tindall, Jonny May; Nicky Robinson, Dave Lewis; Alasdair Dickinson, Olivier Azam, Pierre Capdevielle; Dave Attwood, Alex Brown; Alasdair Strokosch, Andy Hazell, Luke Narraway


<S&#079;NG>Replacements:</S&#079;NG>


Scott Lawson, Nick Wood, Rupert Harden, Peter Buxton, Brett Deacon, Rory Lawson, Tim Molenaar, Charlie Sharples, Tim Taylor, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Matt Cox

changman
25th-August-2010, 16:20
I thought P O Mahony was outstanding last Friday night after replacingO Donnell. A star in the making I reckon. It would be great to see more of himon Friday night.

oilean
25th-August-2010, 16:33
It looked to me last Friday that Donncha Ryan needs lots of
game time to get him back to match fitness
Good to see him back after a long lay off

dropkick
25th-August-2010, 16:34
Who is I. Dineen?



Ivan Dineen, 22,*former CBC player, was playing for
UCC last i heard, a centre, lacks real pace but seems to be
fairly well regarded on the schools circuit (but then they
hold all their own in high regard) wouldn't see him making
massive inroads into the squad*anytime soon





"lacks real pace", seriously have you seen him play
before or going by hear say? For his size he is actually
quite fast, very strong and hard to tackle. Hes gone to Con
now. Also stop taking pop shots at schools players, the
ratio of schools players to club players in the munster
squad is hugely in favour of the schools.





He does lack*real out and out pace, i've seen him play
all of his*secondary school career,*have seen him a bit for
UCC over the past few years,*he hasn't got the pace of an
Earls, thats real pace, he has other assets to his game just
not pace which is a fact.





Only a handful of people have the pace of Earls, the guy
is a freak! And last season he played on the wing in a
game for the A's so he's not slow. He was recommended
by a past Munster player and has been taken in on a trial
basis, so he must be some what of a good
player!?!

If he's big, have good skills and a rugby brain he'd be
worth keeping.

John Kelly was never a speedster either but he was one of
Munsters best ever backs.

Cervidave
25th-August-2010, 17:13
I thought P O Mahony was outstanding last Friday night after replacingO Donnell. A star in the making I reckon. It would be great to see more of himon Friday night.

Hey Pete!

*waves at big pete*

RedFanNo1
25th-August-2010, 20:44
On another note are there any conslusions to be drawn r.e. selection in other positions?


-Nagle over Foley


-No Darragh Hurley, Dave Ryan obviously there on merit ahead of him.Archer retained. Archer's an out-and-out tight, whereas both D.Ryan and Toasterhead can deputise here. Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively impressive in training


Dave Ryanwas impresive when he came on last fri, scrum got pushed back with Du prezz, and improved when he came on, not to mention Du prezz madeno effort to tackle , quite a waste of money if this is the way hes planning on playing for the season when hes holding back other players from getting game time, wouldnt be suprised ifDave Ryan gets sick of it and leaves

Tobyglen
25th-August-2010, 21:12
Heavier duty squad.
Tobyglen is weeping already.
Presume it's a typo smileys/wink.gif.

Shame Conor Murray isn't getting in the squad. A quality player.

JoeyFantastic
25th-August-2010, 21:33
*


On another note are there any conslusions to be drawn
r.e. selection in other positions?


-Nagle over Foley


-No Darragh Hurley, Dave Ryan obviously there on merit
ahead of him.*Archer retained. Archer's an out-and-out
tight, whereas both D.Ryan and Toasterhead can deputise
here. Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively
impressive in training


Dave Ryan*was impresive when he came on
last fri, scrum got pushed back with Du prezz, and
improved when he came on, not to mention Du prezz
made*no effort to tackle , quite a waste of money if this is
the way hes planning on playing for the season when hes
holding back other players from getting game time,
wouldnt be suprised if*Dave Ryan gets sick of it and
leaves*

Dave Ryan might have to leave anyway, it's hard to see
both him and Hurley sticking around going for one place.
Kilcoyne looked pretty good for the A team too.

sewa
25th-August-2010, 22:41
Du Preez is proven quality FFS. Aslo you arebasing your opinion ona srummaging performance where both sides changed personnel all over the shop.

Waterfordlad
26th-August-2010, 01:21
Du Preez is proven quality FFS. Aslo you arebasing your opinion ona srummaging performance where both sides changed personnel all over the shop. +1 spot on Sewa

statesman88
26th-August-2010, 04:45
[QUOTE=bosh12]


Borlaise is still in NZ


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/three-canterbur y-changes-but-no-sonny-bill-20100819-12j15.html (http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-uni&#111;n/uni&#111;n-news/three-canterbury-changes-but-no-s&#111;nny-bill-20100819-12j15.html)





Cheers Bosh, Obviously when I was told the "new prop" was impressing in pre-season, it was WDP being referred too.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/sport/rugby/4019645/Double- (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/sport/rugby/4019645/Double-barrel-blast-by-Peter-Borlase) barrel-blast-by-Peter-Borlase

manofmunster
26th-August-2010, 05:57
On another note are there any conslusions to be drawn
r.e. selection in other positions?



-Nagle over Foley



-No Darragh Hurley, Dave Ryan obviously there on merit
ahead of him.Archer retained. Archer's an out-and-out
tight, whereas both D.Ryan and Toasterhead can deputise
here. Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively
impressive in training



Dave Ryanwas impresive when he came on
last fri, scrum got pushed back with Du prezz, and
improved when he came on, not to mention Du prezz
madeno effort to tackle , quite a waste of money if this is
the way hes planning on playing for the season when hes
holding back other players from getting game time,
wouldnt be suprised ifDave Ryan gets sick of it and
leaves




Dave Ryan might have to leave anyway, it's hard to see
both him and Hurley sticking around going for one place.
Kilcoyne looked pretty good for the A team too.


If we have to let one of the two go then surely hurley will be the one to leave .... considering his appaling injury profile ... how many minutes of rugby has he played for Munster in the last 3/4 years?????

Munsterboy
26th-August-2010, 09:11
Team's up on the DS:

Munster: F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P
Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan;
A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy capt. Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave
Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D
Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.

Johne Murphy at 13 - wonder if that's where they see him. Would
prefer to see Barry given a few games myself.

Cervidave
26th-August-2010, 09:17
Nagle really stands out as being the inexperienced one there. Nothing wrong with that though. It'll be a big game for him.

Conan
26th-August-2010, 09:20
Nagle/O'Donnell. However provides a much better opportunity to judge their true ability and potential, when surrounded by what's by and large a best available pack.

sewa
26th-August-2010, 09:24
Team's up on the DS:

Munster: F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P
Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan;
A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy capt. Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave
Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D
Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.

Johne Murphy at 13 - wonder if that's where they see him. Would
prefer to see Barry given a few games myself.


Barry is still injured though isn't he (no one seems to know for sure). Good to see Donnacha in the second row. Nagle is a fine player. J murphy at 13 is interesting. Hopefully Mushy can push on from the summer tour

grafter1
26th-August-2010, 09:31
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a superb attitude, worh ethic etc.

Munsterboy
26th-August-2010, 09:33
Team's up on the DS:
Munster: F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P
Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D
Ryan; A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy capt. Replacements: D
Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B
Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen. Johne
Murphy at 13 - wonder if that's where they see him. Would prefer to
see Barry given a few games myself.


Barry is still injured though isn't he (no one seems to know for
sure). Good to see Donnacha in the second row. Nagle is a fine
player. J murphy at 13 is interesting. Hopefully Mushy can push on
from the summer tour*

Could be he is still crocked alright.

Yeah, i'm happy with the second row too. Assuming they perform
ok, I would like to see that combination in at least a few ML games
too.

JoeyFantastic
26th-August-2010, 09:34
If we are actually missing Earls, Mafi, Murphy and Gleeson for
the ML we are starting to look a little stretched...

Glad to see that second row playing together, Nagle looked
very good last season, would rather see Holland at 6 ahead of
Quinny though.

JoeyFantastic
26th-August-2010, 09:35
*


On another note are there any conslusions to be drawn
r.e. selection in other positions?


-Nagle over Foley


-No Darragh Hurley, Dave Ryan obviously there on merit
ahead of him.*Archer retained. Archer's an out-and-out
tight, whereas both D.Ryan and Toasterhead can deputise
here. Where's Borlase? Is he fit? Heard he's been relatively
impressive in training


Dave Ryan*was impresive when he came on
last fri, scrum got pushed back with Du prezz, and
improved when he came on, not to mention Du prezz
made*no effort to tackle , quite a waste of money if this is
the way hes planning on playing for the season when hes
holding back other players from getting game time,
wouldnt be suprised if*Dave Ryan gets sick of it and
leaves*


Dave Ryan might have to leave anyway, it's
hard to see both him and Hurley sticking around going for
one place. Kilcoyne looked pretty good for the A team too.



If we have to let one of the two go then surely hurley
will be the one to leave .... considering his appaling injury
profile ... how many minutes of rugby has he played for
Munster in the last 3/4 years?????

Hurley's injuries have cost him alright, but the point stands
either way, we're not going to keep all our looseheads,
imo.

Conan
26th-August-2010, 09:35
That's quite the brave statement r.e. Nagle and 50 caps. I'd certainly agree he's the most obvious succesor to OC's. Has all technical attributes, coupled with great attitude and slowly but surely putting on the size. I'd still see Donnacha Ryan as the short-term solution but would be surprised if Nagle didn't go someway to satisfying the above statement.

Cervidave
26th-August-2010, 09:42
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a superb attitude, worh ethic etc.




Here we go again.

Conan
26th-August-2010, 09:44
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing.

grafter1
26th-August-2010, 09:53
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a superb attitude, worh ethic etc.







Here we go again.



What's your point?

Lemmy
26th-August-2010, 09:54
grafter1, excuse my ignorance but who is that in you avatar?

Mebawsa Ritchie
26th-August-2010, 09:54
WDP signing was a good one imho. There's an additional front row required on HEC match day squads these times.

sewa
26th-August-2010, 09:55
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing. Dave Ryan and Hurley are nowhere near Du Preez's level. Potential is fine but at HC level you need proven performers. Also given that Ireland need Mushy playing I do not think we would have been allowed sign a specialist tighthead

Conan
26th-August-2010, 09:57
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing.


Dave Ryan and Hurley are nowhere near Du Preez's level. Potential is fine but at HC level you need proven performers. Also given that Ireland need Mushy playing I do not think we would have been allowed sign a specialist tighthead


What happens Heineken Cup time, Marcus sits on the bench? Dave Ryan's gone a long way to prove he's more than capable at LH. Any poor scrummaging performances have been when he's been pushed to tight.

The Lion King
26th-August-2010, 10:02
disappointed not to see butler in action. Apart from that it is a strong team imo. Hope Nagle steps up to the markhe has got potential. Also really looking forward to see felix jones making a move into the starting XV this year

grafter1
26th-August-2010, 10:03
grafter1, excuse my ignorance but who is that in you avatar?





Dick Fuld, ex- CEO of Lehman Brothers

sewa
26th-August-2010, 10:05
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing.


Dave Ryan and Hurley are nowhere near Du Preez's level. Potential is fine but at HC level you need proven performers. Also given that Ireland need Mushy playing I do not think we would have been allowed sign a specialist tighthead


What happens Heineken Cup time, Marcus sits on the bench? Dave Ryan's gone a long way to prove he's more than capable at LH. Any poor scrummaging performances have been when he's been pushed to tight. Du Preez and Marcus will contest at 1. Its up to the youngsters to push on and force their way in. They looked very lightweight for international or HC standard front rows from whatwe saw last week. They need to put on a stone or two each to compete with the monstersin France or England

JoeyFantastic
26th-August-2010, 10:07
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble
opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a
superb attitude, worh ethic etc.


*


Here we go again.


What's your point?*


*

We do tend to hype players in these parts, but I agree,
Nagle is a good prospect to make it to Int level, just hope
he isn't too nice a guy, want to see some raw, destructive,
reasonably pointless aggression from him this season,
same for Foley.

Conan
26th-August-2010, 10:17
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing.


Dave Ryan and Hurley are nowhere near Du Preez's level. Potential is fine but at HC level you need proven performers. Also given that Ireland need Mushy playing I do not think we would have been allowed sign a specialist tighthead


What happens Heineken Cup time, Marcus sits on the bench? Dave Ryan's gone a long way to prove he's more than capable at LH. Any poor scrummaging performances have been when he's been pushed to tight.


Du Preez and Marcus will contest at 1. Its up to the youngsters to push on and force their way in. They looked very lightweight for international or HC standard front rows from whatwe saw last week. They need to put on a stone or two each to compete with the monstersin France or England


Surely your point r.e. Mushy playing and a TH signng holds for Marcus and WDP.


On the other note I wouldn't be so sure Dave Ryan for instance would be too far from your typical international LH size. Not looking at profiles so not at all surebut would think he's every bit as big as Marcus, Healy already?

Point
26th-August-2010, 10:39
26/08/2010 - 13:04:57
Denis Leamy will captain Munster for their final pre-season match against Gloucester at Musgrave Park on Friday (7pm).


Senior international players, including Doug Howlett, Peter Stringer, Tony Buckley and Alan Quinlan and Damien Varley are all included for the first time this season.


Hooker Denis Fogarty has recovered from a knock he took in the Leicester game last Friday to take his spot on the bench and Felix Jones will play from full-back.


MUNSTER (v Gloucester): F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy (capt).


Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.



Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/leamy-to-captain-munster-ag (http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/leamy-to-captain-munster-against-gloucester-470940.html#ixzz0xiOztWUJ) ainst-gloucester-470940.html#ixzz0xiOztWUJ

Magsy
26th-August-2010, 10:45
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a superb attitude, worh ethic etc.







Here we go again.



What's your point?







smileys/lol.gif The Glenstal Mafia are at it again. He's a good player and he has his contract. Ye can give it a rest smileys/wink.gif

sewa
26th-August-2010, 11:14
I'd question the necessity of the WDP signing. There's no disputing he was a more than able replacement for Marcus last year, but he was signed early in the summer when the obvious problem was still TH.


Granted, Marcus will still be heavily involved with Irish setup and often unavailable, but i think Dave Ryan and Darragh Hurley have shown enough when given opportunity and fitness, to say they are ready to contest No.1 jersey. Their gametime will be undoubtedly limited this year as a direct result of WDP's signing.


Dave Ryan and Hurley are nowhere near Du Preez's level. Potential is fine but at HC level you need proven performers. Also given that Ireland need Mushy playing I do not think we would have been allowed sign a specialist tighthead


What happens Heineken Cup time, Marcus sits on the bench? Dave Ryan's gone a long way to prove he's more than capable at LH. Any poor scrummaging performances have been when he's been pushed to tight.


Du Preez and Marcus will contest at 1. Its up to the youngsters to push on and force their way in. They looked very lightweight for international or HC standard front rows from whatwe saw last week. They need to put on a stone or two each to compete with the monstersin France or England


Surely your point r.e. Mushy playing and a TH signng holds for Marcus and WDP.


On the other note I wouldn't be so sure Dave Ryan for instance would be too far from your typical international LH size. Not looking at profiles so not at all surebut would think he's every bit as big as Marcus, Healy already? NoasMarcus hasn't got an international contract this year IIRC.Healy isalso too lightweight

dropkick
26th-August-2010, 11:16
I'm hoping Tommy O'Donnell, Felix Jones and Donnacha Ryan
get a long run of games at the start of the season.

Surely MOD and Niall Ronan are not brought in ahead of Ryan
and TOD.

ROG should not be allowed play too many ML games. His
attitude in the ML was very poor last season and that can
spread throughout the team.

grafter1
26th-August-2010, 11:29
Nagle will win 50 caps for Ireland in my humble opinion.


The guy is technically excellent and seems to have a superb attitude, worh ethic etc.







Here we go again.



What's your point?












smileys/lol.gif The Glenstal Mafia are at it again. He's a good player and he has his contract. Ye can give it a rest smileys/wink.gif











Sorry to dissapoint you - not a Glenstal man.

Tobyglen
26th-August-2010, 16:07
Good team, good to see Nagle and Ryan at second row and the backline looks promising. Thankfully Fogs is on the bench.

JoeyFantastic
26th-August-2010, 17:19
Chance For Munster
With some of their international contingent joining up with
those who had the benefit of that outing against Leicester
Tigers last weekend, Munster will be looking to give
themselves the perfect boost against Gloucester tomorrow
evening in Musgrave Park (7pm) ahead of the Magners
League opener a week later.

Although beaten 17-13 by a full strength Tigers side there
were loads of encouraging signs that Tony McGahan's
squad are well equipped to deal with the challenges that
will be presented in this World Cup season when the they
will be without their international contingent for long
periods.
Some of those however will add strength to the side for the
clash with a Gloucester outfit that impressed in the Liberty
Stadium win last week and they will be led again tomorrow
by Luke Narraway who scored a try in that 24-14 victory.
Prior to that the west country club saw off the challenge of
Scarlets at Kingsholm but reserved their luminaries for the
Ospreys match and retain much the same squad for this
trip to Cork, obviously anxious to end up with a 100%
return from their pre-season games.

To that end their pack in an all-international unit with one
exception, prop Pierre Capdevielle the vastly experienced
former Clermont Auvergne player while Rory Lawson will
pull the strings from scrum-half with former England Under
21 star, Tim Taylor, a product of the Leicester Tigers
Academy, outside him at fly-half.

The Cherry and Whites have pace aplenty out wide with a
back three of Olly Morgan, veteran James Simpson Daniel
and former Wasp Tom Voyce while Tim Molenaar and
Samoan international Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu provide the
umph in midfield.

All the above will be more than familiar to Johne Murphy -
who makes his debut for Munster - and his centre partner
Sam Tuitupou who will have compatriot Doug Howlett
alongside.

Ian Nagle gets his opportunity to stake a claim, partnering
Donnacha Ryan in the second row with Alan Quinlan - just
two caps shy of 200 competitive outings for Munster -
packing down on the opposite flank to his fellow
Clanwilliamian Tommy O'Donnell with Denis Leamy
anchoring the scrum, as he did so impressively a week
ago.

Munster: F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I
Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T
Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy
capt. Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M
O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D
Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.

Gloucester Rugby: Olly Morgan; James Simpson-Daniel,
Tim Molenaar, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Tom Voyce; Tim
Taylor, Rory Lawson; Alasdair Dickinson, Scott Lawson,
Pierre Capdevielle; Willl James, Alex Brown; Alasdair
Strokosch, Andrew Hazell, Luke Narraway (capt).
Replacements: Darren Dawidiuk, Yann Thomas, Rupert
Harden, Dave Attwood, Brett Deacon, Jordi Pasqualin,
Henry Trinder, Charlie Sharples, Matt Cox, Peter Buxton,
Jonny May.

rugbychick
26th-August-2010, 18:06
Gloucester Team



<s&#111;ng>Gloucester Rugby:</s&#111;ng>


Olly Morgan; James Simpson-Daniel, Tim Molenaar, Eliota
Fuimaono-Sapolu, Tom Voyce; Tim Taylor, Rory Lawson; Alasdair Dickinson,
Scott Lawson, Pierre Capdevielle; Will James, Alex Brown; Alasdair
Strokosch, Andrew Hazell, Luke Narraway


<s&#111;ng>Replacements:</s&#111;ng>


Darren Dawidiuk, Yann Thomas, Rupert Harden, Dave Attwood, Brett
Deacon, Jordi Pasqualin, Henry Trinder, Charlie Sharples, Matt Cox,
Peter Buxton, Jonny May.

sewa
26th-August-2010, 18:26
There is some serious strike running ability in Glaws back three.

Mebawsa Ritchie
26th-August-2010, 18:34
I've great time for Glaws and their excellent supporters. I hope a few travel.

Speedy
26th-August-2010, 19:28
Keep an eye out for Jonny May, an outside back named on the bench for Gloucester. If you were watching the Junior World Cup, you would have seen a lot of him. Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46yDR6nswPY)

Cervidave
26th-August-2010, 20:29
Keep an eye out for Jonny May, an outside back named on the bench for Gloucester. If you were watching the Junior World Cup, you would have seen a lot of him. Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46yDR6nswPY)


haha, dirty aussies!

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 05:38
Munster to mix and match
By Barry Coughlan


Friday, August 27, 2010


DOUG HOWLETT is just one of a number of senior players set tointensify Munster’s pre-season effort when they take on Gloucester at Musgrave Park tonight (7pm).


It’s just a week away from Munster’s Magners League opener against debutante Italian side Aironi at the same venue, and Gloucester – mighty foes of Munster in past Heineken Cup encounters – will enter into the spirit after announcing an experience-laden international team for the match.


Munster coach Tony McGahan has taken the opportunity to strengthen his outfit following last week’s defeat to Leicester (13-17), but hasn’t neglected the claims of younger players despite utilising the obvious experience of Howlett and others in his starting XV.


Johne Murphy, signed from Leicester, will play for the first time, alongside Sam Tuitupou, Ian Dowling, Paul Warwick, Peter Stringer, Tony Buckley, Alan Quinlan and Denis Leamy; but McGahan also gives starting spots to younger talent in the form of Felix Jones, Ian Nagle and Tommy O’Donnell.


Dave Ryan, Stephen Archer, Scott Deasy, Duncan Williams, Danny Barnes, Simon Zebo and Ivan Dineen feature in a low-age profile bench of 12 players.


Gloucester, for their part, will feature several internationals in their starting line-up, amongst them Olly Morgan, James Simpson-Daniel, Tom Voyce, Rory Lawson, Alisdair Dickinson, Scott Lawson and the entire back five of Will James, Alex Brown, Alisdair Strokosch, the captain Luke Narraway and Andrew Hazell.


New team advisor Mick Galwey, who led Munster through the bulk of the early years of the Heineken Cup, is looking forward to seeing the old merge with new as he enthused about last week’s display against Leicester Tigers.


"Leicester had a much more experienced side out but I was particularly pleased with the way the young guys responded, especially in the last quarter. It was a good game, a good contest and I wouldn’t worry much about being beaten by four points against a side with that type of experience and pedigree."


He looks forward to tonight as well, saying: "It’s a step up because we’re moving forward to the start of the season. They (Gloucester) will be strong but we’ll be stronger than last week too, albeit allowing for the introduction of younger players to give them exposure at this level."


Galway is delighted to see Denis Leamy, Ian Dowling and Donnacha Ryan work their way back from injury which, he said, played a part in Munster not quite making the cut at the back end of last season.


"Munster had to do without such quality players – including Paul O’Connell – for a lot of last season and I suppose if you look back on the successful years you will find that they were far more injury free. Having said that, the positive side is that it forced alterations to be made and that helped bring on youngsters who might not otherwise have got an opportunity.


"Significantly, the introduction of the British and Irish Cup gave the young players more opportunity again and I cannot emphasise the importance of that in the development of players.


"It forced them to participate in a competition that was out of their comfort zone and they did really well."


MUNSTER: F Jones; D Howlett, J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O’Donnell, D Leamy (capt).


Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O’Driscoll, N Ronan, P O’Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.


GLOUCESTER: O Morgan; J Simpson-Daniel, T Molenaar, E Fuimaona-Sapolu, T Voyce; T Taylor, R Lawson; A Dickinson, S Lawson, P Capdevielle; D James, A Brown; A Strokosch, a Hazell, L Narraway (capt).


Replacements: D Dawidiuk, Y Thomas, R Harden, D Attwood, B Deacon, J Pasqualin, H Trinder, C Sharples, M Cox, P Buxton, J May.


This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Friday,

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 05:49
O'Connell puts faith in reds' future


Friday August 27 2010


DENIS LEAMY will lead out Munster in Musgrave Park this evening (7.0) for their final pre-season friendly against Gloucester, captaining a side that features fellow Ireland internationals Peter Stringer, Damien Varley, Tony Buckley, Donnacha Ryan and Alan Quinlan, WRITES HUGH FARRELLY.


All Blacks Doug Howlett and Sam Tuitupou are also named in a backline that features former Leicester Tiger Johne Murphy at outside centre. Ian Nagle starts in the second row after coming off the bench for the second half in last week's 13-17 defeat to Leicester and he is one of a younger crop of players injured club captain Paul O'Connell (below) is looking to this season.


O'Connell acknowledged the importance of the British and Irish Cup in the squad's development, with a number of last season's B&amp;I performers on the bench tonight, including props Dave Ryan and Stephen Archer, flanker Peter O'Mahony and backs Duncan Williams, Danny Barnes and Simon Zebo.


"There were a lot of guys from the British and Irish Cup last year who are now a lot more confident," said O'Connell.


"They're coming through in training with a lot more confidence. A lot of the stuff they were doing last year would be similar to what we are doing in the senior side. So when they step into matches they are a lot more aware of what we're doing, because they were doing it themselves for a large part of last year.


"They are influenced by Anthony Foley and Mick Galwey. So all those young guys now are in a really good position to come in and challenge for places."


MUNSTER -- F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy (capt). Reps: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.


Irish Independent

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 05:54
26 August 2010, 12:44 pm
By The Editor


Chance For Munster


With some of their international contingent joining up with those who had the benefit of that outing against Leicester Tigers last weekend, Munster will be looking to give themselves the perfect boost against Gloucester tomorrow evening in Musgrave Park (7pm) ahead of the Magners League opener a week later.


Although beaten 17-13 by a full strength Tigers side there were loads of encouraging signs that Tony McGahan's squad are well equipped to deal with the challenges that will be presented in this World Cup season when the they will be without their international contingent for long periods.
Some of those however will add strength to the side for the clash with a Gloucester outfit that impressed in the Liberty Stadium win last week and they will be led again tomorrow by Luke Narraway who scored a try in that 24-14 victory. Prior to that the west country club saw off the challenge of Scarlets at Kingsholm but reserved their luminaries for the Ospreys match and retain much the same squad for this trip to Cork, obviously anxious to end up with a 100% return from their pre-season games.


To that end their pack in an all-international unit with one exception, prop Pierre Capdevielle the vastly experienced former Clermont Auvergne player while Rory Lawson will pull the strings from scrum-half with former England Under 21 star, Tim Taylor, a product of the Leicester Tigers Academy, outside him at fly-half.


The Cherry and Whites have pace aplenty out wide with a back three of Olly Morgan, veteran James Simpson Daniel and former Wasp Tom Voyce while Tim Molenaar and Samoan international Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu provide the umph in midfield.


All the above will be more than familiar to Johne Murphy - who makes his debut for Munster - and his centre partner Sam Tuitupou who will have compatriot Doug Howlett alongside.


Ian Nagle gets his opportunity to stake a claim, partnering Donnacha Ryan in the second row with Alan Quinlan - just two caps shy of 200 competitive outings for Munster - packing down on the opposite flank to his fellow Clanwilliamian Tommy O'Donnell with Denis Leamy anchoring the scrum, as he did so impressively a week ago.


Munster: F Jones; D Howlett; J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O'Donnell, D Leamy capt. Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O'Driscoll, N Ronan, P O'Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.


Gloucester Rugby: Olly Morgan; James Simpson-Daniel, Tim Molenaar, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Tom Voyce; Tim Taylor, Rory Lawson; Alasdair Dickinson, Scott Lawson, Pierre Capdevielle; Willl James, Alex Brown; Alasdair Strokosch, Andrew Hazell, Luke Narraway (capt). Replacements: Darren Dawidiuk, Yann Thomas, Rupert Harden, Dave Attwood, Brett Deacon, Jordi Pasqualin, Henry Trinder, Charlie Sharples, Matt Cox, Peter Buxton, Jonny May.

bosh12
27th-August-2010, 06:04
Interesting to see Galway now talking to media, albeit saying nothing. I wonder has the Ayatollah authorised this?

bugler
27th-August-2010, 06:05
Will be a good barometer of our scrum. If we struggle against that Glaws outfit then we'll know we haven't progressed much.

Balla Boy
27th-August-2010, 07:21
Will be a good barometer of our scrum. If we struggle against that Glaws outfit then we'll know we haven't progressed much.





Bugler,


As a connoisseur of of all things scrum related, when would you expect a scrum to be up and running in season terms?


Back lines, for instance, can take a few games to run themselves in properly and get the link ups working.


Where does the crunch point come for the scrum? Should it be up and running day one, or can we expect an upswing over the course of a few matches if things are going ok?

Red Hand Hero
27th-August-2010, 07:48
If they can't function against that Gloucester front row then i'd be more than concerned if i were a Munster fan. Dickinson and Lawson are not reknowned scrummagers by any stretch of the imagination so if Buckley can't get his arse down and head through them i'd worry. Of course like all things it takes time to gel but you'd hope that given the strides he appeared to make in the SH that he could have a go at Dickinson and co from the off.

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 10:06
Will be interesting to see how Murphy gets on given Earls ongoing injury problems.


The Irish Times - Friday, August 27, 2010


Unfamiliar role for Murphy
JOHN O'SULLIVAN


MUNSTER v GLOUCESTER - Musgrave Park Kick-off – 7pm: MUNSTER COACH Tony McGahan has handed former Leicester Tiger Johne Murphy his debut for the province in the unfamiliar position of outside centre. Murphy has played the majority of his senior rugby on either the wing or at fullback but given his footballing skills he should be able to adapt to the midfield remit.


It’s heartening to see the full recovery of Felix Jones because he is a young player with so much ability. Having recovered from the neck problem that left him sidelined for much of last season, he gets an opportunity at fullback where he played excellently a number of seasons ago when the Ireland Under-20 team won a Six Nations Grand Slam.


He could see an increased first-team presence in the short term because of the ankle injury sustained by the unfortunate Keith Earls. McGahan has been able to draw down more front-line players this week in the form of Doug Howlett, Peter Stringer, Tony Buckley and Alan Quinlan amongst others. Damien Varley, capped by Ireland for the first time during the summer tour is named at hooker while Denis Fogarty has recovered from injury to take his place on the bench.


Ian Nagle and Donnacha Ryan are named in the secondrow with Mick O’Driscoll among the replacements; so too Niall Ronan. Denis Leamy is once again chosen to lead the side.


For the younger squad players, matches of this ilk provide an opportunity to establish a pecking order when the internationals return for selection consideration over the next few weeks.


Tommy O’Donnell gets a chance to start in the backrow aware that Ronan and an excellent prospect in former underage international captain Peter O’Mahony are both looking for some game time.


Gloucester beat Ospreys in a friendly last week and will be looking to continue in the same vein tonight with a team that is expected to be a closer representation of a full-strength side than their hosts.


MUNSTER: F Jones; D Howlett, J Murphy, S Tuitupou, I Dowling; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, D Ryan; A Quinlan, T O’Donnell, D Leamy (capt). Replacements: D Fogarty, Dave Ryan, S Archer, M O’Driscoll, N Ronan, P O’Mahony, B Holland, D Williams, D Barnes, S Deasy, S Zebo, I Dineen.

Rebelettepaddy
27th-August-2010, 11:14
Forgive me if I'm wrong but did someone say around the time of Murphys signings that they were hoping to mould him into the centre role? Will be interesting to see.. Leicester used him at fullback on a couple of occassions over the last couple of seasons and didn't fare too bad. He is pretty decent finisher on his day.

Btw, what the ticket situation.. presume we'd be ok in heading down and getting them on the gate??

sewa
27th-August-2010, 11:45
They were for sale on the gate last week

JoeyFantastic
27th-August-2010, 11:49
They were for sale on the gate last
week

Class, I'll send updates back if anyone's running a match
tracker? My eyesight is dodgy though, expect Leamy, Nagle,
Varley and Murphy to have great games...

Rebelettepaddy
27th-August-2010, 12:17
Cheers a bundle for that, Sewa! usually organised and have tickets in advance

Point
27th-August-2010, 12:36
They were for sale on the gate last week


And tonight as well

JoeyFantastic
27th-August-2010, 12:58
They were for sale
on the gate last
week

Class, I'll send updates back if anyone's running a match
tracker? My eyesight is dodgy though, expect Leamy, Nagle,
Varley and Murphy to have great games...

No takers?

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 13:01
Pm'd you Joey.

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 14:22
Due to "technical" reasons Joey will not be able to text updates. Anyone out there going to the game willing to text me updates? PM if willing and I'll give you my number.


Thanks.

skinnyryan
27th-August-2010, 14:23
Any coverage for the game tonight ??????? Thanx

bankman
27th-August-2010, 14:37
cant wait, http://www.munsterfans.com/forum/smileys/smile.gif

Duffman
27th-August-2010, 14:41
Due to "technical" reasons Joey will not be able to text updates. Anyone out there going to the game willing to text me updates? PM if willing and I'll give you my number.


Thanks.

Shanning v OC in Rosbrien McCloud...surely not gonna miss a Charity Cup match for a meaningless friendly by the PC???

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 14:52
Otherwise engaged Duff. Stay tuned for updates from MP.


Duff you can PM me updates from Rosbrien!

JoeyFantastic
27th-August-2010, 15:38
Due to "technical" reasons Joey will not
be able to text updates. Anyone out there going to the game
willing to text me updates? PM if willing and I'll give you my
number.


Thanks.

Just for clarification, the car did not, in the end, catch fire.

SilkenThomas
27th-August-2010, 15:44
redfm's red bench doing updates on their facebook page, just rob theirssmileys/biggrin.gif

Exile
27th-August-2010, 18:49
Definitely a step up on last week. Both tries were typical Munster, rolling mauls from lineouts.


Positives; Leamy, Stringer &amp; Warwick. Johne Murphy showed up well at 13. The class act on the pitch was.......Felix Jones. Good to see him fit &amp; playing a full 80 mins.

Exile
27th-August-2010, 18:49
Oh and the score was Munster 15 Glawster 10.

ligind
27th-August-2010, 19:53
Photo report from tonight here (http://ninetyninecall.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/munster-15-10-gloucester-photo-report/)

dropkick
27th-August-2010, 20:10
Definitely a step up on last week. Both
tries were typical Munster, rolling mauls from lineouts.


I wonder if it could be Foley starting to have an influence
already.

Cervidave
27th-August-2010, 20:25
Photo report from tonight here (http://ninetyninecall.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/munster-15-10-gloucester-photo-report/)


Fantastic Photos smileys/thumb-up.gif

Ruckuss
27th-August-2010, 21:15
great photos - what lens do you have or are you cropping in photoshop?

McCloud
27th-August-2010, 21:20
Yup great pics.

ligind
27th-August-2010, 21:22
great photos - what lens do you have or are you cropping in photoshop?


Thanks, Had the lend of a a 70-300 with an extender so didn't need to crop much at all, touchline seats helped too!

Vista bob
27th-August-2010, 21:26
Excellent Photos there ligind....hope youll keep posting them here..!!!!!!!