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scrumdown
1st-October-2010, 08:27
Munster team to play Leinster tomorrow:


Warwick;
Howlett,
Mafi,
Tuitupou,
Murphy;
O'Gara,
O'Leary;
Du Preez,
Varley
, Buckley;
O'Callaghan,
Ryan;
Quinlan,
Ronan,
Leamy (capt).


SUBS:
Henry,
Horan,
Hayes,
O'Driscoll,
Wallace,
Stringer,
Deasy,
Hurley.

McCloud
1st-October-2010, 08:35
No Surprises In Munster Side


1 October 2010, 8:13 am
By The Editor


No great surprises in the Munster side for the eagerly anticipated Magners League clash with Leinster at the Lansdowne Road Stadium tomorrow night with the same backline that featured against Glasgow Warriors and just three changes up front.

Wian du Preez starts ahead of Marcus Horan in the front row, the second remains the same, while the anticipated return of Alan Quinlan means David Wallace, who played in the number six jersey in Firhill slips to the bench with Niall Ronan retaining the seven jersey.
Du Preez started in Munster opening two games and Horan in the next two so there's an obvious pattern there. Given that Wallace's unfamiliar role at blindside against Glasgow was just his first game back and considering the form to date of Ronan, that reasoning behind that choice is evident.


Meanwhile, Leinster field their strongest possible side although they claim a doubt remains about Jonny Sexton who has been bracketed with Isa Nacewa at 10 pending their Captain's Run and how he comes through that. Expect to see him run out with the rest of the side.


Munster: P Warwick; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, J Murphy; R O'Gara, T O'Leary; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; A Quinlan, N Ronan, D Leamy capt. Replacements: S Henry, M Horan, J Hayes, M O'Driscoll, D Wallace, P Stringer, S Deasy, D Hurley.


Leinster: R Kearney; S Horgan, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, L Fitzgerald; J Sexton/I Nacewa, I Boss; C Healy, R Strauss, M Ross, N Hines, D Toner, D Ryan, S O’Brien, J Heaslip (capt). Replacements: J Harris-Wright, H van der Merwe, S Shawe, M Galarza, R Ruddock, E Reddan, I Nacewa/I Madigan, F McFadden.

Skyhawk
1st-October-2010, 08:38
I am looking forward to the Leamy Heaslip clash!

manofmunster
1st-October-2010, 08:40
Good team - glad that Ronan has held his spot

Mebawsa Ritchie
1st-October-2010, 08:42
Sherry must be injured. Henry on the bench. I hope Varls stays fit.

bosh12
1st-October-2010, 08:52
'claim'. Come on Pat

1st-October-2010, 09:09
I am looking forward to the Leamy Heaslip clash!
smileys/razz.gifOh boy, oh boy, me too. May be everything I've been dreaming of!

John123
1st-October-2010, 09:23
I am looking forward to the Leamy Heaslip clash!
smileys/razz.gifOh boy, oh boy, me too. May be everything I've been dreaming of!


You're a sick sick woman BooBoo!

John123
1st-October-2010, 09:24
What has happened McLaughlin for Leinster? The forgotten man?

The Spoofer
1st-October-2010, 09:39
What has happened McLaughlin for Leinster? The forgotten man?


Knee injury versus Ospreys - out 'til after Christmas

1st-October-2010, 09:50
I am looking forward to the Leamy Heaslip clash!
smileys/razz.gifOh boy, oh boy, me too. May be everything I've been dreaming of!


You're a sick sick woman BooBoo!

Nothing kinky!smileys/biggrin.gif
Heaslip is a super player who I love to watch...when he is playing for Ireland but when it comes to us and them and more especially Leamy, then I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing Heaslip steam rolled by Leamy! Fingers crossed.

rathbaner
1st-October-2010, 09:56
Munster team to play Leinster tomorrow:





Warwick;

Howlett,

Mafi,

Tuitupou,

Murphy;

O'Gara,

O'Leary;

Du Preez,

Varley

, Buckley;

O'Callaghan,

Ryan;

Quinlan,

Ronan,

Leamy (capt).





SUBS:

Henry,

Horan,

Hayes,

O'Driscoll,

Wallace,

Stringer,

Deasy,

Hurley.

We might actually enjoy this

shk7619
1st-October-2010, 09:59
Buckley is been withdrawn with a stomach bug.smileys/sad.gif

youngmunster
1st-October-2010, 10:07
http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/magnersleague/2010/1001/munste r.html


Props John Hayes and Wian Du Preez will start in the Munster front row to face Leinster in Saturday's Magners League clash, while Alan Quinlan replaces David Wallace in the back row.


South African Du Preez starts ahead of Ireland international Marcus Horan at loosehead, where he will be in direct opposition to Leinster's Mike Ross.


Hayes, who will take on Ireland team-mate Cian Healy at scrum-time, comes in for Tony Buckley. Buckley had been expected to make the side but was not considered for selection due to a stomach bug and is left out of the squad.


In the back row, Wallace reverts to the bench after starting in last week's win over Glasgow with Quinlan coming in at number six. Niall Ronan retains the number seven jersey with captain Denis Leamy alongside at number eight. Donncha O'Callaghan and Donnacha Ryan continue in the second row while Damien Varley will start at hooker.


In the backs, Ronan O'Gara and Tomás O'Leary are the half-backs with Sam Tuitupou and Lifeimi Mafi in the centres. Paul Warwick is at full-back with Doug Howlett and Johne Murphy on the wings.


<S&#079;NG>Munster team to face Leinster in the Magners League at Lansdowne Road Stadium, Saturday 2 October, kick-off 7.30pm:</S&#079;NG>


15 P Warwick
14 D Howlett
13 L Mafi
12 S Tuitupou
11 J Murphy
10 R O'Gara
9 T O'Leary
1 W du Preez
2 D Varley
3 J Hayes
4 D O'Callaghan
5 D Ryan
6 A Quinlan
7 N Ronan
8 D Leamy (capt)


<S&#079;NG>Replacements:</S&#079;NG> S Henry, M Horan, D Hurley, M O'Driscoll, D Wallace, P Stringer, S Deasy, D Hurley

scrumdown
1st-October-2010, 10:09
One late change to the Munster starting line-up for tomorrow's
game against Leinster. Tony Buckley has a stomach bug so
John Hayes starts at tight-head prop, with Darragh Hurley now
on the bench.

JoeyFantastic
1st-October-2010, 10:12
One late change to the Munster
starting line-up for tomorrow's
game against Leinster. Tony Buckley has a stomach bug so
John Hayes starts at tight-head prop, with Darragh Hurley now
on the bench.

Strange we've come so far that Buckley being out is a big
blow, worried about Hayes' form now.

nuke
1st-October-2010, 10:14
Well hardly a surprise as RTE announced this as the team on wednesday - on their iphone 3g news app.





Except for Buckley being out sick of course

uncle fester
1st-October-2010, 10:18
Buckley is been withdrawn with a stomach bug.smileys/sad.gif


Balls

munstershane
1st-October-2010, 10:19
Strange we've come so far that Buckley being out is a big blow, worried about Hayes' form now.


That made me laugh Joey. 6 months ago we would have lamented Buckley starting now look.

tickettout
1st-October-2010, 10:28
Buckley is some sick not for a big man.


Does the pressure get to him?

DONC
1st-October-2010, 10:31
Really looking forward to the match now and feel we will win, maybe not handy but a win none the less.


Buckley needs to keep away from the curries leading up to a match, have we no diet coach?

Waterfordlad
1st-October-2010, 10:33
Damn - we'll miss Mushy

manofmunster
1st-October-2010, 10:39
Buckley is been withdrawn with a stomach bug.smileys/sad.gif


f**kittyfuuckf**k it anyway smileys/sad.gif

mtcmolloy
1st-October-2010, 10:41
Great to see Daragh hurley on the bench. Don't know anything about the bench hooker. is he irish?

POC Lost Tooth
1st-October-2010, 10:53
Bucks...FFSsmileys/sad.gif


The Bull v Healy.....could be grim again for us come scrumtime

shk7619
1st-October-2010, 10:53
Great to see Daragh hurley on the bench. Don't know anything about the bench hooker. is he irish?


http://www.munsterrugby.ie/news/8009.php

dropkick
1st-October-2010, 10:58
Bucks...FFSsmileys/sad.gif


The Bull v Healy.....could be grim again for us come
scrumtime


*

Healy isn't a good scrummager yet. It should be interesting to
see how Darragh Hurley goes.

POC Lost Tooth
1st-October-2010, 10:59
Bucks...FFSsmileys/sad.gif



The Bull v Healy.....could be grim again for us come
scrumtime








Healy isn't a good scrummager yet. It should be interesting to
see how Darragh Hurley goes.


I'd even start Hurley

shk7619
1st-October-2010, 11:00
Bucks...FFSsmileys/sad.gif



The Bull v Healy.....could be grim again for us come
scrumtime








Healy isn't a good scrummager yet. It should be interesting to
see how Darragh Hurley goes.


I'd even start Hurley





can du preez switch to tighthead?

sewa
1st-October-2010, 11:01
Start the Bull with the instruction that he only has to last till halftime.Hold nothing back.

JoeyFantastic
1st-October-2010, 11:08
Bucks...FFSsmileys/sad.gif


The Bull v Healy.....could be grim again for us come
scrumtime


*


Healy isn't a good scrummager yet. It should
be interesting to see how Darragh Hurley goes.



I'd even start Hurley

Iirc, the only game Hurley has played at tighthead wasas a
sub in the preseason against Leicester? Archer has started
the A games.

We could be about to make Healy look like a prop.

epaddy
1st-October-2010, 11:15
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.

sewa
1st-October-2010, 11:17
I'd have expected better for your first post back in ages. 2/10

Native Land
1st-October-2010, 11:17
This is bad news. Imo this changes everything and we might
be just about to end up on our backsides for the 5th time in a
row!! I Please God let me be wrong and it will be alright on the
night!!!

Ballyb
1st-October-2010, 11:25
I am looking forward to the Leamy Heaslip clash!





Yea, that should be some battle alright.





Come on Munster

1st-October-2010, 11:30
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.

Is that all you can produce considering you have twice the population? Anyway, I'm sure I have 50 cent somewhere for you to call someone who cares.

POC Lost Tooth
1st-October-2010, 11:31
Start the Bull with the instruction that he only has to last till halftime.Hold nothing back.





Honestly, doesJohn even have that in him these days?

Native Land
1st-October-2010, 11:33
Ah Epaddy they might be slagging you but its not the same
without the wums we all missed you am sure we welcome you
back! Its the prodigal son thing dont you think!

JoeyFantastic
1st-October-2010, 11:34
I'd have expected better for your first post
back in ages. 2/10

Why? That's about the best he can manage, you shouldn't
glorify the past.

Allez Les Rouges
1st-October-2010, 11:54
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.


Welcome back EPaddy!


Where do you get the "3 graduates of the Leinster system"? I only see 1 Leinster "graduate" -- Niall Ronan. Johne Murphy is a graduate of the <S&#079;NG>Leicester</S&#079;NG> system and never seemed to have been considered by Leinster.


Leinster have three "foreigners", to use your unfortunate term, (Strauss, Nacewa,Hines ) and two graduates from other rugby systems (Ross and Boss)in the 15 selected.Not so sure what point you are making. to raise standards all our teams have to get talent from outside the "gene pool". Or do we want to go back to the early years of the HC when we could not get out of our pools?

manofmunster
1st-October-2010, 12:01
Start the Bull with the instruction that he only has to last till halftime.Hold nothing back.





Honestly, doesJohn even have that in him these days?





Yes.

Mucky Boots
1st-October-2010, 12:10
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.


Ahh, there's that old familiar stench. With a Saffer, a Corkman and an Aussie-Scot thug in Leinster's tight five, people in glass houses etc.

POC Lost Tooth
1st-October-2010, 12:11
Start the Bull with the instruction that he only has to last till halftime.Hold nothing back.





Honestly, doesJohn even have that in him these days?





Yes.





Well you would say thatsmileys/biggrin.gif

mr chips
1st-October-2010, 12:17
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.

Is that all you can produce considering you have twice the population? Anyway, I'm sure I have 50 cent somewhere for you to call someone who cares.</span>


Can't let that one pass unacknowledged - very good Boo!smileys/lol.gif

mtcmolloy
1st-October-2010, 12:18
actually now that 'he' mentions it, it is a bit disapppointing to see the first four names you read being NiQ players, notwithstanding injuries.


Warwick, howlett, sam t, mafi
alternative:


f jones, earls,murphy, gleeson (barring injury).. I don't think that would weaken the team any, if they were fit.

Cartman
1st-October-2010, 12:41
actually now that 'he' mentions it, it is a bit disapppointing to see the first four names you read being NiQ players, notwithstanding injuries.


Warwick, howlett, sam t, mafi
alternative:


f jones, earls,murphy, gleeson (barring injury).. I don't think that would weaken the team any, if they were fit. lucky your not coaching munster because if you don't think that would weaken the team smileys/lol.gif

kahalui
1st-October-2010, 12:46
actually now that 'he' mentions it, it is a bit disapppointing to see the first four names you read being NiQ players, notwithstanding injuries.


Warwick, howlett, sam t, mafi
alternative:


f jones, earls,murphy, gleeson (barring injury).. I don't think that would weaken the team any, if they were fit.


lucky your not coaching munster because if you don't think that would weaken the team smileys/lol.gif


The only possible 'weak link'in Molloys team is gleeson, apart from that he'smade a good point. Mind you earls should beat 13and Murphy out the wing.

busbi
1st-October-2010, 13:20
Very worried about Bull starting, he's just not good enough anymore. How good is Du Preeze at TH? Though i don't think i've ever seen Hurley at TH it would be interesting to give him a lash off Healy at some stage. You would hope that the increased emphasis on the scrum in general will mean we'll get away with it.


The rest of the side looks good. Hopefully Sammy and Mafi can strike up a good partnership and take advanatage of the holes that have been coming up in the Leinster defence. ROG has been looking better since he came back this season too and that is always a major factor in our performances.

Allez Les Rouges
1st-October-2010, 14:47
The absence of Mushy (even from the bench) considerably weakens the team and certainly evens the "match ups" in the forwards. The Bull has never been comfortable scrummaging against Cian Healy -- maybe he feels like a father scrummaging against a son and he holds back a little! I also think we will miss Mushy's ball carrying and destructive nature in rucks. John Hayes now plays a very limited role in open play and is really only an emergency TH replacement. I can now appreciate the Borlase signing. We don't even have a specialist TH prop on the replacements bench!


I dont think that this is the first time that Mushy has had to cry off due to a tummy bug! Hopefully he will be okay next week.


I worry now when I hear that someone has a "simple" injury or illness -- it always turns out to be a great deal worse than expected. Paul O' Connell and Keith Earls are good examples of what i'm talking about and we had Marcus last year and Buckley's virus the previous year.


We need a fit Buckley next week. I hope its not a virus again!

Tobyglen
1st-October-2010, 14:52
Minus Buckley, POC, Earls, Wally, Flannery, Jones, Dowling, Fogarty.

I can't remember a period in which we have had a sustained run of bad luck on the injury front. If we had our first team out we would destroy that piss weak Leinster pack, now I'm not sure.

Red_langer1977
1st-October-2010, 14:52
In Uk dont have TG4 any other way of watching? Will there be a live stream?

Hugonaut
1st-October-2010, 15:00
Minus Buckley, POC, Earls, Wally, Flannery, Jones, Dowling, Fogarty.

I can't remember a period in which we have had a sustained run of bad luck on the injury front. If we had our first team out we would destroy that piss weak Leinster pack, now I'm not sure.



Leinster minus Fogarty, Wright, Cullen, O'Donoghue, McLoughlin and Jennings from the pack as well, TobyG. Bar Ed O'Donoghue, all of them were first choice last year. Neither team is having much luck with injuries.

Tobyglen
1st-October-2010, 15:16
Minus Buckley, POC, Earls, Wally, Flannery, Jones, Dowling, Fogarty.

I can't remember a period in which we have had a sustained run of bad luck on the injury front. If we had our first team out we would destroy that piss weak Leinster pack, now I'm not sure.



Leinster minus Fogarty, Wright, Cullen, O'Donoghue, McLoughlin and Jennings from the pack as well, TobyG. Bar Ed O'Donoghue, all of them were first choice last year. Neither team is having much luck with injuries.

You must be joking, Buckley, POC, Flannery, Earls and Wally are all starters on the Irish team, 4 of them are Lions. They are our best players.
Your big loss is Cullen who isn't even an international starter. Can you imagine playing us minus Heaslip, BOD, Kearney, Fitz - 4 Lions and Stan Wright thrown in aswell??? Thats what we're dealing with, our sqaud has been decimated by injuries to our top players and it's testament to the quality of our reserves that we will be able to field a decent team..

bellmop
1st-October-2010, 15:41
Just makes it all the better, stop their pre match excuses.

Hugonaut
1st-October-2010, 15:45
Minus Buckley, POC, Earls, Wally, Flannery, Jones, Dowling, Fogarty.

I can't remember a period in which we have had a sustained run of bad luck on the injury front. If we had our first team out we would destroy that piss weak Leinster pack, now I'm not sure.



Leinster minus Fogarty, Wright, Cullen, O'Donoghue, McLoughlin and Jennings from the pack as well, TobyG. Bar Ed O'Donoghue, all of them were first choice last year. Neither team is having much luck with injuries.

You must be joking, Buckley, POC, Flannery, Earls and Wally are all starters on the Irish team, 4 of them are Lions. They are our best players.
Your big loss is Cullen who isn't even an international starter. Can you imagine playing us minus Heaslip, BOD, Kearney, Fitz - 4 Lions and Stan Wright thrown in aswell??? Thats what we're dealing with, our sqaud has been decimated by injuries to our top players and it's testament to the quality of our reserves that we will be able to field a decent team..


How am I joking? I pointed out that both teams have been affected by injuries – you're the one who called it a "piss-weak Leinster pack", and I pointed out that it's missing five starters from last year, all of them due to injury.

trixie
1st-October-2010, 17:00
In Uk dont have TG4 any other way of watching? Will there be a live stream?
<H6 =uiSeamMessage -ft='{"":"msg"}'><S&#079;NG>Munster Rugby Supporters Club</S&#079;NG> (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Munster-Rugby-Supporters-Club/105962741939) Tomorrow's Game can be found streaming here.
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Point
1st-October-2010, 18:55
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.


Welcome back, epaddy smileys/wink.gif

sewa
1st-October-2010, 19:03
Minus Buckley, POC, Earls, Wally, Flannery, Jones, Dowling, Fogarty.

I can't remember a period in which we have had a sustained run of bad luck on the injury front. If we had our first team out we would destroy that piss weak Leinster pack, now I'm not sure.


Leinster minus Fogarty, Wright, Cullen, O'Donoghue, McLoughlin and Jennings from the pack as well, TobyG. Bar Ed O'Donoghue, all of them were first choice last year. Neither team is having much luck with injuries.

You must be joking, Buckley, POC, Flannery, Earls and Wally are all starters on the Irish team, 4 of them are Lions. They are our best players.
Your big loss is Cullen who isn't even an international starter. Can you imagine playing us minus Heaslip, BOD, Kearney, Fitz - 4 Lions and Stan Wright thrown in aswell??? Thats what we're dealing with, our sqaud has been decimated by injuries to our top players and it's testament to the quality of our reserves that we will be able to field a decent team..



Hugatit knows they would be better without Kearney

davidos
1st-October-2010, 20:07
Welcome back ePaddy. Where is Danthefan these days?

Munsterboy
2nd-October-2010, 15:27
5 foreigners and 3 graduates of the
Leinster system. Munster rugby in great shape.


Since we have to rest them under the player management
scheme, we're holding back the (home-grown) big guns to
face the tougher ML sides, like Connacht. No point using a
sledgehammer to crack a walnut.