Few eye opening performances there Saturday, not all positive.
Big test of Penny coming up. Will he make the calls we know he has to make. Will he drop the undroppables?
No one wants to have a go at any Munster player, ever, but sometimes you have to be cruel to the individual to be kind to the team.
First off, Keats has to play 10. Has to. Gets our backs going much quicker and suits the new Penny style a lot more. Murray has to be 9.
Dougie should be our 15. He should play nowhere else, but 15.
Hurley is a passenger. He gets an easy ride from many on here but its complete BS. He shouldnt be anywhere near the starting 15. Granted he played well up north, but that was rare, very rare. He was dreadful Saturday.
Dougie should be 15, end of.
Zebo did enough to keep O'Dea out for now, injured or not.
CL has to start 13. He is not a 12. If RP wants an Earls CL partnership then Earls is a better 12 than CL. But i would go with Downey and CL with Earls on the wing. Your not the Coach Keith, you dont get to pick where you play. Howlett, Earls, CL, Downey, Zebo is out best back line for now.
Kilcoyne should start at the weekend. And Sherry did fine Saturday. Line out is massive for us, we play off it so much and functioning is a massive weapon for us to start attacks, Sherry is far and away a better darts man then Varley.
BJ will make a huge difference.
Second row, Billy has done fine. Nothing spectacular, but fine, but if DR is fit one of Billy and DOC has to be dropped. Will he go for Billy and DR? Why not??
Back row........well........thats the question, and thats why Mr Penny gets paid the Euros!
Who plays in the back row? Now thats a toughie!!!