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    Munster Sign Lewis



    Munster Rugby</font> today announced that Leinster's Kieran Lewis will be joining them at the end of the current season.


    Lewis,
    a former Schools and Under-21 international won a senior international
    cap in the June 2005 tour to Japan and last Friday night won his eight
    A international cap when he partnered Barry Muphy in the centre against
    England at Ravenhill.


    Lewis (26) made his Irish Schools debut
    against Scotland in Thomond Park (April 199[img]smileys/cool.gif[/img] on a starting XV that
    included Paul O'Connell and won his fourth Schools cap in December of
    that year alongside DEnis Leamy in the game against the touring
    Australian Schools side.


    He made his Under 21 international debut
    as a replacement in the Five Nations opener against England at Banbury
    RFC in February 2000, in the company of current Munster squad members,
    Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell, Frank Roche and Mossy Lawlor.


    In
    June 2001 he wore the number 13 jersey in all of Ireland's U21 World
    Cup games in Australia, in the final game partnering Mossy Lawlor in
    Ireland's 43-42 victory over South Africa at Sydney Showground.


    Speaking about his impending move, Lewis said; "Of
    course I am looking forward to it. Its a challenge I'm looking forward
    to. They (Munster) are a great side and I believe this is a good
    opportunity for me. I know a lot of the Munster lads after been
    involved with them at various levels so I think I know what's required.



    "Yes there are regrets to be leaving Leinster, I been
    here right from the start, have enjoyed my time and learned a lot here.
    I hope to help them achieve a few things before the end of the season."









    #2


    Link? He was prettydismal on Friday.


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      #3
      Good luck to him a very good move for him and Munster. He would have gone last year but held off to see the BOD situation.



      Joey wont be happy


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        #4


        Still no link? [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]





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          #5
          fair play. Lewis could be good for ye as he's quite strong, a good runner and good tackler. Would think he's more of a 13 though so its a little strange given you already have Murphy and Mafi?
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            #6
            Options are always good, welcome Kieran!
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              #7
              <a href="http://" target="_blank">
              http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/members/index.asp?docID=1548</a>

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                #8
                MAfi is s**te though and Murphy isnt very good either

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                  #9
                  What are the odds I will disagree with you epaddy as i rate Murphy as a line breaker. Lewis is a good signing and I could really see him on the wing to add some penetration.

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                    #10
                    nice to see us announce some signings ealry and not wait till the season starts. could mafi play on the wing?
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                      #11

                      Originally posted by munster_mafia
                      nice to see us announce some signings ealry and not wait till the season starts. could mafi play on the wing?
                      Dead right and keep them coming[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img][img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img][img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]

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                        #12
                        No idea about Mafi's positional sense or kick, his tackling wouldn't be quite as exposed out there.

                        If we were to have Warwick at 12 (2nd 5/8 style) Murphy at 13 and Lewis and Mafi at 11 and 14, we'd have a fair bit of pace. Of course that ignores practicalities but who cares about those for now?

                        Presume we'll see Lewis as a wing rather than a centre, he's no IC and Murphy most likey has 13 nailed down unless Lewis is much better than I think.
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                          #13


                          Murphy was also piss poor on Friday. In fact they were possible only exceeded by the Irish front row as a piss poor combination.


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                            #14


                            Good signing.


                            If Lewis is on form he will add to the team. If not he will still provide good quality cover.


                            I am surprised that he is as old as 26 though. Mossie played Under 21 with him and he seems to have been written off at this stage. [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]

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                              #15
                              Hopefully he won't find the splinters as uncomfortable as they were on the other end of the N7.
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