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  • Chrizzzie
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    Originally posted by i_like_cake View Post
    Gwan

    Who is Shane Daly?
    Played 7's for Ireland the last years but has now opted to fully focus on 15's.

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  • i_like_cake
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    Gwan Munster... horse it into them...

    Who is Shane Daly? and where is the future superstar Nash...


    Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Rory Scannell, Tyler Bleyendaal, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Nick McCarthy; Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, James Cronin, Keynan Knox, Darren O’Shea, Chris Cloete, Alby Mathewson, Liam Coombes, Jack O’Sullivan.

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  • Sea Horse
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    According to YR, there will be rain in Limerick from this evening to mid-morning, looks okay for the match

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  • AwayFromHome
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    Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
    Good team especially with so many away in Japan. Tyler & Rory in the centre may be a little small?
    We're playing the Dragons at home, I hope to God that Tyler and Rory spend 75% of the time on the front foot and don't need to be making a whole heap of tackles.

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  • Sea Horse
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    Must have missed Rhys Marshall being injured?
    Loughman ahead of Cronin ahead of O'Connor seems to be how we are starting the season at loosehead. Not a shock I suppose, but it underlines the challenge for O'Connor.
    Pack looks very good though.
    I wonder if Dragons have lost many players to Japan? Maybe not as many as the other three Welsh teams.

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  • Sea Horse
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    Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
    Good team especially with so many away in Japan. Tyler & Rory in the centre may be a little small?
    true...and JJ at 10, for all his great qualities, most of them are in attack rather than defence

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Good team especially with so many away in Japan. Tyler & Rory in the centre may be a little small?

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  • ick
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    The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 opener against Dragons at Thomond Park (3pm).

    Buy tickets for the game here.

    Billy Holland captains the side as the lock begins his 13th season at the province with four Academy players included in the squad.

    Hooker Kevin O’Byrne starts the clash in his 50th Munster appearance.

    Nick McCarthy makes his competitive debut at scrum-half and partners JJ Hanrahan in the half-backs.

    Tyler Bleyendaal and Rory Scannell team up in the centres with Mike Haley at full-back as wingers Darren Sweetnam and Shane Daly complete the back three.

    Jeremy Loughman, O’Byrne and Stephen Archer pack down in the front row with Fineen Wycherley and Holland in the second row.

    A back row of Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell and Arno Botha complete the side.

    Head Coach Johann van Graan has opted to name six forwards on the bench with Academy players Diarmuid Barron, Keynan Knox, Jack O’Sullivan and Liam Coombes among the replacements.

    James Cronin is set to make his first PRO14 appearance since November after recovering from injury with Knox and O’Sullivan in line to make their competitive Munster debuts.

    Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Rory Scannell, Tyler Bleyendaal, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Nick McCarthy; Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, James Cronin, Keynan Knox, Darren O’Shea, Chris Cloete, Alby Mathewson, Liam Coombes, Jack O’Sullivan.

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  • redherring
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    What sort of bench can we field? As far as I remember we're a bit light at centre, with Arnold and Goggin both out injured. Wootton isn't ready yet either and Nash got injured recently, but I don't know what the nature of the injury was or whether he's available again now. Marshall is also out, plus Cloete has been injured recently so presumably is also unavailable.

    Barron, Loughman/O'Connor, Scott/Knox
    O'Shea
    Coombes
    Casey/McCarthy/Cronin
    JJ
    Tynan?
    McHenry?

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  • WouldBHooker
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    Great to have Munster Rugby back. Twas a long summer!

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  • mr chips
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    What sort of bench can we field? As far as I remember we're a bit light at centre, with Arnold and Goggin both out injured. Wootton isn't ready yet either and Nash got injured recently, but I don't know what the nature of the injury was or whether he's available again now. Marshall is also out, plus Cloete has been injured recently so presumably is also unavailable.

    Barron, Loughman/O'Connor, Scott/Knox
    O'Shea
    Coombes
    Casey/McCarthy/Cronin
    JJ
    Tynan?

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  • KerryRed
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    Going to take a stab, which is always difficult start of the season but here it goes:

    Cronin, O Byrne, Archer,
    Holland, Wycherley,
    JOD, Botha, TOD,
    Matherson, TB,
    Scannell, Daly,
    Nash, Haley, Coombes

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  • Munsterboy
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    Originally posted by Redcafe1 View Post

    I think we will be relatively experienced personnel wise.
    You tend to be well informed RC1. Any sign of a team sheet?

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  • Redcafe1
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    Originally posted by Soda Bread View Post
    Looking forward to it, will be nice to see how our young guns perform. Hard to know if the World Cup being on will help attendances by wetting the appetite or not? Hopefully, we'll get a decent crowd.
    I think we will be relatively experienced personnel wise.

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  • Soda Bread
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    Looking forward to it, will be nice to see how our young guns perform. Hard to know if the World Cup being on will help attendances by wetting the appetite or not? Hopefully, we'll get a decent crowd.

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