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    G12 - G2) Munster V Cardiff @ IIP. TG4 BBCW. 9/9/16. 19.35KO

    Let the good times roll into game thread 2
    I am the million man.

    #2
    Need to win this.

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      #3
      Big Nick left Ulster to join Blues, they've brought in Matthew Morgan (nipper) but Patchell has gone west to Scarlets

      Munster will get a good test from this current Blues panel and coaches
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        Nick excellent last evening apparently

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          #5
          I posted this in the Scarlets thread but it more properly belongs here

          Cardiff got a try bonus point in a 34-16 win over Edinburgh with Nick Williams putting in a good debut for his new team. Should be a good game next week and not a sure thing at all

          Williams marks Blues debut with star showing

          image: http://d2cx26qpfwuhvu.cloudfront.net...1617SB1000.jpg
          Nick Williams proved a smash hit in the opening game of his Cardiff Blues career as the former Ulster No.8 scored the decisive second-half try in a 34-16 victory over Edinburgh.
          Williams would have been a sure-fire contender for man of the match without his try after delivering a ball-carrying masterclass.
          Tomos Williams followed him over in the latter stages to bag the bonus point, while another new arrival in Steven Shingler crossed over in the first half as part of an impressive 15-point haul.
          It was nip and tuck before the break – with Shingler and a penalty try keeping the scoreline in check after Edinburgh summer signings Duncan Weir and Solomoni Rasolea racked up their points.
          Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons opted to start five of his new arrivals – all of them slotting into the back-line – and it was new signing Weir who struck first.
          The visitors applied early pressure in the scrum and when the Blues were pinged, Weir calmly knocked over the second-minute penalty.
          However, opposing fly-half Shingler also swapped clubs over the break and he gave the crowd a glimpse of what he could do after his neat show-and-go saw him storm over the try-line.
          The former Scarlet then knocked over the conversion to hand the Blues a 7-3 lead with seven minutes gone, though he missed a penalty attempt moments later.
          Solomons’ new signings continued to have the desired impact as this time inside centre Rasolea ran an incisive line to open up the hosts’ defence and breeze over.
          Weir promptly added the extras and he wound up his boot to smack a superb 50-metre penalty between the posts soon after.
          Then Williams, who left Ulster after four years of shuddering carries, carried deep into Edinburgh territory before forcing a penalty that saw Shingler reduce the deficit back to three.
          And the home side restored their lead after Shingler kicked a penalty into touch an irrepressible rolling maul yielded a penalty try.
          The lead stayed at 17-13 heading into the break after another long-range effort from Weir failed to find the target.
          With Wales coach Warren Gatland looking on from the stands, the Blues drew first blood in the second half through another Shingler penalty.
          But Edinburgh set up camp in the opposite half until the home side’s defence finally gave away to give Weir a successful shot at goal.
          It was on the hour mark that a decisive gap finally opened up – Williams the wrecking ball scooped up from the ruck and bundled over from close range following heavy pressure.
          Replacement Gareth Anscombe’s conversion then left Edinburgh staring up at an 11-point gap with a quarter left to play.
          The momentum remained with the hosts and in the 70th minute, the last shred of doubt over the outcome was eliminated when scrum-half Williams sniped over from the base of a ruck for the bonus-point try.
          Guinness PRO12 Final 2017 Ticket Information: Fans can save up to 20% on selected tickets, and prices start at just €30 adults and €5 child, and be booked via www.ticketmaster.ie. For further information visit http://www.pro12rugby.com/final

          Read more at http://www.pro12rugby.com/report/wil...ylEWGHuyVop.99

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            #6
            G12 - G2) Munster V Cardiff @ IIP. TG4 BBCW. 9/9/16. 19.35KO

            Originally posted by Crazyemerald View Post
            I posted this in the Scarlets thread but it more properly belongs here

            Cardiff got a try bonus point in a 34-16 win over Edinburgh with Nick Williams putting in a good debut for his new team. Should be a good game next week and not a sure thing at all

            Williams marks Blues debut with star showing

            image: http://d2cx26qpfwuhvu.cloudfront.net...1617SB1000.jpg
            Nick Williams proved a smash hit in the opening game of his Cardiff Blues career as the former Ulster No.8 scored the decisive second-half try in a 34-16 victory over Edinburgh.
            Williams would have been a sure-fire contender for man of the match without his try after delivering a ball-carrying masterclass.
            Tomos Williams followed him over in the latter stages to bag the bonus point, while another new arrival in Steven Shingler crossed over in the first half as part of an impressive 15-point haul.
            It was nip and tuck before the break – with Shingler and a penalty try keeping the scoreline in check after Edinburgh summer signings Duncan Weir and Solomoni Rasolea racked up their points.
            Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons opted to start five of his new arrivals – all of them slotting into the back-line – and it was new signing Weir who struck first.
            The visitors applied early pressure in the scrum and when the Blues were pinged, Weir calmly knocked over the second-minute penalty.
            However, opposing fly-half Shingler also swapped clubs over the break and he gave the crowd a glimpse of what he could do after his neat show-and-go saw him storm over the try-line.
            The former Scarlet then knocked over the conversion to hand the Blues a 7-3 lead with seven minutes gone, though he missed a penalty attempt moments later.
            Solomons’ new signings continued to have the desired impact as this time inside centre Rasolea ran an incisive line to open up the hosts’ defence and breeze over.
            Weir promptly added the extras and he wound up his boot to smack a superb 50-metre penalty between the posts soon after.
            Then Williams, who left Ulster after four years of shuddering carries, carried deep into Edinburgh territory before forcing a penalty that saw Shingler reduce the deficit back to three.
            And the home side restored their lead after Shingler kicked a penalty into touch an irrepressible rolling maul yielded a penalty try.
            The lead stayed at 17-13 heading into the break after another long-range effort from Weir failed to find the target.
            With Wales coach Warren Gatland looking on from the stands, the Blues drew first blood in the second half through another Shingler penalty.
            But Edinburgh set up camp in the opposite half until the home side’s defence finally gave away to give Weir a successful shot at goal.
            It was on the hour mark that a decisive gap finally opened up – Williams the wrecking ball scooped up from the ruck and bundled over from close range following heavy pressure.
            Replacement Gareth Anscombe’s conversion then left Edinburgh staring up at an 11-point gap with a quarter left to play.
            The momentum remained with the hosts and in the 70th minute, the last shred of doubt over the outcome was eliminated when scrum-half Williams sniped over from the base of a ruck for the bonus-point try.
            Guinness PRO12 Final 2017 Ticket Information: Fans can save up to 20% on selected tickets, and prices start at just €30 adults and €5 child, and be booked via www.ticketmaster.ie. For further information visit http://www.pro12rugby.com/final

            Read more at http://www.pro12rugby.com/report/wil...ylEWGHuyVop.99
            Great test for JOD next week, any chance of CJ coming back into selection contention?


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            Last edited by bmacky; 4th-September-2016, 17:58.

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              #7
              TOD said CJ was counting down his days to being released by IRFU player mgt and was ready to go. Dillane started for Conn so maybe not too long
              "We are going to hope to keep improving the environment in Munster. It’s about improving and setting standards where players and coaches can improve. Hopefully we can offer that more than just money.” Johann Van Graan 20/12/2017

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                #8
                Someone recently on one of those sports radio shows was tipping Cardiff to be in the top 6 come the end of the season, apparently they had a good run of game at the end of last season and have done some good business over the summer.

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                  #9
                  I watched Cardiff last night and, whilst I was impressed with the new out half Shingler, I thought Embra were muck and made Cardiff look better than they are. Williams played better as the game went on but he dropped the first two balls that came to him.


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                    #10
                    Munster will start favourites - I'd guess -6 in the handicap.

                    Cant see it other than a home win.
                    ​​​​​​#GiveLeinsterTheHCupNow

                    Originally Posted by mr chips
                    AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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                      #11
                      I thought Mr Lacey let the Cardiff LHP away with murder at scrum time last night. Nel handled it but Embra could not use their scrum as the weapon it can be, indeed it has to be, because Ford cannot hook. Who is the ref on Friday?


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                        #12
                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37270486
                        ​​​​​​#GiveLeinsterTheHCupNow

                        Originally Posted by mr chips
                        AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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                          #13
                          Weather not too promising for Friday's game

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                            #14
                            Out of curiosity more than hope, what was the timescale for the return of PoM?
                            Its life, if your not doing it wrong your not doing it right.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Redgiant View Post
                              Out of curiosity more than hope, what was the timescale for the return of PoM?
                              We were told week 3/4.
                              Generally when the internationals get back too so we may not see Earls, Murray and CJ this weekend either sadly


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