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    Random Munster Players of the Past

    You won't find Doug Howlett or John Langford in here. This is a thread dedicated to honouring those players who have arrived to our fair province with little fanfare over the past 20 years, and left with even less fanfare. This thread could go in one of two ways, either becoming something of a useful record or becoming a place where we argue about whether Clinton Huppert was really as bad as everyone thinks he was. Anyway, I'll get the ball rolling:

    1. Anton Pitout - 5 appearances in the 2005 / 2006 season.

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    A no-nonsense, no-tries South African winger who, despite rumours circulating at the time, had both legs still attached to his body.

    Anton's time in Munster is mostly remembered for the night I met him in Trinity Rooms and asked him if it hurt when his leg fell off.


    2. Save Tokula - Apparently 2 appearances late on in the 2011/2012 season, one of which was a full 80 against the Dragons

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    Can you believe its been 5 years? This flashy Kiwi centre is fondly remembered because his name sounds a bit like Tequila.


    3. Andy Long - 5 extremely memorable appearances in the 2003/2004 season

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    (Picture provided is one of him looking well 'ard in his Saints days as apparently the internet does not have a picture of him playing for Munster)

    Signed as cover for Frankie during the 2003 World Cup (I think). Twice capped for England and forced to retire in 2012 with a neck injury. I'm not going to make any jokes about him because he's terrifying.


    4. David Pusey - 17 underwhelming games in 2003/2004

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    Remembered by fans from across the province for having a vaguely rude sounding name. The Pusemeister, according to wikipedia, is now a commercial helicopter pilot which is an excellent career choice for a flanker/2nd row who avoided ground work like Nick Williams avoided cardio.
    "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

    #2
    No Diogo Matteus?

    Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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      #3
      Originally posted by Captain Average View Post
      No Diogo Matteus?
      5. Diogo "not Diego" Mateus - Almost 1 appearance for Munster in the 2006/2007 season

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      Portuguese 7s specialist signed to much hype. Turns out "Portuguese 7s specialist" isn't as solid a CV as we thought. Lesson learned there.
      "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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        #4
        Gordon McIlwham

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          #5
          Quality

          Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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          RIP Anthony Foley - The greatest of great Munster men.
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            #6
            Christian Cullen? Julien Brougnaut (french prop that left unnoticed)

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              #7
              JJH!
              Tom Bowleg
              James Storey
              Gary Connolly

              And there was a guy who's name completely escapes me now, but he was the whitest man alive.
              Edit - It's Paul Devlin!

              Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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                6. Eoghan Hickey - 2 starts and 8 substitute appearances in the 2006/2007

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                A journeyman fly-half who apparently used rugby as an means to fund his chronic education addiction. According to wikipedia he is much, much smarter than you:

                "During his playing career, Hickey also completed a BSc in Statistics from University College Dublin, an MSc in Climate Change Impacts & Sustainability from Brunel University London, and an MBA from HEC Paris. In addition, Hickey also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, a Certificate in Advanced Management and a Certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions."

                "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Viigand View Post
                  Gordon McIlwham

                  does not belong on this thread. 39 appearances, & he was rock solid in the scrum.

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                    #10
                    Brian Lima!
                    Marty in the Morning

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                      #11
                      Toby Morland . 4 appearances in 2009

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                        #12
                        Seem to recall Save Tokula having the nickname Teflon Tokula on account of his non stick hands .

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                          #13
                          Chris "one man riot" Wyatt - think he's coaching in the lower French leagues now.
                          Jeremy Manning - was involved with the Fiji Sevens team that won gold at the Rio Olympics
                          Tim McGann - think he went back to Oz to play rugby but not 100%
                          Justin Melck - went on to play for Sarries and internationally for Germany.
                          Brian Lima - are we going to count him?
                          \"God gave me the talent but the forwards gave me the ball\" - Jannie De Beer

                          \"I hesitate to use words like spiritual or religious, but to see what rugby means to Munster people is very moving\" Shaun Payne

                          I look back on 2008 at the Millennium Stadium as the highlight of my career because, although being capped by New Zealand and playing for the All Blacks was fantastic, this was special. - Doug Howlett

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                            #14
                            Ah Jeremy Manning is immortalised 'cos of his tache.

                            And The Haka.
                            Marty in the Morning

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                              #15
                              Brugnaut? Played a few times for us now at Racing
                              "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                              Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                              Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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