Last week I wrote of how Francis Saili should get the nod over Jaco Taute for the Pro12 final because of his attacking qualities. Despite concerns about the New Zealander’s defence, I felt that regardless of selection, this electric Scarlets side would score tries and therefore scoring tries of our own had to be prioritised. However, … More Where It All Breaks Down: Farewell Francis, Munster Rucking And Is It Time For Tommy To Pass The Baton?
A HOME PRO 12 semi-final defeat of the Ospreys was largely expected. Munster have been exceptional this season and coming into the weekend no side had ever lost a semi on their own turf. That said, beating the Welsh region was never a straightforward task and Rassie Erasmus’ men broke down their opponents admirably, emphatically underlining their … More Analysis: Sterner Test Awaits As Scarlets Size Up Munster
Written by Conal Lane Surviving by the skin of their teeth, the men in red managed to eke out a 10-7 victory against a gritty Glasgow side who now have a tough task to make the PRO12 playoffs. It wasn’t exactly vintage viewing in Cork last week, but the 16th man was treated to an … More BIG WEEKEND: Munster Vs Ulster Preview
IN CASE YOU missed it, Munster signed a new South African by the name of Jean Deysel as short term injury cover just over two weeks ago. The South African international has experience in abundance and based on Rassie’s previous signings (Jaco Taute, Rhys Marshall, Jean eile) there was probably good reason to have high … More ANALYSIS: Breaking Down 15 Minutes Of Jean Deysel Being A Complete Monster
Written by Conal Lane Well the winning streak that stretched back as far as December and encompassed some typical Munster performances is over, shit happens I guess. A spirited second half performance from the Scarlets condemned the men in red to only a third PRO12 defeat of the season. More concerning for the outstandingly named … More CARDIFF CALLING: Munster Vs Cardiff Blues Preview
Written by Conal Lane Come the day, Come the hour, Come the Six Nations and the annual test of provincial squad depth, this week more so due to a rescheduled fixture. A healthy (unlucky?) 13 Munster representatives in the Ireland squad this year, for the opening two rounds of the Six Nations means a debut … More BACK TO BUSINESS: Munster Vs Edinburgh Preview
Ronan Calvert The realist Champions Cup: Saracens Outside chance: Munster If Munster secure a home quarter final, I think they could beat any opponent – besides the unlikely event of that opponent being Saracens. The London side have went from strength to strength since securing the crown last term and look razor sharp out the backs. They … More Munster Haka Team’s 2017 World Rugby Predictions!
Written by Conal Lane Well last weekend wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t the thunder-bastard of a display that should have been expected after the home defeat to Cardiff, but a win is a win in any man’s language. This week sees the men in red take to the field of Thomond Park, which has regained a … More THUNDER IN THOMOND: Munster Vs Edinburgh Preview