Rugby 2016/17


#3547

yeah all the talk is a 2 year deal. Great signing for Munster. Hard to see him ever going back to Leinster imo. Interesting now to see where Munster deposit their 4 fly halfs. Keatley to Ulster/Connacht. JJ to remain as back up. Bill Johnston? Talk that Bleyendaal is done altogether.


#3548

If he wants to win things he’ll be going back, no?


#3549

Tadgh Beirne and Carberry will improve Munster a lot.
I see Rory Best is out of the Australia tour. I think it’s the one position that Ireland could really do with some fresh blood.


#3550

A bit like ourselves in Dublin, Leinster won’t be winning forever. Munster have some serious quality there now, with some top quality coaches and set up. They’ll be closer for sure as the years go on. Not that Van Graan has been pulling up trees yet, but a danger would be him pulling a Rassie on it and taking a job back in SA. But with their clubs aligning themselves closer to NH rugby, he may stick around. Long story short, Munster need stability as well as quality. They’re certainly adding the latter.


#3551

We should call them Leinster B


#3552

Split Leinster in two. In a professional sporting environment, it would make sense. Dublin and the rest of Leinster or North & South Leinster.


#3553

So, I had a word with Joe and he’s agreed it is time to blood some new players…


#3554

Not sure about these Munster lads …


#3555

I wonder will his nickname in Munster be Carbs?


#3556

Apparently Conor Murray is calling him ROG! :sunglasses:


#3557

I don’t know if I’d go as far as saying they have serious quality, but Beirne and Carbery will certainly boost their squad. They’ll have less Munster homegrowns in their first XV than imports though.


#3558

EXcellent. I can slag the rugby lads down here for being a pack of mercenaries:


#3559

Best fans in the world though …


#3560

If by best you mean windiest, then they are indeed.


#3561

With heaps of pashin though.
There’ll probably be about 5 or 6 Munster men in their starting XV it seems - Kilcoyne, John Ryan, POM, Murray and Earls.
Scannell brothers are debatable. Niall seems plagued with injury, Rory is up against Taute and Arnold.


#3562

Munster (and probably Ulster, too) badly need to get their academy up to some sort of level comparable with Leinster’s.


#3563

some nice video doing the rounds of social media of one of the Irish lads* riding his misses over the balcony of a hotel facing onto a main street.

,*allegedly


#3564

All the mercenary lunster fans have left them and they cant fill out thomand.


#3565

Is it Jackson?

Sorry too soon !!


#3566

He misses his missus?