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16 - Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster/23)
17 - David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster/2)
18 - Declan Fitzpatrick (Dungannon/Ulster/2)
19 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster/91)
20 - Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster/4)
21 - Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster/47)
22 - Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster/126)
23 - Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster/34
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
Lyons versus Barrys could get us through to Thursday?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?

The place is gone very quiet :lol:
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Yer Man wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:I hope this means they target the welsh lineout!
How do you "target" the Welsh lineout?
Be in the same half of the field as the thrower?

That is definitely a start.
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ZappaMan wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
Lyons versus Barrys could get us through to Thursday?
Barrys.
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iRich wrote:
tazman77 wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Going for the balance in the backrow argument regarding POM over Henry. Not the worst justification, but still seems harsh on Henry.

Rest of the team is good. RADGE benching aside.
I'm quite happy with the selection. As a whole happier that Mc Carthy and Gilroy get their chance. Unlucky on Henry. Gutsy call getting rid of Bent.

Quite happy that info yesterday did not turn out to be quite the case.
Gutsy in what way? He's been awful and Fitzpatrick (when he's not broken) is much better.
I totally agree ,maybe its a little out of context.
We are taking a guy with a few minutes played and putting him in vs dropping the IRFU project saviour at TH which he is not.
Tony Buckley came to mind with the IRFU and management consistently sticking with him when he should have been cast aside.
So in this case the decision is correct.
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Feck...i cant give out about that team too much :uhoh:
Seems to have made all the right calls..Ulster boys may argue Herny over POM and Court over Kilcoyne on the bench and Rog over PJ.. :shock:


Basically Decy hates Ulster..
:o


LIVE WITH IT :thumbup:
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
Flags.
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Good luck to Gilroy. Risky decision, but good to see Kidney put faith in an exciting young player. Neither ROG or Reddan should be on the bench, but elsewhere its the best team available to take on Wales.

All in all, 4 more years.
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binge90 wrote:
ZappaMan wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
Lyons versus Barrys could get us through to Thursday?
Barrys.
Agreed.

*looks at watch*

Hmm, not quite as drawn-out as I imagined.
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I wish Radge would feck off, and POM over Henry is typical.

Worst Ireland selection yet.

Kidney out.
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Floppykid wrote:I wish Radge would feck off, and POM over Henry is typical.

Worst Ireland selection yet.

Kidney out.
Marks for effort but it just doesn't seem your heart is in it.
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piaras wrote:
Floppykid wrote:I wish Radge would feck off, and POM over Henry is typical.

Worst Ireland selection yet.

Kidney out.
Marks for effort but it just doesn't seem your heart is in it.
fudge Munster.
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tazman77 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
Flags.
And,do we really need Ireland's call this weekend?there's only 2 of the foreign lads there.
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tazman77 wrote:
iRich wrote:
tazman77 wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Going for the balance in the backrow argument regarding POM over Henry. Not the worst justification, but still seems harsh on Henry.

Rest of the team is good. RADGE benching aside.
I'm quite happy with the selection. As a whole happier that Mc Carthy and Gilroy get their chance. Unlucky on Henry. Gutsy call getting rid of Bent.

Quite happy that info yesterday did not turn out to be quite the case.
Gutsy in what way? He's been awful and Fitzpatrick (when he's not broken) is much better.
I totally agree ,maybe its a little out of context.
We are taking a guy with a few minutes played and putting him in vs dropping the IRFU project saviour at TH which he is not.
Tony Buckley came to mind with the IRFU and management consistently sticking with him when he should have been cast aside.
So in this case the decision is correct.
It's absolutely the right decision. Bent was so awful against the Saxons, that there was no other choice. An injury to Ross early in the game and it would be curtains. It's a risk with Fitzpatrick's fitness, but one worth taking.
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Floppykid wrote:
piaras wrote:
Floppykid wrote:I wish Radge would feck off, and POM over Henry is typical.

Worst Ireland selection yet.

Kidney out.
Marks for effort but it just doesn't seem your heart is in it.
fudge Munster.
Better.
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Leinster - 10
Munster - 8
Ulster - 4
Connacht - 1

Hmmmmmmmmm
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Well,this is a bit of a letdown,what are we going to argue over until Saturday?
That was well timed actually,new central contract for POM..................incoming
http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/28218.php

Munster and Ireland forward Peter O'Mahony has signed a new contract with the IRFU to continue playing with Munster until the end of the 2014/15 season.






The Cork native made his debut for his home province in 2010 and he has been playing regularly in the Munster side over the last two seasons.
He has since recorded over 43 appearances, captaining the side at the beginning of the 2011/12 season.

His international career has seen him captain Ireland at both schools and under-20 levels, culminating in him winning his first full international cap against Italy in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

A versatile forward, who has played across all of the back row positions, he has gone onto to win a further eight caps for his country and was recently named in the squad for the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

IRFU CEO Philip Brownesaid: "Peter O'Mahony is one of the new generation of players that are continuing to emerge from the development pathways in Irish Rugby.

"At this point in a young player's career, it is so important for both Munster and Irish Rugby to be able to continue to have a positive input into that development. The policy for Irish Rugby will be to continue to strive to keep all of our top players here in Ireland playing for our provincial teams."

Peter O'Mahony said: "I am delighted to have my future sorted and to commit to Munster. It has been a really enjoyable journey so far for me in my career and the last two seasons in particular have been exciting, from breaking into the Munster team and captaining the side and then earning my first cap for Ireland.

"I'm thoroughly enjoying my rugby at the moment and feel there is much more that we can achieve with Munster and Ireland over the next couple of years and I wanted very much to be a part of that."

Munster Coach Rob Penney said: "We are delighted that Peter has agreed terms with the IRFU that keeps him here in Munster for the next two seasons. He represents the new breed of player, the next generation if you like, that are so critical to Irish rugby.

"To have him committing to the Munster organisation is a huge validation of what we are trying to achieve here. It is a particularly encouraging that a young man of such ability and talent has the belief that his ambition is best served by the structures that we have in place here. So in that regard this news is massive. It's great for Munster and for Ireland too."
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What shoes/laces does Heaslip have on and has he designed the hoodie to be worn by the lads now that we don't have a gear sponsor?
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Deccie's obvious Leinster bias showing up again,these fellas can't even make the HEC playoffs and he stacks the team with them.
Where the fudge is my picture of the Blue tinted sunglasses?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Deccie's obvious Leinster bias showing up again,these fellas can't even make the HEC playoffs and he stacks the team with them.
Where the fudge is my picture of the Blue tinted sunglasses?
I know its shocking stuff altogether :|
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POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
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Great for POM, and a wage off the Munster books. Now will the saving go to ROG or Freuan?
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Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
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POM has a central contract and SOB doesn't.
Holy hell.
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Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
May that SOB SOB is off to Gay Paris with his buddy Sexton
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POM getting a central contract. :lol:

And people wonder why I talk about IRFU incompetence.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
:thumbup: You do make a very valid point :proud:
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?
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I'd have gone for Henry but not a lot in it tbf. The back three looks quite dangerous, was expecting Earls to usurp Gilroy but glad he hasn't. ROG...
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Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.

SOB's contract isn't up until Summer 2014.
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Have to say that POM signing a central contract is a great deal for Munster. I'm sure that some will find a way to complain about it, but I think its probably the right decision as he is the leader of the next group of Irish internationals.
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Nolanator wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?

Why would the IRFU do that?
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Nolanator wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?
Maybe but maybe it doesnt suit both parties to give too much away by seeking early talks also
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Nolanator wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?
the key being both parties - IRFU won't willing stump up more cash than they have/need to.
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binge90 wrote:POM getting a central contract. :lol:

And people wonder why I talk about IRFU incompetence.

:?

POM's contract was coming up, SOB's isn't up until next year. He'll get a central contract then.
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Hellraiser wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?
Why would the IRFU do that?
I dunno. Maybe they're nice human beings who recognise an extremely talented player who will be part of the team for a long time.

Oh, wait.....
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Nolanator wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Nolanator wrote:POM now has a central contract and SOB doesn't. f**king shenanigans.
Well in fairness,the Munster boys are loyal,not like the Leinster lads.
SOB is so f**king loyal that he signed as long a contract as he could before he'd broken into the Irish team. Another bloody year to go on it.

Surely the IRFU and players can renegotiate the terms of their contract mid-contract if both parties are up for it?
He'll be on a Central contract once up for negotiation next season.
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binge90 wrote:POM getting a central contract. :lol:

And people wonder why I talk about IRFU incompetence.
Whats wrong with POM getting a central contract? The issue is that SOB hasn't got one, not that POM has?
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NineInchNile wrote:Have to say that POM signing a central contract is a great deal for Munster. I'm sure that some will find a way to complain about it, but I think its probably the right decision as he is the leader of the next group of Irish internationals.
Holy f**king shit. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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