Scrum was very poor prior to the replacements but other than that I didn't think Edinburgh particularly won much up front and Munster definitely won the breakdown, hands down.Lazy Couch potato wrote:Tough match on the blood pressure alright last night. Can't say how it looked on telly but up close we were significantly second best up front all night esp front 5. Backs played well behind that pack. Cronin and Ryan did well when they came on but our locks and th particularly were beaten all ends up. Getting Ryan back, kidnapping dillane home and praying madigan stays fit and develops on his promise may sort the lock area but scrum parity not to mind dominance is a pipe dream with archer. Casey will be a big addition next year. I think nscannel will make it but needs to put on a bit of bulk.Banana Man wrote:I think you are being too generous-CM11 wrote:Maybe. But I don't think you're in as bad a place as you're making out. It's not exactly tweaking you need but there's still plenty of decent players for Erasmus to work with. POM returning will be massive.redderneck wrote:Couldn't disagree wit you more on that CM11.CM11 wrote:So, all 4 Irish sides all but guaranteed to be in the top tier next season.
Although part of me thinks it might actually have been to Munster's benefit, on the pitch if not off the pitch, to have been in the 2nd tier. Would have been a competition they could have gotten their teeth into and possibly win as opposed to being likely bit part players as they rebuild next season.
This is not a Munster side within an ass's roar of being in with a shout of winning ANY competition right now. Based on that, we are better to be fighting to keep our heads above water in the big one.
Our attack play is non existent bar some screen passes to players who are too deep - and are easily read.
Our tries all season have nearly exclusively been from individual brilliance rather than going through the phases
Defence is a joke
Set piece.... I like Scannell but cannot wait to see Casey back. Sherry's shoulder injury has ruined him as a player
There is of course talent there but just need massive amounts of direction - our skill set is sub par to say the least
Thought our defence was desperately poor and woefully poor line speed. Gave up big yards again and again.
Rscannell was excellent again....his highly paid all black colleague was average. Very impressed with Holland. That lad has balls. Jj you greedy impatient gobshite!
I wasn't surprised the second half turned out as poorly as did. Effectively a relegation game and huge nerves all round. Just glad we got there. Fresh start.
One thing that was very obvious and commented on by a couple of lads beside me in the terrace was how poor munsters handling was in the warm up. Christ doc2 must have dropped about 4 balls alone. Rassie will have to start some serious skills work. These things should be basics
Munster the better side, by a fair bit, in the first half and the final quarter (well, final 10). Very much deserved to win and bonus didn't flatter.
Incidentally, the stats show only 4 missed tackles from Munster. I'd take that with a pinch of salt but all the same....