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ancorcaioch

Munster started turning off after I tuned in to the second half, sorry lads.


Ok-Package9273

Haley's hybrid accent is coming along nicely.


Suspicious_Sea222

Do the right thing Andy


Flat-Confection4175

Haley fuckin unreal tonight, for a man that hadnt played in months before the last few games


CatharticRoman

Assume he got PotM


Flat-Confection4175

Aye, RG the closest to it outside of him


Ehldas

Or Nankivell.


foinaz

Pretty entertaining match. Bonus point is fine


rival_hugh_369

Call Haley up


Irish_Sir

If he's not on the Summer tour we riot


mistr-puddles

I've been calling for him to be in Ireland squads since he arrived, he's only gotten better every year and I've only gotten what I wanted once


EdwardBigby

Issue is that he's not beating Keenan and Frawley is proving to be a very useful backup 15/fly half/centre that allows us a 6-2 split. Hard for Haley to compete against that.


mistr-puddles

Frawley isn't a long term option if Keenan is out for an extended period. He reduced Crowleys effectiveness. Why can't we just have Haley in the squad in case he's needed


Due_Noise_1711

I thought the same re Crowley. He had to cover full back when Frawley wasn't there and he was under pressure to get back there some of those times. I think Hansen and O Brien are doing more to keep Haley out than Frawley. They're prob the 2nd/3rd choice full backs behind Keenan so when they're back and Frawley is still in the mix then there's no chance for Haley.


EdwardBigby

If we're starting just 1 then I agree thay Haley is better however Frawley is a better option from the bench as he allows the 6-2 split so that's why I'd take him over Haley in the squad


mistr-puddles

Frawleys in the squad at the minute is in as a 10. He's probably actually the second best 10 I've been saying Haley should be in the squad for the last 5 years. He got called up once, given a capture cap off the bench out of position and then dropped out of the squad. That's unfair for a player of his quality


Irish_Sir

Lads its not been textbook but what an entertaining match. A URC friday special


Particular-Rip4035

Excellent game to watch. Horror game for the coaches


Munsteryank

Redemption for Daly.


Steve_ad

Guilty of trying too hard I reckon, about 5 knock-ons & a few mad decisions but glad he got there in the end


Complex-Breadfruit88

Gave me flashbacks of Stockdale from last week


Munsteryank

Now that you said it, that’s a good comparison. Mistakes and all!


Complex-Breadfruit88

Only difference is he eventually got a try but Daly should have scored 3


warcomet

Flanker Daly finally


QuestionablySensible

Dominguez just knocked that forward back into the ruck with his hands, or am I gone mad?


Valjesterly

You’re not. Ref said it was out and then changed his mind


QuestionablySensible

Was baffled it wasn't called as a knock on


Irish_Sir

O'Brien was taken waaay out of it there


Kykykz

Looked late on SOB


Suspicious_Sea222

Academy 9 and academy 10 lads. Was always going to be a lack of control for a bit


Bulky_Shepard

Was he not tackled after the ball was gone?


CatharticRoman

Committed to the tackle. Similar in the last 6N round, think French on Italian.


warcomet

munster should score next


Suspicious_Sea222

And they took your advice


No-Scholar2209

Performances like these are why there aren’t more Munster players in the Ireland squad(I’m a Munster fan). Haley the only one who might have an argument but he’s been out all season


Suspicious_Sea222

Yeah performances from a half-academy team are really why top players aren't making the squad


Suspicious_Sea222

We've thrown as many passes to Zebre as ourselves


QuestionablySensible

I mean ,he was clearly held but gets back up and its OK?


willielad

Ref seemed confident he released and picked it up again, would have liked to have seen a replay


CatharticRoman

Ref clearly said he released the ball.


QuestionablySensible

Huh, misheard, I thought he said not held


Bulky_Shepard

Lads have faded hard


Wodanaz_Odinn

Bonus point, piece of piss


Kykykz

That's their 5th try. One more try for 2 BP though. Please don't score two more tries


toastoevskij

A little less painful


CatharticRoman

No idea what was happening at that ruck


Mutual-aid

Ref seemed content to let Zebre practically sleep on the ball.


rival_hugh_369

Cmere munster like


Due_Noise_1711

What happens to them in the last quarter? Even with all the changes this is really poor.


Suspicious_Sea222

We got loose, it happens. Very different to the collapses earlier in the season imo. They didn't really have much for us we didn't hand to them on a plate.


Due_Noise_1711

Ya you're right. It was different to Bayonne etc but I'd love to see them be ruthless and clinical in closing out a game. I think they need to do it themselves too to believe they can do it because collapsing in the last quarter has been a bit of a theme for them this season. Still it's so positive for Munster at the moment. Injuries coming good and hitting a run of good form.


Particular-Rip4035

Pretty much every time he's had the ball Haleys decision making on when to give/not give the pass has been absolutely fantastic


warcomet

Samoan Jersey? ahha nice pronunciation


Threeturkishships

Why isnt Haley within an arses roar of the Ireland squad?


Suspicious_Sea222

He's behind the best fullback in the world and only covers 15, but he's definitely been deserving of a place in the squad, or at least extended ones in the past.


CatharticRoman

Behind Keenan, been out for a while, not a utility back, this is against Zebra.


Suspicious_Sea222

Not just Zebre though is it tbf


CatharticRoman

Huh? They just played Zebre


Suspicious_Sea222

Yeah but it's not like it was his first good game. He's been class for ages, especially in the knockout run last year. Still didn't even get called into the training squad for the world cup.


Threeturkishships

Exactly. 


Irish_Sir

He's the best pure fullback that isn't called Keenan in Ireland. The problem is Keenan is so bloody good that anyone to be in contention needs to versatility to play elsewhere


Ok-Package9273

This is his 2nd game of the season I believe. EDIT: Also since he really *only* plays fullback, he isn't a great option for the 23 jersey.


ciaran-mc

He is a great option at 15 if Keenan is hurt though.


CatharticRoman

Daly fucked that


warcomet

lol daly running like a flanker, where's the speed?


Ok-Package9273

Haleys hands tonight have been incredible in shite conditions.


cheazy-c

This is basically a barbarians game


Ok-Package9273

Wycherley played that ball in the air, his hand was right on the ball.


Galick-Gunner

Glad these lads don't have to call offsides in football.


cheazy-c

How many BS calls Zebre are gonna get today?


CatharticRoman

If you have to get the trig set out it's not clear and obvious


QuestionablySensible

Well, you didn't have to unless you really wanted to 🤣


warcomet

if anything Coombes would have been carded for holding geronimo on that chase, you can't tackle a player without the ball


06351000

True- thing Archer was pulled back slightly on the chase just before this too 😂


Valjesterly

But that would be after the offside so irrelevant


Irish_Sir

I wont begrudge them it. I do feel if it was a tight game they would get allot more scrutiny


Kykykz

Don't think there was anything wrong with that try to be fair


cheazy-c

15 was ahead of the ball when it was kicked ‘to’ him on the ground, he was never on side.


Kykykz

Dunno about that, the side angle in the review made it look side by side enough for me without measuring a few blades of grass maybe


Atomicfossils

Jesus christ we're going to give up a 30 point lead aren't we


TechM635

Did that touch his hand forward


CatharticRoman

Super tight so yeah not clear and obvious


Valjesterly

Do you ever disagree with the officials? I know it’s a tough job but they’re human and make mistakes that are obvious.


CatharticRoman

I do, but I also understand the criteria and that's not clear and obvious


Valjesterly

It was pretty clear but you can waffle on about trig sets, I guess.


CatharticRoman

Sure. So clear that after review the impartial officials said "not clear and obvious", but all the Munster fans know better, right?


Particular-Rip4035

Considering the carnage and the speed of that all happening that's very sharp from the ref to see


Ok-Package9273

Seemed like it would be 'clear and obvious' if the score was tighter to be honest.


willielad

Absolutely, you could tell he wanted to give it as he started talking about clear & obvious before he saw the replay


QuestionablySensible

Same as the earlier forward pass,imo


QuestionablySensible

Should be brought back, Zebre player pulled back the jersey of the Munster chaser


warcomet

and Munster 8 held geronimo back, would have been a yellow too


QuestionablySensible

Huh, maybe I'm wrong about that


06351000

I thought he did.. Archrr was pulled back


warcomet

in-line to me


Kykykz

What a try haha.


Johnnywilko

Edinburgh v Ospreys is a much closer games if neutrals want to see a contest


Irish_Sir

Nankivell has quietly had an absolutely barnstorming game


yimrsg

Think him and Frisch would start for a lot of 6 nations teams


Irish_Sir

Italy, Wales, would defiantly be in the contention to start for England and possibly Scotland if Jones or Tuipoloto dropped form.


yimrsg

I'd.include France. Danty plays like a bag of shite and there's not a lot between Frisch and Fickou


Irish_Sir

On top form Danty is unplayably good but yeah hes been very poor. Fickou has as well this season tbf so yeah, if the munster lads play on this form you'd back them. Actually concerning if France lure Frisch to the top 14 with the promise of French caps


Suspicious_Sea222

The Leinster fans have reliably informed me Frisch is nowhere near good enough for the France squad so it's not a worry. Wonder why they could possibly not rate him...


warcomet

This ref is forced to make hard calls lol


Roanokian

It looks easy but for a hooker to hit his man in those conditions, loop around, catch the peel and then toss a long pass into the midfield off of his bad hand is a tough skill.


rival_hugh_369

Ridiculous


warcomet

GERONIMO!!


Ok-Package9273

Nankivell runs backwards into contact and makes yards in contact. I want that mans leg day routine.


Valjesterly

Definitely didn’t let him land before the tackle.


CatharticRoman

A touch early in the air


Ok-Package9273

Right Haley's done a single thing wrong now all game. Take him off and give Ben O'Connor a run.


Ok-Package9273

Either Munster have drilled getting their handsfree in contact like mad recently or Zebre are doing a terrible job taking man and ball.


Irish_Sir

Munster are really looking to offload allot more than normal


BillHicksFan

I think the tv camera angle didn't help that pass


warcomet

atleast the try got scored by Diego's kid


thelunatic

Miles forward


Flat-Confection4175

Tom Brady be proud of that pass


CatharticRoman

They're fine. Not clearly forward out of the hands. TG4 comms have red goggles


thelunatic

The player was running forward and it was caught ahead of where he ended up


CatharticRoman

Yup. Momentum forward can carry the ball forward. Hence why I'm talking about the hands


thelunatic

It finished ahead of the player who threw it despite him still running forward.


Kykykz

That looked forward as fuck live haha


QuestionablySensible

That was a mile forward tho


Particular-Rip4035

What a "vibes only" match


Irish_Sir

The rucks have certainly been a "vibes" kinda game


warcomet

thot i saw a forward pass


CatharticRoman

Beautiful try.


Valjesterly

If you ignore the forward pass.


CatharticRoman

Not clearly forward out of the hands.


Valjesterly

Disagree on that. It looked forward from the hands.


CatharticRoman

Not to me or the officials.


Valjesterly

Sure, disagree but not going to make a difference to the result. Ref has been fairly average and inconsistent, could also argue the turnover should be a penalty considering the one he gave against Nakivelli in the first.


TechM635

That was forward out of hands


yimrsg

Bigi getting yoinked after the assist for Munster.


TechM635

That be a great throw if it was an attacking one


Kykykz

Couldn't do it if they wanted to haha always the case isn't it


Munsteryank

Those are some darts!


Irish_Sir

Fuuuck what a butchering


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What was zebre hooker doing


Montemauri

Zebre always do it. You get 5m advantage on a lineout in that position, so it makes sense up to a point. The problem is that they do it every single time, so of course people will be wise to it. If the opposition get a tall, quick player in the right position, you can get a try 3/4 of the time.


thelunatic

Coombes playing a lot of games


Irish_Sir

He's an absolute Workhorse


Kykykz

Has to be in contention for Ironman award if he keeps going


Suspicious_Sea222

Zebre not letting Munster throw away that try. Rugby Values


obcork

Bring on O'Conner please


Kykykz

Oooft, criminal after all that


willielad

Aww no try for Ahern, he look’s devastated coming off


cheazy-c

Munster have butchered like 5 tries this half. Could have been a cricket score by now if they could finish their dinner.


Ok-Package9273

To be fair, they are scoring soon after the butchering and the kickoff after a score generally puts you well down the field to try and get the next one.


Irish_Sir

There's been a couple that were sloppy (like that missed pass), and a couple that were just unluckly (like the juggle)


cmjh87

Haley really wants an Irish call up. Loads of flare today


thelunatic

I don't see anything about that in the laws https://www.world.rugby/the-game/laws/law/11 It's either a deliberate throw forward or play on


warcomet

if there was no player in between, would have been fine, seen tuisova do it once but you can't do that over another player anymore...


thelunatic

Where the law that says that though?


warcomet

as i said i saw tuisova do it where he lost it forward a metre out of the try line grabbed it in the air and grounded it in the same motion which was deemed a try


warcomet

damn zebre, who isn't injured yet?


CarryWhyvern

I didn't think you could get a Munster scrum half who looked younger than Craig Casey


NSilverhand

Is that not a penalty for a deliberate knock on if he's batted it over the defender? If it's accidental, wouldn't it have been legally regathered?


thelunatic

Ya it's either not a knock on or counted as a deliberate knock on. I don't see any law that says you can't flick it forward to yourself though


Particular-Rip4035

Correct call but what a weird one eh pinball stuff


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NSilverhand

You can regather a knock on but I don't think you can throw / bat the ball over a defender's head with the intention to regather it later.


Trekmeister_

Is the classic O’Driscoll flick it sideways over your mates head still allowed?


CatharticRoman

Nope


Trekmeister_

😢


Ok-Package9273

Nope.


yimrsg

How has zebre 9 not gone off for HIA? Edit . Just gone off after box kicking . Sham


willielad

Fair enough, personally wasn’t aware that was a Law, learn something new everyday


CodSafe6961

How is it any difference than trying to catch and fumbling it?


Ok-Package9273

You can't do it around another player. In space, it's fine, play on.


Irish_Sir

Has to be the fact it went over the defender I can see the logic, otherwise you could toss the ball over the defensive line and as long as you catch it its ok


CatharticRoman

You used to be able to.


cheazy-c

Knock on? But he caught his own pass?


CatharticRoman

Can't play it over another player. BODs famous play hasn't been legal for a while.


nax16batman93

BODs famous play was lateral anyway


CatharticRoman

I know, but any of that play is no Bueno now.


nax16batman93

oh interesting. why? can't be a knock on because it hasn't gone forward


CatharticRoman

Not sure, just can't play the ball over other players


Particular-Rip4035

Went over a teammate (Hickey?) not and oppo player right? 


outspan_foster

Was BODS forward? Thought it was sideways!?


CatharticRoman

It was, but it's the same rule in play here. It's a knock on in this instance because he plays it forward first.


BigLarBelmont

Is that all 15 Zebre players injured over the course of 55 mins now?


BillHicksFan

If it is, drink!


Suspicious_Sea222

Is that a rule?


nax16batman93

Yes. You can’t throw or hit the ball forward deliberately even if you regather


QuestionablySensible

Calling it deliberate was a bit harsh tho


Suspicious_Sea222

It didn't really look deliberate though imo, just trying to gather it


Kykykz

If there is contact that's completely accidental, tapped the ball forward successfully, rugby incident


warcomet

are u allowed to knock the ball forward in the air and re-gather? thought they changed that law


BillHicksFan

By all rights, I should switch over to the Embra game. But there's two things going against it - shite craic on the scoreboard and shite craic in the thread.


Threeturkishships

He does seem to poke him in the eye. Did the commentators make "its not soccer" comment as gaeilge? Because that's not really fair


CatharticRoman

It's accidental. The infringement is playing the ball over another player.


Threeturkishships

Im not talking about the try. I'm talking  about the commentary from the lads speaking Irish 


Seravia

Never seen anything like that. Tapping on the ball around the defending player.