Offiah wrote:All marginal calls went with what Deccie knows, Munster players.
This has been going on for far too long
Ryan hasn’t been playing well and also at 6. Touhy must be fuming.
Pom hasn’t been playing 6. Locky and Henderson have been the form players
Murray has done nothing to start. Redser should be in
Earls. No rugby under his belt. Cave or Ferg should be in
Zebo's never played 15 in pro rugby. What does Mads have to do?
Kilcoyne hasn’t played enough pro rugby. Court is in great form
Doc shouldnt be in training squads. What did Touhy do?
Rog should retire! I’d have Mads, but either of PJ or Keatley would of been better.
Hopefully I’m proved wrong over Ryan and Pom, and Zebo has a cracker.
Also hope Trimble doesn’t get caught out defensively again!
A stronger 23 would be:
Healy, Strauss, Ross, Touhy, McCarthy, Locky, Henry, Heaslip, Reddan, Sexy, Ferg, Darce, Cave, Bowe and Earls.
Cronin, Court, Bent, Ryan, Henderson, Marshall, Mads and Zebo
Stronger pack and better defensive backs but also good strike runners.
Bench has an impact and covers all injuries
Right then, post match analysis.
Ryan prob should of come off instead of McCarthy but he calls the line outs. 3 bad losses at the front which the saffas easily read. Also lacks beef against int sides.
Pom was off the pace and gave away penalties. Not int standard (yet). What was he doing with the flash one handed line out? Stupid!
Murray off the pace and offers no leadership or direction.
Earls won't pass, can't pass. Has gas but runs down allies. Wing at best
Zebo did ok but some daft kicking that didn't make touch and put us under huge pressure. Also one arm carry is childish
Coach has no confidence in Kilcoyne as left on bench. Was ruck inspecting for sa try. Is Court injured?
Did doc give away a penalty the second he came on? Why is he there?
Rog is a chicken. That kick at the end was a disgrace, all the other players couldn't believe it.
Trimble is physical going forward but not good going backward and got caught for the kick he dropped into touch at start of 2nd half which gave them territory and their try. He should of let it go into touch.
Ross did ok but held up in contact and scrum to sa, also gave away 2 penalties. Doesn't matter if vdm bored in
Strauss was v good
Healy scrummed v well and good carries thou for little yardage
McCarthy was dynamic carrying but gave away a few peons
Henry was ok. Couldn't get quick ball or turn over any sa ball. But tried hard.
Heaslip tried to carry but sa back row easily won that battle and the game.
Sexy was ok started well but faded as pressure came on. Tactics don't suit him
Darce was good in 1st half but hard to partner Earls
Bowe, was he even playing, didn't do much esp for a senior player
Cronin did what was asked of him but too little time to make an impact
Bent looks like he can hold up a scrum and can carry, so huge bonus
Too little time for Henderson
Redser seemed to get to break down quicker but slow, sloppy ball and lack of options as ended up with one man isolated runners, brainless stuff from 10 years ago. Seemed there was no attacking plan and played into sa hands.
Ferg was isolated and didn't do much