181 : Leinster v Munster wrap

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181 : Leinster v Munster wrap Harpin' On Rugby

Loads to harp on this week, definitely needed Keego & Tom to help me!  We look at the tries, the yellow card decisions, the atmosphere and much more. Harpin’ On Rugby match wrap ups are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Andy Farrell names exciting Ireland squad for November internationals | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry] Tadhg Furlong admits it breaks his heart to see Munster jerseys at his local club – Pundit Arena [Eoin Harte] Gallagher Premiership clubs struggling to reach agreement over fixture chaos | Sport | The Times [Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe] Ulster's meeting with Sharks postponed after gastro bug (rte.ie) [Neil Treacy] Connacht 36-14 Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny pulls out as Welsh side slip to convincing defeat following disappointing second half – Wales Online [Tom Coleman] Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafwnpGYCmC-gO5y9zGIhew — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

THIS WEEK’S GUESTS

NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN

TOM COLEMAN

FULL TIME TAKES

Conor Cronin Lots of talking points on that game, unfortunate for refereeing to be one.

Leinster inaccuracy was difficult to watch, good to see munster putting it up to us, though of course they “had nothing to lose” 🙄 It shows that with the right team selection they could really pose us a problem. Fingers crossed they continue to not select the right team.

Leinster allowed munster to set a tempo, to dictate the pace of play. I want to see much more accuracy from leinster, and for them to punish teams in the 22.

Andrew Bailey Why not neutral refs. Ireland is too small a country – no matter how hard a ref tries he has affiliation somewhere. And it works both ways – can sway in favour of one team in an effort to stay neutral. Not fair on ref or teams. Wales Scotland Italy and SA – but the big Irish games get Irish ref

Andrew Potts Leinster huffed and puffed but did not blow the house down.

Munster showed a bit of Leicester DNA pragmatism, always sort of falling on the wrong side, always sort of slowing things down.

Leinster were good except for scoring.

So many little things just upsetting a happy try. Poor return for Leinster, two fortunate yellows for Munster that could have been red. Seen both of those red recently. That question? Was force applied, was it high, any mitigation? Plus Stander was red carded against SA for the second type of offence.

Frawley is a unique player, appearing to play a number of positions very well.

He looks like an exception that proves the rule.

Luke good for MOM.

Finally, Joey in Munster is the waste of a perfectly good 10.

Chris McDonnell Andrew Potts stander ended a players career with that challenge. I thought penny was excellent. Held up over the line twice in the first half and we butchered a few line breaks, lowe, dave K or lowe would have had a try or two.

Gavin Hegarty I need to rewatch it as from the south lower it looked like brace was terrible. His advantages were only for Munster and never for Leinster.

Kleyns yellow was a red all day, jumped after the kick was made and angled his body to hit side on with an elbow to Osbourne’s head. Citing has to come.

Odd to say but we’re now 6/6 but still have been disappointing.

We dominated the first 30 but still couldn’t put the points on the board, some very unleinsterlike play and decision making. Our lineout needs huge work.

Henshaw and ringrose were outstanding throughout, Porter was great when he came on. Frawley looked comfortable @15.

We’ll need to be better soon.

I think we let a bad Munster team play, their backline had no purpose and just shipped the ball on, no lines or moves. We (and brace) made them look good.

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

Andy Farrell names exciting Ireland squad for November internationals | SportsJOE.ie [Pat McCarry]

Tadhg Furlong admits it breaks his heart to see Munster jerseys at his local club – Pundit Arena [Eoin Harte]

Gallagher Premiership clubs struggling to reach agreement over fixture chaos | Sport | The Times [Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe] 

Ulster’s meeting with Sharks postponed after gastro bug (rte.ie) [Neil Treacy]

Connacht 36-14 Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny pulls out as Welsh side slip to convincing defeat following disappointing second half – Wales Online [Tom Coleman]

URC ROUND 6 WRAP

ROUND 6

BEN 22-44 BUL

CON 36-14 SCA

ZEB 19-38 EDI

LIO PPD GLA

SHA PPD ULS

LEI 27-13 MUN

CAR 30-24 STO

DRA 32-25 OSP

Round 7

FRI OCT 28

GLA V BEN

SCA V LEI

SAT OCT 29

LIO V STO

DRA V ZEB

MUN V ULS

OSP V CON

SUN OCT 30

BUL V SHA

CAR V EDI

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