THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
NEIL ‘KEEGO’ KEEGAN & CIAN ‘RUGBY KINO’ O’MUILLEOIR
FULL TIME TAKES
Another very comfortable game, a slight scare at the start when Sharks got their try, but in the end it was too easy.
Don’t see Munster causing any trouble after watching their game against 14 man Glasgow. Still need to show Munster respect though. Don’t want to put out all the academy players again thinking we will walk it.
Time to rethink the quarterfinals stage? That wasn’t a proper match, Sharks seemed to turn up with a one dimensional game plan, only wishing to front up at the scrum and then return home as quickly as possible. No fight in them to have a shot at Leinster with a proper game plan. Knockout rugby gives you a chance to take down the top teams, Sharks just didn’t look interested in anything other than taking scrums.
(Munster semifinal will be) a derby – passions will be high, physicality intense, we cannot afford to be as generous as Glasgow yesterday and spurn the chances they did. Otherwise Munster will grow into the game and it will become a dogfight and the outcome less certain!
Koochulainn I thought (the Sharks) would be more dangerous, particularly against an unorthodox centre partnership (which I thought didn’t gel early on) I thought McGrath was and has been fantastic over the last while
FRONT FIVE ARTICLES
- Joe Schmidt likely to be on IRFU’s radar as union target ‘world-class’ successor to David Nucifora | Independent.ie [Rúaidhrí O’Connor]
- Terenure earn record-breaking All-Ireland final win over Clontarf (the42.ie) [Dave Mervyn]
- Stormers stride into home semi (sarugbymag.co.za)
- Ulster were second best in URC Quarter-Final against hungry Connacht, admits Dan McFarland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk [Jonathan Bradley]
- Munster grind out victory over Glasgow in bruising Scotstoun affair (irishexaminer.com) [Simon Lewis]
URC QUARTERFINAL WRAP
ULS 10-15 CON
STO 33-21 BUL
LEI 35-3 SHA
GLA 5-14 MUN
SAT MAY 13
STO V CON 3PM
LEI V MUN 5:30PM
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