251 – Leinster v Munster wrap

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Conor Cronin

This is a game I’ll need to watch back.

In the stand, if you believe the boos, comments here, comments all over the Internet etc we can only blame one person but I blame the urc. How did they put that referee in the position that he can be blamed? It’s outrageous that he be put in that position. Any other ref could be chosen so that the “he played” nonsense wouldn’t be am issue.

Regardless, you play the decisions, and adapt.

Well done munster, good luck on the 27th.

Craig Grehan

As an out & out leinster fan. We disrespected munster in cup rugby by not selecting our best team.

A team that does that, does it at their peril. We took the gamble and lost to the MUCH better team on the day.

Andrew Potts

A disappointing day for Leinster fond the demands of a month of weekly knock out rugby a step to far today.

Could have won it but Munster could had a few tries.

Frank Murphy did nothing today but enhance his reputation as a very flawed Ref and biased against Leinster.

In the first minute a player leaves the field unconscious. The result of a high tackle.

I thought three questions had to be answered by the Ref

Was there contact with the head?

Was force applied?

Any mitigation ?

It’s a card but only what colour.

The sanctions must have changed.

The length of time Leinster were defending under advantage was ridiculous, certainly he was a factor.

John Hyland

Munster were the better side today. For right or for wrong, Leo has prioritised the fifth star. This was always going to be a tight game. Let’s hope Munster can do the biz in SA.

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Koochulainn  Munster were up for it… Can’t complain we weren’t clinical enough 😦


FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

  1. Ireland women sevens qualify for Olympics (rte.ie) 
  2. Terenure Centre Says Provinces Should Give Young AIL Players A Chance | Balls.ie [Colman Stanley]
  3. European Professional Club Rugby | Dublin Heineken Champions Cup final confirmed as sell-out (epcrugby.com)
  4.  Premiership: George Ford boots Sale Sharks past Leicester Tigers to final : PlanetRugby 
  5. Magical Manie sends Stormers to URC final (sarugbymag.co.za)

URC SEMIFINAL WRAP

URC SEMIFINALS
STO 43-25 CON
LEI 15-16 MUN

URC FINAL
SAT MAY 27
STO V MUN


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204 : Munster v Leinster wrap

26 December 2022; Leinster players celebrate with teammate Dan Sheehan, hidden, after he scored their side’s second try during the United Rugby Championship match between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

204 : Munster v Leinster wrap Harpin' On Rugby

🏉 CONvULS 🏉 Munster’s season so far 🏉 Leinster’s tryless 1st half 🏉 The tap n go setpiece 🏉 Managing the final quarter Harpin’ On Rugby match wraps are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear CIARÁN DUFFY https://twitter.com/PostToPostSport https://posttopost.sport.blog/charity-fundraiser/ FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Leinster Rugby | James Tracy to Retire With Immediate Effect [Marcus Ó Buachalla] World Rugby announce new guidelines to speed up game (talkingrugbyunion.co.uk) [Frank Nickson] Steve Borthwick: England appoint Leicester coach to replace Eddie Jones – BBC Sport [Becky Gray] Benetton suspend member of staff and issue condemnation as Cherif Traore racial abuse investigation continues – Independent.ie [Duncan Bech] Ulster survive remarkable Connacht comeback to end disastrous December (the42.ie) [John Fallon] Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie 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://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message

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Conor Cronin On the road, taking a win home with us without a lot of players who might have wanted the opportunity to play and might sometimes be considered higher up the pecking order, and having missed out on the chance to get a BP, there’s a lot to be positive about here.

Yes there were some things that we’ll use the video for to tidy up, and yes the referee was not at the top of his game, but you play the ref, you play what’s in front of you, and you take your chances.

I’m happy with that, munster threw their best available team at us, it wasn’t enough tonight

Andrew Potts A collection of random penalties until 50, then a game broke out

Martin Loughrey Scrappy to say the least. Great to get the win and our response to Deegan’s yellow was incredible, but the game didn’t really kick into gear until the 2nd half. I felt Munster had a slight edge on us for long periods but couldn’t capitalise. And of course Busby was poor. It seemed like he heeded the crowd’s reaction after Deegan flipped POM over, and made some strange calls after that. Very quick to ping Leinster after that, and of course there was his own obstruction of Leinster at the ruck that lead to a penalty for Munster. Still though, a win in Thomond is always great to get, so happy to take it!

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rhubarbsticks @rhubarbsticks@sself.co

Although that was a tough, valuable and well earned victory it didn’t alter any pecking orders in Leinster.

RichardMifsud @RichardMifsud 

A win away at Thomond with a rotated side and not playing particularly well is not to be sniffed at. Great runouts from Dan (again) and Big Joe Mac. Luke McG and Ross M made a big impact from the bench. Happy with that and isn’t it brilliant to see a return of the St Stephen’s Day fixture? #MUNvLEI

Bernard McKeever @dregin

#MUNvLEI Would not want to be on the receiving end of Graham Rowntree’s anger after conceding those tries with us a man down.


FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

  1. Leinster Rugby | James Tracy to Retire With Immediate Effect [Marcus Ó Buachalla]
  2. World Rugby announce new guidelines to speed up game (talkingrugbyunion.co.uk) [Frank Nickson]
  3. Steve Borthwick: England appoint Leicester coach to replace Eddie Jones – BBC Sport [Becky Gray]
  4. Benetton suspend member of staff and issue condemnation as Cherif Traore racial abuse investigation continues – Independent.ie [Duncan Bech]
  5. Ulster survive remarkable Connacht comeback to end disastrous December (the42.ie) [John Fallon]

URC ROUND X WRAP

ROUND 10

SHA 37-10 LIO

STO 37-27 BUL

CON 20-22 ULS

GLA 16-10 EDI

BEN 38-5 ZEB

DRA 24-29 CAR

OSP 34-14 SCA

MUN 19-20 LEI



ROUND 11

DEC 30

EDIVGLA

DEC 31

ZEB V BEN

SHA V BUL

STO V LIO

JAN 1

CAR V OSP

ULS V MUN

SCA V DRA

LEI V CON


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203 : Harpin’ Preview Show #MUNvLEI

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LEINSTER : 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Garry Ringrose > CAPTAIN 12. Jamie Osborne 11. James Lowe 10. Ross Byrne 9. Nick McCarthy 1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Cian Healy 4. Ryan Baird 5. Joe McCarthy 6. Rhys Ruddock 7. Scott Penny 8. Max Deegan 16. John McKee 17. Michael Milne 18. Vakhtang Abdaladze 19. Ross Molony 20. Jack Conan 21. Luke McGrath 22. Harry Byrne 23. Liam Turner Munster : 15 S Daly 14 C Nash 13 A Frisch 12 J Crowley 11 K Earls 10 J Carbery 9 C Murray 1 D Kilcoyne 2 N Scannell 3 J Ryan 4 J Kleyn 5 T Beirne 6 J O’Donoghue 7 P O’Mahony (C) 8 G Coombes 16 D Barron 17 J Wycherley 18 R Salanoa 19 K McDonald 20 A Kendellen 21 C Casey 22 R Scannell 23 P Campbell BKT United Rugby Championship 2022/23 Round 10 Mon Dec 26  KO 7:35pm Thomond Park Ref: Chris Busby (IRFU) Live on: TG4, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv Our guest : NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie 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://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message

Leinster : 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Garry Ringrose > CAPTAIN 12. Jamie Osborne 11. James Lowe 10. Ross Byrne 9. Nick McCarthy

1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Cian Healy 4. Ryan Baird 5. Joe McCarthy 6. Rhys Ruddock 7. Scott Penny 8. Max Deegan

16. John McKee 17. Michael Milne 18. Vakhtang Abdaladze 19. Ross Molony 20. Jack Conan 21. Luke McGrath 22. Harry Byrne 23. Liam Turner.


Munster: 15 S Daly 14 C Nash 13 A Frisch 12 J Crowley 11 K Earls 10 J Carbery 9 C Murray
1 D Kilcoyne 2 N Scannell 3 J Ryan 4 J Kleyn 5 T Beirne 6 J O’Donoghue 7 P O’Mahony (C) 8 G Coombes
16 D Barron 17 J Wycherley 18 R Salanoa 19 K McDonald 20 A Kendellen 21 C Casey 22 R Scannell 23 P Campbell.

BKT United Rugby Championship 22/23
Round 10
Mon Dec 26 KO 7:35pm
Thomond Park

Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU)
AR 1: Joy Neville (IRFU)
AR 2: Peter Martin (IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Live on: TG4, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv


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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message

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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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180 : #LEIvMUN preview

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[Note – Sharks v Ulster postponement was being announced as we were recording] LEINSTER  : 15 Ciarán Frawley 14 Jimmy O’Brien 13 Garry Ringrose 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Jamie Osborne 10 Johnny Sexton > C 9 Luke McGrath 1 Cian Healy 2 Dan Sheehan 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Jason Jenkins 5 James Ryan 6 Max Deegan 7 Scott Penny 8 Caelan Doris 16 J McKee 17 A Porter 18 M Ala’alatoa 19 R Molony 20 J Conan 21 N McCarthy 22 R Byrne 23 R Russell. Munster : 15 Jack Crowley; 14 Shane Daly, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes; 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray 1 Jeremy Loughman, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 3 Keynan Knox; 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Tom Ahern; 6 Jack O’Donoghue (C), 7 John Hodnett, 8 Gavin Coombes. 16 Scott Buckley, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 James French, 19 Jack O’Sullivan, 20 Ruadhan Quinn, 21 Paddy Patterson, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Patrick Campbell. United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 6 Saturday, October 22, 2022 Aviva Stadium Kickoff 7:35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU) AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU) AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU) TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU) Live on: RTÉ2, Premier Sports1, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv Our guest NEIL “KEEGO” KEEGAN https://twitter.com/keegolaughs_irl http://www.keegolaughs.com Apologies Up Front on Apple Podcasts 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 — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message

LEINSTER v Munster : 15 Ciarán Frawley 14 Jimmy O’Brien 13 Garry Ringrose 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Jamie Osborne 10 Johnny Sexton > C 9 Luke McGrath

1 Cian Healy 2 Dan Sheehan 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Jason Jenkins 5 James Ryan 6 Max Deegan 7 Scott Penny 8 Caelan Doris

16 J McKee 17 A Porter 18 M Ala’alatoa 19 R Molony 20 J Conan 21 N McCarthy 22 R Byrne 23 R Russell.


Munster : 15 Jack Crowley; 14 Shane Daly, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes; 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray

1 Jeremy Loughman, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 3 Keynan Knox; 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Tom Ahern; 6 Jack O’Donoghue (C), 7 John Hodnett, 8 Gavin Coombes.

16 Scott Buckley, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 James French, 19 Jack O’Sullivan, 20 Ruadhan Quinn, 21 Paddy Patterson, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Patrick Campbell.


Weather forecast updated since pod was recorded

United Rugby Championship 22/23 Round 6

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Aviva Stadium

Kickoff 5:15pm 


Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

AR 1: Peter Martin (IRFU) 

AR 2: Oisin Quinn (IRFU)

TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)


Live on: RTÉ2, Premier Sports1, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv

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179 : Opposition view – Munster

179 : Opposition view – Munster Harpin' On Rugby

In this bonus pod I spoke to Caolán Scully about Munster’s season so far and their expectations ahead of Saturday’s interpro in the Aviva Stadium. Our guest… CAOLÁN SCULLY https://twitter.com/CaolanSRugby00 https://caolansrugby.wordpress.com/2022/10/18/all-rise-for-the-provinces-in-round-5-of-urc-power-rankings 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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message
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Pod 162 : Munster season preview

Pre-Season Friendly, Musgrave Park, Cork 2/9/2022 Munster vs London Irish Munster’s Mike Haley scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ben Brady

In our latest preseason pod I spoke to Caolán Scully about Munster and how they’re shaping up ahead of the new campaign.

162 : Munster season preview Harpin' On Rugby

In our latest preseason pod I spoke to Caolán Scully about Munster and how they're shaping up ahead of the new campaign. Our guest… CAOLÁN SCULLY https://twitter.com/CaolanSRugby00 https://caolansrugby.wordpress.com/blog/ 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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/harpinonrugby/message
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