Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rugby - vampire hookers, farewell to Shaggy, and Blue to triumph over red!

Shaggy (picture )

The big game of the weekend in the Pro 12 has to be the mighty Leinster taking on the completely adequate Munster. The arrival of the men from the east will no doubt be a source of fear and trembling in Limerick. But in fairness, Munster are not a bad side on their day, and you’d think they’d be targeting at least a losing bonus point from this match. Oh, how easy is it to talk tough when you are seated comfortably in Meath, a hundred miles from the heat of the action!

Munster won’t have O’Connell , Murray, or Ryan for the match, but apart from missing a bit of grunt in the locks, they will no doubt be aiming to tear Leinster limb from limb and remind everybody who’s boss in Ireland.

Leinster should have a full squad to choose from, and it’s going to be a pretty special for Brad Thorne to experience the crowd at Thomonde Park. With my neutral, only slightly blue hat on, I think Leinster have a better balanced team, a match in the forwards, and more firepower behind. Having said that, home advantage nearly tips it in Munster’s favour, but my feeling is that the men in blue are going to take this.

In other news, Leinster follow Munster in losing a giant of the game in the shape of Shaggy. I’ll always remember him for that last minute, full stretch match winning try against England.

And vampire hooker, Dylan Hartley, gets an 8 week ban in a out cop out by the citing commission. If he’s guilty, 8 weeks is nothing, and if he’s innocent , he should have got nothing at all.

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Friday , March 30
Ulster vs Aironi Rugby 19:05
Newport-Gwent D'gons vs Connacht 19:15
Glasgow vs Cardiff Blues 19:35
Edinburgh vs Scarlets 19:35
Saturday , March 31
Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso 18:30
Munster vs Leinster 19:30

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