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Munster (16) v All Blacks (18) (F/T)

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news on 18 Nov 2008 at 14:08
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The 30th anniversary of one of Irish rugby’s greatest achievements, Munster’s defeat of the All Blacks, will be remembered when New Zealand return to Limerick’s Thomond Park on Tuesday for a match against the province.

Munster v New Zealand

Rugby 365 reports that Irish rugby had been engaging in fond reminiscence since the date was arranged until last week when a pall of tragedy was cast over the country’s rugby capital following the murder of a player from one of the city’s bedrock clubs, Garryowen.

Shane Geoghegan, 28, became an innocent victim of the drug and gang feuds which have blighted Limerick for over a decade when he was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity just over a week before Tuesday’s game.

Geoghegan was not famous – he propped for Garryowen’s third XV. But it says much about Limerick’s rugby obsession that the city was gripped by shock and deep sadness after a contract hitman mistook him for a gang adversary.

Ireland’s rugby community rowed in behind the city as tens of thousands signed condolences online or in person.

Thousands more turned out for his funeral. Meanwhile a minute’s silence was observed before New Zealand’s 22-3 defeat of Ireland in Dublin at the weekend and another will be held on Tuesday.

All Black legend Jonah Lomu, travelling to Limerick to turn on the Christmas lights, said: “The whole rugby community is mourning Shane and there will be enormous emotion when the teams take to the field.”

Several of the current Munster team and backroom staff are New Zealanders including former All Black wing Doug Howlett.

The fact New Zealand, who are in the midst of a ‘Grand Slam’ tour which sees them in Test action once more against Wales this coming Saturday, will field their second XV will not make life easier for two-time European Cup champions and holders Munster.

They will be minus seven of their eight first-choice forwards, all tied up with Ireland’s home November series which next sees Argentina at Croke Park this weekend.

But alongside Howlett in the backs, fellow Kiwis Rua Tipoki, Lefeimi Mafi and Jeremy Manning, expected to start at outside-half in place of Ireland stalwart Ronan O’Gara, give the team potency.

Howlett, is realistic about the challenge and mindful of the history of game which was the subject of two successful books and a hugely popular stage play, ‘Alone it Stands’.

“We are certainly depleted with the internationals not being in the team. But we will work with what we have got,” he said.

“It’s one of those one-off occasions that will never come around again. It’s always been in the back of my head since I came to Ireland – the possibility of playing the All Blacks.

“You look at the history of the All Blacks and there is that blemish that cropping up,” New Zealand’s all-time leading try-scorer added.

Munster won 12-0 on October 31 1978 against a near full-strength New Zealand team in one of the most sensational defeats in All Black history.

The tourists had turned up in Limerick for a breather from another tour de force against the Home Nations (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales). Among those on the All Black team that day was Bryan Williams.

“Looking back we were very complacent [and] we certainly paid the price,” the wing great told Ireland’s Sunday Tribune.

“It became apparent pretty early on that Munster were really fired up. And they weren’t going to take any prisoners. The longer the game went on, the worse we became. They realised they were in with a shot and we were struggling to pull ourselves together.”

A try by uncapped student Christy Cantillon, together with a conversion and two drop-goals by Tony Ward, who is not actually a Munster man, secured an astonishing victory.

The site of Irish rugby’s only success against New Zealand in 103 years of trying has changed greatly during the past three decades and the All Blacks’ arrival marks the opening of the redeveloped stadium.

Irrespective of the result Tuesday, the game will be added to Munster rugby lore but it will be hard to recall without also remembering the tragedy of Geoghegan’s death.

Prediction: If it was a full-strength Munster side, we may have been tempted to predict a romantic outcome. However, for all their endeavour – and some very classy players as well – the Munstermen simply don’t have the resources to deal with the tourists – even though it is New Zealand’s back-up squad. We predict an All Black win, but not before they get an almighty scare and sneak it by about 10 points.


Munster: 15 Doug Howlett, 14 Barry Murphy, 13 Rua Tipoki, 12 Lifeimi Mafi, 11 Ian Dowling, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 Denis Leamy, 7 Niall Ronan, 6 James Coughlan, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Mick O’Driscoll (captain), 3 Timmy Ryan, 2 Frankie Sheahan, 1 Federico Pucciariello,
Replacements: 16 Denis Fogarty, 17 Tony Buckley, 18 Mark Melbourne, 19 Billy Holland, 20 John O’Sullivan, 21 Mike Prendergast, 22 Jeremy Manning.

New Zealand: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Isaia Toeava, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Piri Weepu (captain), 8 Liam Messam, 7 Scott Waldrom, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 Hikawera Elliott, 17 John Afoa, 18 Brad Thorn, 19 Kieran Read, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Richard Kahui, 22 Mils Muliaina.

Date: Tuesday, November 18
Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick
Kick-off: 19.30 (19.30 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite
Touch judges: Christophe Berdos, Cédric Marchat
TMO: Eric Gauzins

Picture courtesy of Munster Rugby.


  • Really too bad it’s not a full strength Munster side. Hopefully it’s worth watching.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.11.08 14:21:50 by McLovin Reply
  • I would like to know how much Adidas had to cough up for this match to take place.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.11.08 14:22:46 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    A fair bit I am sure.

    I like the way the guy in the front of the Munster portion of the pic is also an All Black 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.11.08 14:29:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Hey what happened to Justin Melck?

    He was in the squad announced by Munster but isn’t in the 22. 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.11.08 14:34:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 21:25-23:30 SS1 Munster v New Zealand LIVE 😎

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.11.08 14:38:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : Was just wondering who the Saffa was that played for them!Melckie!

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.11.08 14:49:12 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 6) : he’s just on loan, right?

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.11.08 16:12:11 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Yebo

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.11.08 16:15:13 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 8) : roit

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.11.08 16:22:51 by robdylan Reply
  • I am really looking forward to this. I hope it ain’t a let down

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.11.08 17:42:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Munster!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.11.08 21:13:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Oh it sounds good not to hear Kobus Wiese or Joost vd Westhuizen as commentators. 😎

    All Blacks on the pitch.

    Munster ringing out from the crowd

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.11.08 21:29:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • The Leading All Black try scorer is playing for Munster. 🙂

    Dougie Howlett

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.11.08 21:30:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • A moments silence.

    Not sure why but it is AWESOME to actually hear silence during the moments silence.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.11.08 21:31:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Awesome.

    The four Kiwi’s in the Munster side are doing their own Haka before the kiwi’s get to do theirs. 😎

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.11.08 21:32:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • dead silence in the Stadium as the All Blacks do their Haka.

    Hat’s off to the Irish.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.11.08 21:33:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 2 min

    all the play has been in Munster half and they managed to clear from their ingoal under pressure.

    PK Munster and they set up LO 10m from NZ Line

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.11.08 21:37:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I don’t think it’s on here

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.11.08 21:37:51 by robdylan Reply
  • 4min

    Munster win LO ball and go on the drive.

    Stopped 6m short as they knock it on.

    scrum reset twice

    Messam picks up at the back.

    Weepu find touch from the ruck

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.11.08 21:38:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : ouch

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.11.08 21:39:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 6min

    chip from Munster

    NZ mark it and clear to jsut inside the Munster half.

    Munster take the LO and maul it up to the half.

    PK Munster ON the halfway for NZ not rolling away at tackle after maul

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.11.08 21:41:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 7min

    Munster going at goal

    Warwick the kicker.


  • Comment 22, posted at 18.11.08 21:42:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 8min

    it’s OVER!!!!!

    3 – 0 Munster

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.11.08 21:43:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • NZ get it back from the Kick off.

    Munster enter ruck from the side about 35m out.

    Donald going to try and level the score.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.11.08 21:44:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 10min

    It’s Over

    3 – 3

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.11.08 21:44:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 12min

    Munster retain the kick off.

    recycle ball and tipoki knocks an iffy pass.

    NZ get ball well from the scrum.

    spread it to midfield

    Turnover to Munster at the ruck.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.11.08 21:47:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 13min

    NZ turn it back and Rokocoko has to put it on the foot down the line.

    In touch.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.11.08 21:48:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 16min

    Donald breaks the line damn well and then messes it up with a pass into touch giving MUnster the LO in their 10m area.

    Munster rumble it up before putting it on the boot.

    NZ return it off the boot straight away.

    Munster knock

    scrum NZ just outside the MUnster 22

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.11.08 21:51:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 18min

    Munster FK as NZ #1 pushes early at the scrum.

    Ball dotted down in goal by NZ after kick is to long.

    Munster attack from the drop out.

    Munster in NZ 22.

    PK Munster as Kiwis don’t roll away at the tackle.

    Munster takes it outside the 22 to set up kick at goal.

    Ref chases Munster Captain away as he tries to point something out.

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.11.08 21:53:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 19min

    It’s Over JUST shaving the left upright.

    6 – 3 Munster

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.11.08 21:54:21 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 20min

    Munster run it out of their 22 under pressure from the KO

    4 phases and they are in the NZ half through a good run by Howlett.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.11.08 21:55:42 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 21min

    Munster set themselves on the NZ 10m line and go for Drop Goal.

    OVER!!!!!!!!! from 55m out.

    9 – 3 Munster

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.11.08 21:56:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 22min

    Munster return the KO with an up and under Hosea Gear knocks it on.

    Munster attack.

    Enough advantage and NZ turn it back over.

    NZ down the line and Back inside.

    Donald TRY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Converts his own try.

    9 – 10 NZ

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.11.08 21:59:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 25min

    All the All Blacks now as they attack in wave after wave.

    Advantage after Advantage for the ABs

    PK ABs 5m out.

    Ref warns Munster captain about constant side entries.

    Weepu decides to go at goal

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.11.08 22:02:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 26min

    Donald sends it to the right.

    Drop out by Munster taken quick and they catch the ABs napping.

    after a brief maul they hoof it up field.

    NZ run it back at them

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.11.08 22:04:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 28min

    NZ come to within 5m out but Munster steal the ball.

    Munster hoof it up to NZ 22.

    NZ put it on the boot but are outside their 22 when they kick.

    Munster LO just outside NZ 22.

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.11.08 22:06:05 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 30min

    Munster clean take at LO and they maul it up.

    Maul for about 8m and then knock it on.

    NZ scrum Weepu caught in possesion

    NZ recycle and Donald clears.

    Howlett runns it back at the ABs

    just beyond the NZ 10m line.

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.11.08 22:08:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 32min

    Multiple phases and Doug Howlett puts a grubber through from just outside the NZ 22.

    Jane dots it down as it goes to far.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.11.08 22:10:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 34min

    Munster knock it on in the backs after the drop out.

    Messam caught at the back of the scrum.

    NZ recycle and Weepu also get’s caught.

    scrappy ball and the ABs have to dot it down under pressure.

    5m scrum to Munster on attack.

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.11.08 22:12:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Shit oubaas. You’re earning your salary tonight

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.11.08 22:13:39 by robdylan Reply
  • 35min

    Munster stopped 1m short of the line.

    Ref reminds ABs of 5m offside line at scrum.

    Munster player down as they regroup before the next scrum.

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.11.08 22:13:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 36min

    scrum reset after collapse

    Scrum wheels right.

    Munster 8 goes right, passes to the 9 who draw the last man who passes to Murphy who SCORES!!!!!!! un touched.

    14 – 10 Munster

    conversion to come.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.11.08 22:15:42 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    lots of kiwis reading 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.11.08 22:16:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 37min

    Conversion Over

    16 – 10 Munster

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.11.08 22:17:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 39min

    Backs playing Ping Pong

    finally NZ are caught just outside their 22.

    NZ recycle.

    High tackle on NZ

    Donald taps and goes.

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.11.08 22:19:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 40min

    Ruck on Munster 10m

    NZ spread it wide

    2 ruck phases recycled and spread by NZ but still on the Munster 10m line.

    Weepu passes to nobody

    and Munster are all over NZ in the NZ half.

    NZ run ball into touch.

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.11.08 22:21:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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    Munster 16 – 10 New Zealand

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.11.08 22:22:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • One remark.

    The broadcasters have a directional microphone that they point at the kicker when he is going at goal.

    You can hear the guy breathing, clearing his nose, the sound of the boot striking the ball. THE WORKS!!!!

    AWESOME STUFF!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.11.08 22:24:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Is it going to happen again? Come on the Munts!

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.11.08 22:24:51 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 49) :

    I would love for it to happen again, but that last 20 minutes is going to be a bridge to far IMO.

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.11.08 22:27:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This half time is taking a bit long??????????????

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.11.08 22:32:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Teams back on the pitch

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.11.08 22:33:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Time on

    Donald kicks deep

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.11.08 22:33:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 42min

    D Howlett knocks on.

    NZ scrum 35m out.

    Spread it wide.

    two ruck phases and Weepu gets bounced but he holds the ball and gets up before he passes. 😯

    Adv Abs as Munster eneer side of the ruck

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.11.08 22:36:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 43min

    Adv over and ABs continue attacking wave after wave.

    and they knock 3m out from the line in the tackle.

    scrum 5 Munster put in on defence

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.11.08 22:37:37 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 45min

    scrum has collpased and been reset 3 times

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.11.08 22:39:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 46min

    Munster 8 picks and goes blind.

    recycled ball and stringer clears to give AB’s LO on the Munster 22

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.11.08 22:40:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 47min

    PK against Munster as they go off their feet at ruck.

    Donald goes at goal from 35m out

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.11.08 22:41:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 47 Min


    16 – 13 Munster

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.11.08 22:41:42 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 49min

    Hanging restart from Warwick.

    NZ recycle and put it on the boot.

    Munster run it up and get tackled.

    PK to NZ for Munster not releasing.

    advanced 10m as they throw the ball away.

    Donald going at goal from 45m out.

    slices it.

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.11.08 22:44:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 51min

    Munster drop out goes into touch on the full.

    scrum NZ on Munster 22.

    Messam picks and goes almost all the way.

    NZ recycle from the ruck and spread it wide.

    spread it wide phase after phase until they pass to a munster player.

    Munster in the NZ half now on attack

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.11.08 22:46:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 53min

    NZ steal the ball at the tackle and spread it wide.

    knock on by Filipo on the wing.

    Munster scrum on their own 10m line.

    scrum breaks up and a fight breaks out.

    Ref calms things down and give a Red scrum again.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.11.08 22:49:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 54min

    FK at the reset scrum for #3 Black pushing early.

    Munster opt for another scrum rather than running or kicking the ball. 😯

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.11.08 22:50:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 56min

    Munster win scrum and spread the ball to the backs. Mafi get’s caught and penalised for not releasing in the tackle.

    Donald going at goal from 38m out.

    Misses again.

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.11.08 22:52:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 58min

    scrum to NZ as a ruck becomes unplayable.

    reset scrum

    Weepu picks and goes wide and there is nobody with him.

    He knocks on and munster hack it through.

    One of the backs knock it on again at the back just outside their 22.

    Scrum Munster.

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.11.08 22:55:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 60min

    Munster win FK at the scrum.

    on attacke after 5 phases they are still just outside the NZ 22.

    turn over by NZ and Tuitavake hoofs it upfield.

    Munster hoof it back and NZ have the LO on the Munster 10m

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.11.08 22:57:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 62min

    NZ win LO and get tackled midfield.

    recycle and knock it on in the tackle.

    Scrum Munster just inside the NZ half.

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.11.08 22:58:33 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • stoppages for Subs.


    Munster 16 – 13 New Zealand.

    Crowd sounds awesome.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.11.08 22:59:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Weepu subbed off.

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.11.08 22:59:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 64min

    Munster win the scrum easily and spread it wide.

    in a strange move a Munster pass out wide hits an AB and he can’t hold it.

    scrum Munster.

    Stringer chips off the base and the bounce beats Rokocoko and the ABs have the LO just outside their own 22

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.11.08 23:01:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 66min

    NZ take LO and hoof it up.

    Munster attack and NZ steal it in the tackle.

    ref calls them back and there is a scrum to NZ????????

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.11.08 23:03:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 68min

    NZ run it from the scrum near midfield.

    deft little chip by Donald that he almost colects but Munster steal it and go to ground.

    NZ come in the side and get penalised.

    Munster set up LO 30m out from AB line

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.11.08 23:05:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 70min

    ABs get a hand to ball at the LO and knock it on.

    Munster scrum and they spread it wide.

    3 phases

    on the AB 22 now

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.11.08 23:07:05 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 71min

    Drop Goal by Munster. off to the right …..far right.

    NZ drop out.

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.11.08 23:07:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 72min

    NZ go blind with the drop and over run the ball 😯

    Munster pick it up and run but TJ calls them back for a knock on.

    NZ take the scrum easily and spread it.

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.11.08 23:09:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 73min

    NZ knock it on in the tackle.

    Scrum Munster midfield, 30m out from NZ line

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.11.08 23:10:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 74min

    Munster get shoved back at will in that scrum

    manage to get the ball but are caught in an unplayable ruck.

    Scrum, NZ put in. take it easily.

    spread and run it up.

    PK Abs on the halfway.

    ABs opt for LO and set it upo 25m out

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.11.08 23:13:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 75min

    clean take and maul.

    on the Munster 22 before it stops and restarts.

    spread it wide and Rokocoko SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beating Doug Howlett in the process

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.11.08 23:14:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 77min

    Donald misses the conversion.

    16 – 18 NZ

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.11.08 23:15:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 78min

    Munster hang the Kick off.

    NZ clear with the boot.

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.11.08 23:16:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 79min

    NZ on attack in Munster 22 and they give away a PK.

    Munster set up LO just inside NZ half.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.11.08 23:17:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 80 min

    Munster knock it on in the LO.

    scrum NZ.

    40sec left calls the ref.

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.11.08 23:18:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 80min

    NZ pick and drive from the scrum and take their time at the ruck.

    NZ scrumhalf get’s caught at the ruck and Munster attack

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.11.08 23:19:30 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 80min

    and on attack the Munster flyhalf chips the ball through?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! 😯 😯 😯

    ball rolls into touch. 😕


    Munster 16 – 18 New Zealand.

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.11.08 23:20:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Well I am glad i stayed up for this. Great game.

    Well played BOTH teams.

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.11.08 23:21:37 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • THIS match is just proof that traditional tours should become common practise again.

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.11.08 23:25:52 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) :

    Wasn’t televised here but just reading your commentary gave me goose bumps… bring back the dirt-trackers!

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.11.08 03:24:46 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 87) :

    It was an awesome game.

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.11.08 06:59:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 88) :

    Downloading it now… as an aside does anyone know how to use Myp2p for the live streaming of the England game?

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.11.08 07:41:31 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Some good news:

    Stephen Nell

    Cape Town – Luke Watson is available for South Africa again after Tuesday’s meeting between the South African Rugby Union (Saru) and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation.

    Saru are set to come into line with future legislation requiring sports federations to wear the King Protea emblem on the left-hand side of jerseys. The Springbok is then expected to move to the right on rugby jerseys.

    Saru’s president’s council meet on December 1 and will then receive feedback on Tuesday’s meeting from Saru president Oregan Hoskins.

    “I am delighted at the outcome. I would be happy to play under the national emblem,” said Watson, who recently declared he would not be willing to represent South Africa while the Springbok was used as the national emblem.

    Saru also announced on Tuesday it would not attempt further disciplinary action against Watson over alleged comments made on October 3 at the Ubumbo Rugby Festival at the University of Cape Town.

    It is believed Watson said in a forum discussion on transformation that he had to keep himself from vomiting on the Springbok jersey.

    His disciplinary hearing came to nothing on a technical point.

    “I am a very happy man. It’s good news on two fronts,” said Watson.

    “Our democracy was forged on principles of compromise and reconciliation. With our diversity of cultures it was important that a compromise be reached.

    “The new national emblem now affords people who never previously had the opportunity the chance to associate with an emblem that accommodates and embraces the majority.

    “With the Springbok on the right-hand side of the jersey, it also affords the opportunity to those people that associate with its heritage and tradition the opportunity to hold onto their history.

    “The mere fact that a compromise was reached is good news.”

    Saru believe the value of the Bok trademark is around R1bn.

  • Comment 90, posted at 19.11.08 07:47:37 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 90) :

    Well done Luke. You are a hero to millions of South Africans.

  • Comment 91, posted at 19.11.08 07:49:28 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 90) :

    Is Luke going to be playing for the All Blacks or Munster? 👿

  • Comment 92, posted at 19.11.08 07:59:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 91) :

    Also the scurge of Millions of others.

    Just a pity he is to kak to even make the WP side (note I said WP and not Stormers)

    In that light let me just say that I am also available to play for the Boks OR South Africa.

  • Comment 93, posted at 19.11.08 08:02:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 93) : Nope, He’ll play for the Protea Boks!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 94, posted at 19.11.08 08:04:03 by wpw Reply
  • Man that was a good close one. Hats off to Munster. I was ready to start coining phrases like “Munster guts” and “Munster balls” for someone / team that digs deep.

  • Comment 95, posted at 19.11.08 08:35:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I think that Lukas has worked out that the best way to really get the Bok supporters to abandon their love for the symbol is for him to now embrace the Bok and be seen in a Bok jersey. It will causes masses of Bok jersey owners to turf their jerseys, either that or they will physically remove it from the little guys body, thread by thread.

  • Comment 96, posted at 19.11.08 08:40:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : Amen

  • Comment 97, posted at 19.11.08 08:46:56 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 97) :
    Funny, when I read that comment I wanted to post the exact comment that you just had. Amen.

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.11.08 08:51:53 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Salmonoid the Subtle
  • I think it’s important that Luke gets another shot at playing the Bo jersey.

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.11.08 08:56:58 by klempie Reply
  • Bok *

  • Comment 100, posted at 19.11.08 08:57:17 by klempie Reply
  • OK the awkwards silence is deafening…I just meant so I could delight in him getting booed when he comes off the bench. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 101, posted at 19.11.08 09:18:24 by klempie Reply
  • Klempie, I read #99 as you would like to see him getting shot while wearing a Bok jersey.

  • Comment 102, posted at 19.11.08 09:40:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 101) : Dude, get with the program…

    He will start for the Boks cos he will be captain… 😯 😯

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.11.08 09:51:15 by wpw Reply
  • I guess all those ‘huge’ contracts OS didn’t material for old Luke… shame… Vodacom Cup doesn’t pay nearly as well…

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.11.08 09:55:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • materialise …

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.11.08 09:55:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • haven’t we already wasted enough screen inches discussing a talentless wannabe whose only notable asset is his yapper?

  • Comment 106, posted at 19.11.08 09:58:21 by robdylan Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 103) :


    You have posting rights, why don’t you post an article instead of F%^&ing up my Munster thread? :grrrr: 👿 🙂

  • Comment 107, posted at 19.11.08 09:59:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 102) : hehe

  • Comment 108, posted at 19.11.08 10:05:16 by klempie Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 107) : 😉 🙄

    Sorry dude… remove if need be…

  • Comment 109, posted at 19.11.08 10:06:34 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 106) : Politics and sport…politics and sport… 😉

  • Comment 110, posted at 19.11.08 10:19:28 by klempie Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 102) : Sammy, what river mouth is that? It looks familiar. Kosi Bay?

  • Comment 111, posted at 19.11.08 10:20:19 by klempie Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 110) : warning – Rob has NO sense of humour whatsoever today.

  • Comment 112, posted at 19.11.08 10:35:18 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 112) : 😯

  • Comment 113, posted at 19.11.08 10:56:53 by klempie Reply

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