Opposition View: Munster

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This week’s Opposition View comes courtesy of Tom at Munster Rugby blog site ‘Three Red Kings’ (www.threeredkings.com). Get his thoughts on what has been a dream season for the Irish province so far, as well as the view of Cardiff from over there, enjoy!

How has your season gone so far overall?

Munster are 3rd in the Pro12; W 13  L 2  PF 392  PA 204  TF 49  TA 21  TBP 6  LBP 1 Pts 59

Brilliant. Beyond all expectations, really, and if we get a home Pro12 semi final and beat Toulouse in April, it’ll be dreamland stuff.

There’s been plenty to celebrate for Munster this season


What has been the high point?

The performance against Glasgow in Thomond Park. Given everything that came before, and how unfancied we were before kick-off, it was fantastic.

And the low point?

Anthony Foley’s death.

The tributes to Anthony Foley were beautifully touching


Who have been your standout player(s)?

Tyler Bleyendaal. He’s been the major difference in the upturn. Better kicking, better movement, and we’re making better decisions all over the park.

What did you make of our game earlier this year?

Munster 23-24 Cardiff: https://cardiffbluesblog.com/2016/09/09/munster-23-24-cardiff/

Desperate! We were bad pretty much everywhere. Cardiff dominated on the floor, and mopped up our loose kicks with some excellent running.

Tom James was almost unstoppable in Cork that day


What are your thoughts on Cardiff Blues this season?

Up and down. I really feel that with some additions to the tight five, your lot can really make a push for the top 6.

Your prediction for Saturday?

A narrow Munster win.

Thanks again to Tom who can also be found at @threeredkings on Twitter, do check out his excellent blog site, even if you’re not a Munster fan!

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