Tag Archive | Francis Saili

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

One more day out secured, a date with destiny in this most remarkable, emotional rollercoaster ride of a season.  A certain symmetry to end the Pro12 season as it began, facing the Scarlets.  That opening game and the manner of victory gave us plenty of hope.  Thirty two games later one of the few defeats since […]

Hunger: Munster: 50 – Connacht: 14

Hunger: Munster: 50 – Connacht: 14

With such intense competition for places there was no danger that this “dead rubber” would be a damp squib or a banana skin. Players looking to cement places in the semi-final 23 or to show that they would be ready to step up if opportunity arose brought great hunger and intensity to their performances. Winning […]

Red Army Mobilization: Cardiff Blues: 13 v Munster: 23

Red Army Mobilization: Cardiff Blues: 13 v Munster: 23

Did you hear the Red Army singing?  I’ve been to away games before where the supporters are so dispersed throughout the ground that it can be impossible to get any chanting or singing going, making it difficult to get behind the team and to fulfil our role as the 16th man.  It is a good […]

Another Strong Finish! Ospreys: 23 – Munster: 25

Another Strong Finish! Ospreys: 23 – Munster: 25

Supporting Munster may not always be easy on our nerves or blood pressure but their pride in the jersey, their determination to fight until they hear the bell, their fitness levels, workrate and self-belief make it a rewarding experience.  The four valuable points earned in Swansea restored them to top spot in the Pro12 league.  The famed Munster defense […]

It took everything!  Glasgow: 12 – Munster: 14

It took everything! Glasgow: 12 – Munster: 14

“Whatever it takes” is the motto you see all around Scotstoun, and both teams gave it everything in this engrossing, closely contested, physical encounter.  Defences were severely tested and there was little to separate the sides as they exchanged penalties until a little piece of magic between Zebo, Earls and Saili finally gave Munster the breakthrough to […]

Diehards: Munster: 31 – Scarlets: 15

Diehards: Munster: 31 – Scarlets: 15

So now I know what a relegation playoff feels like!  The last few weeks/months have been tense and it has not been a vintage season but to finish up with two bonus point wins at home and secure the required Top 6 finish is a relief and there are positives to build on for next season.  […]

Fumblin’ with a greasy pill: Treviso: 13 – Munster: 16

Fumblin’ with a greasy pill: Treviso: 13 – Munster: 16

Treviso were aiming to win their third game in a row and weren’t too far away from achieving that.  However, perhaps the most significant result of the weekend in our micro-battle for European Cup qualification came from Galway where, thanks to Connacht not conceding even a losing bonus point to Ospreys, they helped Munster move back […]