Tag Archive | Rhys Patchell

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22  – Scarlets: 46

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22 – Scarlets: 46

The emphatic nature of this defeat hurts as the defence which has been a cornerstone of so many great results this season was breached six times.  Sometimes things just don’t go your way, with turnovers conceded, some poor kicking and handling.  The physical and emotional efforts of the long season took their toll on Munster who did […]

“A new dawn, a new day…”: Scarlets: 13 – Munster: 23

“A new dawn, a new day…”: Scarlets: 13 – Munster: 23

“Thou shalt not pass”!!  The Munster defence was impressive throughout, pushing the attack back again and again, while their superior scrummaging and terrorising of the Scarlets lineout especially in the crucial final quarter of the game were the cornerstones of this “unexpected” victory.  Munster had failed to win in Llanelli since April 2011; there were 11 internationals […]

What’s that coming over the hill?

What’s that coming over the hill?

“Is it a monster? Is it a monster?” It’s definitely not the evergreen Donncha O’Callaghan showing any signs of being over the hill!  Captain for the night Donncha may not be as fresh-faced as he was in the program below from 2003 but he showed he still has a lot to contribute.  Also seen coming over the […]