Munster have for a long time been known for being effective rather than spectacular. When Rassie Erasmus was appointed as their coach, I did raise an eyebrow but when I thought about it it made sense. Erasmus a former Springbok would be likely to coach a pragmatic approach which Munster are likely to be receptive to.
Munster historically have a big strong pack and have a fly-half that dictates territory with the boot. Recognise this rugby?
Their opponents on the 8th of October 2016 were Leinster. Leinster have long been the Irish team that tries to score tries and plays the game with width and pace. Once again do you recognise this rugby?
Munster spent the opening ten minutes of both halves pounding away at the Leinster defence. Munster scored a try from a driving maul while Leinster’s wing and Captain Isa Nacewa scored two tries out wide. Munster over did the pick and go and lost many balls in contact. I recognise this rugby as Domkrag.
Munster boast a South African head coach in Rassie Erasmus, a defence coach in Jacques Nienaber, star player CJ Stander, new signing Jaco Taute and even Kiwi fly-half Tyler Blyendaal has a very Afrikaans surname.
Domkrag is spreading in the water now in the Emerald Isle I just wonder if Munster will allow Rassie Erasmus to climb on the stadium roof and start flashing lights.