EXPOSED: Munster, Ireland’s illegal tactic

Almost all Irish teams, including Munster, use the “canon arm” tactic which has been highlighted by SuperSport’s elite panel during their Final Whistle show.

Former top coach turned analyst for TV, Swys de Bruin, brought his concerns with the “canon arm”.

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Munster used it to beat the Stormers

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The on the ground tactic is emplyed by the likes of Ulster, Munster and Leinster and was used in the Vodacom United Rugby Championships including the final where Munster shocked the Stormers to claim their first title win.

De Bruin and Nick Mallett were particularly concerned by the tactic as it poses a safety risk as well as breaking the fundamental laws of the game – you cannot play on the ground.

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This past weekend, Munster broke Stormers hearts after scoring a late try to deny the hosts another URC title thanks to a narrow 19-14 victory.

The Stormers will now be bidding farewell to Ernst van Rhyn and captain Steven Kitshoff, while they will be desperate to make some astute recruitments ahead of next season in order to ensure they can once again compete for the URC crown again next season.

Munster use the “canon arm” tactic. Image: SuperSport/Youtube



Other news: Kolbe leaves Toulon

Springbok Rugby World Cup-winning wing Cheslin Kolbe has left Toulon three months before South Africa begin the defence of their title, the French club announced on Monday.

“Rugby Club Toulonnais and Cheslin Kolbe have mutually agreed to release each other from their commitments at the end of the 2022-2023 season. This allows Cheslin Kolbe to commit to a new project from the 2023-2024 season,” said the club in a statement.

Kolbe, who is 29, joined Toulon from Top 14 rivals Toulouse in 2021, and scored six tries in 18 matches this season despite an ankle sprain which sidelined him for a month.

“I would have liked to have stayed at Toulon, but the financial constraints on clubs and injuries made things difficult,” Kolbe said on the club website.