A good percentage of supporters won’t have seen Munster’s 19-9 Magners League final win over Leinster as a good thing, but really it is a great thing for Irish rugby.
Despite relying on foreigners to open the scoring their were strong performances from your Munstermen looking for a place in the Irish setup in World Cup year.
Felix Jones justified his selection showing a different style to Rob Kearney who is expected to be the natural selection. Conor Murray has staved off Peter Stringer for the Munster number 9 shirt since O’Leary was ruled out through injuries and put in a solid performance.
Murray probably won’t get much playing time in New Zealand with O’Leary, Murray, Reddan and Boss all looking for spaces it would be no surprise if Pete Stringer wasn’t picked.
Add these Munster youngsters in wiht the Leinster names you’re already familiar with (Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Jonathan Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus McFadden) and you have to say Ireland have a bright future!