Munster to close down ‘huge’ Manie

Assistant coach Denis Leamy says Munster have concocted a plan to nullify the specter of DHL Stormers flyhalf Manie Libbok when the groups conflict in Cape City on Saturday.

Libbok has rediscovered his confidence within the highs and lows of serving to the Stormers progress to a second consecutive Vodacom United Rugby Championship remaining.

He scored 23 factors because the defending champions battled to a 43-25 win over Connacht at Cape City Stadium within the semi-finals, and his efficiency got here per week after he helped the Stormers down his former group, the Vodacom Bulls, with a 100% effort from the kicking tee.

The 25-year-old playmaker is the highest scorer within the 2022-23 URC, and voted the Followers’ Participant of the Season, so Munster are cautious of his game-breaking capacity.

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“What a participant! We’ve been watching him intently over the past whereas and he’s such a expertise that boy,” Leamy stated.

“You might simply watch reels of him. Simply his capacity to go, his kick-passing, he’s simply world-class. He can put the ball via a low trajectory and put it via the air rapidly.

“That’s actually particular and he’s such a particular participant is Libbok. He’s the kind of participant that now we have to attempt to take time and area away from him.

“We are going to return to our fundamentals and framework by way of how we need to management the velocity of the ball and the way we nullify him by way of how we defend collectively.

“It’s an enormous activity and he’s undoubtedly a large participant for them. He’s a participant we’ll attempt to curtail via our framework.”

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