When we beat munster at thomond they were certainly booing the decisions a lot but not sure if they then stopped for the actual kicks. I think it's fair enough to boo the decision but then shut up for the kick, so if that's what they were doing then fair enough. can't say I cam actually remember now. they're certainly normally much quieter than the stoop, especially the brats in the south stand
I was at Thomond Park (what a day that was !) but the memory plays tricks so I've been back to review the match on Sky+.
Quins had 6 kicks that day - 2 conversions + 4 penalties (2 each from NEv & Rory)
There was "cathedral like" silence for the first 5 kicks with the exception of the usual few "comedians" who call out just before the kicker strikes the ball. For Rory's 2nd penalty mid-way through the 2nd half there were general murmurings within the crowd as he took the kick - probably due to frustration with how the game was going from a Munster perspective.
Another factor is that Rory's kicking routine is faster than NEv's and he took the kick quickly as it was in front of the posts so the Munster crowd had less time than usual to settle into their silent routine !
I think I've posted this before but it's worth repeating. I was sat very close to Gonzo's parents who were on a European trip. As NEv lined up one of his 1st half penalties, Gonzo trotted back to take up his position by the touchline. Gonzo's dad jumped up, waved his arms and shouted "Hey Gonzalo !" ... it was amazing to hear 20,000+ Munster supporters go ... "Ssshhhhh" in unison.
Great day !!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2012 14:44 by baggie.