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Former player Andy Dunne believes that Munster may be suffering from an identity crisis that explains their position in recent club rugby.

Far from the days of Ronan O'Gara-inspired success, it seems that the men in red are suffering from a case of nearlyitis, as they consistently fall short on the biggest stage.

Dunne believes that Munster are in a position where they are suffering from a lack of identity that is leaving them a touch short, even if they are outgunned by other sides.

"I find is frustrating watching them at the moment as they have a stronger personnel than in recent years.

"I would love to see them decide on a style of play. If you think about Munster sides historically that succeeded in Europe, they had a very defined style of play that was territory-driven. ROG would give a tactical masterclass in terms of strategic kicking and territory.

"The great side of 1978 that beat the All Blacks, the praise for Tony Ward  was that the opposition didn't know what he was going to do - the criticism was that his teammates didn't know what he was going to do!

"The great sides that Munster have had, they ran in different ways."

Dunne believes that a choice needs to be made, to save it from being 'vanilla'.

"The team is a bit vanilla and middle ground in how they want to play.

"I never beat Munster, and I always felt squeezed in time and space, and made poor decisions because I felt choked.

"I fear Munster have not quite got that identity.

"They are falling in between two stools in what they want to do."

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