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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56787 by Mark Mostyn
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Squad update: www.connachtrugby.ie/squad-update-ahead-...paign=Squad%20Update

Looks like Butler might start against Glasgow.

It'll be interesting to see will Mitchell or McKeon get the 21 shirt while Blade is out.

With Niyi out Kelleher gets the chance to nail down a starting spot. Wonder will Scholes or Leader replace O'Halloran at fullback.
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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56788 by MulMan
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A lot more injuries than you'd like to be starting the season with, especially with such a tough opener. With any luck it'll give the chance to a few new faces to put their hands up straight away.
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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56789 by connachta
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Mark Mostyn wrote: Squad update: www.connachtrugby.ie/squad-update-ahead-...paign=Squad%20Update

Looks like Butler might start against Glasgow.

It'll be interesting to see will Mitchell or McKeon get the 21 shirt while Blade is out.

With Niyi out Kelleher gets the chance to nail down a starting spot. Wonder will Scholes or Leader replace O'Halloran at fullback.


99% agree
not the least worried about SHs, and Kelleher/Scholes/Butler can put Glasgow's defence on fire as much as the counterparts.
Happy with this update compared to last season list in the same (shameful) game
the 1% doubt is about Cian/Rory being FB/winger or the reverse..
Healy/Ili in the mix too
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1 year 1 month ago #56794 by NotoriousJOS
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Does anyone know whether Tom McCartney trained with Ireland this week?

His eligibility time frame, as far as I remember, is the same as Aki's.
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1 year 1 month ago #56818 by dobby
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MulMan wrote: A lot more injuries than you'd like to be starting the season with, especially with such a tough opener. With any luck it'll give the chance to a few new faces to put their hands up straight away.

I have this feeling of deja vous. Robb, Farrell, TOH, Niyi. So before we start our new season we are down to the skeleton cupboard again. It was the exact same last year. It would wreck your head. You are there figuring this year will be different and instead its another litany of injuries. Mamamia

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1 year 1 month ago #56820 by Magpie
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dobby wrote:

MulMan wrote: A lot more injuries than you'd like to be starting the season with, especially with such a tough opener. With any luck it'll give the chance to a few new faces to put their hands up straight away.

I have this feeling of deja vous. Robb, Farrell, TOH, Niyi. So before we start our new season we are down to the skeleton cupboard again. It was the exact same last year. It would wreck your head. You are there figuring this year will be different and instead its another litany of injuries. Mamamia


Jeebas wept, the season hasn't even started.

Munster had 9 players on the treatment table, we have 8.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56822 by dobby
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Magpie wrote:

dobby wrote:

MulMan wrote: A lot more injuries than you'd like to be starting the season with, especially with such a tough opener. With any luck it'll give the chance to a few new faces to put their hands up straight away.

I have this feeling of deja vous. Robb, Farrell, TOH, Niyi. So before we start our new season we are down to the skeleton cupboard again. It was the exact same last year. It would wreck your head. You are there figuring this year will be different and instead its another litany of injuries. Mamamia


Jeebas wept, the season hasn't even started.

Munster had 9 players on the treatment table, we have 8.


A simple test of faith I figure. Belief is the key. If I remember Jeebus has been there
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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56825 by connachta
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We're absolutely not in the same situation as last season
simple example we played Glasgow opening game with Stevenson and Qualter, we will play with Dillane Browne, maybe Roux

FFS for now, except TOH, everybody in our main 23 are available to face the 1st South-African province in our history mid september
fingers crossed, yes
but happy times for now

BTW dobby : you'd be better saying "déja-vu" not "deja vous" ;)
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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #56826 by dobby
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connachta wrote: We're absolutely not in the same situation as last season
simple example we played Glasgow opening game with Stevenson and Qualter, we will play with Dillane Browne, maybe Roux

FFS for now, except TOH, everybody in our main 23 are available to face the 1st South-African province in our history mid september
fingers crossed, yes
but happy times for now

BTW dobby : you'd be better saying "déja-vu" not "deja vous" ;)


I apologize connachta, but I am tending for God, the divine arbiter, who has decided our future., as a primary issue. Personally I am beginning to dislike this dude
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1 year 3 weeks ago #56977 by sligsup
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1 year 3 weeks ago #56979 by Cathalsmart
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Delighted to here this! We're building a nice little team quietly, sign up Rey Lee-Lo next and we are going to be up there!!!

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1 year 3 weeks ago #56984 by chops123
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Cathalsmart wrote: Delighted to here this! We're building a nice little team quietly, sign up Rey Lee-Lo next and we are going to be up there!!!



By any chance would this Rey Lee-Lo be the @new centre that was sitting on the bench in jeans and a snapback for the bristol game?

Or can anyone identify him?.. build like bundee/.back row but i heard in the clan hes the new unannounced centre signing

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1 year 3 weeks ago #56985 by sportsnewsireland
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He refused an offer three weeks ago unless he has had a change of heart or connacht came back with a better offer.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #56988 by FACECUTTR
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Excellent news. Front row is stocked well now unlike years before. Hopefully he gets here soon. It didn't say that's the end of recruitment so I'd expect 1 more to arrive.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #56992 by Cathalsmart
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Id love it if I tell was him, a quality player! I didn't see him at all so can't judge for myself but based on the description my pessimistic view would be that it could be Dawai who is only 1.81. Hopefully it isn't him though and if it isn't it probably is a new signing.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #56993 by Cathalsmart
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Let's not forget we are waiting for the great secret in the world to be revealed...the signing of Jordan Conroy.

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