Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)

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2 weeks 5 hours ago #58670 by sligsup
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Here is the Connacht squad update for Saturday. Plain to see rushing Heenan and McKeon back backfired big time.

www.connachtrugby.ie/squad-update-issues...of-zebra-v-connacht/

Eoin McKeon injured his hamstring versus Cardiff and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

Jake Heenan injured his shoulder versus Cardiff and is awaiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of the injury.


I assume it will be a BR of Masterson MUl and Duwai. Is Boyle ready to step up to the plate I wonder?

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2 weeks 5 hours ago - 2 weeks 5 hours ago #58672 by Bazzo
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Himself or Harley Fox had better be I suppose. At least the three fit senior players we have are versatile enough that it doesn't matter what position of back row comes on the the bench, whoever the coaches reckon is the most ready will do.

Edit: or maybe we'll see the once off Dillane blindside experiment that never panned out given another go...
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2 weeks 5 hours ago #58674 by chops123
chops123 replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
Find it strange we're not signing someone from other provinces (Leinster back ups especially) on short term loan like we did we crosbie/McCabe previously to cover Back Row

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2 weeks 4 hours ago #58675 by Mark Mostyn
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chops123 wrote: Find it strange we're not signing someone from other provinces (Leinster back ups especially) on short term loan like we did we crosbie/McCabe previously to cover Back Row


Especially with Timmins sitting on his hands at Leinster. Hopefully it means the coaches think one of the young lads are ready to step up.

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2 weeks 4 hours ago #58676 by Decadence
Decadence replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
Short term loans have a habit of becoming long term, Roux and Cooney moving permanently to Connacht a few years back probably left a bad taste in Leinster mouths

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2 weeks 1 hour ago - 2 weeks 1 hour ago #58677 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
McKeon/Heenan were involded straight in when they were announced back to training.
Should be the same for Connolly this week, as n°20.
Butler is very near a return.
If Heenan is not out after new year, no need for a loan...
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2 weeks 1 hour ago #58678 by sligsup
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connachta wrote: McKeon/Heenan were involded straight in when they were announced back to training.
Should be the same for Connolly this week, as n°20.
Butler is very near a return.
If Heenan is not out after new year, no need for a loan...


Is that not more of a reason not for him to be involved given what happened to Heenan and mckeon
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2 weeks 1 hour ago - 2 weeks 1 hour ago #58679 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
it's a reason to give him proper warn-up and reasonable gametime, as 20 and not as starter :)
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1 week 4 days ago #58695 by pinky
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Connacht Women are playing Munster in the Sportsground at 2.30, so should be able to get most of that if you watch the Zebre game in Rabbitt's and head up after.

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1 week 4 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #58696 by connachta
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www.connachtrugby.ie/pita-ahki-named-in-...or-clash-with-zebre/

except Niyi out, it's the perfect team IMO
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1 week 4 days ago #58698 by Podge57
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Ciaran Gaffney on bench for Zebre
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1 week 4 days ago #58699 by Newname
Newname replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
What's the story with McCartney, he hasn't featured over the last few games, and didn't see anything about being injured.

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1 week 4 days ago #58700 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
Main issue will be all those Italian internationals back.
2 points in Cardiff were not that bad in the condition we take 5 tomorrow (4 at the very least).
Hard to target with : Referee: George Clancy

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1 week 4 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #58701 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)

Newname wrote: What's the story with McCartney, he hasn't featured over the last few games, and didn't see anything about being injured.


Only 3 possiblities :

1) he has family issues in N-Z
2) Keane trusts Delahunt/Heff (I woudn't be bothered)
3) He is kept fresh because K.K targets mainly Europe to qualify. (but in this case why not resting Buckly for example)
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1 week 4 days ago #58702 by Mark Mostyn
Mark Mostyn replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
Dawai clearly not rated at all, looks like he's the last choice senior backrow.

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1 week 4 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #58703 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)
Maybe he's clearly going and Keane wants to build the squad for the future.. We'll see that if Butler/Connolly/McKeon are prefered to Heenan (if the latter comes back from injury)
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