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3 months 2 weeks ago #59502 by Podge57
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Injury Updates in advance of Worcester game released

www.connachtrugby.ie/squad-update-ahead-of-worcester/
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3 months 2 weeks ago #59504 by salmson
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So it looks like no new injuries to any nail-on starting XV players at least.

What are peoples' thoughts on...
1) Coulson v. McCabe
2) McCartney v. Delahunt
6) Masterson v. Gallagher
8) Masterson v. Muldoon
14) Adeolokun v. Leader v. Kelleher ?

(I'm assuming Bealham, Roux, Dillane, Butler, Marmion, Carty, Farrell, Aki, Healy & TOH are nailed on starters)
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3 months 2 weeks ago #59505 by pinky
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No TV for this game in case anyone is wondering.
Is it on GBFM?

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #59506 by salmson
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pinky wrote: No TV for this game in case anyone is wondering.
Is it on GBFM?


Nothing on the site, but Rob and the Craggy Boys (that'd be a good name for a country band) were talking on the podcast about how they're doing the Worcester game in a day trip, so I'd be hugely surprised if they aren't covering it.

Edit: yes it's being covered, just got confirmation from Can't-Grow-A-Tache-Craggy.
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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #59507 by Podge57
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Worcester update

Press Conference Notes
Warriors Head Coach Carl Hogg spoke to the media today ahead of Saturday’s European Challenge Cup clash with Connacht Rugby at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

Here’s what he had to say:

Friday’s loss to Bath was disappointing. We lost out in collisions and physicality and we weren’t at the levels we expect of ourselves.
This week we’ll be looking for a reaction from the players and every one of them wants to get back out there.
We can qualify for the knockout stages of European Challenge Cup and we need to win our home games.
Connacht won the Pro12 quite recently, they like to hold the ball and apply pressure so they’ll be tough.
European competition lets us to take a step away from the Premiership and allows us to look at different aspects and expand.
This week is a big opportunity and it’s about how we react.
Anton Bresler isn’t registered for Europe but we’ll look to get him involved during the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Huw Taylor (Moving to Dragons) came through the ranks and has been on the fringes in recent seasons but we have lots of competition in the back row with international-class players.
Every player wants to play first-team rugby. Huw’s sought a different pathway and we wish him well and hopefully he becomes successful.
Nick Schonert (ankle) is still out for approximately 4-6 weeks, while Ben Te’o (ankle) is approximately four weeks from a return.
Jonny Arr (concussion) is approximately five weeks away, Wynand Olivier (hamstring) is approximately six weeks away and Dewald Potgieter (knee) is expected back in February.

warriors.co.uk/2018/01/09/press-conference-notes-09-01/
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3 months 2 weeks ago #59508 by connachta
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salmson wrote: So it looks like no new injuries to any nail-on starting XV players at least.

What are peoples' thoughts on...
1) Coulson v. McCabe
2) McCartney v. Delahunt
6) Masterson v. Gallagher
8) Masterson v. Muldoon
14) Adeolokun v. Leader v. Kelleher ?

(I'm assuming Bealham, Roux, Dillane, Butler, Marmion, Carty, Farrell, Aki, Healy & TOH are nailed on starters)


You took the words right out from my mouth...

My choices would be
1) Coulson
2) McCartney
6) Gallagher
8) Masterson
14) Leader (Niyi sat out on the training pics)

I'd add (my choice 1st)

19) Thornbury or Gallagher
20) Connolly or Dawai or Muldoon
21) Mitchell or Blade


And I'd say there's an outside chance Carey (who did so well vs Kilcoyne) will be prefered to Finlay
But a bigger chance to see Ronaldson in with Carty benching (he played every game since October, needs a partial rest, he may not have the stamina to play an hour vs such a physical team)

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3 months 1 week ago #59511 by dobby
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connachta wrote:

salmson wrote: So it looks like no new injuries to any nail-on starting XV players at least.

What are peoples' thoughts on...
1) Coulson v. McCabe
2) McCartney v. Delahunt
6) Masterson v. Gallagher
8) Masterson v. Muldoon
14) Adeolokun v. Leader v. Kelleher ?

(I'm assuming Bealham, Roux, Dillane, Butler, Marmion, Carty, Farrell, Aki, Healy & TOH are nailed on starters)


You took the words right out from my mouth...

My choices would be
1) Coulson
2) McCartney
6) Gallagher
8) Masterson
14) Leader (Niyi sat out on the training pics)

I'd add (my choice 1st)

19) Thornbury or Gallagher
20) Connolly or Dawai or Muldoon
21) Mitchell or Blade


And I'd say there's an outside chance Carey (who did so well vs Kilcoyne) will be prefered to Finlay
But a bigger chance to see Ronaldson in with Carty benching (he played every game since October, needs a partial rest, he may not have the stamina to play an hour vs such a physical team)

What i said poorly in the connacht munster thread is that the team has to be refreshed from time to time. You cant batter the same players every time. So i suppose it was poor team selection than anything that grated on me. Darragh will always be fine at FB, Stacey will be fine on the wing, why not Ronaldson at 10, rest John, give Dave a chance at hooker. You cannot continue to play the same team to death

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3 months 1 week ago #59513 by chops123
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Personally expecting Deegan to have some involvement in this, if not its surely a clear sign he is doing F all to impress coaches,
From man of the match in France to playing Eagles doesnt say much about their believe in him
and as far as im aware i dont remember seeing him appear in an injury report since Oyonnax away.

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #59517 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Worcester v Connacht Sat January 13th @3pm

dobby wrote:

connachta wrote:

salmson wrote: So it looks like no new injuries to any nail-on starting XV players at least.

What are peoples' thoughts on...
1) Coulson v. McCabe
2) McCartney v. Delahunt
6) Masterson v. Gallagher
8) Masterson v. Muldoon
14) Adeolokun v. Leader v. Kelleher ?

(I'm assuming Bealham, Roux, Dillane, Butler, Marmion, Carty, Farrell, Aki, Healy & TOH are nailed on starters)


You took the words right out from my mouth...

My choices would be
1) Coulson
2) McCartney
6) Gallagher
8) Masterson
14) Leader (Niyi sat out on the training pics)

I'd add (my choice 1st)

19) Thornbury or Gallagher
20) Connolly or Dawai or Muldoon
21) Mitchell or Blade


And I'd say there's an outside chance Carey (who did so well vs Kilcoyne) will be prefered to Finlay
But a bigger chance to see Ronaldson in with Carty benching (he played every game since October, needs a partial rest, he may not have the stamina to play an hour vs such a physical team)

What i said poorly in the connacht munster thread is that the team has to be refreshed from time to time. You cant batter the same players every time. So i suppose it was poor team selection than anything that grated on me. Darragh will always be fine at FB, Stacey will be fine on the wing, why not Ronaldson at 10, rest John, give Dave a chance at hooker. You cannot continue to play the same team to death


Oyonnax game is when we rotate. Not for the most crucial game in our season (until the final maybe :P )
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3 months 1 week ago #59518 by sea_point
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It'll be the strongest available team out at Worcester, we've boxed ourselves in as regards Champions Cup qualification from the Pro14 so need to win the group this weekend and in a position to chase a BP from the game..

If we put Worcester to the sword this weekend, Oyonnax will send a side equipped just to fulfil the final match, one that even an Eagles side (at home) should be able to beat...

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3 months 1 week ago #59519 by connachta
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Sadly Worcester, in the end, will go close to full-strengh ("the team will be close to the one who faced Bath")

It will be tough, tough, tough

Though we have to remember their 3 best players (Te'o, Schonert, and Lance) are all out, and the 4th one, Spencer, is uncertain

Let's do this!!!!!!!!!!
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3 months 1 week ago #59520 by Mark Mostyn
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sea_point wrote: It'll be the strongest available team out at Worcester, we've boxed ourselves in as regards Champions Cup qualification from the Pro14 so need to win the group this weekend and in a position to chase a BP from the game..

If we put Worcester to the sword this weekend, Oyonnax will send a side equipped just to fulfil the final match, one that even an Eagles side (at home) should be able to beat...


There are people in this site much better at figuring out permutations than me, but isn’t there a chance the difference between getting a bonus point and not against Oyonnax will be significant?

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3 months 1 week ago #59521 by connachta
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It's very very unlikely we don't.
Oyonnax are last of top14. They'll send their Academy

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3 months 1 week ago #59524 by daveydavey
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Either of Mccabe or Coulson will be fine, they both playing really well. Bealham will start.
Hard to know at hooker, Mccartney back to his best so he might get the nod, Im sure Delahunt will be involved at some time, Heff is behind these 2 at the moment

Id like to see Ronaldson get some game time but Id say he'll go with Carty who lets not forget has been excellent lately
Deegan was lucky to get MOTM in Geneva, his all round game is not up to this level

Id say he''ll stick with Masterson & Muldoon, Gallagher on the bench.

Id go with Kelleher

TOH @15 even tho Leader is really pushing him now

So for me its;
1McCabe2Mccartney3Bealham
4Dillane5Roux6Mul7Butler8Masterson
9Marmion10Carty
11Healy12Farrell13Bundee14Kelleher15TOH
16Delahunt17Coulson18Carey19Gallagher20Dawai21Mitchell22Ronaldson23Leader

Adeolukun,Akhi, Griffin other options on bench, Connolly if he's fit

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3 months 1 week ago #59557 by Sol_ie
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Connacht team:

(15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Darragh Leader, Bundee Aki, Tom Farrell, Niyi Adeolokun, Craig Ronaldson, Kieran Marmion, (1-8) Peter McCabe, Dave Heffernan, Conor Carey, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux, Eoghan Masterson, Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon (Capt)

Replacements (16-23): Shane Delahunt, Denis Coulson, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Gavin Thornbury, Naulia Dawai, Caolin Blade, Eoin Griffin, Cian Kelleher.

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3 months 1 week ago #59558 by connachta
connachta replied to the topic: Worcester v Connacht Sat January 13th @3pm
Hope McCoy can step up. Carey won't last 80.

Very worried worcester put their full-team and we don't

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