Connacht v. Bordeaux - 13th October - 3.00 p.m. KO

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2 months 4 days ago #63395 by Sol_ie
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Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Saturday, when Connacht Rugby take on Bordeaux in the first round of the Challenge Cup! Usual Clan Interview in the Clan Bar post game!

We are meeting some members of the travelling Bordeaux supporters in Clan HQ, Murty Rabbitts, before the match. If you're interested then head over to the Clan Forum to register your interest: http://www.connachtclan.com/clan-forum/members-area/29245-bordeaux-fans-schoolnight-pint-and-a-spot-of-lunch#63387

This  will be your last chance to pick up your Supporters pack in person, either in the Clan Bar pre-game or after the interview!If you can't make it, no need to worry, it will be automatically posted to you in the coming weeks. 

 

 


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2 months 3 days ago #63412 by damiengmullen
Replied by damiengmullen on topic Connacht v. Bordeaux - 13th October - 3.00 p.m. KO
Hello again.
I still have one spare ticket which I am selling for the @connachtrugby v @Bordeaux @epcrugby @ERChallengeCup match on October 13th. The ticket is for the @GrantThornton Stand. The Face Value is €40 But I am selling for €25.
I will be in Murty Rabbit's this Saturday to hand over the ticket to the buyer.

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2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 2 days ago #63422 by pinky
(15-9) Cian Kelleher, Niyi Adeolokun, Eoin Griffin, Bundee Aki, Kyle Godwin, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade, [1-8] Peter McCabe, Shane Delahunt, Conor Carey, James Cannon, Quinn Roux, Jarrad Butler (c), Colby Fainga’a, Robin Copeland.

Replacements (16-23): Tom McCartney, Conán O’Donnell, Finlay Bealham, Joe Maksymiw, James Connolly, Conor McKeon, Conor Fitzgerald, Colm De Buitléar.

Godwin on the wing is an interesting one ...

Bordeaux side: www.ubbrugby.com/ubb/actualite/6694-la-c...ace-au-connacht.html

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2 months 2 days ago #63424 by salmson
FFS 4 hookers in the UBB 23. The weather probably won't co-operate, but they deserve to have a proper score put up on them.

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2 months 2 days ago #63425 by BeardySi
No TV coverage of this one?

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2 months 2 days ago #63426 by Betty Swallocks
Replied by Betty Swallocks on topic Connacht v. Bordeaux - 13th October - 3.00 p.m. KO
Horwitz not fit is disappointing. This would be a perfect place for him to start and give Jack Carty a break. I would've started James Connolly, giving Jarrad a break and making Copeland captain.

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2 months 2 days ago #63427 by salmson

salmson wrote: FFS 4 hookers in the UBB 23. The weather probably won't co-operate, but they deserve to have a proper score put up on them.


Both packs heavily rotated: theirs has 10 starts between them over the first 7 rounds of the Top 14; ours has 12 over 6 rounds. Our backs have collectively more starts this season (23) than the whole UBB team (22). The four hookers thing really gives the game away though.
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2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 2 days ago #63428 by pinky
Are they definitely all hookers or is that just what the EPCR site calls them?
They have Finlay as a LH, Tom as a TH and Conor Mc as a 10.

EDIT: Actually, based on both EPCR and UBBs listings, there are four props and two hookers.
Explain yourself salmson, you can't just randomly accuse people of being hookers! :-)

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2 months 2 days ago #63429 by neill_m

BeardySi wrote: No TV coverage of this one?


BT Sport appear to be focusing on the Heineken Cup certainly for the group stages. No Challenge Cup pool games listed to be shown live.

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2 months 2 days ago #63430 by theCulk
So much for squad depth. We've our new center on the wing

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2 months 2 days ago #63432 by sligsup

theCulk wrote: So much for squad depth. We've our new center on the wing


I would have expected leader to come into the mix
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2 months 2 days ago #63433 by salmson

pinky wrote: Explain yourself salmson, you can't just randomly accuse people of being hookers! :-)


Maynardier starts at hooker, Dufour backs him up, but numbers 20 (Lamothe, 1 start at hooker for UBB) and 23 (Pelissie - 18 UBB starts & ~50 before that for Aurillac) are also hookers. The four lads are marked as talonneurs on the UBB website, and rugby journo Paul Eddison is having a go on Twitter too.

J'accuse, UBB! J'accuse!
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2 months 2 days ago #63435 by pinky
I withdraw my defamatory allegation of defamatory allegation (without prejudice or admission of liability).
I thought you meant the replacement props were all hookers, but it's much worse than that!
I assume UBB just didn't get the memo about the move to unlimited squads. Surely they have lads in their espoirs that they could have included who would do a much better job on the wing than their fifth choice hooker.

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2 months 2 days ago #63436 by connachta
We will win. in all likelyhood, to be careful.
Main question is : Why Griffin instead of Leader?
And more crucial : Sale going full-strenght in Perpignan, will they rotate a bit next week to prepare their domestic league?

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2 months 2 days ago #63437 by salmson

connachta wrote: Sale going full-strenght in Perpignan, will they rotate a bit next week to prepare their domestic league?


Sale don't have a league game until November 17 (the not-Anglo-Welsh Cup kicks off straight after Europe) so they may be fully loaded against us.

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2 months 2 days ago #63441 by MulMan
In fairness to Bourdeaux we went over to Newcastle with Heff at 20 and nobody at all at 23 a few years back, I know that was due to severe injuries; but should we give them the benefit of the doubt or is that too kind. There are some of their big names in the squad.

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