Cardiff v Connacht Sat 26th Jan 2019, 17.15 - TG4/S4C

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3 weeks 2 days ago #64670 by Accidentally Onside
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Cardiff have 7 in the Wales squad, most notably Tomas Williams, Garrett anscombe and most of their back row so we'll each be missing similar numbers.

Second row might be a struggle but have viable options in all of the other vacated slots.

Mildly optimistic about this game, the comeback win in France will have been a big boost to the whole squad so think we might sneak a win :woohoo:
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64671 by Sol_ie
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Connacht are back in Pro14 action this weekend when they take on Pro14 conference rivals Cardiff! It's a massive swing game for both teams, with a win potentially pushing Connacht into the top three, but a loss may allow Cardiff to come level with Connacht! All still to play for!


Be sure to join the Clan in HQ, Murty Rabbitts, for what is sure to be a cracking return to Pro14 action. 


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3 weeks 1 day ago #64683 by Accidentally Onside
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No Welsh internationals for Osprey or Scarlet, so we shouldn't be facing any either

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3 weeks 1 day ago #64686 by roberthiggins2308
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Folks may know about this already (from research or previous travel), but just said I'd pop it up here anyway ...

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3 weeks 1 day ago #64689 by ThisYearWillBeDifferent
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Team announced. Only surprise, Thornbury injured, Cillian Gallagher gets first start. Have we seen him from the bench yet?
www.connachtrugby.ie/gallagher-in-for-fi...ence-rivals-cardiff/

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3 weeks 1 day ago #64690 by Wegians89
Gallagher was on the bench in the first game of the season, ended up playing most the match as mckeon went off injured. Gallagher himself suffered form injuries for most the season since then
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3 weeks 1 day ago #64693 by salmson

Wegians89 wrote: Gallagher was on the bench in the first game of the season, ended up playing most the match as mckeon went off injured. Gallagher himself suffered form injuries for most the season since then


Played the last 15 minutes against Munster too.
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3 weeks 19 hours ago #64708 by pinky
Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Owen Lane, Harri Millard, Rey Lee-Lo, Aled Summerhill; Steven Shingler, Lloyd Williams; Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey (capt), Dmitri Arhip, George Earle, Rory Thornton, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Olly Robinson, Nick Williams

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Carré, Scott Andrews, Macauley Cook, James Botham, Lewis Jones, Dan Fish, Willis Halaholo

www.cardiffblues.com/news/10114.php

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"We haven’t liked the wind and rain for about four years now" - John Muldoon 1/1/2015

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2 weeks 6 days ago #64720 by Accidentally Onside
Replied by Accidentally Onside on topic Cardiff v Connacht Sat 26th Jan 2019, 17.15 - TG4/S4C
Awful first half, pitch is a disgrace.
Wind behind us in the second half, we'd better use it well!

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2 weeks 6 days ago #64721 by Fast twitch
Cardiff doing much better kicking against the wind than we did in the first half. Still making silly mistakes. Will be the side that messes up less that wins

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2 weeks 6 days ago #64722 by Fast twitch
Never deserved anything from that match. Ospreys will sleep soundly tonight knowing we won't be putting any pressure on them for the play off places in the conference. Bright performances from the younger players (Gallagher, Boyle, Conor Fitzgerald). Shame the more experienced players lost their heads and left that game behind. What was TOH thinking trying a drop kick from that position? All that was needed was to keep the pressure on Cardiff and a penalty would probably happen judging by how indisciplined they were in the first half. At least we were scoring at Ospreys then lost. Tonight we barely threatened.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #64723 by MulMan
Really feel we left that one behind us, we should have taken the points in the first half when they were down to 13

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2 weeks 6 days ago - 2 weeks 6 days ago #64724 by Decadence
First off all, Fitzgerald’s kicking was extraordinary.

Basic errors at every facet of the game left us unable to build any attacking platform and constantly let them off the hook. Yet again we were unable to use an extra man/men. They really could have scored a lot more.

"Our march is quite slow y'know, when we get to where we want to get to, it's going to take time, but when we get there it's going to be fantastic." - Johnny O'Connor 2013
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2 weeks 6 days ago #64725 by daveydavey
Fitzgerald and Lloyd shud have started, shud have won that, o halloran was terrible

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2 weeks 6 days ago #64726 by connachta
We have to be relieved : playing poorly and have a 4-1 split away vs a rival.
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2 weeks 6 days ago #64727 by Woody
Being relieved is not good enough . As a team we were beyond acceptable . That performance and Ospreys away will come back to haunt us at the end of season and could cost us a Champions Cup spot next year.
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