Sale v. Connacht - Challenge Cup QF

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4 weeks 19 hours ago #65364 by Newname
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Roux an injury doubt, his style of play would be missed as a counter to their physical game.

www.the42.ie/connacht-sale-challenge-cup...ate-4561225-Mar2019/

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4 weeks 18 hours ago #65365 by Betty Swallocks
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I think Thornbury would be a good deputy. The coach has had his favourites for European games this season and I wonder might we see a team like this?
1 Buckley. 2 McCartney. 3 Bealham. 4 Thornbury. 5 Dillane. 6 McKeon. 7 Connolly. 8 Butler. 9 Marmion. 10 Carty. 11 Healy. 12 Aki. 13 Farrell. 14 Leader. 15 TOH.
16 Delahunt. 17 McCabe. 18 Robertson-McCoy. 19 Cannon. 20 Boyle. 21 Blade. 22 Godwin. 23 S Fitzgerald.

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4 weeks 18 hours ago #65366 by salmson
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I wouldn't say you're far off on most of those selections. Exceptions would be hooker (we have 3 first XV standard lads so who knows who'll play), no. 8 where Butler may not be fit and Boyle would deputise, and 7 where I can't see anyone bar Colby starting, especially if Butler is out.

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4 weeks 12 hours ago #65371 by Sol_ie
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Here we go!! It's Quarter Final time! Connacht take on Sale in this all important European Challenge Cup Quarter Final! 

For those that are travelling, head over to the Clan forum for details of meetups. For those who are not travelling, don't forget to join the Clan in Murty Rabbitts!

 

 


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4 weeks 12 hours ago #65373 by Sol_ie
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Would love to be heading over to this.

Both Sale and ourselves are currently outside the finals for Pro14/Premiership. We're obviously still fighting for Champ Cup place, as are they. Both sides should be gunning for this 100%.

Can't wait!!

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4 weeks 12 hours ago #65374 by Rccu2
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2 spare tickets

Ladies and gents. I’ve had 2 pull out from my group last minute. I have 2 tickets seated together. If anyone hasn’t got their ticket and would like my tickets please email:

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4 weeks 11 hours ago #65375 by Bazzo
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Sol_ie wrote: Would love to be heading over to this.

Both Sale and ourselves are currently outside the finals for Pro14/Premiership. We're obviously still fighting for Champ Cup place, as are they. Both sides should be gunning for this 100%.

Can't wait!!


Ehh.. we are currently in line for a quarter in the league :p
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4 weeks 10 hours ago #65376 by Sol_ie
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FFS, for some reason I keep on thinking it's 1st and 2nd from each conference, the buy to the semis is obviously too complicated for me.

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3 weeks 6 days ago - 3 weeks 6 days ago #65381 by salmson
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12 personnel and 2 positional changes. Only Cannon remains in the pack, but we have 5 internationals in the backline.

www.connachtrugby.ie/bundee-aki-returns-...ter-final-with-sale/

Sale have rested James O'Connor and are starting their backup tight-head, but otherwise they're full bore.
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3 weeks 6 days ago #65382 by Betty Swallocks
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I like the look of our back line, and we have a very impactful bench. This is a very youthful pack, but packed full of potential. Boyler and Thornbury will have to have huge games, and McCabe and McCoy will really have to step up for the 50 mins they'll be on the pack. That plus James Connolly playing for a contract next season could make them competitive!

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3 weeks 6 days ago #65384 by Browser
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Connolly not playing for contract, just pride!

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3 weeks 5 days ago #65390 by Sol_ie
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I can't call this game. We seem to have great momentum behind us, great self belief I hope. That said, missing some lads from last week is a minor worry - even if the starters today are all top quality.

Sale on the other hand are an immense team on paper.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #65391 by MulMan
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Very poor thus far, Masterson is having a stinker. Commentary are saying the sale line has been good I'd have said it's been offside on quite a number of occasions. I still don't understand why we've rested so many, win this and the likelihood is that would get us into the champions cup.
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3 weeks 5 days ago #65392 by Sol_ie
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Not the best half of rugby I've seen from our men so far.

Jacks positional kicking isn't quite spot on. They're definately live to the threat and have men back covering the whole time.

I'm not sure if they have a massive line speed or are cutting it very fine with the offside. It's working for them anyways.

We're defensively a bit suspect out wide.

Gonna be a tough second half.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #65393 by columoc
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Sale on the borderline but our passing is slow and often behind players, losing momentum. Amazing if we turn this around. McGinty kicking is outstanding
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3 weeks 5 days ago #65394 by Betty Swallocks
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And imagine we had to let AJ go to accommodate Marnitz Boshoff!!
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