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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #65650 by connachta
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Connacht Matchday Squad:
(15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Darragh Leader, Tom Farrell, Bundee Aki, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade, (1-8) Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Gavin Thornbury, Paul Boyle, Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler (Capt).
Replacements (16-23): Shane Delahunt, Matthew Burke, Conor Carey, James Cannon, Robin Copeland, Kieran Marmion, Tom Daly, Cian Kelleher.
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1 week 5 days ago #65651 by connachta
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Very very happy with that team.
Heffernan, Boyle and Blade to start in particular, I think it's the right calls
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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #65652 by connachta
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1 week 5 days ago #65654 by pinky
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Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Jason Harries; Gareth Anscombe (capt.), Tomos Williams; Rhys Gill, Ethan Lewis, Dillon Lewis, George Earle, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Seb Davies

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Carre, Dmitri Arhip, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Botham, Lloyd Williams, Jarrod Evans, Garyn Smith

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1 week 5 days ago #65655 by salmson
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Anscombe at 10 is worrying (think he's wasted at 15 at this level) but our tight five should pulverise theirs.

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1 week 5 days ago #65657 by Accidentally Onside
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Need to starve that backline of good possession.
They look very strong from 9-15 but we need to lay into that pack.

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1 week 5 days ago #65658 by sea_point
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Is Godwin injured or something?
For me we were desperately missing Roux up front, and Godwin out in the backs last week, and I'd have him in the squad ahead Daly or Robb he's more versatile than either.
And adds a bit of x-factor to the midfield. We saw last week that a solid first up defence can nullify our attacking options when he isn't involved.

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1 week 5 days ago #65659 by Bazzo
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Yep, out with a thigh injury. I'd be a lot less nervous if we had Bealham, Roux and him all available.

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1 week 5 days ago #65660 by phatguerilla
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think someone asked last week who's covering 10? same question this week, perhaps this is why Marmion is on the bench? Someone mentioned Leader, I think he covered 10 against toulouse at one point after ronaldson got injured but not sure Friend would know/depend on that?

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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #65661 by pinky
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Ospreys have the bonus point in the bag already so should keep their hopes alive.
Bring money tomorrow, ye'll have to buy yer own pints :-(

EDIT: Well none of those went our way. On the plus side, we know where we're going if we win (Ravenhill), and as connachta says, if we finish fourth, we're guaranteed to be at home for the playoff (barring some unlikely results including Edinburgh going nuts in Scotstoun, etc.)

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1 week 5 days ago #65662 by EnricoPalazzo
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pinky wrote:

connachta wrote: Yeah, Clear.
Except Edinburgh. I'd like to get rid of the idea of an away play-off as soon as Friday...


It would be nice to have that certainty I suppose. But I think as long as they don't get a TBP we should be OK. We'd still be a point ahead going into the last game with superior points difference, so they'd need 2 points away to Glasgow.

I put a euro on the accumulator above at six hundred and seventy five thousand to one, so if they all come in, I will be buying the drinks (and probably a charter flight to Treviso).


Well that was a euro wasted!
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1 week 5 days ago #65663 by connachta
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It's done. Home play-off at worst. We're closer to Champions Cup than ever guys!!!

In theory we could have an away play-off. If we waste 68 points of goalavarage. Won't happen

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1 week 5 days ago #65664 by Caltra
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with such a huge game tomorrow was it wise to announce yesterday the players that will be leaving the squad next season, you would imagine that you needed a tight knit group before a big game like this so why announce the players who are leaving. , just thought it strange

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1 week 5 days ago #65666 by Accidentally Onside
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The players would know who was leaving, it's traditional to announce exiting players before the last home game of the season so the crowd can show their appreciation.

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1 week 5 days ago #65667 by Bazzo
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connachta wrote: It's done. Home play-off at worst. We're closer to Champions Cup than ever guys!!!

In theory we could have an away play-off. If we waste 68 points of goalavarage. Won't happen


Not really at worst. Worst case scenario sees us drop to 5th and get no playoff.
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1 week 5 days ago #65668 by connachta
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that's true. Unlikely too, but true

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