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Join the Connacht Clan this Saturdaywhen Connacht take on conference rivals Ospreys in the Sportsground. With Ospreys being only three points adrift of Connacht, it's all still to play for. Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post-match interview. 

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MulMan replied to the topic: #65161 2 months 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, was down at the game and went home from the coach station I left my hat behind me in the station and their phones aren't answering until Monday morning, if there was anyone that could give a look for me that's passing by it would be massively appreciated. It was the 2017 green beanie. Cheers.
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Mark Mostyn replied to the topic: #65159 2 months 2 weeks ago
I knew watching them warm up that the Ospreys weren't interested, and they proved me right by putting in one of the worst performances you'll ever see. They were incredibly soft, barely won a collision all day. For our part, we were aggressive, disciplined, accurate, and reasonably clinical. Thought the momentum might swing when we gave them an easy five points and then had a try of our own disallowed within the space of five minutes, but they kept running one out and getting smashed on the gainline. Our linespeed and tackling was excellent all day. When they conceded the third try around 35 minutes they finally using pull back passes and deception in midfield and made a bit of hay out wide. We always managed to scramble but I was a little concerned at how much ground they made when they passed more than twice in a phase, even when down a man at times.

Our forwards were excellent to a man, hard to pick a standout, McKeon was excellent on his first (?) game back from injury. They really dominated the Ospreys in the contact area and at the breakdown, as well as displaying lovely hands at times. There was a couple of lineout malfunctions but to be fair conditions were difficult. The scrum struggled in the first half but was dominant in the second. Behind the scrum Godwin did well in one of the easiest games he'll ever play. Robb played like a man looking for a contract, very impressive. I paid special attention to Tom Farrell, he's an excellent player. Does all the little things well in addition to the offloads and linebreaks.

All in all a very enjoyable day, even if the second half was a bit of a wet blanket, although I can't stress enough how bad the Ospreys were.
MulMan replied to the topic: #65157 2 months 2 weeks ago
Hugely positive result and performance, one soft try but defended very Well, finally managed to get a bonus point secured, and some fine performances none more than from our makeshift outhalf hope he will recover from the knock he got.
Caltra replied to the topic: #65151 2 months 2 weeks ago
very wet day out there, it wont be a day for flowing rugby so Goodwin will need to have his boots on as it will be a kicking day with it all about terrority and the hard yards, a day for an outhalf to take control and keep Ospreys on the back foot in the rain.
Big day for Connacht
ThisYearWillBeDifferent replied to the topic: #65149 2 months 2 weeks ago

RogueXV wrote: No way Joe was going to allow Jack to be released for this.

This is true. And now he thinks Carbery might be back for France.
RogueXV replied to the topic: #65145 2 months 2 weeks ago
No way Joe was going to allow Jack to be released for this.
hontherobe replied to the topic: #65144 2 months 2 weeks ago
I've two spare tickets for main stand if anyone wants them €25 each
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Banm replied to the topic: #65143 2 months 2 weeks ago
Godwin made his name as a 10 in the Force.

He'll be grand. Nothing fancy needed from him. He can take on a tackle or stick it on the boot.
daveydavey replied to the topic: #65141 2 months 2 weeks ago
Tks for the info, with them both injured surely carty shud be allowed play? Madness
cadman replied to the topic: #65140 2 months 2 weeks ago
Fitzgerald picked up a knock last week that flared up yesterday, so is actually out injured, as is Horwitz.
Bazzo replied to the topic: #65138 2 months 2 weeks ago

daveydavey wrote: Bit harsh dropping c. Fitzgerald after last wkend, I know he didn't play well but we don't have any proper 10 in the 23 now, horwitz not trusted either I guess, crazy not letting carty play this game.


Friend said in the mid week media duties that Horwitz had a knee niggle
daveydavey replied to the topic: #65137 2 months 2 weeks ago
Bit harsh dropping c. Fitzgerald after last wkend, I know he didn't play well but we don't have any proper 10 in the 23 now, horwitz not trusted either I guess, crazy not letting carty play this game.
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salmson replied to the topic: #65133 2 months 2 weeks ago

pinky wrote: The rumours circulating in West Wales that Swansea may be conferred with the official title of Best Place to go for a Drink in Llanelli can't be god for morale.
Or of course it could have a galvanising effect, like ourselves back in '03.


They've lost 5 on the bounce, they have one away win all season (Zebre 5 months ago), they've got humped on their last two trips to Ireland, and none of their internationals were released. If we can't beat this lot we're in real trouble.
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pinky replied to the topic: #65132 2 months 2 weeks ago
The rumours circulating in West Wales that Swansea may be conferred with the official title of Best Place to go for a Drink in Llanelli can't be god for morale.
Or of course it could have a galvanising effect, like ourselves back in '03.
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pinky replied to the topic: #65129 2 months 2 weeks ago
15. Dan Evans 14. Hanno Dirksen 13. Cory Allen 12. James Hook 11. Keelan Giles 10. Luke Price 9. Matthew Aubrey
1. Jordan Lay 2. Scott Baldwin 3. Tom Botha 4. James King 5. Bradley Davies 6. Olly Cracknell (C) 7. Sam Cross 8. Rob McCusker
REPLACEMENTS 16. Scott Otten 17. Rowan Jenkins 18. Ma'afu Fia 19. Lloyd Ashley 20. Will Griffiths 21. Harri Morgan 22. Tom Williams 23. Luke Morgan

www.ospreysrugby.com/News/Article/54250
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RonanL replied to the topic: #65114 2 months 2 weeks ago
10 is the only concern. I'm sure we'll have a game plan to take that into account. Hon Connacht.
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connachta replied to the topic: #65113 2 months 2 weeks ago
Wow i was right about Godwin 10. See you all at the Sportsground guys! Front up, rise up!!!
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salmson replied to the topic: #65111 2 months 2 weeks ago
[15-9] Tiernan O’Halloran, Stephen Fitzgerald, Tom Farrell, Peter Robb, Matt Healy, Kyle Godwin, Kieran Marmion, [1-8] Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Finlay Bealham, Quinn Roux, Ultan Dillane, Eoin McKeon, Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler (Capt).
Replacements [16-23]: Tom McCartney, Peter McCabe, Conor Carey, James Cannon, Paul Boyle, Caolin Blade, Tom Daly, Cian Kelleher.

Very strong lineup.

www.connachtrugby.ie/dillane-roux-farrel...e-for-ospreys-clash/
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65101 2 months 2 weeks ago

mahick wrote: Join the Clan this Saturday I hope:silly:


Day after match pints, surely??!?
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65089 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Join the Connacht Clan this Saturdaywhen Connacht take on conference rivals Ospreys in the Sportsground. With Ospreys being only three points adrift of Connacht, it's all still to play for. Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post-match interview. 

Bazzo replied to the topic: #65087 2 months 3 weeks ago

Sol_ie wrote: Remain delighted for Carty, here's hoping he gets a proper chance to show his worth on an international stage. Great to have the second rows back. No mention whether KM is staying west or not, so presume we'll have him for Saturday?

The article above doesn't say whether Bundee is being retained with Ireland or whether he's working his way through HIA protocols. Hope it's the former! Don't think anyone is surprised that he's itching to play this weekend (either with Ireland or us).

SOB out is a blow.

Gotta keep the faith with a lot of the team from last week, I think. For all of the frustrations, if the error count had been a touch lower, the defense a touch tighter, and kicking accuracy a touch better I think we would've had a result (even if only a BP). I would've taken that before the game.

I think Conor Fitz deserves a start at 10 this weekend. Friend was saying after the game that he know's he'll take a lot away from the loss against Glasgow. He's only 21, that was his first start for us (I think?), obviously still not where he wants to be himself. A good weeks training under his belt and a supportive home crowd could be the difference and provide a boost. We need options at 10.


Started away to Sale I think? I remember seeing him for the first time he made a big line break right at the start of the game and De Klerk got carded for an intentional knock on to stop a certain try from it.
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salmson replied to the topic: #65086 2 months 3 weeks ago
Put McCartney, Roux and Dillane back in the front five with a 10/12/13 axis of Godwin-Daly/Robb/Farrell, ad we should have enough to overpower Ospreys, especially given the Proper Sportsground Weather (TM) predicted. Sale followed by Ospreys away remains the only time we've lost back-to-back games this season so I'd be confident we'll turn them over.
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65085 2 months 3 weeks ago
Remain delighted for Carty, here's hoping he gets a proper chance to show his worth on an international stage. Great to have the second rows back. No mention whether KM is staying west or not, so presume we'll have him for Saturday?

The article above doesn't say whether Bundee is being retained with Ireland or whether he's working his way through HIA protocols. Hope it's the former! Don't think anyone is surprised that he's itching to play this weekend (either with Ireland or us).

SOB out is a blow.

Gotta keep the faith with a lot of the team from last week, I think. For all of the frustrations, if the error count had been a touch lower, the defense a touch tighter, and kicking accuracy a touch better I think we would've had a result (even if only a BP). I would've taken that before the game.

I think Conor Fitz deserves a start at 10 this weekend. Friend was saying after the game that he know's he'll take a lot away from the loss against Glasgow. He's only 21, that was his first start for us (I think?), obviously still not where he wants to be himself. A good weeks training under his belt and a supportive home crowd could be the difference and provide a boost. We need options at 10.
Accidentally Onside replied to the topic: #65084 2 months 3 weeks ago
Connacht had a video up yesterday of all the scrum halfs practicing kicking....at that point I'd guessed Jack was out and that we'd see Godman at 10.
Might mean we'll look to run more from 10 kicking goals might be a problem though :(
Caltra replied to the topic: #65083 2 months 3 weeks ago
Bundee and carty not available and Sean out for the season, this is a must win game Saturday, it is now in our own hands, a home game and we just have to win it to have any chance of a top three finish