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The Connacht Clan are delighted to annouce an exclusive members give away provided by our hosts, Murty Rabbitt's. Murtys are tickets for the November Rugby Series, along with exclusive Pro14 merchandise. 

 

The draw is exclusive to Members only! Members need not take any action to enter, but if you're not yet a Clan member, or want to renew, just click the link above to be in with a chance!

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RonanL replied to the topic: #63759 2 months 2 weeks ago

ShaneM wrote: New Zealand tickets -Tomas Grealish


Jeez it can be such a pain going all the way to Dublin for a game can't it Tomas? The crowds, transport problems, overpriced manky pints in plastic cups. I mean, you'd probably have a better view of the game in Murty's, and the pints there are lovely. I wouldn't mind making sure your tickets don't go to waste. I'm sound like that.
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Newname replied to the topic: #63751 2 months 2 weeks ago
Great prizes.
Fair play to Murty Rabbitts.
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ShaneM replied to the topic: #63750 2 months 2 weeks ago
Congratulations to the below winners of our Draw:
Match Tickets:
USA tickets - Brendan Wall
Argentina tickets - Sean Walsh
New Zealand tickets -Tomas Grealish

Pro14 Jackets -
Pearse McDonnell,
Thomas Murphy,
Gary Walsh,
Gerry O'Neill
Kerrill Rohan

Massive Thanks to our Main Sponsor Murty Rabbitt's for making this happen
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #63737 2 months 2 weeks ago
Booooo. I didnt get any emails
I was convinced I was going to win the tickets for the New Zealand game, just because I have to be at a wedding that day
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connemara man replied to the topic: #63736 2 months 2 weeks ago
I didn't get an email...


Oh wait...
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #63734 2 months 2 weeks ago
Congrats to all our winners, who should have just received an email from us! Two tickets to each of the USA, Argentina and NZ games, and five bits of Pro14 merch!
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #63696 2 months 2 weeks ago
Where do I collect my prize? Need to book flights to Chicago asap :P
stos replied to the topic: #63677 2 months 3 weeks ago
would love this

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swift4prez replied to the topic: #63676 2 months 3 weeks ago

connachta wrote: Yesss no BP for Cardiff. No BP for Treviso either. European dream still on (7th overall)


Talking about fighting for 7th spot in October is depressing. Connachta you might be right, it might be reality because as a team we haven't performed.
Andy Friend has said that he's in both (Pro14 and Challenge Cup) to win.
To win the Challenge Cup we got to make the quarter final. Winning the group looks unlikely, and were 5th in getting one of 3 best runner up. Not ideal.
To win the Pro14 we need to make semi final. Top 2 in the conference. We are already 7 points behind the Ospreys for second place, with both Cardiff and Munster chasing them down too.

Not much will be made of the Dragons on Saturday as that should be a 5pointer. Dragons are a very poor team with a very poor coach. When we come back after the break and have 2 games in South Africa, if we get 9+ points against those two poor teams, then we might be on the right track. Currently we would be lucky to finish 7th and that Heineken Cup spot
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connachta replied to the topic: #63674 2 months 3 weeks ago
Yesss no BP for Cardiff. No BP for Treviso either. European dream still on (7th overall)
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connachta replied to the topic: #63673 2 months 3 weeks ago
we shouldn't overreact. We were poor but the pack shows he has the potential to get the upper hand. The whole back-line failed IMO
WillieMason replied to the topic: #63672 2 months 3 weeks ago
Wonder how long it will take for the players to oust friend once he tells a few home truths like KK did????????????????
MulMan replied to the topic: #63671 2 months 3 weeks ago
Just to put things into perspective, taking the games thus far it could be argued we threw away 9 points by either sloppy defence and/or an inability to convert chances.

3 points v Glasgow/Ospreys
1 BP v Scarlets/Ulster
and a case could be made that we should have managed a LBP v Leinster

This brings us back to a position much like last season where we weren't losing games by much but we were still losing them, the likes of the Cardiff games Edinburgh at home are a few that spring to mind. While I still believe we are in better shape than last season we need to actually start putting this potential into results or we're going to be back in the CC next year wondering should we be focussing on the league or what again, we seem not to be able to get the most out of our 2nd string players anymore, and lots of young players have regressed in the past couple of seasons. Dragons game now becomes huge and anything other than 5 from that is a real disappointment.
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Mark Mostyn replied to the topic: #63670 2 months 3 weeks ago

swift4prez wrote: This result is not far from the Saracens result, losing 64-6 and they missed about 8 conversions. Ospreys had 20 players injured, they got a squad around 45 players, which means they had around 25 fit professional players.
This was a poor poor performance. Its the same mistake KK made last season. F'king chopping and changing the team each week.
I believe the words Nigel used on the Craggy Island podcast was for the Sale game was that players were given a 'Tactical rest'.
A rest from what? Have you ever heard a player say he didn't want to play, that he wanted a rest. No! If a player has taken a knock then he should be rested.
Even a few season ago even Rodney Ah You hit something like 20/22 games. If he can do it, anyone can.

After the two wins against Ulster and Bordeaux, only 8 players made the starting 15 for the sale game. Delahunt, Carey, Fainga'a, Copeland, Blade, Niyi. Cannon moved from 4 to 5 and Godwin moved from 11 to 12.
After the 'Tactical rest' vs Sale, no surprise only 6 from that starting 15, started against Ospreys tonight. Buckley, Dillane, Farell, Niyi, ToH and Boyle moved from 6 to 8.

You might be thinking 'Oh we might of gone back to the team that won against Bordeaux. No! Only 6 from tonight started against Bordeux.
Last 3 games we started 26 different players. Its not like we started our best team against Bordeaux and Ospreys, and sent completely different team to Sale. As above shows, we made 7 changes and 9 changes. How are these players meant to gel. We have a nice squad, we can add 2 players here and there and they will click into place but not half a team every week.

I'd love to know who Nigel and the coaches are resting these players for? Could they not survive the Sale game, Ospreys and Dragons before having 3 weeks to rest?!
Are we resting players to beat Leinster, Munster and Ulster?
Are we resting players for when we make 2 trips to France in Challenge Cup where me might already blown our chance to get out of the pool?
Are we resting players so instead of fighting for a semi final in Pro14 we are fighting for 3rd spot? (already a gap opening)
Or are we resting players for when April arrive, we have Zebre away, Cardiff at home and Munster away so we can sell a few season tickets?

I'd really love to know what we are resting players for at the expense of losing games.

Just pick the bloody best team, pick the guy who's killing it at training. Only rest a player if he needs it.
I don't care if we signed a player and if he never wears the senior jersey. If he's not the best player available, then he shouldn't be on the pitch. He has his chance at training to show the coaches. I'm not aiming that at any player. I don't care what age he is, where he's from, what he done in past just give Connacht the best chance of winning by picking the best team.


Player workloads are managed based on data we have no idea about as fans. Also, players (Anthony Watson for one) have come out and said they want to play less games. Rotation is a part of rugby, it’s not an excuse for poor performances.
daveydavey replied to the topic: #63669 2 months 3 weeks ago
Going on team selection Friend has played weaker teams in the 2 challenge cup games, we had our strongest team out last night (bar a few injuries) but they did not play well so maybe that is not our strongest team after all? we dont have the crafty players needed to win last nights type of game, its pretty similar to last season, I dont see a huge amount of improvement tbh
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swift4prez replied to the topic: #63668 2 months 3 weeks ago
This result is not far from the Saracens result, losing 64-6 and they missed about 8 conversions. Ospreys had 20 players injured, they got a squad around 45 players, which means they had around 25 fit professional players.
This was a poor poor performance. Its the same mistake KK made last season. F'king chopping and changing the team each week.
I believe the words Nigel used on the Craggy Island podcast was for the Sale game was that players were given a 'Tactical rest'.
A rest from what? Have you ever heard a player say he didn't want to play, that he wanted a rest. No! If a player has taken a knock then he should be rested.
Even a few season ago even Rodney Ah You hit something like 20/22 games. If he can do it, anyone can.

After the two wins against Ulster and Bordeaux, only 8 players made the starting 15 for the sale game. Delahunt, Carey, Fainga'a, Copeland, Blade, Niyi. Cannon moved from 4 to 5 and Godwin moved from 11 to 12.
After the 'Tactical rest' vs Sale, no surprise only 6 from that starting 15, started against Ospreys tonight. Buckley, Dillane, Farell, Niyi, ToH and Boyle moved from 6 to 8.

You might be thinking 'Oh we might of gone back to the team that won against Bordeaux. No! Only 6 from tonight started against Bordeux.
Last 3 games we started 26 different players. Its not like we started our best team against Bordeaux and Ospreys, and sent completely different team to Sale. As above shows, we made 7 changes and 9 changes. How are these players meant to gel. We have a nice squad, we can add 2 players here and there and they will click into place but not half a team every week.

I'd love to know who Nigel and the coaches are resting these players for? Could they not survive the Sale game, Ospreys and Dragons before having 3 weeks to rest?!
Are we resting players to beat Leinster, Munster and Ulster?
Are we resting players for when we make 2 trips to France in Challenge Cup where me might already blown our chance to get out of the pool?
Are we resting players so instead of fighting for a semi final in Pro14 we are fighting for 3rd spot? (already a gap opening)
Or are we resting players for when April arrive, we have Zebre away, Cardiff at home and Munster away so we can sell a few season tickets?

I'd really love to know what we are resting players for at the expense of losing games.

Just pick the bloody best team, pick the guy who's killing it at training. Only rest a player if he needs it.
I don't care if we signed a player and if he never wears the senior jersey. If he's not the best player available, then he shouldn't be on the pitch. He has his chance at training to show the coaches. I'm not aiming that at any player. I don't care what age he is, where he's from, what he done in past just give Connacht the best chance of winning by picking the best team.
WillieMason replied to the topic: #63667 2 months 3 weeks ago
TOH should be dropped hes a fur coat no knickers type player, Joe is 100% right never to pick him time to ship him on
CONN8 replied to the topic: #63666 2 months 3 weeks ago
That was the first time this season I was disappointed with the Connacht performance. We were absolutely terrible, looking at the team we should have won by 10 to 15 points. I really have to put it down to the players on the pitch. Marmion is not our best 9, Blade should be our starting scrum half. While Carty has been good most of the season, tonight’s performance was shocking. It’s a case of one step forward and two steps back. I know they will feel bad about this but this game was one we needed to win to have a good shot at play-off places, I know that there are a good few matches left but this one was really a throw away. Really really upset.
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BeardySi replied to the topic: #63665 2 months 3 weeks ago
That's as may be. It was definitely a team failure (with one or two exceptions), it takes more than one poor performance for our (practically) strongest side to lose by 4 tries to a second string ospreys side. But there was one player out there's who could have pulled us back from the brink and failed. Multiple times in quick succession towards the end.

Opportunity lost. Lessons learned? Moving on...

We'd better put Dragons to the sword at home next week.
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Diabhal replied to the topic: #63664 2 months 3 weeks ago
Look folks. Individual assignment of blame is great and all but that's not how the sport works. We had many poor performances tonight. Nothing Carty did was worse than Kelleher or TOH on your own critique.
Betty Swallocks replied to the topic: #63663 2 months 3 weeks ago
Carty's lack of control and precision tonight was shocking. Absolutely shocking. Through his mistakes there was a four point swing to an Ospreys B team tonight that didn't deserve to win. The pack did fine. Blade and Godwin when they came on improved things, but the backs in general (including Bundee and Kieran M) were chyte. Very disappointing.
daveydavey replied to the topic: #63662 2 months 3 weeks ago
It was worth giving Fitzgerald a game, even 10 minutes, he could not have done any worse than carty, thought Marmion had a poor game needs to better that to start for Ireland
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BeardySi replied to the topic: #63661 2 months 3 weeks ago
Well that was a shitshow. Absolute bloody shambles. Quite a few errors from a number of players in there, but I've got to lay that one on Carty. Some crucial missed touches and that attempted drop goal from halfway out the pitch. Very frustrating and well below the performance we should have seen from that team.

Can somebody who knows better than I please explain the logic behind Jack constantly belting kicks straight up the pitch? From where I was sitting it was at best causing us to constantly play on the back foot in our own half (unless an ospreys player cocked up and knocked on)....
daveydavey replied to the topic: #63660 2 months 3 weeks ago
Pathetic performance, got wat we deserved, carty cost us the game kicking and not making touch with 30seconds remaining, long season ahead judged on this performance.....
MulMan replied to the topic: #63659 2 months 3 weeks ago
That was a poor loss, far the superior team and should have closed out the win. In fairness Ospreys defended well but got away with a lot at the breakdown I felt, our discipline was good I think 3 penalties none in the 2nd half, other than that though it's a huge missed opportunity and Ospreys getting 5 out of that is wild. Yet Another game that got away from us in the final 10 minutes, albeit we got ourselves back into it in the final quarter
Aidanmc3 replied to the topic: #63658 2 months 3 weeks ago
Blew that - couple of terrible bits of defending for those first tries...

To gift them the game and bonus point in the last 30 seconds is an absolute sickener

To come off 7 nil down having been up a player for ten is pretty poor

Showed some great stuff to get back level but just so disappointed atm
ThisYearWillBeDifferent replied to the topic: #63656 2 months 3 weeks ago
I think it's Adamson.
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connachta replied to the topic: #63655 2 months 3 weeks ago
Who's the ref?
Aidanmc3 replied to the topic: #63654 2 months 3 weeks ago
Really looking forward to this - like the way Nigel Carolan put it “season shaping” as opposed to season defining....
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #63646 2 months 3 weeks ago
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pinky replied to the topic: #63642 2 months 3 weeks ago
Mr Power has us as one point favourites now. I believe I have already made my feelings clear about being slight favourites ...
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connachta replied to the topic: #63638 2 months 3 weeks ago
It clearly won't be easy. Having us underdog +1 to + 7 seems fair
A 4-1 split would be ok in my POV. A win would be a huge boost
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Mark Mostyn replied to the topic: #63634 2 months 3 weeks ago

salmson wrote:

Mark Mostyn wrote: Ospreys are starting 18 year old Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler at 12, need I say more.


They have the same number of internationals (7) as us, and nearly twice as many caps (if you take Lydiate out it's pretty even), and they're still favourites.

That said our odds have plunged towards even overnight and the spread has gone from 7 points to 1.


I was thinking more narrowly than that, about the prospect of Bundee running straight at him off first phase ball all night. I was surprised Leinster weren’t more ruthless in targeting N’Tamack last week, eventually Cian Healy ran straight over him and he went off injured. That being said it looks like the Ospreys kid is a big lad, 6 foot 2 and 98kg apparently.

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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

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connemara man replied to the topic: #63473 3 months 4 days ago
O'Donnell's scrumaging held up well.

Didn't do too much wrong. I'd be worried about his tackle technique he was just throwing his shoulder into the opposition and not wrapping will get into trouble with it going forward
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sligsup replied to the topic: #63469 3 months 5 days ago

Magpie wrote:

Tall Paul wrote: You have to happy with the win. Not getting a bonus point will put us under next week.

It was great to see the fringe players getting a run out.
McCabe was on fire, and his going off seem to have a big impact on the tempo of the pack. Hope he is available next week.

Very disappointed with the ball carriers they seemed to be running into dead ends all day.
It was a shame we did not got wide more their back 3 looked very poor.
I think we should have tested them more.

Our discipline is the worst l have seen in years.
We must be giving away 15 plus penalties a game.

Jack looks he has no gas in the tank when he came off.
He needs a rest. Could we get a joker with Reese budget?
Fitzgerald looked very nervous and it affectedis game, fingers crossed he can improve. We need him to be a strong back up

The question is who will be available for next week Will bundee be allowed to play?


McCabe was having a great game, it was his line break that lead to the first try, and scrum was dominant while he was on. He was initially injured in that break, but I don't think it was a re-occurence of the shoulder/arm issue that has blighted him. Some nice running lines and hands from Goodwin, looks a good player. At the end of the first half I was sure we'd get the 5 pts, pack was dominant. We had territory and possession and while it was 15 vs 15, and were on for the 5pts. Copeland getting the bin, Bordeaux sensing they might get something, lots of subs coming on, all caused us to lose shape for a bit. After the 3rd try I thought we were on for the 5pts again, but McKeon’s injury ended that hope.

Bordeaux were not great, but they did not wilt or give up, they fought to the end.


How did O'Donnell go at 1 as was in fairly got a good run and looks like he is going to be needed this season.
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Magpie replied to the topic: #63457 3 months 6 days ago

Tall Paul wrote: You have to happy with the win. Not getting a bonus point will put us under next week.

It was great to see the fringe players getting a run out.
McCabe was on fire, and his going off seem to have a big impact on the tempo of the pack. Hope he is available next week.

Very disappointed with the ball carriers they seemed to be running into dead ends all day.
It was a shame we did not got wide more their back 3 looked very poor.
I think we should have tested them more.

Our discipline is the worst l have seen in years.
We must be giving away 15 plus penalties a game.

Jack looks he has no gas in the tank when he came off.
He needs a rest. Could we get a joker with Reese budget?
Fitzgerald looked very nervous and it affectedis game, fingers crossed he can improve. We need him to be a strong back up

The question is who will be available for next week Will bundee be allowed to play?


McCabe was having a great game, it was his line break that lead to the first try, and scrum was dominant while he was on. He was initially injured in that break, but I don't think it was a re-occurence of the shoulder/arm issue that has blighted him. Some nice running lines and hands from Goodwin, looks a good player. At the end of the first half I was sure we'd get the 5 pts, pack was dominant. We had territory and possession and while it was 15 vs 15, and were on for the 5pts. Copeland getting the bin, Bordeaux sensing they might get something, lots of subs coming on, all caused us to lose shape for a bit. After the 3rd try I thought we were on for the 5pts again, but McKeon’s injury ended that hope.

Bordeaux were not great, but they did not wilt or give up, they fought to the end.
damiengmullen replied to the topic: #63454 3 months 6 days ago
Well I eventually sold my spare ticket for todays game, but one Kind Bordeaux supporter gave me a free spare ticket for the Clan Terrace, so I had a second Grant Thornton Stand ticket to get rid of, which I eventually did.

Not the best of games weather wise but a win nonetheless, pity we couldn't get the try bonus point.

Anyway here is my video of today's game.


damiengmullen wrote: 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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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #63453 3 months 6 days ago
You have to happy with the win. Not getting a bonus point will put us under next week.

It was great to see the fringe players getting a run out.
McCabe was on fire, and his going off seem to have a big impact on the tempo of the pack. Hope he is available next week.

Very disappointed with the ball carriers they seemed to be running into dead ends all day.
It was a shame we did not got wide more their back 3 looked very poor.
I think we should have tested them more.

Our discipline is the worst l have seen in years.
We must be giving away 15 plus penalties a game.

Jack looks he has no gas in the tank when he came off.
He needs a rest. Could we get a joker with Reese budget?
Fitzgerald looked very nervous and it affectedis game, fingers crossed he can improve. We need him to be a strong back up

The question is who will be available for next week Will bundee be allowed to play?
daveydavey replied to the topic: #63452 3 months 6 days ago
Good win. Wud have been nice to get bonus but wasn't to be. Don't think the challenge cup is much stronger than last year. Reckon we shud take 10 points off Perpignan as they won't have any interest in it after losing at home last nite, 1 more win and we make quarters. Wud not b afraid of the English teams or ospreys for that matter, Clermont r the standout all right.
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Borders no.2 replied to the topic: #63450 3 months 1 week ago
Underwhelming game. Lack of bonus point is disappointing but I think our focus appears to be on the league. It was the sort of game we were always on top but never comfortable. Bordeaux made a reasonable fist of it in fairness.

With the likes of Clermont and La Rochelle in this and looking like they mean business along with the usual English contenders plus Ospreys our chances of winning this are very slim.

Last year I thought it was a weak competition there to be won but I think quarters would be a decent achievement this year and focus on the league.

Especially after today Ospreys away is a far more important game than Sale.
Accidentally Onside replied to the topic: #63449 3 months 1 week ago
Lovely day for it!
A win, hopefully bonus point, and to get a few young lads a run out is what today is about.
They won't be writing folk tales about this game.
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Fourdogs replied to the topic: #63444 3 months 1 week ago
Driving down from the East tomorrow morning if anyone wants a lift. Dublin about 9:30 - 9:45 planning to be in Rabbits for the lunch at 12:00
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connachta replied to the topic: #63442 3 months 1 week ago

salmson wrote:

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.


Shit. We're done then. We won't win away vs their main, except if injuries happen tonight in France. Beating 14 Ulstermen in crisis has already been hard
MulMan replied to the topic: #63441 3 months 1 week ago
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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salmson replied to the topic: #63437 3 months 1 week ago

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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connachta replied to the topic: #63436 3 months 1 week ago
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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pinky replied to the topic: #63435 3 months 1 week ago
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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salmson replied to the topic: #63433 3 months 1 week ago

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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sligsup replied to the topic: #63432 3 months 1 week ago

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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theCulk replied to the topic: #63430 3 months 1 week ago
So much for squad depth. We've our new center on the wing
neill_m replied to the topic: #63429 3 months 1 week ago

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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pinky replied to the topic: #63428 3 months 1 week ago
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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salmson replied to the topic: #63427 3 months 1 week ago

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.
Betty Swallocks replied to the topic: #63426 3 months 1 week ago
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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BeardySi replied to the topic: #63425 3 months 1 week ago
No TV coverage of this one?
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salmson replied to the topic: #63424 3 months 1 week ago
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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pinky replied to the topic: #63422 3 months 1 week ago
(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
damiengmullen replied to the topic: #63412 3 months 1 week ago
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.