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1 year 2 months ago #62839

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Edinburgh welcome Connacht to BT Murrayfield this Friday in the team’s first home fixture of the new campaign, and Cockerill is hopeful that his side can take advantage of home comforts in front of an expectant Edinburgh support.

“Games on the road certainly take a toll on the players so it’s nice to have some home comforts. We’ll be training at BT Murrayfield all week and then obviously play here on Friday night.
“It would be great to have a big crowd and get in front of our own supporters, so we’ve got to match their passion with a fine performance – that’s going to be really important for us.
And Friday night’s opponents will be looking to build upon a strong season opening, which has saw the Irish province split their first two fixtures of the year.

“Connacht have had a pretty good start. They just lost to Glasgow, but could have won that at the death and then they had a pretty big win against Zebre last weekend.
“They’re playing some really god stuff. Andy Friends seems to have had a really big impact on them and they’re playing with the ball in hand.
“They’re not too dissimilar to us in that they don’t have too many rock stars and they work on their strength as a unit.
“We need a big performance. But I’ve got no doubt in that if we perform as we did against Ulster, then we’ll be on the right end of the result. We just need to keep that right intensity.”

Head Coach Richard Cockerill yesterday confirmed that centre Mark Bennett is set to miss part of the season after picking up a hamstring injury in last weekend’s Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster.
Cockerill also confirmed that Fijian international Bill Mata picked up a shoulder injury in the defeat to Ulster and is questionable for this weekend’s encounter with Connacht at BT Murrayfield.
However, scrum-half, Henry Pyrgos – who was substituted with a leg injury in Friday’s match – has recovered and is in contention for selection.


A game we should be winning if we want to be at the right side of the table, will be tight.
Bookies doesn't fancy us tho Edinburgh -7

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1 year 2 months ago #62859

Not sure where to put this but good interview with Ultan


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1 year 2 months ago #62861

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Connacht take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield this Friday at 730! It's the first away match of the Pro14 season! Make sure to get down to Murty Rabbitt's to catch all the action! All are welcome!


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1 year 2 months ago #62864

sligsup wrote: Not sure where to put this but good interview with Ultan



Hope it's better than the painful one he did with Jake Heenan.

The prospect of having to listen to more Luke FitzGerald spoofery turned me off the podcast completely after that.

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1 year 2 months ago #62865

cabaiste wrote:

sligsup wrote: Not sure where to put this but good interview with Ultan



Hope it's better than the painful one he did with Jake Heenan.

The prospect of having to listen to more Luke FitzGerald spoofery turned me off the podcast completely after that.


To be fair if you can get over the first 5 minutes where he tends to speak about himself his podcasts tend to be fairly decent.

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1 year 2 months ago #62871

Team named www.connachtrugby.ie/marmion...ith-edinburgh/

Bundee on bench.

Dillane in for Roux

Niyi in for Kelleher

No Buckley

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1 year 2 months ago #62873

Westie85 wrote: Team named www.connachtrugby.ie/marmion...ith-edinburgh/

Bundee on bench.

Dillane in for Roux

Niyi in for Kelleher

No Buckley

his game time is being managed , directed from Joe factoring in he will be starting against the Argies in November

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1 year 2 months ago #62876

Disappointed no sign of Robin Copeland yet, although we are very well stocked in the back row at the moment with Boyle in particular a revelation. I think TOH is lucky to hold his place at the expense of Cian K. Is Kelleher injured?

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1 year 2 months ago #62878

sligsup wrote: his game time is being managed , directed from Joe factoring in he will be starting against the Argies in November


I know your handle is "sligsup", but when you display such groundless-yet-unquenchable optimism I just have to ask....

Are you sure there isn't a little Mayo in you?

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1 year 2 months ago #62879

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sligsup wrote: his game time is being managed , directed from Joe factoring in he will be starting against the Argies in November


I know your handle is "sligsup", but when you display such groundless-yet-unquenchable optimism I just have to ask....

Are you sure there isn't a little Mayo in you?


There is Mayo genetics and Roscommon Genetics and I also lived in Galway so from my side is it just sheer desperation :unsure:

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1 year 2 months ago #62885

Is this live on TV?

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1 year 2 months ago #62886

Former Coach wrote: Is this live on TV?


Eir\Premier sports on sky

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1 year 2 months ago #62890

Betty Swallocks wrote: Disappointed no sign of Robin Copeland yet, although we are very well stocked in the back row at the moment with Boyle in particular a revelation. I think TOH is lucky to hold his place at the expense of Cian K. Is Kelleher injured?


www.connachtrugby.ie/robin-copeland-amon...-clash-with-dragons/

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1 year 2 months ago #62891

Just met buckley he has a minor rib injury but will be back next week

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1 year 2 months ago #62893

It's a huge night in an unwelcoming away ref context for Conan O'Donnell

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1 year 2 months ago #62894

Thanks Podge. Good to hear he's almost there! Would be a real statement of intent for the season were we to win in Edinburgh tonight.

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