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10 months 1 week ago #64502

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European Cup Time! Join the Connacht Clan in the SG tomorrow when Connacht Rugby take on their pool rivals, Sale Sharks, in the penultimate pool game of the season! There's a lot to play for, and Connacht will be itching to put right narrow inter-pro losses!

Join the Clan in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post match interview!


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10 months 1 week ago #64504

Genuinely can't call this game. They had a good go at us in the away fixture, but given their position in the Prem at that stage they really had nothing to lose. They're flying high (higher, anyway) in the Prem now, so maybe their concentration will be fully on that competition now. That said, they no doubt want to qualify for Champions Cup next year.

I have to think that Friend is going to put a full (or as near full) strength team out for this one? That said, the younger "European" team (if you know what I mean) has done a great job, so maybe stick with them?

So hard to call!


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10 months 1 week ago #64512

Sale team


15.Chris Ashton; 14.Denny Solomona, 13. Sam James, 12.James O’Connor, 11. Arron Reed; 10.Kieran Wilkinson, 9.Faf de Klerk; 1.Ross Harrison, 2.Rob Webber, 3.WillGriff John, 4.Bryn Evans, 5.James Phillips, 6.Jono Ross (capt.), 7.Tom Curry, 8.Josh Strauss.

Replacements: 16.Curtis Langdon, 17.Tom Bristow, 18. Joe Jones, 19.Andrei Ostrikov, 20.Ben Curry, 21.Will Cliff, 22.Luke James, 23.Cameron Redpath

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10 months 1 week ago #64513

Connacht XV: Tiernan O’Halloran, Cian Kelleher, Kyle Godwin, Bundee Aki, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, James Mitchell; Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, James Cannon, Eoghan Masterson, James Connolly, Jarrad Butler (capt).

Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Matthew Burke, Conor Carey, Quinn Roux, Colby Fainga’a, Caolin Blade, David Horwitz, Darragh Leader.

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10 months 1 week ago #64514

I think that's just 3 changes for Sale from the team that won the last three games. 10,11 and second row.


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10 months 1 week ago #64515

Hugely difficult game now given the squads named. Hopefully we can get the win, but in reality it needs to be an 8 point win or it's very little addition to us.

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10 months 1 week ago #64516

MulMan wrote: Hugely difficult game now given the squads named. Hopefully we can get the win, but in reality it needs to be an 8 point win or it's very little addition to us.


2 wins should be good enough to be one of the "lucky losers", but that could mean an away QF at Sale / Clermont / La Rochelle. Obviously a 5-1 or 4-0 in MP is needed to take control of the group.

The bookies have Connacht 3 point favourites which is basically factoring in the home advantage. They see it as a even contest.

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10 months 1 week ago #64519

ya sorry I should have been clear I meant in relation to topping the group.

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10 months 1 week ago #64522

2 main stand terrace tickets for tomorrow game sale at face value.
Let me know if you are interested?


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10 months 1 week ago #64533

An awful pity we didn't kick on from our great start, but at least we held onto the win, now we need to beat Bordeaux, with them out hopefully they'll put out a weak side, if we lose there's a strong possibility we don't make the quarters at all, we'd be hoping that Grenoble beat Benetton as the other fixtures that could put us through are likely walkovers

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