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12 years 1 week ago #8594

31 Aug, 1/2 SepConnacht v BluesSportsground
7/8/9 SepZebre v ConnachtStadio XXV Aprile
14/15/16 SepConnacht v ScarletsSportsground
21/22/23 SepWarriors v ConnachtScotstoun
28/29/30 SepConnacht v LeinsterSportsground
5/6/7 OctUlster v ConnachtRavenhill
26/27/28 OctOspreys v ConnachtLiberty Stadium
2/3/4 NovConnacht v TrevisoSportsground
23/24/25 NovDragons v ConnachtRodney Parade
30 Nov, 1/2 DecConnacht v EdinburghSportsground
21/22/23 DecConnacht v MunsterSportsground
28/29/30 DecLeinster v ConnachtRoyal Dublin Society
4/5/6 JanConnacht v DragonsSportsground
8/9/10 FebScarlets v ConnachtParc y Scarlets
15/16/17 FebConnacht v OspreysSportsground
22/23/24 FebBlues v ConnachtCardiff Arms Park
1/2/3 MarConnacht v ZebreSportsground
22/23/24 MarMunster v ConnachtTBA
29/30/31 MarTreviso v ConnachtStadio di Monigo
12/13/14 AprEdinburgh v ConnachtMurrayfield
19/20/21 AprConnacht v UlsterSportsground
3/4/5 MayConnacht v WarriorsSportsground


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12 years 1 week ago #8595

Blues first up could be a very good time to play them, they lost a lot of talented players at the end of the season. And Henson. Getting them while they're still getting to know each other should be the best time.

Zebre second up. Vitally important that we stamp out authority on them early ahead of the HEC matches.


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12 years 1 week ago #8596

From a home game POV, it's going to be a slightly more front loaded season (inlcuding HEC games here as each set of 2 has one home one away):

Sep 3 home games (2 last year)
Oct 1 (1)
Nov 1 (2)
Dec 3 (2)
Jan 2 (2)
Feb 1 (2)
Mar 1 (1)
Apr 1 (2)
May 1 (0)

Away on both All-Ireland w/ends which is good. And home first and last day of the season.

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12 years 1 week ago #8598

im fairly happy with that.home win to start of with and then zebre. we cant give zebre any hope as there games in the heineken cup are very important.

we have between 28/29/30 sep- 2/3/4 november (5weeks) no home games and
1/2/3 march - 19/20/21 april (8weeks) no games at home.

during the 6 nations 2febuary - 16 march we play
scarlets away
ospreys home
blues away
zebre home

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12 years 1 week ago #8599

Xavier Rush has just announced his retirement, one less talented Blues player to worry about.


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12 years 1 week ago #8606

That looks good. Nice to get a home game to start and two home games to finish.

October looks a tough month with trips to Ulster and Ospreys sandwiched between our opening two HC games (& B&I Cup probably) which will stretch our squad. Also 3 away games in a row in March / April but still plenty to look forward to.

Hopefully they don't mess around too much with getting dates and times sorted and give supporters time to plan to get to fixtures.

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12 years 1 week ago #8617

swift4prez wrote: we have between 28/29/30 sep- 2/3/4 november (5weeks) no home games and
1/2/3 march - 19/20/21 april (8weeks) no games at home.


Connacht will have a home HEC game in Oct so that will break the 5 week period up, but certainly the period in March & April will be testing to both team (Munster, Treviso & Edinburgh away) and fans (falling out of the habit of going to the Sportsground). Hopefully the team will still be competitive through that stretch otherwise it might be tough to get the bodies in the stands for the last two games.

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12 years 6 days ago #8625

Looks like Munster might be looking to play their home match against Connacht down in Musgrave (going from the "TBA") :(


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12 years 6 days ago #8627

If you look at all of Munsters fixtures, all home matches are currently listed as TBA. We should be ok.

www.rabodirectpro12.com/teams/munster/fixtures.php


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12 years 3 days ago #8647

Connacht Eagles British & Irish Cup Fixtures 2012/13

w/e 12/14th Oct Newport v Connacht

w/e 19/21st Oct Connacht v Newcastle

w/e 7/9th Dec Cross Keys v Connacht

w/e 14/16 Dec Connacht v Cross Keys

w/e 11/13 Jan Newcastle v Connacht

Sat 19th Jan Connacht v Newport

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12 years 3 days ago #8651

swift4prez wrote: Connacht Eagles British & Irish Cup Fixtures 2012/13

w/e 12/14th Oct Newport v Connacht

w/e 19/21st Oct Connacht v Newcastle

w/e 7/9th Dec Cross Keys v Connacht

w/e 14/16 Dec Connacht v Cross Keys

w/e 11/13 Jan Newcastle v Connacht

Sat 19th Jan Connacht v Newport


I wonder can we take from this that our first HC game will be at home, 2nd away etc., heard it would be announced next week so be good to get the full lowdown of the season.

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12 years 2 days ago #8656

Borders no.2 wrote:

swift4prez wrote: Connacht Eagles British & Irish Cup Fixtures 2012/13

w/e 12/14th Oct Newport v Connacht

w/e 19/21st Oct Connacht v Newcastle

w/e 7/9th Dec Cross Keys v Connacht

w/e 14/16 Dec Connacht v Cross Keys

w/e 11/13 Jan Newcastle v Connacht

Sat 19th Jan Connacht v Newport


I wonder can we take from this that our first HC game will be at home, 2nd away etc., heard it would be announced next week so be good to get the full lowdown of the season.


Id say thats a good call Borders, it would make perfect sense anyway as it wouldnt be practical any other way.

Slightly off subject but probably not worth a thread on its own but i was watching the highlights of the JP Morgan 7s from the stoop antd thought it would be a wonderful yearly season starter in the sportsground to have an interpro 7s tournament. Some of the Main sponsors and Tg4 would no doubt love to be on board and it would be a great 3 or so hours entertainment while giving connacht rugby even greater exposure during the Holiday season.
It would fit in lovely at the end of July just before the pre season friendlies kick in. I dont know how the board would feel about it but perhaps the Clan commitee could suggest it at their next meeting with them for next preseason?

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12 years 2 days ago #8658

Watched that live last Friday. Pissing wet night but they still got 7000 through the gates and it looked good on tv. We should definitely be looking at this.

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12 years 2 days ago #8660

Slightly off subject but probably not worth a thread on its own but i was watching the highlights of the JP Morgan 7s from the stoop antd thought it would be a wonderful yearly season starter in the sportsground to have an interpro 7s tournament. Some of the Main sponsors and Tg4 would no doubt love to be on board and it would be a great 3 or so hours entertainment while giving connacht rugby even greater exposure during the Holiday season.
It would fit in lovely at the end of July just before the pre season friendlies kick in. I dont know how the board would feel about it but perhaps the Clan commitee could suggest it at their next meeting with them for next preseason?


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11 years 11 months ago #8688

ERC are now saying:

Dates & KOs for Heineken Cup (Rds1-4) will be announced by @ercrugby on Thurs, 26 July, approx 12noon

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11 years 11 months ago #8689

Borders no.2 wrote:

swift4prez wrote: Connacht Eagles British & Irish Cup Fixtures 2012/13

w/e 12/14th Oct Newport v Connacht

w/e 19/21st Oct Connacht v Newcastle

w/e 7/9th Dec Cross Keys v Connacht

w/e 14/16 Dec Connacht v Cross Keys

w/e 11/13 Jan Newcastle v Connacht

Sat 19th Jan Connacht v Newport


I wonder can we take from this that our first HC game will be at home, 2nd away etc., heard it would be announced next week so be good to get the full lowdown of the season.


I doubt it works like that to be honest. It's probably not possible to ensure all A teams that are playing at the same time would be at home when the seniors are away, there are so many different things at play.

The ERC decision takes a while, lots of TV schedule horse trading to be done.


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