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After a disappointing Christmas inter-pro season, our Connacht men are back into the thick of European Rugby when we take on the mighty Toulouse in the Sportsground! Join the Clan in the Clan Bar for the usual post match interview! All are welcome!!

 

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Accidentally Onside replied the topic: #67221 6 months 4 weeks ago

RonanL wrote: Him going off injured at half time probably accounts for that! I agree though, he was our stand out player in the first 40.

Not being on the pitch is a serious impediment to performance alright :whistle:
Knew one of our second rows had gone off but could have sworn it was Thornbury :blush:

I also enjoyed the Huget thing, I kind of like him, sort of like a vilian from a 1930s movie. Savage player when he fancies it too.
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overstrander replied the topic: #67220 6 months 4 weeks ago

RonanL wrote:

Accidentally Onside wrote: Dillane was brilliant in the first half, faded a bit in the second but can be pleased with his days work.


My highlight of the game was Huget getting thick with the crowd having been binned. In the lead up to that moment, the Toulouse bench were loving it too - the panto reactions to the replays on the screen even got a thumbs up from one of their forwards!


Huget is a thug, the sooner he leaves the game, the better.
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RonanL replied the topic: #67217 6 months 4 weeks ago

Accidentally Onside wrote: Dillane was brilliant in the first half, faded a bit in the second but can be pleased with his days work.


Him going off injured at half time probably accounts for that! I agree though, he was our stand out player in the first 40.

My highlight of the game was Huget getting thick with the crowd having been binned. In the lead up to that moment, the Toulouse bench were loving it too - the panto reactions to the replays on the screen even got a thumbs up from one of their forwards!

Strange game overall, but I left feeling a little more positive about the rest of the season. We need a confidence boost from somewhere, and I think it's clear that we need to sign some bulk - when we get into opposition 22's, we struggle badly for physicality.

Bizarrely, maybe a win in the dead rubber at the weekend could be the boost we need going into the break?
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Accidentally Onside replied the topic: #67208 7 months 3 hours ago
There's some positives to take out of that; we fronted up physically for the first time in weeks. Still didn't quite win the collisions battle but against such a huge team that's always going to be the case.

Dillane was brilliant in the first half, faded a bit in the second but can be pleased with his days work.

Carty was back at it, which was great to see.

Paddy mccallister showed up really well.

Scrum was excellent for 60 mins, not sure what happened in the last 20.

Lineout and maul were top drawer, particularly the maul which looked our best attacking option against a much bigger outfit.

Final thoughts: Leinster have the beating of those lads and Joe tekori is an absolutely enormous man!
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daveydavey replied the topic: #67207 7 months 4 hours ago
Another poor performance, to go 7 níl up and not score after that is disappointing, the 3rd try was a killer, I feel sorry 4 kerins it just did not happen 4 him, faainga immense again, last 10 minutes were hard to watch
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Sol_ie replied the topic: #67206 7 months 7 hours ago
Disappointing result all in all, based on the last few mins. Really didn't exploit the two man advantage in the last ten minutes. They fronted up to it immensely.

Thought before the last ten our unforced error count was decent, some great decision making and some iffy decision making. Thought the defence was great, when you're a tired squad up against a Toulouse team like that.

Ref was decent - think their first try was a double movement, think Matt was lucky not to get away with a yellow for the knock on - but besides that his communication was very good. Can't really have any compliants there.

Thought Jack was great, Boyle was fantastic, Bundee was briliant, Tiernan was targeted and seems to be playing back into himself. Tough game for Kerins to start in, but he was ok, Blade did add a bit when he came on.

Set piece play was great, we fronted up to them well in the scrum. A few awry line-outs, prob more to do with the wind than anything?

Look: this is one of the best teams in Europe. The scoreline flattered them. If there was anyone that didn't take heed of Akhi's warnings during the week, they believe them now.
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Sol_ie replied the topic: #67205 7 months 9 hours ago
25 mins in and all going very well. All the lads trying hard. Colby unlucky in a way with the way the man was falling, but equally only got the yellow for what was a bad contact with the face.

No way their first try was over, clear double movement.

Just saw the knock on their at the line, lucky escape for us.
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DrFreako replied the topic: #67196 7 months 1 day ago
Our former player (Ahki) taughts on returning:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport...XhhGsDSV1r4.facebook
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Sol_ie replied the topic: #67195 7 months 1 day ago
Dunno what to make of this one, to be honest. Been a tought few weeks on the lads over the inter-pros - not to mention the injuries etc.

Qualification is possible, but perhaps unlikely.

That said, we're unbeaten at home in Euro competitions - surely there'll be a bit of complacency there.

Oh, and y'know: www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/connacht-...famous-win-1.1621164
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Sol_ie replied the topic: #67194 7 months 1 day ago
After a disappointing Christmas inter-pro season, our...

ConnTolouse2020

After a disappointing Christmas inter-pro season, our Connacht men are back into the thick of European Rugby when we take on the mighty Toulouse in the Sportsground! Join the Clan in the Clan Bar for the usual post match interview! All are welcome!!

 

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Galway Rover replied the topic: #67193 7 months 1 day ago
Hi Owenie80, I don't want your tickets, but I'm in Dun laoghaire and going down to the match on Saturday morning. If you want to get your tickets down to Galway to a purchaser or to friends and can get them to me in Dun laoghaire today Friday, I will bring them down to Galway for you and pass them on in Murthy Rabbits before the match to who ever you want. My mobile is 085 8436299. Also, you really should have posted this message under the 'Spare Tickets' thread. Might be worth reposting it there. Best of luck shifting the tickets, Dermot/Salty/Galway Rover.
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