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Topic-icon Connacht v Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)

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2 years 9 months ago #58704

anyone got a link to the Zebre team?

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2 years 9 months ago #58705

clanman wrote: anyone got a link to the Zebre team?


Zebre: Matteo Minozzi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Tommaso Boni, Giovanb, attista Venditti, Carlo Canna, Marcello Violi, Andrea Lovotti, Oliviero Fabiani, Dario Chistolini, Leonard Krumov, George Biagi, Maxime Mbandà, Johan Meyer, Renato Giammarioli
Replacements: Luhandre Luus, Cruze Ah-Nau, Eduardo Bello, David Sisi, Jacopo Sarto, Guglielmo Palazzani, Serafin Bordoli, Ciaran Gaffney

www.connachtrugby.ie/zebvcon-preview/

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2 years 9 months ago #58708

All a bit frantic at the moment. Slow it down a touch, less crazy passing, make it stick! Come on Connacht!

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2 years 9 months ago #58709

Sol_ie wrote: All a bit frantic at the moment. Slow it down a touch, less crazy passing, make it stick! Come on Connacht!


We are clueless going forward at the moment. 25 mins.

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2 years 9 months ago #58710

Podge57 wrote:

Sol_ie wrote: All a bit frantic at the moment. Slow it down a touch, less crazy passing, make it stick! Come on Connacht!


We are clueless going forward at the moment. 25 mins.


We've been done for crossing on first phase possession twice in the last two weeks, shocking stuff. We look badly coached.

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2 years 9 months ago #58711

I can live with the lack of quality but the lack of intensity is so disappointing. Weak soak tackles and weak ineffective carrying.

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2 years 9 months ago #58712

I can't agree more.
Buckley and Farrell, a wee bit Ahki, are trying.
The rest... :(

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2 years 9 months ago #58713

Awful stuff. For all our possession, Zebre have been one good pass or a fingertip for an intercept away from a try on a few occasions. We have never threatened the try line. For all Zebre's improvement I doubt any team in the Pro12/14 have ever gone scoreless in a first half against them, their tactics are fairly basic but we're playing with no pace or intensity and we are just so easy to defend against.

Down to 14 for next 10 we need to start doing the basics right and work our way into the game and hope we eventually wear them down. They've soaked up a lot of pressure though and two very kickable missed kicks gives them further belief.

Overall hopefully we can dig this out as it's a big game in terms of our European hopes but longer term this is just a continuation of a team going nowhere fast at the moment.

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2 years 9 months ago #58714

You could tell by the way they arrived on the pitch - strolling about that there would be no intensity. Real lack of leadership on and of the pitch. No one bar Farrell seems up for it...and Zebre are as bad, just not worse.

No ball carrier, shoveling ball about. Tow relatively easy kicks missed. Awful.

There is a wind though, so maybe there is some hope.

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2 years 9 months ago #58715

No surprise that it was Farrell who was awake for that try.

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2 years 9 months ago #58716

Worst I've seen from Connacht possibly ever. Beyond p'd off. Absolutely shameful display.

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2 years 9 months ago #58717

Beyond awful.

Wrong from the start. Mindset means basic mistakes, falling off tackles.
Coach needs to take responsibility and we need to replace Muldoon as Captain and probably player.

Couldn't even take a lineout on last play....honestly. They'd be relegated in AIL.

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2 years 9 months ago #58718

Its so bad you can only laugh. Everyone from management to players (with one or two exceptions) should be ashamed of this display. I have been looking at Connacht all season and I still don't really see what type of game we're trying to play. There seems to be no concept of the basics, shovelling ball along the line to static targets, trying offloads that aren't on. Running from situations that aren't on. The number of basic missed tackles again was ridiculous.

Credit to Zebre. The Italians have really upped their game which is good for the league but from our point of view we made it easy for them.

It's sad to see how badly this team has disintegrated.

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2 years 9 months ago #58719

I'm not a natural critic of my team.
It was fixable, nice at time in Llanelli, Belfast, Cardiff.
This was a low. The lower I've seen, from beyond Elwood era.

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2 years 9 months ago #58720

This is not acceptable from a so called professional outfit . Everybody from Coach to players should be ashamed . We got a lucky try but apart from that we never looked close to crossing their line . Tackles not existent . Keane must take a huge portion of the blame .

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2 years 9 months ago #58721

Losing to Zebre is our level now, they are a better team than us, fair play to Michael Bradley. The manner of the performance was so disheartening, everyone involved needs to take a long hard look at themselves. I have no idea what the coaches are trying to achieve at the moment.

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