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3 weeks 2 days ago #66781

Join  the Connacht Clan in the Sportsgorund...

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Join  the Connacht Clan in the Sportsgorund for Connacht v. Cheetahs on Saturday. 515 kickoff. Join us in the Clan Bar for the post game interview. Don't forget to collect your Clan pack in the bar pre-game or post-interview!

Our hosts at Murtys will be opening early for the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals! Be sure to get in for some rugby chat, and a nice early breakfast!


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3 weeks 2 days ago #66782

Should be a cracking game, this. Start of a long, long, long stretch of games - including some interpros and european games. Imagine that there'll be some proper player management going on. Cheetahs are three from three so far, all with relatively big margins. All home games for them, and as this is their first away game of the season the altitude advantage will be gone.


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3 weeks 2 days ago #66783

I wonder if that fu@ker who emptied the contents of his nose into Colby Fainga'a's face at last season's game is due to line out for them. If so, he should get a warm welcome.

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3 weeks 2 days ago #66785

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Leader and Heffernan back on the bench!
Same as last game otherwise (injuries excepted)



Back-3 is a quite unproven combination, but full of speed!
The rest looks strong.
Will watch specifically Burke, has to step-up as soon as now!

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3 weeks 2 days ago #66786

Connacht Matchday Squad V Toyota Cheetahs (Sat 26 OCT, 5.15PM)

(15-9): Stephen Fitzgerald, Niyi Adeolokun, Kyle Godwin, Peter Robb, John Porch, Conor Fitzgerald, Kieran Marmion (1-8 ): Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, Quinn Roux, Eoghan Masterson, Jarrad Butler (C), Paul Boyle.

Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Matthew Burke, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Cillian Gallagher, Caolin Blade, Tom Farrell, Darragh Leader.

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3 weeks 2 days ago #66787

No Matt Healy :(

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3 weeks 2 days ago #66788

Good it's sunny, because we have light road-runners...


9) Marmion lighter than Blade
10) Fitzgerald lighter than Horwitz/Carty
11) Porsh ligter than Godwin/Healy
13) Godwin lighter than Daly/Aki
14) Niyi lighter than Leader
15) S.Fitz lighter than TOH

Robb will be essential to gain hard ground in contact.

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3 weeks 18 hours ago #66790

Yeaaaah! Just have got out of jail, Farell among 3 players on him making a LBP into a Fiver TBP Win!!!!!!!!!

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3 weeks 16 hours ago #66791

Brave decision at the end not to take the draw. Paid off in spades though. Happy out!

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3 weeks 2 hours ago #66792

Wow. Two chances for the draw with the clock in the red, both turned down. Real fortitude from us. Cheetahs looked off the pace for chunks of the game, probably could’ve sealed them away sooner.

Amazing work tho.


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2 weeks 6 days ago #66797

Thrilling atmosphere. So glad the forwards backed themselves and set up the win. Objectively Cheetahs threw it away with the foul play but we pressured them. Light weight backs not so lightweight after all and serious speed when chances appeared. Interesting t see Stephen Fitzgerald kicking for field position in the second half. Having kickers at 10, 13 and 15 could be very useful against hard pressing defences and lessen the need to box kick from 9. Shame to lose Gavin Thornberry. Hope it isn't as bad as it looked. Lineout is one of the few serious work ons for the next few weeks.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #66800

If Healy comes back -hypothesis- as FB, Porsh+Matt+Niyi is in all likehood the fastest back-3 combination in Pro14 -if not Europe-, isn't it?

BTW where those very very nice stats come from? Would love to have them weeks after weeks

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