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1 month 1 week ago #67739

 
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And we're back! Connacht take on Ulster in the Pro14 this weekend at the Aviva Stadium! Don't join us there! We won't be there! No one will be there! There's a pandemic, like!

However, you might be able to get a (socially distanced) spot in Murty Rabbitts. E-Mail: reservationsmurtyrabbitts@gmail.com. Of course, numbers are stictly limited and pre-booking is essential.

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1 month 1 week ago #67740

Folks, I dunno about ye, but I'm excited for this.

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1 month 1 week ago #67741

+1. I'm expecting two wins from two. We're better than Ulster IMHO, and Munster will be out of contention to top our conference after this weekend's games when they lose to Leinster and Edinburgh beat Glasgow. They'll therefore be in rotation mode for our game against them the following weekend. Don't forget the motivation too for Bundee, Carty, Blade, Marmion, Heffernan, Bealham, Dillane, Roux, and Thornbury to get selected for the national squad. We have two games only to impress.

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1 month 1 week ago #67742

Decent looking starting XV, particularly like the notion of Porchy at 15. Lad is absolutely rapid and we could see some Christian Cullen type running (the NZ version, not Munster) from him if we get some decent ball. If the pack are competitive and can create a platform, we can create all sorts of problems with that back three....

Hopefully no pack injuries, because we are lightweight in every sense on the bench..
Ulster have gone as strong as they can currently with their Starting XV,and the bench is Serious.....

Connacht Rugby wrote: CONNACHT RUGBY MATCHDAY 23 VS ULSTER RUGBY
16:30, Sunday 23rd August @ Aviva Stadium

15. John Porch
14. Peter Sullivan
13. Tom Farrell
12. Bundee Aki
11. Alex Wootton
10. Jack Carty
9. Kieran Marmion
1. Denis Buckley
2. Dave Heffernan
3. Finlay Bealham
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Gavin Thornbury
6. Eoghan Masterson
7. Jarrad Butler (c)
8. Paul Boyle

16. Jonny Murphy
17. Jordan Duggan
18. Jack Aungier
19. Niall Murray
20. Conor Oliver
21. Stephen Kerins
22. Conor Dean
23. Tom Daly


Ulster Rugby wrote: Ulster team to play Connacht, Guinness PRO14 Round 14, Sunday 23 August at Aviva Stadium (kick-off 4.30pm, live on Premier Sports & TG4):

(15-9) Jacob Stockdale, Craig Gilroy, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Louis Ludik, Billy Burns (Capt.), John Cooney;

(1-8) Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Kieran Treadwell, Nick Timoney, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O’Sullivan, Tom O’Toole, Sam Carter, Matthew Rea, Alby Mathewson, Ian Madigan, Michael Lowry.

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1 month 1 week ago #67743

We're down to the bare bones in the back three. No sign of TOH which must mean he's injured alongside O'Donnell, Healy, and S Fitzgerald. Worrying, but thank god for Tom Daly's versatility. Wonder if Delahunt and C Fitzgerald are injured or just rotated/rested?

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1 month 1 week ago #67744

For the incurable optimists out there, don't forget that Connacht can still win the Pro14. All we need is to pick up ten points, restrict Munster to zero, hope Scarlets don't get more than eight, oh and overturn a points difference deficit of 163.
After that it is a simple matter of beating Leinster to take our place in a final where, following the preceding heroics, we would assuredly start as favourites over Edinburgh.
On a good day we can beat Ulster and Munster by 30 each, leaving us needing Leinster to beat Munster by 74 tomorrow. It would be an unprecedented scoreline, but hey, these are unprecedented times.


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1 month 1 week ago #67745

pinky wrote: For the incurable optimists out there, don't forget that Connacht can still win the Pro14. All we need is to pick up ten points, restrict Munster to zero, hope Scarlets don't get more than eight, oh and overturn a points difference deficit of 163.
After that it is a simple matter of beating Leinster to take our place in a final where, following the preceding heroics, we would assuredly start as favourites over Edinburgh.
On a good day we can beat Ulster and Munster by 30 each, leaving us needing Leinster to beat Munster by 74 tomorrow. It would be an unprecedented scoreline, but hey, these are unprecedented times.


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1 month 5 days ago #67746

Clearly Craig Casey could sense the danger of the late surge from Connacht so he satisfied himself with a LBP to snuff out the threat.
I can't believe we haven't even played our first pre-season game and the title challenge has evaporated :-(


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1 month 5 days ago #67747

Hello all, is this being broadcast on GBFM?

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1 month 5 days ago #67748

Robb Murphy said on craggy island this is his first game he has missed on home soil since 2002. So I'm guessing it's not.
Also Munster Game last night was not on the radio. I looked on newstalk and RTÉ


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1 month 5 days ago #67749

1885 fanzone.

Is this showing the match or is it just a meeting room with interviews etc?


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1 month 5 days ago #67751

Tall Paul wrote: Robb Murphy said on craggy island this is his first game he has missed on home soil since 2002. So I'm guessing it's not.
Also Munster Game last night was not on the radio. I looked on newstalk and RTÉ


RTE radio 1 say they have today's match.

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1 month 5 days ago #67752

Last night's game was on Radio 1. I tuned in for a bit since the eir Sport subscription I paid for doesn't actually work and they are not big fans of the idea of customer support. Eventually I decided to go out for some fresh air and watch it on TG4 later.


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1 month 4 days ago #67753

Nice win. We're sixth overall on points (ignoring all this conference silliness), clear of Glasgow and Treviso, so we can lay claim to have qualified for the Champions Cup on merit (or something).


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1 month 4 days ago #67754

pinky wrote: Last night's game was on Radio 1. I tuned in for a bit since the eir Sport subscription I paid for doesn't actually work and they are not big fans of the idea of customer support. Eventually I decided to go out for some fresh air and watch it on TG4 later.


I don't think I have ever gotten their service to work on a computer or streaming to a tv. Sure, I could watch the game in glorious 440p on my their phone app where it buffers ever 15 seconds, but I'm a purist at heart.

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1 month 4 days ago #67755

The Clan sponsor gets a plug from Johnny Watterson:
www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/dan-mcfar...kicking-on-1.4337064
I'm not sure they'll be particularly happy at being a metaphor for death (or something) but what can you do ...


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