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2 weeks 4 days ago #68153

Rainbow Cup action this weekend as Connacht...

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Rainbow Cup action this weekend as Connacht take on top of the table Benetton Rugby on the Road. Benetton are four points clear at the top of the table and will want to maintain their winning ways. 

Congrats to Denis Buckley on hitting 200 caps -  only the third player in Connacht history to hit 200 caps

Connacht Clan HQ, Murty Rabbitts, will be reopening from the 7th June!  If you wish to make a booking please send all enquiries to: reservationsmurtyrabbitts@gmail.com One of the amazing Murtys crew will get straight back to you!

 

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2 weeks 4 days ago #68154

Benetton look strong on paper - can't agrue with 4/4 like - but fingers crossed we have our homework done right!

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2 weeks 4 days ago #68156

Some nice depth on the bench if we need it!

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2 weeks 4 days ago #68158

Is this game being shown on tv?

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2 weeks 4 days ago #68159

It’s on TG4 from 5.10pm

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2 weeks 2 days ago #68160

hmmmm, that didn't go quite right did it.

Bucks being forced off in the first minute was cruel, you could tell he would've given anything to keep playing. Natural issues in the scrum thereafter didn't help us. Did think our lads were watched a bit more closely by the officials, but nothing really material. Bundee was lucky x2 for off the ball incidents.

Thought the red was deserved tbh. No maice in it of course, just old habits not falling away and a regrettable height mismatch.

All credit to Benetton, they were well up for it - outplayed us in a very smart manner. Fair fecks, hope they go the distance!

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2 weeks 15 hours ago #68161

Agree with all of the above @Sol_ie

Benetton wanted it more and best of luck to them going forward in the comp. Gutted for Bucks, hope it is not too long of a Layoff.
This has been one weird season capped off by or severe lack of consistency!!

Been a long Season for the Lads, they need a break to recoup and get ready for the PRO16 and H-Cup next season
With some luck we'll be able to see them live :woohoo: (CC)

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1 week 6 days ago #68165

ShaneM wrote: Agree with all of the above @Sol_ie

Benetton wanted it more and best of luck to them going forward in the comp. Gutted for Bucks, hope it is not too long of a Layoff.
This has been one weird season capped off by or severe lack of consistency!!

Been a long Season for the Lads, they need a break to recoup and get ready for the PRO16 and H-Cup next season
With some luck we'll be able to see them live :woohoo: (CC)


Pack got battered and not just at scrums, starting selection was wrong.
Noting could be done about Denis's injury and consequence of only having McAllister fit as loosehead backup, but we could have been far more physical in the maul and loose....

Jarrod is a great guy, but I would have fronted Benetton with physicality at breakdown and had Boyle at Six and Papa at Eight and probably given Prendergast a lash at Seven (he has the wheels for sure). Jarrod isn't there yet since coming back form injury and in a horses for courses pick wouldn't have started for me. The other thing is that starting #BigPapa reduces the risk of a red card, certainly more so than coming off the bench in a game we're losing and being beaten up in and having to make a big game changing impact..

Am I right in thinking that McAllister finishes this season? If so he'll be gutted with his input in the last two games, just not at the races in Props bread and butter area. Fundamentally undermined the set-piece and gave Munster & Benetton an area to target.

Jordan Duggan and Matty Burke will provide backup for Denis next year at Loose head. Duggan in particular looked in great form before injury.

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1 week 5 days ago #68166

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Am I right in thinking that McAllister finishes this season? If so he'll be gutted with his input in the last two games, just not at the races in Props bread and butter area. Fundamentally undermined the set-piece and gave Munster & Benetton an area to target.

Jordan Duggan and Matty Burke will provide backup for Denis next year at Loose head. Duggan in particular looked in great form before injury.


I couldn't see his name in the big trance of renewals earlier this year - perhaps he has more time to run or has quietly renewed etc. Big step down in experience from Buckley to JD or MB.

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