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9 years 1 week ago #740

All true SP.

But one thing in our favour is best summed up by this opening sentence in an article on the Pro12 site:

Michael Bradley is convinced his troops are on the right track despite opening their RaboDirect Pro12 campaign with two successive defeats.


That's a very familiar sentence to all Connacht fans!


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9 years 1 week ago #741

I agree, we can't let them go too far ahead at the start. I do like Reynecke at hooker. I think he will give us some good go forward ball with his running. I though Muldoon gave away a few too many penalties last week. I hope this was a once off, we can't give Edinburgh any gifts of 3 points away from home.

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9 years 1 week ago #743

Really glad to see Reynecke in the starting 15.  Brings much more playmaking ability and rucking violence to the table, in my opinion.

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9 years 1 week ago #746

Anyone know if this is going to be shown on TV?

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9 years 1 week ago #748

According to the facebook page its just on GBFM!!

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9 years 1 week ago #749

The last time we beat Edinburgh away was when Eric was playing back in 2005 http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/matchcentre/703.php - so we are due a win, but our away record is too dismal to expect one, even the bookies have Edinburgh as 5 point favourites.


It isn't on TV but GalwayBayFM will have full commentary and of course the Connacht Facebook page will have updates also

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9 years 1 week ago #761

The last time we beat Edinburgh away was when Eric was playing back in 2005 http://www.rabodirectpro12.com/matchcentre/703.php - so we are due a win, but our away record is too dismal to expect one, even the bookies have Edinburgh as 5 point favourites.


It isn't on TV but GalwayBayFM will have full commentary and of course the Connacht Facebook page will have updates also


What about Knockon.ie, they doing live text..??

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9 years 1 week ago #765

They didn't for the first two weeks, I think the focus has been on upping the quality of the commentary, (which is only fair if they're getting into bed with RaboDirect.)

Rob and the boys have improved the professionalism of the coverage in the opening weeks, it's been quite noticeable. I guess it's hard to keep that up and try to do text updates at the same time.

(And by improving the professionalism I mean it hasn't always been obvious they're Connacht fans  >:( )


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9 years 1 week ago #767

http://www.knockon.ie will be doing live updates based on GBFM commentary tomorrow, it will be a good place to join in on the banter for the match.


Knockon has been doing some sterling work doing live updates for EVERY RWC game and will continue to do so for the rest of the tournament, why not have a look and join in the craic.

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9 years 1 week ago #771

Great start to the season. We really should have got the win last year against Edinburgh, let the early lead slip and should have been in for 2 tries late on. Onward's and upwards hopefully

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9 years 1 week ago #772

Welcome to the forum, Funk It!  Good first post...hope to hear from you often.

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9 years 1 week ago #780

Looking forward to tommorrow evening guys and gals !!!!!

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9 years 1 week ago #790

Hopefully we can make it 3 from 3. We'll need an improved display on last week. While our away record is poor a lot of that relates back a few years to when we often had thrown in the towel before a ball was kicked. There is more belief in this squad and management team when we're on the road.

We have been there or there abouts in a good number of our away matches in the past couple of seasons and let a number of games slip so really its a case of getting the basics right, keeping our discipline and giving ourselves a chance going into the closing stages. The slopiness in the set pieces early in the game last week must be cut out to give us a chance(even allowing for conditions etc.)

We need all the points we can get in these type of games especially during the world cup. Away trips to the likes of Leinster, Ulster, Munster etc. in the months to come are good games for the fans and for players to make a point but its results in these kind of games against the teams likely to be around us that ultimately define our season.

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9 years 1 week ago #807

http://www.knockon.ie will be doing live updates based on GBFM commentary tomorrow, it will be a good place to join in on the banter for the match.



for anyone interested in the Scottish angle on this game BBC Radio Scotland are broadcasing the match online also.

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9 years 1 week ago #827

Think I'll stick with GBFM, hope our wingers are on their metal tonight as Visser is the danger man,stop Visser and their attack isn't that potent.

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9 years 1 week ago #830

Think I'll stick with GBFM, hope our wingers are on their metal tonight as Visser is the danger man,stop Visser and their attack isn't that potent.


Visser playing 11?
McCrea is a big lad, but not as fast as O'Halloran. Can we just get George and Henry to run at him everytime they have the ball? Put the sh*ts up him


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