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9 years 1 week ago #831

RaboDirect Match Preview

Preview: Edinburgh v Connacht

Edinburgh Rugby's home defeat to Cardiff Blues in round one of the RaboDirect PRO12 ended a three match winning run at Murrayfield.

Edinburgh have lost their last three matches in the tournament., however the Scotsmen have won their last three home matches against Irish opponents.

Another victory would emulate the best ever start to a season for Connacht, when they went on to win their opening five matches of the 2002/03 campaign.

Connacht's only victory in their last ten visits to Scotland since 2006 was 19-17 at Glasgow in September 2010.

The last five clashes between the two teams have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Connacht's only previous victory at Murrayfield came on their maiden visit in March 2005.

*At Murrayfield, Friday 16th September 7.30pm.
*Referee: Alan Falzone (FIR, 4th competition game).
*Assistant Referees: James Matthew, Alan Forrest (both SRU).
*Citing Commissioner: Iain Goodall (SRU)


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9 years 1 week ago #832

Come on the Cows - Moooooo


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9 years 1 week ago #835

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

Good idea Cows.

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9 years 1 week ago #836

yeah knockon.ie is a great site.

would be over the moon with 4 points tonight! Don't see it happening though :-[. Losing BP is all I can see at best.

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9 years 1 week ago #838

I think Connacht's biggest obstacle in this one will be their own self doubt, having such a poor record in Scotland.  Hopefully the two wins so far will have them in a positive frame of mind and if they can avoid giving up any easy early scores, they can nick this one. 

As duly noted Visser is a concern and it may be difficult for George and Henry to make runs at him on the wing without the chance of isolating themselves.  The key will probably be to keep Edinburgh from getting the ball wide and to then watch Visser coming off his wing.  Aimless kicks to their back three will also have to be kept to a minimum.  Still Connacht have played and beaten better sides.  The trick will be to do it away from the Sportsground.

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9 years 1 week ago #841

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

Good idea Cows.


Visser is 6'4" and 17st 4lbs, so even George or Henry (who's a unit, but a snmaller one than Viiser) won't preturb him unduly. The Kid is a class act and will step up to Interationals with ease (just a shame it'll be with Scotland.. :(). He's not just a unit, but he's got serious gas and a good rugby brain... 14 ML tries last season and 10 the season before, 25 ML tries in 39.5 games is serious quality....???

He went to Barnard Castle up the North east of England (Durham) which has a great rugby pedigree, Rob Andrew, the Underwoods and Matt & Alex Tait, Rory Clegg (Quins), Alex Gray (current Eng U-20 Captain & Lon Irish) are all products...

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9 years 1 week ago #844

Has he not already played for the Netherlands or somewhere?


A Connacht is not just for the Xmas Inter-Pros...
A Connacht is for Life

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9 years 1 week ago #845

Nevermind ... THE SHTORY


A Connacht is not just for the Xmas Inter-Pros...
A Connacht is for Life

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9 years 1 week ago #849

He is a big unit, but as the old saying goes he can't run anywhere without his legs !!!! tackle low Connacht and make sure he doesn't cross the gain line let alone the try line.

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9 years 1 week ago #850

Quite a number of penalties (against Connacht) in the first seven minutes!!

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9 years 1 week ago #852

When can we abandon the Matthew Jarvis as points kicker experiment???  How many more crucial misses will it take?

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9 years 1 week ago #853

When can we abandon the Matthew Jarvis as points kicker experiment???  How many more crucial misses will it take?


There for his all around game, not just kicking. Wouldn't be a bad thing to have another option on the paddock also though...

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9 years 1 week ago #859

9-6 now. Hanging in there, sounds like a poor game though.

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9 years 1 week ago #861

12-9 and we're on the ropes for most of this. In the champagne minutes now got to show some composure. C'mon lads, lets get there....

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9 years 1 week ago #862

Game over with a turnover try. Disaster. Important to keep going and at least get something.

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9 years 1 week ago #863

I FUCKING SAID IT LAST WEEK AND ILL SAY IT NOW. STOP FUCKING KICKING THE BALL AIMLESS

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