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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby erskinechilders » April 18th, 2017, 7:43 am

no it won't, you have to much higher for it to have an effect. Pretoria in SA is 4500ft above sea level!
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby VGE » April 18th, 2017, 8:21 am

Such an altitude doesn't have any effect.

You can breathe, eat, drink and play rugby as well as in Dublin.


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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby blockhead » April 18th, 2017, 8:37 am

Oldschool wrote:Lyon is at an altitude of over 1000ft above sea level, similar to Clerment's home ground.
Could this be a factor towards the end of the game.


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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Raydollard » April 18th, 2017, 12:12 pm

The Fairy Castle is at an altitude of 1500 feet - breathless.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Peg Leg » April 18th, 2017, 12:49 pm

blockhead wrote:
Oldschool wrote:Lyon is at an altitude of over 1000ft above sea level, similar to Clerment's home ground.
Could this be a factor towards the end of the game.


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In fairness to OS, I understand that whilst most of the squad are not likely to be affected, Dev's S&C preparation is being done in a low oxygen, isolation chamber.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby curates_egg » April 18th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Isa in boots but seemingly sitting out the training session...anything to it?
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Barry » April 18th, 2017, 1:42 pm

glad to see Jack Conan in the photos - had a bad feeling about his injury.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby scrum25 » April 18th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Donny B. wrote:So are we marching to the stadium in Lyon? Only 1,500 of us so we'll be outnumbered like in Bordeaux five years ago. But the march from the Irish pub to the stadium and the reception the Clermont fans gave us was fantastic and is genuinely one of my best memories in rugby.

So let's do it again!!!



Some great memories


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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Tiny206 » April 18th, 2017, 4:25 pm

Image

Credit : Trevor G.

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Postby riocard911 » April 18th, 2017, 4:55 pm

Tiny206 wrote:Image

:lol:



Magnifique!!! :happy clapper: :clap: :green clap:
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby outcast eddie » April 18th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Oh FFS! Newstalk reporting a citing for Cian H after the Connacht game.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby footrush » April 18th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Tiny206 wrote:Image

Credit : Trevor G.

:lol:

Nice Photo, special memory :happy clapper:
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 18th, 2017, 10:40 pm

Just re-read the thread for Castres v Leinster (post-match comments) as a reminder of what can go wrong. IMO, Castres were the best team we faced all Season, in the most adversarial stadium.

That night we missed a lot of tackles, largely because of their physicality.
We missed a good few possibly tries, largely because of inexperience.
We missed a lot of experience, before and during the game.

Having watched a lot of Clermont games over the past fortnight, the following points are relevant:
~ Clermont have three key players, Lamarat, Parra and Chouly
~ Clermont generally win high-scoring games.
~ The Clermont front-row is nearly always illegal, driving up on opposition scrum.
~ The Clermont counter-attack is no longer lethal.
~ Clermont use box-kicking as a mid-field attacking tactic and chase hard.
~ The Clermont line-out is effective but not impervious to being turned over.
~ Clermont don't play well from behind.

Compared with the team we had out against Castres in January, a lot of experience has been gained and some experience has returned (notably Triggs, SO'B & Ferg). Possibly the most vital player for us is Luke McGrath. He had a stinker against Castres but has had some good games recently. He must play like a link, not the leader, for the first 50 mins at least.

Our match winners could be our front-row and back-row. These six guys should have the opportunity to impose themselves on the game. The other "wild card" is Joey. He is an unknown quantity at this level of European competition away from home. Ross Byrne replaced J10 at a vital point in the game in Castres and found the pressure tough.

So, much to ponder. But overall, a lot for the Blue Army to be hopeful about. This is not the Clermont of 2012-13-14. Europe has seen a couple of glimpses of Leinster 2017, but not our full hand. If our line-out and maul work, we just might enjoy this weekend.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby molloyjh » April 19th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Donny B. wrote:So are we marching to the stadium in Lyon? Only 1,500 of us so we'll be outnumbered like in Bordeaux five years ago. But the march from the Irish pub to the stadium and the reception the Clermont fans gave us was fantastic and is genuinely one of my best memories in rugby.

So let's do it again!!!


Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Any chance to try and recreate the magic of Bordeaux.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Tiny206 » April 19th, 2017, 3:12 pm

Have a look here :
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Nothing official at this time, but ...
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby wixfjord » April 19th, 2017, 3:49 pm

http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/ ... ina/794482

Looks like Vaha should be fit for the weekend. Doubts over Zirk and Kayser still.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby footrush » April 19th, 2017, 4:13 pm

molloyjh wrote:
Donny B. wrote:So are we marching to the stadium in Lyon? Only 1,500 of us so we'll be outnumbered like in Bordeaux five years ago. But the march from the Irish pub to the stadium and the reception the Clermont fans gave us was fantastic and is genuinely one of my best memories in rugby.

So let's do it again!!!


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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Blue not red blood » April 19th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Want to say a huge thank you to Claire in Leinster ticket office.
I had a major issue in trying to download my tickets from the French website and she sorted us out this morning.

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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby paddyor » April 19th, 2017, 9:23 pm

So, even if they appeal Healy is likely to miss the SF. Big test for Dooley who's been very impressive in the limited game time hes had. Scrum always appear to be dominant but.not sure if thats not in part down to the weaker replacements he faces.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby arsebiscuits1 » April 19th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Probably more appropriate here.

Would Bent be considered for the 17 shirt? With Rossy to 18.

I like Dooley. But is he ready for a European semi?
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick
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