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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby enby » May 21st, 2016, 9:13 pm

both Marmion and McGinty were superb in that first half and played well enough in 2nd. O'Halloran is maturing well. Muldoon is some man. They will be very dangerous opponents next week
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby Made Of Ale » May 21st, 2016, 10:04 pm

enby wrote:both Marmion and McGinty were superb in that first half and played well enough in 2nd. O'Halloran is maturing well. Muldoon is some man. They will be very dangerous opponents next week


Don't think so. We're definitely going to win.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 22nd, 2016, 9:33 pm

Well played Connacht. Thoroughly deserved to win.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby Oldschool » May 22nd, 2016, 10:50 pm

kermischocolate wrote:Well played Connacht. Thoroughly deserved to win.

Very magnanimous.
Have to say to you that you've been a great ambassador for your club's fans this season. :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper:
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 23rd, 2016, 12:03 am

Oldschool wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:Well played Connacht. Thoroughly deserved to win.

Very magnanimous.
Have to say to you that you've been a great ambassador for your club's fans this season. :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper:


:oops: :oops: :oops: Aww thanks!

A semi final defeat is much easier to take when we were clearly beaten by the better team. Not often a tight scoreline reflects a pretty one sided game.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby wprathead » May 23rd, 2016, 2:23 am

kermischocolate wrote:
A semi final defeat is much easier to take when we were clearly beaten by the better team. Not often a tight scoreline reflects a pretty one sided game.


Thank you kermis, the Glasgow fans were great and really added to the atmosphere in the Clan Stand
Hopefully Finn Russell has a speedy recovery- hopefully you'll be wearing green in Murrayfield :)
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby jezzer » May 24th, 2016, 5:20 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:Well played Connacht. Thoroughly deserved to win.

Very magnanimous.
Have to say to you that you've been a great ambassador for your club's fans this season. :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper:


:oops: :oops: :oops: Aww thanks!

A semi final defeat is much easier to take when we were clearly beaten by the better team. Not often a tight scoreline reflects a pretty one sided game.


I thought you were on track to win the previous game against Connacht until the flying headbutt (30 seconds after he told the ref there would be no more shenanigans from him!).

The semi though was pretty clear-cut. You were missing a couple of important players and it showed. What has happened to Strauss? Has his beard developed the same disorder as Chabal's caught?
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 24th, 2016, 5:51 pm

jezzer wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
:oops: :oops: :oops: Aww thanks!

A semi final defeat is much easier to take when we were clearly beaten by the better team. Not often a tight scoreline reflects a pretty one sided game.


I thought you were on track to win the previous game against Connacht until the flying headbutt (30 seconds after he told the ref there would be no more shenanigans from him!).

The semi though was pretty clear-cut. You were missing a couple of important players and it showed. What has happened to Strauss? Has his beard developed the same disorder as Chabal's caught?


Think with losing Favaro early on we lost any balance in back row.

Strauss has been OK but been off the boil all season - as have too many players. Realistically (especially given where we were at Christmas) we're just glad to have made the playoffs!

I think our very disjointed season finally caught up with us. We've used something like 70 players! We threw the kitchen sink at Connacht but just weren't good enough- we need a talisman and had little impact from the bench. Desperately need some new signings for next year.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby johng » May 24th, 2016, 7:10 pm

17 players out 4 in according to wiki
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » May 24th, 2016, 7:51 pm

johng wrote:17 players out 4 in according to wiki


we've got similar numbers (as a big RWC supplier)

know he got injured in the semi but Russell picked a bad time of year to lose form, Weir could be missed next season
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 24th, 2016, 9:56 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
johng wrote:17 players out 4 in according to wiki


we've got similar numbers (as a big RWC supplier)

know he got injured in the semi but Russell picked a bad time of year to lose form, Weir could be missed next season


Off the top of my head most of those are going to Edinburgh :evil: .
Russell hasn't played that well all season- Weir has been in much better form. We've struggled for a settled half-back pairing.
Although the limited news we're getting on Russell is very concerning. First and foremost I hope he makes a full recovery, rugby comes after that.

Must have been a tough year for Johnny Gray as captain as well- he's got a lot of growing into the role imo but then he's only, what, 21? John Muldoon he ain't. Yet!
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » May 25th, 2016, 8:47 am

Gray is going to smash all kinds of records

Beeb says Russell out of summer tour but doesnt need surgery thankfully
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 25th, 2016, 5:23 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Gray is going to smash all kinds of records

Beeb says Russell out of summer tour but doesnt need surgery thankfully


Yea but the vagueness on updates on Finn is still very concerning. :?
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 25th, 2016, 5:26 pm

Does the fact that they mentioned surgery mean it's his neck and not concussion?
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 25th, 2016, 5:33 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Does the fact that they mentioned surgery mean it's his neck and not concussion?


Not necessarily. I heard rumours of an eye socket injury so I wondered if his eye itself was the problem.
Or could be a head injury that potentially required surgery?
No one publically knows.
He was transferred to Beaumont which must be significant in itself in that he's clearly not fit to fly home.

Radio silence is never good when it comes to injuries :(.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » May 25th, 2016, 7:29 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Does the fact that they mentioned surgery mean it's his neck and not concussion?


Not necessarily. I heard rumours of an eye socket injury so I wondered if his eye itself was the problem.
Or could be a head injury that potentially required surgery?
No one publically knows.
He was transferred to Beaumont which must be significant in itself in that he's clearly not fit to fly home.

Radio silence is never good when it comes to injuries :(.


didnt know Beaumont part but thats the main/highest level critical care hospital here
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby kermischocolate » May 25th, 2016, 9:31 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:didnt know Beaumont part but thats the main/highest level critical care hospital here


Was in the press release from Glasgow yesterday.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby fourthirtythree » May 25th, 2016, 11:02 pm

Beaumont has particular specialisations so it might not relate to critical care in general.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » May 26th, 2016, 7:50 am

fourthirtythree wrote:Beaumont has particular specialisations so it might not relate to critical care in general.


I dont necessarrily mean as in critical condition but its where most of the most serious injuries go
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht Rugby 2015 / 2016

Postby Flakey 16 » June 21st, 2016, 11:13 pm

Connacht have signed Dominic Robertson-McCoy an IQ New Zealander from the Blues development side Image http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/36592668
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