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Match Thread - Ulster v Harlequins, Ravenhill, 7:45 BT Sport 2

  • 15-12-2017 8:22pm
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Ulster-Rugby-4205.gif| harlequins.png
    Charles Piutau | Ross Chisholm
    Craig Gilroy | Charlie Walker
    Louis Ludik | Winston Stanley
    Stuart McCloskey | Jamie Roberts
    Jacob Stockdale | Alofa Alofa
    Christian Lealiifano | Marcus Smith
    John Cooney | Ian Prior
    Nick Timoney | Renaldo Bothma
    Chris Henry | Dave Ward
    Iain Henderson (C) | Archie White
    Kieran Treadwell | Charlie Matthews
    Alan O'Connor | George Merrick
    Wiehaan Herbst | Kyle Sinckler
    Rob Herring | Elia Elia
    Callum Black | Lewis Boyce
    Replacements
    John Andrew | Charlie Piper
    Andrew Warwick | Mark Lambert
    Ross Kane | Phil Swainston
    Matthew Rea | Matthew Luamanu
    Sean Reidy | Dino Lamb
    Paul Marshall | James Lang
    Peter Nelson | Tim Visser
    Andrew Trimble | Mike Brown

    Harlequins travel to Ravenhill tonight to take on Ulster in the second of the european head to heads, after being given a bit of a shake down last week. Ulster will be looking to continue the dominance up front (wow) with Iain Henderson hopefully wrecking all round him again. Nick Timoney will look to continue his rich vein of form, and Jacob Stockdale will hopefully pick up where he left off.

    Nothing less than five points will do for Ulster tonight. Well, that's not strictly true, but a lack of 5 points will mean needing to pick up difficult points against Wasps and La Rochelle. Tonight is Ulster's best shot at picking up that crucial 10th point they'll need from their last 3 games.

    Harlequins I know feck all about except Mike Brown has been dropped probably because he's a bit rubbish and spends more time mouthing off than playing the game.

    The referee isn't Lacey or Clancy so we should be ok.

    Prediction

    Ulster to get the bonus point they want, and give Harlequins a good pasting in the process. Mike Brown to look annoyed at the end. Jamie Roberts to do nothing but run into the first man in white he sees.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,214 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Acceptable match thread.
    That deserves a like.

    Ulster to get five points but concede a few late ones leaving it a high scoring game.

    Ulster 37 - 25 Quinn's


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Your list of refs and hate figures in Ulster Rugby is starting to look a lot like Arya Stark's infamous list. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Why does BOD have to shout?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Quins are here to throw it around. Suits us fine.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Hmmmmm, that was pretty awful from Piutau. Telegraphed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,686 ✭✭✭ corny


    Beautiful kick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    The Quins 10 looks like he'd be asked for ID if he heads for a beer after the match.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Sinckler is brainless, that was especially dumb :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    swiwi_ wrote: »
    The Quins 10 looks like he'd be asked for ID if he heads for a beer after the match.
    Marcus Smith, he's not 19 until February


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭ MaybeMaybe


    Ulster don't look very good at lineouts, in case you hadn't noticed...


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    any streams running through Belfast?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,744 ✭✭✭ ongarite


    Poor tackle attempt, technique from Ulster in this Quins move


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    any streams running through Belfast?

    River Lagan...?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Ulster defence is shocking


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,214 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Those missed tackles are killing Ulster... Terrible defense


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Oh fcuk off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Walker is quick, but that was poor defence by Ulster for that try.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Marcus Smith, he's not 19 until February

    Looks decent on first viewing. Baby faced assassin.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    If only Ulster had a coach that specialized in defending....wonder where we could find one of those.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    vienne86 wrote: »
    Why does BOD have to shout?

    Dont reckon he shouts. But he always sounds constipated. Not really a voice that lends itself to commentary I have to say.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭ MaybeMaybe


    what's up with Rory Best?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,214 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    MaybeMaybe wrote: »
    what's up with Rory Best?

    Infected cut on his leg


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    Entertaining first half. Quins look more like scroing tries than Ulster.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Looking better second half


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Why would you take three there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,627 ✭✭✭ crisco10


    Stockdale and Gilroy give serious pace to back 3


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Stockdale made that one with that wee pass inside.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Stockdale is just about my favourite player of 2017


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,627 ✭✭✭ crisco10


    awec wrote: »
    Stockdale made that one with that wee pass inside.

    Nah it was defo piataus goosestep. ;-)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,160 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    awec wrote: »
    Why would you take three there.

    Win the game first. 2 score game gives ulster a bit of freedom to open up now.


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