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Worcester v Connacht match thread

  • 12-01-2018 8:18pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


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    Rotation indicator

    in the main 15,
    6 Worcester players started less than half of their Premiership games, 5 for Connacht in Pro14

    I'd hope experimental positional changes (winger as FB, FB as centre...) will disorganse their back-line though

    Big names out :
    both TH (Schonert/Bealham), both flyhalfs (Lance-and their 2nd choice/Carty)
    Connacht suffers from Buckley/McKeon injuries, but on the other side, Te'o and Spencer (center and lock), will be badly missing

    Odds :
    Connacht 1 to 3 points favorite. I'd agree it's a tight one

    Weaknesses and strengths
    Despite not being 1st choice at 1st sight, I'd hope Connacht front-row to hold. Worries about Heff throws without Cannon in the lineout, and McCoy 1st game for long
    Worcester back-row is their main one, should get the upper hand. Butler has to play as good as last week, and Masterson as good as he did vs Brive (was everywhere)
    Connacht 9 to 13 are beyond reach IMO. If they have proper balls from rucks.

    Head-to-head
    Irish 3rd choice FB/wing (TOH) vs new Welsh 3rd choice wing/FB (Adams) is going to be interesting


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,357 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    I think we should win. Connacht have progressed so much from that first game against Worcester in the SG.
    Thought KK would have went full strength but if he trusts the guys then so do I.
    Win by 6-8 points.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,867 ✭✭✭ Wegians89


    Bit surprised at Heff back in, he was fairly out in the cold there for a while after he Harv a promising start to the season. Hope he goes well


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Edinburgh was 1 min for being beaten at home, but anyway, with Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons I highly doubt 25 would have been enough to be top 2 overall.

    Now it's cristal clear : it's a win or nothing for a home SemiFinal


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Fact : Ryan Mills, who should take the kicking duties back tomorrow has the 15th success rate out of 17 kickers who made more than 10 attempts last season (72,5%)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    7 min to K.O
    Most important game until CC Final!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,016 ✭✭✭ Bridge93


    Most important game until CC quarter final. And then the semi final. If you lose them you’re out. If you lose this you’re not out

    Think Connacht by 6/7 for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,267 ✭✭✭ ionapaul


    Is the game on TV anywhere?


  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭ fatgav


    Not on tv. Galway Bay FM carrying it live. Early Worcester try though :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    We are ****ing awful in England. 12-0 down with a conversion to come.


  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭ fatgav


    Second try. 12-0 now.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    TRY MULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ Manofthewest


    Try for Connacht after a yellow card to Worcester.

    Converted by Ronaldson. 12-7 now


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Connacht right in the game 12-7
    YC Worcester


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    17-7 ffs


  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ Manofthewest


    Connacht caught out there and a third try for Worcester.

    Something not going right for the Connacht defence :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭ freyners


    Niyi gets our second


  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ Manofthewest


    Second try for Connacht by Niyi and converted.

    17-14


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Niyi and Ronaldson!
    3 points margin only


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    Seems like the defending is non-existent here. 17-14 to Worcester after a Niyi try and a Ronaldson conversion


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,076 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Down to 13 men, roux and butler yellow carded. Worcester pen in conn 22


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  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ Manofthewest


    Two yellow cards for Connacht..... QR and JB.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    We're down to 13 men. Roux and Butler gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,016 ✭✭✭ Bridge93


    Given the start and way Connacht are playing from what snippets I'm getting, 17-14 is not the worst return


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭ seanin4711


    discipline looks shocking!
    quinn roux being consistent as ever


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    4th try for Worcester. Let's never have confidence ever again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭ freyners


    If quinn could sort his discipline he would be challenging ultan and James Ryan for Ireland consistenty. What he brings in the scrum and loose is fantastic but he's penalty and card count can be very bad


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭ Borders no.2


    Only Worcesters kicking keeping us in it.

    To have conceded 4 tries in one half to a half baked lineup of a team 2nd bottom in the Premiership really is awful. Need to get back to full complement with no further damage and we might have a chance.

    Regardless of whether or not we turn it around the mentality of this Connacht side on the road has to be questioned. Just going on memory we let the game completely run away from us against Dragons in the first half, Cardiff was similar to this game we worked our way into it multiplt times then self-destructed, Brive 2nd string we handed a 18 point advantage before we began to play and thats before we mention Zebre as well as points carelessly chucked away against Ulster and Scarlets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,616 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Only Worcesters kicking keeping us in it.



    here
    connachta wrote: »
    Fact : Ryan Mills, who should take the kicking duties back tomorrow has the 15th success rate out of 17 kickers who made more than 10 attempts last season (72,5%)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭ Borders no.2


    connachta wrote: »
    here

    He isn't their kicker today though.:D

    24-17 Blade on for Marmion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭ freyners


    TOH gets our third. Conversion to make it level


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