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Connacht v Munster Build Up Thread

  • 19-12-2019 5:02pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Connacht vs the third South African team in the Pro14.

    Connacht ravaged by injuries. Probably on the beer since beating Gloucester. I overheard Bundee Aki in the Pucan saying"Fvck it, it's Christmas" the other night as he ordered his seventh straight Jagerbomb. Lightweight puked it straight up all over Kieran Marmion, but he didn't notice, what with being asleep on the bar, but fair play to Bundee, apologised to the barman and just ordered another. Legend!

    Munster stung by the loss to Sarries, and fighting for bragging rights - top place in the conference at Christmas, not being the 4th Irish province, and the best tan on the pitch if Murray starts with TOH still out. Not to mention loser buys the Jagerbombs in the Pucan afterwards.

    Head says Connacht, heart says Connacht. So we're definitely not gonna win... ah fvck it, it's Christmas, Connacht by 6!


    Have at it lads, serious posts only please, none of the wind-up stuff Venjur does for build up threads.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,172 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    This match is like a Leinster Rejects Xmas party


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    This match is like a Leinster Rejects Xmas party

    It's almost 2020 Burkie, we don't use words like that anymore. It's a gentler age, where we respect diversity and reject bullying. We say "Leinster-schooled", or "nurtured by Leinster". Definitely not words like rejects, or former West Brits, or ex-ladyboys. No, definitely not...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Zzippy wrote: »
    It's almost 2020 Burkie, we don't use words like that anymore. It's a gentler age, where we respect diversity and reject bullying. We say "Leinster-schooled", or "nurtured by Leinster". Definitely not words like rejects, or former West Brits, or ex-ladyboys. No, definitely not...

    I believe the correct term is reformed assholes who don’t go around pissing on people next to them in a bar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,287 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    I think Munster can put out a fairly strong side. Also. They not as fcuked as Connacht with injuries!
    Connacht did good business with Tom Daly! Very impressive so far. I think it's going to be a tight affair. Munster missing POM's very mean face! No Stander either, I presume! Connacht getting the back rows back could be huge! Pucan's will be a vomit paradise this weekend!


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    The IRFU creative team has booked a win for Connacht in this one.

    Sure Munster haven't a hope. They'll just be glad to be there.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    The IRFU creative team has booked a win for Connacht in this one.

    Sure Munster haven't a hope. They'll just be glad to be there.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,226 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Zzippy wrote: »
    none of the wind-up stuff Venjur does for build up threads.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag



    Sure Munster haven't a hope. They'll just be glad to be there.

    Much like your pre-match choir, this is a load of ****e.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,371 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Much like your pre-match choir, this is a load of ****e.

    Now this is how you do build up threads!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    I imagine TOH will be rested for upcoming international duty,

    Connacht by 20


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,032 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    I imagine TOH will be rested for upcoming international duty,

    Connacht by 20

    Yeah it's probably best TOH gets a bit of rest, he must be tossing and turning a lot after being left out of another international squad. Who knows, Farrell might call him up to hold a few water bottles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ BakeMeACake


    Would like to see porch at FB and O'halloran and Fitzgerald on the wings. Unlikely to see Bundee and with Farrell injured has to Robb and Godwin in the middle with Daly on the bench. Now that would be interesting. If TOH goes straight in at FB then it's a defensive cop out. These days he's remarkably like the Rob Kearney he should never try and be like


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ BakeMeACake


    Yeah it's probably best TOH gets a bit of rest, he must be tossing and turning a lot after being left out of another international squad. Who knows, Farrell might call him up to hold a few water bottles.


    Wasn't aware TOH was unavailable. Listening to Galway Bay on the way home they said both Quinn and TOH were available. Maybe best TOH not available. He seems to be more a negative than a positive for Connacht these days


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    He seems to be more a negative than a positive for Connacht these days

    Don't be silly. Not just a good player but the best tan in the squad, worth at least a couple of hundred extra female fans at games when he's playing, and therefore more eye candy in the stands for the rest of us during injury breaks, scrum resets and endless Munster box kicking... First name on the team sheet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,032 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Don't be silly. Not just a good player but the best tan in the squad, worth at least a couple of hundred extra female fans at games when he's playing, and therefore more eye candy in the stands for the rest of us during injury breaks, scrum resets and endless Munster box kicking... First name on the team sheet!

    Jesus Zzippy, I know some of us don't like TOH but there's no need to call him a Brit....


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ BakeMeACake


    Zzippy wrote:
    Don't be silly. Not just a good player but the best tan in the squad, worth at least a couple of hundred extra female fans at games when he's playing, and therefore more eye candy in the stands for the rest of us during injury breaks, scrum resets and endless Munster box kicking... First name on the team sheet!


    Is an incredible achievement for the lad. How does one get a tan in Clifden. Not an easy thing to achieve


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,172 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Is an incredible achievement for the lad. How does one get a tan in Clifden. Not an easy thing to achieve

    Out of a bottle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Munster: Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Dan Goggin, Liam Coombes; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Gavin Coombes, Chris Cloete, CJ Stander (C).

    Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Keynan Knox, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Sammy Arnold.

    That's an exciting team. Young players starting alongside the established players.

    Great to see Dave Kilcoyne and Jeremy Loughman back available. Big opportunity for Craig Casey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Really young back 3 there, great to see Casey get his first start as well.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Is Nick McCarthy fit? Has he been getting a look in at all?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Is Nick McCarthy fit? Has he been getting a look in at all?

    He's fit. He'll probably start against Leinster.

    Casey was due an opportunity like this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 996 ✭✭✭ KBurke85




  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Two good lineups, this should be a belter.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Strong team, only concern is Godwin on the wing out of position. Backrow possibly lacking balance with Butler out and no real openside. Forward battle should be great to watch, think Connacht will still edge this one. Great motivation for Roux and Dillane to show their international credentials.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    I like Munster's chances, particularly with good impact off the bench.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    I like Munster's chances, particularly with good impact off the bench.

    The spread has come in from -6 to -3 but bookies still favour Conancht. Dry day, little wind, hopefully be a good game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Zzippy wrote: »
    The spread has come in from -6 to -3 but bookies still favour Conancht. Dry day, little wind, hopefully be a good game.

    Connacht won't be able to deal with the pashun.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Connacht won't be able to deal with the pashun.

    Munster won't be able to deal with the skillz!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Neither of them will be able to deal with the wind.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Looking forward to this. Nice mix of experience and youth on the Munster side. Happy to see Daly and Casey get a start!

    🤪



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