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Champions Cup 2019/20 Round 5

  • 07-01-2020 7:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,188 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Friday 10th January
    Bath - Harlequins
    La Rochelle - Sale Sharks


    Saturday 11th January
    Clermont Auvergne - Ulster
    Ospreys - Saracens
    Connacht - Toulouse
    Glasgow Warriors - Exeter
    Gloucester - Montpellier


    Sunday 12th January
    Leinster - Lyon
    Northampton - Benetton Rugby
    Racing 92 - Munster


    Game of the week is in Clermont.

    Predictions
    Bath
    La Rochelle
    Clermont
    Saracens
    Toulouse
    Exeter
    Gloucester
    Leinster
    Northampton
    Racing


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Nice spread of fixtures this weekend. Thought Leinster was tomorrow but two provincial games tomorrow and two on Sunday is a nice spread.

    Glasgow v Exeter probably the only non provincial game with both teams still in the hunt?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,273 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Bath putting out the dirt trackers versus quins, who will be raring to go after last weeks humiliation away to sale... so possibly expect an away win here.

    saracens will wipe the floor with ospreys, regardless of ospreys getting some of their test players back.

    I can see exeter beating glasgow as they are vying for those valuable top 2 QFs spots.

    La rochelle by 10 in a dead rubber

    It would be surprising for toulouse not to win, but stranger things have happened. Connacht getting some first liners back will mean they will have to be better than they have been over the christmas period. i still think toulouse' skills will be too much for connacht here but this will be a good game to watch for the neutral.

    everywhere else will be home wins. Clermont v ulster will be a cracker, but i still expect clermont to have too much.
    similar for racing v munster, i think munster will huff and puff a lot but this racing team can score 14 within a blink of an eye... and i can see them get 4 tries here... whereas munster are finding try scoring hard to come by these days.

    saints will win easy enough, and leinster... well.... 25+


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    I have a sneaky feeling about Ulster this weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I have a sneaky feeling about Ulster this weekend.

    Same, I think they can do it but have to play their best rugby of the season and probably find something a bit special on top of that in the final quarter.


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


    Venjur wrote: »
    Same, I think they can do it but have to play their best rugby of the season and probably find something a bit special on top of that in the final quarter.

    I think this game will be a cracker - but Clermont at home.....Ulster will have to play out of their skins.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,801 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Bath vs Harlequins a non event tonight as neither can qualify so I might watch La Rochelle vs Sale instead.
    Clermont/Ulster obviously takes precedence over Ospreys/Saracens.
    Connacht/Toulouse up against Glasgow/Exeter tomorrow so will be in a dilemma which one to concentrate on.
    Leinster/Lyon on Sunday obviously preferred to Northampton/Benetton.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,587 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Any point in watching either match tonight?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,043 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Any point in watching either match tonight?

    La Rochelle Sale might be slightly entertaining, but the Quins Bath game is pretty much a dead rubber, Bath gone full B team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,801 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Any point in watching either match tonight?

    Neither La Rochelle nor Sale or completely out of the picture as it stands, so better game to watch than Bath vs Harlequins as both those teams are already out of contection.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Neither La Rochelle nor Sale or completely out of the picture as it stands, so better game to watch than Bath vs Harlequins as both those teams are already out of contection.

    What channel is that on.


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


    errlloyd wrote: »
    What channel is that on.

    BT3.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ Dunney848


    That barf outhalf Burns is the spit of Chris Ashton


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Dunney848 wrote: »
    That barf outhalf Burns is the spit of Chris Ashton

    Always thought he looked really like the Ulster outhalf.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ Dunney848


    Buer wrote: »
    Always thought he looked really like the Ulster outhalf.

    No not the Ulster outhalf tha Barf outhalf who is his brother

    Speaking of which is Craig Doyle on Dermot Bannon levels of annoyance


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    McGinty is such a quality player. Best player on the pitch LaRochelle v Sale.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Venjur wrote: »
    McGinty is such a quality player. Best player on the pitch LaRochelle v Sale.

    Just cost his team a try tho.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Ihia West disappointing so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    errlloyd wrote: »
    Just cost his team a try tho.

    Boards.ie posters curse...


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,043 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Sale throwing this one away, silly mistakes that LR are capitalising on despite having not been in the game at all really.


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


    La Rochelle in front now, despite missing two shots at goal. Sale have looked the better side, but made some bowlers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭ RugbyLover123


    How far in advance were these games picked for tv? 2 dead rubber games on the Friday.


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


    Good kick by McGinty to put Sale back in front.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    How far in advance were these games picked for tv? 2 dead rubber games on the Friday.

    Predictable dead rubbers too I'd have thought


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,043 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    MacGinty down and in a lot of pain


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I regret saying anything.


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


    MacGinty down and in a lot of pain

    Shame for him. He was having a decent game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Botia just broke another player
    Full steam into McGinty.

    Looks like his shoulder is busted
    Was playing well


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,072 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Think Mcginty has done his shoulder couple of times already. Quality player, seems to be struggling to get a clean run at a season the last couple of years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    How far in advance were these games picked for tv? 2 dead rubber games on the Friday.

    Keep watching. Hopefully Ashton will get Botiaed


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    I sort of like Ashton now. His first break was class.


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