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Ulster v Toulouse 7.45pm Friday 11th December; BT Sport

  • 11-12-2020 6:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Might as well get an Ulster match thread going for a change.

    Ulster
    15 Michael Lowry
    14 Matt Faddes
    13 James Hume
    12 Stuart McCloskey
    11 Jacob Stockdale
    10 Ian Madigan
    9 John Cooney
    1 Eric O'Sullivan
    2 Rob Herring
    3 Marty Moore
    4 Alan O'Connor
    5 Sam Carter (c)
    6 Matthew Rea
    7 Sean Reidy
    8 Marcel Coetzee

    Bench - 16 John Andrew, 17 Andrew Warwick, 18 Tom O'Toole, 19 David O'Connor, 20 Greg Jones, 21 Alby Matthewson, 22 Stewart Moore, 23 Craig Gilroy

    Toulouse
    15 Medard
    14 Lebel
    13 Guitoune
    12 N'Tamack
    11 Kolbe
    10 Ramos
    9 Dupont
    1 Baille
    2 Marchand
    3 Faumuina
    4 Arnold
    5 Tekori
    6 Elstadt
    7 Placines
    8 Tolofua

    Bench - 16 Marchand, 17 Neti, 18 Ainu'u, 19 Meafou, 20 Madaule, 21 Youyoutee, 22 Ahki, 23 Bales

    Pretty wet night in Belfast which is bound to help Ulster and perhaps stem the flair of the Toulouse backs.

    Ulster are missing Henderson, Murphy and Burns, as well as Addison and Balacoune, who are longer term injuries from their starting XV. Little doubt Henderson will be badly missed. Sam Carter needs to really step up tonight.

    It's a big night for Madigan and a chance to deliver on the big stage at club level.

    Ulster are 8 from 8, including 6 BP wins so far in the league, but I fear tonight will be a tough one. Toulouse have so much power and talent. Maybe they won't fancy the weather. But I think Toulouse to win by 6.


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,794 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Think we're missing too many front-liners, and Toulouse will just have too much talent. Loss for us - hopefully a narrow one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,794 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Also missing Marshall (whose defensive nous and organisation will be sorely missed), Treadwell and McGrath


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Also missing Marshall (whose defensive nous and organisation will be sorely missed), Treadwell and McGrath

    It would have been interesting if Marshall had been fit...I think Hume may have started anyway...not sure...

    Treadwell is definitely missed, McGrath is missed, but happy with EOS starting anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Was just thinking, how long has Dan left on his contract? This is his third year?


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


    You'd think BT could have found some sort of shelter for their pitch side presenting. Trimble looks like he's drowned.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,295 ✭✭✭ launish116


    Weather really isn’t going to help are fast/mobile game!


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


    launish116 wrote: »
    Weather really isn’t going to help are fast/mobile game!

    Given the opposition, I think that will help Ulster on balance.

    Miserable winter evening, Toulouse on the road with a 6 day turnaround...Ulster well able to win this even with absentees.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Not the start we were looking for Mads!


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


    bilston wrote: »
    Not the start we were looking for Mads!

    He's good for at least one of those in every game. Better to get it out of the way early!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Buer wrote: »
    Given the opposition, I think that will help Ulster on balance.

    Miserable winter evening, Toulouse on the road with a 6 day turnaround...Ulster well able to win this even with absentees.

    I wish I shared your optimism


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


    Jerseys are confusing me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Venjur wrote: »
    Jerseys are confusing me.

    Arse about face


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    Venjur wrote: »
    Jerseys are confusing me.

    I cannot process it at all.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,427 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Amazing kick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Jaysus...what a kick from Lowry


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,295 ✭✭✭ launish116


    Fair play Ulster!


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,945 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Well deserved Ulster.
    Tekori should have sene yellow, that was incredibly cynical and obvious.


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


    Brilliant few minutes from Ulster, sensational kick and that's a better maul than anything Ireland have managed to produce the last few weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,295 ✭✭✭ launish116


    Commentator trying his hardest to tempt fate re our home record!

    Looks like Toulouse aren’t enjoying the weather!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,427 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    I like that. :)


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


    bilston wrote: »
    I wish I shared your optimism

    I am not burdened by the hope and fear!

    Toulouse are a great team but they're still a French side on the road in December. Ulster are well able to put it up to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    Jaysus. What a try


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,042 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Jesus what a start


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,241 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Last pass was forward, but nobody saw it so great score.


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


    That was a very Toulouse try... something something conditions..!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,187 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    ulster are in red right?


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


    Two great tries!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    Last pass was forward, but nobody saw it so great score.

    Very suspect alright


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


    Kolbe! Fantastic.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,745 ✭✭✭ ongarite


    What a reply, this game is mad stuff.


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