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Connacht Team Talk Thread VI - Some like it TOH

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,964 ✭✭✭Dubinusa


    Titcombe! That's a great name.... I'll get my coat...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭typhoony


    6-2 Split on the bench, I wonder which irish team will be first to do a 7-1



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭Borders no.2


    We really need to take advantage of the next few games now before we get into the last 3 games that look very difficult.

    Benetton will be very tough but we've got to look to get 19-20 points from the other 4 games. Scarlets situation is a sad sight. They've given us the runaround so many times over the years but they're a mess at the moment and we need to take advantage of that.

    We need a reaction tomorrow to the Cardiff game. I appreciate Wilkins has to spin the positives of an away win for morale purposes but that performance was laughably bad and youd hope that standards are high enough within the group that they realise that. Tomorrow we need to be ruthless and put this game to bed early if we have any ambitions for the rest of the season.



  • Registered Users Posts: 184 ✭✭conncussed


    We could do with running up some positive points difference too. After matches won it's the second tie breaker for league positions. The midfield is so tight that it could easily come down to a few extra points scored for a Top 8 position.



  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭ElisaAtWar


    the best and worst of Caolin in the space of 5 minutes



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow


    This Scarlets team is pathetic, gotta put them to the sword here.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,046 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Dwayne Peel looks like he is on indeed.ie looking for a new job there



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭testtech05


    Poor try to conceed. All came from whatever Ralston was trying to do with that pass in midfield. Brought them into the game needlessly.


    Hopefully can get another score before half time



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow


    Smith made a very poor read there, shooting out of the line when they had a 3 on 2 overlap.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭testtech05


    Would like to see that again surely inside ball to blade for a walk in try there was a difficult finish for smith but he's well capable of it. Pity



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭testtech05


    This has all the makings of a game we could lose.....



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,046 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Should have been taking 3 there in front of posts.



  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭Ben Bailey


    4 entries into their red zone, but 0 points. Not good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow


    Frustrating half, we spurned a boatload of chances to seal the BP. Hopefully we don't regret it, playing into a nasty wind in the second half. Scarlets were asleep at the start but to be fair to them have grown into it, our profligacy will have given them confidence.



  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭ElisaAtWar


    Absolutely not. Scarlets is less than poor. Wouldn't even figure in the AIL



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭randomname2005


    Be that is it may, need Connacht to be focused. Some great play but need to make chances count



  • Registered Users Posts: 184 ✭✭conncussed


    The most disappointing thing for me is how unstructured our attack has looked at times despite running at a poor Scarlets defense. It's a great evening for running rugby and we should be looking like we can play.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭testtech05


    That may be but we have plenty of our own issues too.... Should have been out of sight by half time



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow


    Jaysus the ref has just robbed the Scarlets of a try there.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,579 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    Connacht have been crap since scoring their third try.

    I don't think they're in danger of losing as Scarlets are worse. But this has been another poor performance.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭testtech05


    Lucky enough call there I think but we won't complain



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭randomname2005


    Looks like a few injuries towards the end. Hopefully nothing serious



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭freyners


    Fairly ok performance. Really should have been out of sight by half time. Our attack could benefit from a bit more fixing of guys shoulders, comparing it to the Irish attack (which is a different level but my point of reference) we seem to throw the next pass a fraction too early at times.

    Jack aungier has really come on. Great to see



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow


    About as bad as a BP win can get imo, pretty insipid stuff. Scarlets took ten minutes to start playing, which gave us a two score lead, once they showed up we struggled. The usual suspects like Forde and Prendergast were good, Jansen has a bit about him, and Hawkshaw at 13 had his moments. Smith had a pretty bad game but I like the cut of his jib, worth persisting with. Thornbury had no impact unfortunately, tough ask for him to come in cold after all the injuries he's had.



  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭ElisaAtWar




  • Registered Users Posts: 184 ✭✭conncussed


    Tiernan looked like he was holding an injured wrist as he came off.

    Dowling's ankle couldn't take any weight with heavy strapping.



  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭ElisaAtWar


    two horrible performances on the trot.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭Borders no.2


    I really hope that in his post match interview Wilkins shows some respect to the fans who watched that and calls out that performance as not good enough.

    Extremely frustrating performance. Even when we scraped the bonus point try in a phase that summed up our performance we fell away then again in the last 20 minutes.

    It's been a good weekend of results for us elsewhere but we are seriously stuttering at this stage and the last two games wouldn't fill you with confidence that we'll end up Top 8.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,887 ✭✭✭TRC10


    If Cathal Forde was half the player he was and played for Leinster, there would be no end to the media hype



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  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭ElisaAtWar


    Utter muck. don't know what Wilkins is teaching but that was awful



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