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Luckycharmer wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Luckycharmer wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Oh and in case anyone hadn't noticed Bangor are back in the AIL so fatfingers will be happy.

Also Mark McCrea, former Ulster, Connacht and Jersey player, has taken up a role as S&C coach and player with Malone.
If that is Bobbyfatfingers you are talking about I am pretty sure he is a Malone man.
Malone now, Bangor originally.
Fair enough
Bangor Grammar, Heriot Watt Uni, Malone RFC was the stout ones climb up the greasy pole.
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First try for Connacht after 11 mins in Italy.
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Connacht wasting no time against Treviso. 2 tries up after 15 mins. Other teams have struggled to put them away this season.
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Banana Man wrote:
ZappaMan wrote:Well chaps, what are our plans for this fine long weekend stretching out before us?
Munster match in the club tonight for pints

Home to Mammy tomorrow with the lovely Mrs BM

Hurling league final Sunday

Something soft on Monday
pints in Bolands in Stillorgan in about 15 minutes to watch the Munster match with a mate, both of us pretending to have only a passing interest in the match.....having confirmed they'll definitely show it 5 minutes ago. Times past we'd be giddy excited at Munster biggest match of season....could it be another miracle match ? which gallacticos are we up against in the south of france in another dodgy away semi final draw ? will Claw play vs Castres after setting himself on fire ?.....nope staring at TG4 hoping they switch to munster leapfrog to 6th spot in the Pro12.......someone get Cammy a wad of kleenex
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Is there no tmo?
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Open game as you expect from Connacht these days. They're mixing it up a bit with a few kicks in behind this evening.
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That was a very harsh assistant call.
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Zico wrote:Open game as you expect from Connacht these days. They're mixing it up a bit with a few kicks in behind this evening.
Yeah we don't bother defending these games. Some of it's been laughable.

Have I lost my mind or was the lad's foot like planted on the line for the 2nd try? I mean, it wasn't even close to in.
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Shocking tackle attempt by TOH for second try especially given how close the Treviso player was to the touchline.
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Luckycharmer wrote:Shocking tackle attempt by TOH for second try especially given how close the Treviso player was to the touchline.
He's been awful.
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TheBouncer wrote:
Zico wrote:Open game as you expect from Connacht these days. They're mixing it up a bit with a few kicks in behind this evening.
Yeah we don't bother defending these games. Some of it's been laughable.

Have I lost my mind or was the lad's foot like planted on the line for the 2nd try? I mean, it wasn't even close to in.
I wish some of the other provinces would start attacking instead of defending.

How come it's an Irish ref?
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Drop off from Buckley to Loughs is seismic.
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Bullettyme wrote:Going down to Kinsale 7s this weekend, can't wait. First 7s game in a long time though :uhoh:
Playing?
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Whats the story with Parata what is his background?
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thank god we brought a bench.
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It looked like Connacht were going to stroll through them for a while but it could be a bit of a battle in the 2nd half. Connacht should have enough to get the 5pts anyway.
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Luckycharmer wrote:Whats the story with Parata what is his background?
Cork mammy, nz daddy.
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Some sexy offloading in there.

And a touchline conversion. Nice score. :thumbup:
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Cooney with the right peg!!
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TheBouncer wrote:thank god we brought a bench.
Need to unload it now.

Henshaw on, 14-19 down after 51 mins.


Get Muldowney and Muldoon on asap - just to get control back.


edit: sorted! :nod:
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Sloppy restart Munster.

P.S. Stop parking in disabled spaces :lol: :lol: :blush:
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Jaysus Munster! :blush:

Can I sell you a bridge?
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Our defence is all over the place. And its not like it's being unlocked by aything particularly creative.
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Conway is having a great game so far in attack.
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Man McGinty is bad.
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Stones for that last kick.
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Connacht you fecking numpties...
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Deserved win.

Struggling to think of a player who wasn't awful. Niyi could lose a place and each of JP, McGinty and Blade shouldn't see another minute they were so bad. Loughney is a huge problem too.
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Awh well Connacht.
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Good win for Treviso. Connacht better hope it doesn't matter.
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Ah Connacht you silly sausages.
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They were probably going to need to beat Glasgow next week anyway to get a home semi final. So it hasn't changed that much. Zebre fans must feel absolutely sick now :lol:
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Kanbei wrote:They were probably going to need to beat Glasgow next week anyway to get a home semi final. So it hasn't changed that much. Zebre fans must feel absolutely sick now :lol:
It's still in their hands but a BP win today would have given a little wriggle room (for example, a 4-2 loss would have seen them through) and would have meant a draw was enough. It also makes it a lot harder to finish top meaning they can't get the 'easy' semi.
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Kanbei wrote:They were probably going to need to beat Glasgow next week anyway to get a home semi final. So it hasn't changed that much. Zebre fans must feel absolutely sick now :lol:
Zebre have fans? :?
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Floppykid wrote:
Kanbei wrote:They were probably going to need to beat Glasgow next week anyway to get a home semi final. So it hasn't changed that much. Zebre fans must feel absolutely sick now :lol:
Zebre have fans? :?
Tbf, Treviso would have earned their 9th losing BP of the season had they not got the kick.

Compared to Zebre who have 1 losing BP.

Zebre did win home and away against Treviso and that's why they were ahead so they might feel aggrieved to be behind but really they've been the worse of the two over the course of the season, especially this calendar year.
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Nolanator wrote:
Bullettyme wrote:Going down to Kinsale 7s this weekend, can't wait. First 7s game in a long time though :uhoh:
Playing?
Yep, in the social. You?
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So, all 4 Irish sides all but guaranteed to be in the top tier next season. :thumbup:

Although part of me thinks it might actually have been to Munster's benefit, on the pitch if not off the pitch, to have been in the 2nd tier. Would have been a competition they could have gotten their teeth into and possibly win as opposed to being likely bit part players as they rebuild next season.
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I've watched very little rugby this year, but the P12 seems to be getting even worse. Pathetic lack of quality on display across most of the teams. That Munster match was in no way entertaining.
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Sat down at my desk. Connacht result :shock:

sloppy? complacent? wtf?
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epaddy wrote:I've watched very little rugby this year, but the P12 seems to be getting even worse. Pathetic lack of quality on display across most of the teams. That Munster match was in no way entertaining.
First half was entertaining, tbf. Munster forgot how to play rugby in the second half, a far too regular occurrence.

This has almost definitely been the worst season but the WC has a lot to answer for in that regard.
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