Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by thecrouch » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:45 pm

Bobby Balacoune been piling on the beef anyway, some size now.
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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:38 pm
If bealham escapes a ban for that hit on marcel I'll be surprised. Addison got 4 weeks for less.
It was Paddy Mc.

McBurney hasn’t covered himself in glory tonight. Poor darts and a cheap shot.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:26 pm

Excellent stuff on the whole.

A few thousand extra fans will have seen what they’ve been missing.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:55 pm

McBurney's big looping lineouts aren't going to do!
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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by jean valjean » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:58 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 pm
jean valjean wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:38 pm
If bealham escapes a ban for that hit on marcel I'll be surprised. Addison got 4 weeks for less.
It was Paddy Mc.

McBurney hasn’t covered himself in glory tonight. Poor darts and a cheap shot.
Cheers, wasn't sure from the terrace. Either way was worse than addison's.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:30 pm

He didn’t have a thirty yard run up though.

I’d be pretty surprised if he’s cited but there’s an argument to say he should have got himself lower.

The worry is that Marcel may have fractured his cheekbone or something.

I saw Louis with a bandage on his ankle. Anyone spot Marcel?

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by 10 or 15 only » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:20 am

Great defence, from 33minutes to HT. Very significant. This is where we are improving and perhaps winning games as a result.
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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:24 am

Mix of things I would have thought.

Defending the line like that can’t be solely about structure. It’s 15 men fighting for every inch.

To coin a phrase....

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by pip14 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:02 am

Standing out the back of the stand at half time Marcel was taken away in a Ambulance. would they take you to hospital for a HIA?
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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:15 am

Not unless you’d failed the first one fairly spectacularly.

Checking for a facial fracture would be my guess.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by Spiffsson » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:23 am

The Ulster defence in that game was fantastic. They have taken it to a new level this year.
Luke Marshall does not get anything like enough credit for the work he gets through both in defence and attack.
I see him as Ulster's midfield rock now. He's still pretty mobile for a centre who's built like a prop.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by rumncoke » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:59 am

A nice win with a referee who had his moments of failure and pettiness.

Failure to review the Marcel high hit -- which should have been a card -- with damage it could have inflicted -- it should have been red

Pettiness -- Herrings yellow -- yes he was wrong side and caught and unable to move --it is the latter fact makes the card petty .

Not to sure that everything in their approach to the line out was legal -- when your line out fails to that extent in the modern game -- imho they were jumping across the line -- barging but --Connaught did it well and got away with it.

Moan over

With injuries occurring once the bonus point was secure and Ulster dominating field position the essential subs were made quickly -- front row -- Treadwell - Burns and Cooney -- but enough playing time to try out a few back line moves .

Loops are fine in my book except they can be non productive if players run across the pitch -- because when the wings finally get the ball they lack the space to attack effectively .

Personally I prefer an additional midfielder running straight towards the try line -- at pace -- either with or without the ball feeding the wing with a long bass .

Second moan over

Good win against what was a toothless Connaught backline who with their forwards defended well against an Ulster side which failed to exploit possession from the touchline within the 5 metres of the line --- something Leinster never do and a failure which would be costly against better opposition .

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by big mervyn » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:04 pm

I think to some extent Herring probably played the price for an accumulation of pens in the red zone.

For once, the "Band's" renditipn of "the Great Escape" towards the end of that marathon defensive effort was entirely appropriate
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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by Vanhelsing » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:53 pm

Well deserved result,defense was awesome.

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Re: Ulster v Connacht Fri Dec 27th 7:35pm

Post by widerball » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:52 pm

Any news of a possible citing?
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