Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

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Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Post by MightyRearranger » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Faddes ahead of Madigan is a bit of a surprise. You don't play 50 odd games for the Highlanders if you're a bad player, but to my eye he hasn't shown much since he got here. Madigan would have offered something off the bench if were chasing the game.

Coetzee is a huge loss.

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Post by MightyRearranger » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:41 pm

The guys on the Toulouse forum seem to be a bit shocked that Medard isn't in their side. They'll have to make do with Huget and Kolbe, such a hard life.

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Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:08 pm

Where is the go forward ball going to come from, McCloskey and that would be about it. Hopefully Hendo will be a bit fitter after another week, O'Toole possibly is our first choice TH now, I guess we are going to have to play quite an open game. Not being favourites we can take the gamble of a 6-2 bench, hoping for no injuries in the backline.

Toulouse has some players in that team, Huget, Kolbe, Ntamack, Dupont, Faumuina, Kaino, Tekori, not that hopeful!

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Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Post by Gary » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:11 pm

Any truth in the news from Coetzee's family that he isn't injured. Just being rested!
I have a cunning plan...why not just leave things as they are but tell the Brexiteers that we have left the EU? After all they believe every lie that they were told by Boris and Nigel.

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Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Post by justinr73 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:15 pm

MightyRearranger wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Faddes ahead of Madigan is a bit of a surprise. You don't play 50 odd games for the Highlanders if you're a bad player, but to my eye he hasn't shown much since he got here. Madigan would have offered something off the bench if were chasing the game.

Coetzee is a huge loss.
Faddes is the top try scorer in the Pro 14 for Ulster, having also gained the most metres. This despite not being fully fit, not having a great run of games, seemingly taking his time to settle and not catching many people’s eye.

The game is likely to open up on Sunday so hopefully it’s the start of great things to come from the fella.

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Post by justinr73 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:16 pm

Gary wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Any truth in the news from Coetzee's family that he isn't injured. Just being rested!
Probably.

We’ll need him firing on all cylinders for the semi.

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Post by justinr73 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:23 pm

Lurgan Lad wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Where is the go forward ball going to come from, McCloskey and that would be about it. Hopefully Hendo will be a bit fitter after another week, O'Toole possibly is our first choice TH now, I guess we are going to have to play quite an open game. Not being favourites we can take the gamble of a 6-2 bench, hoping for no injuries in the backline.

Toulouse has some players in that team, Huget, Kolbe, Ntamack, Dupont, Faumuina, Kaino, Tekori, not that hopeful!
They had a few when we won over there five years ago too, albeit some were a bit past their best.

I’ve always liked Huget. Great hair. His wife is called F a n n y, believe it or not.

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Post by Snipe Watson » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:16 pm

Gary wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Any truth in the news from Coetzee's family that he isn't injured. Just being rested!
I would think so.
We're gettin' what Baggy would call the rounds of the kitchen this Sunday.

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Post by jean valjean » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 pm

Ugo monye reckons we will win. Our only hope is if the slow progression we have made in each game turns into a torrent, and the famed French lack of fitness early in the season is evident. Feck it, cooney will kick us to glory.

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Post by austintranslation » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:49 pm

Wish I shared Ugo's optimism but I can't look past that Toulouse side. Will be a very long afternoon if we're beaten up front.

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Post by big mervyn » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:57 pm

I wonder how many Ulster games Ugo has seen this season?
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Post by Bart S » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:30 am

Couldn’t have a build up to this game without a new article about this :-

https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/iri ... 7574717622

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Post by big mervyn » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:17 am

Bart S wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:30 am
Couldn’t have a build up to this game without a new article about this :-

https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/iri ... 7574717622
We'd almost forgotten about that. I wonder if anybody knows how many days it's been? ... 😅😅😅
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Post by MightyRearranger » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:59 am

The act itself is one thing, people can do idiotic things in a moment of madness. The lies and attempt to smear the person he assaulted after the fact is a bit harder to get past though. Haven't read the article, but imagine it leaves that bit out.

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Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Post by justinr73 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:33 pm

Can someone inform BT that Cooney started the semi.

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