Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

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Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by Neill_M » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:54 pm

📺 Premier Sports 1 and Eir Sport 1 with full deferred coverage on TG4 at 9:35pm

Referee is Frank Murphy supported by Mike Adamson and Sam Grove-White as ARs and Neil Patterson as TMO 🙊🙉🙈

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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by big mervyn » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:13 pm

Interestingly while Embra are strong favourites to beat Ulster at 8/15, they are 12/1 outsiders to win the Grand Final. Ulster are 7/1
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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by jean valjean » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:35 pm

The eternal optomist in me says we can do this but everything seems to be stacked against us.
Edinburgh with a strong rested squad, familiar with the ground and a coach that has been through enough rough times with them to make sure they won't choke again. Us on the otherhand are missing key players upfront as well as strike runners out the back. Form is poor, bar a few flashes which generally end with a dropped ball or turnover. Can we rediscover the form of early in the year? Of course we can, but we need big games from lots of players beyond marcel, stu and Jacob, none of which has been evident since the restart.

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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:43 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Interestingly while Embra are strong favourites to beat Ulster at 8/15, they are 12/1 outsiders to win the Grand Final. Ulster are 7/1
Maybe the bookies are just trying to encourage our Scottish friends to open their wallets in order to help pay out everyone who lumped on Leinster this time last year.

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Post by Kofi Annan » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:55 pm

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Post by nonplussed » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:12 am

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Post by justinr73 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:17 am

We’ve shown that we can win in an empty Murrayfield over the last two seasons.

I’d have been very confident with Hendy, Bobby, Lukey, Reidy and Addy available for selection, not to mention the other injury doubts we have.

The team will largely pick itself in terms of who’s fit, except for the back three. Lyttle, Ludik and Stockdale?

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Post by Neill_M » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:55 am

Team:

EOS, Herring, TOT, AOC, Carter, Rea, Murphy, Coetzee, Cooney, Burns, Lyttle, McCloskey, Hume, Ludik, Stockdale

Andrew, McGrath, Moore, Treadwell, Reidy, Mathewson, Madigan, Lowry

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Post by pip14 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:11 pm

Good team

That bench though! Good to see reidy back
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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:24 pm

Interesting.

Edinburgh do tend to bring on a big front row en masse early in the second half.

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Post by jean valjean » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 pm

It we can keep parity up front for the first 60 we are in this. Big ask of the youngsters starting in the front row but it will be a good learning curve no matter what.

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Post by Neill_M » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:02 pm

Edinburgh Team:

(15-1) Kinghorn, Graham, Bennett, Dean, Van Der Merwe, Van Der Walt, Groom, Mata, Watson, Bradbury, Gilchrist, Toolis, Nel, McNally (c), Sutherland

(16-23) Willemse, Schoeman, Berghan, Davidson, Ritchie, Shiel, Chamberlain, Taylor

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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by Don_Alfonso » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:05 am

jean valjean wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 pm
It we can keep parity up front for the first 60 we are in this. Big ask of the youngsters starting in the front row but it will be a good learning curve no matter what.
This isn't about tonight - it's about having O'Sullivan, O'Toole, Hume etc ready for the big boy games i the next few years to come. In a couple of season, we will have a good squad.

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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by HammerTime » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:04 am

Ah jeez we’ve been saying that for 2 decades it IS all about tonight.

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Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:28 am

Don_Alfonso wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:05 am
jean valjean wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 pm
It we can keep parity up front for the first 60 we are in this. Big ask of the youngsters starting in the front row but it will be a good learning curve no matter what.
This isn't about tonight - it's about having O'Sullivan, O'Toole, Hume etc ready for the big boy games i the next few years to come. In a couple of season, we will have a good squad.
Dan has named the starting front row he believes will give us the best chance of winning, but it’s unlikely to harm their development.

Unless we get hoked 50 20 again.

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