Heineken Cup 2020/21

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:18 pm

Scarlets being destroyed at home by the Springboks.

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Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:19 pm

5 French 2 Engerlish and the Ladyboys there by default
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Snipe Watson » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:38 pm

Another brain dead decision from a French referee.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:58 pm

Now that a precedent has been set, is it theoretically possible that Leinster could win a 5th ster without playing a match. simply by continuing to draw Les infected?
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by justinr73 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:41 pm

Pretty tasty looking QFs.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Bobbievee » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:18 am

apparently young McPhillips more than a useful game for Leicester........and would have had " one of the tres of the season" had he managed to ground the ball after an amazing run. delighted for him.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:47 am

Bobbievee wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:18 am
apparently young McPhillips more than a useful game for Leicester........and would have had " one of the tres of the season" had he managed to ground the ball after an amazing run. delighted for him.

Still looking for highlights
The game was available, then it was suddenly deleted, no highlights yet either, but seems both sides made for a good game to watch.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Jackie Brown » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:08 pm

Tigerburnie, what are your thoughts on McPhilips?
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dublin4 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:24 pm

The abject collapse of the Scots and Welsh in the Cup at the weekend is a disgraceful let down to the Irish provinces who have to share the league with them. How did the Welsh win the 6N but fail to have even one competitive regional team?
Roll on the saffies coming in to make it a Pro 16 and I hope the Welsh end up losing a team or two if they don't start to shape up.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:31 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:08 pm
Tigerburnie, what are your thoughts on McPhilips?
Not seen much of him yet, he had the fans crooning after the weekends game, happy for him to take the field anytime. He will sit behind George Ford, but he misses a lot of matches, so plenty of opportunity for him to show us what he can do. Zach Henry has been our recent second string 10, but he played at 15 against Connacht, so the club are making efforts to use Johnny.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dave » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:14 pm

He's a lot better than Brett Herron.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Bart S » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:38 pm

Depth at 10 is not really an issue for Ulster it is more about strength.
I don't think mcphillips necessarily has the capability to go beyond Burns so can see why Ulster let him go.

Ulster need a better 10 than Burns so I'd like to see Lowry given a decent run there in the rainbow cup.

If that doesn't work out then back to the drawing board.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by BR » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:54 pm

Alexandre Ruiz to ref the qf.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by big mervyn » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:05 pm

The bookies have Ulster 5/2 favourites to win this competition.

Other odds:

Montpellier 3/1
Leicester 5/1
Bath 11/2
L Irish 8/1
Northampton 10/1
Newcastle 12/1
Benetton 100/1

Ulster currently 4/9 to win in Northampton (6 points on the handicap)
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Snipe Watson » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:19 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:05 pm
The bookies have Ulster 5/2 favourites to win this competition.

Other odds:

Montpellier 3/1
Leicester 5/1
Bath 11/2
L Irish 8/1
Northampton 10/1
Newcastle 12/1
Benetton 100/1

Ulster currently 4/9 to win in Northampton (6 points on the handicap)
Seems about right to me. It will however be a test of leadership and discipline to get the job done and keep 15 on the pitch at all times. Cards could decide the tournament.

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