Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by justinr73 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:30 pm

One each for the centres!

Great stuff.

And the ref seems a good lad too so far.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:33 pm

Kickoffs are crap, how can we not secure them!

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by germcevoy » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:03 pm

Wow

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by justinr73 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:04 pm

21 each at half time.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by solidarity » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:06 pm

Fez said after about ten minutes that it could be a long night for Benetton. If we're not careful it could be a long night's celebrating for Benetton. We've gone to sleep. Too many soft tackles.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:13 pm

Very even match so far, could easily go either way. Is Stockdale back on from the kick off?

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by MightyRearranger » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:16 pm

This is the best game of rugby I've seen in ages. Some soft defence from both sides, but it's not too surprising there are gaps with the pace it's being played. Moore has looked electric with ball in hand, but think Treviso wouldn't be making the same headway with McCloskey in defence. Given it's their first run out I'm really impressed with Treviso.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Bart S » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:18 pm

solidarity wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:06 pm
Fez said after about ten minutes that it could be a long night for Benetton. If we're not careful it could be a long night's celebrating for Benetton. We've gone to sleep. Too many soft tackles.

If this was a normal season opener then fair enough but Ulster are missing and slipping off tackles and defending passively. You always feel when the opposition gets in the ulster 22 it is try time.

Missing Luke Marshall's organisation and solidity?

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:18 pm

Think the timing of the line in defence is an issue, with a light out half in Lowry the two centres can't really be level with him coming up because they are liable to the pass behind them.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Loki » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:21 pm

Electric start followed by some extremely passive play as Benetton remembered how to play against us. Line speed disappeared 20 mins in and we're back on our heels so often it's crazy.

Big fan of Stockdale generally but his approach to defensive work is driving me nuts recently and everything around that yellow is infuriating. Would like to see a great deal more commitment and cop on around that side of the game.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:26 pm

Maul is certainly a weapon!

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Bart S » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:36 pm

Maul is like the SA one vs Japan at the world cup

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:58 pm

Have really took it to them in the forwards in the 2nd half, good lineout maul for a try.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by Loki » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 pm

Good stuff! Enjoyable game, fairly impressed with all the young ones - Moore and Hume looked good throughout, McCann did well when he came on, glad McBurney got a good try after the Connacht foul-ups. Lots to build on there.

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Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Post by solidarity » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:16 pm

Loki wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Good stuff! Enjoyable game, fairly impressed with all the young ones - Moore and Hume looked good throughout, McCann did well when he came on, glad McBurney got a good try after the Connacht foul-ups. Lots to build on there.
Perhaps that's really the best way to look at it. Lots of issues to deal with but the young lads were grand so, indeed, lots to build on.

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