Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

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Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Neill_M » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:54 pm

Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU, 22nd Championship Appearance)
Assistant Referees: Chris Busby and Eoghan Cross (both IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

TV - Premier Sports 1, Eir Sport 1 and TG4. Team announced on Saturday.

Back row Sean Reidy has been added to Ulster's already lengthy injury list for Sunday's Pro14 contest against Connacht in Galway.
Reidy sustained a shoulder injury in Saturday's heartbreaking Heineken Champions Cup defeat by Gloucester.

Coach Dan McFarland said that Reidy's injury is "being looked at".

Marcell Coetzee and Sam Carter are continuing to follow return to play protocols so there remains a chance they could feature in Galway.
Influential back row Coetzee and Carter both missed the Gloucester defeat which almost certainly ended Ulster's European hopes after having sustained concussion in the opening Champions Cup home reverse against Toulouse.

Hooker Adam McBurney will also not be involved in The Sportsound contest as he has a hamstring injury though on the plus side, Kieran Treadwell should be in contention again after serving a three-week suspension.

From BBC Sport NI

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by HwoodMike2umate » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:38 pm

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:01 pm

Ulster team to play Connacht, Guinness PRO14 Round 9, Sunday 27 December at the Sportsground (kick-off 7.35pm, live on Premier Sports):

(15-9) Michael Lowry, Craig Gilroy, James Hume, Stewart Moore, Ethan McIlroy, Ian Madigan, Alby Mathewson;

(1-8) Kyle McCall, John Andrew, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor (Capt.), Kieran Treadwell, Greg Jones, Jordi Murphy, Nick Timoney.

Replacements: Bradley Roberts, Andrew Warwick, Marty Moore, David O’Connor, Matty Rea, David Shanahan, Ben Moxham, Matt Faddes.

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Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:02 pm

Players currently not available for selection – Injury (inj) / Player Management Programme (PMP):

Jack McGrath (inj) Rob Herring (PMP), Adam McBurney (inj), Sam Carter (inj), Iain Henderson (inj), Sean Reidy (inj), Marcell Coetzee (inj), Billy Burns (PMP), Stuart McCloskey (PMP), Luke Marshall (inj), Angus Curtis (inj), Jacob Stockdale (PMP), Robert Baloucoune (inj), Rob Lyttle (inj), Will Addison (inj), Louis Ludik (inj), Bill Johnston (unavailable).

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:05 pm

CONNACHT MATCHDAY 23

15. Tiernan O’Halloran, 14. John Porch, 13. Sammy Arnold, 12. Tom Daly, 11. Matt Healy, 10. Jack Carty, 9. Caolin Blade, 1. Denis Buckley, 2. Shane Delahunt, 3. Finlay Bealham, 4. Ultan Dillane, 5. Quinn Roux, 6. Eoghan Masterson, 7. Conor Oliver, 8. Jarrad Butler (C)

16. Dave Heffernan, 17. Jordan Duggan, 18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy, 19. Gavin Thornbury, 20. Sean Masterson, 21. Kieran Marmion, 22. Sean O’Brien, 23. Colm de Buitléar

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by jean valjean » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:07 pm

If connacht go full bore I think we may struggle. Should be a good learning experience for the youngsters again no matter what. Hopefully we can test ourselves fully against munster and leinster in coming weeks.

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by SparkyClarky » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:18 pm

Scrum penalties a worry for me. Hope I’m wrong but tight 5 advantage Connacht.
Let’s get at them early and I’m happy to have egg on my face.
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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Dave » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:25 pm

We will struggle
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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:07 pm

There’s a fairly strong breeze forecast.

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Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:35 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:07 pm
There’s a fairly strong breeze forecast.
Standard Galway weather :lol:

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by 10 or 15 only » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Justin, I like the way you say “ fairly strong breeze” in Galway. The BBC forecast 65-75 mph winds! >EW

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by justinr73 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Aye, it’s the first game since March that I’m not too fussed about missing.

Although a couple of days in the Connacht Hotel would be very welcome!

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:37 pm

10 or 15 only wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Justin, I like the way you say “ fairly strong breeze” in Galway. The BBC forecast 65-75 mph winds! >EW
BBC forecast at odds re wind speeds v RTE and 3rd party sites which have a wind speed of 30-40 km/h!

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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:58 pm

SparkyClarky wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Scrum penalties a worry for me. Hope I’m wrong but tight 5 advantage Connacht.
That was my first impression. I also doubt that 16-19 will make that much of a difference, but I hope to be wrong.

However, even without Marcell et al, I think we edge the back row and as it is they who decide who wins*, I'm not in the least worried. :duck:



* Rumnlogic :salut:
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Re: Connacht v Ulster Sun Dec 27th KO 7:35pm

Post by lovesthehardground » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Usual interpro selection.Throw the away matches and concentrate on the home games. Poor selection up front, particularly at scrum time. Connacht by 10!
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