Ulster v Lions

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MightyRearranger wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 1:08 pm (15-9) Stewart Moore, Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Jake Flannery, Nathan Doak;

(1-8) Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring, Scott Wilson, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (C), Dave Ewers, Reuben Crothers, David McCann.

Replacements: John Andrew, Eric O’Sullivan, Marty Moore, Harry Sheridan, Lorcan McLoughlin, John Cooney, Billy Burns, Mike Lowry.

Probably slightly stronger than expected, though some rotation. Brilliant to see Moore back.
Where is Lowry now in terms of position and pecking order. Is he now 4th choice fullback after Addison, Moore & McElroy? Out of the 10 picture too - Doak maybe the 3rd choice behind Burns & Flannery? Know has been muted a move to wing but again looks behind a few. Obviously with Addison’s injury profile & Moore covering centre you’d expect he’ll still get plenty of gametime but seems to have fallen off the radar a bit when doesn’t seem long ago he looked like emerging as Keenan’s back up for Ireland.
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Lowry should convert to no.9. He’s around the same height as Dupont but not as muscular (why not?), he’s a much faster and more elusive runner than Doak - all he has to do is brush up his box kicking and he’s there. Austin Healey and Houggard were both very good at wing and scrumhalf.
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Lowry picked up an injury against the Bulls and this is the first time we've seen him since. Suspect he's being eased back in of the bench and would be surprised if he didn't start next week. Unless Addison gets back to his best, for me Lowry is first choice when fit.
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Big-al wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:59 pm Ballymena academy when Warwick, Rea brothers, Luke Marshall and John Andrew have 5.


Good chance at least 4 of those guys started a game.
I believe that Stewart Moore also spent two years at BA, having moved there for his 6th form studies. So an impressive 6 from Ballymena Acad. I doubt if they have ever all played in the same match day 23.
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Hume looking electric. Back to the form of 2 seasons ago.
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HammerTime wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:14 pm Hume looking electric. Back to the form of 2 seasons ago.
He is in fairness. Love to see Luke back though.

Wilson going well again- great support around him in scrum but finding his feet well. Gym and fitness will set him well too.

Doak still glacial and telegraphing every pass
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Shocking defence again by Ulster. Too easy route 1. Shocking
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So soft in defence. Wasteful at times going forward.
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Evil Kiwi wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:22 pm So soft in defence. Wasteful at times going forward.
If I was an Ulster forward I'd be booting the backs up the hole at half time. Not the weather for ambition. Lions keeping it tight is right
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Poor against a limited Lions team
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Gutless performance.
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Weather didn't help but average against a Lions team lacking quality and depth but tons of guts and thranness.

Ewers is a beast of a man- Sheridan should've been on earlier. Young forwards going well
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That Lions team were tiny. Would have liked to have seen Lowry getting a run at them.

While we're on the subject, the wee girl? In the pink bobble hat playing for the minis at the Aquinas end must be the smallest player ever to play at Ravers.The half-time entertainment was particularly good this week >appl
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big mervyn wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 11:05 pm That Lions team were tiny. Would have liked to have seen Lowry getting a run at them.

While we're on the subject, the wee girl? In the pink bobble hat playing for the minis at the Aquinas end must be the smallest player ever to play at Ravers.The half-time entertainment was particularly good this week >appl
Agreed - it was great for them - they will carry the memories forever! The ball was nearly bigger than the wee lassie you refer to!! Lovely to watch and brightened up an otherwise bleak time!!
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Still too many silly errors.

What on earth is going on with that line-out?

Should have had a bonus point.

Tense and absorbing all the same.
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