Pro 14 final vs Ulster, Sept 12th. Live on TG4 & EirSport

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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I think we’ll see a lot more rotation, particularly up front with the likes of Deegan, Josh and Ed Byrne starting and Ross, JGP and Kearney starting in the backs. After this one you (Hopefully) got three weeks in a row in Europe so now is the time to rest lads.

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wixfjord wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:40 pm
This is a really poor game. Ulster have been awful.

Van Der Merwe looking very classy for Embra.

Connors might be given a job marshalling Mata next weekend.
What?! Were you watching a replay of yesterday's game? That was one of the best semi finals I've seen in a loooong time.
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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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joooooe wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:20 pm
wixfjord wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:40 pm
This is a really poor game. Ulster have been awful.

Van Der Merwe looking very classy for Embra.

Connors might be given a job marshalling Mata next weekend.
What?! Were you watching s replay of yesterday's game? That was one of the best semi finals I've seen in a loooong time.
Well in fairness I posted that at half time :lol:

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joooooe wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:20 pm
wixfjord wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:40 pm
This is a really poor game. Ulster have been awful.

Van Der Merwe looking very classy for Embra.

Connors might be given a job marshalling Mata next weekend.
What?! Were you watching s replay of yesterday's game? That was one of the best semi finals I've seen in a loooong time.
First half was poor, second half much better. Those kicks were never in doubt
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I nearly switched it off at half time. Glad i didn't!
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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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I still think we'll have enough for Ulster even making a few changes, but it'll be a different side than what showed up last week.

In the last 20 they looked much better.

Will be interesting to see whether Mathewson starts. Cooney was chronic again.

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Delighted for Mads :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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Jonny tight lips wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:04 pm
I think we’ll see a lot more rotation, particularly up front with the likes of Deegan, Josh and Ed Byrne starting and Ross, JGP and Kearney starting in the backs. After this one you (Hopefully) got three weeks in a row in Europe so now is the time to rest lads.
You do realise next week is a Pro14 final
Our biggest game of the year so far...why would you make drastic changes like that...josh Murphy straight in to start a final???

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blockhead wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Madser has found a new home.
He could teach JJ Hanrahan a thing or two.

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Well at least we have a final now....twas going to be a walkover as Edinburgh would have be in 14 day quarantine flying to Dublin :) Ulster boys can sneak across the open border and make it to the Aviva unimpeded , thanks Madser !!!!! :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper: :happy clapper:

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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Gearzbox2 wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Jonny tight lips wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:04 pm
I think we’ll see a lot more rotation, particularly up front with the likes of Deegan, Josh and Ed Byrne starting and Ross, JGP and Kearney starting in the backs. After this one you (Hopefully) got three weeks in a row in Europe so now is the time to rest lads.
You do realise next week is a Pro14 final
Our biggest game of the year so far...why would you make drastic changes like that...josh Murphy straight in to start a final???
Yes the title of the thread is a giveaway, Josh Murphy has played well all season and is much better than anything Ulster are gonna out at 6. He Is a big part of this unbeaten run deserves better than 3 question marks.

The full team played yesterday, if they play tomorrow and we’re serious about winning Europe that’s 5 straight weeks of them playing and 6 weeks in 7 so I’d say rest some now. The quarter with Saracens is more important than the pro 14/12 so everything should be focused on that.

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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Delighted for Ulster & Mads ...
final is far from forgone conclusion ... Ulster will come with nothing to loose - def underdogs , and if they play with spirit they did in 2nd half - we might struggle

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RavenhillRaider wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm
I nearly switched it off at half time. Glad i didn't!
I did. Oops.
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Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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Lyttle’s try was a peach!

It took them 54 minutes to score and they ended up with 22 points. I’d say there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing Matthewson from the start next Saturday.

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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neiliog93 wrote:
RavenhillRaider wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm
I nearly switched it off at half time. Glad i didn't!
I did. Oops.
Its on TG4 now

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Re: Pro 14 final, Sept 12th.

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Jonny tight lips wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:04 pm
I think we’ll see a lot more rotation, particularly up front with the likes of Deegan, Josh and Ed Byrne starting and Ross, JGP and Kearney starting in the backs. After this one you (Hopefully) got three weeks in a row in Europe so now is the time to rest lads.
There will be some rotation but it will be a strong team. A final is a final, and the coaching staff have said they're treating this bloc of matches as a world cup. That said, I think they might rotate in positions where there is little difference in quality between the different options, but keep the first choice where there is a significant drop-off in quality (e.g. Cian Healy at loosehead). I can also see them benching Sexton as he might not have the durability to be at peak performance starting three matches in a row, but he'll still be ready to come off the bench if/when needed.

Maybe something like this:

1.Healy 2.S.Cronin 3.Porter

4.Fardy 5.Baird

6.Ruddock 8.Deegan 7.VDF

9.JGP 10.R.Byrne 12.Henshaw 13.Ringrose 14.Keenan

11.Larmour 15.R.Kearney

16.R.Kelleher 17.E.Byrne 18.Furlong (?) 19.Toner 20.Doris 21.L.McGrath 22.Sexton 23.O'Loughlin
"This is breathless stuff.....it's on again. Contepomi out to Hickie,D'Arcy,Hickie.......................HICKIE FOR THE CORNER! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gearzbox2 wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Jonny tight lips wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:04 pm
I think we’ll see a lot more rotation, particularly up front with the likes of Deegan, Josh and Ed Byrne starting and Ross, JGP and Kearney starting in the backs. After this one you (Hopefully) got three weeks in a row in Europe so now is the time to rest lads.
You do realise next week is a Pro14 final
Our biggest game of the year so far...why would you make drastic changes like that...josh Murphy straight in to start a final???
Well said. The idea that we would not play our absolute best team in a final is bonkers, mad Ted. Balls out, death or glory for the Pro14 final. And we then focus on Sarries on Monday morning.
Ulster have no fear of us, to many Leinster guys in the squad for that.
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