Ulster 2018-2019

Forum for the discussion of other Teams and Clubs as well as General Rugby chat.

Moderator: moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Xanthippe
Brian O'Driscoll
Posts: 3775
Joined: September 5th, 2008, 6:48 pm

Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Xanthippe »

A little bit early I know but if we can keep this to just rugby then it means I won't have to keep skipping over conversations I want no part of.
#LiveLifeLoveLeinster

#BeSeenBeHeardBeBlueBELIEVE



I'm a Book Mark and damn proud of it. Storm 1:08 forever

User avatar
Oldschool
Cian Healy
Posts: 12808
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Oldschool »

Ulster need all the help they can get from the other provinces in their push for a spot in Europe.
With that in mind; Leinster need to beat Treviso and prevent them getting any BPs from the game.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.

neill_m
Mullet
Posts: 1041
Joined: May 1st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by neill_m »

Treviso have Zebre at home in R21, so if they get nothing on Saturday should get to 55 points. 5 more points for Ulster in that case would secure 4th and a home playoff.

There is a possible scenario where there could be an 8th pro 14 side in the H Cup in 18/19. If a Pro 14 side win it this year & all of the Challenge SF sides qualify via their league, then the league get an 8th spot.

Whether it would be the loser of the playoff/best non qualified side etc.

neill_m
Mullet
Posts: 1041
Joined: May 1st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by neill_m »

(15-9): C Piutau, L Ludik, D Cave, S McCloskey, J Stockdale, J McPhillips, J Cooney;
(1-8): C Black, R Best (Capt), R Kane, K Treadwell, I Henderson, M Rea, J Deysel, S Reidy;

(16-23): R Herring, A Warwick, T O'Toole, A O'Connor, N Timoney, D Shanahan, L Marshall, T Bowe.

15 Dan Evans 14 Jeff Hassler 13 Kieron Fonotia 12 Owen Watkin 11 Hanno Dirksen 10 Dan Biggar 9 Tom Habberfield 1 Nicky Smith 2 Scott Otten 3 Dmitri Arhip 4 Bradley Davies 5 Adam Beard 6 Alun Wyn Jones (C) 7 Sam Cross 8 James King

16 Ifan Phillips 17 Rhodri Jones 18 Ma’afu Fia 19 Lloyd Ashley 20 Guy Mercer 21 Matthew Aubrey 22 Sam Davies 23 James Hook

Could be a rematch in a few weeks for the final Euro spot via the league. Hopefully will be a decent game. Master of the Dark Arts AWJ starting 1st game at no 6 for the Ospreys in 11 years.

User avatar
Oldschool
Cian Healy
Posts: 12808
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Oldschool »

neill_m wrote:Treviso have Zebre at home in R21, so if they get nothing on Saturday should get to 55 points. 5 more points for Ulster in that case would secure 4th and a home playoff.

There is a possible scenario where there could be an 8th pro 14 side in the H Cup in 18/19. If a Pro 14 side win it this year & all of the Challenge SF sides qualify via their league, then the league get an 8th spot.

Whether it would be the loser of the playoff/best non qualified side etc.
Of the four SF only Gloucester are not in a already qualified league position and even at that they are only 2 points off such a position.
The other three teams Pau, Newcastle and Cardiff look reasonable bets to qualify automatically if Ulster do the business tonight.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.

Ruckedtobits
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5016
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Ruckedtobits »

Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......

User avatar
Oldschool
Cian Healy
Posts: 12808
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Oldschool »

Ruckedtobits wrote:Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......
Unlikely given the team Scarlets have picked but, if things stay the way they are, Ulster v Ospreys will be the ERC playoff game and based on tonight you'd have to fancy Ulster.
The scoreline didn't reflect their superiority.
The result cements Cardiff in as likely ERC qualifiers.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.

User avatar
Xanthippe
Brian O'Driscoll
Posts: 3775
Joined: September 5th, 2008, 6:48 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Xanthippe »

Ruckedtobits wrote:Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......
Not sure it would do any good - even if Scarlets could win Edinburgh play Glasgow in their final game. Glasgow have secured their home semi final so have absolutely nothing to play for and also have the chance to help a fellow Scottish team achieve Champions Cup rugby at the expense of an Irish team.
#LiveLifeLoveLeinster

#BeSeenBeHeardBeBlueBELIEVE



I'm a Book Mark and damn proud of it. Storm 1:08 forever

User avatar
blockhead
Shane Jennings
Posts: 6129
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by blockhead »

Yep Cardiff for the Heino. A rematch of tonights game for the play-off. Ulster played very well up to a point, then fupped up time and time again. But they were camped in the ospreys 22 for the entire 2nd half.
They've stopped feeling sorry for themselves and started to show some real aggression. Hendo looks like a man on a mission. The MOTM Rea looks like a strong lad too. I think we'll see them in the Heino next season, thankfully.
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!

User avatar
fourthirtythree
Rob Kearney
Posts: 9424
Joined: April 12th, 2008, 11:33 pm
Location: Eight miles high

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by fourthirtythree »

Wit would be nice if this thread related to rugby as requested. The other thread has room for you to vent your spleen.
Datta: what have we given?
My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
What the thunder said to Brian Lenihan

User avatar
Xanthippe
Brian O'Driscoll
Posts: 3775
Joined: September 5th, 2008, 6:48 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Xanthippe »

Oh ffs - can you please keep comments on the trial etc in the OTHER Ulster thread. We’re trying to keep this one for rugby conversation
#LiveLifeLoveLeinster

#BeSeenBeHeardBeBlueBELIEVE



I'm a Book Mark and damn proud of it. Storm 1:08 forever

neill_m
Mullet
Posts: 1041
Joined: May 1st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by neill_m »

Xanthippe wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......
Not sure it would do any good - even if Scarlets could win Edinburgh play Glasgow in their final game. Glasgow have secured their home semi final so have absolutely nothing to play for and also have the chance to help a fellow Scottish team achieve Champions Cup rugby at the expense of an Irish team.
Glasgow playing Edinburgh for the 1872 Cup 1-1 so far this year. They may rest v Ulster to be full gas for the Scots Derby.

neill_m
Mullet
Posts: 1041
Joined: May 1st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by neill_m »

Xanthippe wrote:Oh ffs - can you please keep comments on the trial etc in the OTHER Ulster thread. We’re trying to keep this one for rugby conversation
Agreed. This is for on pitch stuff.

User avatar
Oldschool
Cian Healy
Posts: 12808
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Oldschool »

Xanthippe wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......
Not sure it would do any good - even if Scarlets could win Edinburgh play Glasgow in their final game. Glasgow have secured their home semi final so have absolutely nothing to play for and also have the chance to help a fellow Scottish team achieve Champions Cup rugby at the expense of an Irish team.
Ulster are away to Munster so that could balance out especially if Munster beat Racing in the ERC S/F.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.

User avatar
blockhead
Shane Jennings
Posts: 6129
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by blockhead »

So next season, Ulster will have lost Tommy, the other two whom I'm now not supposed to mention, Piatau, probably Payne, Trimble is on his last legs. It's looking thin in the backs.
Ulster were the IRFU's pet project a few years back then they switched it down to Munster. Looks like they may have to go back up north and put some serious focus on building that team again. That could be bad news for Leinster (players) and Munster (money).
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!

User avatar
ronk
Leo Cullen
Posts: 10642
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by ronk »

Most of those guys didn’t play much, with exceptions.

But there’s still a need to get talent in key positions in the backline.

User avatar
artaneboy
Brian O'Driscoll
Posts: 3417
Joined: January 25th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Location: closer than you think...

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by artaneboy »

ronk wrote:Most of those guys didn’t play much, with exceptions.

But there’s still a need to get talent in key positions in the backline.
I’d imagine that the likes of Frawley would be an attractive target for them. Big, confident, skilful lad who can potentially play at 10, 12 or 15.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
"Oh, I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused!"

User avatar
kermischocolate
Mullet
Posts: 1259
Joined: May 17th, 2009, 2:56 am
Location: Glasgow

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by kermischocolate »

neill_m wrote:
Xanthippe wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Great tough result for Ulster.....now if Scarlets can do them a favour tomorrow.......
Not sure it would do any good - even if Scarlets could win Edinburgh play Glasgow in their final game. Glasgow have secured their home semi final so have absolutely nothing to play for and also have the chance to help a fellow Scottish team achieve Champions Cup rugby at the expense of an Irish team.
Glasgow playing Edinburgh for the 1872 Cup 1-1 so far this year. They may rest v Ulster to be full gas for the Scots Derby.
Not likely. We need some form and momentum. I wouldn't expect many unenforced Glasgow changes in the next couple of weeks.

neill_m
Mullet
Posts: 1041
Joined: May 1st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Ulster 2018-2019

Post by neill_m »

Scarlets 3rd XV 21-0 down.

User avatar
Dave Cahill
Gordon D'Arcy
Posts: 22749
Joined: January 24th, 2006, 4:32 pm
Location: None of your damn business
Contact:

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Post by Dave Cahill »

BP try after 23 minutes - combination of Scarlets resting their players, Edinburgh looking to kick back after last weeks loss and Scarlets resting their players (again)
I have Bumbleflex

Post Reply