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Post Irish derbies April 2018
Connacht v Leinster (latter resting lots of players for Europe again):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43925692

Munster v Ulster (former resting lots of players for their Pro 14 home QF, while the latter are close to full-strength): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43920854


Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:38 pm
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Leinster taking a bit of a beating.

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Post Re: Irish derbies April 2018
trampie wrote:
Leinster taking a bit of a beating.


Not our finest hour, but far from the team that defeated Llanelli.

Connacht are capable of scorelines like that, but it didn't alter anything much. Bye in the next round and then back to it thereafter.

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Perhaps Leinster's losses to Benetton and now Connacht, even in second-string form, do prove that the league is becoming more competitive after all. Hopefully this'll mean at long last that Leinster (and some other teams too) will play their first-string players in the league more often.


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najbritcol wrote:
Perhaps Leinster's losses to Benetton and now Connacht, even in second-string form, do prove that the league is becoming more competitive after all. Hopefully this'll mean at long last that Leinster (and some other teams too) will play their first-string players in the league more often.


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Post Re: Irish derbies April 2018
Abertawe Leinster wrote:
trampie wrote:
Leinster taking a bit of a beating.


Not our finest hour, but far from the team that defeated Llanelli.

Connacht are capable of scorelines like that, but it didn't alter anything much. Bye in the next round and then back to it thereafter.
Sean


Don't underestimate the incentive for Connacht to give John Muldoon a proper send off. Given the way the year has gone, I think it would have been a very different match without that.

Some of the Connacht players have also been talking about how the bad performances during the year were their own fault through lack of application or focus, if they can get the focus consistently and not for one-offs we might even have another good year.


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Post Re: Irish derbies April 2018
Siob wrote:
Abertawe Leinster wrote:
trampie wrote:
Leinster taking a bit of a beating.


Not our finest hour, but far from the team that defeated Llanelli.

Connacht are capable of scorelines like that, but it didn't alter anything much. Bye in the next round and then back to it thereafter.
Sean


Don't underestimate the incentive for Connacht to give John Muldoon a proper send off. Given the way the year has gone, I think it would have been a very different match without that.

Some of the Connacht players have also been talking about how the bad performances during the year were their own fault through lack of application or focus, if they can get the focus consistently and not for one-offs we might even have another good year.


So who next for Connacht? I know they had a rough season but only one year is harsh imo.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 60093.html


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Post Re: Irish derbies April 2018
Fingal wrote:
Siob wrote:
Abertawe Leinster wrote:
trampie wrote:
Leinster taking a bit of a beating.


Not our finest hour, but far from the team that defeated Llanelli.

Connacht are capable of scorelines like that, but it didn't alter anything much. Bye in the next round and then back to it thereafter.
Sean


Don't underestimate the incentive for Connacht to give John Muldoon a proper send off. Given the way the year has gone, I think it would have been a very different match without that.

Some of the Connacht players have also been talking about how the bad performances during the year were their own fault through lack of application or focus, if they can get the focus consistently and not for one-offs we might even have another good year.


So who next for Connacht? I know they had a rough season but only one year is harsh imo.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 60093.html


He never looked the right fit. Not surprising at all. Time to bring in another Irish/English coach. The coaching plan needs to get more domestic ones in place anyway.


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