[2018-19 Guinness Pro 14] Round 2 (07 & 08/09/2018)

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro14' started by TRF_heineken, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. TRF_heineken

    TRF_heineken RIP #J9

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    9,910
    Location:
    Polokwane, South Africa
    Country Flag:

    South Africa

    Club or Nation:

    South Africa

    [​IMG]

    Friday, 7 September 2018

    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Kingspan Stadium
    Time: 20:35 CAT (SA, GMT+2)


    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Scotstoun Stadium
    Time: 20:35 CAT (SA, GMT+2)


    Saturday, 8 September 2018

    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Rodney Parade
    Time: 16:00 CAT (SA, GMT+2)



    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Sportsground
    Time: 18:15 CAT (SA, GMT+2)



    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Liberty Stadium
    Time: 18:30 CAT (SA, GMT+2)



    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
    Time: 20:30 CAT (SA, GMT+2)



    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Parc y Scarlets
    Time: 20:30 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
     
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. Amiga500

    Amiga500 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,188
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Ulster

    I'm liking the improved competitiveness in the league carrying over from last season.

    Instead of seeing maybe one game which is gonna be a cruncher, I see 4 or 5.

    Edinburgh looking to bounce back against us who are probably still fragile but look promising.
    Munster vs. Glasgow, both wanting to lay down an early season marker.
    Connacht vs. Zebre is of good interest - is Andy Friend's tenure going to be defined by glorious defeats? Are Zebre going to make further steps from last season?
    Treviso vs The Blues; can the Italian momentum carry on? Where are the Blues mentally after last weekend?
    Scarlets vs Leinster; nothing needs to be said.


    Somewhat surprisingly, its only the games with the SA teams that look a bit dead rubbery - due to their poor showings last weekend. If the Kings were handy, then Jackman at Dragons would be under pressure to get a result - as it stands I think they'll win easily enough. The Ospreys almost certainly have too much for a Cheetahs side that looks to have been raided badly over the close season.
     
  4. TRF_heineken

    TRF_heineken RIP #J9

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    9,910
    Location:
    Polokwane, South Africa
    Country Flag:

    South Africa

    Club or Nation:

    South Africa

    Yeah, I think this first few games will be very bad for the SA teams. This year they didn't have the luxury to play many games ahead of the season, but here's hoping that they'll be able to finish better and not be decimated by injuries like last year. I think it's just a matter of time before they get their groove...
     
  5. collace

    collace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    103
    Club or Nation:

    Ulster

    Ulster: Addison; Gilroy, Cave, McCloskey, Speight; Burns, Cooney; Warwick, Herring, Kane, Treadwell, Henderson, Coetzee, Murphy, Timoney.

    Replacements: McBurney, O'Sullivan, Herbst, O'Connor, Reidy, Shanahan, Curtis, Kernohan.

    Edinburgh: Kinghorn; Fife, Bennett, Scott, Brown; Hickey, Pyrgos; Schoeman, McInally, Nel, Toolis, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Ritchie, Mata.

    Replacements: Ford, Dell, McCallum, McKenzie, Crosbie, Kennedy, van der Walt, Johnstone.

    Proper excited about a back row of Coetzee, Murphy and Timoney. We all know how good Coetzee and Murphy are and Timoney is an excellent player - he does a huge amount of unseen work and has a massive engine.
     
  6. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

  7. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    https://munsterrugby.ie/2018/09/06/kick-off-tv-glasgow-warriors-v-munster/

    Munster:
    Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Neil Cronin; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne, Duncan Williams, Joey Carbery, Jaco Taute.
     
  8. snoopy snoopy dog dog

    snoopy snoopy dog dog Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,353
    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Great to see Neil Cronin get another chance. He was really impressive against the Cheetahs last week.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Bruce_ma_goose

    Bruce_ma_goose Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016
    Messages:
    3,349
    Country Flag:

    Scotland

    Club or Nation:

    Italy

    Munster, Leinster and Blues ( :( ) for away wins.

    I don't think there is much upside for the Italians compared to last season, so mid-table sides in reasonable form should be a step too far for them.

    The Pro14 Hour was a bit better than last week, in part due to having Eddie O'Sullivan on hand. The webcam feed with the Welsh guy with the shaky hand was pure comic cuts though.

    My upset of the week prediction is that the Kings will lose by less than 18!
     
  10. collace

    collace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    103
    Club or Nation:

    Ulster

    I'm out tonight so won't be at the game but am having trouble recording on Premier Sports 1 HD on Sky. I get an error message saying this programme cannot be recorded.

    Anyone else having issues?
     
  11. sugary tae

    sugary tae Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Messages:
    26
    Both teams have good teams out. It’ll be spicy as always so good to see how Cronin and Daly do at this level. Maybe I’m wrong but I think Daly could be a more complete player than whooton. Definitely there’s more depth coming through. Interesting to see how Wycherley gets on.....while disappointing/stupid to see him sent off last time it was still nice to see a lad have a bit of bite when we were getting an absolute paddling. Think he could be a good one in the long run.

    A very important game in the long term of the season. Munster were always second in the conference last year after the Glasgow loss. It’s good to see such a rivalry exist outside of the derbies. It certainly won’t be a tickling competition tonight
     
  12. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    Cheetahs team in for another hard day at the office...

    15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 William Small-Smith, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Shaun Venter (captain), 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Aidon Davis, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche

    Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Walt Steenkamp, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Ernst Stapelberg/Marnus van der Merwe, 23 Ryno Eksteen
     
  13. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

  14. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    Scarlets

    15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens ©, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Steve Cummins, 6 Blade Thomson, 7 James Davies, 8 Josh Macleod

    Replacements; Ryan Elias, Phil Price, Werner Kruger, Lewis Rawlins, Ed Kennedy, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Paul Asquith, Ioan Nicholas

    Unavailable due to injury; Aaron Shingler, Jonathan Davies, Rhys Patchell, Wyn Jones, Uzair Cassiem, Dylan Evans, Jonathan Evans, Will Boyde, Angus O’Brien
     
  15. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    Cardiff Blues:
    Matthew Morgan; Jason Harries, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Owen Lane; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey, Dmitri Arhip, George Earle, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Ellis Jenkins (capt), Nick Williams.

    Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Rhys Gill, Dillon Lewis, Josh Navidi, Olly Robinson, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Garyn Smith.
     
  16. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    Leinster

    15. Jordan Larmour (22)
    14. Fergus McFadden (170)
    13. Rory O’Loughlin (43)
    12. Robbie Henshaw (24)
    11. James Lowe (13)
    10. Ross Byrne (50)
    9. Jamison Gibson-Park (52)
    1. Cian Healy (191)
    2. Seán Cronin (153)
    3. Tadhg Furlong (84)
    4. Devin Toner
    5. Ian Nagle (18)
    6. Josh Murphy (10)
    7. Rhys Ruddock (143)
    8. Jack Conan (74)

    16. James Tracy (67)
    17. Peter Dooley (48)
    18. Andrew Porter (31)
    19. Mick Kearney (36)
    20. Max Deegan (22)
    21. Luke McGrath (96)
    22. Noel Reid (101)
    23. Joe Tomane (1)

    Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)


    Read more at https://www.pro14rugby.org/2018/09/07/leinster-rugby-team-to-face-scarlets/#IWZ3EKpdu7TYwb5U.99
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. bazwaz

    bazwaz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    OSPREYS :
    D. Evans; G. North, S. Williams, O. Watkin, T. Williams; S. Davies, A. Davies; N. Smith, S. Otten, T. Botha, B. Davies, A. W. Jones, D. Lydiate, J. King, J. Tipuric (capt).

    Replacements: S. Baldwin, R. Jones, A. Jeffries, A. Beard, S. Cross, T. Habberfield, J. Hook, J. Thomas.



    Zebre

    15 Edoardo Padovani*
    14 Mattia Bellini
    13 Giulio Bisegni
    12 Nicolas De Battista
    11 Giovanbattista Venditti*
    10 Carlo Canna
    9 Marcello Violi*

    8 Renato Giammarioli*
    7 Johan Meyer
    6 Matu Tevi
    5 George Biagi (cap)
    4 David Sisi
    3 Giosué Zilocchi*
    2 Oliviero Fabiani
    1 Andrea Lovotti*

    Replacements:

    16 Massimo Ceciliani*
    17 Daniele Rimpelli*
    18 Roberto Tenga
    19 Apisai Tauyavuca
    20 Jimmy Tuivaiti
    21 Guglielmo Palazzani
    22 Francois Brummer
    23 Tommaso Boni*
     
  18. Leinster Fan

    Leinster Fan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2017
    Messages:
    1,145
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    That
    That's a much stronger team than I'd thought we'd see tbh. Despite it being a big game away to the Scarlets, to see so many people who were in Australia back at this stage of the season in a world cup year is surprising. That said the lack of Scott Fardy is a big blow, even if having Dev makes up for it somewhat. Given the strength of the team I think we've got a great chance while before I saw the team I though we'd be doing well to nick an lbp. I'm cautiously optimistic and in the in the spirit if supporting my team I'm going to go Leinster by 5.
     
  19. MikeTheNative

    MikeTheNative Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    864
    Country Flag:

    Wales

    Club or Nation:

    Wales

    That Leinster team is rather good, not often you see them put out a team as strong as that this early on.
     
  20. Amiga500

    Amiga500 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,188
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Ulster

    Can you access the online system and watch on catchup?

    https://www.premierplayer.tv
     
  21. big ginger 8

    big ginger 8 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,337
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Some comeback for Ulster here.
     
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page