[2018-19 Guinness Pro 14] Round 4 (21 & 22/09/2018)

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  1. The Alpha Bro

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    Are you suggesting that forwards and referees have the ability to think for themselves? They don't, we tell them what to do.
     
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    What are the thoughts on Jack Carty? Never rated him at all tbh but he's been very good so far this season from what I've seen if him. Given that there are only two capped Irish 10s available for selection (Keatley doesn't count) there's a bit of a gap there for someone to take hold of. His kicking has been decent as well and that was one of the things that was really holding Connacht back last year.
     
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    I'd be looking to inflict third degree Byrne or even second degree Burns on opposition before Carty,
     
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    To be honest none of them are very good. The current Irish 10 order is 1. Sexton 2. Carvery followed by utter mediocrity. Burns and Carty have been pretty good for their respective provinces this season. Ross Byrne is decent but very limited going forward. Keatley and Hanrahan are just rubbish.
     
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    The second try that took it too 12-0 at half time.
     
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    All I hear is woof woof woof woof... or rather yap, yap, yap, yap
     
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    Good to see Dragons win without doing so by their fingernails. For once they looked comfortable in defense, managed the game well, didn't make many unforced errors, and their set piece were solid. If they can continue doing those 4 things well, they'll win a lot more games this season.
     
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    Glad to see the Kings get a win, and also glad to see the Cheetahs getting a draw. Here's hoping that they keep improving as the season goes. It does appear that their players are slowly getting back into the swing of things and that form is starting to return.

    That last try by the Cheetahs was a thing of beauty.
     
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    Come on Connacht - they look like they can push for playoffs. Loving the praise for Carty. You can tell he is a player to whom nothing comes easy, just pure graft. But yeah, I wouldn't let him in the same solar system as the Irish national side!

    Munster - please someone explain the apparent mediocrity?

    Leinster looking a lot better than last year and signs Henshaw might be regaining top form? Their main rivals all seem to have taken a bit of a step back. A new challenger must emerge, but I'm not sure there is anyone.

    Edinburgh bottom of the Conference below Kings. That's a sore one.

    Zebre in wet conditions = automatic loss.

    Newport seems wetter than Galway (albeit without the gales) - just weekly drizzle. Excellent that they got an artificial surface. They seem to get decent crowds despite the weather (and results) but I'm not a believer that they'll win more than 5 matches this season.
     
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