Connacht v Munster

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro12' started by An Tarbh, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. An Tarbh

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    Connacht v Munster</div>

    Munster travel to the Sportsground looking to extend their lead at the top of the table heading into the New Year. You'd expect it to be a routine bonus point win but given the previous Christmas meetings between these 2 sides it's easy to see another low scoring affair although hopefully not a repeat of the 3-0 matches we got a few seasons back.

    Only once have Munster managed to get a bonus point win at the Sportsground but given they've got a full strength side out this evening it should make the task that little bit easier. Granted Connacht will raise their game as they always do in the Irish derbies and given what happened last time out at Ravenhill they'll be looking to make amends.

    Should be a Munster win but hard to say what the margin will be.
     
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  3. MunsterMan

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    Nick Williams is on the bench for this one, All i know about him is he is f***ing huge so looking forward to seeing him play. Hopefully it will be a good game :)
     
  4. An Tarbh

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    Good lord Junkie that was a howler of a throw and now feigning injury to avoid the embarassment, ever the cheat.
     
  5. An Tarbh

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    Half time at the Sportsground, not the showgrounds, that's Sligo Martin, and Connacht lead 6-3, so yet again a low scoring affair between these 2 but Connacht deserve their lead.
     
  6. munross

    munross Guest

    6 all after 52mins :ninj:

    What the heck is giong on with Munster???
     
  7. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Dec 28 2008, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's all rather as expected, Munster have only got a bonus point win at Galway once in the Magners League, Connacht always up their game when playing the other Irish provinces at home and Munster aren't at full strength, although they have been previously and still not got the bp win.

    Connacht take the lead now with Howlett in the bin for taking Duffy out in the air.
     
  8. munross

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    HAHA Doug Howlett gets a yellow card?what did he do,sorry I'm watching the live game updates and not the real game so thats why I'm asking
     
  9. An Tarbh

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    he took Duffy out in the air, just came flying through to make the tackle but he was still in the air and correct call from Rolland
     
  10. munross

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Dec 28 2008, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's all rather as expected, Munster have only got a bonus point win at Galway once in the Magners League, Connacht always up their game when playing the other Irish provinces at home and Munster aren't at full strength, although they have been previously and still not got the bp win.

    Connacht take the lead now with Howlett in the bin for taking Duffy out in the air.
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    Oh okay thanks that answers my question
     
  11. An Tarbh

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    big kick for Keatley, a 6 point lead is huge in the context of this game, and he obliges.

    12-6 with 11 mins left
     
  12. munross

    munross Guest

    An Tarbh can you see any chance of Munster pulling this game from the fire?
     
  13. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Dec 28 2008, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    well they only need a converted try and if you're gonna back a club side to get a try in the last 10 to win the game you'd pick Munster 9 times out 10 but the way they're playing you can't see it happening.

    Still though one lapse of concentration from Connacht and Munster will be in.
     
  14. munross

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    Maybe a last minute try from Doug Howlett, making up for his yellow card LOL
     
  15. An Tarbh

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    well they looked to be in after Howlett's initial break but Earls couldn't gather the chip through
     
  16. munross

    munross Guest

    How much time left?
     
  17. An Tarbh

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    they've certainly stepped it up, another break from Mafi and Earls just about put into touch by Murphy, they're certainly making Connacht earn this
     
  18. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Dec 28 2008, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    about a minute left
     
  19. An Tarbh

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    that's it now, thoroughly deserved win for Connacht, there's been so many tight games between these 2 teams so it's great to see them come out on the winning side.
     
  20. munross

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    Well Munster probably got just themselves to blame for this loss, probably thought it would be a walk in the park
     
  21. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Dec 28 2008, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think there's always an element of that when Irish teams go to Connacht, you'd expect it from Leinster moreso than Munster though which is more surprising, complacency seems to be creeping into Munster moreso under McGahan than under Kidney or Gaffney
     
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