Edinburgh v Ulster

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro12' started by An Tarbh, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Edinburgh v Ulster</div>

    So not many would have given Ulster a chance of getting a bonus point win at Thomond Park last Saturday but they showed us, the big question for Ulster now is can they kick on and continue this form through to the end of the season, it's no good producing a Connacht like performance once in a while, given the talent he has at his disposal Williams should expect nothing less of this Ulster side.

    As for Edinburgh they'll certainly be chomping at the bit to take the scalp of this reinvigorated Ulster side.

    Matt Williams makes three changes to the side for the trip to the Scottish capital. Mark McCrea comes in for the injured Timoci Nagusa while David Pollock and captain Rory Best also return to the team having been rested against Munster.

    Scotland sevens captain Roddy Grant will make his Edinburgh debut alongside blindside Simon Cross and number eight Allister Hogg in a new-look back row for Edinburgh while Andrew Turnbull takes over from injured winger Mark Robertson. John Houston steps in at inside centre and lock Craig Hamilton returns to the side.
     
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  3. Which Ulster will turn up. Will it be the team that demolished Munster or the team that couldn't buy a performance, much less a win, away from home before that? The northern province have, on paper, a stronger team than last week.

    Edinburgh have won 3 on the bounce at home. They'll want to stick it to Matt Williams after his spell as Scotland boss.

    Very hard to call this one - only 3 points or so will seperate the teams after 80 minutes. If Ian Humphreys brings his kicking boots with him, Ulster will snatch it. If not, it's Edinburghs game to lose.
     
  4. munross

    munross Guest

    Edinburgh leading 18 - 6 after 21mins

    Tries to Jim Hamilton & Hugo Southwell, Phil Godman got 2 penalties and 1 conversion.

    Ian Humphreys kicked 2 penalties so far for Ulster
     
  5. munross

    munross Guest

    Half-time: Edinburgh 18-9 Ulster

    come on Ulster, you can do better! just imagine you're playing against Munster :D
     
  6. Just back from the game.

    It was quite a stop and start affair, Edinburgh never really got into their usual flowing style of gameplay with alot of errors. More worrying penalties comming from the scrum, though I do wonder if this is cause the referees are usual not front rows. Doesn't matter how much you know the rules of the scrum, it's no match for experience. Still, that was 5 penalties conceeded tonight by our front row. The lineout wasn't much better either, so a lot of work needed on our set piece. I was pleased with Godman's kicking tonight, with his boot and Southwell's form it's looking harder for Paterson to get back into the starting team. Andy Turnbull set up a fantastic try tonight as well, what great pace the wee man has. We laboured to the win tonight, but a win is a win and given Ulster's performance last week we shouldn't be disapointed. Let's hope that this is a sign that we're able to now grind out results, instead of letting games slip us by when things aren't going our way.
     
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