Thursday, November 26, 2015

Two Irish derbies, and Pat, don't you want to come and live in Dublin?

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Well pretty straightforward to talk about this week with two derbies. And first up is Leinster v Ulster at the RDS, so not getting any easier for anyone really. Leinster come in the match on a two match losing streak, and have looked a bit lightweight in both matches. What a time for Henderson, Tuohy, and Williams to ride into town! But at the end of the day, we could have won last week with a bit of luck, even with a powder puff scrum. So at home we could go one better, especially as Ulster are a  bit shell shocked from their defeat to Saracens. Having said that there’s a umpteenth tinker with the midfield – Ben Te’o and Fitzgerald look the best b a country mile, but no Luke is on the win and in comes Madigan. With all the controversy around his future, maybe they have felt they had to play him. I am as confused as our coaches and every other supporter as to what outr chances are, hopefully our experience will see us home.

Then on Saturday we have Connacht travelling to Munster, probably feeling quietly confident. As they would going to Leinster or Munster. They don’t have the stars, they have the grafters, and probably the best provincial coach in Ireland. Don’t you want to come live in the big city Pat? Munster have so much talent to call on, but do they have the coaching, the tactics and the flyhalf to unleash it? They’ll probably win it on pure guts.

Friday, November 27       
Edinburgh v    Dragons     7:35 PM
Glasgow Warriors v    Benetton Treviso     7:35 PM
Leinster v    Ulster     7:35 PM
Saturday, November 28   
Ospreys v    Cardiff Blues     3:00 PM
Munster v    Connacht     5:15 PM
Sunday, November 29       
Scarlets v    Zebre     2:30 PM

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