EUROPEAN CUP R1: Montpellier Away, 12/12, 6.30pm

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EUROPEAN CUP R1: Montpellier Away, 12/12, 6.30pm

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Keith wrote:That has to be one of the best first half, away in France performances ever. Unbelievable stuff. I thought this Montpellier pack was supposed to be good?
Yeah, 4 out of our front 5 wouldn’t be first choice and are at least on a par with the Montpellier lads. Hopefully they start to get minced when we empty the bench.

The maul defence right before half time was exceptional too considering that’s the main strength of this pack. They barely made a meter.
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Really excellent performance so far - the footwork of the forwards has completely negated any size advantage the MHR forwards had
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And our scrum has been superb, only negative is the lineout so far....hats off to Benty and Doooooooley, scrum shape looks great

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Faith in young guns justified. Now if only we had a strong bench. 🤣

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My that was a very impressive first half performance. Finish the job men.
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Ruddock's move for the Frawley try was great. Took the man out with footwork.

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Serb wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Keith wrote:That has to be one of the best first half, away in France performances ever. Unbelievable stuff. I thought this Montpellier pack was supposed to be good?
Yeah, 4 out of our front 5 wouldn’t be first choice and are at least on a par with the Montpellier lads. Hopefully they start to get minced when we empty the bench.

The maul defence right before half time was exceptional too considering that’s the main strength of this pack. They barely made a meter.
At least on par? Try completely dominant! Imagine we had a functional lineout.

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Dave Cahill wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Really excellent performance so far - the footwork of the forwards has completely negated any size advantage the MHR forwards had
Toner beating a player with a sidestep was one for the highlight reel.

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wixfjord wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 5:57 pm
What a try.

Mont missed touch twice which totally suits us.

High ball in play time is what we want.

Dooley having some game.
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Dooley should have been left on.

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Lineout is a mess.

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Yeah, pretty inexcusable to lose three attacking line outs in or around the opposition 22.

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There’s the bonus point. Should have been a penalty try but good to get over.

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That 23 in blue is pretty handy!
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Porter penalised twice in the scrum — honestly looked the other way around both times to me but ref seems to think he’s pulling his opposite man to the ground.

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That 23 in blue is pretty handy!
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Interesting that Leavy is playing 8 at scrumtime, with Ruddock ar blindside.

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If Ruddock could improve his angry face he might have a shot at Ireland.......the best backrow in Ireland atm.....

Super game from VDF and a super cameo from Leavy.

Lineout still causing trouble but everything else close to perfect...

Super stuff.

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Blueberry wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 7:15 pm
If Ruddock could improve his angry face he might have a shot at Ireland.......the best backrow in Ireland atm.....

Super game from VDF and a super cameo from Leavy.

Lineout still causing trouble but everything else close to perfect...

Super stuff.
Ruddock is the best blindside in Ireland. So fortunate for us his face doesn’t fit for Ireland.

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Fab result. Coaching selections rewarded across the board. Delyra for Dan Leavy to see him score a try on his return to European rugby. Scrums and lineouts need improvement, but with that away BP win and Bordeaux doing us a favour yesterday, I can't see Montpellier or Northampton putting up much of a struggle in the remaining group games. With a bit of luck we should top Pool A with max match points and a hefty points for and against differential. Tús maith, leath na hoibre!!!

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