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Champions Cup Playoff

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 18 May 2015, 4:54 pm

Home teams to be named by midnight on Tuesday
Away teams to be named by midnight on Wednesday
Tactics to be provided by midnight on Thursday
Predictions by 22:00 hours on Sunday



Saracens v Connacht
Light Cloud, 16 degrees, 9mph winds.


Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Alex Waller09. Morgan Parra
02. Keven Mealamu10. Pat Lambie
03. Dan Cole
04. Brad Davies11. Juan Imhoff
05. Flip van der Merwe12. Sonny Bill Williams
06. Callum Clark13. Malakai Fekitoa
07. Thierry Dusatoir(c)14. Chris Ashton
08. Nathan Hughes15. Scott Spedding
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16. Jamie George 17. Nick Auterac 18. Tom Francis 19. Sam Carter 20. Dave Denton 21. Francois Hougaard 22. Bernard Foley 23. Matt Tait


Connacht

15 Tiernan O'Halloran, 14 Fionn Carr, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Matt Healy, 10 Jack Carty, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 Eoin McKeon, 7 Eoghan Masterson, 6 John Muldoon (c), 5 Aly Muldowney, 4 Andrew Browne, 3 Rodney Ah You, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Denis Buckley.

Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 JP Cooney, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Michael Swift, 20 George Naoupu, 21 John Cooney, 22 Miah Nikora, 23 Shane O'Leary



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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 18 May 2015, 5:41 pm

Didn't realise this was straight away

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 19 May 2015, 6:38 pm

Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Alex Waller09. Morgan Parra
02. Keven Mealamu10. Pat Lambie
03. Dan Cole
04. Brad Davies11. Juan Imhoff
05. Flip van der Merwe12. Sonny Bill Williams
06. Callum Clark13. Malakai Fekitoa
07. Thierry Dusatoir(c)14. Chris Ashton
08. Nathan Hughes15. Scott Spedding
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16. Jamie George 17. Nick Auterac 18. Tom Francis 19. Sam Carter 20. Dave Denton 21. Francois Hougaard 22. Bernard Foley 23. Matt Tait

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by BamBam on Wed 20 May 2015, 1:58 pm

So am I automatically qualified for the ERCC then? I was expecting to play this game

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Wed 20 May 2015, 2:04 pm

Play off place goes to the side who finishes 7th (you finished 8th) but if an English side wins the the Challenge Cup and haven't already qualified they get the spot hence Sarries in this.

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by BamBam on Wed 20 May 2015, 2:09 pm

Ah I see! So did Gloucester miss out on ERCC too then?

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Wed 20 May 2015, 2:11 pm

Yep they did. Think its the first time ever Matt hasn't been involved in the top competition Erm

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Fluxy on Wed 20 May 2015, 2:15 pm

Heads are going to roll at Kingsholm  Whistle

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 20 May 2015, 2:29 pm

Fluxy wrote:Heads are going to roll at Kingsholm  Whistle

I've heard they've approached Driver as Matt is getting the boot!

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Thu 21 May 2015, 11:11 pm

Saracens 32-22 Connacht
Sarries have gone full strength here and are just to much for the Galway men.

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Ozzy3213 on Thu 21 May 2015, 11:29 pm

Saracens 30 Connacht 17
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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by prop_lyd on Fri 22 May 2015, 4:47 pm

Sarries 30-18 Connacht
Sarries have too much up front and will bully Connacht. Good ball sees the sarries centres run rings and get a big win.
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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by BamBam on Fri 22 May 2015, 4:59 pm

Saracens 32 - 19 Connacht

Could be a good battle at 13 between Henshaw and Fekitoa, but Saracens are dominant all over the rest of the park, and can't see anything other than a nice easy win for them. Far too strong in the pack and the backs have a real cutting edge

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by ChequeredJersey on Sun 24 May 2015, 11:43 pm

Saracens 30 - 29 Connacht
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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Fluxy on Sun 24 May 2015, 11:46 pm

Saracens 34 - 23 Connacht

Saracens will strangle the life out of Connacht up front and make the game relatively easily. Connacht will fight back later on in the game with the likes of Marmion and Henshaw coming to the fore.

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by Steven_Sharks on Mon 25 May 2015, 10:38 am

Saracens 29 - 15 Connacht

Saracens a lot better rugby team. Only Really at 13 where Connacht possibly have the stronger individual. Saracens comfortable.

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 25 May 2015, 11:10 am

Sarries 33 - 10 Connacht
At home, easy win - get halfbacks to play at a high tempo and could easily have been another 15-20 points on the scoreboard.

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Re: Champions Cup Playoff

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 May 2015, 5:28 pm

RESULT

Saracens 35-19 Connacht

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