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    Posted: 16 September 2018 at 8:14am
I'd go with:-

15 Halfpenny
14 McNicholl
13 Fonotia
12 Parkes
11 Prydie
10 Patchell
9 SHC
8 Thomson
7 Davis
6 Kennedy
5 Bulbring
4 Ball
3 Lee
2 Elias
1 Jones

16 Ken
17 Price
18 Kruger
19 Cummins
20 Rawlins
21 Cawdor
22 O'Brien
23 Asquith

Assuming Patchell passes his HIA and Cubby isn't fit.

I've rotated Ken and Cummins to give Elias and Bulbring an opportunity.

I'd have Cassiem on the bench instead of Rawlins too if he was fit.

Edited by haydn_davies - 16 September 2018 at 8:16am
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Still no Steph or Clayton?
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Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Still no Steph or Clayton?

I would certainly be playing Clayton in Galway, unless the forecast is dire. They play a pretty loose game which would suit his counter attacking abilities. Hopefully Rhys at 10 & Asquith & Foxy at 12/13. Steph Evans to return I think either Connacht or defo against Kings the following week.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote haydn_davies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 10:32am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Still no Steph or Clayton?


I would certainly be playing Clayton in Galway, unless the forecast is dire. They play a pretty loose game which would suit his counter attacking abilities. Hopefully Rhys at 10 & Asquith & Foxy at 12/13. Steph Evans to return I think either Connacht or defo against Kings the following week.

Forecast is dire, hence the team I selected - wet and very windy at the moment.

I'd look to bring both Clayton and Steff back in for the next round v Kings and possibly rest 1/2p and Prydie with Ospreys in mind.
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If wet and windy as Galway often is then lets go Halfpenny at 15. He can then have Kings at home off with Clayton coming in.

Whats the news on Rhys Patchell? Fit? If so he can start 10. 

Jame Davies must be a major doubt? 

Keep Steffan Evans also for the Kings game at home.

15 Halfpenny
14 McNicholl
13 Fonotia
12 Parkes
11 Prydie
10 Patchell
9 SHC
8 Thomson
7 Dan Davis
6 Kennedy
5 Bulbring
4 Ball
3 Lee
2 Elias
1 Price

16 Ken
17 Jones
18 Kruger
19 Cummins
20 Cassiem 
21 Gareth
22 Asquith
23 Clayton


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The forecast is for wind and rain, which means that 1/2p MUST start at full back. His positioning and tackling are second to none - made an excellent tackle yesterday on one of their better players, which needed him to position himself really well. 

For the same reason, Parkes and Fonotia should start as well as Prydie. Probably, McNicholl should be involved, too - he's a tall guy who can take any cross-kicks... a bit off the pace yesterday, but let's hope his form and fitness are on an upward curve. Dan is not 100% so let's hope Patch can play - if not, maybe Asquith deserves a shot at 10, though it'd be a bit of a gamble. At 9, maybe give Hidalgo-Clyne a start, though he's been a mixture of good and bad so far... his kicking game might suit the conditions.

In the forwards, ken maybe needs a rest so Elias with Wyn J and Samson, Bulbring to start with either Jake or Cummins, and perhaps Rawlins in place of Kennedy alongside Blade and Davis. We're getting a bit short in the back row, so need to find ways to rotate the fit players.


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Forecast ok on my BBC weather ap.
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

The forecast is for wind and rain, which means that 1/2p MUST start at full back. His positioning and tackling are second to none - made an excellent tackle yesterday on one of their better players, which needed him to position himself really well. 

For the same reason, Parkes and Fonotia should start as well as Prydie. Probably, McNicholl should be involved, too - he's a tall guy who can take any cross-kicks... a bit off the pace yesterday, but let's hope his form and fitness are on an upward curve. Dan is not 100% so let's hope Patch can play - if not, maybe Asquith deserves a shot at 10, though it'd be a bit of a gamble. At 9, maybe give Hidalgo-Clyne a start, though he's been a mixture of good and bad so far... his kicking game might suit the conditions.

In the forwards, ken maybe needs a rest so Elias with Wyn J and Samson, Bulbring to start with either Jake or Cummins, and perhaps Rawlins in place of Kennedy alongside Blade and Davis. We're getting a bit short in the back row, so need to find ways to rotate the fit players.


Kennedy is a stronger carrier than Rawlins and played well yesterday so I’d stick with him
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Quite a few players are playing a lot of minutes at the moment and with a three game period of Ospreys, Racing and Leicester heading our way we need to be mindful of rest and rotation.
 
Whilst the Kings game at home is an opportunity to rest players we can't just throw a team together and risk missing a BP win. This is more likely to be a win than a difficult visit to Connacht so I would be tempted to give some players a rest next week.
 
Unfortunately we have limited options in the back row - I am wincing every time blade gets hit because at present he is our MVP.
 
For Connacht I would go:
 
Blometjes Prydie Fox Asquith Mcnicholl Patch SHC Blade Dan Kennedy Bullbring Cummins Kruger Elias Wyn
 
Reps Price Ken Samson Rawlings Ball Cawdor Obrien Parkes.
 
I'm then hoping we will see Cassiem, Boyd or Macleod available against the Kings (also hoping Cubby will be ok). Also hope Steff gets a run against them and give us some serious selction headaches in the O's game.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 5:01pm
Mate, RFC would give the Kings a game.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote multinational Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 5:04pm
Albeit in SA, Ulster failed to get the BP against them today.....We can't afford to do the same.
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Signs Kings looking a little stronger this season perhaps? Stopped Ulster getting a BP today. Probay too early to say but Cheetahs certainly seem weaker!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 5:53pm
Saw the game...Kings missed 31 tackles and conceded over 20 penalties..had about 30% territory and possession.

How Ulster didn’t get a bp and post 50+ points is beyond me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wasp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 8:35pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Saw the game...Kings missed 31 tackles and conceded over 20 penalties..had about 30% territory and possession.

How Ulster didn’t get a bp and post 50+ points is beyond me.

You may remember the same fixture last November was a 7 try corker which the Kings very nearly won

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2018 at 8:39pm
Yep, remember it well. Cracker.

I was hoping to see more from the Kings, and particularly the Cheetahs, this term. Kings look about the same, Cheetahs have conceded an average 45 points s game fir the first 3 fixtures.
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Anyway, the Kings is a chance to rotate.
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