Connacht v Leinster reactions

Connacht 7 – Leinster 6

Rarely have we seen a game of finer margins. Against Edinburgh I never really felt we were in danger, but against Leinster tonight I’m not sure I ever really believed we were winning.

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Odds and Ends

Some thoughts since my last post:

Edinburgh

 

My first away game and first game of the season since I moved over here. Great atmosphere for the most part, great laughs from the lads behind us, great rugby on show – overall a top night. Some concerns have been voiced about our defence in the second half but you must remember we never went behind in that game is which is huge in my opinion. Fields of Athenry bouncing around Murrayfield at the end was fantastic. One player seemed to appreciate it more than anyone, that being John Muldoon. He’s finally getting some rewards for sticking with his home province, and is even starting to grow into a fully formed captain. A lot of the time to be successful you need players who’ve been around in the bad old days to push the younger guys. I realize this is the first season Connacht have had more wins than losses so the ‘bad old days’ are still pretty recent for the majority of the team, but regardless, it all feeds into the desire to push on and continue to improve. Continue reading