Dark before the dawn
The old adage says that it is darkest just before the dawn and Connacht will be hoping that there is a glimmer of truth in that as they head to Toulouse on Sunday with an injury ravaged squad to face one of the aristocrats of the Heineken Cup. Somehow Connacht manage to ‘Rise up and Front Up’ on these occasions, but maybe it will be the home leg that carries Connacht’s best opportunity, assuming the injury count does not get any worse. Nevertheless Conor McPhillips will have his homework done and if Toulouse have a chink in the armour – Conor’s video analysis will have captured it.
Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens for a pivotal encounter with the local “Saints” knowing a win will create some daylight at the top of Pool One. Performance Analyst Emmet Farrell will have had Northampton under his microscope all week, identifying Leinster’s opportunities and points of attack in Saturday’s must win game for the home side.
Treviso are the visitors to Ulster this weekend and Ulster will be firm favourites to take full points from the encounter. Niall Malone’s expert analysis should enable them to achieve this goal.
Munster have given Irish Rugby some of its best moments in the past decade. Perpignan top Pool Six and visit Thomond Park on Sunday for a showdown. Analyst George Murray will have all his ducks in a row for Sunday – with Perpignan’s previous games deconstructed in minute detail to help shape Rob Penney’s game plan. Just when many people think that they have visited the well too many times they realise that while the pundits have been writing their obituary, Munster have been busy digging the well deeper!
Peter Stringer, currently with Bath Rugby is poised to make his 100th appearance in European competition in the Amlin Cup at the weekend. If he does so he will become only the third player to do so – guess where the other two are from? yes Munster, Hayes & O’Gara, exalted company indeed and Avenir wishes him continued success.
Avenir Sports Gamebreaker Plus Christmas Sale
To celebrate our successful year, Avenir Sports are delighted to offer our world leading Gamebreaker plus software at a massive 50% discount to the first 3 people who get in contact with us.
This offer is on a first come first served basis and the lucky 3 will pay only €1,250 for this world leading software (inclusive of VAT).
Contact us now to be in with a chance of securing this deal.
For more information on how we can improve your team’s performance use the buttons below. You can also call us directly on +353 91 768486 / +353 86 8555722More info or Support