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The holy grail of a top 6 finish is still a possibility after Connacht garnered their first double over Cardiff Blues in the Arms Park. Rob Murphy and Alan Deegan bring you through the story of the match and the implications of how is has kept the season alive as the chase for automatic Champions Cup qualification hots up.
Mid Summer update on all things Connacht Rugby
Season 7, Ep. 1
Connacht are back training, the Lions have just won the first Test against South Africa, the Champions Cup draw has Connacht taking on the might of Leicester Tigers, who will visit the Sportsground for the first time ever, as well as a first ever match against Stade Francais Paris, what a couple of fantastic trips, COVID notwithstanding, to look forward to for the fans.The western province have 2 more Irish capped players in Caolin Blade and Paul Boyle and were brilliantly represented at the U20 level for Ireland by Shane Jennings, Cathal Forde, Oisin McCormack, Donncha Byrne and Eoin de Buitlear.The Connacht Women get 2 home Interpros this season and there is a well structured AIL season for both men and women to look forward to as well.There is also a discussion on Mental Health Wellness and how it is being supported by Jack Carty with the Tackle Your Feelings campaign and you can hear his interview with William Davies on our Patreon page.So plenty of green tinged chat for William Davies, Rob Murphy and Alan Deegan to sink their teeth into for the mid-summer podcast, there might even be some info on Connacht's preseason friendlies in there too.
An in-depth interview with Andy Friend
Season 6, Ep. 79
In a Craggy Rugby exclusive, Andy Friend spoke at length about his hopes and expectations for Connacht Rugby in the new United Rugby Championship.He spoke to Rob Murphy and Linley MacKenzie on a video conference call as he approached the end of his quarantine period in a Brisbane hotel on a much needed trip home to Australia.The genial Aussie spoke about the challenge of taking Connacht to the next level, leading a new coaching team and providing Connacht with a more defined playing identity as he breaks new ground in his coaching career with this being the first time he has stayed at a club longer than 3 seasons.
The United Rugby Championship - what does it mean for Connacht
Season 6, Ep. 78
The PRO14 has morphed once again and now we have the United Rugby Championship, the URC.William Davies and Niall Shiel join Alan Deegan to discuss this seismic shift in international club rugby and how big a challenge it is going to be for Connacht.We also talk about the excellent representation at both U20 and Senior Men International level that Connacht players will be making in the upcoming 6N and Summer Internationals respectively.