Craggy Rugby podcast
Cardiff review Apr 2023
Connacht produced another excellent performance and bonus point win to guarantee their place in the URC play-offs and give them a real shot at Champions Cup rugby for next season.
The Craggy Crew take you through the match and analyse the win post-match while we also hear from Andy Friend and Kieran Marmion.
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12. Bulls away review Nov 202324:45Connacht were not able to repeat their heroics from last week as they were put to the sword in Pretoria by the Bulls.William Davies and Rob Murphy join host Alan Deegan to pick the bones out of a disappointing result and display while we hear from Pete Wilkins in the post match press conference.
11. Sharks review Nov 202333:57Connacht ground out the most unlikely of wins as the snook past the Sharks in Durban to record their 5th win on South African soil and keep them in the upper echelons of the URC table.William Davies and Rob Murphy join host Alan Deegan to pick through the bones of that excellent win and what it means for Connacht.We hear the post match thoughts of Pete Wilkins and Sharks coach John Plumtree also.
10. Edinburgh review November 202328:47A fairly callow Connacht side couldn't quite hold a determined Edinburgh in the Scottish capital to lose for the first time this season, but they did secure a losing bonus point.William Davies and Alan Deegan take you through the match and give their immediate thoughts at the end of the match while we hear from a frustrated Connacht head coach in Pete Wilkins.
9. Ulster review Nov 202329:28Connacht managed to pull a victory out of the jaws of defeat after recovering from a 17 point deficit to a much weakened Ulster team in the first interpro of the season.Linley MacKenzie, Rob Murphy and Dave Finn join host Alan Deegan to get their immediate post match reactions while we hear from Pete Wilkins, Conor Oliver, Dan McFarland and Jake Flannery in the post match press conference.
8. Glasgow review Oct 202330:28A statement win from Connacht over a more or less fully loaded Glasgow that leaves the Western province in second place on the table after week 2 of the URC season.We hear the post match thoughts of head coach Pete Wilkins, #8 Jarrad Butler and Glasgow head coach Franco Smith.Alan Deegan takes you through the match while Linley MacKenzie and Dave Finn cogitate on what could be the win that really propels Connacht towards the playoffs for the second season in a row.
6. Ospreys home review Oct 202342:59Connacht got a bonus point win in their first match of the URC season after a brilliant first half performance, which was followed by a very underwhelming second half one, but they got the job done and gave debuts to 6 new players, so a satisfying start to the season.Danny Deegan takes you through the match, Rob gives us his end of match thoughts, we hear from Toby Booth and Keelan Giles for the Ospreys perspective while Pete Wilkins and hat-trick hero Caolin Blade talk to us as well in the post match press conference.Linley MacKenzie and Dave Finn join host Alan Deegan to analyse some excellent performances in that excellent win.
1. Rugby World Cup 2023 preview01:37:32The Craggy Crew were the main panelists for the Galway Bay FM Sports preview of the RWC 2023 and in an extended podcast they are joined by Tom English of BBC Scotland, Brendan Nell a South African rugby journalist and an Galway man who has been living in New Zealand for over 30 years Oliver Lee.
26. Stormers semi-final review May 202325:29Connacht couldn't quite make it a fairytale finish to the end of an ultimately successful season with a URC QF win and qualification for next season's Champions Cup secured.Rob Murphy takes you through the match while William Davies and Linley MacKenzie join host Alan Deegan to give their thoughts on where it went wrong.We hear from Andy Friend, Jack Carty and Stormers coach John Dobson too.
25. Ulster QF review May 202325:46Well Connacht fairly made us sweat for their first away win in a one off Quarter Final as they held out against Ulster in the Kingspan Stadium.Linley MacKenzie, William Davies, Rob Murphy and Alan Deegan take you through the match and give their thoughts on such an historic win while we also hear from Andy Friend and Jack Carty along with a quick word from Tiernan's dad Aidan O'Halloran