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Season 39: Day 133/133 .

Red Bull AXT - Connacht Rugby

81 Game over! Victory to the home team. Final score: 15 - 0.
80 picks the ball up from the back of the ruck and darts around the edge. He hands off and sprints clear. is running in support, and the Scrum Half slips the ball to him. The defence wasn't fooled though, and brings the winger down with a powerful tackle.
79Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
78 clearly wasn't expecting 's pass there. The ball goes sailing past him as he vainly fumbles for it.
77The ball is loose in open play and there is no offside as Connacht Rugby pounce.. Turnover!
76The Red Bull AXT scrum half, , decides to use the big men this time. He passes to , who skilfully hands off and runs for the line. Before he can get there though, he is brought down by .
75Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
74 can't catch the ball from . Waste of possession, I'd say!
73 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.
71 The conversion is missed, though.
70 Try time ! A beautiful phase of play from Red Bull AXT. The ball goes from to and on to , who is running in support. There is nothing to stop him as he crashes over the line with a big smile on his face !
69Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
68Some good attacking play by Red Bull AXT here. easily dismisses before sending a long floating pass towards . That looked forward, but not to the touch judge. A short well timed pass to puts him into space, but he fails to catch the ball. doesn't look too happy to see his hard work wasted.
67Loose ball, Red Bull AXT scoop it up and retain possesion.
66 pops the short ball to who muscles his way over the advantage line! Excellent defending there by , who just manages to cling on long enough to bring him down.
65Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
64A short pass from to opens up some space. The fly half runs for a gap, but seeing the defence closing in passes to who sadly drops the ball.
63It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
62 fires the ball out to who trys to turn it back inside to , but Red Bull AXT manage to bat it down.
61Connacht Rugby have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
60From the ruck, gets the ball out to . The fly half sets off up the touchline, but puts in a good tap tackle and he falls into touch.
59Connacht Rugby cannon into the ruck, smashing the Red Bull AXT players off the ball, turnover to Connacht Rugby.
58 gets the ball. He tries to force his way through, but is stopped by .
57 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.
55 The conversion attempt by bounces off the right hand post and goes wide.
54 Superb work there by forwards and backs alike! sends the ball to who carries it on before passing on to . He spots that he has an overlap outside, draws in a defender and then passes to . There's nobody between him and the try line, and he sprints in for a well-worked try.
53It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
52 can't catch the ball from . Waste of possession, I'd say!
51Turnover. Connacht Rugby now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
50 thinks he sees a gap, but is ready for him and brings him down.
49Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the forwards are calling for the ball, this could be costly for Connacht Rugby.
48 sends the ball out to . He's a powerful runner, but 's tackle slows him down, and 's tackle finishes him off.
47Turnover. Connacht Rugby now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
46Red Bull AXT try to move the ball wide. The ball is passed from to to to . It's all too lateral, and a bit too obvious though, and is ready and waiting. They'll need to be a bit more creative than that to break down the defence.
45Good lineout for Red Bull AXT. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
44 straightens his run and charges right at the defence. bounces off him and then is effortlessly fended off. He sends a lovely pass to , who is promptly ankle tapped after a spectacular dive by .
43Turnover. Connacht Rugby now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
42Red Bull AXT are showing us some creative rugby today, passes to who is stood right on the gain line. tries a scissors move with but they are too close together and collide leaving the ball behind them.
41 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.

After the break, and Red Bull AXT are just in front, there's still all to play for.
40+1 is running down the touchline. He seems to be unmarked, but is there to pounce.
40Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
39Oooh! has made a right mess of that pass off his left hand! is left clutching at thin air.
38Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
37A complex training ground play from Red Bull AXT here, throws the ball out to and loops around for the return pass. dummies the return ball to and then fires the ball back inside to who is running the angle into a gap. drifts across the field and hands the ball on to cutting back on the reverse angle!
All that guile and effort comes to nothing as has read the play superbly and makes a big hit right on the gain line.
36Ruck. Red Bull AXT get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
35 picks the ball up from the back of the ruck and darts around the edge. He hands off and sprints clear. is running in support, and the Scrum Half slips the ball to him. The defence wasn't fooled though, and brings the winger down with a powerful tackle.
34Ruck. Red Bull AXT get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
33Nice breakthrough by who gets low and charges. He cannons into like a stampeding bull, but wraps him up and manages to bring him down. Looks like we finally know what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.
32Red Bull AXT have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
31 digs the ball out of the ruck and distributes it well to . He takes the ball into contact, but manages to bring him down and Connacht Rugby recover possession.
30Good lineout for Red Bull AXT. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
29 and team up well, with a good angle and a nice pass. makes good ground with the ball in both hands, then tries to dummy left before passing right to . He'd have been better going for a straightforward pass! The dummy move seems to throw him off balance, and he ends up spilling the ball.
28 takes the kickoff. takes the ball in the air right in front of , who wasn't aggressive enough.
26 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
25 Try time ! A beautiful phase of play from Red Bull AXT. The ball goes from to and on to , who is running in support. There is nothing to stop him as he crashes over the line with a big smile on his face !
24Ruck. Red Bull AXT get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
23 pops the short ball to who muscles his way over the advantage line! Excellent defending there by , who just manages to cling on long enough to bring him down.
22Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
21Some good attacking play by Red Bull AXT here. easily dismisses before sending a long floating pass towards . That looked forward, but not to the touch judge. A short well timed pass to puts him into space, but he fails to catch the ball. doesn't look too happy to see his hard work wasted.
20It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
19A short pass from to opens up some space. The fly half runs for a gap, but seeing the defence closing in passes to who sadly drops the ball.
18Connacht Rugby have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Connacht Rugby at that lineout!
17Connacht Rugby's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
16Ruck. Connacht Rugby get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
15 pops the short ball to who muscles his way over the advantage line! Excellent defending there by , who just manages to cling on long enough to bring him down.
14Connacht Rugby have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Connacht Rugby at that lineout!
13 passes to , but, despite his recent involvement in the local version of Dancing with the Stars, he doesn't have the silky smooth moves necessary to outstep .
12It's a ruck, Red Bull AXT look like they have secured the ball, but on the far side from the ref a Connacht Rugby hand has flicked the ball back! The Red Bull AXT scrum half throws his arms up in despair, but the ref signals play on.
11 has the ball. is coming in support at an angle, he receives the pass and leaves for dead. He delivers a poor pass to who juggles the ball before dropping it. Poor skills by both players for that last pass.
10At the ruck, it looks like Connacht Rugby could be in trouble here..
The Red Bull AXT back row hit the pile hard and the ball appears on the Red Bull AXT side.
9Connacht Rugby's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
8Ruck. Connacht Rugby get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
7 passes to , but, despite his recent involvement in the local version of Dancing with the Stars, he doesn't have the silky smooth moves necessary to outstep .
6It looks like Red Bull AXT lost the ball in the ruck. Their forwards weren't quick enough to protect the ball.
5 is running down the touchline. He seems to be unmarked, but is there to pounce.
4Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
3Turnover ball! scoops the ball out of the ruck. I'm not sure he was on his feet there, but the referee is waving play on. He passes the ball to , but Red Bull AXT's scramble defence manages to close him down, and tackles him.
2The ball is loose in open play and there is no offside as Connacht Rugby pounce.. Turnover!
1Some quick hands sees the ball moved from to to , but takes his eye off the ball and the move breaks down.
0 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.
16:56With the sun starting to burn through the mist, it's looking like it will be a nice day. Lets hope the game is as good!
81 Game over! Victory to the home team. Final score: 15 - 0.
80 !-> X
79Looseball: and were quicker than and
78 -X
77Looseball: and were quicker than and
76-> ! X
75Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
74 -X
73 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.
71 The conversion is missed, though.
70 !->->
69Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
68 !-> -X
67Looseball: and were quicker than and
66-> X
65Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
64 !-> ! -X
63It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
62-> -X
61Looseball: and were quicker than and
60-> X
59Ruck won by , and against , and !
58 X
57 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.
55 The conversion attempt by bounces off the right hand post and goes wide.
54-> !->-> !
53It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
52 -X
51Looseball: and were quicker than and
50 X
49Looseball: and were quicker than and
48-> ! X
47Looseball: and were quicker than and
46 !->->-> ! X
45Good lineout for Red Bull AXT. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
44 ! !-> X
43Looseball: and were quicker than and
42-> ! -X
41 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
21
40+1 X
40Looseball: and were quicker than and
39 -X
38Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
37->-> ! !-> X
36Ruck won by , and against , and !
35 !-> X
34Ruck won by , and against , and !
33 X
32Looseball: and were quicker than and
31-> X
30Good lineout for Red Bull AXT. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
29 ! !-> -X
28 takes the kickoff. takes the ball in the air right in front of , who wasn't aggressive enough.
26 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
25 !->->
24Ruck won by , and against , and !
23-> X
22Scrum for Connacht Rugby. It's a good feed, but Red Bull AXT put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Connacht Rugby off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Red Bull AXT front row!
21 !-> -X
20It's a scrum to Red Bull AXT. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Red Bull AXT still win the ball.
19-> -X
18Connacht Rugby have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Connacht Rugby at that lineout!
17 X
16Ruck won by , and against , and !
15-> X
14Connacht Rugby have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Connacht Rugby at that lineout!
13-> X
12Ruck won by , and against , and !
11-> ! -X
10Ruck won by , and against , and !
9 X
8Ruck won by , and against , and !
7-> X
6Ruck won by , and against , and !
5 X
4Looseball: and were quicker than and
3-> X
2Looseball: and were quicker than and
1-> -X
0 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Red Bull AXT stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Red Bull AXT player there.

SCORING SEQUENCE
(26': 5-0) (55': 10-0) (71': 15-0)

★ Referee : Craig Baxter    
League

Red Bull AXT

• 3 Tries: (25', 54', 70')
• 0/3 Convs
Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/12/43/33/66
Turnovers won3/40/14/41/3
23/384/52/57/74/96/12

Connacht Rugby

Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/41/10/42/36
Turnovers won0/12/40/33/6
15/381/53/50/75/96/12

3642 tickets sold

Grandstand: 600
Opposite Stand: 400
Terrace: 250
Visitors Terrace: 250
Gallery: 2142
Stadium : Red Bull AXT stadium
08/07/2017 17:00

Red Bull AXT

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.
42': Passed to
74': Failed pass to
1/2
46': Caught a pass from
1/1
5': Tackled by (Strength)
46': Ran through
46': Tackled by (Strength)
1/3
   
04/10
2.
1': Passed to
37': Passed to
68': Passed to
3/3
37': Caught a pass from
54': Caught a pass from
70': Caught a pass from
3/3
37': Ran through
37': Ran through
54': Ran through
68': Ran through
4/4
   
10/10
3.  
42': Dropped a pass from
68': Dropped a pass from
74': Dropped a pass from
0/3
    
01/10
4.    
44': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
03/10
5.
46': Passed to
1/1
46': Caught a pass from
64': Dropped a pass from
1/2
33': Tackled by (Strength)
50': Tackled by (Strength)
0/2
   
03/10
6.
68': Failed pass to
0/1
37': Caught a pass from
68': Caught a pass from
2/2
37': Tackled by (Strength)
58': Tackled by (Strength)
0/2
3': Tackled (Strength)
29': Missed (Strength)
1/2
  
03/10
7.
1': Failed pass to
0/1
1': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
7': Tackled (Strength)
13': Tackled (Strength)
15': Tackled (Strength)
29': Missed (Strength)
3/4
  
06/10
8.
37': Passed to
70': Passed to
2/2
1': Dropped a pass from
11': Dropped a pass from
23': Caught a pass from
37': Caught a pass from
66': Caught a pass from
70': Caught a pass from
76': Caught a pass from
5/7
23': Tackled by (Strength)
40+1': Tackled by (Strength)
66': Tackled by (Strength)
76': Ran through
76': Tackled by (Strength)
1/5
44': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
05/10
9.
11': Passed to
21': Passed to
23': Passed to
25': Passed to
31': Passed to
35': Passed to
37': Passed to
46': Passed to
54': Passed to
64': Passed to
66': Passed to
70': Passed to
76': Passed to
80': Passed to
14/14
 
21': Ran past
25': Ran past
35': Ran past
46': Ran through
64': Ran past
70': Ran past
80': Ran past
7/7
9': Tackled (Strength)
17': Tackled (Speed)
44': Tackled (Strength)
3/3
  
10/10
10.
21': Failed pass to
42': Failed pass to
54': Passed to
64': Failed pass to
1/4
21': Caught a pass from
42': Caught a pass from
54': Caught a pass from
64': Caught a pass from
4/4
42': Ran through
54': Ran past
64': Ran past
3/3
60': Tackled (Speed)
1/1
  
10/10
11.
54': Passed to
1/1
35': Caught a pass from
54': Caught a pass from
2/2
35': Tackled by (Speed)
0/1
48': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
07/10
12.
46': Passed to
1/1
25': Caught a pass from
31': Caught a pass from
46': Caught a pass from
3/3
31': Tackled by (Speed)
0/1
   
07/10
13.
25': Passed to
1/1
25': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
48': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
05/10
14.
11': Failed pass to
0/1
11': Caught a pass from
80': Caught a pass from
2/2
11': Ran through
80': Tackled by (Strength)
1/2
   
05/10
15.  
21': Dropped a pass from
0/1
    
03/10
 25/3225/3217/309/140/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
78% Pressure Passes
56% Broken Tackles
64% Tackles

Connacht Rugby

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.  
52': Dropped a pass from
0/1
    
03/10
2.
48': Passed to
1/1
19': Dropped a pass from
0/1
 
37': Missed (Strength)
54': Missed (Strength)
68': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
01/10
3.    
5': Tackled (Strength)
46': Missed (Strength)
58': Tackled (Strength)
2/3
  
05/10
4.
29': Passed to
44': Passed to
52': Failed pass to
2/3
48': Caught a pass from
1/1
29': Ran through
29': Ran through
44': Ran through
44': Ran through
48': Ran through
48': Tackled by (Strength)
5/6
   
10/10
5.
78': Failed pass to
0/1
3': Caught a pass from
1/1
3': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
   
03/10
6.  
7': Caught a pass from
13': Caught a pass from
62': Dropped a pass from
2/3
7': Tackled by (Strength)
13': Tackled by (Strength)
0/2
33': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
04/10
7.
3': Passed to
1/1
29': Dropped a pass from
0/1
 
23': Tackled (Strength)
37': Tackled (Strength)
40+1': Tackled (Strength)
3/3
  
07/10
8.
29': Failed pass to
0/1
15': Caught a pass from
29': Caught a pass from
39': Dropped a pass from
78': Dropped a pass from
2/4
15': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
37': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
01/10
9.
7': Passed to
13': Passed to
15': Passed to
19': Passed to
39': Failed pass to
60': Passed to
62': Passed to
6/7
44': Caught a pass from
1/1
9': Tackled by (Strength)
17': Tackled by (Speed)
44': Tackled by (Strength)
0/3
21': Missed (Speed)
25': Missed (Speed)
35': Missed (Speed)
46': Missed (Strength)
64': Missed (Speed)
70': Missed (Speed)
76': Tackled (Strength)
80': Missed (Speed)
1/8
  
01/10
10.
19': Failed pass to
0/1
19': Caught a pass from
60': Caught a pass from
2/2
60': Tackled by (Speed)
0/1
42': Missed (Strength)
46': Tackled (Strength)
54': Missed (Speed)
64': Missed (Speed)
1/4
  
02/10
11.    
11': Missed (Strength)
66': Tackled (Strength)
80': Tackled (Strength)
2/3
  
05/10
12.    
31': Tackled (Speed)
1/1
  
05/10
13.
62': Failed pass to
0/1
62': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
76': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
03/10
14.    
35': Tackled (Speed)
1/1
  
05/10
15.    
50': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
05/10
 10/1610/165/1413/300/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
62% Pressure Passes
35% Broken Tackles
43% Tackles