Thanks Leigh, I have been looking at too many bits and pieces for my R and got confused with another intake kit. Looking back at the picture in the first post, it is clearly connected to the original intake point above the grill.
2010 Golf R, CW, 5dr, DSG, Recaros, leather, RNS510 and BT, Satnav, sunroof
GTX3071 upgrade, IE forged internals, Spectune, Eurospec Tuning DSG tune, VAR carbon hood, hybrid VWR CAI, RB 4 pot callipers, 2 piece rotors, INA oil cooler, water injection, Advan RZ, APR FMIC, hpfpupgrade stage 1, TTRS lpfp, KW Clubsport coilovers, SSP uprated clutches and DSG cooler, Haldex "competition" controller, TID Ultimate Shifters, Unibrace XB
0-100kmh 3.92 secs, 209awkw pre-upgrade