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2017 Schedules

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby rugby.change » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 23:02

Anyone know if the games JPN v USA (11 Nov), JPN v CAN (18 Nov) and TON v USA (18 Nov) games are true??

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 23:35

The second one would surprise me a lot and contradicts what I have heard so far.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Scorpion » Fri, 07 Jul 2017, 04:19

rugby.change wrote:Anyone know if the games JPN v USA (11 Nov), JPN v CAN (18 Nov) and TON v USA (18 Nov) games are true??

NEITHER is confirmed outside Wiki.

Strong rumors fly around that Geo will host Canada&USA, so I wouldn't rely on wiki unless confirmed by Unions

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby cheesus » Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 20:51

the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 22:42

Wow, South Korea. Although I hope they get some games before. Their first game against Chile last year sucked and only improved a lot in the second.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby victorsra » Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 23:00

the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.


Awesome!! Brazil vs Germany is becoming a great thing and great to see Korea!

Do you have the official link?
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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Neptune » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 05:47

cheesus wrote:the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.


I had hoped Germany would invite Kenya Simbas for a return leg in Bavaria :(

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby cheesus » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 06:43

victorsra wrote:
the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.


Awesome!! Brazil vs Germany is becoming a great thing and great to see Korea!

Do you have the official link?


http://www.totalrugby.de/content/view/9026/37/

i would have liked to see kenya as well. but probably this will happen next year.

i'm very excited for the match against the usa though. a possibility to beat the next world cup participant.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 08:21

cheesus wrote:the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.



The USA test is a real coup. A great side to watch, a good level to test your own side and also what you'd hope is a commercially attractive fixture to generate cash for the game.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Bruce_ma_goose » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 08:33

A nice mix of tests for Germany. I am not too sorry to see them play against only one higher ranked side as they get to play four higher placed sides each REC.

I hope Korea have made some progress in the past 12 months or they will find that extremely difficult.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Scorpion » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 10:30

Scorpion wrote:Strong rumors fly around that Geo will host Canada&USA, so I wouldn't rely on wiki unless confirmed by Unions


Milton Haig just confirmed returning fixtures with USA & Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YjGut7Dch4

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 22:27

sk 88 wrote:
cheesus wrote:the german rugby association has announced their november tests today.

11.11. germany - south korea
18.11. germany - usa
25.11. germany - brasil

the locations will be announced soon.



The USA test is a real coup. A great side to watch, a good level to test your own side and also what you'd hope is a commercially attractive fixture to generate cash for the game.


Yeah good game for Germany to get. I was at Germany v Belguim game in Offenbach in March and DRV sponsorship manager told me then that they had just got agreement with USARFU for game in Germany but hadn't decided a venue. I was sworn to secrecy so could only give a hint on the German rugby thread at the time.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 22:56

rugby.change wrote:Anyone know if the games JPN v USA (11 Nov), JPN v CAN (18 Nov) and TON v USA (18 Nov) games are true??


Haven't heard anything. Just know Japan are confirmed for 4th v Australia & 25th v France.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 02:05

Nice to see Korea in Europe! Good batch of games for the Germans.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby rugby.change » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 17:10

Currently we've got and End-of-year calendar looking like this only confirmed games by the unions listed:

21 October - Australia v New Zealand - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Bledisloe Cup lll)

28 October - Australia v Barbarians (Coached by Alan Jones) - Allianz Stadium, Sydney
28 October - Japan v World XV (Coached by Robbie Deans) - Level5 Stadium, Fukuoka

4 November - Barbarians (Coach by Robbie Deans) v New Zealand - Twickenham Stadium, London
4 November - Japan v Australia - International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

11 November - England v Argentina - Twickenham Stadium, London
11 November - Ireland v South Africa - Aviva Stadium, Dublin
11 November - Scotland v Samoa - BT Murryafield Stadium, Edinburgh
11 November - Wales v Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
11 November - France v New Zealand - Stade de France, Saint-Denis
11 November - Georgia v USA - Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
11 November - Germany v South Korea - TBA
11 November - Italy v Tier 2 side - TBA

18 November - England v Australia - Twickenham Stadium, London
18 November - Wales v Georgia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
18 November - Scotland v New Zealand - BT Murryafield Stadium, Edinburgh
18 November - Ireland v Fiji - Aviva Stadium, Dublin
18 November - France v South Africa - Stade de France, Saint-Denis
18 November - Italy v Argentina - Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
18 November - Romania v Samoa - TBA
18 November - Germany v USA - TBA

25 November - England v Samoa - Twickenham Stadium, London
25 November - Scotland v Australia - BT Murryafield Stadium, Edinburgh
25 November - Wales v New Zealand - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
25 November - Ireland v Argentina - Aviva Stadium, Dublin
25 November - France v Japan - Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
25 November - Georgia v Canada - Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
25 November - Germany v Brazil - TBA
25 November - Italy v South Africa - Stadio Euganeo, Padua
25 November - Romania v Tonga - TBA

2 December - Wales v South Africa - Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby danindech » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 17:48

Isn't Spain v Brasil on the 11th confirmed?

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:05

No. It's been published on Spanish media (Revista Veintidós to be precise) along with a test match against Canada on 18th, but nothing has been confirmed yet. It was scheduled for last year too and things were finally changed to host Tonga, so let's wait a bit more.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby danindech » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:13

Armchair Fan wrote:No. It's been published on Spanish media (Revista Veintidós to be precise) along with a test match against Canada on 18th, but nothing has been confirmed yet. It was scheduled for last year too and things were finally changed to host Tonga, so let's wait a bit more.


Ok, thanks. If it really happens, I'll be looking forward to it.

Though I will be also hoping for Brazil having oponents on the same level for ranking sake, like Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. At this point, Brazil really needs to invest in a strategy to go up in the world ranking so the country gets more visibility within fans, media and sponsors. Also, in 4 years, have field advantage at WC Qualifiers.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:19

I'd be (very) surprised if Brazil doesn't play Belgium this year. Belgium hasn't announced anything yet in spite of having secured their REC spot and Brazil has a spot between Spain and Germany games. Plus I doubt South Korea makes the trip to Europe to play only one game and I imagine Portugal and Czechia will try to hold test matches on 11th to prepare their RWC play-off on 18th. Let's see.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby danindech » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:26

South Korea... I know they wouldn't go to Europe to play a South American country, but that would be quite a match...

Also, I bet Portugal is planning their 'revenge' against Brazil. Could Brazil get like at least 4 games in this tour? That would be awesome...

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:36

No, it was a general thought, not implying that Brazil would face so many different teams. It would be a waste of World Rugby money if teams from outside Europe come for only one game or two games leaving a void week.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Neptune » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:41

WR is really focusing on Brazil, which is a good thing. If I can count, I think they have played at least 6 tests since January.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby danindech » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:41

Armchair Fan wrote:No, it was a general thought, not implying that Brazil would face so many different teams. It would be a waste of World Rugby money if teams from outside Europe come for only one game or two games leaving a void week.


Exactly.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:44

Brazil played their 5 Americas Rugby Championship Games, their 3 South American Rugby Championship matches and 2 test matches in June, if I'm not mistaken. World Rugby is obviously giving Brazil a hand, but their union work has been remarkable so far securing great venues and giving their players a reasonable professionalised environment. Nothing undeserved, even if I think their trip to Bucharest should have never happened.

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Re: 2017 Schedules

Postby danindech » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 19:47

Armchair Fan wrote:Brazil played their 5 Americas Rugby Championship Games, their 3 South American Rugby Championship matches and 2 test matches in June, if I'm not mistaken. World Rugby is obviously giving Brazil a hand, but their union work has been remarkable so far securing great venues and giving their players a reasonable professionalised environment. Nothing undeserved, even if I think their trip to Bucharest should have never happened.


You are absolutely right.

And you can see all Brazilian national side games updated list here (in Portuguese): https://goo.gl/km4ncw

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