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2017-18 Continental Shield

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby amz » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 12:32

To my understanding Agro Direito was the semi between 2-3 placed teams so Belenenses was 1st anyway even before the final, right? I though it is the better club.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby suofficer » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 12:39

amz wrote:To my understanding Agro Direito was the semi between 2-3 placed teams so Belenenses was 1st anyway even before the final, right? I though it is the better club.


No Belenenses beat Cascais in the other semi. Cascais with several currie cup south africans. The violence between Direito and Agro meant they were kicked out the league and Belenenses awarded the title by default.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 12:40

First we should know who is receiving invites from EPCR... Unless the competition is expanding, there are only four invitations outside Italy.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Bogdan_DC » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 13:30

Timisoara participation is a surprise for me, a very pleasant one.

Still the elimination of HRK is an idiotic thing for European rugby. Rugby fans are wondering for ages how it will be if countries like Spain or Germany will be rugby countries. When a slim chance appears they throw it away like nothing...

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby STMKY » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 16:50

What about VVA and Kuban in Shield?

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Canalina » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 17:48

A bad blow would be a renounce by HRK. If the rules don't change or if that interests conflict is not somehow resolved, it will be almost pointless for them to participate

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby efti » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 19:01

I’m a Timișoara suporter but furios over the HRK disqualification. They earned the participation. It is, like most things in rugby when the home nations are not involved, just unfair. It is this behavior towards small (rugby) nations that hinders the development of rugby worldwide.
The problem is, neither Timișoara refusing challange cup participation, nor HRK refusing further continental shield participation, would change anything for the rich boys. I love this sport, I played for almost 20 years but sometimes I’m ashamed about the “rugby way”.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby victorsra » Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 13:54

https://epcrugby.com/ has finally a proper section for the Continental Shield
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby YamahaKiwi » Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 12:31

Blurandski wrote:
Zhenya_Zima wrote:
Joke of commentator wrote:"That's played by (pause) the Russian number 7 (who isn't Russian) (pause) that's (pause) the flanker... (pause) name only vaguely resembling some other player on the pitch"


I thought it would forever be impossible for me to want to shut a commentator's head in a car door forever more than Carlton Kirby. Who is this clown?

myth wrote:
olivier wrote:Another totally incompetent referee unable to know when there's a penalty try on a scrum...
They should have assigned a professional referee, Ben Whitehouse or Nigel Owens from Wales would have been a good choice.


It IS Ben Whitehouse.


The same Ben Whitehouse who got relentlessly mocked earlier on in the year when commentators left their mics on when it was half time? Among other select phrases 'Whitehouse? More like Ben fucking Shitehouse' was uttered.


Have to say I wasn't that impressed by his display watching CAN v RUS. Missed a couple of absolute sitters in terms of errors. I just couldn't believe it.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 14:21

SilverStorm El Salvador finally declines to take part in next Continental Shield:
https://www.revista22.es/2018/07/hemos- ... en-europa/

I can go back to my furious mode towards Valladolid clubs :evil:

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 15:05

They fed up even neutral people with their b......t. Just annoying.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby suofficer » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 15:19

do you have a full list of the participants?

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby STMKY » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 18:16

VVA or Kuban can replay Spanish team

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