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2017-18 Continental Shield

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 10:08

Dziękuję Ci, GREG

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Canalina » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 11:07

Grzegorz B. wrote:In the menu on the EPCR website, Continental Shield has also been removed.

Has there ever been an official statement about Shield's abandon, even just a line in the middle of an article?
I suppose not

It could remain in the history as the only european trophy never won by an european team... the only two gold&silver shields awarded (2017 and 2018) were won by Enisei Krasnoyarsk, technically an asian club

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 13:20

Probably EPCR believes that Asia begins east of France ...
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 14:45

Vova12 wrote:Probably EPCR believes that Asia begins east of France ...


Nope but Krasnoyarsk is situated in Asia. Thats a fact. . .

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 14:54

Rugby in Europe is discrimination secondtier countries , it is strange that this is not noticeable from Tbilisi ...
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Grzegorz B. » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 17:58

Canalina wrote:Has there ever been an official statement about Shield's abandon, even just a line in the middle of an article?
I suppose not


I haven't seen. Maybe we'll find one sentence or two when they announce new qualification rules for 2020/2021 season...
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 19:00

FER told Spanish clubs this weeks that Rugby Europe intends to launch a continental league in 2020-21:
https://www.revista22.es/2019/10/la-lnr ... -de-honor/

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby armchair_expert » Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 19:19

Clubs will qualify for the 2020/21 Challenge Cup in the following ways:

The remaining 18 clubs from the PRO14, Premiership and the TOP 14 which have not qualified for the Heineken Champions Cup. (NB South African clubs are not eligible.)
A further two clubs will be invited from the Italian TOP12 and from representatives of emerging countries.

https://www.epcrugby.com/challenge-cup/ ... ification/

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 19:28

So wild cards without a tournament. I imagine it will depend on sponsors.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Tobar » Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 20:13

With the way the CS had been run it’s better to just plant the top teams from Russia, Spain, Romania, etc then to have the CS at all. Some of the better teams opted out for financial reasons and unless they’re playing in a weekly competition it doesn’t really make sense either. They won’t be good enough to take on the challenge cup anyway so might as well save some money.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 20:27

Well, we've got no guarantee there will be the top teams from T2 countries. It could very well be two Italian teams. Or an Italian team and another one from a country where they've got commercial interests.

But see three messages above, Rugby Europe seems to have something in hands for next season.

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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 15:19

It seems that organizers will invite team T2 at its discretion.
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 10:50

Yes, i was not mistaken! Only ticket will not be determined in a fair fight, but will be determined by assholes from EPCR!
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 10:53

In European rugby there is no sporting principle in both national team tournament and club tournament.
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Re: 2017-18 Continental Shield

Postby Vova12 » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 10:56

Yenisei has 5 victories in Сhallenge cup, Yar has one victory, despite fact that teams play in off season without playing practice, but this does not mean anything.
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