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2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 22:36

First DOUBLE CONFIRMED news of next year will see Ireland playing Australia during June before the season hopefully gets re-organised.

http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union ... z2tdr.html

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Scorpion » Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 05:31

Summer Tests:

Argentina: Scotland + 2x Wales
NZ - 3x France
South Africa - 3x England
Canada & USA both will host Scotland

November Tests:

England: South Africa, NZ, Japan, Australia
Italy: Georgia, Australia, NZ
Japan: NZ (Nov 3) & England (Nov 17)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 17:11

21st October!!!! Aussies beat New Zealand 20-18. Now that was unpredictable result. Good job Australia.
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Wed, 25 Oct 2017, 21:10

Included in the squad announcement of the USA team for their Autumn tour:-

Continuing on the first-ever theme, November 18th will mark the first time the United States and German National Rugby team have played one another. As part of a home-and-away series, the Eagles will play host on US soil in June.
Read more at https://www.usarugby.org/2017/10/mens-e ... LlsZJf6.99

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 25 Oct 2017, 23:58

Would be good for Germany to get another test match in June whilst over their, against Canada preferably. If not maybe Uruguay would be a good test to get.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 00:11

Well, Germany shouldn't make too many plans for next June just in case they surprise everybody in REC 2018 and end up in RWC repechage process.
REC 2018 never happened. Please respect my beliefs

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby suofficer » Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 06:33

You spelt Portugal wrong ;)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Wed, 10 Jan 2018, 20:15

Cross border friendlies (around February March sometime I guess) for Montenegro against Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina arranged:-

Crnogorsku ragbi reprezentaciju na proljeće očekuje takmičenje i u Evropskom kupu nacija. U prvoj utakmici crnogorski „vukovi” biće domaćini Bugarskoj 14. aprila, a narednu utakmici igraće protiv Turske u Ankari 28. aprila. "Novom selektoru Danilu Ćeraniću pomoći se bivši selektor, francuski trener Erik Merkadie, koji je postao direktor za razvoj ragbija u Crnoj Gori kao i francuski stručnjak Didije Alase koji ostaje trener linije", kazao je Milović. Pripreme crnogorske reprezentacije počinju od 14. januara, a planirano je više prijateljskih utakmica sa Srbijom, Bosnom i Hercegovinom, kao i Hrvatskom.

www.vijesti.me/sport/crna-gora-igra-u-p ... iji-970512


(Article also states due to Malta withrdrawal from RE7s, their side stays in Conference 1)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Scorpion » Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 16:30

Scotland will host Wales (!), Fiji, S.Africa & Argentina in Nov'18

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/scotlan ... announced/

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 11:05

Scorpion wrote:Scotland will host Wales (!), Fiji, S.Africa & Argentina in Nov'18

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/scotlan ... announced/



Shameless attempted to divert criticism by claiming it will be for the Doddie Weir trophy too.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby olivier » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 11:17

Scorpion wrote:Scotland will host Wales (!), Fiji, S.Africa & Argentina in Nov'18

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/scotlan ... announced/

It demonstrates they barely looking for revenues...

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 11:50

Doesn’t Scotland playing Wales in November just make the case for how you can make promotion and relegation work in the 6N? Say Scotland gets relegated, there’s nothing stoping them from playing England, Wales, Ireland and France the following year in November. That would make up a lot of income they would otherwise lose.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 12:49

Scotland is one of the owner stakeholders of the 6N. Why would they accept to leave? There won't be relegation...
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 12:58

The argument is being relegated will mean they won’t be able to complete against the other 6N teams. This refutes that argument.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 13:26

sk 88 wrote:
Scorpion wrote:Scotland will host Wales (!), Fiji, S.Africa & Argentina in Nov'18

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/scotlan ... announced/



Shameless attempted to divert criticism by claiming it will be for the Doddie Weir trophy too.

Pretty much, T1s are a fucking joke these days.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 13:35

The argument is being relegated will mean they won’t be able to complete against the other 6N teams. This refutes that argument.

This is not the point! The point is the share of the 6N revenues, which is much bigger than the money of a single-test.

6N TV contracts take into account the whole audience and for the Celtic nations this is crucial because their own markets are too small. They need to be in a prestigious tournament that covers big markets.

And remember, PRO14 teams depend on this money to be competitive against French and English clubs too.
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby olivier » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 14:00

victorsra wrote:
The argument is being relegated will mean they won’t be able to complete against the other 6N teams. This refutes that argument.

This is not the point! The point is the share of the 6N revenues, which is much bigger than the money of a single-test.

6N TV contracts take into account the whole audience and for the Celtic nations this is crucial because their own markets are too small. They need to be in a prestigious tournament that covers big markets.


This is a false argument as every studies show a European Championship would generate more revenues than current 6N.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 14:43

Of course more teams are better! That is also not the issue!

Guys, this is not difficult. If there is relegation, one of the current teams must be out. None of them want to risk it. They are not thinking on long term. PRO14 nations wont think long term because they need now the money to compete with French and English clubs.

And the expansion solution of course clashes with the clubs calendar. Clubs pay players salaries. How to deal with French and English club owners?

+players wellfare issues

All this is connected!
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 00:08

Gibraltar have posted on their facebook page about games coming up against Hungary (24th February) and Finland (17th March). IIRC, there's a game planned against UAE in April?

(The pitch there has also just been relayed)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby getienne » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 14:07

Lausanne, February 1st, 2018 - The Swiss National Rugby Team will play a test match against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 14:00, in Chens-sur-Léman (Stade Marius Berthet, 170 Chemin des Fernes, 74140 Chens-sur-Léman, France) before the rest of the competition in Rugby Europe Trophy (Portugal – Switzerland on 24.02, Czech Republic - Switzerland on 10.03 and Switzerland – Poland on 17.03 in Plan-les-Ouates).


The staff of the National Team just announced the list of selected players to face the “Elephants” of Cote d’Ivoire:

http://www.suisserugby.com/news/newsdet ... voire.html

Half-time : SWITZERLAND 11 – COTE D’IVOIRE 13
https://www.facebook.com/SwissRugbyUnion

Final score: SWITZERLAND 30 – COTE D’IVOIRE 27

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby getienne » Sun, 04 Feb 2018, 14:26

SWITZERLAND 30 – COTE D’IVOIRE 27

Full report (in french):
https://lemultimedia.info/2018/02/04/le ... nce-30-27/

Switzerland :
Tries : 24' et 44' Kavanagh; 50e O'Grady; 57e Vuadens
Conv : 44' & 50' Hirsch
Pen : 6' & 17' Hirsch

Cote d'Ivoire :
Tries : 29' Oulai; 69'[Pénalty]; 76' Kossé.
Conv: 29' & 76' Lo.
Pen: 11' & 27' Lo.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Sun, 04 Feb 2018, 14:33

First test ever for Ivory Coast outside Africa, right?
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby getienne » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 11:46

First test ever for Ivory Coast outside Africa, right?


According to RugbyInternational, Ivory Coast has already played 3 friendly test-matches outside Africa :
08.11.2013 v SENEGAL in CASTRES (France) LOST 10 - 33
14.03.2015 v SENEGAL in TOULOUSE (France) LOST 14 - 20
01.03.2014 v ALGERIA in TOULOUSE (France) LOST 18 - 25

Concerning this last match (v Algeria), the RugInt page locates the match in "Blagnes", but this city does not exist in France (rather Blagnac, a town near Toulouse ?). But the match was definitively played in Toulouse (Venue : Stade Municipal TOEC-FCTT), according to the poster of the match.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby beber » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 22:19

getienne wrote:SWITZERLAND 30 – COTE D’IVOIRE 27

Full report (in french):
https://lemultimedia.info/2018/02/04/le ... nce-30-27/

Switzerland :
Tries : 24' et 44' Kavanagh; 50e O'Grady; 57e Vuadens
Conv : 44' & 50' Hirsch
Pen : 6' & 17' Hirsch

Cote d'Ivoire :
Tries : 29' Oulai; 69'[Pénalty]; 76' Kossé.
Conv: 29' & 76' Lo.
Pen: 11' & 27' Lo.


Interesting Ivory Coast backrow

6- Évrard Oulai (Bayonne - ProD2)
7- Paul Diallo (Nantes - Federale1)
8- Bakary Meite (Stade Français - Top14)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Fri, 09 Feb 2018, 22:15

From the Monitor newspaper

The idea of the Rugby Cranes taking on a European side in a test in Kampala is invaluable, and it could happen after the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) hinted that they expect to confirm the visit of Czech Republic any time soon for two tests on February 21 and 24. According URU, communications between the two unions has been going on and a few things are left to be dealt with to clear the stage for the first European side to play in Kampala since the England Counties in 2011. "It’s not yet confirmed but probably by next week,” URU C.E.O Ramsey Olinga told Daily Monitor last week.

When asked what was delaying the approval, Olinga said all was set here and only a thumbs up from Czech Republic was pending.
"We are yet to receive a confirmation from the other side,” he explained.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Rugby/R ... index.html

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