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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.

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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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