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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby rey200 » Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 20:25

beber wrote:
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)


so, what does that mean then? Switzerland was heavily favoured considering world rankings and home advantage. Is there any chance CIV will be able to field those guys in more important games?

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Canalina » Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 02:44

IanCleverly wrote: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

No more news about the supposed and never-happened-before tour of Czech Republic in Madagascar. According to articles published by malagasy newspapers at the end of autumn, the czechs had to play against Madagascar's top club and Madagascar national team on february 21 and 25, the same days of the likewise supposed tour in Uganda. Something must have gone wrong somewhere in this pastiche. No traces of incoming activity for the national team on czech federation website http://www.rugbyunion.cz/cs/

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Wed, 21 Mar 2018, 23:04

It looks like Brazil can travel to Asia in November.
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby dwpeate » Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 19:17

Canalina wrote:
IanCleverly wrote: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

No more news about the supposed and never-happened-before tour of Czech Republic in Madagascar. According to articles published by malagasy newspapers at the end of autumn, the czechs had to play against Madagascar's top club and Madagascar national team on february 21 and 25, the same days of the likewise supposed tour in Uganda. Something must have gone wrong somewhere in this pastiche. No traces of incoming activity for the national team on czech federation website http://www.rugbyunion.cz/cs/


I do believe Malta were hosting the Czechs for training purposes that week instead (according to the Maltese twitter)

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 13:28

Uruguay will play Ulster next November:
https://twitter.com/UlsterRugby/status/ ... 0837250048

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby rugby.change » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 22:33

If this is right, there's been a change of plan for the Qualifiers in June! Now talking place in July and Romania won't be playing Fiji or Tonga!

http://officiating.worldrugby.org/?page=appointments&id=65

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 01 May 2018, 08:45

Woah. This could get very interesting

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby IanCleverly » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 23:11

The U.S. will play Ireland on November 24th at Aviva Stadium in Dublin according to the IRFU website. It will be the first time in a very, very long time that the U.S. will play a Tier I opponent in Europe. The match will come at the end of a long November for both teams. Both the U.S. and Ireland will be involved in the triple-header at Solider Field on November 3rd. That weekend Ireland will play Italy and the U.S. will play the Maori All Blacks. The other two November (presumably there are two more) opponents for the U.S. are yet to be determined.

http://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2018 ... ublin.html


A game against a (still awaiting a game, despite being revised in 2015) Wales 'A' would be good.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 23:13

Santiago Santos has been pretty vocal about his intention to have three test matches for Spain next November, but I don't know who will want to pay for it...

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:30

When was the last non-RWC match played against a T1 opponent in Europe for the US?

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby 4N » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:34

Pretty sure it was vs Ireland, 2004.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Blurandski » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:55

thatrugbyguy wrote:When was the last non-RWC match played against a T1 opponent in Europe for the US?


Team Pts Pts Team HT HT Series Ground Date Match
Ireland 55 6 USA 13 6 United States of America tour Lansdowne Road 20 Nov 2004 Details
Italy 43 25 USA 30 3 United States of America tour Biella-in-Piedmont 27 Nov 2004 Details


14 years... The US seems to be getting a lot more T1 (Argentina 2012 onwards) tests recently.

Since 1999 (outside RWC):

1999: 1 (Eng-A) -98
2000: 3 (Ire-H, Sco-A, Wal-A) -80, -47, -31
2001: 2 (Eng-H, SA-H) -29, -23
2002: 1 (Sco-H) -42
2003: 0
2004: 3 (Fra-H, Ire-A, Ita-A) -8, -49, -18
2005: 1 (Wal-H) -74
2006: 0
2007: 0
2008: 0
2009: 2 (Ire-H, Wal-H) -17, -33
2010: 0
2011: 0
2012: 1 (Ita-H) -20
2013: 1 (Ire-H) -3
2014: 2 (Sco-H, NZ-H) -18, -68
2015: 1 (Aus-H) -37
2016: 1 (Ita-H) -4
2017: 1 (Ire-H) -36
2018: 1 (Ire-A) TBD

It seems like the regularity is getting better, post 2019 the US should hopefully be in for 2 T1 tests a year, minimum, if they are are the best of the non-T1/T1.5 (Georgia, Japan) nations.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 09:16

USA, Namibia and Samoa should play Spain next November
https://www.revista22.es/2018/07/gran-v ... a-y-samoa/

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby dwpeate » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 11:28

Great fixtures!

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 12:06

Except for the fact I'm not sure we will be able to cope with such rivals. I'd rather have played Portugal rather than both Samoa and USA.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby STMKY » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 13:52

And what about home tests of Russia? We are in the World Cup, we have a new stadiums. We are waiting for home tests in Russia!

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 14:06

It is being said Brazil will host a second test. Belgium or Portugal i heard.
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Tobar » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 15:38

Armchair Fan wrote:Except for the fact I'm not sure we will be able to cope with such rivals. I'd rather have played Portugal rather than both Samoa and USA.


Why settle for mediocrity? I haven’t heard many people complain that their opponents were too good.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 15:45

Because I'm not convinced the media and fan backlash of getting cricket scores against both USA and Samoa months after getting expelled from RWC for cheating is worth it. It's not a question of mediocrity but of what's the best path to prepare the next step.

I'm pretty sure you know the core of the team you're going to send in November. I have absolutely no idea of who is going to wear red shirts in November.
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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 15:46

Probably able to make more money off of a Portugal Test.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 15:47

Well, I said Portugal because it's closer to our current level and because being a big historic rivalry we haven't played them for three years.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby The Do » Sat, 28 Jul 2018, 05:24

Armchair Fan wrote:Because I'm not convinced the media and fan backlash of getting cricket scores against both USA and Samoa months after getting expelled from RWC for cheating is worth it. It's not a question of mediocrity but of what's the best path to prepare the next step.

I'm pretty sure you know the core of the team you're going to send in November. I have absolutely no idea of who is going to wear red shirts in November.


Germany didn’t get too badly beaten, particularly at home.
Spain is better than Germany at the moment

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Tobar » Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 16:21

Armchair Fan wrote:Because I'm not convinced the media and fan backlash of getting cricket scores against both USA and Samoa months after getting expelled from RWC for cheating is worth it. It's not a question of mediocrity but of what's the best path to prepare the next step.

I'm pretty sure you know the core of the team you're going to send in November. I have absolutely no idea of who is going to wear red shirts in November.


That’s fair, I suppose it’s best not to risk getting smashed by another team given what recently happened. And I’m definitely not trying to come across like the US is almighty and Spain is nothing.

Do you think Spain will go back to using a lot of the French players they used or will they likely try and go more domestic, since the French players may not be available and picking domestic players might resonate better because that’s the reason Spain was disqualified?

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 17:06

I have absolutely no idea. There is a 3-day training camp scheduled for late September, so at least we won't need to wait until November to find out. But as I've exposed here before, let's not fool anyone. A more domestic team doesn't necessarily mean a more Spanish flavoured national team. We would replace French-born players with guys born in Argentina or New Zealand playing here.

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Postby victorsra » Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 16:56

Samoa and Namibia have only one match confirmed each in Europe in November. It would be nice to see both in Russia.
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