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2018 June Internationals

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2018 June Internationals

Postby beber » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 18:48

Fixtures for the top5 european nations, and the 4 Nations teams are already confirmed :

England : tour to South Africa (9, 16 and 23 June)
France : tour to New Zealand (9, 16 and 23 June)
Ireland : tour to Australia (9, 16 and 23 June)
Scotland : tour to Americas : USA, Canada, Argentina (23 June?)
Wales : tour to Argentina (9 and 16 June)

Any confirmed fixtures for Tier2 nations?

We know that Georgia will face Japan, and 2 teams from Fiji Samoa and Tonga.
Japan will host Georgia and is supposed to host Italy (1 time or 2 times?)
Canada and USA will both host Scotland and looks to have 2 free fixtures to host Tier2 nations
Same for Pacific teams (maybe 1 or 2 of these teams will host Italy?)
Any news about Romania?

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Canalina » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 19:36

Italy should play twice in Japan, so I read

Basing on what you write the third fixture for the azzurri should be Samoa or Tonga; they've already played two times with Fiji this year

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby IanCleverly » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 20:08

Some details included are available in This thread about some games in 2018, including USA playing Germany in a reciprocal deal.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 20:09

Apparently Germany was planned to play both Canada and the USA away, but the plan was cancelled because of our Union vs. Sponsor brawl.
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby carbonero » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 21:01

Samoa has to play the Europe /Oceania play-off in June. The last Argentina game is against Scotland

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby amz » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 21:35

only rumors so far, Romania will meet two teams from Pacific Islands and one Australian side (probably select) side, not sure if one of the SR franchises.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 22:47

carbonero wrote:Samoa has to play the Europe /Oceania play-off in June. The last Argentina game is against Scotland


Exactly, I imagine that for Samoa and REC sides bar Georgia everything should depend on the outcome of RWC qualifiers, since the play-off is scheduled for June. They may have initial plans but nothing can be confirmed before we know who Europe 1 and Europe 2 will be. I can even imagine a scenario where Nations Cup reserves a spot for the losing side of the European play-off versus Portugal.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby LittleGuy » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 01:34

RugbyLiebe wrote:Apparently Germany was planned to play both Canada and the USA away, but the plan was cancelled because of our Union vs. Sponsor brawl.


This sucks, can't remember the last time Canada played Germany, if ever. I would have liked to have seen this contest.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Canalina » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 08:52

Side question: do you know the dates of the JRWC 2018?
I've read that it will be in Rosario, Argentina, and that it has been moved forward to august-september, but I don't know the exact dates

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby STMKY » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 08:58

Is there news about the date of the playoff play 2 team against Portugal? Wikipedia is on May 12, but on May 12, the final of the Continental Shield.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 09:29

STMKY wrote:Is there news about the date of the playoff play 2 team against Portugal? Wikipedia is on May 12, but on May 12, the final of the Continental Shield.

Rugby Europe PDF says April/May 2018, but Spanish Rugby Unions says May 13. I imagine host nation can adapt it and that weekend is the last one available (the folllowing one Portugal may have the REC promotion play-off and then it's too tight for the play-off against Samoa).

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby STMKY » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 10:10

Armchair Fan wrote:
STMKY wrote:Is there news about the date of the playoff play 2 team against Portugal? Wikipedia is on May 12, but on May 12, the final of the Continental Shield.

Rugby Europe PDF says April/May 2018, but Spanish Rugby Unions says May 13. I imagine host nation can adapt it and that weekend is the last one available (the folllowing one Portugal may have the REC promotion play-off and then it's too tight for the play-off against Samoa).

Enisei or Krasny Yar will play in Bilbao on May 12. If Russia takes the 2nd place, the players of the Russian national team (from Enisei or Krasny Yar) will not be able to physically play two games at the same time.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Scorpion » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 13:43

Canalina wrote:Side question: do you know the dates of the JRWC 2018?
I've read that it will be in Rosario, Argentina, and that it has been moved forward to august-september, but I don't know the exact dates

France will host U20 RWC18, Argentina will get it a year later

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Canalina » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 14:00

Thank you. But still no details, uh? Dates, hosting cities. I can't find anything on google
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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 14:16

From Youth Internationals thread:

beber wrote:
BigG wrote:Do you know what is going on regarding U20 2018 WC? Due to my last information Argentina will not host the tournament. Meantime France may host next WC. Do you have other info?


The competition will be played in Narbonne and Perpignan, finals at Béziers

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby victorsra » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 16:26

What about the Junior World Trophy venue?
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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 20:02

beber wrote:Fixtures for the top5 european nations, and the 4 Nations teams are already confirmed :

England : tour to South Africa (9, 16 and 23 June)
France : tour to New Zealand (9, 16 and 23 June)
Ireland : tour to Australia (9, 16 and 23 June)
Scotland : tour to Americas : USA, Canada, Argentina (23 June?)
Wales : tour to Argentina (9 and 16 June)

Any confirmed fixtures for Tier2 nations?

We know that Georgia will face Japan, and 2 teams from Fiji Samoa and Tonga.
Japan will host Georgia and is supposed to host Italy (1 time or 2 times?)
Canada and USA will both host Scotland and looks to have 2 free fixtures to host Tier2 nations
Same for Pacific teams (maybe 1 or 2 of these teams will host Italy?)
Any news about Romania?


France and Scotland should swap schedules.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby zapf321 » Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 13:26

LittleGuy wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:Apparently Germany was planned to play both Canada and the USA away, but the plan was cancelled because of our Union vs. Sponsor brawl.


This sucks, can't remember the last time Canada played Germany, if ever. I would have liked to have seen this contest.


According to http://www.rugbyinternational.net/ there has been a match between a Canada under 23 and Germany in 2002. Canada won 20 - 14. But no guarantee.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby carbonero » Sun, 03 Dec 2017, 19:09

The U.R.U. president confirmed that Uruguay will host the Nations Cup again next year. They also want to play an additional test in June against a Tier 2 side.

In the case of Uruguay XV, the Americas Pacific Challenge comes back in 2018. They are trying to boost up the schedule for their second squad. He talked about participating in a tournament in Hong Kong. No idea which tournament. I don’t think it’s the “Cup of Nations”.

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