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U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 14:59

To quote planetrugby.com:

"World Rugby has announced that France will host the U20 Championship in 2018 with matches being played in Béziers, Perpignan and Narbonne.
The five match days will take place on 30 May, 3 June, 7 June, 12 June and 17 June.
The tournament features three pools of four teams, with the pool winners and the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Pool A: New Zealand, Australia, Wales, Japan
Pool B: England, Scotland, Italy, Argentina
Pool C: South Africa, France, Ireland, Georgia

Pool matches will be played Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan, Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers and the Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié in Narbonne. The semi-final and final venues will be announced in due course."

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/france- ... mpionship/

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby AXLstockholm » Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 23:01

Is World Rugby even considering expanding the tournament in future years? I think it's great that the U20 World Cup is now well established in the international calendar but it's becoming very repetitive with the same Tier 1 nations playing each other plus Georgia/Japan/one PI country.

Is there any legitimate reason why the tournament cannot include 16 countries? Yes, it increases the chance of blowout scores but the last four spots filled by USA, Canada, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Uruguay, Spain, Romania and Portugal etc would not disgrace themselves on the world stage. Huge motivation for Tier 2 players in high school to play Rugby if there was this opportunity to play against the best.

Especially, I think it's a massive tragedy North America and the Pacific have zero representation.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 07:47

They used to have 16 teams before 2010
but then slashed it to 12 and introduced current lame format

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 17:54

It‘s really a lame format. And a very tough format for the players. I think 5 matches in 3 weeks is very hard for 18/19 year old boys. More matches would be Impossible. So yes - it is not perfect but well reasoned I believe.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 18:19

In reality with 16 teams you've got the very same number of games.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby armchair_expert » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 18:43

more teams means more requirements to fulfill for the host union

and this time they announced host country later than usual - does not look like many unions want to host it

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby BigG » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 18:59

armchair_expert wrote:more teams means more requirements to fulfill for the host union

and this time they announced host country later than usual - does not look like many unions want to host it


Agree. From commercial viewpoint it not attractive. France expressed its willingness to have U20 after 2023 bid was announced.

On the other hand it is pity. I attended almost all matches at WC 2017 in Georgia. Quality of many games was quite high.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 09:27

Fiji qualified for the Trophy
https://www.worldrugby.org/news/298572

They didn't exactly beat Tonga, they apparently scored more tries in a 26:26-draw (after a 15:15 in the first leg).
Samoa will also be in the Trophy after relegation from the World Cup in 2017.

The European U20 championship, which should be the Trophy qualfiier, will be held from April 7th to April 15th 2018 in Portugal according to Rugby Europe calendar http://www.rugbyeurope.eu/sites/default ... 1017_0.pdf
How to grow rugby worldwide?
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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U20 Championships / Trophy 2018

Postby IanCleverly » Fri, 02 Mar 2018, 15:44

A new post on the Namibian Facebook page has the Trophy competition being in..... Romania?

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 02 Mar 2018, 16:21

That would mean Romania could leave Portugal out of Trophy even without winning it and eases Spain or Russia path to Trophy, since they are bound to find each other in Rugby Europe U20 Championship... Shouldn't they take care of these things in advance?

Well, let's wait for confirmation.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby amz » Fri, 02 Mar 2018, 16:27

FRR says our U20 prepare for EU tournament in Poland so I think is a mistake.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 02 Mar 2018, 16:30

amz wrote:FRR says our U20 prepare for EU tournament in Poland so I think is a mistake.

Well, they can prepare for Euro regardless of where does Trophy finally take place. But it's a bit frustrating to be in March and having no host yet for the Trophy.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 06:35

Armchair Fan wrote:
amz wrote:FRR says our U20 prepare for EU tournament in Poland so I think is a mistake.

Well, they can prepare for Euro regardless of where does Trophy finally take place. But it's a bit frustrating to be in March and having no host yet for the Trophy.


Very strange indeed.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 11:01

The tournament will take place in France this year.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 11:59

We're talking about Trophy, not Championship competition ;-)

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 01:38

Oh ok.. thought th Topic was Championship :)

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 06:16

amz wrote:FRR says our U20 prepare for EU tournament in Poland so I think is a mistake.


I think it's the Euro U18 championship in Poland, not U20.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 07:19

Hope Georgia will manage to beat Ireland this time on the group stage.

Aprasidze and Abzhandadze will ve available. Ant they are best 9 and 10 Georgia has. + They will get Lomidze Simsive from AIA. very good backline.

Gogichashvili and Jaiani in the pack.

They will play few matches against 6n U20 teams.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby IanCleverly » Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 19:20

Rugby Europe website now re-lists games in the Championship qualifiers for April - with one noticeable omission. Germany are not there, and have been replaced by a Portuguese regional side.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Raven » Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 11:02

IanCleverly wrote:Rugby Europe website now re-lists games in the Championship qualifiers for April - with one noticeable omission. Germany are not there, and have been replaced by a Portuguese regional side.


I just read this :shock: WTF???? :shock:

Shame on Germany. I would like to find some info on why this happened, if the union f*cked up then as unfortunate as it may be they should be sent down and climb their way up again.

Why is there a regional side instead of (i.e) a Trophy country? logistics?

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 14:58

In Spain we're told there was an attempt to bring Czech Republic into the Championship that ultimately failed. So there we've got Portugal Centro-Norte. Absurd.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Shockterm » Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 19:19

There was an atempt of bringing another country in but ultimately they couldnt come, it's embarassing that germany pulled their team out of the tournament. it seems they can do whatever they want and not get punished whatsoever.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 09:09

They've changed the schedule again and it's finally Portugal who will meet Portugal Centro-Norte in quarterfinals...

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby rey200 » Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 09:46

so basically a bye for Portugal; while I can understand the point (1st vs 8th seed) it's still a bitter taste, because they will have a big advantage for the semis

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby BigG » Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 14:10

When will be decided the World U20 Trophy host?

So far we know only three participants: Samoa, Fiji and Honk Kong.

It is interesting whether European teams are able to compete with Oceania or not.

What about America? Do they have good teams?

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