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U20 Championship 2018

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 09 Apr 2018, 10:10

Fiji U20? Did you see last World Rugby Trophy?

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Canalina » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 06:27

Asia Rugby calendar says the Trophy will be in Bucharest from August 29 to September 9

So Romania will be repechaged

https://www.asiarugby.com/calendar-2018/

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Sick » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 08:54

Canalina wrote:Asia Rugby calendar says the Trophy will be in Bucharest from August 29 to September 9

So Romania will be repechaged

https://www.asiarugby.com/calendar-2018/



Think they corected the mistake.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 09:05

Sick wrote:
Canalina wrote:Asia Rugby calendar says the Trophy will be in Bucharest from August 29 to September 9

So Romania will be repechaged

https://www.asiarugby.com/calendar-2018/



Think they corected the mistake.

It's still there:
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And considering it was first Namibia and now Asia Rugby, I doubt it's a mistake.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby amz » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 09:19

I know from few weeks already that will be in Romania and I think somebody else posted this info too on other topic

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby victorsra » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 13:03

In the renovated Arcul de Triumf?
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 13:07

victorsra wrote:In the renovated Arcul de Triumf?

Good question. Arcul de Triumf is not ready, they didn't start renovate him actually.Bucharest have a lot of football stadiums, probably on one of them.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Larzz » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 15:38

Spain looking good in the first half... 2 nice tries

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 15:40

Yeah, but like last year our starting fly-half has fallen injured...

HT 25-0 and three KOs...

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Larzz » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 15:49

yeah, lot's of injuries ... another one just before HT.
Russia haven't had a real chance yet. Let's see the second half, but a Spain-Portugal final seems likely

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 16:39

FT 30-0. Spain reaches the final without conceding a point but pays a heavy toll in injuries. I hope Netherlands can put on a show against Portugal because otherwise I don't know how we're gonna be able to cope against Portugal at home...

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby BigG » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 16:51

Spain has a good team, but . . . scrummage.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby datodato » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 17:20

Was that the Romania U20 team that was meant to play in the U20 6 Nations with Georgia? That lost to Netherlands? Has to be a joke.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 17:30

BigG wrote:Spain has a good team, but . . . scrummage.

We lack kilos, it's not even a matter of technique, the head coach is senior's forwards coach, you can see his work when they maul... At least the forwards can run and pass.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Silver Fox » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 18:00

Netherlands has a good team, but . . . scrummage.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby BigG » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 18:27

Silver Fox wrote:Netherlands has a good team, but . . . scrummage.


Well done. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's take this situation seriously.
In modern rugby scrummage really matters, especially at junior level. I watched U20 6Ns. Scotland has skilled backs (even better than Italy or Ireland) but lack of good first row, caused loss in 4 games.
If Spain, Holland, other teams wish to succeed at U18 and U20 levels they should draw more attention to development of skilled and strong props.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 18:40

Portugal wins it 22-7, so we've got the same final as last year.

- Poland v Portugal Centro Norte for 7th place
- Romania v Ukraine for 5th place
- Russia v Netherlands for 3rd place
- Portugal v Spain for World Rugby U20 Trophy spot

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 06:21

Spain looks like favs for me but this Iberian derby's are always heated. Last year i had Spain favs also and still Portugal win it. Anyway this two are the best in competition by a mile. Their problem is obviously their size, especially for Portugal. Their forwards at 25 years will be able to compete with bigger guys like Georgians, Romanians, Russians and even Polish? Spain looks better from this point of view but still i think is their soft point.For them looks easier to fix that with some good props but Portugal have all their pack pretty small.
Romania have few good players, forwards&scrumhalf, but their defense and passing is abysmal.Surprisingly their stamina also was very low. It's turn out that few of them are in Super Liga teams but playing only from time to time 10 minutes is not helping at all.
Russia also have few good forwards&flyers. If they will be included fast in professional teams they could grow a lot because they have good physique. Probably the biggest team in size this year.
I liked Netherlands a lot but...scrummage indeed :). They need this also to be complete. Surprisingly if you read their forwards teams. Anyway they are the big revelation of this championship playing some nice rugby.Good job!

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Shockterm » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 16:11

[quote="Bogdan_DC"]Their problem is obviously their size, especially for Portugal. Their forwards at 25 years will be able to compete with bigger guys like Georgians, Romanians, Russians and even Polish? Spain looks better from this point of view but still i think is their soft point.For them looks easier to fix that with some good props but Portugal have all their pack pretty small.
/quote]

We never had Tall fowards, its not in our genes to be has big has the dutch not even the spanish. We have to make due with what we have. Cheerish our talent and make sure that it gives fruits in the future

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 17:14

Shockterm wrote:
Bogdan_DC wrote:We never had Tall fowards, its not in our genes to be has big has the dutch not even the spanish. We have to make due with what we have. Cheerish our talent and make sure that it gives fruits in the future
Uva is tall :). Yes Portugal (along with Spain) have some good youth in the last years. It is important to integrate fast this kids in a Pro environment. If they don’t find this in Portugal, maybe to export them outside in powerful leagues.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Shockterm » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 23:27

Bogdan_DC wrote:
Shockterm wrote:
Bogdan_DC wrote:We never had Tall fowards, its not in our genes to be has big has the dutch not even the spanish. We have to make due with what we have. Cheerish our talent and make sure that it gives fruits in the future
Uva is tall :). Yes Portugal (along with Spain) have some good youth in the last years. It is important to integrate fast this kids in a Pro environment. If they don’t find this in Portugal, maybe to export them outside in powerful leagues.


Ye but Gonçalo is one in a million, we've had good batches of backs but still lack in tall second rowers.
The main problem with their integration in a pro environment is that 99% of this u20 batch is enroled in university, and suffer from parental pressure to be a doctor, lawyer rugby is always 2nd.
Only a few have gone over to french, english leagues and made rugby their profession.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 12:58

Poland beat Portugal Centro Norte 29-19, so I understand there won't be any relegation at all next season.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby rey200 » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 13:00

ignore my national flag here: I think it would be cruel to relegate a team that actually did show up!

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 13:07

Considering how many format changes this tournament has suffered in the last three years I believe anything.

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Re: U20 Championship 2018

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 14:24

Isn't the Portuguese region replacing Germany who pulled out? Presumably then Germany will be relegated, or maybe even start again at the bottom if they want to join in again.

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