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Nations Cup 2018

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby Raven » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 09:04

amz wrote:What happened this year? The last year was find but 2018 is IMO a fiasco. The pitch was in an awful state and assistance was very small.


Weather has been pretty poor before and during the event itself, and a few days before the tournament started, there was a music show in the same stadium.... I don´t think is a bad idea to take tournaments like these to places where rugby isn´t that well known to promote the sport (specially in T2/T3 countries), but I also agree that some background work should be done before to get some crowd support.

Side note, hell of a year for Contepomi as a coach... losing almost every tournament with Argentina XV, even with some Jaguares players in his squad.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby amz » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 09:19

Raven wrote: I don´t think is a bad idea to take tournaments like these to places where rugby isn´t that well known to promote the sport (specially in T2/T3 countries), but I also agree that some background work should be done before to get some crowd support.

Side note, hell of a year for Contepomi as a coach... losing almost every tournament with Argentina XV, even with some Jaguares players in his squad.


I thought the stadium is in Montevideo as well, what do you mean by taking the tournament to places where rugby isn't well know?

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby Raven » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 09:49

Some games were played in Carrasco Polo because of the weather and the state the field of play was in, but the final was disputed in Las Piedras, where the whole tournament was gonna happen.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby amz » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 09:52

What happened with Charrua?

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 10:58

amz wrote:What happened with Charrua?

Artificial grass is being installed.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby qwerty » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 17:51

The Charrua Stadium is undergoing reforms for the FIFA U17 Women's WC. They are installing floodlights and artificial grass.

The game was supposed to be played in the city of Las Piedras, but it got changed to the Carrasco Polo field at the last minute, due to rain apparently.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby Tomster7uk » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 20:49

I apologise for my ignorance here, what is this Nations Cup? I have done a little research but couldnt find anything relevant.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 22:48

Canalina wrote: All in all it has been a mediocre tournament by Emerging Italy and many fans now on the social media are asking: "what's the point on competing on the other side of the ocean with a team composed by men which never played together before?"


These secondary teams are better than nothing.

But Uruguay needs to play proper test matches that score for the world rankings.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 22:50

Tomster7uk wrote:I apologise for my ignorance here, what is this Nations Cup? I have done a little research but couldnt find anything relevant.

See here. Basically it's a tournament played in June for tier 2 national teams and tier 2 secondary teams.

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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby victorsra » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 02:27

The Nations Cup is a development competition created in 2006 by World Rugby to promote matches between T1 "A" teams (development squads of T1 nations) and T2 and T3 nations.

The first edition was in Lisbon and from 2007 and 2016 all 10 editions were in Bucharest. Only 2017 and 2018 were on Uruguay.
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Re: Nations Cup 2018

Postby qwerty » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 02:49

NaBUru38 wrote:
Canalina wrote: All in all it has been a mediocre tournament by Emerging Italy and many fans now on the social media are asking: "what's the point on competing on the other side of the ocean with a team composed by men which never played together before?"


These secondary teams are better than nothing.

But Uruguay needs to play proper test matches that score for the world rankings.


And in November we'll play Ulster. Any prospects about any full tests for that window?

I dream about having Teros play Pumas in Centenario before the WC.

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