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RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby YamahaKiwi » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 11:27

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Zhenya_Zima wrote:Late to the party you may be, but welcome to RWC2019 qualifying, Germany!


Thanks we tried our best to lead to way from the beginning and create a nice scandal before the 2nd phase, the REC 2018, even started. Little did we know that this would've been topped by our fellow European nations and lead to us stumbling over Portugal. Which sent us to our former colony Samoa, whose president belittles us in front of his parliament to welcome us Samoan style.
Happy times such a Qualifier, no soap opera can match this.

I must confess I am a little disappointed about Russia. No huge scandal yet, not even a small doping case or lost players in Siberia. What a time to be alive :D


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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 19:00

RugbyLiebe wrote:Not a great advertisement for the values of rugby though.



I dunno seems to represent true rugby values, rather than the pompous hypocritical bollocks spouted by vainglorious twats, rather well.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 07:39

Manu Samoa squad ( http://sobserver.ws/en/28_06_2018/rugby ... -named.htm )

1. Loose head - Logovii Mulipola
2. Hooker - Motu Matuu
3. Tight head - Paul Alo-Emile
4. Lock - Josh Tyrell
5. Lock - Chris Vui (Captain)
6. Blindside - E Piula Faasalele
7. Openside - Jack Lam
8. Ofisa Treviranus
9. Scrum Half - Melani Matavao
10. Outside half - Tusi Pisi
11. Wing - Sinoti Sinoti
12. Centre - Alapati Leiua
13. Centre - Paul Perez
14. Wing - Ed Fidow
15. Fullback - Ah See Tuala

16. Front Row - Seilala Lam
17. Front Row - Jordan Lay
18. Front Row - Viliamu Afatia
19. Joe Tekori
20. TJ Ioane
21. Dwayne Polataivao
22. Patrick Faapale
23. Alofa Alofa

Rey Lee-Lo is injured.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby olivier » Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 07:43

Damien Tussac will badly miss in the first row of Germany.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby Thomas » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 09:04

It has been officially confirmed by email that the Return Match will be in Heidelberg

Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby qwerty » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 09:17

Any chance for temporary stands? That ground seems awfully small.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 09:45

Holds 5,000. How many would they realistically expect for the match?

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 10:23

thatrugbyguy wrote:Holds 5,000. How many would they realistically expect for the match?


My guess is that it was extremely tough to find a suitable ground in this time-frame and on short-notice.

In Offenbach there is a "Holi-festival" in the stadium.
Frankfurt was rightfully criticized by World Rugby for the strange posts-construction.
Wiesbaden (don't know, but the soccer season starts 2 weeks later so probably a friendly or so).
Hannover (apparently a concert by the most popular female German singer).
Leipzig (no idea, but not really better than Heidelberg).

and the list goes on.
All the other stadiums I know, don't have posts. And that's a problem on short-notice as well.
Heidelberg (if it is officially confirmed) is not about having the most people there, but being able to have the match actually played.
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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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 10:41

The situation was hardly ideal to book bigger venues this late in the game. Going to be an interesting match tomorrow. Not 100% sure what a good result for Germany is going to be tomorrow. If they somehow manage to stay within 10 points they'll be in with a fighting chance on July 14. All going to depend on which Samoan team turns up on the day.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby qwerty » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 10:53

thatrugbyguy wrote:Holds 5,000. How many would they realistically expect for the match?

Really? It looks like it has just one tiny stand only a few meters long according to google images

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby sanitycheck » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 11:27

qwerty wrote:
thatrugbyguy wrote:Holds 5,000. How many would they realistically expect for the match?

Really? It looks like it has just one tiny stand only a few meters long according to google images



Nah a second stand was built over the other side of the pitch about a year ago , google images probably wont show that ...


check this vid from the Portugal game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyeKSqjcGH8
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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 11:28

qwerty wrote:
thatrugbyguy wrote:Holds 5,000. How many would they realistically expect for the match?

Really? It looks like it has just one tiny stand only a few meters long according to google images


They build another stand in 2016. So it has now 750 covered seats with stands on both sides + the stands all around the pitch. And yes it is allowed by law (and you know us Germans and our love for regulations) to hold 5k.
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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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 11:30

thatrugbyguy wrote:The situation was hardly ideal to book bigger venues this late in the game. Going to be an interesting match tomorrow. Not 100% sure what a good result for Germany is going to be tomorrow. If they somehow manage to stay within 10 points they'll be in with a fighting chance on July 14. All going to depend on which Samoan team turns up on the day.


Apart from hoping for a miracle, I would be happy with a result that gives Germany a chance for the re-match.
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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: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby Thomas » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 11:30

Rugby Liebe,

I receive an email fro DRV office after emailing them. I received a reply that is official Heidelberg is the venue.

[i]Hello,

the match will take place at Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark at Heidelberg on
Juyl 14th, 16h00. Tickets can be purchased by email under
ticket@rugbymarketing.de
[/i]

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 11:34

Thomas wrote:Rugby Liebe,

I receive an email fro DRV office after emailing them. I received a reply that is official Heidelberg is the venue.

[i]Hello,

the match will take place at Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark at Heidelberg on
Juyl 14th, 16h00. Tickets can be purchased by email under
ticket@rugbymarketing.de
[/i]


I am not doubting you, this sounds legit. Still the DRV hasn't made an official announcement.
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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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 20:19

Samoa and the Cook Islands are only a few hundred km from each other but they lie on different sides of the International Date Line so there is nearly 24 hours difference in their local times.

Samoa is +13 on GMT and the Cook Islands -10 on GMT so despite the games being played at pretty much the same time on the 30th it could be possible to watch both games live at each venue if transport allows.

This game is at 04.10 German time, who's getting up early to watch?

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby sanitycheck » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 21:14

I am!
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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby welshdragon2000 » Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 21:55

Is there any way to watch the Germany game a few hours later? I don't particularly want to get up at 4am as I'm not a morning person so perhaps World rugby would allow you to watch it a few hours later?

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 01:41

Here's the live link. Replay will be on WR youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2cLlhlWhek

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby Neptune » Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 01:42

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Manu Samoa squad ( http://sobserver.ws/en/28_06_2018/rugby ... -named.htm )

1. Loose head - Logovii Mulipola
2. Hooker - Motu Matuu
3. Tight head - Paul Alo-Emile
4. Lock - Josh Tyrell
5. Lock - Chris Vui (Captain)
6. Blindside - E Piula Faasalele
7. Openside - Jack Lam
8. Ofisa Treviranus
9. Scrum Half - Melani Matavao
10. Outside half - Tusi Pisi
11. Wing - Sinoti Sinoti
12. Centre - Alapati Leiua
13. Centre - Paul Perez
14. Wing - Ed Fidow
15. Fullback - Ah See Tuala

16. Front Row - Seilala Lam
17. Front Row - Jordan Lay
18. Front Row - Viliamu Afatia
19. Joe Tekori
20. TJ Ioane
21. Dwayne Polataivao
22. Patrick Faapale
23. Alofa Alofa

Rey Lee-Lo is injured.


Where is Tim Nanai Williams?

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 02:05

Game about to start. Good luck to both teams.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 02:40

Samoa decided to show up today. 26-3.

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Re: RWCQ Europe/Oceania Play Off

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 02:51

Well, the tie is pretty much over. Was always going to be difficult for Germany, and it was largely going to be dependent on which Samoan team turned up, but today they did show up and the gulf in class shows. Germans are not quite ready for the World Cup I'm afraid.

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