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Repechege Battle 2018

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 17:06

A plus for the Simbas, will be gaining the much needed experience in xvs rugby as we are only accustomed to 7s rugby. :lol: Going for drinks in France, touring the city and drinking French wine will also be a plus. The only downside is that no way come rain or shine will we make it to Japan :lol: . But anyway, we will just take the positives and work with them.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby vino_93 » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 18:43

Neptune wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:
Neptune wrote:They should play and after the tournament go and have some good french beers


That actually would be an achievement. Finding a good French beer is maybe harder than qualify for a RWC.


Hehehe, So France has no good beers? :lol: , I wonder if any of the Simba boys can take wine as most are country boys used to hard liquor and beer. :lol:

We have very good beers, but productions are mainly small and locally based.
Mostly from belgian influence, a few from german - but german beers aren't really liked here.
Biggest producer is Kronenbourg, which is now part of Carlsberg. But they don't produce really interesting things...
If you want to taste something mostly French, try "bière de garde" ou "bière ambrée".

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Buffalo » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 19:39

Neptune wrote:My money is on Hong Kong, but i know it will come down to the wire between Hong Kong and Canada. But I know Hong Kong will come out on top. Germany and Kenya will be left fighting for the scraps :lol: ,


Why are you sleeping on Germany so hard? They just ran Samoa down to the wire in Germany this past summer. Hong Kong has beat up subpar Asian nations, the Cook Islands and some Welsh sides this year. What they’re doing over there is impressive for sure but have they really proven anything yet? I’m not saying they can’t win it all and I’m sure they’ll be a tough competitor but I’m just curious what others are seeing that I’m apparently not.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Thomas » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 20:45

Looking forward to tomorrow's game Canada v Coventry 19:30 pm Kick off at Butts Park in the City Centre.

Coventry Rugby squad:

Forwards: Nathanael Titchard-Jones, Luke Jeannot, Biyi Alo, Jack Higgins, Samson Ma’asi (Guest), Phil Nilsen, Willie Priestley, Cameron Gray, Kailus Hutchinson, Scott Russell, Ollie Povoas, Latu Makaafi, Jack Preece, Ben Adams, Sam McNulty.

Backs: Will Flinn, David Brazier, Jake Sharp, Dan Lewis, Rob Knox, James Stokes, Junior Bulumakau, Kwaku Asiedu, Robbie Povey, Louis Roach, Ben Palmer, Joe Lane, Max Titchener.

Haven't seen Canada's team yet.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Thomas » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 20:58

Canada’s roster:

1.Hubert Buydens – NOLA Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack (Saskatoon, SK)
2. Ray Barkwill – Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues (Niagara Falls, ON)
3. Matt Tierney – Pau/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
4. Kyle Baillie –Westshore RFC/Atlantic Rock (Summerside, PEI)
5. Evan Olmstead – Auckland/Prairie Wolf Pack (Vancouver, BC)
6. Lucas Rumball – Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
7. Matt Heaton – Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock (Godmanchester, QC)
8. Tyler Ardron – Chiefs/Ontario Blues (Lakefield, ON)
9. Phil Mack – Captain, Seattle Seawolves/BC Bears (Victoria, BC)
10. Gordon McRorie – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
11. Matt Evans – Cornish Pirates (Maple Bay, BC)
12. Nick Blevins – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
13. Ben LeSage – UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
14. Kainoa Lloyd – Mississauga Blues/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
15. Theo Sauder – UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears (Vancouver, BC)
16. Eric Howard – NOLA Gold/Ontario Blues (Ottawa, ON)
17. Djustice Sears-Duru – Unattached/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
18. Jake Ilnicki – Yorkshire Carnegie/BC Bears (Williams Lake, BC)
19. Josh Larsen – Otago (Parksville, BC)
20. Brett Beukeboom – Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues (Lindsay, ON)
21. Jamie Mackenzie – Balmy Beach/Atlantic Rock (Oakville, ON)
22. Shane O’Leary – Nottingham Rugby (Cambleton, NB)
23. Doug Fraser – Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears (Ladysmith, BC)

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 21:13

Thomas, how does the Coventry team compare to its best team, do you know?

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Thomas » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 21:30

dwpeate wrote:Thomas, how does the Coventry team compare to its best team, do you know?


They are mid-table and there was no game so this is as full strength as it gets. This current Coventry is good and has money invested in.

They have a big game on Saturday coming up against Doncaster so interesting to see how they play

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http://www.coventryrugby.co.uk/playing-squad/

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:03

So the week of truth has arrived.
Heavy favourites are still in Canada and especially as they seem to find their form in time. I think Germany will finish 2nd before HK and Kenya. Obviously I hope that Germany pulls the miracle though 8-)
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: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby amz » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:08

I presume World Rugby will broadcast these matches?

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:16

amz wrote:I presume World Rugby will broadcast these matches?


I am quite sure, that's the case. If not German free-to-air-tv-station Pro7 Maxx has you covered. I am sure you will find a live stream for it.
Maybe some guys will be lucky with their satellite dishes.
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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: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Gorbeh » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:36

RugbyLiebe wrote:
amz wrote:I presume World Rugby will broadcast these matches?


I am quite sure, that's the case. If not German free-to-air-tv-station Pro7 Maxx has you covered. I am sure you will find a live stream for it.
Maybe some guys will be lucky with their satellite dishes.
Satellit: Astra 19,2°Ost
Frequenz: 12.545 MHz



In addition: You can find the livestreams from Pro7 at https://www.ran.de/. They cover all Repechage games. I am not sure about a geoblock.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:42

Gorbeh wrote:
In addition: You can find the livestreams from Pro7 at https://www.ran.de/. They cover all Repechage games. I am not sure about a geoblock.

Didn't post this, as they will geoblock for 99%.
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: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 10:02

WR have been surprisingly quiet on broadcast so far... Hopefully we will find out soon

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Gorbeh » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 12:11

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Gorbeh wrote:
In addition: You can find the livestreams from Pro7 at https://www.ran.de/. They cover all Repechage games. I am not sure about a geoblock.

Didn't post this, as they will geoblock for 99%.



Yeah, but with a proxy or vpn it can be easily outsmarted.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Thomas » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 12:47

What are people's prediction for the weekend?

Canada by 15 Having seen them play I think they are coming strong at the right time
Germany by 10 still my Dark Horse sticking with them to Win.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Gorbeh » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 13:12

Thomas wrote:What are people's prediction for the weekend?

Canada by 15 Having seen them play I think they are coming strong at the right time
Germany by 10 still my Dark Horse sticking with them to Win.


Overall hard to tell. If for the German team everything runs better than expected and beyond all hope smoothly it could even come down to BPs in the final standings. For this weekend I dare to predict (and agree with you) Canada >15 pts. HKG vs Germany could go either way. I hope Germany by 10 but have to say, GER by 3.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Bogdan_DC » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 13:25

Canada +40 Germany by 12

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 13:53

Canada 30+
Germany 5+
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: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby welshdragon2000 » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 13:58

It’s so hard to call. I think that Canada will win by 20 against Kenya but the Hong Kong - Germany game could go either way. Hong Kong are very well set up and organised from what I’ve seen but Germany has a better team on paper in my view. I’ll go with Germany by 5. Canada have the nicest run in this tournament with the weakest team first which could prove to be a good warm up game (no disrespect to Kenya!) as if they play poorly then they have a greater chance of winning than in the other games. I reckon every team will lose at least one match each so bonus points are going to be crucial.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby germanbullsfan » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 14:00

In mind that german Rugby Teams usually are sleepy starters in any kind of competion . HK by 6

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 14:27

welshdragon2000 wrote:It’s so hard to call. I think that Canada will win by 20 against Kenya but the Hong Kong - Germany game could go either way. Hong Kong are very well set up and organised from what I’ve seen but Germany has a better team on paper in my view. I’ll go with Germany by 5. Canada have the nicest run in this tournament with the weakest team first which could prove to be a good warm up game (no disrespect to Kenya!) as if they play poorly then they have a greater chance of winning than in the other games. I reckon every team will lose at least one match each so bonus points are going to be crucial.



None taken welshdragon :lol: , it's a fact Kenya are not prepared for this tournament. All ill ask of the boys is to loose with dignity, and not cricket scores. :P

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Thomas » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 14:53

I really hope is not a cricket score against Kenya if they are switched on as they were in the first half against Coventry then they should be OK.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Figaro » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 17:39

A couple of years ago Namibia's days as the #2 African side looked numbered, with Zimbabwe and Kenya both looking poised to challenge them. Now Namibia look as strong as or stronger than ever. Is it a question of Namibia getting their act together, or more that the others have fallen away?

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Sick » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 18:13

Figaro wrote:A couple of years ago Namibia's days as the #2 African side looked numbered, with Zimbabwe and Kenya both looking poised to challenge them. Now Namibia look as strong as or stronger than ever. Is it a question of Namibia getting their act together, or more that the others have fallen away?


I think Namibias Currie team helped. Thet have good forwards. Use youngsters often in the main squad. A decent number play in other leagues. Pretty good depth. Every other team in Africa Gold Cups looks cropped toghether in one evening and thus seem really amateur... and they kinda are in comparison. I don't see any team in Africa beating them any time soon.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby 4N » Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 18:18

Canada by 40
HK by 3 (Schulte injury hurts Germany)

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