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Repechege Battle 2018

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Tomster7uk » Sun, 26 Aug 2018, 11:00

I don't think there would be any backlash should Hong Kong qualify for the finals. China themselves haven't qualified for a World Cup before so there would be no conflict of jealousy or pettiness.
I think China would support the idea of Hong Kong representing the Chinese mantra.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Tomster7uk » Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 21:58

Fixtures for the November tournament - subject to WR confirmation:

Sunday Nov 11th

4PM - Hong Kong v Germany
6.30PM Canada V Kenya

Saturday Nov 17th

4PM Hong Kong v Kenya
6,30PM Canada V Germany

Friday Nov 23rd

4PM Kenya v Germany
6.30PM Hong Kong v Canada

courtesy of @Erik_Njiru from Twitter.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 07:20

Tomster7uk wrote:Fixtures for the November tournament - subject to WR confirmation:

Sunday Nov 11th

4PM - Hong Kong v Germany
6.30PM Canada V Kenya

Saturday Nov 17th

4PM Hong Kong v Kenya
6,30PM Canada V Germany

Friday Nov 23rd

4PM Kenya v Germany
6.30PM Hong Kong v Canada

courtesy of @Erik_Njiru from Twitter.


That's absolutely not what the German Union posted (see my post last page). To be honest the times you just cited make way less sense.
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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: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:04

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Tomster7uk wrote:Fixtures for the November tournament - subject to WR confirmation:

Sunday Nov 11th

4PM - Hong Kong v Germany
6.30PM Canada V Kenya

Saturday Nov 17th

4PM Hong Kong v Kenya
6,30PM Canada V Germany

Friday Nov 23rd

4PM Kenya v Germany
6.30PM Hong Kong v Canada

courtesy of @Erik_Njiru from Twitter.


That's absolutely not what the German Union posted (see my post last page). To be honest the times you just cited make way less sense.

He must have posted it in Kenyan time.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:07

Neptune wrote:He must have posted it in Kenyan time.


That's great to hear, that Kenyan times are one week two hours ahead and the other week two hours behind. :P
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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Tomster7uk » Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 20:23

I got if off someone's tweet on Twitter....so it's not really an accurate source, admittedly.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 12:45

The Simbas have named their 33 man training squad for the repechege in November. Good squad i must say, but i still do not understand why Ian snook chooses to play Darwin Mukidza out of position despite the numerous complaints by fans and Kenyans at large.

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/mombasa- ... as-call-up

Meanwhile, news just reaching us is that Mike Ford is in Frankfurt and will help the DRV fight for a final spot.
Looks like it's gonna be a tough one in the repechege.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/exclusiv ... al-return/

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World Cup Qualifying - Repechage

Postby Tomster7uk » Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 22:37

We started in Kingstown, St Vincent, two years ago during 2016. This was where Welsh professional referee Nigel Owens took charge of the first ever qualification game of the 2019 World Cup course between the hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines who played against Jamaica.

There has been controversy, high scoring games and disqualifications but we are getting close to finding out the final nation to join the 19 other teams, some of which are debuting. How do we solve a problem like Maria? A round robin repechage tournament in France over three match days.

In November, Stade Delort of Marseille will host the games that involve teams; Hong Kong, Germany, Canada and runners up of the recently completed African Gold Cup, Kenya.

There was controversy in Europe as Russia took the automatic spot after Spain, Romania were kicked out of qualifying due to ineligibility and referee chaos. Tahiti were disqualified for fielding an eligible player which had meant Cooks Islands advanced to play Hong Kong whom won the Asian Rugby Championship. Hong Kong ultimately won the two legged affair play off against Cook Islands, hence why they are in the repechage.

The winner of the repechage will fill the final world cup berth for Japan next year.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Raven » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 08:49

According to a German site, Mike Ford has been appointed as the new National Coach. Supposedly there´s also a press release going round (nothing on the Union´s site yet) where Ford states: "I am pleased to have an opportunity to develop such an ambitious team as Germany and possibly lead them to a first Rugby World Cup."

Oh, and in case you are wondering how / why was the agreement possible (big name with such a small union), it was due to the friendly support of Dr. Hans-Peter Wild. So I guess he ain´t the "Ebenezer Scrooge" a lot have been ranting about.... ;)

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby dwpeate » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 09:57

Now announced on DRV twitter

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:04

Defence was his speciality in the England team. I don't know how quickly he can get the Germans to improve but even if it's 10-15% better than what they are that's going to go a long way to being able to compete in this tournament. Defence ultimately is what wins you matches.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 14:49

The Kenya Simbas xvs are to play four build -up matches before the repechege.

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-to ... ge-matches

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby victorsra » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 15:04

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby rugby.change » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 15:18

Kenya probably leading contenders at the moment. Test matches against Namibia and Romania in the lead up to the Repechage.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 15:42

rugby.change wrote:Kenya probably leading contenders at the moment. Test matches against Namibia and Romania in the lead up to the Repechage.


Haha, I don't think so, :lol: , the Kenya Rugby Union administrators always find a way to screw up the players at the end of the day. Just watch and wait. :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 15:47

My main pick are actually Hong Kong. They are too silent, and you know what they say about silence...., '' Still waters run deep '' 8-)

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Tobar » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 16:34

I just realized I'll be in France at the time of the repechage. I don't think I'll be able to get to Marseille but if I can I'll be there (have to settle for a Tier 1 match instead).

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 10:23

Neptune wrote:My main pick are actually Hong Kong. They are too silent, and you know what they say about silence...., '' They don't have anybody in this forum '' 8-)


I thought this is more accurate :P
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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby sanitycheck » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 17:10

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Neptune wrote:My main pick are actually Hong Kong. They are too silent, and you know what they say about silence...., '' They don't have anybody in this forum '' 8-)


I thought this is more accurate :P



:lol: :lol: :lol: that was my thoughts too actually when I read the post. By that logic too then that means Kenya will be the least favoured 8-) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby CM » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 18:02

Something about the german preparations: https://www.rugbypass.com/news/exclusiv ... -mike-ford

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby germanbullsfan » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 18:07

CM wrote:Something about the german preparations: https://www.rugbypass.com/news/exclusiv ... -mike-ford

The german Rugby calls it preparations (Potgieter uses his connections to organise two games against clubteams) Others call it a waste of time and resources.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby RugbyLiebe » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 18:38

germanbullsfan wrote:
CM wrote:Something about the german preparations: https://www.rugbypass.com/news/exclusiv ... -mike-ford

The german Rugby calls it preparations (Potgieter uses his connections to organise two games against clubteams) Others call it a waste of time and resources.


Please enlight us, what your plan would be?
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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby germanbullsfan » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 18:55

Thank you for asking! :lol:

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby CM » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 20:13

For testing combinations, this should be as good as anything. Obviously the planning started a bit late (for reasons).

I just hope it won't be German first division teams, but teams from a higher level.

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Re: Repechege Battle 2018

Postby Neptune » Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 21:24

I don't understand how Romania will play two games on the same date.
They are to play the Simbas xvs on the 3rd of November, which is the same day they
also play a promotion/relegation match against Portugal.

http://kwese.espn.com/rugby/story/_/id/ ... -repechage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Rugb ... ampionship

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