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23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

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23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby suofficer » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 07:31

15:00 WST

Caldas da Rainha - Complexo Desportivo

Portugal Match Day Squad

Antonio Cortes - AEIS Agronomia
Antonio Vidinha - Cascais
Caetano Branco - Nottingham Academy
Duarte Torgal - GD Direito
Filipe Granja - CDUP
Francisco Bruno - GD Direito
Frederico Filipe - GD Direito
Joao Belo - CDUL
Joao Granate - GD Direito
Joao Lima - AEIS Agronomia
Joao Moreira - AEIS Agronomia
Jorge Vasco Corte-Real - CDUP
Jose Conde - Alcobendas
Jose D'Alte - AEIS Agronomia
Jose Rebelo de Andrade - AEIS Agronomia
Manuel Marta - CF Belenenses
Martim Cardoso - AEIS Agronomia
Nuno Mascarenhas - Cascais
Salvador Vassalo - Cascais
Sebastiao Villax - CDUL
Tomas Appleton - CDUL
Vasco Baptista - CDUL
Vasco Ribeiro - AEIS Agronomia

Interesting squad, Caetano has had some came time for Nottingham 1st XV (who play in the championship) in their league cup.

HK 7s looming so I think a few being kept out for that.

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby suofficer » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 08:28

Czech match day squad

Jan Benda - RC Sparta Praha
David Bureš - AS Macon (FRA)
Štěpán Pekař - RC Dragon Brno
Hubert Dřímal - RC Sparta Praha
James Faktor - H.A.C. RFU (UK)
Matouš Hodek - RC Tatra Smíchov
Dan Hošek - RC Praga Praha
Radim Hutník - RC Tatra Smíchov
Anthony Kent - Belenenses RC (POR)
Adam Leitmančík - RC Slavia Praha
Václav Monček - JIMI RC Vyškov
Radim Trunečka - JIMI RC Vyškov
Útok

Karel Berounský - RC Tatra Smíchov
Jan Čížek - RC Mountfield Říčany
Jakub Čížek - RC Přelouč
Albert Froněk - RC Praga Praha
Matyáš Hopp - RC Praga Praha
Richard Hřebačka - RC Sparta Praha
Lukáš Hřebačka - RC Sparta Praha
Michal Neužil - RC Tatra Smíchov
Lukáš Plocar - AS Macon (FRA)
Zbyněk Schütz - RC Dragon Brno
Marek Šimák - RC Tatra Smíchov
Jan Tieber - RC Dragon Brno

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby vis maior » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 12:35

Starting Line up Czech:
1 Kent Anthony
2 Hodek Matouš
3 Benda Jan
4 Trunečka Radim
5 Monček Václav
6 Hutník Radim
7 Faktor James
8 Hošek Dan (c)
9 Šimák Marek
10 Hřebačka Richard
11 Čížek Jakub
12 Berounský Karel
13 Plocar Lukáš
14 Čížek Jan
15 Froňek Albert
lavička:
16 Letmančík Adam
17 Dřímal Hubert
18 Pekař Štěpán
19 Bureš David
20 Tieber Jan
21 Schütz Zbyněk
22 Neužil Michal
23 Hřebačka Lukáš

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 15:34

A group of lads in Říčany gear at the Leicester v Northampton match last night. Presumably a group on tour, great to see. Hopeful they won't become Saints fans though. #sadface#

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby Wolves » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 15:40

Portugal B 57 - 0 Czech Rep

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby suofficer » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 15:50

Not sure who a fixture like this benefits. I suppose its game time for both teams. Thought the referee has been quite good , the two yellows annoyed me in a game like this.

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby 4N » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 16:42

93-0 FT :shock:

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby suofficer » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 16:45

A lot of missed conversions. Mathematically does this now mean Portugal play Germany?

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby Wolves » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 16:51

I guess so

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 16:55

I hope you guys finally win your promotion match this year. I've had enough of losing to you every year! You've been the strongest team again this year, and I think the gap is getting bigger. So if you can't beat Germany this year then it really means that the difference between REC and RET is quite huge.

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby suofficer » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 17:08

The reality is that it will be about who makes themselves available. Portuguese rugby is in a small ascendency currently and with presidential elections taking place shortly it means we will have a leadership ( i know its a political nightmare before someone brings up whos their favourite contender) for the first time in years.

If we have a strong showing at the HK 7s and Portugal becomes the sexy underdog again you could see some long lost names from the Premiership and Top14/ProD2 put their hands up. If that happens combined with the youngsters playing domestically I would be quietly confident going up against Germany in their current state.

Ive just booked my ticket to Frankfurt, Im really hoping thats where they play it.......

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby victorsra » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 17:13

suofficer wrote:Not sure who a fixture like this benefits. I suppose its game time for both teams. Thought the referee has been quite good , the two yellows annoyed me in a game like this.


There would be teams worse thsn Czechia playing the likes of Portugal, Belgium or Germany in the Nations Championshio Division 3, that has an unrealistic groups setup for Europe.
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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby 4N » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 17:19

I wonder if Sebastian de Chaves could make himself available for Portugal?

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby victorsra » Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 19:27

A lot of missed conversions. Mathematically does this now mean Portugal play Germany?


No. Portugal has 19 points and Lithuania still can reach 20 points.
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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby Canalina » Sun, 24 Mar 2019, 13:50

I never understand how Portugal may be so performant. They have the same population of Czech Republic, I think that the popularity of rugby is the same in both the countries (medium/low) and as far as I know there are not pro clubs in Portugal nor in Czech Rep. So you would imagine a balanced duel between these two nations, instead Portugal won with almost a +100 gap

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby vis maior » Sun, 24 Mar 2019, 16:22

Canalina wrote:I never understand how Portugal may be so performant. They have the same population of Czech Republic, I think that the popularity of rugby is the same in both the countries (medium/low) and as far as I know there are not pro clubs in Portugal nor in Czech Rep. So you would imagine a balanced duel between these two nations, instead Portugal won with almost a +100 gap


Very interesting question... Especially if a tradition of rugby in the Czech Republic, or previously in Czechoslovakia, is comparable with Portugal...
BTW, both countries were founding members of FIRA in 1934....
In the first test match after WWII Czechoslovakia won in 1949 in Prague with Italy 14:6 in front of 45000 spectators...
http://s374.photobucket.com/user/vis_ma ... 4.jpg.html


In my oppinion, rugby in the Czech Rep. must face two big national sports: football and ice hockey, but Portugal only one: footbal...

Any other idea or though?...

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby wooden shoe » Sun, 24 Mar 2019, 22:59

Canalina wrote:I never understand how Portugal may be so performant. They have the same population of Czech Republic, I think that the popularity of rugby is the same in both the countries (medium/low) and as far as I know there are not pro clubs in Portugal nor in Czech Rep. So you would imagine a balanced duel between these two nations, instead Portugal won with almost a +100 gap


Interesting question. I look forward to a Portuguese answer.

I tried to figure out from a distance what Portuguese rugby is about. I notice a few things:
- many clubs in the Lisbon area;
- apparently quite some university clubs which also have youth departments. Is the origin of many clubs student club which have evolved to regular clubs? Is rugby a bit of an elite sport in Portugal?
- is it only played in clubs or also at schools?
- fine international youth tournements;
- Portugal was a worldcup contender. Have they kept a bit of that level/ mindset?
- outstanding youth teams. The U20 and U18 teams of the last years where a joy to watch. Plenty talents, and I think a very intelligent, well-structured and cohesive way of playing. It is amazing how quick they think in f.e. going into contact, or staying out, the quick support, passing short or long, linespeed, strength in contact against heavier opponents, etc,
- does rugby in Portugal have a sort of academic approach and love for tactics? As in football, where FC Porto co-operates with a football professor in the University.

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby Canalina » Mon, 25 Mar 2019, 19:27

A resume of last twenty Europe Championship's ranking, posted by the T2 blog. Despite declining in recent years, Portugal is a key nation in european rugby

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Tue, 26 Mar 2019, 10:45

For 2000 you showed informal (devised by media) 6NB

5-team OFFICIAL ENC ladder looked like this:
1 ROM 4-0, 2 SPN 2-2, 3 GEO 2-2, 4 HOL 1-3, 5 POR 1-3
SPN > GEO & HOL > POR on H2H

GEO indeed were given BRONZE medals--
NOT witnessed in person, but 101% SURE neverthless,
and POR were saved by banishing MOR to AFRICA (CAR)

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby NedRugby » Wed, 27 Mar 2019, 00:51

I never knew that. I always thought we (NL) were denied relegation by excluding Morocco.

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Re: 23th March Portugal v Czech Republic : RET

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Wed, 27 Mar 2019, 12:21

How NAIVE you have been ... :lol:

Have NOT you heard about Epalza (SPN) and Martins (POR) :?:

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