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Re: German rugby

Postby DragonMike » Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 20:23

Just out of interest, anyone know how the viewing figures were the 6 nations on P7maxx on the weekend?

I was on the ran.de website and scrolling through all menus to find the rugby, until i realized that it is now a menu of its own on the top bar next to NFL and football. Amazing!

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Re: German rugby

Postby DragonMike » Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 20:31

suofficer wrote:A bit off topic, but we are going to Cologne on tour this summer from London. The tour operator has mucked us around quite a bit as we have requested a friday night game. They have finally come back and offered us Aachen. It seems to be about an hour drive away from Cologne , we play in Level 6 here in England. We are looking for a good game, not a high level one. But something to base tour around. How do you think that opposition sounds ? also any reccommendations for bars in cologne....


Aachen are a good team, if they put out their full first team and you have a mixture of levels they will make you work.

In general it might surprise you but Friday games are hard to organize in Germany, especially as touring teams tend to come during the German season without realizing it, an only a few cities have lots of clubs (Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hannover, Heidelberg) so at most teams are only able to scrape together a 2s if they have one, or you are dependant on no games being on and players being in the mood to host. There are actually tons of touring teams coming to major cities in Germany, and it is often more a case of politely deferring than welcoming with opening arms, as it is such an easy hop from the UK. When I lived in the UK we found more happy hunting grounds further east in the countries without RFU permission to tour, like Greece etc.

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Re: German rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 07:42

DragonMike wrote:Just out of interest, anyone know how the viewing figures were the 6 nations on P7maxx on the weekend?

I was on the ran.de website and scrolling through all menus to find the rugby, until i realized that it is now a menu of its own on the top bar next to NFL and football. Amazing!


I missed checking them out (the top3 of each tv channel are normally only public for 3 days). Will see if I'll get them from somewhere else. Probably not that exciting, with the Super Bowl dominating everything last weekend.

Edit: found the sunday figures. Not in the Top3. So under 223k for le Crunch.
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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: German rugby

Postby Saracenswulfpackdef » Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 22:04

Working Class Rugger wrote:
Saracenswulfpackdef wrote:And did not somebody write on the forum dedicated to the Continental Club competition, that the whole thing is called off? Old farts like Simon Halliday and his federation being obstinate again like they had been with the Heidelberg Titans?


Yeah. Strange that those involved are actively talking about the upcoming comp while there are supposed rumours of its demise. Certainly doesn't seem so.


The interesting thing is how little this is discussed in the German rugby community. It got a bit better of late. But the main question is still entirely up in the air: To what degree will 1880 get players from other German clubs on loan. There is only rudimental speculation about this. Overall, the understanding about the drivers of this Kontinental league development is not too mature.
Example: Head scratching about Georgia. Simply not known is the long term Georgian participation in the Currie Cup. How could they bother playing less competitive Russian sides? Also with so many forwards playing abroad, the local forces obviously have to be concentrated in one team. And it remains to be seen how the local talent of the Lelos will cope. Other examples are the little understood consideration of the countries next in line to perhaps join. Or the climate factor (comparable to Mediterrenean countries, Tiflis or Kutasi are much warmer then Krasny Yar / Yennisey. So no need to push into the summer break)
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Re: German rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 07:44

First news in Germany about the new Euro cup.

http://www.totalrugby.de/content/view/10121/37/

Most interesting fact: those two games against Slava are directly in the middle of the Trophy games, so speculation is, that actually the national team would play as 1880. As "guest" players from other teams are allowed, this would be a great thing. Our Bundesliga guys, which now form the national team need that kind of games.
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Re: German rugby

Postby HDHead » Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 11:29

News on Twitter from chairman M.Wilhelm (unfortunately in german as an answer to "Matthias Hase"):

"Der Wettbewerb ist nicht von Rugby Europe sanktioniert [Anm.: "sanktionieren" im Sinne von billigen/gutheißen], in Gegenteil, RE fordert seine Mitgliedsverbände dazu auf ihren Vereinen die Teilnahme zu untersagen, wenn möglich. Nur mal so."

"Von den Initiatoren gab es immer wieder weniger seriöse Vorschläge und auch die Basis-Anforderungen für int. Wettbewerbe (z.B. bezügl. Player Welfare) sind nicht garantiert. RE arbeitet aber an einem ähnlichen Projekt"

Question by Twitter user:

"Daraus resultierend ist also die Annahme korrekt, dass es sich um ein rein "privat" veranstaltetes Einladungsturnier handelt, dessen Sieger keineswegs Teil eines int. Cups sein wird, richtig?"

Answer from M.Wilhelm:

"Korrekt!"

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