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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 18 May 2017, 12:50

At last some good news... This is our squad to play England Counties:
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And this one for Nations Cup:
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I'd say it's the strongest line-up we've ever sent to June test window. A very pleasant surprise.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 18 May 2017, 14:00

Armchair Fan wrote:I'd say it's the strongest line-up we've ever sent to June test window. A very pleasant surprise.

Surprising Spanish Union like always :).But this year your team looks more composed than ever to be fair.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 18 May 2017, 14:17

If that is the strongest lineup I think England Counties will be in serious trouble. When they played CSM Bucharest reserves here or youngsters from SL they weren't far off this level.

A full test T2 regular side, as Spain, may be too much for them. I really hope Leones will beat them with a big margin.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 18 May 2017, 14:54

I don't know, our butt is still sore after they beat Spain 6-55 six years ago. And if you have a closer look to both squads, most of French pros won't be playing against England Counties because they are contractually obliged to rest for four weeks after the end of their club season.

The most interesting thing is to keep giving high quality minutes to youngsters from last two seasons U20: Jorba, Gimeno, and Zabala plus newcomers Mateu and Rábago.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby olivier » Thu, 18 May 2017, 17:01

Spain keep calling new Spanish-French ! Spain is working hard to build its strongest ever squad to beat Romania and take the Europe 1 spot.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 18 May 2017, 18:03

There are only two really new additions born in France, Fred Quercy and Rudy Derrieux. Custoja and Guillaume were involved in last REC (Custoja got injured before playing, Guillaume only played some minutes against Georgia). And Andréa Rabago has been playing for U20s.

I'd say the French way is close to expiring and except for some guys that we try in Nations Cup (just have a look to names that were called for 2016 tournament and never came back) what we have right now in seniors, U20 and U18 is what we will have for the next 15 years. At least some of them are still very young.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 20 May 2017, 16:08

First División de Honor semifinal, VRAC Quesos Entrepinares v Sanitas Alcobendas, is now live:

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 22 May 2017, 12:37

As written by Canalina in the Small News topic, División de Honor will have a Valladolid local derby as its final again. VRAC beat Alcobendas 19-6 and El Salvador took its revenge over Santboiana (32-16). Final will be broadcast live by Eurosport 2 Spain... but due to its scheduling requests, it will take place at the very same time as Real Valladolid football game :oops:


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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 May 2017, 20:35

Will it be also free streamed somewhere?
I suppose not

The El Salvador's sponsor Hermi, a rabbit meat seller with a tender little rabbit as logo, is quite weird for we italians. Even more the twitter message with a bunny head and a big knife! https://s7.postimg.org/91xttknor/Copia_ ... _copia.jpg
The meat of rabbit is eaten also in Italy (my grandparents used to eat it quite often) but it's like an hidden habit; I've never seen in Italy an advertising about rabbit meat

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 23 May 2017, 23:29

I'd say I've only eaten rabbit once, it isn't bizarre but we don't consume it very often either :D

I don't think it will be live streamed for free, although the final should be uploaded to FER YouTube channel.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby iul » Wed, 24 May 2017, 04:46

Over here rabbit meat is suuuuuper expensive, so it's no wonder we don't each much of it

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 24 May 2017, 06:06

I must say it isn't the most bizarre meat ever eaten in Spain. In Valencia they used to eat paella with water vole... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_water_vole

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Dosnar » Wed, 24 May 2017, 12:43

Armchair Fan wrote:I must say it isn't the most bizarre meat ever eaten in Spain. In Valencia they used to eat paella with water vole... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_water_vole


Not that it was consumed, it was a delicatessen.
Now it is a protected species and indicates that the water of the marshes is not contaminated.

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