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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Mon, 09 May 2016, 13:36

http://www.fpr.pt/noticias/index.asp?op ... 263&id2=25

A Portuguese XV will take on a Catalonia XV in Barcelona the day after the Top 14 final .

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 09 May 2016, 17:10

I'll try to attend then, although it would have been nice if they had scheduled it on the same day, hours before. I doubt it will be promoted.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby Fiji86 » Sun, 22 May 2016, 15:44

Bad news for portuguese rugby, the XV team is relegated to European Nations Cup 1B and sevens team lost de core team status on the World Sevens circuit, where is the central problem? Money, low level of club competitions? In the past years Portugal are one of major development teams of Europe, play on the RWC 2007 and many Sevens World Cup with a 10th place on 2005.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 11:30

Portugal appoint Martim Aguiar of Diretio as new head coach of the Lobos.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby amz » Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 12:10

SO Iain Smith is out? Any idea if Martim Aguiar is full coach or just interim until a new head coach will sign?

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 13:06

As I understand it Ian Smith stays on as Director of Rugby. they haven't done a press release on the website. they live streamed on facebook and updated instagram but nothing in writing on the website, yet.....

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 07 Jan 2017, 21:03

Not so OT: GD Direito international player Luis Portela entered Dakar Rally in a bike but had to retire yesterday. He had stopped playing rugby for a couple of months in order to prepare for this.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 31 Jan 2017, 09:58

That story rings a bell or two to any Spanish rugby fan... Sigh...

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 11:29

another good article, this one in Portuguese.

http://www.fairplay.pt/modalidades/rugb ... dez-pontos

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 08:10

http://www.dn.pt/desporto/interior/fede ... 01286.html

In Portuguese but interesting article.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby ZUKER » Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 12:08

Can anybody advise whether I have any chance to buy Portugal rugby jersey (or polo) in Lisbon or Porto? Will visit both on May. Thanks in advance

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 13:14

A few of the clubs have shops open at match day and they sometimes sell national jerseys. If you visit the Benfica stadium they sometimes have rugby jerseys in the stadium shop due to them having a side. However email the federation from their homepage and they can maybe give you better advice.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 14:48

Diogo Ferreira on the bench for Sale against Leicester this weekend. Would be great to see him make his debut.

Portugal's first Premiership player?

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 17:01

Ferreira came on early. A few nice touches in open play and always a willing and tough carrier. Looked to be carrying a touch too much weight and struggled later on, will have been disappointed to drop off a tackle to allow Jack Roberts in for a try. Struggled in the scrum though he was facing a front row of Genge, Youngs and Cole so many props do and he held his own on occasion.

Overall a debut he should be proud of, with the A League expanding next year he should get plenty of game time in that and the AW Cup to aid his development. Don't think he is good enough for regular Premiership rugby just yet.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 20:47

Confirmed by Stuart Farmer, Premiership's official statistician, that he is first Portugese player in Premiership history.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Mon, 01 May 2017, 12:29

I was genuinely annoyed that this wasn't televised, but there you. He is the first Portuguese capped player in the premiership but not the first who is qualified to play for Portugal. But anyway, he acquitted himself well for a 20 yr old who is only now going into his final year at Uni. hopefully we see a lot of more of him. Just to make a point about how co-operation and exposure can make a difference Diogo ( as I understand it) was offered a scholarship by Myerscough college, which works as a feeder system for Sale's Academy and clubs in the northwest, after a youth rugby festival in Portugal. Caetano Branco who is now with Nottingham and who recently played in the winning U 20 side came through to UK rugby in the same way.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby 2016

Postby suofficer » Mon, 15 May 2017, 10:13

CDUL are National Champions

http://www.bolanarede.pt/modalidades/rugby/cdul-xx-ate-ao-ultimo-minuto/#.WRl8qVKZNAa

I attended this game. It was preceded by the 2nd XV league final between Direito and Cascais , which Direito won.

A crowd of a few thousand. Very well supported with each camp having a BBQ and drinks beforehand. Agronomia had some very influential imports and went in at half time with a comfortable lead. The second half was dominated and marshalled by the CDUL 9 and 10 both who simply ran the tempo of the half. The CDUL forwards were hopeless in my opinion and their scrum needs some serious action. The last play of the game saw CDUL score in the corner to win. Overall a pretty good game, experience at the top told in the end I think. Bodes well for local rugby, however wasn't exactly a classic. Agronomia could have put the game to bed in the second half but chose to kick for corners instead of the posts. CDUL however showed no mercy in the 2nd half and thats where the game was won. Quite a few playing in this game should feature against Belgium this coming Saturday.

Request for moderators: Please could we change the Subject title of this thread? maybe just to 'Portuguese Rugby'

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby suofficer » Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 11:16

http://fairplay.pt/modalidades/rugby/ma ... s-em-2017/

Good article, you may need Google translate.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 09:47

Any chance to know what's going on in FPR? Doesn't look good at all.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby suofficer » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 10:03

I think people are auditioning for Oscars.

So it looks like the top dog will step down. Accusations and allegations everywhere, but no one is willing to solve them. The clubs dont' seem to be behind the federation and allegedly there is no money.

Nothing new, but amplified at the moment by what seems to be a total lack of funds. Bad couple of years for Portugal.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 10:08

Well, apart from the lack of senior results, the story rings me a bell... Clubs put all the blame on the union, even though current management may not be totally at fault for financial situation, but nothing gets done to solve it.

It's a shame. Cassiano Neves may not be perfect, but seemed a decent and refreshing guy.

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby suofficer » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 10:31

If the stories are to be believed what he inheirted was a total poisoned chalice and was only ever going to fail.

The U 20 scenario is very promising. However I think there may need to be involvment from our Ultra Mar guys this season.

I have maintained for a long time that Portuguese rugby needs to spend some money on a PR exercise. Portuguese rugby is either viewed negatively or not viewed at all. To be quite honest there is a lot to be positive about , but the focus needs to be shifted to those things. .

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby olivier » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 14:16

Nothing of this would have happen if Portugal accepted to participate to SuperIberica...

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Re: Portuguese Rugby

Postby olivier » Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 14:16

olivier wrote:Nothing of this would have happen if Portugal had accepted to participate to SuperIberica...

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