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Re: Small news

Postby NedRugby » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 09:05

According to rugby.nl the match in Moldova starts at 12.30 Dutch time, so 11.30 UTC I think.

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Re: Small news

Postby mcruic » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 17:14

Northern Mariana Islands is apparently going to make their 7s début at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

They had a XVs team (called Saipan after the main island) that regularly defeated Guam in the late 1990s, but haven't fielded a national side of any sort since then.
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Re: Small news

Postby mcruic » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 17:16

Canalina wrote:A pure small news: this saturday a match in Liechtenstein apparently involves the national team vs Voralberg, the more western region of Austria


And the result was Liechtenstein 33-34 Vorarlberg RUFC.
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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 19:10

mcruic wrote:Northern Mariana Islands is apparently going to make their 7s début at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

They had a XVs team (called Saipan after the main island) that regularly defeated Guam in the late 1990s, but haven't fielded a national side of any sort since then.


Which countries will be there?
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Re: Small news

Postby mcruic » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 23:39

victorsra wrote:
mcruic wrote:Northern Mariana Islands is apparently going to make their 7s début at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

They had a XVs team (called Saipan after the main island) that regularly defeated Guam in the late 1990s, but haven't fielded a national side of any sort since then.


Which countries will be there?


The organisers know, but they haven't published the list yet. They've only published the fact there will be 13 teams.

Australia and New Zealand have been given special dispensation to play, and Northern Mariana Islands as I mentioned.

I expect the others will be Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, New Caledonia and either Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue or Wallis & Futuna. Tahiti is boycotting the entire games, so won't compete.

The other 7 members who seem very unlikely to compete are:
Tokelau, Norfolk Island, Palau, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Kiribati.
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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 16:13

Today Costa Rica has been elected as full member of World Rugby

So somewhen we will have 105 nations in the ranking, with the inclusion of Ghana and Costa Rica.
I think Costa Rica deserved this, they seem a good federation

mcruic wrote:
victorsra wrote:
mcruic wrote:Northern Mariana Islands is apparently going to make their 7s début at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.
They had a XVs team (called Saipan after the main island) that regularly defeated Guam in the late 1990s, but haven't fielded a national side of any sort since then.

Which countries will be there?

The organisers know, but they haven't published the list yet. They've only published the fact there will be 13 teams.
Australia and New Zealand have been given special dispensation to play, and Northern Mariana Islands as I mentioned.
I expect the others will be Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, New Caledonia and either Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue or Wallis & Futuna. Tahiti is boycotting the entire games, so won't compete.
The other 7 members who seem very unlikely to compete are:
Tokelau, Norfolk Island, Palau, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Kiribati.

I wonder if they don't mean "13 men's or women's teams", but of course I hope they mean "13 different nations".
Why Tahiti is boycotting the event?

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 06:41

Weekend's program, in UTC (hope no mistakes)

Today
09.00 Australia v Fiji (sf WC League)
15.00 Rapa Nui 7s https://www.oz.com/Easter-Island-Rugby-Sevens

Tomorrow
05.00 England v Tonga (sf WC League)
11.00 Moldova v Switzerland http://www.rugbyeurope.tv
13.00 Slovakia v Cyprus http://www.rugbyeurope.tv
14.00 Italia v South Africa https://it.dplay.com/live/13654/2017-it ... ud-africa/
14.00 Namibia v Uruguay http://www.facebook.com/republikein/
14.00 Georgia v Usa http://www.imedi.ge/ge/live
14.00 Germany v Chile
14.30 Scotland v Australia
15.00 England v Samoa (Sky, in Italy)
15.00 Spain v Brasil
15.00 Northamerican RWC 7s qualifiers http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJgydPz8JUbaJ5QKv_KpAA
15.00 Rapa Nui 7s https://www.oz.com/Easter-Island-Rugby-Sevens
16.00 Romania v Tonga perhaps http://www.rugbytv.ro
17.00 Fiji v Canada http://www.worldrugby.org
17.15 Wales v New Zealand
17.30 Ireland v Argentina
17.40 England v Canada Women
20.00 France v Japan (Eurosport, in Italy)

Sunday
05.00 Women's League WC semifinals (Nze v Eng, Aus v Can)
15.00 Northamerican RWC 7s qualifiers http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJgydPz8JUbaJ5QKv_KpAA

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 13:50

from http://www.topendsports.com/sport/union ... knames.htm
just to record it, in case that website disappeared

National teams nicknames
Algeria Les Lionceaux meaning "The Lion Cubs"
American Samoa Talavalu
Andorra Els Isards
Argentina Los Pumas (Pumas) The Argentina team is called Los Pumas because of the animal depicted as the team's emblem. However, that animal is actually a jaguar (ayaguareté) and not a puma!
Australia Wallabies A wallaby is a small kangaroo
Austria Steinböcke a Ibex or alpine mountain goat
Barbados Bajans
Belgium Zwarte Duivels meaning Black Devils in Dutch. Also Diables Noirs (black devils in French)
Botswana The Vultures
Brazil Os Tupis Tupis are the main ethnic group of Brazilian indigenous people.
Brunei Leopards
Burundi Intawamba meaning lions
Burkina Faso Etalions
Cambodia Koupreys meaning Buffalos
Cameroon Indomitable Lions "Les Lions Indomptables"
Canada Canucks or Maple Leafs Canucks is a slang term for Canadians
Catalonia El XV de la ginesta
Cayman Islands Turtles
Chad Les Sao
Chile Los Cóndores The Condors
Colombia Tucanos
Congo (Democratic Republic) Leopards
Congo (Republic) Diables Rouges
Costa Rica Ticos
Côte D'Ivoire Les Éléphants
Cyprus The Moufflons
Czech Republic Panthers
Denmark Danish Lions
El Salvador Los Torogoces Turquoise-browed Motmots
England Red and Whites The Red and Whites is not a commonly used name. It comes from the red and white playing strip. Also the Roses? A Fenchman notified me that in France the English team is called "Le 15 de la Rose" - literally: "The 15 of the Rose".
Ecuador Los Piqueros named after the bird
Fiji Bati (The Warriors) / Flying Fijians
France Le XV de France "Le XV de France" literally translates as "The 15 of France". France's team is also called les bleus (the blues) because of the color of their uniform, though "Les Bleus" is more of a generic name for all French national teams. Before their curent strip which is mostly blue, the French team played in blue shirts, white shorts, and red socks, the colors of the national flag, and were nicknamed "Les Tricolores". Also sometimes Le Coqs (the cockerels).
Georgia The Lelos The name comes from lelo, an indigenous Georgian sport with strong similarities to rugby. Lelo has been adopted as the Georgian word for "try". One standard cheer of Georgian rugby union fans is Lelo, Lelo, Sakartvelo (Try, Try, Georgia). Another nickname that is sometimes used is "Men of Borjgali"
Greece I Ethniki which means "The National (team)"
Guatemala Jaguares
Hong Kong Dragons
Indonesia White Rhinos
Iran Team Melli
Ireland - Ireland do not commonly use a nickname. If anything, they would be called the shamrocks (it's the team's emblem)
Italy Gli Azzurri the same as their football (soccer) team and other Italian teams, a reference to their jersey color. Translates as "light blue or "azure".
Japan The Brave Blossoms Named after their emblem. The team was previously called the 'Cherry Blossoms'.
Kazakhstan The Nomads
Kenya The Simbas Simba is the Swahili word for Lion
Lebanon Phoenix The Phoenix is said to be the official bird of Lebanon and is often used to describe the capital city, Beirut, which has been destroyed on 7 different occasions and been rebuilt.
Madagascar Les Makis
Mali Les Hippos
Mauritania Les Oryxs
Malta The Rams
Mexico Serpientes meaning Snakes
Moldova Haiduci
Morocca Atlas Lions
Namibia Welwitschias The Welwitschias is a plant which is considered a living fossil and features on the country's coat of arms. (The team is aka Biltongboere).
Netherlands Oranje may also be The Impala's
New Zealand All Blacks black is the color of the New Zealand jersey
Niger Zebou
Nigeria Black Stallions
Niue Toa Niue
Pakistan The Greenshirts
Panama Diablos Rojos meaning Red Devils
Papua New Guinea The Pukpuks
Paraguay Los yacarés means the Alligators
Peru Los Tumis a ceremonial knife
Philippines Volcanoes
Poland Biało-czerwoni meaning white-reds
Portugal Os Lobos meaning The Wolves
Romania Oaks Named for their emblem.
Russia Bears
Rwanda Silverbacks
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Amazona Guildingii Name for the rare and graceful Vincentian Parrot.
Samoa (Western Samoa) Manu Samoa 'Manu Samoa' is the name of a famous Samoan chief/warrior some 10 generations ago.
Santa Lucia Zandolis
Scotland - Scotland do not commonly use a nickname, though sometimes they are called the thistle (it's their emblem)
Senegal Lions
Serbia Orlovi meaning eagles
Slovenia Encijani means The Gentians, because the crest of the Slovenia rugby union national team is a gentian, a blue flower
Solomon Islands Warriors
South Africa Springboks Also called Boks, or more correctly the Sprinbokke, or Bokke
Spain El XV Del León Named for the lion on their emblem.
Sri Lanka The brave Elephants / Tuskers
Swaziland Sizeze
Switzerland Edelweiss
Tanzania Twigas
Trinidad and Tobago The Calypso Warriors
Togo Eperviers meanig hawks
Tonga 'Ikale Tahi Sea Eagles
Turkey Ay Yıldızlar meaning The Crescent Stars
Turks & Caicos Islands The Flamingos
Uganda The Rugby Cranes
Ukraine Cossacks
Uruguay Los Teros Named for their emblem.
USA The Eagles Named for their emblem and national symbol
Vanuatu Tuskers
Venezuela Orquideas
Virgin Islands Green Machine
Wales Dragons also 'ostrich feathers'?
Zimbabwe The Sables

Combined Teams
The British and Irish Lions rugby union team made up of players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
The African Leopards an African rugby union representative team, organized by the Confederation of African Rugby

Women National Teams
Australia Wallaroos
Brazil Amazonas
England Red Roses
Finland Furies
New Zealand Black Ferns
Papua New Guinea The Palais
Samoa Manusina Samoa
Romania Ghindele meaning the Acorns
Rwanda Blackbacks
Uganda Lady Cranes
Zimbabwe Pangolins

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Re: Small news

Postby NaBUru38 » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 15:30

Women's national teams

Argentina: Las Pumas
Uruguay: Las Teras
Chile: Las Cóndores
Brasil: As Yaras

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 21:08

Brazil Amazonas


Brazil womens team is Yaras.

Amazonas was never used by Brazilians. The only time we used it was to call a Women's development side that toured Europe in 2015.


Note: the correct in Portuguese should be Iaras, with "I", as Portuguese language doesn't have words with "Y". It is a mermaid of the Tupian (Tupi) mythology. A Brazilian mermaid. However, Tupian languages use Y and they decided to write Yaras as in the original Tupian form. It doesn't sound like Y in Spanish. You can read as you'd read in English.
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Re: Small news

Postby getienne » Sat, 02 Dec 2017, 14:11

I think that the nickname of the Algerian rugby team is rather "Les Fennecs"
See https://www.facebook.com/algerierugby/

The same page announces the 2nd Maghreb Tri-Nations, 16 ~ 24 december in Oujda (Marocco).
Maroc-Tunisie le 17 décembre
Algérie-Tunisie le 20 décembre
Maroc-Algérie le 23 décembre

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 02 Dec 2017, 21:49

Nice found out, Getienne

So there are still four test matches before the end of the year, all of them in Africa: Sierra Leone v Guinea Conakry and the Maghreb Tri-Nations
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Re: Small news

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 23:56

A list of new year's events http://www.rugby.it/news/2017/12/04/gli ... nno-nuovo/


Great, thanks!!!

So the only World Rugby event we don't know nothing is the U20 Trophy?
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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 09:12

Honestly I haven't searched info about the U20 Trophy.
It's a list a bit selected. Initially it contained also some minor Games with 7s events but then we cancelled them
There are the south american 7sWC qualifying on january 6-7 and 13-14, there are the South American Games on may 27-29, the Asian Games somewhen...

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 16:16

Interview with French director Wolff who made a movie about Pacific Island players in lower French leagues and their exploitation.
http://www.rugbyworld.com/news/migratio ... nary-87679

Sounds like an interesting movie.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
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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