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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 10:21

Armchair Fan wrote:It will be Spanish debut if I'm not mistaken. As we've discussed in previous years, beach rugby here is normally played as Sevens, not Fives. But a Fives Series was launched this year and they probably want to give it a push by creating a national team.

Yes, I forgot the distinction between beach fives and beach sevens (rugby always needs to split itself in two...)
Maybe that's the reason why France is absent in Moscow; they have very good teams, mostly in Marseille, as far as I know, but maybe they are used to play beach 7s.

An article in italian about Euro beach and World underwater events
http://www.rugby.it/news/2019/07/23/sot ... l-weekend/

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 12:47

How big is a pitch at Beach 7s? Beach 5s is played on a beach-volleyball pitch right?
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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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 18:39

About beach fives, yes, I think it's more or less the same length and wideness of a beach volley field because that arena in Moscow is a multi-purpose space used for various beach sports.
About beach sevens I don't know, so I just copy and past from wikipedia

Field dimensions
The size of a beach rugby field depends on the decision of the league. The field is between 30–50 metres long, 20–35 metres, wide, and the in-goals are 3–7 metres deep. There are no goalposts on the field, and the lines are usually marked with some sort of tape or rope.

Number of players
Depending on the league and the field size, either 4 or 7 players are allowed on the field for one team at once. Between 3 and 7 reserves are allowed, again, depending on the league. Substitutions are often done "on-the-fly," similar to ice hockey or futsal.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 18:41

A nice tool for rugby nerds... this website indicates the next international rugby events and how many days they are far.
Just 1508 days to go before Rugby World Cup 2023!

https://allsportdb.com/Sports/Rugby

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 18:24

European Beach Rugby 5s, in Moscow

men
Georgia - Lettonia 5:3 (errata corrige: 3-5)
Italia - Moldavia 9:4
Georgia - Moldavia 9:2
Italia - Lettonia 10:3
Italia – Georgia 5-2
Moldavia – Lettonia 4-7

Lituania - Austria 13:4
Russia - Croazia 11:5
Lituania - Croazia 5:9
Russia - Austria 16:2
Russia - Lituania 7:3
Austria – Croazia 4-13

women
Italia - Bielorussia-13:1
Lettonia - Georgia-8:2
Italia - Georgia-9:1
Lettonia - Bielorussia-5:3
Italia – Lettonia 7-2
Georgia – Bielorussia 5-2

Croazia - Austria-5:6
Russia - Spagna-7:1
Croazia - Spagna-5:3 (errata corrige: 3-9)
Russia - Austria-13:0
Russia - Croazia-11:5 (or 10-0)
Austria – Spagna 1-8

Men's qf
Russia v Moldova
Latvia v Lithuania
Italy v Austria
Croatia v Georgia

Women's qf
Russia v Belarus
Latvia v Austria
Italy v Croatia
Spain v Georgia

Apparently it will be a double Russia v Italy gold final
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Re: Small news

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 18:38

According to FER...

Austria 1 - 8 Spagna

Women QF - Georgia v Spagna

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 19:09

Thanks Armchair. Here are there are also the Underwater Rugby World Championship first day results
North European nations (and Colombia, for some reason) are the best teams in this sport

Men Sweden - USA 12 - 0
Men Germany - Czech Republic 12 - 1
Men Colombia - Canada 29 - 0
Men Spain - Slovakia 5 - 1
Men Denmark - Great Britain 37 - 0
Men Austria - Luxembourg 22 - 0
Men Sweden - Hungary 14 - 0

Women Colombia - Austria 3 - 0
Women Germany - Spain 9 - 0
Women Norway - Italy 32 - 0
Women Sweden - Canada 19 - 0
Women Australia - Great Britain 36 - 1
Women USA - Turkey 1 - 1

Teams play just one match per day (and not three or four as in 7s and in beach), so it must be a fatiguing discipline. Not bad to watch on tv, completely into the blue water. The ball is round and the goal is a basket but, at the end of the day, it resembles a bit more rugby than basketball, so "Underwater rugby" is not a wrong definition

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Re: Small news

Postby Thomas » Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 21:25

Mexico has defeated Capital Rugby 17-15

Not a very convincing win for preparations for ARC, I expected better.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 08:10

Again about European Beach Championship and World Underwater Championship, if someone is interested they will be both live on line all the day

European Beach (quarterfinals currently played)
https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/european-bea ... nship-2019

World Underwater (pool games)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-szRw7Yw4BA

Today's beach program (Moscow time=UTC +3)
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and underwater rugby program (Graz time=UTC +2)
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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 28 Jul 2019, 17:35

Podiums at the European Beach Championship

Men
Gold Russia
Silver Georgia
Bronze Italy

Women
Gold Russia
Silver Italy
Bronze Spain

Russia won the male final 7-4, Georgia had won the semifinal vs Italy 5-4.
In the women final the score was 1-1 at the last minute but then Russia scored despite one player in sin bin (four players versus five, like playing twelve versus fifteen in rugby XV!)

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 29 Jul 2019, 18:09

Finally the item we all waited: a Luis Vuitton rugby shaped bag!
Dan Carter was the testimonial and it is a limited edition of 112 pieces (I foresee that 109 or 110 of them will remain unsold :geek: )

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 06:43

Canalina wrote:Finally the item we all waited: a Luis Vuitton rugby shaped bag!
Dan Carter was the testimonial and it is a limited edition of 112 pieces (I foresee that 109 or 110 of them will remain unsold :geek: )


We just have to convince Vova, that you can fill beer in it. If manage to do that, that's only 108 of them to be sold :D
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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: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 01 Aug 2019, 18:40

Norway v Colombia, this saturday, will be the gold final of the Underwater Rugby World Championship

In semifinal Colombia defeated Denmark at the overtime, Norway knocked Germany at the penalty shots! (I don't know how penalty shots are in uw rugby).
Definitively the nations leading the world in underwater rugby are not the same leading classic rugby.

The women semifinals are more or less the same: Germany v Finland, Norway v Colombia

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... Gw/pubhtml

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Re: Small news

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 03 Aug 2019, 06:15

Although underwater rugby has the word "rugby" in its name it has as much connection to rugby as water polo has to polo. And I can't imagine them talking about table tennis on a tennis forum. Still, I suppose it may be an interesting curiosity.

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Re: Small news

Postby Thomas » Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 18:16

Mexico's U20 and National Squad playing Southern Cal Union today in San Diego, for the senior side is preparation for ARC.

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Re: Small news

Postby 4N » Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 23:52

Been saying it for years, Mexico should put a HPU in Tijuana and work them into SoCal competition as much as possible.

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Re: Small news

Postby Thomas » Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 08:08

there is no money in Baja California, in terms of investments etc.. A place like Saltillo in Coahuila would be more conducive.

Results overnight:

U20: México 18 California del Sur 19 (Final)

Senior Squad: México 29 California del Sur 5 (Final)

Here's U20 Squad, incorrectly labelled U 19
What's interesting the make up of the squad and only 5 players from Mexico city a shift from being Capital centric.


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Re: Small news

Postby 4N » Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 11:16

Saltillo sounds very random. Might as well go to the much larger Monterrey in that part of the country but the drive would be too far. From Tijuana you can play LA and especially SD teams and be back within a few hours.

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Re: Small news

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 11:59

A new anime with rugby as a theme has been made available with English subtitles

TRY KNIGHTS

Haruma Riku begins high school with no future in sight. Then, in a passing glance, his attention is captured by the wild, animal-like movements of a student on the school's athletic field. He jumps higher, runs faster, and tries harder than anyone Riku has ever seen. That student is Kariya Akira, and the sport he plays is the one Riku attempted in the past but gave up: rugby. As he watches Akira running in a rough, unrefined gait, Riku gives him a bit of advice without thinking, and those words end up setting his passion for rugby alight again. With this first encounter between these two young men, one tactical and the other physical, a new light begins to shine on Riku's future.

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https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/try-knights

Unfortunately the reviews are mostly very negative though for the first episode.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 13:17

NedRugby wrote:Although underwater rugby has the word "rugby" in its name it has as much connection to rugby as water polo has to polo. And I can't imagine them talking about table tennis on a tennis forum. Still, I suppose it may be an interesting curiosity.

Just to conclude the info, Colombia won the gold medal, Norway the silver one, Germany the bronze

Between women, gold to Norway, silver to Germany, bronze to Colombia

Italy finished 12th both with men and with women

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Re: Small news

Postby carbonero » Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 06:27

Thomas wrote:Mexico's U20 and National Squad playing Southern Cal Union today in San Diego, for the senior side is preparation for ARC.

The U20 have their own Americas Rugby Challenge. It starts this weekend in Asunción featuring Paraguay, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

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Re: Small news

Postby Thomas » Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 09:21

carbonero wrote:
Thomas wrote:Mexico's U20 and National Squad playing Southern Cal Union today in San Diego, for the senior side is preparation for ARC.

The U20 have their own Americas Rugby Challenge. It starts this weekend in Asunción featuring Paraguay, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.


Ah makes sense, there hasn't been any mention of the U20 Championship just the senior squad

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 05:12

The program of the weekend, with kick off times in CET, live TV (the Italian ones) and links to the live streams.
Well, there's also the Asia 7s Trophy men and women, saturday and sunday from 4.30 AM CET, live on Asia Rugby facebook; it doesn't appear on the list

http://www.rugby.it/news/2019/08/08/gli ... l-weekend/

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Re: Small news

Postby iul » Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 15:56

I don't know where else to put this.
Interesting article with information about the business side of professional cricket leagues. Apparently there are 8 of them
http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/ ... king-money

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 08:06

Summer little game, copied from georgian federation: who will find the way to the try? Parisse, Gorgadze or Barrett?

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