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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 19:09

Ron and James, the two bicyclers started from London and heading to Tokyo, are almost in Hong Kong, not far from the end of their Herculean fatigues. Many envy to them, the best scenarios I see during my bicycle's rides are the middle-north Italy hills. They bring a golden whistle to deliver to the RWC inaugural match referee

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 19:34

Two news from University rugby

In september Japan will host the second edition of the "University World Cup" (rugby XV) after the one organized in 2015 in England.
The nine Universities competing are these (but apparently the Chinese one withdrew, as you see in the second link)
https://japankurufunding.com/wp-content ... isting.jpg
https://www.wurit2019.com/schedule-and-results?lang=en

In october Uganda will host the African University 7s Championship; the first edition of, as far as I remember. Still not known the competing nations but it's good to see an other multi-sport event welcoming 7s

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 04:47

New logo for Puerto Rico Rugby. It's by PR Rugby Club, but it seems intended for the whole Puerto Rico also because Puerto Rico Club is probably the only one club in the territory. I suppose that, once having a local select, they will be permitted to play in RAN competitions as a national team.
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Cyprus v Bahrain at the end of the month. But Cyprus is Cyprus A (maybe meaning "local players") and Bahrain is the usual Bahrain RFC, probably with many expats
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Just an image found on a danish rugby club tweet, quite meaningful on its own. It's the sport complex in Esbjerg, Denmark: 9 football fields, 2 futsala fields, 3 basketball fields, 1 rugby field, 1 empty field. The ratio football/rugby fields is 11/1, and probably is tighter than in many other places. It would be interesting to know how many football, rugby, basket, volley, beach volley, multisport... fields are there in the various nations. Just to suffer :)
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Re: Small news

Postby Edgar » Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 09:02

Does anyone expect this to catch on and become a major event on the rugby calendar? Or will it be of passing interest only; a novelty soon consigned to the ranks of company leagues, high school PE programs and snow day training runs?

5-a-side, indoor, mini-rugby is scheduled to begin in London at the end of next month with the inaugural RugbyX tournament, to be staged at The O2 on 29th October. The RugbyX tournament will be played on a 55m x 32m artificial grass pitch. In the men’s tournament hosts England have been drawn with Ireland and the Barbarians in Group A. France, USA and Argentina comprise Group B. The England team is expected to include Dan Norton - Olympic silver medalist and all-time leading try scorer in sevens.

Teams confirmed for inaugural RugbyX tournament

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/team ... tournament

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Re: Small news

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 10:02

Canalina wrote:New logo for Puerto Rico Rugby. It's by PR Rugby Club, but it seems intended for the whole Puerto Rico also because Puerto Rico Club is probably the only one club in the territory. I suppose that, once having a local select, they will be permitted to play in RAN competitions as a national team.

Puerto Rico is a recognized member of the IOC and therefore there shouldn't be any bars on the them competing internationally provided they have a national rugby federation.

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Re: Small news

Postby 4N » Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 14:50

Puerto Rico should have a decent number of eligible players in US club rugby.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 10:00

Today in rugby league double test match Turkey v Greece (men and women, presumably with local players and not with austral-greek ones) and a sort of test match Albania v Great Britain Pioneers.
League is somehow ahead of Union in southern Balkans :thumb down:

PS: Oh, and Bosnia v Canada (main team?)
and Serbia women v Canada women
all today

See https://www.facebook.com/rlefofficial/p ... =3&theater

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Re: Small news

Postby YamahaKiwi » Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 09:11

As a prelude to the RWC, the World Military mens world Cup is currently taking place in Japan. This the 3rd such event, started in 2011. The Japanese sports daily media covered the Japan SDF v French Armed Services game. The French had putva big score on PNG in their first game, but this one was much tighter and until 70mins it was 3-5 to France. The French scored two two late tries including one after the 80mins to eventually win 18-3. The JSDF play the Royal Tongan Forces in their next game.

I haven't heard anything yet, but there was in the past always some parliamentary games between different country's lawmakers before RWC starts too.

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Re: Small news

Postby Blurandski » Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 18:47

YamahaKiwi wrote:As a prelude to the RWC, the World Military mens world Cup is currently taking place in Japan. This the 3rd such event, started in 2011. The Japanese sports daily media covered the Japan SDF v French Armed Services game. The French had putva big score on PNG in their first game, but this one was much tighter and until 70mins it was 3-5 to France. The French scored two two late tries including one after the 80mins to eventually win 18-3. The JSDF play the Royal Tongan Forces in their next game.

I haven't heard anything yet, but there was in the past always some parliamentary games between different country's lawmakers before RWC starts too.


It's happening, NZ Parliament have left. Here is the England(?) team tweeting about playing France near Mt Fuji: https://twitter.com/C_L_Rugby/status/11 ... 2851195905

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 19:01

Are they really all members of Parliament?

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 08:11

Canalina wrote:Are they really all members of Parliament?


MY guess would be employees of MOPs, but maybe there is the odd regular sitting member in it as well.
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 Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 08:59

Well it's not like UK Parliament has anything to do at the moment...

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 17:06

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Well it's not like UK Parliament has anything to do at the moment...

:D

In Italy it would be impossible to form a Parliament team, I don't know if there's any member able to play rugby

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 18:01

Not only World Cup, this Saturday there will be also four other test matches
Times in UTC

06.00 Mongolia v Taiwan
12.00 Czech Rep. v Hungary (live www.rugbyeurope.eu/2019-20-reic-men-xv- ... vs-hungary)
13.00 Kenya v Zimbabwe (maybe live on www.facebook.com/officialKRU/)
18.00 Bermuda v Guadeloupe (live will appear on www.facebook.com/RugbyAmericasNorth/)

The first match marks the welcomed return on the field by Mongolia after a forfait in the last Asia Championship
The second one is the beginning match of the new season of Rugby Europe Championship (to start the Europe Cup in the first weekend of World Cup? Somehow it doesn't seem a correct idea)
The third match would have been the grand final of the Victoria Cup, but Zimbabwe already mathematically won the tournament
The fourth match is the grand final of the North America Championship, despite the littleness of the two dueling nations

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 19:50

And apparently, according to a news on facebook, there's also Paraguay v Bolivia

So this weekend we'll have...
the debut of Bolivia :!:
the return of Mongolia :!:
the start of Europe Championship :!:
the final act of the Victoria Cup :!:
the grand final of the North America Cup :!:

Oh, and the world cup, yes

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Re: Small news

Postby vino_93 » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 20:05

Do you have the squads for Czechia vs Hungary ?

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Re: Small news

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 20:27

The enlarged squad for Czechia final training sessions is at http://www.rugbyunion.cz/cs/article/1589

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Re: Small news

Postby vino_93 » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 06:18

Thx !
Never heard about that guy playing in Grenoble...

I wonder if the two hungarians playing in France will be there. They are regular starters in their clubs...

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Re: Small news

Postby Edgar » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 08:07

I'm all for innovation but I just wonder how much room there is for this in a rugby market already saturated by numerous competitions and countless variations of the game, much of it covered by TV and internet streaming these days. I'm sure this is already a factor in declining attendances. My guess is it won't catch on with spectators, but that it could become very popular as a social sport, much like 5-a-side soccer and 3 X 3 basketball. Where will it catch on? In nations already inclined toward 7s, such as Fiji and Kenya, where speed and quick reflexes are natural attributes. How about the Caribbean? Or perhaps it will be more suited to parts of North America, Russia and Scandinavia, where long, harsh winters make outdoor sport impossible? It will be interesting to see how it develops.

Latest on this:

The world-famous Barbarian FC named two Kenya 7s internations for the inaugural Rugby X to e held in London in October.

Willy Ambaka of Kenya Harlequin and Oscar Ouma of Top Fry Nakuru will be the first Kenyans to ever play Rugby X.

They join a Barbarian FC side featuring Rio 2016 gold medallists Fijians Veremalau, Kitione Taliga, Hosea Kolinisau(Olympic winning captain), Samisoni Viriviri and Pio Tuwai.

Ouma and Ambaka made the HSBC World Sevens Series dream during the 2017/18 season and were part of the 2016 team that won Singapore 7s as well as compete at the Olympics.

Others are South Africa’s Kyle Brown and Luke Treharne of Wales.

Barbarians will play England in the first match before taking on Ireland in the second match of pool A. Pool B will see Argentina play USA and USA take on France.

World Rugby last month confirmed details of the laws under which the inaugural RugbyX tournament will take place at the O2 Arena, London on 29 October, 2019. This event, which is currently targeted at international rugby players, has been sanctioned to take place in England by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

Following a highly-successful test event at the O2 Arena, where the first ever temporary installation of a World Rugby Regulation 22 compliant artificial pitch in an indoor arena was undertaken, the package of modified laws were approved World Rugby’s Executive Committee and RFU Governance Committee (as host union) for a dedicated RugbyX trial:

Following a highly-successful test event at the O2 Arena, where the first ever temporary installation of a World Rugby Regulation 22 compliant artificial pitch in an indoor arena was undertaken, the package of modified laws were approved World Rugby’s Executive Committee and RFU Governance Committee (as host union) for a dedicated RugbyX trial:

Matches will take place over 10 minutes with no half-time. Full contact rugby on a half-sized pitch

Five players per side plus seven rolling substitutes

Quick throws replace line outs

No touch kicking – tap penalties/free kicks

Kick-offs replaced by tap restarts on 5m line

Kicking allowed up to a maximum height of 10m, to be monitored by Sportable ball tracking technology

Drawn matches settled by ‘one on one’

The 'one on one' will see one attacking player from Team A receive the ball 30m from the opposition goal line, with one defender from Team B on his/her defensive 5m line. If Team A scores, and Team B fails to score, Team A wins the match and vice versa.

The inaugural RugbyX tournament is being organised by commercial rights agency TRM and will feature men’s and women’s competitions happening in parallel over two sessions, each 2.5 hours in duration, enabling fans to see some of the world’s best players. Competing teams come from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - England, Ireland, France, USA and Argentina and will be joined by Barbarians FC.


http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/barb ... or-rugby-x

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 11:04

Canalina wrote:And apparently, according to a news on facebook, there's also Paraguay v Bolivia

So this weekend we'll have...
the debut of Bolivia :!:
the return of Mongolia :!:
the start of Europe Championship :!:
the final act of the Victoria Cup :!:
the grand final of the North America Cup :!:

Oh, and the world cup, yes


And the Oktoberfest7s in Munich.
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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 m.map » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 12:27

RugbyLiebe wrote:And the Oktoberfest7s in Munich.

confirmed news?

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 17:55

Blurandski wrote:
YamahaKiwi wrote:As a prelude to the RWC, the World Military mens world Cup is currently taking place in Japan. This the 3rd such event, started in 2011. The Japanese sports daily media covered the Japan SDF v French Armed Services game. The French had putva big score on PNG in their first game, but this one was much tighter and until 70mins it was 3-5 to France. The French scored two two late tries including one after the 80mins to eventually win 18-3. The JSDF play the Royal Tongan Forces in their next game.

I haven't heard anything yet, but there was in the past always some parliamentary games between different country's lawmakers before RWC starts too.


It's happening, NZ Parliament have left. Here is the England(?) team tweeting about playing France near Mt Fuji: https://twitter.com/C_L_Rugby/status/11 ... 2851195905

Final ranking
1 New Zealand, 2 Australia, 3 France, 4 South Africa, 5 Ireland, 6 Japan, 7 Argentina, 8 England.

"Teams with more Parliament members: 1 France, 2 Japan, 3 South Africa", french twitter says

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Re: Small news

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 21:33

In just four minutes French public radio service France Inter made an amazing critique to World Rugby and how global the sport is on the eve of 2019 RWC:
https://www.ivoox.com/rugby-une-mondial ... 604_1.html

It contains some mistakes, but it is nevertheless amazingly accurate for a mainstream media.

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Re: Small news

Postby iul » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 06:47

Armchair Fan wrote:In just four minutes French public radio service France Inter made an amazing critique to World Rugby and how global the sport is on the eve of 2019 RWC:
https://www.ivoox.com/rugby-une-mondial ... 604_1.html

It contains some mistakes, but it is nevertheless amazingly accurate for a mainstream media.

Tell us a bit of what it sais. Most of us can't speak French

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 11:11

There's literally too much rugby in these days, I have to try to take a break and to have at least a minimum of social life. It won't be easy :geek:

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