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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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