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Re: Small news

Postby mcruic » Sun, 05 Jan 2020, 01:01

Tobar wrote:
Canalina wrote:All time bottom place in the world ranking, by weeks, calculated on december 31 2020 (calculated by me, so not sure numbers are perfectly exact)

men
Finland 438 weeks
American Samoa 261*
Bosnia Herz. 116
Greece 33

women
Czech Rep. 188 weeks
Philippines 22*

* current last placed


I know there are reasons why American Samoa isn’t good but it’s baffling to me that they are dead last in the entire world. You would think that at least some of the talent from Samoa would come over to American Samoa or that they would retain a couple of decent players.



It's only down to the specifics (failings) of the ranking system. If you start all new teams at the same ranking points, it will take them longer to reach their true strength if they don't play often. There are plenty teams in the world worse than American Samoa.

I've just put my rankings online again after a hiatus of 7 years. I rank American Samoa 90th out of 163, Bosnia 109, Finland 110 and Greece 123. Al well off the bottom.

In the women's rankings, Czechia 29th and Philippines 37th out of 54 - again, well off the bottom.
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Re: Small news

Postby getienne » Sun, 05 Jan 2020, 14:35

First international match in 2020 !
04.01.2020
Gibraltar U23, 15, Jamaica U23, 17 in Gibraltar
Venue : Europa Point Stadium
http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2020/0 ... -thriller/
According to the report, "Officially the match was Gibraltar u23s vs Jamaica u23s, though with this being five years above the adult player age, and three above u20s it ought to be classified as a fully capped international test match." At least for Jamaica.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Mar 2020, 09:04

S̶m̶a̶l̶l̶ bad news

A list of matches postponed due to Covid19 virus

Italy-Scotland women

Ireland-Italy
Ireland-Italy women
Ireland-Italy U20
Scotland-France women

Italy-England
Italy-England women
Italy-England U20

Celtic:
Zebre-Ospreys
Benetton-Ulster
Benetton-Munster
Zebre-Connacht

Italian Top12:
XIII round
XIV round
XV round

Asia Rugby:
all the men's Asia Championship games until june 30
all the three women's World Cup qualifying matches

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Mar 2020, 21:17

Nice, an animated graphic about the history of the Raeburn Shield
Apparently, Italy never got it

https://twitter.com/RaeburnShield/statu ... 4894043137

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 06:04

Canada and France conquered the last two spots for the Wheelchair Rugby tournament at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Final qualifying tournament
1 Canada (7-0)
2 France (6-1)
3 Germany (4-3)
4 Colombia (3-4)
5 Sweden(2-4)
6 Switzerland (1-5)
7 Brazil (0-6)

The already qualified nations were Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, New Zealand, United States and host country Japan
At the qualifying tournament in Richmond, Canada, there were two women players: one in the Germany team and one in the Colombia one
https://2020pqt.com

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 10:50

Attempt of resume. Corrections welcome

Moved from 2020 to 2021
Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, European Touch Championship

Season 2020 cancelled
All the competitions in England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland; Major League in North America; Super Liga in South America; Kontinental League in Europe; Italian Top12; European Wheelchair Championships

Season 2020 cancelled?
Super Rugby, Rapid Rugby

Suspended
Six Nations, Heineken Cup, Challenge Cup, Celtic League, Top14, Europe Cup, Africa Cup, Asia Cup, women's RWC qualifying

Postponed
World 7s Series last stages, men and women

On doubt
Summer tours, The Championship, European 7s Championship and all the other summer (northern hemisphere) 7s tournaments

Still going ahead
No international competitions, or high level national competitions, as far as I know
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Re: Small news

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 12:22

Let's avoid ambiguity

postponed = will be held later than planned

suspended = stopped for the time being, but still may resume

cancelled = stopped for good; will not be finished as per normal

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 08:35

Cancelled also the Italian Top12 and all the other italian championships too

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Re: Small news

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 13:20

Suspended indefinitely: GEO domestic season in every age grade.

If it resumes eventually and finished in autumn
there is a chance GEO will revert to SH-type seasoning
which they unwisely abandoned in 2012 -- got nothing in return

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