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Are the stars aligning for a 6N expansion?

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Re: Are the stars aligning for a 6N expansion?

Postby Horsehead » Tue, 09 May 2017, 09:51

Bruce_ma_goose wrote:The Scotsman is very close to and uncritical of the SRU and Pro12. I suspect they may have been asked to put this information into the public domain as a negotiating tool against the Italians to try and get Italy to pay for continued involvement in the Pro12.

There can be no prospect of the US leapfrogging Georgia and Romania and replacing Italy surely.

I wish this were true but I bet if the 6Ns were to expand they would prefer North America. There is no reason why they couldn't bring in relegation and promotion and do both

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Re: Are the stars aligning for a 6N expansion?

Postby Thomas » Tue, 16 May 2017, 11:50

HERE'S THE DRAW for 2018 and 2019 competitions:

2018 Championship
3/4 February

Wales v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm

France v Ireland, Saturday 4.45pm

Italy v England, Sunday 3.00pm

10/11 February

Ireland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm

England v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm

Scotland v France, Sunday 3.00pm

23/24 February

France v Italy, Friday 8.00pm*

Ireland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm

Scotland v England, Saturday 4.45pm


10/11 March

Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm

France v England, Saturday 4.45pm

Wales v Italy, Sunday 3.00pm

17 March

Italy v Scotland, Saturday 12.30pm

England v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm

Wales v France, Saturday 5.00pm

*Venue for this match will be announced at a later stage

2019 Championship
1/2 February

France v Wales, Friday 8.00pm

Scotland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm

Ireland v England, Saturday 4.45pm

9/10 February

Scotland v Ireland, Saturday 2.15pm

Italy v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm

England v France, Sunday 3.00pm

23/24 February

France v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm

Wales v England, Saturday 4.45pm

Italy v Ireland, Sunday 3.00pm

9/10 March

Scotland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm

England v Italy, Saturday 4.45pm

Ireland v France, Sunday 3.00pm

16 March

Italy v France, Saturday 12.30pm

Wales v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm

England v Scotland, Saturday 5.00pm


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