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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 14 May 2020, 09:40

Lupii wanted to join but EPCR denied them.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:48

Bogdan_DC wrote:Lupii wanted to join but EPCR denied them.


How do you know this?

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby victorsra » Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:15

Bogdan_DC wrote:Lupii wanted to join but EPCR denied them.

Lupii, the former Romanian local select?

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:43

victorsra wrote:
Bogdan_DC wrote:Lupii wanted to join but EPCR denied them.

Lupii, the former Romanian local select?

Lupii Bucuresti = Bucharest Wolves
Just one of the many advantages being part of "The Establishment ", "Romania Mafia", Morariu protection etc etc...

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 31 May 2020, 15:26

According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Thesjhughes » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 09:36

Armchair Fan wrote:According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.
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If you can could you post the link because it be interesting to read that article

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 10:50

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:https://forum.ge/?showtopic=34928270&f=&st=1260&#entry56368949

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 11:01

Attempt to create Continental League forced Rugby Europe to at least do something for 2 division.
Russian League while maintaning funding at current level will be self suffcient and higher than this project.
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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 11:04

Continental League is over. I hope that Rugby Europe will have the ability not only to destroy but also to create at least something.
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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 11:26

In Varietate Concordia

USA and Russia have professional leagues. Surely Europe can do this :D

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby amz » Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 08:49

Italian semi-pro franchise? No way, no place for franchises anymore, it was, after all, an Italian idea.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Canalina » Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 09:03

If it's not just a casual number, the mention of "ten" clubs participating suggests that they plan a traditional championship (=round robin, like Premiership or Celtic League) more than a cup format

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 09:18

The Continental Shield had 10 teams, typically 4 Italian and 6 from other countries.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Canalina » Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 13:39

They were ten just considering the two teams competing in Challenge and returning in the Shield for the play-off; in the proper Continental Shield they were usually eight, divided in two pools

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Blurandski » Fri, 05 Jun 2020, 01:06

Vova12 wrote:Attempt to create Continental League forced Rugby Europe to at least do something for 2 division.
Russian League while maintaning funding at current level will be self suffcient and higher than this project.


In that case let the Russian league prosper. International leagues are inherently weaker because of the lack of national winners and losers. International leasguewss should be a last resort. Had the Italians not joined the ProX they'd be in a stronger position now.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby ihateblazers » Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 06:53

Armchair Fan wrote:According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.


There was an article about Dutch rugby on the World Rugby site saying the same thing. The Dutch are keen to put a selection franchise together rather than putting forth a club. Rugby Europe will probably need help from the Russian's for this because I don't see them having the connections to get the sponsors and capital needed. I reckon Georgia, Portugal and Belgium should also go with franchises. Their clubs are not professional and wouldn't have the infrastructure to compete in such a competition effectively. Germany (Frankfurt), Russia, Romania and Spain (if they want :?: ) could put their clubs forward.

https://www.world.rugby/news/580285/netherlands-close-to-rugby-neverland

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With the EreKlasse Championship set for a revamp in 2021, more Dutch players picking up pro contracts overseas and talk of a Europe-wide super club competition, there is plenty going on to help further bridge the gap to test rugby.

“One of the things we are trying to do is develop regional rugby,” said Kriek.

“Rugby Europe is going to start a club competition, with a team from each of the six Championship sides and two from the Trophy.

“We want to follow the Sunwolves franchise model and look to put in a Dutch Selection XV in that rather than a club side.”

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Working Class Rugger » Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 08:35

ihateblazers wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.


There was an article about Dutch rugby on the World Rugby site saying the same thing. The Dutch are keen to put a selection franchise together rather than putting forth a club. Rugby Europe will probably need help from the Russian's for this because I don't see them having the connections to get the sponsors and capital needed. I reckon Georgia, Portugal and Belgium should also go with franchises. Their clubs are not professional and wouldn't have the infrastructure to compete in such a competition effectively. Germany (Frankfurt), Russia, Romania and Spain (if they want :?: ) could put their clubs forward.

https://www.world.rugby/news/580285/netherlands-close-to-rugby-neverland

SUPER FUTURE
With the EreKlasse Championship set for a revamp in 2021, more Dutch players picking up pro contracts overseas and talk of a Europe-wide super club competition, there is plenty going on to help further bridge the gap to test rugby.

“One of the things we are trying to do is develop regional rugby,” said Kriek.

“Rugby Europe is going to start a club competition, with a team from each of the six Championship sides and two from the Trophy.

“We want to follow the Sunwolves franchise model and look to put in a Dutch Selection XV in that rather than a club side.”


The goal should be the present the best possible teams in order to ensure the highest quality of competition possible. This would certainly help the Dutch achieve just that.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby ihateblazers » Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 07:36

Working Class Rugger wrote:
ihateblazers wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.


There was an article about Dutch rugby on the World Rugby site saying the same thing. The Dutch are keen to put a selection franchise together rather than putting forth a club. Rugby Europe will probably need help from the Russian's for this because I don't see them having the connections to get the sponsors and capital needed. I reckon Georgia, Portugal and Belgium should also go with franchises. Their clubs are not professional and wouldn't have the infrastructure to compete in such a competition effectively. Germany (Frankfurt), Russia, Romania and Spain (if they want :?: ) could put their clubs forward.

https://www.world.rugby/news/580285/netherlands-close-to-rugby-neverland

SUPER FUTURE
With the EreKlasse Championship set for a revamp in 2021, more Dutch players picking up pro contracts overseas and talk of a Europe-wide super club competition, there is plenty going on to help further bridge the gap to test rugby.

“One of the things we are trying to do is develop regional rugby,” said Kriek.

“Rugby Europe is going to start a club competition, with a team from each of the six Championship sides and two from the Trophy.

“We want to follow the Sunwolves franchise model and look to put in a Dutch Selection XV in that rather than a club side.”


The goal should be the present the best possible teams in order to ensure the highest quality of competition possible. This would certainly help the Dutch achieve just that.


Yes the immediate goal of such a competition should be to bridge the gap between domestic and international rugby to improve the REC and increase it’s value. That’s how to get the 6 nations and ERCC to engage more with T2 and open up the European market. Long term goal is vibrant and sustainable pro domestic rugby.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Working Class Rugger » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 02:18

ihateblazers wrote:
Working Class Rugger wrote:
ihateblazers wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:According to Martin Anayi (Pro 14 CEO) today in Gazzetta dello Sport, Rugby Europe has its own project for a continental club competition from 2021-22 onwards.


There was an article about Dutch rugby on the World Rugby site saying the same thing. The Dutch are keen to put a selection franchise together rather than putting forth a club. Rugby Europe will probably need help from the Russian's for this because I don't see them having the connections to get the sponsors and capital needed. I reckon Georgia, Portugal and Belgium should also go with franchises. Their clubs are not professional and wouldn't have the infrastructure to compete in such a competition effectively. Germany (Frankfurt), Russia, Romania and Spain (if they want :?: ) could put their clubs forward.

https://www.world.rugby/news/580285/netherlands-close-to-rugby-neverland

SUPER FUTURE
With the EreKlasse Championship set for a revamp in 2021, more Dutch players picking up pro contracts overseas and talk of a Europe-wide super club competition, there is plenty going on to help further bridge the gap to test rugby.

“One of the things we are trying to do is develop regional rugby,” said Kriek.

“Rugby Europe is going to start a club competition, with a team from each of the six Championship sides and two from the Trophy.

“We want to follow the Sunwolves franchise model and look to put in a Dutch Selection XV in that rather than a club side.”


The goal should be the present the best possible teams in order to ensure the highest quality of competition possible. This would certainly help the Dutch achieve just that.


Yes the immediate goal of such a competition should be to bridge the gap between domestic and international rugby to improve the REC and increase it’s value. That’s how to get the 6 nations and ERCC to engage more with T2 and open up the European market. Long term goal is vibrant and sustainable pro domestic rugby.


Sustainable and ideally with each participating nation having at least 2 teams a piece.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Rebus » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 06:49

Really hopes this takes off. Does anyone have a link to Rugby Europe confirming this will happen ?

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 08:43

Countries with teams with professional players and a fan base might want to enter club teams (if travel costs can be covered) but other countries with only amateur clubs and a lot of their national team playing in France (e.g. Portugal and Belgium) might want to enter a national A team similar to the Bucuresti Wolves.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby victorsra » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 19:09

Injecting money in such competition would be the best tool for anyone to control Rugby Europe politicaly.

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby Rebus » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 20:07

victorsra wrote:Injecting money in such competition would be the best tool for anyone to control Rugby Europe politicaly.


Do you mean like a Pro14/CVC type of investment ? You could run this like a Pro14 Division 2 or absorb them into the bigger Pro league. Influencing Rugby Europe would be easy to bring in more franchises/teams from other developing nations and expand the Pro league organically

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Re: Continental Club Rugby League

Postby victorsra » Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 20:12

I was thinking about the fact there is Russian interest on Rugby Europe's presidency (and promising money).

I don't think there is any chance of promotion/relegation system in PRO14.

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