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Challenge Cup 20/21

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Challenge Cup 20/21

Postby armchair_expert » Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 20:32

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... d-18447495
...the second-tier Challenge Cup, which is likely to be made up of 16 teams.
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You would then have a 16-team Challenge Cup, also played over eight weekends.

so that means EPCR still wants to invite 2 more teams in addition to 14 teams from big leagues

we know that Spain, Italy won't be involved; Bucharest Wolves denied too

to me it looks like Germany and Portugal are EPCR's only options now

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Re: Challenge Cup 20/21

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 22:28

armchair_expert wrote:https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/new-champions-cup-qualification-explained-18447495
...the second-tier Challenge Cup, which is likely to be made up of 16 teams.
...
You would then have a 16-team Challenge Cup, also played over eight weekends.

so that means EPCR still wants to invite 2 more teams in addition to 14 teams from big leagues

we know that Spain, Italy won't be involved; Bucharest Wolves denied too

to me it looks like Germany and Portugal are EPCR's only options now


It's a mystery. Frankfurt 1880 were looking for an international competition so they could be one of the teams. Maybe a Georgia team?

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Re: Challenge Cup 20/21

Postby Canalina » Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 05:14

If Italy is excluded due to the general uncertain situation it would be surprising if EPCR is going to invite teams from T2 nations.
Anyway, the man who said (to a newspaper) that EPCR sent him a mail with the decision to exclude this year the italian Top12 clubs was the president of the Italian Federation itself, so it's hard to have doubts about his words

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Re: Challenge Cup 20/21

Postby Canalina » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 08:04

Just 14 teams in the Challenge Cup 2020/21: no italian Top12, spanish, romanian or other T2 clubs.
One only round robin with just four games per team and then a round of 16 with the eight Champions Cup teams not qualified to the quarterfinals in their competition; then quarterfinals, semifinals, final

https://www.onrugby.it/2020/06/25/la-ri ... l-2020-21/

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