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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 07:50

It could be close, but there are some probable changes:
- There is a loosehead prop missing, probably Thierry Futeu
- Among locks, Mickaël de Marco is retired due to injury, we would call probably Joshua Peters
- Asier Usárraga is currently injured but would be a non-missable choice in the third row, as well as Fred Quercy which is going to Uruguay
- As scrum-half, Tomás Munilla could be choice ahead of his brother
- Fly-half is a huge doubt. Linklater came out of international retirement last Spring but should be done now. Together with Rubio there are David Mélé, Bautista Güemes, Joris Segonds, Gonzalo Vinuesa, maybe Iñaki Mateu...
- Centres: Thibaut Álvarez would fit better here, together with Sevens guys like Alejandro Alonso or Joan Losada
- Wings: Jordi Jorba is injured, like Guillermo Domínguez. Martín Alonso is young but debuted in last REC
- Fullbacks, there is JW Bell missing

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 07:55

2019-20 Copa del Rey final - SilverStorm El Salvador v Lexus Alcobendas - Sunday 12:30 CET


Hardly possible to bet on the result. El Salvador has a great starting XV but in a bet on local talent has 'only' seven foreigners while Alcobendas has kept doing great signings this summer, even though some fell injured (Belgian international Isaac Montoisy, Argentinian expected to go MLR Joton González...).

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 17:16

Lexus Alcobendas clinched their second straight Copa del Rey title after winning 18-24 earlier today.

Given Jotón's injury (entered the field in the final minutes), Tiki Inchausti put as starting fly-half a Spaniard (!), Javier López (known from Spain U18 and U20). Not only he was their fly-half but kicked (!!), had a 8/9 success rate (!!!) and scored all Alcobendas points.

OK, most penalties were kickable and El Salvador had poor discipline, but seeing such a performance by a young Spanish player make me want to ask for a wish... In many División de Honor rounds we only had 1 Spanish fly-half out of 12 and very rarely with kicking responsibilities.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 09:45

FER has outsourced a big bunch of their responsibilities to Kiwi House, Classic All Blacks game and All Blacks training camps promoters:
https://www.palco23.com/competiciones/e ... inios.html

According to the article, they are behind a TV deal for División de Honor that will start next January, will be launching new national team kit in the next week and will be looking for sponsors in the next few years. In addition to that, they are helping FER with comms as well after helping Alfonso Feijóo to win elections last summer.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:44

Teaser from new kits. No big surprises: red for home shirt and yellow for alternate

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 10:44

There goes the new shirt


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