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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 12:50

Does the article mention April and potentially July as dates for qualifiers? :shock:

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 13:50

Yes, it does. Why are you surprised? It's on the order of the things, to me. With the epidemic probably hitting the northern hemisphere at least until April, the hypothesis to have to play the European qualifiers in July is not so absurd. It would remain the problem of the repechage tournament and, as the italian coach says, the problem for all the working players to have a busy sport schedule in 2021 and with still many uncertain dates.

To be more precise about today's meeting with World Rugby and Rugby Europe, Di Giandomenico said that it's "an other one" and that "it will certainly be not risolutive". So we can't expect great news already this evening

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 14:26

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Tomorrow evening (friday morning in Auckland). I hope Italy (if qualified) may avoid England and take the pool with New Zealand. Hard to believe but Italy and NZ never met

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 05:12

Also Samoa start to say that the final repechage tournament risks to be cancelled and that in that case they hope to be picked up for the World Cup anyway
https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pac ... d-cup-tilt

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 13:03

Tonite live draw


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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 19:22

Really exciting draw. New Zealand in pool A with Australia. USA in pool B with Canada. And England in Pool C with France. These will be huge pool games.

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2021/pool-draw

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby diegodolan » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 21:48

The top 2 of each continent together

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby diegodolan » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 21:57

In the Spanish site, they update the calendar and without confirming them, they have this

February 20 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 1er. partido) - European First game
February 28 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 2º partido) - Second game
March 14 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 3er. partido) - Third game

I dont know if it´s next year tournament or the one from this year.

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 22:12

With three games, it seems the Euro 2021. I mean, the new one. Just to make the calendar more busy :)

Kenya v Colombia will be an equatorial derby. The equator line crosses both the countries

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby johnbirch » Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 21:21

diegodolan wrote:In the Spanish site, they update the calendar and without confirming them, they have this

February 20 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 1er. partido) - European First game
February 28 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 2º partido) - Second game
March 14 - España XV Femenino (Campeonato de Europa de Naciones 2021 – 3er. partido) - Third game

I dont know if it´s next year tournament or the one from this year.
Has this appeared since the WR/RE meeting on the 17th that the Italian coach was talking about earlier this week?

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 21:32

No, its date is November 16th.

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby johnbirch » Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 22:29

Armchair Fan wrote:No, its date is November 16th.
Hmmmm.... "subject to change" then, perhaps?

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 22:49

I would be surprised to see them playing also the Euro 2021, apart the remaining Euro 2020 and the World Cup qualifiers

Unless... maybe Euro 2021 is a four teams tournament with Spain, Russia, Netherlands and (Germany or Czech Rep.) and the spanish games vs Russia and Netherlands will count also as qualifiers, together with the Netherlands v Russia game of the 2020 season. A bit intricate, but I think it would have more sense than playing both the Euro 2021 and the rematches of the Euro 2020

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 20:45

The qualifiers in a glance, from wikipedia. Not so immediately clear but anyway nice to see
Grey=already played qualifiers

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 21:10

Canalina wrote:The qualifiers in a glance, from wikipedia. Not so immediately clear but anyway nice to see

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Lots of qualifying games to played before the tournament.
Thinking Ireland and Japan will direct qualify, Leaving the Repechage for Samoa, kazakhstan, Scotland and (coin toss) and I think Scotland will come out of that group.

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby Canalina » Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 05:23

Agree about Ireland and Japan and agree about Kazakhstan, but I hope you are wrong about Scotland as Euro qualifiers runner-up. I hope Italy can take that second place, even if our team seems a bit declining while Scotland seems neatly improved in comparison with a pair of seasons ago; and also Spain or Russia could be tough contenders.
I think Italy just returned to the level we deserve, considering the number of our players and clubs; the second place in the Six Nations 2019 and the fifth place in the world ranking were a sort of miracle, almost hard to understand.
A mysterious entity is also France: they're able to almost defeat England in England and to finish third in the World Cup, but they're also able to lost heavily in Italy (2019) and to draw with Scotland

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Re: 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup

Postby victorsra » Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 19:59

Just an idea, I think maybe, to reduce the number of matches to be played in the rest of the Qualy and to used "bubbles" better, maybe they could do only two tournaments:

- Asia/Oceania - 4 teams, semi finals, final: Japan, HK, Kazakhstan and Samoa. Wednesday/Saturday. By March. Best Asian = RWC, Runners up = Repechage.
- Europa/Africa/Americas - 8 teams, quarter finals, semi finals, final: Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Colombia and Kenya. Saturday]Wednesday/Sunday. Late March/Early April. Best European = RWC, Runners up = Repechage;
- Final match, @best ranked country (most likely Europe). Late April.

And that's it.

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