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Re: European Rugby Champions Cup

Postby simonokeeffe » May 18th, 2017, 6:18 pm

I joked about it but it might be with one eye on expanding Pro12
Other options are a kick up the arse for the Italians but good Challenge Cup runs and home wins would do more for them

I crunched the numbers before on here but when there were 2 Italian teams their pools only produced an average of one best runner up. But with 20 teams not 24 the one is almost guaranteed now
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: European Rugby Champions Cup

Postby neiliog93 » May 18th, 2017, 6:23 pm

It's a good idea, I'm not sure how the mandatory Italian presence really develops the game there and they drag the competition down. Also good for Irish provinces (well, probably Connacht, and maybe Ulster in a poor season), finishing in the top 7 but missing out on ECC qualification.
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Re: European Rugby Champions Cup

Postby Peg Leg » May 18th, 2017, 9:55 pm

So do IRFU, SRU & WRU split FIR's share or does it just automatically make it's way to LNR and PR? The problem with Italian rugby is the FIR. They must be getting a serious wedge of cash from all of the euro club comps and the 6N.
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Re: European Rugby Champions Cup

Postby rooster » May 19th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Would be interesting to know what the split for everyone is now that the guarantee the PRO12 of not being worse off than in old system has run out, the sponsorship money certainly is under pressure as is once from ticket sales
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Re: European Rugby Champions Cup

Postby simonokeeffe » May 19th, 2017, 4:05 pm

Am guessing Italians are getting the short straw here as its not like they can play somewhere else for more money even with a reduction
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