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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby curates_egg » January 24th, 2020, 2:27 pm

A brief overview of just some of the issues facing European rugby in the event of a no deal Brexit.
https://lastwordonrugby.com/2020/01/24/ ... ean-rugby/
I've been saying it for some time, but I struggle to see how the tournament, as it currently stands, could continue.
Unlikely to affect this season's competition, given the new timetable, but still.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Peg Leg » January 24th, 2020, 2:52 pm

I have an email from them confirming Saturday 4th
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Twist » January 24th, 2020, 2:57 pm

curates_egg wrote:A brief overview of just some of the issues facing European rugby in the event of a no deal Brexit.
https://lastwordonrugby.com/2020/01/24/ ... ean-rugby/
I've been saying it for some time, but I struggle to see how the tournament, as it currently stands, could continue.
Unlikely to affect this season's competition, given the new timetable, but still.


Does anyone know if will Ulster Rugby be a UK or EU entity after Brexit? They're a branch of the IRFU, but I'm not sure if they're considered a standalone entity and registered in the UK.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby John23 » January 24th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Could Bein and BT not come a compromise on the timings of QFs. Seems strange to have two of them on at the same time or is it the EPRC dancing to the tune of two masters.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby curates_egg » January 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm

Twist wrote:
curates_egg wrote:A brief overview of just some of the issues facing European rugby in the event of a no deal Brexit.
https://lastwordonrugby.com/2020/01/24/ ... ean-rugby/
I've been saying it for some time, but I struggle to see how the tournament, as it currently stands, could continue.
Unlikely to affect this season's competition, given the new timetable, but still.


Does anyone know if will Ulster Rugby be a UK or EU entity after Brexit? They're a branch of the IRFU, but I'm not sure if they're considered a standalone entity and registered in the UK.


Really good question. I wonder if any Irish journalist has even thought of this, let alone asked it?
I can't see how the business side of things could be registered in and operated out of ROI, but maybe I'm wrong.
Is Jordi's wage being paid in Euro or Sterling? I know he's not on a central contract, but I wonder who issues the pay cheque.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Twist » January 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm

neill_m wrote:Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport
Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport
Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One


So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live?
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby TrapperChamonix » January 24th, 2020, 3:44 pm

Twist wrote:
neill_m wrote:Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport
Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport
Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One


So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live?


Just another example of how the epcrugby have improved the running of the competition.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » January 24th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Twist wrote:
neill_m wrote:Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport
Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport
Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One


So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live?


really odd schedule. woulda thought 2 on sat and sun with no overlapping games would be better, no?
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Dexter » January 24th, 2020, 4:15 pm

TrapperChamonix wrote:
Twist wrote:
neill_m wrote:Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport
Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport
Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One


So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live?


Just another example of how the epcrugby have improved the running of the competition.

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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 24th, 2020, 4:52 pm

That's absolute nonsense. What the f**k are they playing at?
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Theleinsterlad » January 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Why in gods name didn’t they set one of those games to 1pm if they were so on for playing three on the Saturday. Plain stupid particularly when all the games could be real crackers this year
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Twist » January 24th, 2020, 8:06 pm

Man City v. Liverpool kicks off at 3pm that day, so that’s the audience diminished further.

Oh, and the fans with the longest journey are Ulster so yeah, stick them on the Sunday.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby neill_m » January 24th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Twist wrote:Man City v. Liverpool kicks off at 3pm that day, so that’s the audience diminished further.

Oh, and the fans with the longest journey are Ulster so yeah, stick them on the Sunday.


All Premier League soccer games scheduled at 3pm on Saturday that weekend. Sky/BT yet to decide on their games etc.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 24th, 2020, 9:34 pm

neill_m wrote:
Twist wrote:Man City v. Liverpool kicks off at 3pm that day, so that’s the audience diminished further.

Oh, and the fans with the longest journey are Ulster so yeah, stick them on the Sunday.


All Premier League soccer games scheduled at 3pm on Saturday that weekend. Sky/BT yet to decide on their games etc.


Maybe that's why they did it then? That game will be at half 4 on the Sunday so they didn't want a clash?

Not that I'd agree with it.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Dave Cahill » January 24th, 2020, 9:42 pm

If both Liverpool and Man City continue to gain points at their current rates, Liverpool will win the Prem if they win that game - so it'll be the main match on the sunday alright
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby Schumi » January 24th, 2020, 9:43 pm

Twist wrote:Man City v. Liverpool kicks off at 3pm that day, so that’s the audience diminished further.

3pm Saturday football games can't be shown on English TV so that might be a good time to have the all English game on.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby cormac » January 25th, 2020, 12:38 am

I'd say that the reason there's no 1pm ko on the Saturday is that it clashes with BT's scheduled time for showing premier league matches.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby tingman » January 25th, 2020, 1:39 pm

curates_egg wrote:
Twist wrote:
curates_egg wrote:A brief overview of just some of the issues facing European rugby in the event of a no deal Brexit.
https://lastwordonrugby.com/2020/01/24/ ... ean-rugby/
I've been saying it for some time, but I struggle to see how the tournament, as it currently stands, could continue.
Unlikely to affect this season's competition, given the new timetable, but still.


Does anyone know if will Ulster Rugby be a UK or EU entity after Brexit? They're a branch of the IRFU, but I'm not sure if they're considered a standalone entity and registered in the UK.


Really good question.
I wonder if any Irish journalist has even thought of this, let alone asked it?

I can't see how the business side of things could be registered in and operated out of ROI, but maybe I'm wrong.
Is Jordi's wage being paid in Euro or Sterling? I know he's not on a central contract, but I wonder who issues the pay cheque.


Hell no - they re too busy suggesting ways to dismantle our Second team.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby paddyor » January 25th, 2020, 3:58 pm

TrapperChamonix wrote:
Twist wrote:
neill_m wrote:Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport
Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport
Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One


So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live?


Just another example of how the epcrugby have improved the running of the competition.

Apparently it had to do with the French TV deal with 2 of the games being shown on FTA.
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Re: Champions Cup 2020

Postby curates_egg » January 27th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Three Leinster players on the longlist for player of the season.
Unsure how Furlong made it on there (and how he keeps making French XVs of the round).
He's clearly a class player but this is definitely his quietest season for us. Some would argue he's not even tighthead of the year at Leinster. Not me, but still.

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