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Postby Dexter » March 16th, 2017, 2:33 pm

http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39293.php#.WMqTuE1vjcs

Moving June tests to July is an interesting one. Will mean some knock-on changes to training regimes.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby johng » March 16th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Changing from End of season tests to Middle of the off season tests for NH nations. How does that help?

Otherwise It's just tweaks here and there.
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Postby MunsterSugar » March 16th, 2017, 2:42 pm

That'll mean if IRFU stick with preseason programe that some guys will miss 1st round of Europe. As they only return week or 2 as is.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby Dexter » March 16th, 2017, 4:09 pm

johng wrote:Changing from End of season tests to Middle of the off season tests for NH nations. How does that help?

Otherwise It's just tweaks here and there.

Yeah that's what I thought. Just means it's handier for the SH really?
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby simonokeeffe » March 16th, 2017, 4:10 pm

johng wrote:Changing from End of season tests to Middle of the off season tests for NH nations. How does that help?

Otherwise It's just tweaks here and there.


Pro12 gets wiped of internationals for September
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby MunsterSugar » March 16th, 2017, 4:32 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
johng wrote:Changing from End of season tests to Middle of the off season tests for NH nations. How does that help?

Otherwise It's just tweaks here and there.


Pro12 gets wiped of internationals for September

And even October up to 1st game of European games. Also the November tests moving forward means if a game like Chicago happened again it'd be in October
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby dropkick » March 16th, 2017, 4:43 pm

I think its made the season worse for the NH. If they're moving tests to july, they should have moved the november tests BACK a few weeks but they've moved those forwards. So the internationals will now have less time to get up to speed for the november tests.


I'm sure it was done so that the SH would drop their claims for split share of the money generated instead of the home team keeping the money.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby neill_m » March 16th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Good to the likes of Georgia and Romania getting home games v the 6N teams in the July window. Can get an idea of their ability level with all the talk of P&R in the 6N.


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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby MunsterSugar » March 16th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Can see the likes of Pro 12 maybe go back a week or 2 but that effectively hampers the Autumn Internationals which come forward
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Postby neiliog93 » March 16th, 2017, 6:25 pm

So if I understand this correctly, the Northern Hemisphere club season will start late September, first internationals late October/early November, the 6 Nations will be similar time but may change a bit, the domestic seasons will end mid-June (or early July for France), and the 3-test touring window at the end of the season will be from c.5 July to c.26 July, or something like that. Rugby Championship will be the same, more or less.

So our guys will have the last week of July and the first week or maybe two weeks of August off, before a 6-7 week pre-season for a late September start.

Not much of break!
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 16th, 2017, 9:18 pm

These changes prove that World Rugby have no real interest in player welfare, a bit like the concussion issue, lots of optics, but no fundamental reform.

This structure is going to put huge pressure on NH eigth-week rest / pre-season, which has been validated in Irish rugby at least (certainly the French don't subscribe to it).

At a minimum it will mean absense of NH players from the early rounds of European League competitions. It will also mean European competitions will have to be moved or reformed.

From an Irish perspective it means little or no top team sports in September, the month with the best weather of the year for field games - GAA have already signalled probable move of All Ireland finals to last weeks of August.

Trying to harmonise NH and SH seasons will mean more French Top14 rugby on hard grounds in high temperatures - which NH players are not born to, unlike S Africans and Aussies.

Against this, on grounds of player welfare and social disruption, but I'm only a rugby supporter.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby MunsterSugar » March 16th, 2017, 10:18 pm

neiliog93 wrote:So if I understand this correctly, the Northern Hemisphere club season will start late September, first internationals late October/early November, the 6 Nations will be similar time but may change a bit, the domestic seasons will end mid-June (or early July for France), and the 3-test touring window at the end of the season will be from c.5 July to c.26 July, or something like that. Rugby Championship will be the same, more or less.

So our guys will have the last week of July and the first week or maybe two weeks of August off, before a 6-7 week pre-season for a late September start.

Not much of break!

As far as I know the season still starts early September. Still Pre season games on August. But July is only a 2 test period. November games will now be week 1-3 in November instead of 2-4.
It'll be interesting how much of a kbock on it has on European campaign and the big gap between end of clubs season and July.
Like say a club misses Pro12 playoffs and Europe like Munster last year or Connacht this year.
That'd mean no game between mid May and July but your season still isn't over.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby simonokeeffe » March 17th, 2017, 1:21 pm

rumours in gutter press that if Celtic Lague follows Prem and doesnt play on international weekends then Scots & irish will join Anglo Welsh (developmental) Cup
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby MunsterSugar » March 17th, 2017, 1:24 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:rumours in gutter press that if Celtic Lague follows Prem and doesnt play on international weekends then Scots & irish will join Anglo Welsh (developmental) Cup

And leave Pro12 or what does that mean? Try squeeze more games in?
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby ronk » March 17th, 2017, 3:21 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:rumours in gutter press that if Celtic Lague follows Prem and doesnt play on international weekends then Scots & irish will join Anglo Welsh (developmental) Cup


Probably unlikely. It would be glorified B&I Cup.

If the calendar is under pressure the Pro 12 finals would be a quick 2 weeks that are easy pickings.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby simonokeeffe » March 17th, 2017, 3:30 pm

ronk wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:rumours in gutter press that if Celtic Lague follows Prem and doesnt play on international weekends then Scots & irish will join Anglo Welsh (developmental) Cup


Probably unlikely. It would be glorified B&I Cup.

If the calendar is under pressure the Pro 12 finals would be a quick 2 weeks that are easy pickings.


it literally would be

considering how much internationals are away and NIQ limits am not sure how much benefit the Irish sides would get out of it

league games not conflicting with international weekends would be a silver linign of the overall thing though
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby Oldschool » March 17th, 2017, 3:31 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:rumours in gutter press that if Celtic Lague follows Prem and doesnt play on international weekends then Scots & irish will join Anglo Welsh (developmental) Cup

PR from the League.
The PRO12 has been consistently targeted for undermining by the PRL.
They want to pinch the Pro12's Crown Jewels.
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby MunsterSugar » March 17th, 2017, 3:42 pm

If the new changes are meaning longer seasons in a way. When do IRFU implement their X weeks rest without effecting European campaigns etc
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Re: International rugby calendar post 2020

Postby ronk » March 17th, 2017, 4:12 pm

If they're aligning seasons there's always an option of moving the summer break and leaving the schools calendar behind at pro level.
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