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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby nc6000 » June 23rd, 2018, 4:22 pm

How come southern hemisphere teams don't come up north to play two or three game test series in November instead of multiple one off games ?
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Oldschool » June 23rd, 2018, 4:35 pm

nc6000 wrote:How come southern hemisphere teams don't come up north to play two or three game test series in November instead of multiple one off games ?

Geography.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Oldschool » June 23rd, 2018, 4:41 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:Not sure why anyone bothers playing in NZ. They are refd out of the game. Waste of time

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You don't have to be in NZ to be reffed out out a game when playing NZ. Cast your mind back to the last time they played us in the Ariva.
Their violent play went unchecked and the ref wouldn't go to the TMO to check a forward pass in the lead up to a crucial try in what was a tight game.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby TerenureJim » June 24th, 2018, 8:48 am

False dawn from Scotland v Argentina? We've seen Argentina go like this between world cups before and still come together and be a force when it matters on the biggest stage.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Fan with smartphone » June 24th, 2018, 9:29 am

Equal parts Scotland good, Argentina bad. I thought Wales had looked impressive v Argentina, but will have to dampen that after last night. Argentina were really poor. Scotland definitely reacted to last week and they’ve a lot of pace in their side - Horne at 9, Hastings, Grigg, Kinghorn and Hogg. But Argentina were shambolic.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Ruckedtobits » June 24th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Another result worth noting is the comprehensive 28-0 defeat of Georgia by Japan in Toyota. With three tries to nil in very wet conditions, the 11th ranked team in the world saw off the team ranked one below them. This victory will also have enhanced the confidence of the World Cup hosts. Nobody should underestimate just how difficult they will be in front of their home supporters.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby leinsterforever » June 24th, 2018, 11:54 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Another result worth noting is the comprehensive 28-0 defeat of Georgia by Japan in Toyota. With three tries to nil in very wet conditions, the 11th ranked team in the world saw off the team ranked one below them. This victory will also have enhanced the confidence of the World Cup hosts. Nobody should underestimate just how difficult they will be in front of their home supporters.


Absolutely. Joseph and Brown showed what a quality coaching duo they were in winning Super Rugby with the Highlanders
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby jimbobjoe » June 25th, 2018, 9:28 am

nc6000 wrote:How come southern hemisphere teams don't come up north to play two or three game test series in November instead of multiple one off games ?


I read somewhere recently that SANZAR prefer test series' as they sell more tickets for them due to the mini rivalry they build up. Northern hemisphere unions prefer variety of opposition when at home.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Oldschool » June 25th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Fan with smartphone wrote:Equal parts Scotland good, Argentina bad. I thought Wales had looked impressive v Argentina, but will have to dampen that after last night. Argentina were really poor. Scotland definitely reacted to last week and they’ve a lot of pace in their side - Horne at 9, Hastings, Grigg, Kinghorn and Hogg. But Argentina were shambolic.

Maybe the new recruit to the Leinster coaching team has voted with his feet.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby Fan with smartphone » June 25th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Maybe indeed. It’s interesting, because the jaguars have been going fairly well in super rugby. They’ve been beating teams away from home. Teams that include a lot of the players who we have battled with and who have given England a bit of a trimming. Jaguars can be a frustrating team to watch sometimes mind you too. They’d beat themselves at times, but there is quite a discrepancy in the level of performance.

Sunwolves have definitely improved too. Michael Leitch is probably my favourite player outside of Ireland and he is a big addition for them. They have continuity between national and franchise management which presumably is helping too.
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Re: Summer Internationals 2018.

Postby paddyor » June 25th, 2018, 11:39 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:
nc6000 wrote:How come southern hemisphere teams don't come up north to play two or three game test series in November instead of multiple one off games ?


I read somewhere recently that SANZAR prefer test series' as they sell more tickets for them due to the mini rivalry they build up. Northern hemisphere unions prefer variety of opposition when at home.

Plus geography
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