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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby neill_m » January 15th, 2019, 11:31 pm

ronk wrote:A short season causes problems for Leinster in RDS, Munster in Cork and hurts investments in Ulster and Connacht.

Others probably can live with more attention on less games.


One of the complaints from our Welsh cousins is too many games during the November/6N windows.

If you balanced the pools (1 Irish, 1 Welsh, 1 SA and 1 Sco/Ita) with 16 sides, you would be looking at the same number of games as now (H&A within pool and local sides) + once v rest.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby neill_m » January 15th, 2019, 11:33 pm

I take it people don’t think the likes of Ealing Trailfinders will be joining the Pro 14?
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby suisse » January 15th, 2019, 11:33 pm

Some of those proposals are just complicated and that's a reason why many fans lost interest in Super Rugby. I fear they're gonna make a mess of it. This season has been a bit sh!t imo. Far too many useless home games.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby paddyor » January 16th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Wasps have signed Fekitoa.........bums on seats!
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby wixfjord » January 23rd, 2019, 8:15 pm

Good interview with Madser on Luke Fitz's podcast this week.

Talks a bit about relegation and makes the point that it does make teams more pragmatic and makes the league more tense.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » January 23rd, 2019, 10:34 pm

Super Mario signs new deal thought to be around £750,00 to £1 million. Fantastic player.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby johng » February 21st, 2019, 10:46 am

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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby dropkick » February 21st, 2019, 6:47 pm

johng wrote:https://www.rugbypass.com/news/manu-tuilagi-has-signed-for-racing-92?fbclid=IwAR2br_Wuv6-_Wc_zog91Q0Fm-uTLWBT88L7zPELHBs-bXubrAWph-o2AkSE

Tuilagi to Racing



£2.5m for 3 years for a player who has been injured most of his career. Great deal for Tuilagi.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 21st, 2019, 11:37 pm

Good news for Irish rugby. He'll not survive the French rugby season with his injury record and they'll want him to collide with (carrying or tackling) every Basteraud or similiar in the Top14. Shoulders, knees and ankle injuries ahead.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby nc6000 » March 19th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Coach of team currently occupying last place in the league table now thinks relegation is a bad idea. :D

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... ing-fence/
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby Blue not red blood » March 20th, 2019, 7:53 pm

Bloody cheek of him
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby paddyor » March 20th, 2019, 10:59 pm

He’s not wrong tbf. The championship isn’t fit for purpose as a tier below the premiership. There just isn’t the depth in playing numbers and facilities to support pro sides like there is in France. The clubs have wanted rid of it for a while but rfu insisted on it.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » March 20th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Blue not red blood wrote:Bloody cheek of him


Ah go easy on oul Dean, straight as a dye that man.

12th of April btw, is the 10th anniversary of "BLOODGATE" deh deh dehhhhhhhnhnhnh!

Someone should do a "Where are they now" story about the main protagonists.
But we all know where Richards is, slithering around the bottom of the English premiership with a neck like a jockey's b0llix.
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » March 21st, 2019, 12:11 am

You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » March 21st, 2019, 12:19 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNAVaXNoVc

Could it be it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? Could we?
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby Laighin Break » March 21st, 2019, 12:30 pm

nc6000 wrote:Coach of team currently occupying last place in the league table now thinks relegation is a bad idea. :D

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... ing-fence/


Wonder how he'd feel if they announced that they would remove relegation from next year :lol:
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » April 2nd, 2019, 8:36 pm

Sarries are going to be using Spurs's new ground for their annual special game of the season.
Thought you'd all like to know.
Does not affect us in any shape or form but hey, you read it here first.

Would love to play them in the final.
Arguably, the biggest showdown in Heino History bar none!
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby TerenureJim » April 2nd, 2019, 11:40 pm

blockhead wrote:Sarries are going to be using Spurs's new ground for their annual special game of the season.
Thought you'd all like to know.
Does not affect us in any shape or form but hey, you read it here first.

Would love to play them in the final.
Arguably, the biggest showdown in Heino History bar none!


Was the biggest showdown not Croker 2009 two massively supported provinces? Or possibly this years semi the only two four time champions squaring off in knockout. Sarries have bags of talent but small support base and come across as a rich prats play thing very hard to like them
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby Dexter » April 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm

blockhead wrote:Sarries are going to be using Spurs's new ground for their annual special game of the season.
Thought you'd all like to know.
Does not affect us in any shape or form but hey, you read it here first.

Would love to play them in the final.
Arguably, the biggest showdown in Heino History bar none!

But Spurs new ground holds 65k or so... where are they going to find supporters?
Dont Panic!
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Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Postby blockhead » April 3rd, 2019, 12:39 pm

Dexter wrote:
blockhead wrote:Sarries are going to be using Spurs's new ground for their annual special game of the season.
Thought you'd all like to know.
Does not affect us in any shape or form but hey, you read it here first.

Would love to play them in the final.
Arguably, the biggest showdown in Heino History bar none!

But Spurs new ground holds 65k or so... where are they going to find supporters?


From the other team.
BTW its 62K. 1K more than Arsenal's ground.
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