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Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:11 pm
by Neill_M
No change to the conferences for 18/19.

Q: Will it be the same format as last season or will you re-jig the conferences?

A: It will be the same two conferences, with teams playing the other sides in their section home and away and then teams from the other conference either home or away. The one change is we will reverse the cross-conference fixtures.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/...s-out-14860838

From interview with the Pro 14 boss man.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:18 pm
by Neill_M
Interesting to note that the boss man suggests 16 is the number of teams which would work for the league best in terms of reducing the number of games played, especially during the AI/6N windows.

At a guess in a Pro 16: 4 sections of 4: Irish, Welsh, South African and Scottish/Italian. Play H&A v sides in your own section to keep derbies and play the other 12 sides split Home and Away - 18 game season. Playoffs could be winner of each section then next 4 best sides in terms of points. Euro spots could be the section winners + next best 3 sides in terms of points.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm
by TinPig

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:33 pm
by TinPig

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:20 pm
by justinr73
Claims the fixtures will be out as the same time as last year - the middle of July.

It was actually 8 August.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:55 pm
by Neill_M
justinr73 wrote:Claims the fixtures will be out as the same time as last year - the middle of July.

It was actually 8 August.


Aye. Think they meant last normal summer without new teams joining etc.

Top 14 fixtures out Thursday, Premiership Friday.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:08 pm
by Neill_M
Wayne Pivac, the Scarlets coach to replace Warren Gatland as Welsh boss after RWC next year.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:49 pm
by BR
Peace may be about to break out between WRU and RRW.

Read Simon Thomas's piece regarding a new deal and additional funding for pro rugby.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:34 pm
by Columbo
BR wrote:Peace may be about to break out between WRU and RRW.

Read Simon Thomas's piece regarding a new deal and additional funding for pro rugby.
yeah good article. Though I liked the fact that they hired a financial consultant to review, and after thinking things through he concluded that Welsh rugby needed more money :lol: :lol:

I didn’t see that coming

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:48 pm
by Neill_M
The 3rd 1872 Cup game between Glasgow and Edinburgh will now actually be played at Scotstoun. It is a designated home game for Glasgow, but the SRU had originally scheduled it at Murrayfield to tie in with their "Silver Saturday" concept - a day where a lot of amateur finals are played etc.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
by Neill_M
Sam Warburton calling it a day. Too many injuries.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:19 pm
by Russ
Neill_M wrote:Sam Warburton calling it a day. Too many injuries.
Forgot he still existed
Waste of talent

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:54 am
by justinr73
So fixtures out at 2pm on Tuesday.

I seem to be taking the Marcel approach to recovery from injury.

No decent trips early on please!

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 am
by Neill_M
justinr73 wrote:So fixtures out at 2pm on Tuesday.

I seem to be taking the Marcel approach to recovery from injury.

No decent trips early on please!


Limerick and South Africa destinations in September. No sign of Treviso which is good.

Re: Pro 14 2018/19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:25 pm
by justinr73
The promise of a trip to Treviso is keeping me going through these dark days.

That and the prospect of watching 5 Tests against India sat on my hole.