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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 3:23 pm
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January 8th, 2021, 2:58 pm
Could all be immaterial.
The French government could cause the European season to collapse.
The EPRC is proposing measures to try to keep it going, but I think the French are still spooked by the UK variant.
https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2021/010 ... ment-call/
I predict we'll beat Munster in the Final by 2 COVID close contacts to 3 (after extra time)
:lol:

I reckon they should include a coronavirus metric for deciding tied teams alright!

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Would be a pain but can't say I would be hugely surprised. Everyone seems to be losing their s**t over this new strain atm....

We will see and suspect anymore Euro Rugby is a bonus from here.

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Possibly a swab test off could be a way forward to decide the cup, test everyone and you get a point for each negative test, done over zoom of course.....

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Exclusive: final two rounds of Champions Cup are to be postponed with EPCR expecting official confirmation from French govt today. Travel ban on cross-border elite sport will also plunge Six Nations into doubt. Story at @TelegraphSport

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Murray Kinsella reporting the same at the42.ie. Postponement of Heino fixtures could possibly see Leinster travelling to Limerick to play Munster next weekend.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Exclusive: final two rounds of Champions Cup are to be postponed with EPCR expecting official confirmation from French govt today. Travel ban on cross-border elite sport will also plunge Six Nations into doubt. Story at @TelegraphSport
It was pretty inevitable this season wouldn’t be concluded without interruption.
Still a major bummer.
The rugby always helps get through these shitty months.

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curates_egg wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 3:26 pm
LeinsterLeader wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 3:23 pm
curates_egg wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 2:58 pm
Could all be immaterial.
The French government could cause the European season to collapse.
The EPRC is proposing measures to try to keep it going, but I think the French are still spooked by the UK variant.
https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2021/010 ... ment-call/
I predict we'll beat Munster in the Final by 2 COVID close contacts to 3 (after extra time)
:lol:

I reckon they should include a coronavirus metric for deciding tied teams alright!
Geez - if they use predictive points on the basis of where respective squads went to school - we'll be well and truly farged! :D

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Competition has officially been suspended
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cormac wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Competition has officially been suspended
This is really serious for Leinster and there's no reason to suggest the 6 Nations will not go the same way. Financially rugby in this country is very much on a knife edge.
Flash ahhhh ahhh, he'll save every one of us

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Getting back to the rugby for a second......

The papers are indicating that one of the options available now is to abandon the last two rounds and go straight into a last 16 knockout competition. In that scenario we'd be at home to Gloucester. :shock:

I suppose at least it would be a competitive game as the last two rounds were looking more and more like a lot of teams weren't going to bother.

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Getting back to the rugby for a second......

The papers are indicating that one of the options available now is to abandon the last two rounds and go straight into a last 16 knockout competition. In that scenario we'd be at home to Gloucester. :shock:

I suppose at least it would be a competitive game as the last two rounds were looking more and more like a lot of teams weren't going to bother.
Gloucester are bottom of the prem I think. Not doing great so am not sure if it would be THAT competitive.
Worried about 6N now. only a few weeks to the opening game.
Hopefully the pro14 will fill up this weekend and the following weekend with postponed matches or bring the rounds forward while the internationals are still with clubs.

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Presumably it’s too tight a turnaround to schedule another Pro12 match for this weekend? No booze is difficult but throw in no rugby and I might crack!

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cormac wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Competition has officially been suspended
Damnit, I had just finished my draft screenplay adaption of Clermont v Munster. I might have to tone it down to a miniseries now.

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joooooe wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 12:22 pm
cormac wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Competition has officially been suspended
Damnit, I had just finished my draft screenplay adaption of Clermont v Munster. I might have to tone it down to a miniseries now.
:D :D sorry to burst your balloon but I had heard that the movie rights for this had already been sold for billions, leading Hollywood movie moguls were fighting over it saying it was the greatest epic of all time and would make Ben Hur look like an episode of Friends........

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JT is saying they are now likely to keep the last 16 round 'Inter-Pool' in which case we would be home to Sale, with a possible QF V Munster should we both advance.

Tougher test then the original idea I'd say :shock:

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bring it on.

Leinster are either as good as we hope or they aren't.

how last season ended left many questions.

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 9:47 am
JT is saying they are now likely to keep the last 16 round 'Inter-Pool' in which case we would be home to Sale, with a possible QF V Munster should we both advance.

Tougher test then the original idea I'd say :shock:
Who do they have Munster down to play as that club might be our QF opponents.

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D4surfer wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 11:13 am
LeinsterLeader wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 9:47 am
JT is saying they are now likely to keep the last 16 round 'Inter-Pool' in which case we would be home to Sale, with a possible QF V Munster should we both advance.

Tougher test then the original idea I'd say :shock:
Who do they have Munster down to play as that club might be our QF opponents.
Munster to be Home to Clermont!

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