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ronk wrote: May 16th, 2021, 2:32 pm This has turned into a cracking competition with some good rounds of rugby. It's also not a procession for once.
I vehemently disagree that it's been a cracking competition. The standard required for Treviso to get wins against the Scottish sides and Zebre is a far cry from what the Irish rounds were. Some good games though for sure.
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Don't the think the Irish Interpros were of that high a standard either until the last round. Still it is undoubtedly a bit of a mini League with luck of the draw to it.
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Since conferences came in, unbalanced fixture difficulty was inevitable. It was just ignored.
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Munster will lose to the Bulls in the final.
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Final venue confirmed for North v South clash as Stadio di Mongio in Treviso on June 19.

https://www.pro14.rugby/latest/news/ita ... in-treviso
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Just watching 3 minute highlights of Lions V Bulls... good attacking play by both sides - but my God - Zero defence from either....
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Now cheering for Benetton!
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If the Ospreys get a bonus point win against Connacht there there's the possibility of a decider between them and Benetton.

Especially if Zebre can do a favour for their brothers against Munster.
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Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
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FLIP wrote: June 8th, 2021, 3:50 pm Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
So a game against Glasgow's 'kids', two games against Zebre and now possibly a walk over against Ospreys - feels like someone is desperate for Benetton to be the winners of the Rainbow Cup!!!
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Xanthippe wrote: June 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm
FLIP wrote: June 8th, 2021, 3:50 pm Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
So a game against Glasgow's 'kids', two games against Zebre and now possibly a walk over against Ospreys - feels like someone is desperate for Benetton to be the winners of the Rainbow Cup!!!
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Xanthippe wrote: June 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm
FLIP wrote: June 8th, 2021, 3:50 pm Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
So a game against Glasgow's 'kids', two games against Zebre and now possibly a walk over against Ospreys - feels like someone is desperate for Benetton to be the winners of the Rainbow Cup!!!

Not sure. Where's the final on?
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ronk wrote:
Xanthippe wrote: June 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm
FLIP wrote: June 8th, 2021, 3:50 pm Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
So a game against Glasgow's 'kids', two games against Zebre and now possibly a walk over against Ospreys - feels like someone is desperate for Benetton to be the winners of the Rainbow Cup!!!

Not sure. Where's the final on?
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So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:27 pm So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
I'd rate the chances of that happening as 0.
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:27 pm So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
Why should someone be sacked for doing their very best in the face of unprecedented challenges? I've enjoyed lots of the games.
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FLIP wrote: June 8th, 2021, 3:50 pm Benneton v Ospreys might be off due to Osprey positive tests according to the42, meaning Benneton will be the NH representatives.
Now confirmed cancelled: https://www.pro14.rugby/latest/news/osp ... -cup-final
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the spoofer wrote: June 9th, 2021, 9:59 am
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:27 pm So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
Why should someone be sacked for doing their very best in the face of unprecedented challenges? I've enjoyed lots of the games.

I agree. There's only so much they can do with limited time and game cancellations. This tournament was designed to bring in money which all the clubs want.
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dropkick wrote: June 9th, 2021, 10:20 am
the spoofer wrote: June 9th, 2021, 9:59 am
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:27 pm So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
Why should someone be sacked for doing their very best in the face of unprecedented challenges? I've enjoyed lots of the games.

I agree. There's only so much they can do with limited time and game cancellations. This tournament was designed to bring in money which all the clubs want.
True and I'm glad that Leinster got a cut of it, no matter how small.
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the spoofer wrote: June 9th, 2021, 9:59 am
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 8th, 2021, 6:27 pm So when is someone going to resign/be sacked for this shambles?
Why should someone be sacked for doing their very best in the face of unprecedented challenges? I've enjoyed lots of the games.
Because they’re totally incompetent. I’m not going to repeat all the points I’ve already made in this thread, my posts are there if you want to read them.
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