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Round 1 – 9/10/11 December 2022
Round 2 – 16/17/18 December 2022
Round 3 – 13/14/15 January 2023
Round 4 – 20/21/22 January 2023
Round of 16 – 31 March/ 1/2 April 2023
Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April 2023
Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April 2023
EPCR Challenge Cup final – Friday 19 May 2023
Heineken Champions Cup final – Saturday 20 May 2023

Round of 16 - one off game next season.
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So, one less European game next season? I think the two leg format was a failure and resulted in as many dead rubbers as you had with the 6 group game format, so I can understand why they have cut one of those ties.

I think we need to just cut to the chase and do a random draw, picking two of the qualified teams and make that the final. One game, done and dusted and then we can all focus on the Premiership / Top 14.
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Serb wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:15 pm So, one less European game next season? I think the two leg format was a failure and resulted in as many dead rubbers as you had with the 6 group game format, so I can understand why they have cut one of those ties.

I think we need to just cut to the chase and do a random draw, picking two of the qualified teams and make that the final. One game, done and dusted and then we can all focus on the Premiership / Top 14.
mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:11 pm:?
You can sure, if there many more no anglo semis participants that it will be changed again. And look at the roll of stadiums since the nigels took control, only twickers (their own) and Murrayfield (who bent the knee IIRC) of the Union stadiums used.
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There probably isn’t much they can do about it but the first two rounds clash with the business end of the World Cup so it’s likely to start with a whimper.
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blockhead wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:22 pm
Serb wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:15 pm So, one less European game next season? I think the two leg format was a failure and resulted in as many dead rubbers as you had with the 6 group game format, so I can understand why they have cut one of those ties.

I think we need to just cut to the chase and do a random draw, picking two of the qualified teams and make that the final. One game, done and dusted and then we can all focus on the Premiership / Top 14.
mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:11 pm:?
You can sure, if there many more no anglo semis participants that it will be changed again. And look at the roll of stadiums since the nigels took control, only twickers (their own) and Murrayfield (who bent the knee IIRC) of the Union stadiums used.
I like the fact they've spread the finals outside of the 6N international stadiums. Would be great if they could have another final in a non-traditional country again ( e.g Netherlands/NW Germany) or Italy.
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final in italy be great.
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mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:33 pm final in italy be great.
Supposed to be in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but not confirmed yet as it may not be available in May due to the soccer season being different in 22/23 with the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
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neill_m wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:33 pm final in italy be great.
Supposed to be in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but not confirmed yet as it may not be available in May due to the soccer season being different in 22/23 with the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
Think you'll find it's a lot nearer home than London or Italy

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Barry wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:54 pm
neill_m wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:33 pm final in italy be great.
Supposed to be in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but not confirmed yet as it may not be available in May due to the soccer season being different in 22/23 with the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
Think you'll find it's a lot nearer home than London or Italy

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Is the 2023 final in Lansdowne Road? Is that confirmed?
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neill_m wrote: May 10th, 2022, 1:18 pm
Barry wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:54 pm
neill_m wrote:
Supposed to be in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but not confirmed yet as it may not be available in May due to the soccer season being different in 22/23 with the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
Think you'll find it's a lot nearer home than London or Italy

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definitely easier than Bilbao
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cormac wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:29 pm
blockhead wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:22 pm
Serb wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:15 pm So, one less European game next season? I think the two leg format was a failure and resulted in as many dead rubbers as you had with the 6 group game format, so I can understand why they have cut one of those ties.

I think we need to just cut to the chase and do a random draw, picking two of the qualified teams and make that the final. One game, done and dusted and then we can all focus on the Premiership / Top 14.
mildlyinterested wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:11 pm:?
You can sure, if there many more no anglo semis participants that it will be changed again. And look at the roll of stadiums since the nigels took control, only twickers (their own) and Murrayfield (who bent the knee IIRC) of the Union stadiums used.
I like the fact they've spread the finals outside of the 6N international stadiums. Would be great if they could have another final in a non-traditional country again ( e.g Netherlands/NW Germany) or Italy.
The selections they've made have been a complete pain from a fan point of view, Bilbao and Marseilles are really difficult to get to. London, Milan, Rome, Paris or if you want to go non traditional, Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid - all a lot easier.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:24 pm There probably isn’t much they can do about it but the first two rounds clash with the business end of the World Cup so it’s likely to start with a whimper.
World Cup is in September/October no?
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Flash Gordon wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:41 pm
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:24 pm There probably isn’t much they can do about it but the first two rounds clash with the business end of the World Cup so it’s likely to start with a whimper.
World Cup is in September/October no?
FIFA World Cup Nov/Dec 2022
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cormac wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Flash Gordon wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:41 pm
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:24 pm There probably isn’t much they can do about it but the first two rounds clash with the business end of the World Cup so it’s likely to start with a whimper.
World Cup is in September/October no?
FIFA World Cup Nov/Dec 2022
Have we seen Ed Sheeran's schedule for 2022/2023 yet?
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D4surfer wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:56 pm
cormac wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Flash Gordon wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:41 pm

World Cup is in September/October no?
FIFA World Cup Nov/Dec 2022
Have we seen Ed Sheeran's schedule for 2022/2023 yet?
Or that of Genesis? Only learnt from Gervais on OTB last night, that the aging prog rockers gig in the La Défense Arena is the reason, that Racing match against Team RO'G is being played in Lens. GT went up in my estimation, when he remarked, that if either Ed Sheeran or Genesis was playing near his house, he'd abandon it for a few hours and go off for a walk!!!
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cormac wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Flash Gordon wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:41 pm
LeRouxIsPHat wrote: May 10th, 2022, 12:24 pm There probably isn’t much they can do about it but the first two rounds clash with the business end of the World Cup so it’s likely to start with a whimper.
World Cup is in September/October no?
FIFA World Cup Nov/Dec 2022
No Premier League/Champions League or European top tier leagues. BT will probably be promoting the tournament to the hilt for those first two rounds.
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SoupyNorman wrote: May 10th, 2022, 3:23 pm
cormac wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Flash Gordon wrote: May 10th, 2022, 2:41 pm

World Cup is in September/October no?
FIFA World Cup Nov/Dec 2022
No Premier League/Champions League or European top tier leagues. BT will probably be promoting the tournament to the hilt for those first two rounds.
Yup no Premier League games between mid November and Christmas due to the World Cup.
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