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by Robespierre
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Unfortunately, Romain Ntamack will not be available for selection for Friday's final against La Rochelle. He suffered concussion in a dangerous tackle in the semi-final against Bordeaux and won't be considered for the final.
His place will probably be taken by Thomas Ramos.
by Robespierre
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21
Replies: 1036
Views: 95613

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Australia centre, Tevita Kuridrani (61 caps) has apparently signed a two-year contract with Biarritz Olympique, just promoted to the Top14. Could be an important signing, as Biarritz would surely be among the candidates for relegation back to ProD2.
by Robespierre
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21
Replies: 1036
Views: 95613

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Martin Landajo, Quins' Argentine scrum half, has signed a 2-year contract with newly promoted Perpignan in the Top14.
by Robespierre
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 56
Views: 1719

Re: United Rugby Championship

That's a crazy result! Aren't - or weren't, Bulls one of the senior South African sides in Super rugby (formerly Northern Transvaal)?
Maybe they sent a weakened side?
by Robespierre
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

The final is in fact on Friday night, the 25th. Romain Ntamack was stretchered off injured in the semi against Bordeaux following a high tackle, for which the Bordeaux player was sent off, and will probably not be available for the final. This would be a serious blow for Toulouse before Friday's fin...
by Robespierre
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Not sure who else watched it but why on earth did Bordeaux kick the last pen rathr than go for a try? I'm all for respecting the 3 points but on 75 mins or whenever you have to go for it! I tried to connect to a stream but eventually gave up so didn’t see the match. Bordeaux we’re down to 14 and sh...
by Robespierre
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Big Dai wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:49 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:46 pm
Toulouse 24 Bordeaux 21. The Top14 final will be a repeat of the Champions’ Cup final, La Rochelle v Toulouse. Although I’m a Toulouse supporter, I think Là Rochelle may be favourites. Next Saturday at 9.00 at Stade de France !
Allez Toulouse!
Good man, Dai!
by Robespierre
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Toulouse 24 Bordeaux 21. The Top14 final will be a repeat of the Champions’ Cup final, La Rochelle v Toulouse. Although I’m a Toulouse supporter, I think La Rochelle may be favourites. Next Saturday at 9.00 at Stade de France !
by Robespierre
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Play Offs...
Replies: 209
Views: 5644

Re: The Play Offs...

That Chiefs’ chant is awful! Like a funeral dirge. I won’t be the only neutral cheering for Quins next Saturday !!
by Robespierre
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Play Offs...
Replies: 209
Views: 5644

Re: The Play Offs...

And some said it was all over at half time!
by Robespierre
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kevin Sinfield joins as defence coach
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Re: Kevin Sinfield joins as defence coach

Potentially, this could be the key to projecting Tigers into Top 4 contenders next season. Sinfield clearly has the pedigree to be a top class Rugby union coach and if he'll be as influential as Shaun Edwards then the good times will return to Welford Road sooner than expected!
by Robespierre
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

The first semi-final takes place this evening in Lille, between Racing92 and La Rochelle. I reckon Racing will win, although not by many. La Rochelle are missing French international hooker Pierre Bougarit and both first choice centres,French international Geoffrey Doumayrou (hamstring injury) and F...
by Robespierre
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1501
Views: 130910

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

I don’t follow rugby league much, but having heard Sinfield speak, I am pretty positive. As players, league converts generally struggle with the complexities of union, but as coaches especially defence they are often very successful. He seems to have his eyes wide open about some of the challenges ...
by Robespierre
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

ourla wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:15 pm
Still dominated by the South + Paris
True, although Vannes came within a gnat's cock of being promoted and will probably be among the promotion candidates next season.
by Robespierre
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 234
Views: 26394

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

We now know the composition of next season's Top14. Agen and Bayonne are relegated to ProD2 while Perpignan and Biarritz are promoted from ProD2: Toulouse, La Rochelle, Racing92, Bordeaux/Bègles, Clermont, Stade Français, Castres, Toulon, Lyon, Brive, Montpellier, Pau, Perpignan and Biarritz Olympiq...