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Autumn Internationals

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:05 am

Someone asked a few weeks ago about who the oppenents for the Autumn Internationals in November are to be

Pacific Islanders
Australia
South Africa
TBC

One match each Saturday of November
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Post by Dave Angel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:56 am

That's a bit of a shame if true as it would suggest that the PI game originally pencilled in for this summer has been moved to the Autumn instead (though admittedly it does mean that I will be able to see PI play live which is a good thing).

Also, it suggests that the Twickenham Test against Japan has been dropped. OK, it would have been very one-sided but it would still have been good to have invited Japan to Twickenham for their first ever Test match there.

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Post by westy154 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:40 am

Let's hope the 4th game isn't against a SANZAR nation, 2 in an autumn is plenty.
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Post by TigerScrums » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:42 pm

Still think they are games too far but like as ever to uphold tradition.

Give us a winter break from the Premiership to give the competion more validity. Still riles me we lose our best players from supposedly the best league in the N/H for six nations & autumn internationals.

Increase the teams in the premiership but split into two divisions.

The top two from each can take place in the play offs.

Bottom from each goes down! (contraversial) or play off to see who faces the drop.

This will mean less games and allow the internatioanl competetions to carry on with less impact to the Premiership.

I can go on ranting if needed :smt012
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Post by Dave Angel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:39 pm

When you say that we shouldn't have the AIs, the thing you are forgetting is that they are as much a part of the glogal calendar as England's summer tours!


They are basically the SH's equivalent of the NH's Summer tours to the SH. They happen because they are the reciprocal of our games in Aus/NZ/SA and the IRB won't allow one without the other.

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Post by Ben the Tiger » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:57 pm

Play against Argentina in the last it would/should be a good test and a good game for the team.
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