The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:37 pm

Leicester Tigers Away Supporters Club will be travelling to all Tiger's European fixtures, for Scarlets we will be leaving Friday late afternoon and staying for two nights B & B in Llanelli also we will offer a day trip departing 10.30 am Saturday getting back to Leicester around 1.00 am Sunday. For Toulon we will be going by train leaving Friday morning (early) returning Monday and for Ulster it will be a coach & ferry trip with a two night stay. Prices for all later, French trains will not confirm price until middle to end September but over all should be cheaper than flying and more pleasant.

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by cidermark » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:52 pm

The previous version, the European Challenge Cup, was also frustratingly short on TV coverage. I guess it just didnt generate enough interest from Ireland, Wales, Scotland & Italy to entice the advertising revenue.

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by RagingBull » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:21 pm

johnthegriff wrote:Leicester Tigers Away Supporters Club will be travelling to all Tiger's European fixtures, for Scarlets we will be leaving Friday late afternoon and staying for two nights B & B in Llanelli also we will offer a day trip departing 10.30 am Saturday getting back to Leicester around 1.00 am Sunday. For Toulon we will be going by train leaving Friday morning (early) returning Monday and for Ulster it will be a coach & ferry trip with a two night stay. Prices for all later, French trains will not confirm price until middle to end September but over all should be cheaper than flying and more pleasant.
Thanks for the info. :smt023

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by SinE » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:50 am

cidermark wrote:The previous version, the European Challenge Cup, was also frustratingly short on TV coverage. I guess it just didnt generate enough interest from Ireland, Wales, Scotland & Italy to entice the advertising revenue.
There are 5 English clubs in the competition - only one Irish one (Connacht)!

You would think the 5 English teams would attract a tv audience
Gloucester
Newcastle Falcons
London Irish
Exeter Chiefs
London Welsh

Its also surprising considering BT Sport are jersey/stadium sponsors of Edinburgh, Dragons & Cardiff they would be interested in showing their games as they cover the UK.

With so little media coverage, its hard to see how the new company will generate any decent sponsorship for it either.

I think they made a mistake not having teams dropping down from the Heineken to glam it up a bit for them.

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by biffer » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:17 am

cidermark wrote:The previous version, the European Challenge Cup, was also frustratingly short on TV coverage. I guess it just didnt generate enough interest from Ireland, Wales, Scotland & Italy to entice the advertising revenue.
It was nowhere near this short. There were usually three or four games covered each weekend.

Has a French broadcaster been sorted out? It may be there are more games covered by French TV and BT/Sky might carry the pictures once this is confirmed.

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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by Caerlyr Osprey » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:47 pm

First two games kick-off at 7:45 on a Saturday night - another fan friendly time then.
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Re: The Champions Cup - Fixtures announced (Updated)

Post by Dave J » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Just a word of warning to anyone travelling up from London for the Ulster game. According to the East Midlands website the 21.58 train from Leicester doesn't arrive at Kings X until 00.34, normally it would be an hour earlier.

Luckily I have a standing offer of a lift back to London from two friends who travel up by car.
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Re: the Champions Cup

Post by biffer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:If Twickers makes the most £ why have it anywhere else?

PS is there a Welsh Participation ageeement yet?
There you go Bill, signed and sealed.

Now, where are all these sponsors?

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Re: the Champions Cup

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:28 am

biffer wrote:
Bill W (2) wrote:If Twickers makes the most £ why have it anywhere else?

PS is there a Welsh Participation ageeement yet?
There you go Bill, signed and sealed.

Now, where are all these sponsors?
Still waiting for the French I believe.................
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