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Soggypitch
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Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by Soggypitch » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm

I'm sure that I'm just being thick, but there is no sign at all on the Tigers/BBC/ER web sites of the forthcoming fixtures, not even the relevant weekends.

Can anyone enlighten me?
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Re: Champios Cup Fixtures

Post by Scott11 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Sit tight,they pick the groups then it all has to be sorted out with BT.

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Re: Champios Cup Fixtures

Post by Binbrooktiger » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:36 pm

Fixtures due any day weekends are 14 the and 21st October and 9 and 16 December , rounds 5 & 6 mid January those fixtures announced just prior to Xmas

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Re: Champios Cup Fixtures

Post by trendylfj » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 pm

w/e are
Oct 13 - 15
Oct 20 - 22
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 15 - 17
Jan 12 - 14
Jan 19 - 21
Hehehehehehehehe

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Re: Champios Cup Fixtures

Post by Noddy555 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:09 pm

Knowing the dates is pretty easy once the Anglo/Welsh fixtures have been sorted as they have been today and we know that we have Munster,Castres , and one of the Paris clubs can't remember whether its Stadt or the other one.
We just need to know when the away fixtures are so we can start planning our trips. Does Anyone know when these will be finalised?

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by TimwW » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am

I e-mailed them last week. They hope to announce the fixtures some time this week. They couldn't finally sort them until the PRO14 fixtures were published.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by doublecarpet » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:31 am

What has it got to do with the PRO 14 fixtures seeing as the dates were already agreed? I guess thee may be some slight mitigation with travel time to South Africa but just looks like another, in a long line of excuses from an organisation that cannot do something in two months that football can sort in two days on a far wider scale. Abject farce.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by TimwW » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:33 pm

What they need to do is take charge of the competition. Announce early which w/e each group fixture is getting played and then let the other interested parties squabble over the k/o days/times. At the moment they have too much to try and agree on.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by rdracup » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:30 pm

But surely it is so simple. All you have to do is block off 9am Friday to noon Monday for 6 weekends ( in case your team is away on Friday or Sunday evening) and then you will be able to follow your team. As long as you keep them free for 8 weeks before kick off, or in the case of the January rounds 3 weeks you will be fine. Obviously EPC rugby knows that rugby fans do not have other lives so if a few people moan then they can put them in the not true supporters category. And anyway Rugby is just a TV sport and having away supporters in the stadium is not really necessary. European Wendy ball have more clubs, more leagues, more TV companies to coordinate but this is Rugby and it is run by amateurs so no use in comparing with EPC with a professional organisation. Besides July and August is the holiday season and EPC staffers need their eight week break just like the players.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by Scuttle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:19 am

Wow. Cynicism, wrapped up in sarcasm, and surrounded by comedy. How :smt040 Funny
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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by TimwW » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:10 am

Yesterday afternoon I asked EPCR whether what they announced on their web site as "Throwback Thursday" would be followed by "Fixture Friday"? Their reply was:
"Fixtures are coming soon. EPCR can only finalise and announce fixtures for European competitions once the same has been done by the three domestic leagues. As you are aware, the changes in the Guinness PRO14 and the logistical implications of teams travelling to and from South Africa before and after European matches has delayed and complicated matters, with PRO14 only confirming their fixtures in the middle of last week. However, we are expecting to announce pool stage fixtures in the first half of next week."

Looks like:
1. They still don't have a target date for fixture announcements as we've all heard this before.
2. Speculation that the PRO12 of 14 will get preferential treatment on dates/ko times is correct.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by Raimond » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:14 pm

Fixtures released Tuesday 2pm

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by Scott11 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:35 pm

Yeah stop crying people jeez! There was always going to be a delay with the PRO14 and BT getting complete European coverage,chill Winston!

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by rdracup » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:20 pm

No need to chill. Just think of yourself as a passionate rugby fan and therefore at the bottom of the pile wth no status in the greater Rugby universe and life will be easier.

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Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

Post by Robespierre » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:14 pm

If the match dates are favourable, I'll be going to Castres, which is less than two hours from home, and hopefully to the match at Welford Road too. The game at Racing is a possibility too if Easyjet propose a cheap fare!
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