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Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:46 pm

Seeing reports that Fiji are entering the 6 Nations along with possibly Japan for a mini tournament in place of the normal autumn internationals.

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 pm

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by kk20gb30 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:55 am

Apparently not the actual competition , but a separate one off tournament involving 'Six Nation' participants placed presumably in the proposed new international window (believe Nov - Dec 2020).

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by JP14 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am

The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by wormus » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am

JP14 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
The French are never happy it is their nature!

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:58 am

wormus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am
JP14 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
The French are never happy it is their nature!
The French clubs like their season the way it is. They are very resistant to change. I have to see their point the new extended test window is about seven weeks long isn't it? We effectively get back to the season we're already behind on and then the is internationals go away for seven weeks, five games and two rest weeks I think. It's a profit making exercise for the unions which they need after the pandemic.

The dates are the 24th October to 5th December. For the English clubs that means if rugby is returning mid November we won't see home nations internationals for the first fourish games. They'll also miss the last few weeks of pre season.

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by Mark62 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:16 am

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:58 am
wormus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am
JP14 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
The French are never happy it is their nature!
The French clubs like their season the way it is. They are very resistant to change. I have to see their point the new extended test window is about seven weeks long isn't it? We effectively get back to the season we're already behind on and then the is internationals go away for seven weeks, five games and two rest weeks I think. It's a profit making exercise for the unions which they need after the pandemic.

The dates are the 24th October to 5th December. For the English clubs that means if rugby is returning mid November we won't see home nations internationals for the first fourish games. They'll also miss the last few weeks of pre season.
Being selfish, it’s another indicator of our excellent recruitment that we’ll be missing at most 3 England players, though you could add a couple of Fijians to that, if this proposal comes to fruition

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by TomWeston » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:17 am

wormus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am
JP14 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
The French are never happy it is their nature!
That French hooker we had was a good egg as well; his sojourn (derivation - French ‘sejour’) in Leicester even got him sufficiently fluent in English to be able to commentate on rugby.

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:47 am

TomWeston wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:17 am
wormus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am
JP14 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
The French are not happy with the test window proposals.
The French are never happy it is their nature! S
That French hooker we had was a good egg as well; his sojourn (derivation - French ‘sejour’) in Leicester even got him sufficiently fluent in English to be able to commentate on rugby.

Still off the subject of this thread, former Tiger Benjamin Kayser was indeed a top notch hooker (37 appearances for the XV de France). As for the question of Fiji participating in the 6N, I can’t really see any valid reason why they should. World Rugby, or whatever it’s called, would be obliged to support them financially and I they’re probably strapped for cash too. If they do join, then teams like Georgia won’t be too happy as they probably think they should be first in line - maybe at the expense of Italy. Maybe the time has come for a two-tier 6N to include Fiji, Japan, Georgia, Samoa. Isn’t Germany an up and coming team too?
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by Old Hob » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:54 am

Spain? Canada? USA?
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:03 am

Old Hob wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:54 am
Spain? Canada? USA?
Yes!
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by jgriffin » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:58 am

For Tom Weston - there's a BBC article that covers the same ground in May.
The French?
https://tinyurl.com/y32mrg64

We are probably fortunate that rugby is a minority sport on TV, otherwise the current COVID chaos could badly interfere with governance, with other venture/hedge types entering the fray.

Any competition that brings benefit to the SSIslanders, exploited for decades, is good in my eyes.
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by TomWeston » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:39 am

Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:47 am
TomWeston wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:17 am
wormus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am


The French are never happy it is their nature! S
That French hooker we had was a good egg as well; his sojourn (derivation - French ‘sejour’) in Leicester even got him sufficiently fluent in English to be able to commentate on rugby.

Still off the subject of this thread, former Tiger Benjamin Kayser was indeed a top notch hooker (37 appearances for the XV de France). As for the question of Fiji participating in the 6N, I can’t really see any valid reason why they should. World Rugby, or whatever it’s called, would be obliged to support them financially and I they’re probably strapped for cash too. If they do join, then teams like Georgia won’t be too happy as they probably think they should be first in line - maybe at the expense of Italy. Maybe the time has come for a two-tier 6N to include Fiji, Japan, Georgia, Samoa. Isn’t Germany an up and coming team too?
As the moderators here have truncated part of my previous post, I'm glad you got to it before they did, and even happier to give them more censorship opportunities!

Posted too soon! Your post has had part of mine removed as well!! I hope the moderators are as quick to act on what they deem off-topic comments in future. I've noticed certain posters seem to have a charmed life whilst others like me get short shrift.
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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by TomWeston » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:41 am

jgriffin wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:58 am
For Tom Weston - there's a BBC article that covers the same ground in May.
The French?
https://tinyurl.com/y32mrg64

We are probably fortunate that rugby is a minority sport on TV, otherwise the current COVID chaos could badly interfere with governance, with other venture/hedge types entering the fray.

Any competition that brings benefit to the SSIslanders, exploited for decades, is good in my eyes.
Thanks for the link - most useful. I was pretty sure you would add your twopennorth.

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Re: Fiji entering the 6 Nations

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:45 am

jgriffin wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:58 am
For Tom Weston - there's a BBC article that covers the same ground in May.
The French?
https://tinyurl.com/y32mrg64

We are probably fortunate that rugby is a minority sport on TV, otherwise the current COVID chaos could badly interfere with governance, with other venture/hedge types entering the fray.

Any competition that brings benefit to the SSIslanders, exploited for decades, is good in my eyes.
So as usual inept UK government policies, make EU the scapegoat which the pro Brexit newspapers were always happy to help with. We should probably leave that debate there or move it onto another thread.

I doubt there will be any long term changes to the 6N this will be a short term revenue generation project by the home nation unions as they've all lost a lot of money over Covid. WRU being the big losers as the Principality Stadium isn't available as it's being used as a hospital. Unsure where they will host their games, Wembley being mentioned but that's a bit of a trek. Birmingham would be closer and Villa Park is nearly 43k in capacity. Cardiff City Stadium is 33k.

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