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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by loretta » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:24 pm

I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Old Hob » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:44 pm

Just when we were doing well, too. Ho hum. It may still go ahead but I doubt it.
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Noggs » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:38 pm

It can continue without French clubs
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Big Dai » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm

Don't know if this is old hat or not. I'm often behind the times, but it all looks off as far as the French are concerned with cross border sport being banned. 6N in trouble too.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... x-nations/
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Crofty » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:30 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Don't know if this is old hat or. I'm often behind the times but it looks off as far as the French are concerned with cross border sport being banned. 6N in trouble too.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... x-nations/
6N doesn't have to be in trouble, just replace France with Georgia, that way we'll also be able to see the relative merits of Italy and Georgia too...
No, not that one!

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Scott1 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:36 pm

Crofty wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:30 pm
Big Dai wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Don't know if this is old hat or. I'm often behind the times but it looks off as far as the French are concerned with cross border sport being banned. 6N in trouble too.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... x-nations/
6N doesn't have to be in trouble, just replace France with Georgia, that way we'll also be able to see the relative merits of Italy and Georgia too...
Good shout 👍

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Big Dai » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:15 pm

The "trouble" was proposed by the article, rather than yours truly.

On the upside would a two week hiatus actually benefit the premiership? We'd effectively be taking a firebreak?

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by SthrnTiger » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:57 am

Looks like European games are off. Hope they fill the gap with premiership games otherwise that would be 1 game for tigers in 5 weeks when supposed to have 5.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Redstripeman » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:22 am

Scott1 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:36 pm
Crofty wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:30 pm
Big Dai wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Don't know if this is old hat or. I'm often behind the times but it looks off as far as the French are concerned with cross border sport being banned. 6N in trouble too.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... x-nations/
6N doesn't have to be in trouble, just replace France with Georgia, that way we'll also be able to see the relative merits of Italy and Georgia too...
Good shout 👍
...I would suggest in this instance France is making the right call!!!
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Tiglon » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:31 pm

If France are out, let's have Fiji in please :smt023

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Old Hob » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:43 pm

New club anti-covid protocols may help re-assure the French and domestic audiences.
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Cardiff Tig » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:15 pm

I'd be surprised if the six nations was cancelled. International Rugby can be treated differently with fully biosecure bubbles etc if necessary, which club sports just can't do over a season.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by loretta » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:38 pm

Still nothing definitive on this. Watching Rugby Tonight, it would seem the clubs, French league and government keep batting this around. Testing has been altered to suit their demands, but there still seems to be a problem for the clubs. It seems to me they can't afford to just make the decision on their own, or EPRC can hit them with a heavy fine. So, they're looking for a higher authority to make the decision for them and take the responsibility away. The government have only issued advice, and passed it back. The clubs then have asked for clarification. If the higher ups say it’s not safe to travel across borders and clubs can't play, that then also applies to the 6 nations, and it looks like they're unwilling to do that.

So, buck passing stalemate, it's going to come down the clubs to just decide what they're willing to do. If they do turn up, I really doubt it'll be a first team!
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by Noggs » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 am

We need a decision today.

If Frances decision is negative I would support bringing Premiership fixtures forward by two week to free up a couple of weeks for Europe later in the season but such a change will have to happen quickly with agreement from all the clubs involved, a big ask.
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne

Post by chipnchase » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:46 am

Surprised that it hasnt been officially pulled already.

Would make sense to pull some rounds forward as Pat Lamb suggested at the weekend or simply carry on the tournament without the French clubs.

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