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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:42 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:39 pm
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:05 am
Helps pay BT back revenue for games they missed out on.
Not sure that it would pay BT any revenue back as they would normally only cover three games live on a normal weekend. During the pandemic, they have been covering every game which would be additional resource and finance.
I believe that BT Sport have gone above and beyond what they were contracted to cover to assist with fans seeing live rugby whilst stadiums are not accessible.
Yes but the cancelled games otherwise would be lost potential revenue. By putting them on they have 2 or 3 games a weekend that will be able to draw fans when now they won't be getting any matches to draw people in
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:45 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Tigerbeat wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:39 pm
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:05 am
Helps pay BT back revenue for games they missed out on.
Not sure that it would pay BT any revenue back as they would normally only cover three games live on a normal weekend. During the pandemic, they have been covering every game which would be additional resource and finance.
I believe that BT Sport have gone above and beyond what they were contracted to cover to assist with fans seeing live rugby whilst stadiums are not accessible.
Yes but the cancelled games otherwise would be lost potential revenue. By putting them on they have 2 or 3 games a weekend that will be able to draw fans when now they won't be getting any matches to draw people in
Very good point,but it’s risking a backlog though because I very much doubt we will have any fans this year let alone this season!

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Tiglon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm

There have been suggestions that some clubs were against playing Premiership matches over the next two weekends because it could mean international players would be available for more matches. Great if you're Bath, Exeter or Tigers, not so attractive if you're London Irish or Worcester...

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by chipnchase » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:41 pm

Be great to see a couple of 'A' team games put in against other Premiership clubs which could be streamed through club websites much like the Saracens game a few weeks back.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:11 pm

PRO 14 have got 2 rearranged games this weekend.....
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Grimlish » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 pm

Reports tonight that EPCR will void the last two rounds of the groups in both the Champions and Challenge Cups and move straight to a knockout stage.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... -knockouts

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:34 pm

Grimlish wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 pm
Reports tonight that EPCR will void the last two rounds of the groups in both the Champions and Challenge Cups and move straight to a knockout stage.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... -knockouts
So would be a home game vs Montpellier next for us if that happens

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by loretta » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:42 pm

Not a lot of options, to be honest. Abandon the home and away nature of the pools and move on.
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by JP14 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:38 am

Grimlish wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 pm
Reports tonight that EPCR will void the last two rounds of the groups in both the Champions and Challenge Cups and move straight to a knockout stage.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... -knockouts
What's the point? I'm sorry someone has got to take the bullet, be it the domestic leagues, the EPCR, the Six Nations or the Lions but who is going to blink first?
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by chipnchase » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:12 pm

This please... London Irish v Glasgow, Ospreys v Harlequins, Cardiff v Dragons, Leicester v Montpellier, Zebre v Bath, Agen v Northampton, Benetton v Connacht and Newcastle v Ulster

Just go straight knock out, much more appealing. In hindsight that would have made for a more interesting tournament from the off. With no crowds games wouldn't have been factor as long as everyone got a cut of the pot with bonuses the further you go in the comp.

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm

All group games cancelled in both cups. Who do we play then?

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:21 pm

I would condense the competition too and keep both cups separate. Top 8 of CC straight to a QF and top four of both groups of RCC straight into a knockout. It’s never sat right with me about mixing both cups like the Champions League and Europa do after the group stages.

So
Leinster v Munster
Wasps v Toulouse
Racing 92 v Bordeaux
Lyon v La Rochelle

LI v Newcastle
Ospreys v Benetton
Cardiff v Agen
Leicester v Zebre

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by KUSADASI TIGER » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 pm

By my maths we will be at home to Exeter
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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:18 pm

KUSADASI TIGER wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 pm
By my maths we will be at home to Exeter
Not sure yet ,they will make a decision in the next two weeks. I think my idea would be the best way to go straight into a QF in both cups. I expect 12 RCC teams and 4 CC to go into a mixed round of 16 though which would be a joke!

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Re: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:00 pm

KUSADASI TIGER wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 pm
By my maths we will be at home to Exeter
No if they do it on current standings it would be Montpellier, note it's going to a last 16 in both tournaments.
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