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Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:10 pm

Tigers' group B
After next weekend's final round of group games, the best position that Tigers can hope for, I think is 2nd.
Quins (currently 1st) are at home to Castres (9th) on Friday night and will surely win comfortably against a Castres team with little interest in advancing.
Munster (3rd and 1 point behind Tigers) are at home to Wasps (8th) and who'll probably finish in 8th. A Munster bp win?
Bristol (4th and 2 points behind Tigers) are away to Scarlets so a Bristol win can be envisaged.
Tigers (2nd) home to Bordeaux/Bègles (5th and already qualified, but with little chance of getting higher). Bp win, please!
Connacht (6th are away to Stade Français (10th), who have probably abandoned all hope of qualifying. Win for Connacht.
Toulouse (a lowly 7th!) are home to Cardiff, so a winning bp is a cert (especially if Antoine Dupont makes his return from injury, as he's expected to do!)

Group A

We'll begin at the bottom (pardon the expression!)
Glasgow (8th) are at home to La Rochelle (3rd). Glasgow win, no bp?
Montpellier (9th) are at home to Exeter (5th) so I can't see them qualifying.
Clermont (5th) go to Ulster (2nd) so they won't move up the table and could be overtaken by Glasgow.
Sale (6th) are at home to Ospreys, but even a bp win probably won't be enough to move up.
Leinster (3rd) go to Bath (11th) so only one result there!
Racing (1st) are at home to Northampton (10th) so only one result there too!

With the crystal ball out, Tigers (with a bp win, of course!) could play either Glasgow or Clermont on a home & away basis on the weekends of April 8-10 and 15-17, I think.
So we can safely book our tickets for the QFs!! :smt002
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:17 pm

I’m gonna throw a curveball and say Montpellier!

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:38 pm

Montpellier don't want to go through.
My guess is
A
1. Racing
2. Ulster
3. Leinster
4. Exeter
5. La Rochelle
6. Sale
7. Glasgow
8. Clermont

B
1. Quins
2. Tigers
3. Munster
4. Bristol
5. Connacht
6. Toulouse
7. UBB
8. Wasps

So would mean
Racing v Wasps
Ulster v Bordeux
Leinster v Toulouse
Exeter v Connacht
La Rochelle v Bristol
Sale v Munster
Glasgow v Leicester
Clermont v Quins

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:13 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:38 pm
Montpellier don't want to go through.
My guess is
A
1. Racing
2. Ulster
3. Leinster
4. Exeter
5. La Rochelle
6. Sale
7. Glasgow
8. Clermont

B
1. Quins
2. Tigers
3. Munster
4. Bristol
5. Connacht
6. Toulouse
7. UBB
8. Wasps

So would mean
Racing v Wasps
Ulster v Bordeux
Leinster v Toulouse
Exeter v Connacht
La Rochelle v Bristol
Sale v Munster
Glasgow v Leicester
Clermont v Quins
Leinster v Toulouse would be worthy of the final. Toulouse would need to be at full strength and a have favourable ref too, to have a chance, but it'd be great to kiss goodbye to Leinster before the QFs!
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:48 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:10 pm
Tigers' group B
After next weekend's final round of group games, the best position that Tigers can hope for, I think is 2nd.
Quins (currently 1st) are at home to Castres (9th) on Friday night and will surely win comfortably against a Castres team with little interest in advancing.
Munster (3rd and 1 point behind Tigers) are at home to Wasps (8th) and who'll probably finish in 8th. A Munster bp win?
Bristol (4th and 2 points behind Tigers) are away to Scarlets so a Bristol win can be envisaged.
Tigers (2nd) home to Bordeaux/Bègles (5th and already qualified, but with little chance of getting higher). Bp win, please!
Connacht (6th are away to Stade Français (10th), who have probably abandoned all hope of qualifying. Win for Connacht.
Toulouse (a lowly 7th!) are home to Cardiff, so a winning bp is a cert (especially if Antoine Dupont makes his return from injury, as he's expected to do!)

Group A

We'll begin at the bottom (pardon the expression!)
Glasgow (8th) are at home to La Rochelle (3rd). Glasgow win, no bp?
Montpellier (9th) are at home to Exeter (5th) so I can't see them qualifying.
Clermont (5th) go to Ulster (2nd) so they won't move up the table and could be overtaken by Glasgow.
Sale (6th) are at home to Ospreys, but even a bp win probably won't be enough to move up.
Leinster (3rd) go to Bath (11th) so only one result there!
Racing (1st) are at home to Northampton (10th) so only one result there too!

With the crystal ball out, Tigers (with a bp win, of course!) could play either Glasgow or Clermont on a home & away basis on the weekends of April 8-10 and 15-17, I think.
So we can safely book our tickets for the QFs!! :smt002
All of this started on a separate thread a few days ago.. great minds :smt023
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:51 pm

Scarlets v Bristol S4C Channel 134 SKY Saturday 17:30. Red button for English commentary
Bath v Leinster Channel 4 Saturday 13:00

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:56 pm

Quins v Castres

The teams:

Harlequins: 15 Nick David, 14 Louis Lynagh, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Cadan Murley, 10 Tommy Allan, 9 Scott Steele, 8 Alex Dombrandt (c), 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Viliami Taulani, 5 Hugh Tizard, 4 Dino Lamb, 3 Simon Kerrod, 2 Jack Musk, 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Sam Riley, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Mak Wilson, 19 George Hammond, 20 Archie White, 21 Lewis Gjaltema, 22 Marcus Smith, 23 Joe Marchant

Castres: 15 Thomas Larregain, 14 Antoine Zeghdar, 13 Pierre Aguillon, 12 Adrea Cocagi, 11 Filipo Nakosi, 10 Ben Botica, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Kevin Kornath, 7 Mateaki Kafatolu, 6 Nick Champion de Crespigny, 5 Jack Whetton, 4 Florent Vanverberghe, 3 Antoine Guillamon, 2 Gaetan Barlot (c), 1 Antoine Tichit
Replacements: 16 Paula Ngauamo, 17 Julius Nostadt, 18 Matthew Tierney, 19 Théo Hannoyer, 20 Josaia Raisuqe, 21 Jérémy Fernandez, 22 Louis Le Brun, 23 Vilimoni Botitu

Date: Friday, January 21
Venue: Twickenham Stoop
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Ian Kenny (Scotland), Dave Sutherland (Scotland)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:28 pm

Dupont and up to 10 Toulouse players have tested positive for Covid I believe.
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:33 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:28 pm
Dupont and up to 10 Toulouse players have tested positive for Covid I believe.
If that games off Toulouse probably won't qualify,crazy!

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:01 am

Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:33 pm
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:28 pm
Dupont and up to 10 Toulouse players have tested positive for Covid I believe.
If that games off Toulouse probably won't qualify,crazy!
The Toulouse side to face Cardiff:

Médard; Bonneval, Nanai-Williams, Chocobares, Lebel; Ramos, Balès; Placines, Tolofua, Cros; Arnold, Flament; Neti, Marchand, Aldeghiri.
Bench: Cramont, Ainu'u, Faumuina, Tekori, Brennan, Miquel, Retière, Delibes

A weakened side but one that should beat Cardiff, but you never know!
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:03 am

Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:01 am
Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:33 pm
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:28 pm
Dupont and up to 10 Toulouse players have tested positive for Covid I believe.
If that games off Toulouse probably won't qualify,crazy!
The Toulouse side to face Cardiff:

Médard; Bonneval, Nanai-Williams, Chocobares, Lebel; Ramos, Balès; Placines, Tolofua, Cros; Arnold, Flament; Neti, Marchand, Aldeghiri.
Bench: Cramont, Ainu'u, Faumuina, Tekori, Brennan, Miquel, Retière, Delibes

A weakened side but one that should beat Cardiff, but you never know!
Thank goodness the game is on! Thanks Robes 👍

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:28 am

https://twitter.com/FalconsRugby/status ... Hbl3Q&s=19

Falcons vs Toulon is off due to 9 positives in the Falcons squad, so likely 5 points to Toulon
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by JohnB » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:55 pm

Toulouse vs Cardiff may be off!

Breaking: Cardiff could sneak into last 16 of Champions Cup as game v Toulouse being cancelled, with Welsh side to be awarded 28-0 win - story for ⁦@MailSport⁩ with ⁦@_AlexBywater⁩ … https://dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunio ... rfeit.html

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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:57 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:03 am
Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:01 am
Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:33 pm

If that games off Toulouse probably won't qualify,crazy!
The Toulouse side to face Cardiff:

Médard; Bonneval, Nanai-Williams, Chocobares, Lebel; Ramos, Balès; Placines, Tolofua, Cros; Arnold, Flament; Neti, Marchand, Aldeghiri.
Bench: Cramont, Ainu'u, Faumuina, Tekori, Brennan, Miquel, Retière, Delibes

A weakened side but one that should beat Cardiff, but you never know!
Thank goodness the game is on! Thanks Robes 👍
It might not be now! Just read on Eurosport that EPCR are likely to cancel the match, with Toulouse being the losers.
Toulouse are currently 7th with Wasps and Castres below them so as I can't see either of them winning, Toulouse should still qualify for the last 16.
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Re: Champions Cup - 21st - 23rd January 2022

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:57 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:57 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:03 am
Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:01 am


The Toulouse side to face Cardiff:

Médard; Bonneval, Nanai-Williams, Chocobares, Lebel; Ramos, Balès; Placines, Tolofua, Cros; Arnold, Flament; Neti, Marchand, Aldeghiri.
Bench: Cramont, Ainu'u, Faumuina, Tekori, Brennan, Miquel, Retière, Delibes

A weakened side but one that should beat Cardiff, but you never know!
Thank goodness the game is on! Thanks Robes 👍
It might not be now! Just read on Eurosport that EPCR are likely to cancel the match, with Toulouse being the losers.
Toulouse are currently 7th with Wasps and Castres below them so as I can't see either of them winning, Toulouse should still qualify for the last 16.
Thanks Robe 👍

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