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Prem cup

Post by susieblue » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:43 pm

Am I reading the fixtures for the next round correctly?? London Irish at home 2 days after the Exeter match :smt017

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Re: Prem cup

Post by loretta » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:49 pm

susieblue wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:43 pm
Am I reading the fixtures for the next round correctly?? London Irish at home 2 days after the Exeter match :smt017
Yes you are! A Tuesday!!

That'll guarantee a second string side for the premiership cup.
I've got a bad feeling about this.

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Rugbygramps » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:59 pm

Just hope the previous weekend isn’t a bye for Irish

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:48 pm

Rugbygramps wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:59 pm
Just hope the previous weekend isn’t a bye for Irish
They play Northampton on 26th March.
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Re: Prem cup

Post by Rugbygramps » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:04 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:48 pm
Rugbygramps wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:59 pm
Just hope the previous weekend isn’t a bye for Irish
They play Northampton on 26th March.
Thanks Tigerbeat, so both squads will be tested to the limit. An example of Borthwicks squad rotation bearing fruit maybe

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Ian Cant » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:59 pm

Just don’t understand putting fixtures on the Tuesday when the first weekend in April is free. Totally bizarre!

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Old Hob » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:16 pm

I can think of a number of reasons but whether or not it is deliberate perhaps it is useful in pressing teams to act in the spirit of the competition and field emerging players.
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Re: Prem cup

Post by Hot_Charlie » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:38 pm

Ian Cant wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:59 pm
Just don’t understand putting fixtures on the Tuesday when the first weekend in April is free. Totally bizarre!
It makes sense given the nature of most PRC selections. Clubs will be able to field players who were not in the matchday 23 or unused replacements from the last weekend in March, giving teams the chance to exercise their wider squads. Then there'll be a guaranteed 9-10 day turnaround before the European last 16 ties rather than making clubs fulfil a PRC fixture potentially only 6 days beforehand.

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:22 am

Sale and Gloc etc will be gutted! (If I'm right in saying those are 2 of the teams who usually put close to their gun team out)

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Re: Prem cup

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:45 am

Ian Cant wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:59 pm
Just don’t understand putting fixtures on the Tuesday when the first weekend in April is free. Totally bizarre!
First week in April is not free, that's our bye week.

Quins have their bye immediately before so they are the best placed for it, arguably we're next best placed with a chance to rest players straight after.

Joys of a 13 team Premiership, more matches so others squished into midweek, but also odd numbers of teams so bye weeks

I think Nottingham may be a club who loses out a bit, our loaned players may well be retained then.
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Re: Prem cup

Post by mightymouse » Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:43 am

It’ll have to be a different squad trained by a different coach, Brett I assume, running almost Parallel to the Premiership squad

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Re: Prem cup

Post by Rugbygramps » Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:55 am

mightymouse wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:43 am
It’ll have to be a different squad trained by a different coach, Brett I assume, running almost Parallel to the Premiership squad
Agreed previous week will see 2 x 23 man squads training

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