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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by justinr73 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 pm

What’s the email from Glasgow Warriors about?

New era starting tomorrow morning or something?

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Neill_M » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:00 pm

justinr73 wrote:What’s the email from Glasgow Warriors about?

New era starting tomorrow morning or something?
Looks like a rebranding exercise, new name/logo etc.

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by justinr73 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:24 am

Well they're still Warriors then.

With a new logo.

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 am

Looks like a branding change enforced by the P.C brigade gone mad.

The Warrior on their badge is now a Viking warrior and a quick video released to show the connection.

Could this have anything to do with Canterbury dropping Crusaders from their name? Doubt it but why else rebrand.

Did the English find the previous Warrior offensive.... the world is on its ass.
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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by justinr73 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:55 am

I didn't.

Edinburgh performed a similar exercise last year.

Presumably the SRFU had earmarked some budget to do the same at Scotstoun.

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Neill_M » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am

Struggling to see the point of this rebranding exercise, unless as you say they could do it as they were given cash etc.

Didn't know that the Crusaders were actively looking at a rebrand (given what happened in Christchurch their base of operations, maybe not a surprise).

The one the "PC" brigade you would think would be outraged at is Exeter's current branding with the name Chiefs and their 2nd team called the Braves etc.

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:10 am

Not sure if it is set in stone yet Neill but there is a bit of talk about it, as you say post Christchurch terrorist attacks

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/sport ... 20-season/

Personally I don't think they need to, but that's just me.
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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Dave » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:03 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:Not sure if it is set in stone yet Neill but there is a bit of talk about it, as you say post Christchurch terrorist attacks

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/sport ... 20-season/

Personally I don't think they need to, but that's just me.
You would have to wonder how they came up with the idea to identify a rugby club with an 11th century religious conflict. In a 1000 years will they name a team after the Troubles?

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Jackie Brown » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:57 pm

Dave wrote:
UlsterNo9 wrote:Not sure if it is set in stone yet Neill but there is a bit of talk about it, as you say post Christchurch terrorist attacks

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/sport ... 20-season/

Personally I don't think they need to, but that's just me.
You would have to wonder how they came up with the idea to identify a rugby club with an 11th century religious conflict. In a 1000 years will they name a team after the Troubles?

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 pm

Latest unofficial conferences for 2019/20.

https://twitter.com/simonrug/status/1138818178082062336

Conference A

Glasgow (Scotland 1)
Leinster (Ireland 2)
Ulster (Ireland 3)
Ospreys (Wales 1)
Dragons (Wales 4)
Zebre (Italy 2)
Cheetahs (South Africa 1)

Conference B

Edinburgh (Scotland 2)
Munster (Ireland 1)
Connacht (Ireland 4)
Cardiff Blues (Wales 2)
Scarlets (Wales 3)
Benetton (Italy 1)
Southern Kings (South Africa 2)

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Jackie Brown » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:50 pm

That should be two separate leagues! Conference B is a piece of pish

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:54 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:Looks like a branding change enforced by the P.C brigade gone mad.

The Warrior on their badge is now a Viking warrior and a quick video released to show the connection.

Could this have anything to do with Canterbury dropping Crusaders from their name? Doubt it but why else rebrand.

Did the English find the previous Warrior offensive.... the world is on its ass.
Video appears to say he's NOT a viking - Glasgow Warriors defeated the vikings, apparently. (Home advantage and a Scottish referee, probably). :lol:

Presumably the previous badge looked too much like a viking.

New one just looks like a hairy viking to me. :roll:

Final line of the video tells you all you need to know:
"In 2019 a new era starts for the Warriors. Scotstown Stadium is their home - their fortress - and to defend it, they will do whatever it takes!"
They don't add, "and that includes cheating as and when necessary, or just because they can" :duck:
Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:56 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:That should be two separate leagues! Conference B is a piece of pish
With Benetton to walk it by a country mile ...
Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
UlsterNo9 wrote:Looks like a branding change enforced by the P.C brigade gone mad.

The Warrior on their badge is now a Viking warrior and a quick video released to show the connection.

Could this have anything to do with Canterbury dropping Crusaders from their name? Doubt it but why else rebrand.

Did the English find the previous Warrior offensive.... the world is on its ass.
Video appears to say he's NOT a viking - Glasgow Warriors defeated the vikings, apparently. (Home advantage and a Scottish referee, probably). :lol:

Presumably the previous badge looked too much like a viking.

New one just looks like a hairy viking to me. :roll:

Final line of the video tells you all you need to know:
"In 2019 a new era starts for the Warriors. Scotstown Stadium is their home - their fortress - and to defend it, they will do whatever it takes!"
They don't add, "and that includes cheating as and when necessary, or just because they can" :duck:
It doesn't say it's NOT a viking warrior (it doesn't say it is), it does say warriors defeated the viking warriors.

What type of warrior can be seen in the image below? :lol:
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Re: Pro 14 2019/20

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:What type of warrior can be seen in the image below? :lol:
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One wearing a funny helmet and covered in woad.

The Aussie Mel Gibson?
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