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by Neill_M
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Looking at La Rochelle for a trip in Dec/Jan. Flights from Belfast to Paris arrive late so would need an overnight at CDG. The onward train is also a bit convoluted with only a couple of TCVs going south that connect to La Rochelle. The others need a change of stations in Paris. Maybe a better rout...
by Neill_M
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Looking at La Rochelle for a trip in Dec/Jan. Flights from Belfast to Paris arrive late so would need an overnight at CDG. The onward train is also a bit convoluted with only a couple of TCVs going south that connect to La Rochelle. The others need a change of stations in Paris. Maybe a better rout...
by Neill_M
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Many thanks Neill and BR. As clear a summary and rationale as I've ever seen. If I was in control, I'd go for 8 groups of 3 (one URC, one English, one French in each) playing home and away, no seeding (cup competitions are all about the luck of the draw), winners into the quarter finals. By all mea...
by Neill_M
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Looking at La Rochelle for a trip in Dec/Jan. Flights from Belfast to Paris arrive late so would need an overnight at CDG. The onward train is also a bit convoluted with only a couple of TCVs going south that connect to La Rochelle. The others need a change of stations in Paris. Maybe a better rout...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

I know it’s just the luck of the draw, but it’s a bit of a farce that the Prem, URC, Top 14 and champions cup winners are all in the same conference [emoji2357] (And of course it’s the same one Ulster are in) Does it not also mean we can't play them in the first knockout round with conference A pla...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Can somebody help me to understand why we have this convoluted system of matches? How do they choose who plays who? What are the advantages of this system? What's wrong with wee groups of four as before? Answers on a postcard... They have kept the COVID solution with very few sides exiting at pool ...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland ? in New Zealand
Replies: 42
Views: 2174

Re: Ireland ? in New Zealand

In a similar theme to previous post, if you don't have Sky, a one off monthly sub for all the Sky Sports channels of £33 via Now TV would cover all of the July tests for Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Stormers v Ulster Saturday June 11 2pm UK Time Premier Sports / RTE / URC TV / Super Sport
Replies: 220
Views: 14736

Re: Stormers v Ulster Saturday June 11 2pm UK Time Premier Sports / RTE / URC TV / Super Sport

Two week ban (served) for Adre Smith for his red card. Deemed reckless but not deliberate.
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: U20s Summer Series
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: U20s Summer Series

IRELAND U20 Team & Replacements (v South Africa U20, U20 Six Nations Summer Series – Pool A, Payanini Rugby Centre, Wednesday, June 29, kick-off 8pm local time/7pm Irish time): 15. Patrick Campbell (Young Munster RFC/Munster) 14. Aitzol King (Clontarf FC/Leinster) 13. Fionn Gibbons (UCD RFC/Lein...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Aye,.played plenty against Lancs. But I believe Sale is Cheshire. I see Scarlets have the Cheetahs in the Bic. Some joined up thinking could allow them to play 3 games in SA. Won't happen, like, but it could. Cheetahs are playing their home games in Italy. Indeed - Parma - current Cheetahs DoR Fran...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Holiday flights and airport shambles
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Holiday flights and airport shambles

Had a fantastic 10 night trip to Amsterdam and Berlin. Local trains, buses, underground, canal boats etc were all excellent (albeit it was weird when we all had to mask up on the train between the two cities as we entered German territory). In Germany, over the summer, it’s NINE EUROS A MONTH to us...
by Neill_M
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Good draw, a new away weekend and a very good away weekend.
by Neill_M
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Draw tomorrow from Noon on EPCR Website. Challenge Cup 1st then Heineken Cup from 12:25pm approximately.
by Neill_M
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: U20s Summer Series
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: U20s Summer Series

Link for Wednesday's game v South Africa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WGJQDY_V_s
by Neill_M
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Rugby on the Box
Replies: 329
Views: 51874

Re: Rugby on the Box

Wed Jun 29 – Sat Jul 2 (Information accurate at time of posting, subject to change) International Rugby Wed Jun 29 8:05am Maori All Blacks v Ireland Sky Sports Action / Super Sport Sat Jul 2 2am Australia A v Samoa World Rugby Website Sat Jul 2 4:30am Fiji v Tonga World Rugby Website Sat Jul 2 7am J...