Heineken Cup 2020/21

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by jean valjean » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:42 pm

damianmcr wrote:
Dave wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Without Marcell we can't score from 5m out. Amongst other things. Seems Hendy is now a doubt. I don't see us having the pack to win anything. Anytime we have faced a decent side this season we have crumbled. I hope I'm wrong but I don't envisage it.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:25 am

Ahead of the games starting at 3pm today, a reminder of the QF draw for next weekend:

Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Exeter/Lyon v Leinster/Toulon
Wasps/Clermont v Munster/Toulouse
Gloucester/La Rochelle v Scarlets/Sale Sharks
Bordeaux/Bristol v Racing 92/Edinburgh

Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Montpellier/Glasgow v Benetton/Agen
Dragons/Saints v Harlequins/Ulster
Zebre/Bath v London Irish/Cardiff Blues
Tigers/Connacht v Ospreys/Newcastle

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:32 am

Difficult to make predictions with no fans in the grounds, you would normally give more home wins than way, but there's more than one might go away. Good luck all

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:51 pm

Leinster v Toulon off due to positive COVID case in Toulon camp. Leinster may well get bye to QF.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:12 pm

France are going into a third lockdown. There could be more outbreaks in the French squads. The euro cups could be in doubt.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dublin4 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:25 pm

Good Friday just got more boring.
Apparently Toulon were all clear on tests last night and the organisers still called it off.
This rugby season needs to end and let us get back to normality for September.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:40 pm

That's the right call. From what I've read 6 players (including the entire front row) had come into contact with a player on the 31st March, who had tested positive. Although negative PCR tests were returned for the rest of the squad, this still allows for the possibility of an asymptomatic coronavirus infection developing between last nights testing and today's fixture. The risk of transmission is not worth the match going ahead. Especially with the SA variant of concern rife in France.

The frustration for Toulon is that they were not informed about this outcome until they arrived on irish soil. They were allowed to play the match on Sunday if they replaced the 6 players. It sounds like they would have no front row if this was to happen and thus refused.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Snipe Watson » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:48 pm

There'll probably be no HEC rugby in France. Leinster's game is off.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:27 pm

Leinster awarded the win.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by germcevoy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:06 pm

Gifted.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Bobbievee » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:11 pm

Will somebody lift the ball so that we can all go home. This is a ballix.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:32 pm

Team Globogym through to QFs. Great bunch of lads.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by jean valjean » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:43 pm

Glasgow out now as well which is always nice. Fancy the dragons to do a number on the saints tomorrow as well so ulster may have a trip to rodney parade in the QF should we get through.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by big mervyn » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:46 pm

How do you make a farce into a bigger farce ...

Still, if we were to end up with a bit of tin at the end of this omnishambles I suppose we'd take it.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:55 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:43 pm
Glasgow out now as well which is always nice. Fancy the dragons to do a number on the saints tomorrow as well so ulster may have a trip to rodney parade in the QF should we get through.

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