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Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:16 pm
by Neill_M
Start at home v Benetton next Fri (2/10) 8:15pm kick off. On Premier Sports naturally.

Full list released tomorrow.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:41 pm
by justinr73
Got my fancy ‘alternative season ticket’ this week.

Comes in a fancy box with a badge and pen an’ all.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:04 am
by SparkyClarky
Ospreys v Ulster
Weekend October 10

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:58 am
by big mervyn
justinr73 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Got my fancy ‘alternative season ticket’ this week.

Comes in a fancy box with a badge and pen an’ all.
Is that the wan that guarantees priority non-access to all the big games?

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:06 am
by justinr73
That’s it.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:49 pm
by Neill_M
So fixtures out at 2pm. According to Simon Thomas and Murray Kinsella on the twitter, the season will start as a 2 conference Pro 12 with the Cheetahs and one other South African team potentially playing games in 2021 to make it a Pro 14 again. Southern Kings are toast so to speak. How you go from 12 to 14 sides mid season, unsure.

Pro 16 for 2021/22 with 4 South African sides in the tournament. May be the 4 Super Rugby sides, may be the top 4 from the Super Rugby/Currie Cup combo competition which is running from October to January (Bulls, Sharks, Lions, Stormers, Cheetahs, Griquas and Pumas).

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:39 pm
by solidarity
Here's the BBC's update on the Pro14, with respect to the Saffers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54265930 As Neill says, how they will move from 12 to 14 in mid-season is anybody's guess.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:15 pm
by Neill_M
ROUND 1 FRI 02 OCT · 20:15 ULSTER VS BENETTON
ROUND 2 SAT 10 OCT · 17:15 OSPREYS VS ULSTER
ROUND 3 SUN 25 OCT · 15:00 ULSTER VS DRAGONS
ROUND 4 MON 02 NOV · 18:00 CARDIFF BLUES VS ULSTER
ROUND 5 MON 09 NOV · 20:15 ULSTER VS GLASGOW WARRIORS
ROUND 6 MON 16 NOV · 18:00 ZEBRE VS ULSTER
ROUND 7 SUN 22 NOV · 19:35 ULSTER VS SCARLETS
ROUND 8 MON 30 NOV · 20:15 EDINBURGH VS ULSTER
ROUND 9 SAT 26 DEC · 00:00 CONNACHT VS ULSTER
ROUND 10 SAT 02 JAN · 00:00 ULSTER VS MUNSTER
ROUND 11 SAT 09 JAN · 00:00 LEINSTER VS ULSTER

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm
by germcevoy
Monday’s will be a novelty.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:26 pm
by Neill_M
Monday games due to avoid a clash with the International Games 6N and Autumn Nations Cup

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:05 pm
by justinr73
germcevoy wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Monday’s will be a novelty.
So will the midnight kickoffs.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:07 pm
by Neill_M
justinr73 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:05 pm
germcevoy wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Monday’s will be a novelty.
So will the midnight kickoffs.
Behave😉😂, you know rounds 9-11 are only scheduled re a weekend, no issue with the Monday games given there is 2 hopes Bob and No, of crowds for the games for 1st 8 rounds.

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:41 pm
by solidarity
Round 4 on the day before the US elections. Could our result swing the vote one way or the other?

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:55 pm
by DHK
Any idea why we are in Leinster's group again? I would have thought being losing finalists would have made us the Irish No 2 seeds and therefore drawn with either Connacht or Munster?

Re: Fixtures 2020/21

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 pm
by Neill_M
DHK wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Any idea why we are in Leinster's group again? I would have thought being losing finalists would have made us the Irish No 2 seeds and therefore drawn with either Connacht or Munster?
We are in year 2 of the current conference set up so they stay the same. Will in theory readjust them for 21/22 and the new Pro 16 set up.