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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by UlsterNo9 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:38 pm

Neill_M wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:38 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:18 pm
Neill_M wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:14 pm
BR wrote:
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Is there anything below the challenge cup?
Of course there is! There's the Continental Shield. Sure isn't that one of the reasons that things were taken from the ERC and given to EPCR - to promote and encourage rugby throughout Europe with the inclusion of a tier 3 competition.

:duh:
Interesting you mention the Continental Shield. The Rugby Europe Super Cup was launched this morning which will basically replace it. 8 club sides from Russia, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia and Israel.

https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/news/rugby-e ... super-cup/
Thanks for the info Neill, strange there is no Romanian team involved, or to a lesser extent German.

Your man Hans Peter Wild than owns Capri Sun was pumping money into German rugby for a while.
In 2007, Herr Wild established the charitable Wild Rugby Academy foundation for promoting rugby in Germany, with the aim of raising German rugby to a world-class level. In addition to promoting youth rugby, Hans-Peter Wild also focused on supporting the national rugby team. In sporting terms, through the support of the Wild Rugby Academy, he managed to bring the men’s national team almost as far as qualification for the Rugby World Cup. However, he terminated his collaboration with the German Rugby Federation in 2017 as he found their organisational structures insufficiently professional to achieve success on an international scale.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by Neill_M » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:55 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:38 pm
Neill_M wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:38 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:18 pm
Neill_M wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:14 pm
BR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:02 pm


Of course there is! There's the Continental Shield. Sure isn't that one of the reasons that things were taken from the ERC and given to EPCR - to promote and encourage rugby throughout Europe with the inclusion of a tier 3 competition.

:duh:
Interesting you mention the Continental Shield. The Rugby Europe Super Cup was launched this morning which will basically replace it. 8 club sides from Russia, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia and Israel.

https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/news/rugby-e ... super-cup/
Thanks for the info Neill, strange there is no Romanian team involved, or to a lesser extent German.

Your man Hans Peter Wild than owns Capri Sun was pumping money into German rugby for a while.
In 2007, Herr Wild established the charitable Wild Rugby Academy foundation for promoting rugby in Germany, with the aim of raising German rugby to a world-class level. In addition to promoting youth rugby, Hans-Peter Wild also focused on supporting the national rugby team. In sporting terms, through the support of the Wild Rugby Academy, he managed to bring the men’s national team almost as far as qualification for the Rugby World Cup. However, he terminated his collaboration with the German Rugby Federation in 2017 as he found their organisational structures insufficiently professional to achieve success on an international scale.
Ack did he not know that a minimum requirement of any rugby union is a lack of professionalism
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:41 am

Heineken Cup draw from Noon UK Time. Live stream on EPCR Website.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by BR » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 am

So who do we fancy?

I'm hoping for Northampton and while a french trip seems unlikely, I'd be tempted by the relative simplicity of Paris.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:25 am

BR wrote:
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So who do we fancy?

I'm hoping for Northampton and while a french trip seems unlikely, I'd be tempted by the relative simplicity of Paris.
Same, too soon since last at Clermont and it feels like we play Leicester every year a this stage.

Northampton in the pool back in 2011/12 was a great trip, managed to get into the working mans club en route to the stadium.... some craic
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by BR » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:45 am

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:25 am
BR wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 am
So who do we fancy?

I'm hoping for Northampton and while a french trip seems unlikely, I'd be tempted by the relative simplicity of Paris.
Same, too soon since last at Clermont and it feels like we play Leicester every year a this stage.

Northampton in the pool back in 2011/12 was a great trip, managed to get into the working mans club en route to the stadium.... some craic
The MK QF trip to Northampton was a cracker too. Only Heineken trip where I've had to buy sun cream, and that includes one of the Biarritz trips where I spent several hours lying on the beach. :duh:
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:27 pm

Clermont and Northampton it is
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:43 pm

Full Pools

A - Exeter, La Rochelle, Leinster, Sale, R92, Ulster, Saints, Clermont, Ospreys, Bath, Montpellier, Glasgow

B - Harlequins, Toulouse, Munster, Bristol, Bordeaux, Connacht, Tigers, Stade Francais, Scarlets, Wasps, Castres, Cardiff

Top 8 in each qualify for 2 legged Round of 16.

Round of 16
Match 1 A1 v B8
Match 2 A2 v B7
Match 3 A3 v B6
Match 4 A4 v B5
Match 5 A5 v B4
Match 6 A6 v B3
Match 7 A7 v B2
Match 8 A8 v B1

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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by tigerburnie » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:27 pm

Well we avoid you this year in the early rounds, good luck, might even try to get to Galway, never been there before.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:45 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
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Well we avoid you this year in the early rounds, good luck, might even try to get to Galway, never been there before.
If you can make it to Galway I'd highly recommend TB - I would say it would be everyone's favourite away inter pro. Great food, pubs and live music.

Can personally highly recommend the Galway Hooker!
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by BR » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:25 pm

Can they not be asred with the Challenge Cup this year?
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by BR » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:26 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:45 pm
tigerburnie wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:27 pm
Well we avoid you this year in the early rounds, good luck, might even try to get to Galway, never been there before.
If you can make it to Galway I'd highly recommend TB - I would say it would be everyone's favourite away inter pro. Great food, pubs and live music.

Can personally highly recommend the Galway Hooker!
^^^ What he said.
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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:52 pm

BR wrote:
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Can they not be asred with the Challenge Cup this year?
Format not agreed yet, English mucking it up with no relegation. There were 14 sides last year in Challenge Cup pool, with Saracens coming up - now there is 15, need to find presumably a 16th side for 21/22 season to have even number of sides etc.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by tigerburnie » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:16 pm

I guess the covid situation will dictate, depends on the dates as well, now if they'd play in the summer I could have brought some fishing kit with me as well lol.

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Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Post by Neill_M » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:10 pm

https://www.epcrugby.com/2021/09/10/202 ... announced/

2021/22 CHALLENGE CUP POOLS

Pool A

RC Toulon, Newcastle Falcons, Zebre Rugby Club, Worcester Warriors, Biarritz Olympique

Pool B

Dragons, Lyon, Gloucester Rugby, Benetton Rugby, USAP

Pool C

London Irish, Edinburgh Rugby, CA Brive, Section Paloise, Saracens

2021/22 weekends

Round 1 – 10/11/12 December 2021
Round 2 – 17/18/19 December 2021
Round 3 – 14/15/16 January 2022
Round 4 – 21/22/23 January 2022
Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 (1st leg) and Challenge Cup Round 5 – 8/9/10 April 2022
Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 (2nd leg) and Challenge Cup Round of 16 – 15/16/17 April 2022

The three highest-ranked clubs from each pool, and the highest-ranked fourth-placed club, as well as the three clubs ranked 9 to 11 from each of the Heineken Champions Cup pools, will qualify for the Round of 16.

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