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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by big mervyn » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:14 am

What happened to all the final round fixtures kicking off at the same time? Edinburgh are potentially afforded a significant advantage in pool B.
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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:48 pm

big mervyn wrote:What happened to all the final round fixtures kicking off at the same time? Edinburgh are potentially afforded a significant advantage in pool B.
The Welsh moving Judgement Day to the last round last season. Yup Edinburgh will know what they need etc to make top 3/Euro playoff.

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:50 pm

I see Sexton is joining the Southern Kings for next season.

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Shan » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:04 pm

Neill_M wrote:I see Sexton is joining the Southern Kings for next season.

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Must be pretty useless if he is going there. Feck sake I'd nearly be good enough to play for them.
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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Shan » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:06 pm

Neill_M wrote:
The Welsh moving Judgement Day to the last round last season. Yup Edinburgh will know what they need etc to make top 3/Euro playoff.
Haven't we already judged the Welsh to be a shower of filthy sheep shagging gowls. What further judgement is required I ask you?
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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:24 am

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... 181071.amp

Worth a read. Q&A with Greg Garner the boss of the Pro 14 refs.

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Flattop » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:10 am

Thanks for that link Neil, an interesting article I thought.

I was interested in his 'one law change', can't see the downside in making the 9 retire to back of scrum however I do think he completely dodged the question when asked to explain why crocked feeds continue. I see no reason to link Matt Hampton's terrible injury with delivering a straight feed, that law doesn't need changing it simply needs enforcing.

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by jean valjean » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:10 pm

rocky wrote:
Neill_M wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
jean valjean wrote:
Neill_M wrote:2019/20 conferences currently looking like:

Conference A

Ireland 1 Leinster 74
Ireland 4 Ulster 54
Wales 2 Ospreys 49
Wales 3 Scarlets 45
Scotland 1 Glasgow 71
Italy 2 Zebre 19
South Africa 1 Cheetahs 36

Conference B
Ireland 2 Munster 68
Ireland 3 Connacht 56
Wales 1 Cardiff Blues 52
Wales 4 Dragons 21
Scotland 2 Edinburgh 51
Italy 1 Benetton 52
South Africa 2 Southern Kings 22
Are we likely to swop with connacht in the rankings for next year with a win against leinster?

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:03 pm

Conference A

Munster
Connacht
Zebre
Cheetahs
Glasgow
Cardiff Blues
Scarlets

Conference B

Leinster
Ulster
Benetton
Kings
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by kingofthehill » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:13 pm

Neill_M wrote:Conference A

Munster
Connacht
Zebre
Cheetahs
Glasgow
Cardiff Blues
Scarlets

Conference B

Leinster
Ulster
Benetton
Kings
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Scarlets swap for ospreys.


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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by big mervyn » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:40 pm

kingofthehill wrote:
Neill_M wrote:Conference A

Munster
Connacht
Zebre
Cheetahs
Glasgow
Cardiff Blues
Scarlets

Conference B

Leinster
Ulster
Benetton
Kings
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Scarlets swap for ospreys.


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Irish teams definitely have it tougher because they have to play more Irish teams.
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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by jean valjean » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:41 pm

Neill_M wrote:Conference A

Munster
Connacht
Zebre
Cheetahs
Glasgow
Cardiff Blues
Scarlets

Conference B

Leinster
Ulster
Benetton
Kings
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Cheers.

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Rooster » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:17 pm

kingofthehill wrote:
Neill_M wrote:Conference A

Munster
Connacht
Zebre
Cheetahs
Glasgow
Cardiff Blues
Scarlets

Conference B

Leinster
Ulster
Benetton
Kings
Edinburgh
Ospreys
Dragons
Scarlets swap for ospreys.


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So actually changing round the seeding for the conferences for next season produced less changes than if they had left it alone ?
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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:45 am

Some very UNOFFICIAL average attendance numbers over the 21 games (attendances taken from Pro 14 site):

The Pro 14 Judgement Day attendance of 51,297 was split between the 2 "home" sides Cardiff Blues and Dragons.

Leinster (including Lansdowne Road Game) 17,084
Munster (Thomond Park Only) 16,670
Leinster (RDS Only) 13,781
Ulster 13,697
Munster (All) 13,205
Cardiff Blues (Including Judgement Day) 9,189
Scarlets 8,443
Munster (Musgrave Park Only) 8,008
Glasgow 7,527
Cardiff Blues (Arms Park only) 7,360
Dragons (Including Judgement Day) 7,176
Ospreys (Swansea Only) 7,067
Edinburgh 6,832
Ospreys (Including Bridgend) 6,812
Connacht 6,013
Dragons (Dave Parade Only) 5,123
Cheetahs 4,343
Benetton 3,380
Zebre (including Viadana) 3,041
Zebre (Parma Only) 3,015
Southern Kings (including Nelson Mandela Stadium) 2,818
Southern Kings (Uni Stadium only) 2,564

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Re: Pro 14 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Munster (Musgrave Park Only) 100%
Glasgow (With Temporary Seats) 100%
Glasgow (Normal Capacity) 99%
Leinster (Lansdowne Road only) 97%
Ulster 75%
Leinster (RDS Only) 74%
Connacht 74%
Judgement Day 69%
Munster (Thomond Park Only) 65%
Zebre (Parma Only) 60%
Dragons (Dave Parade Only) 59%
Cardiff Blues (Arms Park only) 59%
Scarlets 57%
Zebre (Viadana only) 55%
Ospreys (Bridgend only) 53%
Benetton 50%
Ospreys (Swansea Only) 34%
Southern Kings (Uni Stadium only) 17%
Southern Kings (Nelson Mandela Stadium only) 11%
Edinburgh 10%
Cheetahs 9%

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