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Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Southern Kings with financial difficulties and Cheetahs unable to travel due to COVID means we have a Pro 12 for season 2020/21.

Will either be a straight home and away 22 game season with no conferences or a conference based 18 game season.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by rumncoke » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:18 am

Given the current covid conditions and International commitments my guess would be an 18 match conference would suit all Unions in the Pro12 -- last seasons league to be completed -- european to be completed -- 6 nations to be completed.

I can see all 4 Unions say thank the lord for that.
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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:59 pm

Glasgow v Edinburgh on Dec 27th is off due to you know what.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by solidarity » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:01 pm

What's the Pro.12 policy on cancelled games. I assume not 28-0 wins.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:33 pm

solidarity wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:01 pm
What's the Pro.12 policy on cancelled games. I assume not 28-0 wins.
Rearranged where possible then 0-0 result - 2 points each.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by big mervyn » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:37 am

It's a case of making it up as they go along this season.

If it is an 18 game regular season, with 8 from 8 and a clatter of BPs, even at this early stage, Ulster can't be too many points away from a playoff spot. A few cancelled games would probably do it.
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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:57 am

big mervyn wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:37 am
It's a case of making it up as they go along this season.

If it is an 18 game regular season, with 8 from 8 and a clatter of BPs, even at this early stage, Ulster can't be too many points away from a playoff spot. A few cancelled games would probably do it.
Glasgow look terrible, would take an enormous collapse even by Ulster standards to not finish 2nd in Conference 😉

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by justinr73 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:32 pm

Looks like we need to finish first now......

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by jean valjean » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Are the final 5 fixtures announced yet? Unlikely we can top the group now to get to the final so the priority should be to develop the squad in the remaining games. Excited to see the SA teams join up.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Dave » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by germcevoy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:44 pm

Challenge cup run please.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:05 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Are the final 5 fixtures announced yet? Unlikely we can top the group now to get to the final so the priority should be to develop the squad in the remaining games. Excited to see the SA teams join up.

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Ulster are top of the conference. 3 points ahead albeit Leinster have a game in hand. Rounds 12 to 16 will be played February 20 to March 20. Ulster will have home games v Leinster, Zebre and Ospreys and trips to Glasgow and Dragons.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:06 pm

germcevoy wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Challenge cup run please.
Only 2 points behind Gloucester and play them in January so good shot at making Challenge Knockout rounds.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:40 pm

The new Pro 16 from 2021/22 apparently worth £10MN a year extra for the current 12 clubs (£833,000 per club) / £3.3 MN for IRFU.

Previous South African deal was £6MN a year between the 12.

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Re: Pro 12 20/21

Post by Neill_M » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:18 pm

Rearranged Games re COVID

Sat Jan 30

Benetton v Munster 5pm KO (Ire Time)
Scarlets v Leinster 7:35pm KO

Fri Feb 5

Dragons v Connacht 7:35pm KO

Fri Feb 12

Dragons v Edinburgh 7:35pm KO

Sat Feb 13

Connacht v Ospreys 7:35pm KO

Still to be rearranged Munster v Leinster, Zebre v Benetton and Glasgow v Edinburgh. Munster v Leinster and Zebre v Benetton can be played on either weekend of Feb 5-7 or Feb 12-14, Glasgow v Edinburgh can be played on either Jan 30-Feb 1 or Feb 5-7.

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