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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Snipe Watson » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:03 pm

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The authorities down here made a complete ballix of the "decision" to call off the Italy match yesterday.
The Chief Medical Oflicer of the Department of Health announced it and the Minister went on tea time news to the same effect without anyone telling the IRFU. Nobody thought through if this applied to other 6N games or even the France v Ireland game the following week? Nobody thought through did this apply to the u20s or the women?
Nobody thought through - could you play it behind closed doors just on telly?
What a screw up.
Meanwhile 11 flights from Italy arrive in Dublin Airport today. Cead mile failte.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Dublin4 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:42 pm

The Minister is reported to be rowing back and talking about the game now being played behind closed doors.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Shan » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:50 pm

So the match is off. IRFU don't want to upset the Irish Govt.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by MightyRearranger » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:47 pm

Was just wondering how much this is actually going to achieve. There are no travel restrictions imposed from Italy yet and assuming that doesn't change how many of the Italian fans who likely already have their flights and accommodation paid for aren't now going to travel? Personally if i'd already paid €500 for a trip to see the return fixture I'd still be trying to make the most of a weekend in Rome if the game was cancelled.

I can see how cancelling local games, like they've done in Italy, could help as people just won't go, but when people have had trips planned for months I can't see that being the case.

On a more serious note, some back of a fag packet maths suggests to me the game is worth around €4 million to the IRFU (50k seats at an average of €80 a ticket), which would translate to a fairly significant financial hit if a cancellation isn't covered by insurance in some way shape or form.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by justinr73 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:09 pm

At least as much as knocking the Ulster game on the head i suppose.

Not sure how many of us were supposed to be going - 200 including the players and press ??

It looks like the vast majority won't now be travelling.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Rovi Snave » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:07 pm

The difference in the 2 scenarios is the Italians would be traveling to a country which is currently free of the virus vs Ulster supporters would be traveling to a region where the virus exists and there is the possibility of infection!
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by justinr73 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:36 pm

Which is worse?

If the Italians coming over for the match don’t have it, then they’re safer in Ireland than they would be at home.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by MightyRearranger » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:04 pm

Have thought about it a bit more and think the decision was a bit of a joke. If it's not safe for Italians to come here put a travel ban in place, if it is let the match happen. This is the worst of both worlds, no rugby and 5000 Italians who'll probably spend a weekend in Dublin anyway. Done in a bit of a ham fisted way too. Reckon the health minister just fancied getting his mug on TV before there's another election down there.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Dublin4 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:54 am

I agree. Ham fisted.
Better decision would have been to play behind closed doors and avoid the "mass gathering" of people that worried the authorities.
Now there is no alternative date available.
I wonder how much of this is tied in possible insurance claims. The IRFU wanted a "directive" that they could not play. I fancy this was to trigger a claim.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by big mervyn » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:15 pm

If the spread of the virus and the reaction to same gather apace I can foresee the rest of the 19/20 season in Europe being totally scrapped.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Cockatrice » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:17 am

So Billy not back with England due to the virus yet training with Saracens... doesn’t make sense. Unless there is a travel ban there seems little point calling off the game.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by big mervyn » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:05 pm

Cockatrice wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:17 am
So Billy not back with England due to the virus yet training with Saracens... doesn’t make sense. Unless there is a travel ban there seems little point calling off the game.
Alliance Park is a good place to self isolate.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Snipe Watson » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:46 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Cockatrice wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:17 am
So Billy not back with England due to the virus yet training with Saracens... doesn’t make sense. Unless there is a travel ban there seems little point calling off the game.
Alliance Park is a good place to self isolate.
Billy has a broken arm. Mako is the one in quarantine.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Cockatrice » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:44 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:46 pm
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So Billy not back with England due to the virus yet training with Saracens... doesn’t make sense. Unless there is a travel ban there seems little point calling off the game.
Alliance Park is a good place to self isolate.
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Billy has a broken arm. Mako is the one in quarantine.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by justinr73 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:20 am

Parisse is going to have carry on forever at this rate.

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