Heineken Cup seeding.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by pwrmoore » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:09 pm

MightyRearranger wrote:
justinr73 wrote:Is there an easier way to Clermont than the fairly lengthy train journey from Paris?

We don't do hiring cars though.
Lyon is probably slightly handier, it's about two hours drive from Clermont. At the minute you have to fly out to there from Dublin which adds some of the saved time back on, but Easyjet are to start flying there (infrequently) from December, so depending on the schedule it might definitely be the best option.
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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:13 pm

MightyRearranger wrote:Does anyone know if the scheduling of the rounds is to change this year at all with the world cup?
1st 2 rounds in November (15-17 and 22-24), otherwise same as before.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by justinr73 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Excitement in the Burns household no doubt

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Dave » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm

pwrmoore wrote:
MightyRearranger wrote:
justinr73 wrote:Is there an easier way to Clermont than the fairly lengthy train journey from Paris?

We don't do hiring cars though.
Lyon is probably slightly handier, it's about two hours drive from Clermont. At the minute you have to fly out to there from Dublin which adds some of the saved time back on, but Easyjet are to start flying there (infrequently) from December, so depending on the schedule it might definitely be the best option.
Definitely maybe!

you'll just have to Roll with It!
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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 pm

justinr73 wrote:Is there an easier way to Clermont than the fairly lengthy train journey from Paris?

We don't do hiring cars though.
Can fly to Lyon and get a train, but hiring a car from Lyon airport to Clermont is better. Trains in France very good North to South, not so good West to East which is an issue if going from Lyon to Clermont. 2.5 hours Lyon to Clermont, 3.5 Paris to Clermont via train.
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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by justinr73 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Neill, have you ever seen either me or my wife in a fit way to drive a car?!

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Possibility of a Bath v Ulster and Bristol v Brive double header.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:19 pm

justinr73 wrote:Neill, have you ever seen either me or my wife in a fit way to drive a car?!
Driving in France can be interesting. Lucky we have one or two guys who actually like doing it! Stick to the train.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Dave » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm

We'll top that group.
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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by MightyRearranger » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:25 pm

If we get Clermont for the double header there'd also be the possibility of travelling through Lyon on the weekend of La Fete des Lumiéres, which I'm told is well worth a look.

http://www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr/en

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:29 pm

3 good rugby weekends coming up. Had visions of being put in Pool 4 with Saracens and Racing 92 :roll:

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by waggonsroll » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:20 pm

justinr73 wrote:Is there an easier way to Clermont than the fairly lengthy train journey from Paris?

We don't do hiring cars though.
Ryan Air have twice a week flights from Stansted at the moment but nothing showing after Oct. Air France fly from Paris and Amsterdam which provide some connections from Belfast. Perhaps the most interesting is to take a break on the way and go Dublin to Porto and Porto to Clermont both with Ryan Air.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:29 pm

Dublin to Lyon is usually the chosen route for those on the island of Ireland for the Clermont weekend with your choice of car hire/train once you get to Lyon.

Can fly to Paris from Belfast and get the train also. There can be Belfast Lyon flights during ski season.

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Post by justinr73 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:57 pm

Some interesting food for thought - thanks chaps.

The train from London worked fine last time but it was a fairly long day.

Went to Antwerp on the train last weekend. Kate Silverton was on our Eurostar back from Brussels.

Come to think of it, I saw Alan Davies checking in at St Pancras when we went to the Racing 92 game.

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Re: Heineken Cup seeding.

Post by TopPoster » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:23 pm

2 cracking away games for me and LittlePoster to go to this season: always enjoyed Hairyqueens (even in the snow) as a venue and friendly crowd and only an hour’s travel. Bath will be a new one for me. Might see if MrsPoster and MissPoster want to come and feck off to see the sights during the match.

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