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Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:37 pm
by paddybrown
The draw for next season's Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup takes place next Tuesday.

If I've understood it right, Ulster, as URC semi-finalists, are in tier two, and will play home and away against one of the tier three teams from the Top 14, and one of the tier three teams from the Premiership - so that'll be La Rochelle or Racing, and Gloucester or Sale. It'd be just our luck to get the champions. Leinster are also in tier two, so they'll play whichever of those four we don't. Munster are in tier three, so they'll play a French team and an English team from tier two - Bordeaux-Begles or Toulouse, and Harlequins or Northampton. London Irish are in tier four (they'll play Castres or Montpellier, and the Stormers or the Bulls), and we could conceivably meet them in the knockout stage, which could be interesting.

Connacht are tier two in the Challenge Cup, so they'll play tier two teams from France and England - Stade Francais or Brive, and Worcester or Newcastle.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:55 pm
by solidarity
Paddy, I'll just let you and others work this out. I can't get my head round the mechanics of this.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:20 pm
by Bobbievee
Likewise
I will just turn up at Ravenhill as instructed and yell against whoever!!

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:48 pm
by UlsterNo9
Hopefully La Rochelle and Gloucester from an away trip point of view.

The Racing pop concert stadium again.... no thank you.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:06 pm
by Dave
Is it on tv?

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:40 pm
by Bart S
When's the team announced?

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:58 pm
by Bart S
Bench looks weak

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 am
by Dave
Bart S wrote:Bench looks weak
Not surprised with all those fatties on it.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:40 am
by Cap'n Grumpy
Dave wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 am
Bart S wrote:Bench looks weak
Not surprised with all those fatties on it.
Where did you see that?

Was it on TV?

When were the fatties announced?

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:36 pm
by Dave
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Dave wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 am
Bart S wrote:Bench looks weak
Not surprised with all those fatties on it.
Where did you see that?

Was it on TV?

When were the fatties announced?
Yeah it was on BBC7 red button. Announced via carrier pigeon.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:24 pm
by solidarity
Silly season well and truly here :thumleft:

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:34 pm
by Bobbievee
Starts about October every year

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:45 pm
by UlsterNo9
solidarity wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:24 pm Silly season well and truly here :thumleft:
Hows many days until the new season?

If only there was an expert in counting days amongst us..... lest we forget.

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:11 pm
by Bart S
Dave wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 am
Bart S wrote:Bench looks weak
Not surprised with all those fatties on it.
Aye. Dan needs to stop putting Fatty Rea on there for a start

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:52 am
by Cap'n Grumpy
Dave wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:36 pm
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Dave wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 am
Bart S wrote:Bench looks weak
Not surprised with all those fatties on it.
Where did you see that?

Was it on TV?

When were the fatties announced?
Yeah it was on BBC7 red button. Announced via carrier pigeon.
I thought the red button worked the same across all BBC channels. :shock:

Ya live and learn, a say - ya live and learn. :thumleft:

Or maybe ya don't. :roll:

How does one get BBC7 anyway? :scratch:

Is it on the red button? :duck: