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Super Rugby 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by waiopehu oldboy, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The other big change is that Australia and NZ games have moved half an hour earlier with kick off at 7:05pm NZ time and Australian games at 7:15pm.
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  3. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    The Blues have a horror schedule in that they have been drawn to play a number of other teams that have entered in the competition.
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  4. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    January starts! Think of what that means for trial matches.

    Prelim games done by end of May! We really need to craft a decent season around this. Is it everyone back to club land from June onwards (well, those not playing finals)? Expanded NRC (unlikely).

    Are we get tour games against State teams?
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  5. Adam84 John Solomon (38)

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    Some pretty significant changes with the off-season. Doesn’t leave much time for pre-season, teams will have to hit the ground running.

    So inbound tours in July. does that mean non-wallabies will be back in club rugby from July
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  7. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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  8. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    It was 40 degrees in Sydney on Jan 31 this year. Newcastle was 35 degrees on 8 Feb.

    Going to be some tired players early in the season
  9. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Sydney 7s on that first weekend right? So the Tahs start away from home.
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  10. sunnyboys Alfred Walker (16)

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    The Jan start will only be for 2020. Once the comp reverts to 14 teams and single round, it will drop from 19 rounds to 16 rounds (assuming they still have two byes)
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  11. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    Is this locked in? Lots of talk about the SA teams wanting to play in the North.
  12. Finsbury Girl Dave Cowper (27)

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    The Oracle told me 2020 is the year the New QLD hegemony (TM) begins...
  13. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Tahs taking three games outside of Sydney. One in Newcastle, Wollongong and TBD. They better be careful. They might soon be accused of actually representing more than just the Eastern Suburbs and the Northern Beaches.
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  14. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Newcastle was a disaster last year, Game & Crowd.
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    The Blues hopefully will be a bigger drawcard.
  16. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    They got 12.5k to the Newcastle game so it was actually pretty reasonable crowd wise (in comparison to plenty of bad crowds).
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  18. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The crowd looks awful on TV at pretty much every Super Rugby game. Generally it is because they are.

    The only point I was making is that 12.5k people at Newcastle is not a bad crowd for the Tahs in 2019 (sadly). It's certainly no reason not to hold another game there.
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  19. Silverado Vay Wilson (31)

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    It was also the game they chose to rest players as part of the Wallaby directive. The Sun Wolves were not much of a draw card either
  20. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    "Warren Gatland's coaching team with the Chiefs has been announced but there is no update on who will coach them in 2021 when he leads the Lions against the world champion Springboks.

    "Former Chiefs first five-eighth and New Zealand under-20s assistant David Hill will join the backroom staff as an assistant coach, the Chiefs announced when revealing their coaching line-up for next season on Friday.

    "Hill will join the unit of forwards coach Neil Barnes, defence coach Tabai Matson, attack coach Roger Randle, scrum coach Nick White, and resource coach Andrew Strawbridge, who have all stayed on after last season. The Chiefs announced Gatland would be their new coach in July."

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...oaching-staff-with-warren-gatland-coming-home

    Rumour has it that John Mitchell will have a role in 2021 while Gatland is away on B&IL duties, possibly even caretaker coach.
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