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June Internationals (without threads)

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
So while the important tours (Australia v England and New Zealand v Wales) to this forum at least are up and running, I think it’s fair enough to put up a catch all thread for the remaining tours. The games being played this International period are:


Ireland’s 3 match Tour of South Africa:
11th June, Newlands
18th June, Joburg
25th June Port Elizabeth

France’s 2 Match tour of Argentina
18th June
25th June, both Tucaman

Scotland’s 2 match tour of Japan
18th June, Toyota
25th June, Tokyo

Italy’s 3 match tour of the Americas
11th June, Argentina, Sante Fe
18th June, USA, San Jose
25th June, Canada, Toronto

Georgia’s 3 game Tour of the Pacific Islands

11th June, Samoa, Apia
18th June, Tonga, Suva
25th June, Fiji, Suva

England Saxons’ 2 game tour of South Africa A

10th June, Bloemfontein
17th June, George

Russia’s 2 game Tour of North America

18th June, Canada, Calgary
25th June, USA, Sacramento

Pacific Nations Cup (Round 1 of Qualifying for World Cup 2019 Oceania 1, 2 and 3 places)
Fiji v Tonga, 11th June, Suva,
Fiji v Samoa, 18th June, Suva
Samoa v Tonga, 25th June, Apia

And there are three one off games,

Canada v Japan , 11th June, Vancouver
Brazil v Kenya, 18th June, Macapa

Portugal v Catalonia, 25th June, Barcelona
 

fo!!ower

Chris McKivat (8)
Thanks for the list, that's great. Do you how many of these will be broadcast on Foxtel?

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Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Kick it off with my boys.

Vern Cotter named a tight, experienced Scotland squad on the 10th May, with Mark Bennett being declared unavailable due to a decision to pursue Olympic Sevens. Since then Alex Dunbar, Tim Visser and Finn Russell have been ruled out through injury, and have been replaced by a Matt Scott returning from injury, the vastly experienced Sean Lamont, and new cap/Stormers Center Huw Jones, who was eligible for England, Wales and South Africa.

Props
Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby)
Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs)
WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby)
Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby)

Hookers
Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby)
Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby)

Lock
Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)
Richie Gray (Castres/Toulouse)
Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)

Back Row
John Barclay (Scarlets)
Dave Denton (Bath)
John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby)
Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors)
Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)

Halfbacks
Grieg Laidlaw (Gloucester Rugby) ©
Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors)

Fly Halfs
Ruaridh Jackson (Wasps/Harlequins)
Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)

Centres
Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors)
Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors)
Huw Jones (Stormers)
Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby/Gloucester)
Duncan Taylor (Saracens)

Back 3
Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)
Damian Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby)
Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors)
Sean Maitland (London Irish/Saracens)
Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)
Tim Visser (Harlequins)
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Japan named their squad for those Tests and the Canadian one off as well


Forwards: Kensuke Hatakeyama, Masataka Mikami, Shinnosuke Kakinaga, Keita Inagaki, Shota Horie, Takeshi Kizu, Futoshi Mori, Hitoshi Ono, Kazuhiko Usami, Naohiro Kotaki, Kotaro Yatabe, Ryu Koliniasi Holani, Hendrik Tui, Amanaki Lelei Mafi, Taiyo Ando, Yoshiya Hosoda, Hiroki Yamamoto.
Backs: Fumiaki Tanaka, Kaito Shigeno, Keisuke Uchida, Kosei Ono, Rikiya Matsuda, Harumichi Tatekawa, Yu Tamura, Mifiposeti Paea, Male Sa’u, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryoto Nakamura, Tim Bennetts, Kentaro Kodama, Karne Hesketh, Ryuji Noguchi, Yasutaka Sasakura.
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
South Africa:

Forwards: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, Jaco Kriel, Julian Redelinghuys, Warren Whiteley, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Lood de Jager, Steven Kitshoff, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Duane Vermeulen
Backs: Garth April, Patrick Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo, JP Pietersen, Wille le Roux, Ruan Combrinck, Faf de Klerk, Elton Jantjies, Lionel Mapoe, Jesse Kriel, Rudy Paige, Jan Serfontein, Damian de Allende, Nic Groom
Ireland:

Forwards (18)

Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) CAPTAIN
Sean Cronin (St Mary's/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) Vice-captain
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack McGrath (St Mary's/Leinster)
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Sean Reidy (Ulster)
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht)
Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Backs (14)

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ulster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Stuart Olding (Ulster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
Johnny Sexton (St Mary's/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
 

KevinO

Greg Davis (50)
Backs

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 28
Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster) 28
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht) 22
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 24
Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 26
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 30
Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht) 24
Luke Marshall (Ulster) 25
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 27
Stuart Olding (Ulster) 23
Jared Payne (Ulster) 30
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster) 35

Johnny Sexton (St Mary's/Leinster) 30
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 31


A little pissed off with the Ireland selections, those in bold should not be on the plane to SA. Four years till the next World Cup and these guys will be retired, let alone the next Lions tour they will be gone.

Sexton is a massive question mark, would have left him at home to give him some time off after the last couple of seasons. Has the ability to be around in 4 years if he manages his body. So I don't think he will be.

Eoin Reddan, seriously he is 35 years old and not the number one half back. What's the point?
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
Congratulations to Adriaan Strauss on being named the new Springbok Captain.

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Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Forgot to mention the Nations Cup, which is taking place instead of the Tbilisi Cup what with Georgia on tour.

Romania, Spain and Emerging Italy will take on the Argentine XV, Namibia and Uruguay. In 2 pools where nobody plays another opponent within the pool. Interesting format

9th June
Argentina XV v Spain
Uruguay v Emerging Italy
Namibia v Romania

13th June
Argentina XV v Emerging Italy
Namibia v Spain
Uruguay v Romania

18th June
Uruguay v Spain
Namibia v Emerging Italy
Argentina XV v Romania

all fixtures are to be played in Bucharest at the same stadium.
 

KevinO

Greg Davis (50)
Actually happy with the changes, much rather see Gilroy and Healy given shot over the Kearneys. Really good chance to develop for the next World Cup so replacing RC, JS and even Fitz allows some younger guys a chance to claim a jersey.
 

Scooter

Trevor Allan (34)
Some other matches happening in June:
4 June Asian 5 Nations - Top 5 Hong Kong v Korea, Hong Kong
4 June Rugby Americas North - Bermuda v Bahamas
4 June South American Championship - Chile v Argentine XV
5 June African CAR Championship Mauritius v Nigeria, Casablanca
5 June African CAR Championship Morocco v Cameroon, Casablanca
11 June South American Championship Ecuador v Guatemala
13 June African CAR Championship Madagascar v Zambia
16 June African CAR Championship Senegal v Zambia
18 June Rugby Americas North - Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana
18 June Rugby Americas North - Cayman Islands v Bermuda
18 June Rugby Americas North - Jamaica v Barbados
19 June African CAR Championship Madagascar v Senegal
25 June Guyana Tour Brazil v Guyana, Macapa
26 June African CAR Championship Tunisia v Botswana, Tunis
29 June African CAR Championship Botswana v Ivory Coast, Tunis
 

Scooter

Trevor Allan (34)
Thanks for the list, that's great. Do you how many of these will be broadcast on Foxtel?

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Fo!!ower according to Foxtel Guide for June they are telecasting Aus v England, NZ v Wales and South Africa v Ireland. I will keep my eyes open and let you know if I see any other matches pop up in the schedule.
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Need to get some of these Tier 2 and Tier 3 games on Foxtel when there is no Super Rugby or Inbound Internationals on.

I'm lost for things to do this weekend, apart from club & school footy games. Nothing at night. Have to talk to the Bride. Maybe even have to take her out somewhere.
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Slightly disappointing that the Scotland v Japan and Argentina v Italy/France at least aren't playing. That'd cover both the Super Rugby Nations and the Tier 1 Nations, having not checked, they shouldn't overlap with other games.
 

Gnostic

Mark Ella (57)
Need to get some of these Tier 2 and Tier 3 games on Foxtel when there is no Super Rugby or Inbound Internationals on.



I'm lost for things to do this weekend, apart from club & school footy games. Nothing at night. Have to talk to the Bride. Maybe even have to take her out somewhere.



With the weather on the east coast this weekend some rugby would have been good and I wouldn't have gotten the look for not doing all the jobs around the house.
 

Bardon

Peter Fenwicke (45)
Slightly disappointing that the Scotland v Japan and Argentina v Italy/France at least aren't playing. That'd cover both the Super Rugby Nations and the Tier 1 Nations, having not checked, they shouldn't overlap with other games.

You can catch the Japan vs Scotland game on BBC Scotland at least. Since I live locally it's on at a decent time for me. It'll be a nice warm up for the South Africa vs Ireland tests on those weekends.
 
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