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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Mon, 01 Oct 2018, 19:36

Blurandski wrote:Dragons to play two games v test teams this autumn, details tba.
https://twitter.com/dragonsrugby/status ... 70657?s=19


Any speculation as to who?

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Mon, 01 Oct 2018, 19:40

sammo wrote:
Blurandski wrote:Dragons to play two games v test teams this autumn, details tba.
https://twitter.com/dragonsrugby/status ... 70657?s=19


Any speculation as to who?

Russia is one of them > https://twitter.com/RusRugbyNews/status ... 7836563458

The other match should be on November 10. It’s probably Barbarians. The only top 25 teams without a fixture that weekend are Japan and Spain.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 14:32

29 October - Dragons v Hong Kong (Eugene Cross Park, Ebbw Vale)
16 November - Dragons v Russia (TBA)

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 15:31

Neath have a special fixture lined up for The Gnoll on Friday, November 2 – the eve of the Wales-Scotland international.

Crawshay’s Welsh RFC will play the Hong Kong national team at the famous old ground with a 7.30pm kick off – the first time in Crawshay’s history where the club will play an international team on home Welsh soil.

The Crawshay’s squad, as always, will predominantly be chosen from the talent within the Welsh Premiership. Clubs have no fixtures on that weekend so a strong side should be available.

http://www.neathrugby.wales/2018/10/03/ ... the-gnoll/

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 16:10

Uruguay v Fiji
Hartpury College, England
17 Nov 2018
1.00pm

http://officiating.worldrugby.org/index ... ents&id=84

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 21:29

Is Kenya's game v Namibia confirmed off then?

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 02:16

dwpeate wrote:Is Kenya's game v Namibia confirmed off then?


No, Namibia withdrew due to the problems they are having with their union.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 07:40

final score from the friendly at Netanya

Israel 20 -17 Gibraltar

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 12:17

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:final score from the friendly at Netanya

Israel 20 -17 Gibraltar


This was Israel A v Gibraltar.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 18:32

Kenya's games v British Army, Blue Bulls and Namibia are off

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-si ... called-off

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 14:57

Are there any end of year games for Chile/Brazil besides the Maori, and is Belgium up to anything this November?

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 15:19

armchair_expert wrote:Uruguay v Fiji
Hartpury College, England
17 Nov 2018
1.00pm

http://officiating.worldrugby.org/index ... ents&id=84



How the sport intends to grow playing what should be a major international in a village of 700 people is totally beyond me.

Fiji should really be playing in major cities as a major event. Ridiculous location.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 16:21

sk 88 wrote:
armchair_expert wrote:Uruguay v Fiji
Hartpury College, England
17 Nov 2018
1.00pm

http://officiating.worldrugby.org/index ... ents&id=84



How the sport intends to grow playing what should be a major international in a village of 700 people is totally beyond me.

Fiji should really be playing in major cities as a major event. Ridiculous location.


I agree having the match at a University Stadium for this level is not on, the tickets go on sale tomorrow, officially is 2000 capacity but I believe it has taken a higher number.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 22:46

NZ Maori squad named for Americas tour.

http://allblacks.com/News/33273/maori-a ... toric-tour

Front Row
Chris Eves (Waikato / Tainui North) - Harbour
Tyrel Lomax (Ngai Tuhoe / Muaupoko) - Tasman
Ben May (Ngati Maniapoto / Waikato) - Hawke’s Bay
Marcel Renata (Ngati Whanaunga / Ngai Takoto) - Auckland
Ross Wright (Ngati Whatua / Ngati Porou) - Northland

Hookers
Robbie Abel * (Ngati Wai, Waikato-Tainui, Ngati Hine) - Auckland
Ash Dixon (C) (Ngati Tahinga) - Hawke’s Bay

Locks
Jackson Hemopo (Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao / Ngai Tahu / Ngati Rangi / Ngati Apa ki te Ra To) - Manawatu
Pari Pari Parkinson * (Te Whanau a Apanui) - Tasman
Isaia Walker-Leawere * (Ngati Porou) - Wellington

Loose Forwards
Billy Harmon * (Ngai Tahu) - Canterbury
Akira Ioane (Ngapuhi / Te Whanau a Apanui) - Auckland
Mitchell Karpik * (Rongomaiwahine / Ngati Kahungunu) - Bay of Plenty
Hoani Matenga * (Rangitane / Te Whanau a Apanui) - Bay of Plenty
Reed Prinsep (Te Rarawa) - Canterbury

BACKS

Halfbacks
Bryn Hall (Ngati Ranginui) North Harbour
Jonathan Ruru (Ngati Kahungunu / Rongomaiwahine) - Auckland
Brad Weber (Ngati Porou) - Hawke’s Bay

First five-eighths
Otere Black (Ngai Tuhoe / Te Whanau a Apanui / Ngati Tuwharetoa) - Manawatu
Joshua Ioane* (Te Rarawa) - Otago

Midfield backs
Matthew Lansdown* (Te Atiawa) - Waikato
Matt Proctor (Ngai Te Rangi / Ngapuhi) - Wellington
Rob Thompson (Ngati Kahungunu / Nga Rauru) - Manawatu
Teihorangi Walden (Te Atiawa) - Taranaki

Outside backs
Jonah Lowe* (Ngati Pikiao) - Hawke’s Bay
Nehe Milner-Skudder (Ngati Porou / Tapuika) - Manawatu
Shaun Stevenson (Ngapuhi) - North Harbour

Travelling as a replacement for the USA leg only, is Canterbury wing Caleb Makene, of Ngapuhi descent



5 players with All Blacks in Japan will mist the USA match:
Maori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan said selections for the 27-strong squad had been complex but exciting with some players already named for All Blacks duty in Japan.

Five players in Japan with the All Blacks, will later join the Maori All Blacks tour for the South American leg. They are prop Tyrel Lomax, lock Jackson Hemopo, halfback Bryn Hall, midfielder Matt Proctor and winger Nehe Milner-Skudder.

The Maori All Blacks will travel with 28 players to Chicago, including Canterbury’s Caleb Makene who will return to New Zealand after the USA match.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 06:20

I recall that Belgium were meant to face Chile on 10th November but it doesn't throw up much on Google other than initial reports. Have Belgium pulled out to focus on Belgian barbarians?

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 20:29

Blade Thomson is in Scotland squad for the tests. But he played JWC in 2010 with New Zealand during the game versus Wales U20, which was next senior representative team at this time.
So I guess, as for Spain this Year, we are facing an inegibility case right ?

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 20:53

vino_93 wrote:Blade Thomson is in Scotland squad for the tests. But he played JWC in 2010 with New Zealand during the game versus Wales U20, which was next senior representative team at this time.
So I guess, as for Spain this Year, we are facing an inegibility case right ?

The Baby Blacks were never NZ's next representative team.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 21:35

Junior All Blacks aren't New Zealand U20. It sounds stupid, but it's that way.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 05:52

Aaaah thanks, I thought it was !

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 04:34

Junior All Blacks aren't New Zealand U20. It sounds stupid, but it's that way.



Junior All Blacks think New Zealand 'A'. It's been the JAB's since the 1970's.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 07:49

World XV to play this friday in Higashiosaka against Japan

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Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 11:07

World XV

15 Nehe Milner Skudder (Hurricanes), 14 Toni Pulu (Chiefs), 13 Harold Vorster (Lions/Panasonic), 12 Ma’a Nonu (Blues, New Zealand), 11 Tevita Li (Highlanders), 10 Lionel Cronje (Toyota), 9 Andrew Ellis (Kobe, captain), 8 Leonardo Senatore (Jaguares), 7 Dillon Hunt (Highlanders), 6 Jackson Hemopo (Highlanders), 5 Jason Jenkins (Bulls/Toyota), 4 Sam Carter (Brumbies), 3 Hencus van Wyk (Sunwolves/Sanix), 2 Adriaan Strauss (Bulls), 1 Craig Millar (Sunwolves/Panasonic)

Substitutes: Ricky Riccitelli (Hurricanes), Wyatt Crockett (Crusaders), Ben Alexander (Brumbies), Ben Gunter (Panasonic), Willie Britz (Sunwolves/NTT), Augustine Pulu (Hino/Blues), Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias (Jaguares), Keisuke Moriya (Panasonic), Nili Latu (Hino), Corne Fourie (Lions/Panasonic)

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 14:25

IT should be named Southern XV not World XV.

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 11:25

Halftime, Japan v World XV 7-24

Re: 2018 tests/friendlies

Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 11:44

28-31 at minute 74, I think

It was also the FT score
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