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    Default Champions Cup and Challenge Cup 2015/2016

    Pools for both have been decided today

    Champions Cup

    Pool 1

    Saracens, Ulster, Toulouse, Oyonnax

    Pool 2

    Clermont Auvergne, Ospreys, Exter Chiefs, Bordeaux Begles

    Pool 3

    Glasgow Warriors, Northhampton Saints, Racing 92, Scarlets

    Pool 4

    Munster, Stade Francais, Leicester Tigers, Treviso

    Pool 5

    Leinster, Bath, Toulon, Wasps


    Challenge Cup

    Pool 1

    Connacht, Brive, Newcastle Falcons, Enisei STM ( Russia )

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    Thats a tough draw for ulster and leinster. Munster should be happy enough with their group.

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    Having looked at the groups again leinster play the teams that they met in the quarter and semi finals this year, tough games. They will need johnny and isa to be at their best and hopefully the new manager can get the best out of them. Ulster also have had many battles with saracens the last few years.

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    What you think of this ?
    A new rugby format
    http://www.balls.ie/rugby/global-rugby-calendar/299185


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    What you think of this ?
    A new rugby format
    http://www.balls.ie/rugby/global-rugby-calendar/299185
    Many many issues would need to be sorted before this could happen. As the comment at the end of the webpage says a world final between the Champions cup winners and the Super 15 winners could be a better option although that has issues as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D Man View Post
    Many many issues would need to be sorted before this could happen. As the comment at the end of the webpage says a world final between the Champions cup winners and the Super 15 winners could be a better option although that has issues as well.
    That,s the way to start it and if it works then push on


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    That,s the way to start it and if it works then push on
    It would be the way to start it alright. However both hemispheres would have to play at the same time and don't see that

    happening any time soon. At the moment Champions Cup Final happens in May usually. Super 15 then starts in late May/early

    June. What about Currie Cup in South Africa and ITM Cup ( Think that is the name of the competition ) in New Zealand ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D Man View Post
    It would be the way to start it alright. However both hemispheres would have to play at the same time and don't see that

    happening any time soon. At the moment Champions Cup Final happens in May usually. Super 15 then starts in late May/early

    June. What about Currie Cup in South Africa and ITM Cup ( Think that is the name of the competition ) in New Zealand ?
    Ya well the link stated that we would more or less have to move ours to summer , the same time as Southern Hemishpere. Which would be better for us and give us better rugby, sure our summers are wetter than Oz winters
    Their season is 7 months and ours 9 so maybe a 8 month plan ???
    The other comps would have to become secondary and prob used to blood new players or use their second teams , it,s an idea??


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    Ya well the link stated that we would more or less have to move ours to summer , the same time as Southern Hemishpere. Which would be better for us and give us better rugby, sure our summers are wetter than Oz winters
    Their season is 7 months and ours 9 so maybe a 8 month plan ???
    The other comps would have to become secondary and prob used to blood new players or use their second teams , it,s an idea??
    It is an idea yes but is long off in the distant future. Currie Cup and the equivalent in New Zealand are really huge

    competitions. What about the Tri-Nations Cup? Look at the money that has been invested and still is being invested in the Top 14.

    It is a nice idea in theory but far from reality I think.

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    Starts this weekend, can anyone stop toulon winning it again? Its doubtful. Leinster in the same group as toulon so a win against wasps is a must. They might just get over the line. A bonus point win for munster is also a must. Dont know much about ulsters opponents but an away win would be great. Also good luck to connacht , hope they dont freeze up, as i think its about minus 20 where they are playing.

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