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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 1:37

Seeing as most teams are now begging their pre-season training, does anyone have news of any pre-season fixtures?

Bristol V Harlequins - Saturday 5th August

Bristol V Bath - Weekend Of 11th August
Ospreys V Leicester - Friday 11th August (Bridgend)
Montpellier v Dragons - Friday 11th August
USA Perpignan
V Leinster Rugby – Friday 11th August
Northampton v Dragons - Saturday 12th August
Scarlets V Scarlets Premiership Select - Saturday 12th August

Northampton V Nottingham - Thursday 17th August
Ulster Rugby V Wasps - Thursday 17th August
Ospreys V Bath - Weekend of 18th August
Leicester V Treviso - Friday 18th August
Leinster Rugby V Gloucester Rugby – Friday 18th August
Bristol V Scarlets - Saturday 19th August
Exeter Cheifs V Dragons - Saturday 19th August
London Scottish v Cardiff Blues - Saturday 19th August
Glasgow V Northampton - Saturday 19th August

Wasps V Connacht Rugby – Wednesday 23 August
Leicester V Ospreys - Friday 25th August.
Northampton V Ulster  - Friday 25th August
Cardiff Blues v Exeter Chiefs - Friday 25th August
Gloucester Rugby V  Scarlets - Friday 25th August
Leinster Rugby V Bath Rugby – Friday 25th August
Connacht V Bristol - Staurday 26th August

Not sure what is going on with midweek fixtures though seems pretty weird.

(I'll update this as and when Fixtures are known)


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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by LondonTiger on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 18:44

Leicester are due to host Treviso on Friday 18th August, and Ospreys on Friday 25th August.

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Post by Scottrf on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 19:35

Saints; Dragons at home 12/08, Nottingham at home 17/08, Ulster at home 25/08
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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by ScarletSpiderman on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 19:51

Cheers guys
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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 21:29

Bristol Pre-season
Saturday, August 5 – Harlequins (H – location and KO TBC)
August 11/12/13 – Bath (H - location and KO TBC)
Saturday, August 19 – Scarlets (H - location and KO TBC)
Saturday, August 26 – Connacht (A – Galway Sports Ground – KO TBC)
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Post by wayne on Wed 28 Jun 2017 - 5:46

Ospreys pre season is
11/8 Leicester Tigers Brewery Field Bridgend 7.30 KO
18, 19, 20/8 Bath Liberty Stadium Swansea date to be confirmed when Swans fixture confirmed
25/8 Leicester Tigers Welford Rd Leicester 7.45 KO

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Post by RiscaGame on Wed 28 Jun 2017 - 6:49

Dragons

Northampton Saints away - 12 Aug
Exeter Chiefs away - 19 Aug

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Wed 28 Jun 2017 - 23:48

Updated with those.

Risca, I'm guessing theres no home fixture due to the pitch being done? Any signs of there being a 'home' fixture at Cross Keys or Caerphilly?
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Post by RiscaGame on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 0:43

Nah, think that's it.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Wed 5 Jul 2017 - 22:37

Friday, 11 August
Montpellier v Dragons; Aveyron
Ospreys v Leicester Tigers; Brewery Field, Bridgend - 19:30 BST

Saturday 12, August
Northampton Saints v Dragons; Franklin Gardens

Saturday 19 August
Exeter Chiefs v Dragons; Sandy Park
London Scottish v Cardiff Blues; Athletic Ground, Richmond

Friday, 25 August
Cardiff Blues v Exeter Chiefs; Cardiff Arms Park - 19:15 BST
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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by Kingshu on Wed 5 Jul 2017 - 22:51

These pre season games are more important than we give them credit for, Connacht for various reasons didn't get to play any and their form at the start of the season was terrible, (weather saving them from a loss in Zebre) and really cost them as they had an uphill struggle for the rest of the season

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 1:27

USA Perpignan v Leinster Rugby – Friday, 11th August, Aimé Giral Stadium (KO 8pm local)

Leinster Rugby v Gloucester Rugby – Friday, 18th August, St Mary’s RFC (KO 7.30pm)

Leinster Rugby v Bath Rugby – Friday, 25th August, Donnybrook Stadium (KO 7.30pm)


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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by ScarletSpiderman on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 4:55

Cheers St.John I'll add them tomorrow (it's easier on the computer at work than on my phone).

Kingshu - yeah I think pre-season games are brilliant. You get to see the fringe players from the squad, who will hopefully be pushing for places. You start to see how the coaches are trying to play things. The team gets time to gel. And more importantly it's a good reason to get to a game, have a few beers and laughs without being too concerned about the result.

Also, i took the Welsh fixtures from the Beeb. Is it just me or is it weird the Dragons are playing in France one Friday, and then in England the next day? I'm hoping they made a typo, any Dragons fan shed any light on it?
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Post by RiscaGame on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 6:28

Dragons have got a training camp in France and then some of the squad will fly back on the day of the Montpellier game to join some players left behind in Gwent (ahem). To me it seems there'll be a split in the squad and around 14 will join some academy players (as I can't imagine who else would be left behind).

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 19:27

So basically it will be the 'first' team in france and 'reserves' in Northampton
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Post by RiscaGame on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 23:02

I guess so. I'm not sure it will be officially classed as that, given that he probably doesn't want to upset his squad this early laughing

I expect he will have to just split the squad with no idea of what he considers to be his first team and then pick a team to face Exeter the following weekend.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 23:41

'We are feilding two teams, so everyone gets a chance to push for shirts, without any opinions being formed before the games' kinda thing.
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Post by RiscaGame on Fri 7 Jul 2017 - 0:51

Yeah, that's my best guess.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Fri 7 Jul 2017 - 23:38

Scarlets Pre-season fixtures;

• Scarlets v Scarlets Premiership Select, Saturday 12th August kick-off 4pm at Church Bank, Llandovery
• Bristol v Scarlets, Saturday 19th August, KO TBC
• Gloucester Rugby v Scarlets, Friday 25th August, KO TBC
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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by LordDowlais on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 2:47

You might find this helpful:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40486463

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 4:05

Cheers Lord, but I think those sods have come on here and swiped my list, as except for the Dragons match in France we beat them to the punch with all the other fixtures
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Post by George Carlin on Wed 12 Jul 2017 - 18:07

In soapdodger news, Glasgow play Northampton Saints at Bridgehaugh Park in Stirlingshire on Saturday 19 August.

Edinburgh will play Linlithgow Girls U16 Second XV. If they kick all of their goals and can hold them in the pack, I have every confidence that Edinburgh will take a LBP from this one.
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Re: Pre Season Friendlies

Post by ScarletSpiderman on Wed 12 Jul 2017 - 18:51

Geroge, I was about to ask what date Edinburgh are playing the Girls U16s. Think i may need to get a strong coffee injection to kick start my head.
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Post by George Carlin on Wed 12 Jul 2017 - 19:10

ScarletSpiderman wrote:Geroge, I was about to ask what date Edinburgh are playing the Girls U16s.  Think i may need to get a strong coffee injection to kick start my head.
Whatever you do, don't ask Duncan Weir to kick start anything. Certain to miss.
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