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Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Was in the supermarket yesterday wearing my Scarlets top. I was stopped by this lad who said I was not expecting to see a Scarlets jersey here. He was a Dubliner.

We chatted about the Pro14.  Like me he was more region/province than country when it came to rugby.

Anyway he was saying despite his grave reservations about the South Africans joining the League, he has been very pleasantly surprised by how well it has gone and welcomes a couple more. I am of exactly the same opinion.

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I’d go along with that entirely.

The much needed money and the impact of the Cheetahs competitively were great. Southern Kings are building from the ashes and will get better.

The chance for a trip there is great and more will be able to consider going now it’s not a short notice surprise as it was last year. Another couple of teams would be good, in principle. It would mean 3 games over there each season, on the current basis, which would be fine over one trip.

As ever, it’ll depend how the expanded format unfolds in terms of games played.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2018 at 10:04am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Was in the supermarket yesterday wearing my Scarlets top. I was stopped by this lad who said I was not expecting to see a Scarlets jersey here. He was a Dubliner.

We chatted about the Pro14.  Like me he was more region/province than country when it came to rugby.

Anyway he was saying despite his grave reservations about the South Africans joining the League, he has been very pleasantly surprised by how well it has gone and welcomes a couple more. I am of exactly the same opinion.

Thoughts from the forum?
I’d go along with that entirely.

The much needed money and the impact of the Cheetahs competitively were great. Southern Kings are building from the ashes and will get better.

The chance for a trip there is great and more will be able to consider going now it’s not a short notice surprise as it was last year. Another couple of teams would be good, in principle. It would mean 3 games over there each season, on the current basis, which would be fine over one trip.

As ever, it’ll depend how the expanded format unfolds in terms of games played.

There was a lot of doubt and worry when the new format was announced, but TBF it seems to have worked pretty well, and the SA teams did provide a bit of extra novelty and interest... I seem to recollect that Anayi was more or less accused of being a fantasist when he originally spoke of his plans, but all credit to him - he seems to have delivered, so far anyway. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote solihullscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2018 at 1:53pm
I like that we now have a slightly different fixture list each year, I for one will be all over Connacht away cos we didn't go there last year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2018 at 8:59am
Minded will know the answer to this, I’m sure. Others too, probably.

Are the fixtures being released later than when we had multiple broadcasters, or is it my imagination?

It could just be that I thought they’d be released by today following the guidance given following the PRW/WRU meeting with the Joint Supporters Group.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote minded Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2018 at 9:08am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Minded will know the answer to this, I’m sure. Others too, probably.

Are the fixtures being released later than when we had multiple broadcasters, or is it my imagination?

It could just be that I thought they’d be released by today following the guidance given following the PRW/WRU meeting with the Joint Supporters Group.
If we ignore last year as it had to be a late due to S.Africa teams being added and look at the season before, coincidentally the fixtures were out on 13th July 2016. So unless we get them today then yes they will be later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2018 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Minded will know the answer to this, I’m sure. Others too, probably.

Are the fixtures being released later than when we had multiple broadcasters, or is it my imagination?

It could just be that I thought they’d be released by today following the guidance given following the PRW/WRU meeting with the Joint Supporters Group.

If we ignore last year as it had to be a late due to S.Africa teams being added and look at the season before, coincidentally the fixtures were out on 13th July 2016. So unless we get them today then yes they will be later.
Thanks Minded.

That’s a shame on the PRO14’s part
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