Scarlet Fever Llanelli Rugby Sport Wales Tickets Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > RUGBY > SCARLETS GENERAL
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Challenge Cup 2023/24 Thread
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


Challenge Cup 2023/24 Thread

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
Eastern outpost View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 13 March 2012
Location: South Suffolk
Status: Offline
Points: 21736
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Challenge Cup 2023/24 Thread
    Posted: 15 September 2023 at 10:03pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
So it’s a separate sponsorship opportunity!!!!

Here’s hoping they find a suitable and deep-pocketed business.
I reckon £500 and a few bottles of red would have your branding on the cup Steve LOL
I’d prefer a deep-pocketed business with huge sponsorship budgets Wink
Save that one for our shirt sponsor next season Smile
Good thinking
In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Wasp View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 April 2008
Location: Sunny Pembs
Status: Offline
Points: 17438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wasp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2023 at 9:46pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
So it’s a separate sponsorship opportunity!!!!

Here’s hoping they find a suitable and deep-pocketed business.
I reckon £500 and a few bottles of red would have your branding on the cup Steve LOL
I’d prefer a deep-pocketed business with huge sponsorship budgets Wink
Save that one for our shirt sponsor next season Smile
We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh
Back to Top
Eastern outpost View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 13 March 2012
Location: South Suffolk
Status: Offline
Points: 21736
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2023 at 6:49pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
So it’s a separate sponsorship opportunity!!!!

Here’s hoping they find a suitable and deep-pocketed business.
I reckon £500 and a few bottles of red would have your branding on the cup Steve LOL
I’d prefer a deep-pocketed business with huge sponsorship budgets Wink
In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.
Back to Top
Wasp View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 April 2008
Location: Sunny Pembs
Status: Offline
Points: 17438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wasp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2023 at 11:35am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
So it’s a separate sponsorship opportunity!!!!

Here’s hoping they find a suitable and deep-pocketed business.
I reckon £500 and a few bottles of red would have your branding on the cup Steve LOL
We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh
Back to Top
Eastern outpost View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 13 March 2012
Location: South Suffolk
Status: Offline
Points: 21736
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2023 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
So it’s a separate sponsorship opportunity!!!!

Here’s hoping they find a suitable and deep-pocketed business.
In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.
Back to Top
Wasp View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 April 2008
Location: Sunny Pembs
Status: Offline
Points: 17438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wasp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2023 at 9:43pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
I reckon not Steve. The branding seems to be "Investec Champions Cup" and "EPCR Challenge. Cup"
We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh
Back to Top
Eastern outpost View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 13 March 2012
Location: South Suffolk
Status: Offline
Points: 21736
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2023 at 6:31pm
If it’s been previously announced, I’ve missed it. However, today i found out that the Champions Cup i being sponsored by Investec.

Anyone know if this applies to the Challenge as well?
In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.
Back to Top
insidehalf View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 24 July 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 567
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote insidehalf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2023 at 11:39am
Clermont, fly to Lyon then approx 3hr train journey to Clermont or fly to Paris and train down or train all the way via Eurostar and change in Paris. Obviously allowing for our annual struggles with strikes in France.Confused
Back to Top
Oracle View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 19 September 2022
Location: North pole
Status: Offline
Points: 3959
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oracle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2023 at 10:43am
Why can't we allways have a 3pm Saturday , it's as rediculous as an irish side haveing all games on a Friday evening ...it will never happen 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Edited by Oracle - 14 July 2023 at 10:44am
Back to Top
Seagultaf View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 27 May 2021
Location: Penclawdd
Status: Offline
Points: 581
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Seagultaf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2023 at 8:36am
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Seagultaf Seagultaf wrote:

Originally posted by scarletsrules scarletsrules wrote:

09/12/23 - Castres (A) - 16:15
15/12/23 - Black Lion (H) - 20:00
13/01/24 - Clermont (A) - 14:00
19/01/24 - Edinburgh (H) - 20:00

From a financial perspective, these are shockingly bad fixtures. Night time Friday kick offs against Georgian and Scottish teams, so very few traveling supporters and far from ideal for Scarlets supporters from the outlying areas also. Then two expensive trips to France for the team any any supporters to play the most attractive fixtures with sensible kick off times, which would have drawn good support had they been at home.
I presume that the Welsh Regions are represented by the WRU on the Challenge Cup competition board? If so they are certainly not looking after the interests of their teams.

Thankfully our home league games have excellent kick off times so no one can use the late kick off excuse there. 

Looking at the published fixtures 5 of the 10 home game are late (after 19.30) kick off times. The Scarlets have always had lower attendances for the late lick offs, as its less convenient for visiting fans and indeed Scarlets fans from the outer reaches of the region to attend, particularly with the poor public transport in West Wales.
I accept that we cant have all games at 3.00pm on a Saturday afternoon, but half the home games with late kick offs will seriously dent the finances of the club, something the WRU should be doing everything they can to prevent.


Edited by Seagultaf - 14 July 2023 at 8:52am
Back to Top
Mr Lee91 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 January 2009
Location: Llanelli
Status: Offline
Points: 707
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Lee91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Thankfully our home league games have excellent kick off times so no one can use the late kick off excuse there. 
True, but there’s only so much good Ko times will do when 8 of our 11 home games are on BBC/S4C.
Cardiff (4 Nov, 17:15) Glasgow (30 Mar, 19:35) Ulster (11 May, 15:05) are the only home games behind a paywall.

I’m hopeful of a good crowd for Ulster, last home game @Parc, No community games & 🤞good weather.
As long as you win it once, you'll never be forgotten
Back to Top
SA14 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Wwwww mince

Joined: 15 August 2004
Location: Pemberton
Status: Offline
Points: 23752
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SA14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 6:10pm
Originally posted by Seagultaf Seagultaf wrote:

Originally posted by scarletsrules scarletsrules wrote:

09/12/23 - Castres (A) - 16:15
15/12/23 - Black Lion (H) - 20:00
13/01/24 - Clermont (A) - 14:00
19/01/24 - Edinburgh (H) - 20:00

From a financial perspective, these are shockingly bad fixtures. Night time Friday kick offs against Georgian and Scottish teams, so very few traveling supporters and far from ideal for Scarlets supporters from the outlying areas also. Then two expensive trips to France for the team any any supporters to play the most attractive fixtures with sensible kick off times, which would have drawn good support had they been at home.
I presume that the Welsh Regions are represented by the WRU on the Challenge Cup competition board? If so they are certainly not looking after the interests of their teams.

Thankfully our home league games have excellent kick off times so no one can use the late kick off excuse there. 
Back to Top
ap sior View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 08 May 2005
Location: Wales
Status: Offline
Points: 11319
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ap sior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 5:35pm
For Castres, fly to Toulouse, and an hour or so's train journey from there. Flights are available from Bristol.

No idea on Clermont.
Back to Top
sreve19 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 16 July 2008
Location: Bryn
Status: Offline
Points: 149
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sreve19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 5:31pm
No direct flights from UK to either Castre or Clermont for that time of year? Or am I missing something 
Back to Top
Eastern outpost View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 13 March 2012
Location: South Suffolk
Status: Offline
Points: 21736
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

On the TV front, any idea who FloRugby are? 
Think they're just the USA coverage holders
Thanks for that.
In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.
Back to Top
Why View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 22 August 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 8666
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Why Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2023 at 12:38pm
Gutted was looking forward to Tiblisi. Clermont great trip but might go Castres this time 
She asks why i still can't answer. I guess its in the blood.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.04
Copyright ©2001-2021 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.