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BuddieInDundee    232


I've only been there once c. 10 yrs ago when we got beat 30 15. Got 2 tickets through a supplier (wasn't corporate); myself and the missus stayed in a b+b about 20 mins walk from stadium. Decent Scotland support down there. Although the Welsh I talked to were fine; there was a bit of a nedish working class to them which you didn't see in other supports. Answer to that is pretty obvious I guess.
Regards tickets for next year; SRU I guess is your best bet. That's my story, sorry it doesn't help much.

Get them through the SRU.

the hotels in Cardiff will be a rediculous price. The alternative is staying in Bristol (45 mins by train) where the hotels will be cheaper but the trains can be a nause, similar to Haymarket after a Scotland game.
Having said that if you're down for a couple.of nights you could probably catch a Cardiff / Bristol / glos, game are they're all fairly close. Even bath isn't too far away and the rec is worth a visit for a game.

I've also found the Welsh can have a Ned element. But it seems more the non rugby guys in the town centre.


Top tip. Even with the roof shut, the stadium is bloody Baltic!!


Cheers lads, very helpful

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John Lambies Doos    1,112
My mate got tickets to Cardiff, he applied through his local rugby club who he used to play for. 
 


Good shout, local clubs will get a set allocation; I'd imagine you would need to be a member or know someone who is.

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I'm heading down to Cardiff this time with a few mates, they are hoping to get tickets through their club. Hotel prices shot up as soon as the fixtures were announced, but they seemed to get snapped up quickly, we've managed to get a 8 person room in a hostel somewhere in the city centre but it wasn't cheap.

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6N fixtures never are cheap.  However, I went in 2012 and got tickets from the WRU's website.  It was during the Andy Robinson-era so I shouldn't have bothered lol.  Might fancy it again next year though.

As for the weekend Edinburgh have done well so far.  However, keep in mind that Cardiff haven't been good so far and the Dragons are still relatively weak.  However, they've dispatched what's in front of them but when they play one of the big boys that'll be a test for Cockerill.

As for my team I was at Scotstoun on Saturday. Ospreys came to make themselves tough to beat and to have a go shere possible so it was a hard game of rugby.  I would have been happy with a win considering the absentees still to return but to get a winning bonus point whilst still not firing on all cylinders was very pleasing.  I thought their yellow which led to our BP try was harsh but at the same time it's the letter of the law that you can't make contact in the air so fair do's.

What pleased me was that Rennie is still looking for improvements which is defo a good thing.  E.g. a couple of missed line-outs, victims of turnovers and losing 3 penalties at the scrum in the 1st half alone show this.

However, I'm sure this will be looked at this week then more players return for Sat night.  I'm thinking of doing the Cardiff trip actually :)

 

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dogmc    882

Watching the Glasgow game now, unfortunately with a Welsh commentary.... Ten min in n Welsh lad saying that Glasgow are working on being less of a ten man team !!! May have to bulk order some irony meters at this rate!!

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John Lambies Doos    1,112
Watching the Glasgow game now, unfortunately with a Welsh commentary.... Ten min in n Welsh lad saying that Glasgow are working on being less of a ten man team !!! May have to bulk order some irony meters at this rate!!


Glasgow could win the Champion cup 5 years in a row, Scotland could beat the AB in November and then go onto win the world cup in 2019. Yet we would still be playing 10man rugby and Wales would be better than us. Don't ask me, check out the scumv forum. Have a stiff drink before you log in though.

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dogmc    882

 

Glasgow could win the Champion cup 5 years in a row, Scotland could beat the AB in November and then go onto win the world cup in 2019. Yet we would still be playing 10man rugby and Wales would be better than us. Don't ask me, check out the scumv forum. Have a stiff drink before you log in though.

I'm actually seething listening to this pish! Makes the oz commentary from the summer look neutral....neck rolls are good rucking n forward passes are nice flat ball. Glasgow just living off ospreys mistakes.... Scott Hastings all is forgiven !!.....not really he'd probably agree if he was on comms before telling us how good a centre he was.ETA mitrea is bloody awful.

 

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John Lambies Doos    1,112
I'm actually seething listening to this pish! Makes the oz commentary from the summer look neutral....neck rolls are good rucking n forward passes are nice flat ball. Glasgow just living off ospreys mistakes.... Scott Hastings all is forgiven !!.....not really he'd probably agree if he was on comms before telling us how good a centre he was.ETA mitrea is bloody awful.
 


Have you ever looked at scumv? It's hilarious

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ajwffc    294

 

Have you ever looked at scumv? It's hilarious

It is a great site to read and laugh at

 

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John Lambies Doos    1,112
It is a great site to read and laugh at
 


There's a couple of right roasters on it that seem to absolutely hate Scottish Rugby. When we pummelled their national team in Feb they claimed that they would have won if not for the wyn jones bigger miscommunication. When it was pointed out that we won by 3 clear scores they got a tad rattled.
Personally think they are the worst rugby fans around and England gets my vote when they play.

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I'm a fan of expansion so quite happy and at least there is more time to plan fixtures. Would like an even number though so club 16 wherever they from needs sorting.

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same_ol_g35    163

I'm a fan of expansion so quite happy and at least there is more time to plan fixtures. Would like an even number though so club 16 wherever they from needs sorting.


I'm sure they'll try to find a suitable 16th member. It's just a shame that the other Super rugby franchise that's been ditched is almost a geographical impossibility(or at least it should be).

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I'm sure they'll try to find a suitable 16th member. It's just a shame that the other Super rugby franchise that's been ditched is almost a geographical impossibility(or at least it should be).

I think club 16 should be Canadian or another USA team (new york) If club 15 is USA team. So keep the new teams close to each other. Romania and Georgia would be a good fit as well as a Germany and Spain team. However I not sure there is the domestic player depth to be able to compete with even bottom of the league.

I agree though western force would be excellent addition but the guy who owns them is trying to set up his own rebel league.

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dogmc    882

I think club 16 should be Canadian or another USA team (new york) If club 15 is USA team. So keep the new teams close to each other. Romania and Georgia would be a good fit as well as a Germany and Spain team. However I not sure there is the domestic player depth to be able to compete with even bottom of the league.

I agree though western force would be excellent addition but the guy who owns them is trying to set up his own rebel league.

He should absolutely call it the rebel league !

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Some interesting developments over the last few days. The announcement that the US team is a pretty much a done deal, was the worst kept secret, but I think team 16 will be interesting. You would think Canada would be the obvious choice, but they are struggling for a venue, as realistically it needs to be covered / indoor to play in winter. Canada would make sense as you could have teams double up on away trips etc.

If its not Canada then performance wise the obvious choice would be Einesy the russia team who have played in the Challenge cup the last few years, the problem is that they (along with Krasny Yar who are in the Challenge cup as well this year) are both from Krasnoyarsk. They are actually further away from Moscow than Glasgow is from Moscow. The other issue is you cant play outside from the end of October through to March, but I believe they are building an indoor arena as they are hosting the world youth witner olympics or somethign similar next year. A merger would be ideal (although that maybe wouldnt go down so well, or splitting games with either Moscow or somewhere in the west of Russia may be an option)

After that that I would have the spanish in (although the spanish union turned down the offer) just because of this 

It is my next purchase if a rugby top, and VRAC being the best team in Spain, and the actually share a ground with the other top team Silverstorm, so again a merger as one Valladolid club may be an option. They had 25,000 turn up for a Spanish cup final so there is definitely an audience there.

The other obvious 2 (notwithstanding a 3rd Scottish team) are Georgia and Germany. Georgia have the players, decent set up etc, but probably wont be able to bring the cash to the table that the Pro14 want. In terms of bringing a competitive team, having the players available etc this would be the obvious choice, but they dont have the sponsorship, the TV money etc that the Pro14 want.

A German team backed by Wilde would have the money to set up a German team, you would expect it to be in Helderberg where the majority of the current German squad are, and you would likely get a decent crowd, but you would think it would go to a big city. Germany dont have the players ready for the Pro14 yet, so you would think it would require an influx of SH players, a few Germans and probably a few others from round Europe. They may have a case if the open the team up to players from the rest of Europe.

Romania already have a fairly decent pro league, and a team in Bucarest may be an option, not as far away as Georgia, and probably at the same sort of level as Georgia and again may be able to entice a few players back from France.

 

Also read this morning regarding the new AUstralia / Pacific league. Looks like he is trying to replace the NRC in austrailia with his new league, which may be what the ARU are after as it is losing them money. You would think 6 australian teams, fiji, HK, a chinese team and another team from Japan may be a goer as a starter. Would probably sit as a level under Super Rugby (which is on shaky ground at the moment with 2020 tv deal looming) but talk of bring approx 120 players back from Europe and Japan it could be a really good standard.

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ajwffc    294

Prediction from scrumv about the next round of fixtures
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