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deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Entire Six Nations could be called off
« Reply #45 on: Friday 06-Mar-2020, 09:52* »
Wouldn't mind a trip to Rome in warmer weather.

Fearless Fred

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Re: Entire Six Nations could be called off
« Reply #46 on: Friday 06-Mar-2020, 10:42* »
I've never really understood why the rankings need to be decided this far out from the next tournament anyway!

It's to allow the organisers plenty of time to sell tickets, particularly in the case of the games between tier 3 & tier 4 teams. Plus they can firm up plans for where teams can be based in terms of training, logistics regarding ticketing, grounds being used, etc). While fottball can be guaranteed ticket sales whoever is playing at a World Cup, it can be a harder sell for tickets to, say, USA vs Tonga, so having the pools generally decided well ahead of time, the organisers will know most of the fixtures & can adjust game locations to best suit the expected attendances.

I was wrong earlier in saying the summer rankings would be used. Apparently it's the rankings at the end of the November International window.

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Re: Entire Six Nations could be called off
« Reply #47 on: Friday 06-Mar-2020, 10:51* »
It's to allow the organisers plenty of time to sell tickets, particularly in the case of the games between tier 3 & tier 4 teams. Plus they can firm up plans for where teams can be based in terms of training, logistics regarding ticketing, grounds being used, etc). While fottball can be guaranteed ticket sales whoever is playing at a World Cup, it can be a harder sell for tickets to, say, USA vs Tonga, so having the pools generally decided well ahead of time, the organisers will know most of the fixtures & can adjust game locations to best suit the expected attendances.

I was wrong earlier in saying the summer rankings would be used. Apparently it's the rankings at the end of the November International window.

Understandable that there needs to be a bigger window than for a football world cup but 3 years still seems excessive to me. 

Bolly-Quin

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Re: Entire Six Nations could be called off
« Reply #48 on: Friday 06-Mar-2020, 11:43* »
I was wrong earlier in saying the summer rankings would be used. Apparently it's the rankings at the end of the November International window.

Ummm - we've got NZ, Australia, Argentina and Tonga in the AIs. That will be a stern test but beating NZ and Australia would be great! Wales, France and Ireland all play SA, but we don't.

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Re: Entire Six Nations could be called off
« Reply #49 on: Friday 06-Mar-2020, 21:52* »
Women's Six Nations: Scotland v France postponed after home player tests positive for coronavirus

 

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