Mid year tests

All things Rugby
Post Reply
User avatar
Jensrsa
Posts: 24197
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Mid year tests

Post by Jensrsa »

Week 1 27 May 2017
England v Barbarians - Twickenham Stadium, London

Week 2
31 May 2018
Georgia v France French Barbarians - Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi

2 June 2018
Wales v South Africa - RFK Stadium, Washington DC, United States
Yamaha Júbilo Japan v Italy - U Stadium, Nagano

Week 3 - 9 June 2018

New Zealand v France - Eden Park, Auckland
Australia v Ireland - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
South Africa v England - Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Argentina v Wales - Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan
Canada v Scotland - TBA
Japan v Italy - Oita Bank Dome, Oita
United States v TBA - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver

Week 4 - 16 June 2018
New Zealand v France - Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Australia v Ireland - AAMI Park, Melbourne
South Africa v England - Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Argentina v Wales - Estadio B.G. Estanislao López, Santa Fe
Japan v Italy - Noevir Stadium, Kobe
United States v Scotland - BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

Week 5 - 23 June 2018
New Zealand v France - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Australia v Ireland - Allianz Stadium, Sydney
South Africa v England - DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Argentina v Scotland - Estadio Centenario, Resistencia
Japan v Georgia - Toyota Stadium, Toyota

Dates to be confirmed
June 2018
Fiji v Georgia - TBA
Fiji v Romania - TBA
User avatar
Akkerman
Posts: 11936
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Yemen

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Akkerman »

New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
User avatar
Jensrsa
Posts: 24197
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Jensrsa »

Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
World Rugby has moved back to "full tours" rather than these drips and drabs tours
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Chilli »

Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
User avatar
happyhooker
Posts: 23122
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by happyhooker »

Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
Until 3 months later........
User avatar
croyals
Posts: 7886
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: London

Re: Mid year tests

Post by croyals »

Japan Italy could be interesting...
User avatar
Jensrsa
Posts: 24197
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Jensrsa »

Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
SA has to soften them up first :lol:
User avatar
Wilson's Toffee
Posts: 24441
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Wilson's Toffee »

Will the Boks have a coach yet, in June ?
User avatar
booji boy
Posts: 8822
Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 9:12 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by booji boy »

happyhooker wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
Until 3 months later........
We've been doing these three test tours since 2012.

2012 3 test series vs Ireland
2013 3 tests vs France
2014 3 tests vs England
2015 RWC no tour
2016 3 tests vs Wales
2017 The Lions

Prior to that we often used to play one of the PI teams in a one off test then a two test series vs a NH team.
User avatar
Jensrsa
Posts: 24197
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Jensrsa »

Wilson's Toffee wrote:Will the Boks have a coach yet, in June ?
The players will coach themselves. Worked for PDivvy didn't it? :)
User avatar
CM11
Posts: 58259
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by CM11 »

booji boy wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
Until 3 months later........
We've been doing these three test tours since 2012.

2012 3 test series vs Ireland
2013 3 tests vs France
2014 3 tests vs England
2015 RWC no tour
2016 3 tests vs Wales
2017 The Lions

Prior to that we often used to play one of the PI teams in a one off test then a two test series vs a NH team.
Poor Scotland.

When was the last time they played in NZ?
User avatar
Wilson's Toffee
Posts: 24441
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Wilson's Toffee »

Jensrsa wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:Will the Boks have a coach yet, in June ?
The players will coach themselves. Worked for PDivvy didn't it? :)

:lol:

:thumbup:
User avatar
Laurent
Posts: 17448
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: balbriggan
Contact:

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Laurent »

Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
150-0 on aggregate

if we are lucky
User avatar
booze
Posts: 3527
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by booze »

Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
If we tried to play England those weekends then we would forfeit the games against France :shock:
User avatar
Laurent
Posts: 17448
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: balbriggan
Contact:

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Laurent »

booze wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
If we tried to play England those weekends then we would forfeit the games against France :shock:
We might stand a chance against the Taranaki U7 girls.
User avatar
Dork Lard
Posts: 6874
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:45 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Dork Lard »

It's a shame, really in the purest sense of the term, a shame France play NZ three times...

So much wasted potential. The last time they squared up, NZ totally won the first half, and France totally won the second half. No other team can be this jittery and inconsistent within one very same match because no other team is using their potential this bad.

A year before, with almost all their best players there France completely dominated the game and was within one possession of winning the Test match in the end, however much in vacation mode the AB were.

Wasteful, wasteful, wasteful potential... this series is not going to be pleasant for either side supporting the teams, nor for the neutral.
User avatar
Doc Rob
Posts: 5117
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Eryri

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Doc Rob »

CM11 wrote:
booji boy wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Akkerman wrote:New Zealand v France 3 times :uhoh: :uhoh:
All Blacks are too scared to play England. :uhoh:
Until 3 months later........
We've been doing these three test tours since 2012.

2012 3 test series vs Ireland
2013 3 tests vs France
2014 3 tests vs England
2015 RWC no tour
2016 3 tests vs Wales
2017 The Lions

Prior to that we often used to play one of the PI teams in a one off test then a two test series vs a NH team.
Poor Scotland.

When was the last time they played in NZ?
2000. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.
User avatar
Thomas
Posts: 16418
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: STRAYA!

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Thomas »

That Australia - Ireland series is shaping up nicely.

I just hope the Wallabies can compete with the number 1 team in Europe.
User avatar
happyhooker
Posts: 23122
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by happyhooker »

Thomas wrote:That Australia - Ireland series is shaping up nicely.

I just hope the Wallabies can compete with the number 1 team in Europe.
Calm your jets petal.
User avatar
Mahoney
Posts: 4096
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Mahoney »

Doc Rob wrote:
CM11 wrote: Poor Scotland.

When was the last time they played in NZ?
2000. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.
2019 is RWC year, and I presume it’ll be England in 2020? 2021 would work well.
User avatar
Thomas
Posts: 16418
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: STRAYA!

Re: Mid year tests

Post by Thomas »

happyhooker wrote:
Thomas wrote:That Australia - Ireland series is shaping up nicely.

I just hope the Wallabies can compete with the number 1 team in Europe.
Calm your jets petal.
Image
Post Reply