2017 internationals (non World Cup).

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  1. welshmagpie

    welshmagpie Juniors

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    Would be good to create a bit of a calendar of internationals happening around the world this year, other than the world cup down under which we all know about.

    Off the top of my head...

    Oct/Nov: Malta to tour Thailand

    Balkans Cup: Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey
     
  2. deluded pom?

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    The PI Tests, England v Samoa.
     
  3. adamkungl

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    I believe the Americas Cup is being stage again this year
     
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    Would have to think this Americas Cup won't have too many 'fly in; fly out' players for all 3 combatants.

    Can't see clubs releasing players late in the season / during the semis if still 'in the running'.

    Not a negative by the way !
     
  6. adamkungl

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    Good warm up for the USA and likely a selection trial for the last few spots in the WC squad.

    A few teams have nothing scheduled yet though. Anyone taking it seriously should have 1 mid season and 1-2 in September-October

    May has
    Australia vs NZ
    England vs Samoa
    Tonga vs Fiji
    PNG vs Cook Islands

    Would like to see England play Ireland and/or Wales before flying over and hitting Australia first round.

    Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, PNG would be silly to not play a game before their group matches too. Cook Islands likely up for a game.

    France and Lebanon - if I'm running either of these two I want to get a jump on my opponents. Both up against it, 1 game's worth of form could be the difference. Neither have anything scheduled as far as I know.

    None of the European nations have anything announced either. Wales Ireland and USA should all be getting a game in the PNG humidty early before the Cup starts or they'll struggle
     
  7. welshmagpie

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    There's progress...

    France vs Jamaica in the autumn ahead of the World Cup.
     
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    Really? Wow! Where is this being played?
     
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    I remember reading on another forum I Catalans fan mentioning Palanques of the French Federation either wants or has organised (can't remember) games against Jamaica, Fiji & NZ before the World Cup.

    This was a good few weeks ago and the first one is confirmed by Jamaica, so maybe there is some substance. A game in the Pacific Islands could really boost the French for this tournament.
     
  11. adamkungl

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    Like I said above, even 1-2 games of form could be the difference for any team below the top 3. That first game France v Lebanon will 99% likely be key in advancing to the quarters, since it's hard to see either of them beating Australia or England in their next 2.

    If I'm France I'm getting as big a run up as possible into that round 1 match.
     
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    Yeh definitely agree with that, the other 2 games they're going for would both be a step above Lebanon as well IMO.

    Let's not forgot that game V Lebanon is pretty much a knockout game and winner qaulifies for the 2021 World Cup. Huge stakes.
     
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    Italy are apparently playing Lebanon in Beirut and Spain in Saluzzo in June..
    Scotland in September with venue TBC..
    Italy will also play some Womens and U21s involving those countries as well..
    Source was the RLEF site..
     
  14. morningstar

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    Confirmed here...

    http://www.nprugby.it/campionato-it...-coppa-del-mondo-gli-appuntamenti-della-firl/

    This is interesting too, possible RLEF U19s comp in 2018! Anyone speak Italian who can confirm?

    "La RLEF ha invitato la FIRL a partecipare nel 2018 a campionato europeo Under 19, e giocare una partita di qualificazione con le annate (98-99) entro fine anno. Questo darebbe la possibilità di dare ulteriore importanza all’attività junior."
     
  15. adamkungl

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    Are the Latino Sydney internationals the only ones played so far this year?

    Knocking up something a bit neater for yas
     
  16. adamkungl

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    See if this works.


    Will update as new info comes up
    Not much point adding WC games in right now, we all know what they are and will be covered extensively
     
  17. adamkungl

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    Huh, didn't realize it would stick the whole sheet in the post. Well. There you go.
     
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    The women's game v Spain is interesting. That would be a first for Spain I should think.

    If only this work included a few domestic players in the WC squad.
     
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    July

    Hungary vs Poland
    Czech Rep vs Hungary

    August

    Hungary vs Czech Rep
     
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