2018 tours

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  1. roughyedspud

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    Rumours are slowing coming to fruition..

    New Zealand tour of "Europe"

    3 tests v England & 1 test v France is practically a done deal with the kiwis looking at the possibility of adding a couple more games against Wales,Scotland or ireland

    Fiji to France

    Buried in the minutes of a recent french federation meeting were the idea of a 2 test series with Fiji


    Its looking increasing likely that a majority of the Pacific island teams will be heading up to Europe/UK in 2018..

    I'd like to see a Wales v PNG series..iirc they played a 3 test series in 2007?
     
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  2. adamkungl

    adamkungl Immortal

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    For all our complaints it does look like there will be big improvements from 2017
     
  3. hutch

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    I think the 2007 3 test series was png v France. Good crowds in all 3 games in France, was a close series.
     
  4. Storm13

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    I believe it was a two match series that France won 2-0. Wales did defeat PNG on the same tour.
     
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  5. Jim from Oz

    Jim from Oz Juniors

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    From Wikipedia:

    • 2007: France def. Papua New Guinea 38-26 Parc des Sports (Avignon)
    • 2007: France def Papua New Guinea 22-16 Stade Andre Moga, Begles (Bordeaux)
    Anyone know the crowds???
     
  6. LeagueXIII

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    I think these should be one off tests rather than 3 test series to keep it as an event and maximise the potential as they do in rugby union. So for example rather than Wales play PNG in a 3 test series , I'd rather Wales play PNG and Fiji in one off tests and if a third game was needed Samoa. England and Ireland could play them also on rotating weekends.
     
  7. Scubby

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    France and Wales should join up and invite Fiji and PNG over. It could be an excellent 4 Nations competition in itself. England could also play Fiji and PNG in one-off games and could contribute to the costs.

    This is how we need to look at it. Much like cricket did a couple of decades ago with mini quad/triangular tournaments/series with touring sides.
     
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    Not really a tour but the Emerging Nations WC will be on in Sydney in 2018 as well!
     
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