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Guinness Pro12 2016-2017

  • 05-07-2016 3:35pm
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    Site Banned Posts: 2,055 Adbrowne


    Fixtures for the new season will be released next wednesday .....


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  • Site Banned Posts: 2,055 Adbrowne


    Pro12 twitter says fixtures announced at midday today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    May as well merge the two threads?
    Sunday fixtures are set to be ditched in the Guinness Pro12 for the coming season, with S4C switching their broadcast slot to Saturday evenings.

    For the past couple of years, Welsh regions have found themselves playing games on Sunday afternoons. That was a by product of Sky Sports coming on board as broadcasters in 2014.

    With Sky showing games on Saturday, S4C had to move their matches to Sunday, with the Friday evening slot taken up by BBC Wales.

    The Welsh language broadcasters initially went for a 4pm kick-off and then switched to 2.30pm last season.

    But Sunday fixtures have proved generally unpopular with fans.

    Now it’s understood Sky have agreed to S4C taking up a Saturday evening slot, with kick-offs at around 7.30pm.

    So Pro12 matches will now take place on Friday evenings and various slots on Saturdays, with Sky showing games at 3pm or 5.30pm.

    The new season will kick-off on the weekend of Sept 1-2, with full fixtures for the first 13 rounds of matches to be released at 12pm today.

    It’s understood the Ospreys, Blues and Scarlets are at home on the opening weekend, with the Dragons on the road, while champions Connacht entertain Glasgow.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/guinness-pro12-ditch-sunday-fixtures-11607522


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,536 former total


    Just to record it for posterity; the odds on Grand Final winner 2017 (Paddy Power):

    Leinster 15/8
    Glasgow 9/4
    Ulster 6/1
    Scarlets 15/2
    Munster 9/1
    Connacht 10/1
    Ospreys 18/1


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,063 ✭✭✭✭ wp_rathead


    That's brilliant, means Welsh away games most likely on Saturdays so won't have to take Friday's off :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    M vs L in TP on Stephen's Day again.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,536 former total




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,536 former total


    M vs L in TP on Stephen's Day again.

    And Leinster v Munster in the Aviva is the week before the first European game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Leinster have possibly the toughest run-in I've seen.

    - Ospreys (A)
    - Connacht (A)
    - Glasgow (H)
    - Ulster (A)


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,228 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    M vs L in TP on Stephen's Day again.

    im there! always loving going to limerick for that fixture


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,369 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Leinster have possibly the toughest run-in I've seen.

    - Ospreys (A)
    - Connacht (A)
    - Glasgow (H)
    - Ulster (A)

    Just saw the fixture list there. It's as important to look at the international windows as anything really. Our internationals will be missing for:

    Connacht (H)
    Zebre (A)
    Scarlets (A)
    Treviso (A)
    Edinburgh (H)
    Dragons (A)
    Scarlets (H)
    Cardiff (H)

    It's actually a pretty crap fixture list in general for Leinster from that perspective. A bad run in at the end of the season and some really tough games during the international windows. Connacht and the 2 Scarlets games in particular would be a real worry. Even Dragons away is a tricky one. If we make the knock-outs in Europe then the run in will be a very difficult one to manage.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Is Leinster Munster switching to RDS yeah? Down as on Pro12 site


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,536 former total


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Is Leinster Munster switching to RDS yeah? Down as on Pro12 site

    Nah it's always listed as RDS initially, it will be moved to the Aviva


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Is Leinster Munster switching to RDS yeah? Down as on Pro12 site
    Its nearly always listed as RDS on day fixtures are announced and then it changes soon after this iirc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,536 former total


    Just noticing that all the Italian home fixtures are 'TBC' for broadcast, indicates that no TV deal in place (again)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ b.gud


    Full set of fixture and times for the "Big Weekend" games. I'm pretty sure all times are local

    Date ||Big Weekend 1 ||Date |Big Weekend 2 ||Date |Big Weekend 3 ||Date |Big Weekend 4 ||Date |Big Weekend 5 ||Date |Big Weekend 6
    Oct 7 19:35 ||
    Con v Uls
    ||Oct 28 19:35 |
    Car v Sca
    ||Dec 23 19:35 |
    Tre v Zeb
    ||Dec 31 00:00 |
    Zeb v Edi
    ||Apr 14 19:35 |
    Con v Lei
    ||May 6 17:15 |
    Gla v Edi
    |
    Oct 7 19:35 ||
    Edi v Tre
    ||Oct 28 19:35 |
    Edi v Zeb
    ||Dec 23 19:35 |
    Uls v Con
    ||Dec 31 14:00 |
    Tre v Gla
    ||Apr 14 19:35 |
    Gla v Zeb
    ||May 6 17:15 |
    Mun v Con
    |
    Oct 7 19:35 ||
    Osp v Car
    ||Oct 28 19:35 |
    Gla v Tre
    ||Dec 26 14:05 |
    Car v NG D
    ||Dec 31 15:00 |
    Lei v Uls
    ||Apr 15 14:45 |
    Car v Osp
    ||May 6 17:15 |
    NG D v Car
    |
    Oct 8 14:05 ||
    Lei v Mun
    ||Oct 28 19:35 |
    Uls v Mun
    ||Dec 26 16:05 |
    Edi v Gla
    ||Dec 31 17:30 |
    Con v Mun
    ||Apr 15 15:00 |
    Mun v Uls
    ||May 6 17:15 |
    Sca v Osp
    |
    Oct 8 17:05 ||
    Zeb v Gla
    ||Oct 29 17:15 |
    Osp v NG D
    ||Dec 26 17:30 |
    Mun v Lei
    ||Jan 01 15:00 |
    Sca v Car
    ||Apr 15 17:15 |
    NG D v Sca
    ||May 6 17:15 |
    Uls v Lei
    |
    Oct 8 19:35 ||
    Sca v NG D
    ||Oct 29 19:15 |
    Lei v Con
    ||Dec 27 15:00 |
    Osp v Sca
    ||Jan 01 17:05 |
    NG D v Osp
    ||Apr 15 20:05 |
    Tre v Edi
    ||May 6 18:15 |
    Zeb v Tre


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Interesting that very few Sunday matches in Pro 12 list with S4C moving their regular Sunday afternoon slot to Saturday evening. I wonder were Sunday afternoon attendances hit by live PL football coverage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,617 ✭✭✭✭ phog


    Interesting that very few Sunday matches in Pro 12 list with S4C moving their regular Sunday afternoon slot to Saturday evening. I wonder were Sunday afternoon attendances hit by live PL football coverage?

    It's possible that the Pro12 listened to the fans who made the effort to complete their recent survey too. I know a lot of Welsh fans were less than happy with Sunday games.


  • Site Banned Posts: 2,055 Adbrowne


    phog wrote: »
    It's possible that the Pro12 listened to the fans who made the effort to complete their recent survey too. I know a lot of Welsh fans were less than happy with Sunday games.

    Its easier for away fans too. Travel over Friday nite or sat morning and back sunday afternoon or evening.


  • Site Banned Posts: 2,055 Adbrowne


    http://www.pro12rugby.com/news/19950.php#9i5LJp587iMdDPmg.97

    Owen Watkin out for the season basically


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,215 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Adbrowne wrote: »
    http://www.pro12rugby.com/news/19950.php#9i5LJp587iMdDPmg.97

    Owen Watkin out for the season basically

    That's pretty horrendous for the kid.


  • Site Banned Posts: 2,055 Adbrowne


    bilston wrote: »
    That's pretty horrendous for the kid.

    Ospreys flanker Sam Underhill will miss the first four months of the new Guinness PRO12 season after suffering a shoulder injury.



    http://www.pro12rugby.com/news/19964.php#GpTYcfk4vWWQLS2f.97


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ b.gud


    https://twitter.com/connachtrugby/status/763638334883237888

    I like this as an idea for the league, I think it's a bit like the Champions cup winners get to put a star on their jersey. But obviously this one won't be permanent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭ Teferi


    Everyone should be able to put a little pint of guinness underneath their crest for every Pro12 they've won.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ b.gud


    Teferi wrote: »
    Everyone should be able to put a little pint of guinness underneath their crest for every Pro12 they've won.

    A pint of Magners if they won it when it was the Magners league and a Bank balance if they won it when it was the Rabo :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Dave Rennie replacing Glasgow Townsend in 2017/18.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Dave Rennie replacing Glasgow Townsend in 2017/18.

    Well then, he's not going to Ireland so


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,369 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Dave Rennie replacing Glasgow Townsend in 2017/18.

    Balls.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Dave Rennie replacing Glasgow Townsend in 2017/18.

    I'm utterly baffled. That's a huge appointment by Glasgow.

    Completely missed opportunity for Ireland/provinces.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,369 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Buer wrote: »
    I'm utterly baffled. That's a huge appointment by Glasgow.

    Completely missed opportunity for Ireland/provinces.

    On the bright side it clearly means that Joe is staying where he is though. Doesn't it.... :(


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