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The Summer Tours.

  • 17-05-2017 12:13am
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    It's not all about the Lions, you know. All of the Six Nations are touring this June as well as welcome international test fixtures for Georgia and Romania. Below is a basic list of the relevant fixtures along with Irish times as they appear on World Rugby's website. Perhaps the mods can pin this and squad news can be added to to it as well.

    Ireland
      ULSTER v BARBARIANS 19:30, Thu 1st June 2017
    • USA V IRELAND 21:00, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • JAPAN V IRELAND 06:00, Sat 17 Jun 2017
    • JAPAN V IRELAND06:40, Sat 24 Jun 2017

    Wales
      WALES v RCG 1404, 19:00 Friday 2nd June. Live on S4C.
    • TONGA V WALES 06:30, Fri 16 Jun 2017
    • SAMOA V WALES 07:30, Fri 23 Jun 2017
    Scotland
    • ITALY V SCOTLAND 13:00, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • AUSTRALIA V SCOTLAND 06:00, Sat 17 Jun 2017
    • FIJI V SCOTLAND 03:30, Sat 24 Jun 2017

    England
    • ENGLAND V BARBARIANS, 15:00 Sun 28 May 2017
    • ARGENTINA V ENGLAND 20:15, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • ARGENTINA V ENGLAND 20:15, Sat 17 Jun 2017

    Italy
    • ITALY V SCOTLAND 13:00, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • FIJI V ITALY 03:30, Sat 17 Jun 2017
    • AUSTRALIA V ITALY 06:00, Sat 24 Jun 2017

    France
    • SOUTH AFRICA V FRANCE 16:00, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • SOUTH AFRICA V FRANCE 16:00, Sat 17 Jun 2017
    • SOUTH AFRICA V FRANCE 16:00, Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Georgia
    • CANADA V GEORGIA 22:00, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • USA V GEORGIA 00:00, Sun 18 Jun 2017
    • ARGENTINA V GEORGIA 20:15, Sat 24 Jun 2017

    Romania
    • JAPAN V ROMANIA 06:40, Sat 10 Jun 2017
    • CANADA V ROMANIA 22:00, Sat 17 Jun 2017


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Apart from the obvious interest in our own games the South Africa v France series should be good viewing.

    Australia v Scotland will be a good one too given Scotland are...ahem...virtually at full strength.

    It will be interesting to see how Georgia get on in Argentina.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Irish tour squad for US/Japan.

    Backs (14)

    Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 3 caps
    Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 1 cap
    John Cooney (Connacht) *
    Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 59 caps
    Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 23 caps
    Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 13 caps
    Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster) 9 caps
    Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
    Tiernan O'Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 3 caps
    Rory O'Loughlin (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
    Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
    Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) *
    Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) *
    Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 33 caps

    Forwards (17) -

    Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps
    Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 1 cap
    Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 67 caps
    Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) *
    Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 17 caps
    Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
    Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster) 12 caps
    Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 1 cap
    Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) *
    Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 13 caps
    James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) *
    John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 6 caps
    Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 4 caps
    Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 47 caps
    James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
    Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) *
    Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    bilston wrote: »
    Apart from the obvious interest in our own games the South Africa v France series should be good viewing.

    Australia v Scotland will be a good one too given Scotland are...ahem...virtually at full strength.

    It will be interesting to see how Georgia get on in Argentina.

    Agree on all three counts. What's odd about the French tour is that both sides will come into the series with low morale and are fighting from a very low base by their standards. Given we've 2 years before the World Cup, both squads need to up their game big time.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Who is RCG?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Who is RCG?

    They're a side in the Welsh premiership.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Who is RCG?

    It's the North Wales development squad. And I had to check that myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,479 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    It's the North Wales development squad. And I had to check that myself.

    It's the 5th Welsh region at underage level while the seniors play in premiership.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    They won the national cup this year, but it's a bit of a weird fixture, suppose the best comparison would be if Ireland were to play one of the Province A teams.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,599 matthew8


    Should be some great entertainment. If both are giving it a good go then a depleted England should be pretty evenly matched against Argentina. South Africa and France should be well matched too (I thought France showed some real positive signs in the 6 nations) so should provide a few good games, as long as neither collapse. You would fancy the Australia matches to be a non-event but it wouldn't be the first time Scotland proved a banana skin for a SH side.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    England vs Barbarians is on now in Twickers. Seems as if Eddie Jones is taking one of the visitors traditions more to heart than they have :)

    15. Mike Brown (Harlequins, 60 caps); 14. Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped); 13. Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped); 12. Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped); 11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps); 10. George Ford (Bath Rugby, 35 caps); 9. Danny Care (Harlequins, 71 caps)

    1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap); 2. Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors, uncapped); 3. Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped); 4. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps); 5. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped); 6. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps); 7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, uncapped); 8. Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

    Replacements: 16. George McGuigan (Leicester Tigers, uncapped) 17. Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks, uncapped) 18. Jamal Ford-Robinson (Bristol Rugby, uncapped) 19. Will Spencer (Worcester Warriors, uncapped) 20. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped) 21. Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped) 22. Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 27 caps) 23. Mike Haley (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

    Barbarians.

    15 Alex Goode (Saracens & England) 21 caps; 14 Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier & Fiji) 24; 13 Yann David (Toulouse & France) 4; 12 Frans Steyn (Montpellier & South Africa) 53; 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux-Begles & Australia) 116; 10 Ian Madigan (Bordeaux-Begles & Ireland) 30; 9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Bath Rugby & Samoa) 31

    1 Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier & Georgia) 41; 2 Richard Hibbard (Gloucester & Wales) 41; 3 Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa) 59; 4 Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina) 57; 5 Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand)12; 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France, captain) 80; 7 Steffon Armitage (Pau & England) 5; 8 Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina) 25

    Replacements

    16 Schalk Brits (Saracens & South Africa) 10; 17 Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand) 47 ;18 WP Nel (Edinburgh & Scotland) 15; 19 Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa) 34; 20 Gillian Galan (Toulouse); 21 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa) 88; 22 Robbie Fruean (Bath Rugby); 23 Horacio Agulla (Castres & Argentina) 63


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


    Nathan Earle having an impressive debut, lightning quick and very physical in defence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Nathan Earle having an impressive debut, lightning quick and very physical in defence.
    Only 3 premiership starts for Saracens too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,175 ✭✭✭ Sanjuro


    Any broadcasting schedule for the Ireland games?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Sanjuro wrote: »
    Any broadcasting schedule for the Ireland games?
    Ireland v USA is on NBC Sports. Can't find any irish broadcaster, possibly Eir Sport again :(

    Can't find anything on the Japan games, just that they're not listed on Sky Sports rugby schedule:
    http://www.skysports.com/watch/rugby-union-on-sky


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭ typhoony


    i'm looking forward to watching the Australia v Fiji game, some very good players in that Fiji squad


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Ireland v USA is on NBC Sports. Can't find any irish broadcaster, possibly Eir Sport again :(

    Can't find anything on the Japan games, just that they're not listed on Sky Sports rugby schedule:
    http://www.skysports.com/watch/rugby-union-on-sky

    BT Sports have no rugby listed for June bar the Under 20's. At this later stage they'll probably take up whatever Sky Sports are't taking up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    There have been some strange ones over the years but I'm pretty sure Camara missing the France tour to South Africa because his passport is ripped is up there.

    https://www.ultimaterugby.com/news/nans-ducuing-replaces-djibril-camara-in-france-squad/563106


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    I'm most surprised that they can't just get him a replacement quickly. Or an emergency travel document. Must have walked up to the airport with it unawares.


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


    I'm just impressed that their training camp is in Reunion. Tough life playing for France.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,455 ✭✭✭ Kiwi_knock


    Australia have named their 34 man squad for the games against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.
    Props: Allan Alaalatoa (9 Tests, ACT Brumbies); Sekope Kepu (77 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Tom Robertson (7 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Scott Sio (30 Tests, ACT Brumbies); Toby Smith (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels).

    Hookers: Tolu Latu (4 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Stephen Moore (c) (117 Tests, Queensland Reds); Tatafu Polota-Nau (68 Tests, Western Force).

    Second Rows Rory Arnold (9 Tests, ACT Brumbies); Adam Coleman (9 Tests, Western Force); Sam Carter (13 Tests, ACT Brumbies); Lukhan Tui (Uncapped, Queensland Reds).

    Back Rows: Jack Dempsey (Uncapped, NSW Waratahs); Ned Hanigan (Uncapped, NSW Waratahs); Richard Hardwick (Uncapped, Western Force); Scott Higginbotham (32 Tests, Queensland Reds); Michael Hooper (65 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Lopeti Timani (6 Tests, Melbourne Rebels).

    Scrum Halves: Will Genia (75 Tests, Stade Francais); Nick Phipps (52 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Joe Powell (Uncapped, ACT Brumbies).

    Out Halves: Quade Cooper (67 Tests, Queensland Reds); Bernard Foley (42 Tests, NSW Waratahs).

    Centres: Kyle Godwin (1 Test, ACT Brumbies); Reece Hodge (10 Tests, Melbourne Rebels); Samu Kerevi (8 Tests, Queensland Reds); Tevita Kuridrani (45 Tests, ACT Brumbies).

    Back 3: Israel Folau (52 Tests, NSW Waratahs); Dane Haylett-Petty (14 Tests, Western Force); Karmichael Hunt (Uncapped, Queensland Reds); Marika Koroibete (Uncapped, Melbourne Rebels); Eto Nabuli (Uncapped, Queensland Reds); Sefa Naivalu (6 Tests, Melbourne Rebels); Henry Speight (11 Tests, ACT Brumbies).


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    If that prop had as many As in his leaving he would have walked into medicine


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    The Aussies cementing their top spot as most enthusiastic pillager of the Pacific Islands. Fair dinkum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,232 ✭✭✭ Yeah_Right


    Kiwi_knock wrote: »
    Australia have named their 34 man squad for the games against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.

    That's a pretty unimpressive squad. Especially the forward pack. The backs don't look great either. I suppose if they're going blood some new players with an eye for RWC 2019 then this is the time to do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


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    Guess that answers that question for now...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭ GavMan


    Shame there is no coverage of the Japan tests. RTE covered them 12 years ago (possibly delayed coverage)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    GavMan wrote: »
    Shame there is no coverage of the Japan tests. RTE covered them 12 years ago (possibly delayed coverage)
    My takeaway from the tweet is that no broadcaster in Japan has been decided yet, meaning there are no rights to sell yet to international broadcasters.

    I expect the USA test to be on Eir Sports at the very least.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    If that prop had as many As in his leaving he would have walked into medicine

    An easy man to find in the phonebook.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    My takeaway from the tweet is that no broadcaster in Japan has been decided yet, meaning there are no rights to sell yet to international broadcasters.

    I expect the USA test to be on Eir Sports at the very least.

    I'll be there lads, I'll stick it on Facebook Live.


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


    My takeaway from the tweet is that no broadcaster in Japan has been decided yet, meaning there are no rights to sell yet to international broadcasters.

    I expect the USA test to be on Eir Sports at the very least.

    You'd think with the RWC around the corner it be snapped up


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  • Registered Users Posts: 671 ✭✭✭ Quintis


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    Guess that answers that question for now...

    https://twitter.com/Cumoski/status/869847124153913345


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