EPCR and Covid

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Re: EPCR and Covid

11 Jan 2021 19:44 pm:

We are likely to face Leinster at the RDS if the postponed games are no played, sadly unlikely to be in front of supporters though
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Re: EPCR and Covid

11 Jan 2021 20:01 pm:

Gloucester Mute wrote:Yes.

Elite sport is not, per se, causing a great amount of infection within it's sport + elite athletes are better placed than most to counteract infections with little damage caused.

BUT the benefits/pleasure that televised elite sport provides to tens/hundreds of thousands of lock-downed population is absolutely massive mental-health wise.

No reason for banning it as well alongside mass-user activities. On it's own harmless.


You didn't see all those morons thronging the streets in Crosby outside the Marine v Tottenham game yesterday than GM? That certainly isn't helping the covid fight.
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Re: EPCR and Covid

11 Jan 2021 21:04 pm:

Well 2 fallow weeks also means we can metaphorically cross the Rubicon and temporarily witness Cheltenham Town see off Man City in the FACup.
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 10:02 am:

stevieb wrote:
Gloucester Mute wrote:Yes.

Elite sport is not, per se, causing a great amount of infection within it's sport + elite athletes are better placed than most to counteract infections with little damage caused.

BUT the benefits/pleasure that televised elite sport provides to tens/hundreds of thousands of lock-downed population is absolutely massive mental-health wise.

No reason for banning it as well alongside mass-user activities. On it's own harmless.


You didn't see all those morons thronging the streets in Crosby outside the Marine v Tottenham game yesterday than GM? That certainly isn't helping the covid fight.


Ordinarily doesn't account for complete delinquents. And where were the police for heaven's sake ??
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 10:11 am:

Let's be clear - that's not elite sport really. It's ordinary people not sticking to the rules.
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 10:20 am:

...with so called elite sport as the catalyst. Rugby authorities issued new guidelines and the BBC go waxing lyrically about the dressing room celebrations of Crawley... no wonder the French and others are banning travel to and from this country.
I'd love to agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong....
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 13:38 pm:

I wonder if BT Sport will be offering compensation this time?
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 20:02 pm:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... -knockouts

Potential:
Leinster v Gloucester, Wasps v Exeter, Bordeaux-Bègles v Bristol, La Rochelle v Clermont, Lyon v Sale, Racing 92 v Toulon, Toulouse v Edinburgh and Munster v Scarlets. In the Challenge Cup, with the bottom eight Champions Cup sides dropping down, the lineup could read: London Irish v Glasgow, Ospreys v Harlequins, Cardiff v Dragons, Leicester v Montpellier, Zebre v Bath, Agen v Northampton, Benetton v Connacht and Newcastle v Ulster.
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 20:04 pm:

Let's 'av 'em!
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Re: EPCR and Covid

12 Jan 2021 20:05 pm:

Discussions are still continuing, however, with some within EPCR favouring the idea of the round of 16 initially pairing sides against opponents from their existing group. This, however, would mean Lyon facing Gloucester and Munster playing Clermont despite the sides having previously clashed before Christmas. Under this system Leinster would be drawn against Sale, Wasps would host Toulon and Bristol and Exeter would be required to travel to French giants Toulouse and Racing 92 respectively.
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