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    Pro 14 2019/20 Season

    Some chat that the Pro 14 final for 2019/20 season will be at the Cardiff City Stadium. Nothing official yet.

    #2
    Looks weak

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      #3
      It only holds 33,280 ffs.

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        #4
        If this stadium is getting the final, its limited capacity compared to this year possibility points to a expected low level of neutral interest from the locals. Welsh rugby is a complicated beast!

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          #5
          Originally posted by neill_m View Post
          Some chat that the Pro 14 final for 2019/20 season will be at the Cardiff City Stadium. Nothing official yet.
          It's looking unlikely that a Welsh team would make the final. In that case it wouldn't surprise me to see the stadium half full.

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            #6
            Originally posted by dropkick View Post

            It's looking unlikely that a Welsh team would make the final. In that case it wouldn't surprise me to see the stadium half full.
            Well, no Welsh team in it would certainly make it half full rather than half empty.
            Last edited by jagawayagain; 28th-May-2019, 12:01.

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              #7
              At some point they need to put it in Italy. stadio olimpico may be too big, but Florence has a stadium that seats 40-45k. right in the range they seem to be looking for.

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                #8
                Originally posted by neill_m View Post
                Some chat that the Pro 14 final for 2019/20 season will be at the Cardiff City Stadium. Nothing official yet.
                That's what Gerry Thornley said on Second Captains yesterday. The capacity is only 36,000 which is less than the amount of tickets sold for the last two finals apparently.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Finnegan79 View Post
                  At some point they need to put it in Italy. stadio olimpico may be too big, but Florence has a stadium that seats 40-45k. right in the range they seem to be looking for.
                  The Artemio Franchi? No thanks. It's a dump. The only modern stadiums in Italy belong to Juventus and Udinese (which is too small). If there's a final in Italy you're limited to the Olympico, San Siro or Juventus Stadium really.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Wallyman View Post

                    The Artemio Franchi? No thanks. It's a dump. The only modern stadiums in Italy belong to Juventus and Udinese (which is too small). If there's a final in Italy you're limited to the Olympico, San Siro or Juventus Stadium really.
                    Turin would be great.

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                      #11
                      What date does the season actually start? Saw some comments about an inter-provincial series before the Pro14 but can't see anything official about that.

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                        #12
                        The word is the weekend starting 27th Sep. But nothing official has been announced yet. According to the Under the Sticks podcast (official Pro14 pod) we'll have the fixtures announced earlier this year than last year, but no dates given.

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                          #13
                          Indeed season due to start weekend of 27-29 September. 5 rounds to be played during RWC. Ulster have announced 2 pre-season games v Glasgow on Sept 7 & 14. We may get the Celtic Cup ran again as a warm up to the season. Fixtures last year were announced July 24. Conferences not officially confirmed but only change expected to be Scarlets and Ospreys trading places.

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                            #14
                            Latest unofficial conferences for 2019/20.

                            https://twitter.com/simonrug/status/1138818178082062336

                            Conference A

                            Glasgow (Scotland 1)
                            Leinster (Ireland 2)
                            Ulster (Ireland 3)
                            Ospreys (Wales 1)
                            Dragons (Wales 4)
                            Zebre (Italy 2)
                            Cheetahs (South Africa 1)

                            Conference B

                            Edinburgh (Scotland 2)
                            Munster (Ireland 1)
                            Connacht (Ireland 4)
                            Cardiff Blues (Wales 2)
                            Scarlets (Wales 3)
                            Benetton (Italy 1)
                            Southern Kings (South Africa 2)

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by neill_m View Post
                              Latest unofficial conferences for 2019/20.

                              https://twitter.com/simonrug/status/1138818178082062336

                              Conference A

                              Glasgow (Scotland 1)
                              Leinster (Ireland 2)
                              Ulster (Ireland 3)
                              Ospreys (Wales 1)
                              Dragons (Wales 4)
                              Zebre (Italy 2)
                              Cheetahs (South Africa 1)

                              Conference B

                              Edinburgh (Scotland 2)
                              Munster (Ireland 1)
                              Connacht (Ireland 4)
                              Cardiff Blues (Wales 2)
                              Scarlets (Wales 3)
                              Benetton (Italy 1)
                              Southern Kings (South Africa 2)
                              Looks like a home semi for us against Glasgow.

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