Sunday, January 19, 2020

EPCR Pools completed: Champions and Challenge Cups Round Robins be done



The European Professional Club Rugby Tournaments, Champions and Challenge Cups, close pool play today with Challenge Cup extra-timers already determined and Champions fixing to sort this morning. That's happened.
In the dual playoffs frames are: 6 clubs from T14, 5 each from Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14.

Champions Cup Playoffs



Leinster v Saracens at the RDS: last year's final!

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints at Sandy Park: # 1 versus #2 in the English League;

Toulouse v Ulster at the Ernest Wallon: tough ask of visitors;

Clermont v Racing 92 at the Michelin: current #7 v #5 at T14 table 







Challenge Cup






Meanwhile, Challenge Cup pool play is shuttered and first weekend in April:

Toulon v Scarlets 

Bordeaux B├Ęgles v Dragons

Bristol Bears v Edinburgh

Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique

- Daktari's Cypher -

Yesterday's puzzle: “RNDEWEHJ SA LWDRY PBSCHYWYWBI UQSH WI BEHD Q AHQD. YGQIXR YB YGH QSQMWIU RNCCBDYHDR YGQY PQSH BNY, QIJ SA QSQMWIU YHQSSQYHR OGB DHSWIJ SH OGA W FBEH YGWR UQSH RB SNPG." - XBTHFPB RYHHFHDR LFAGQFL, JQI PQDYHD, QLYHD LWDRY SQYPG TQPX LBFFBOWIU IHPX RNDUHDA

And here is your hint:
T = B

and its solution, from a gentleman of whom you may have heard:

“Survived my first competition game in over a year. Thanks to the amazing supporters that came out, and my amazing teammates who remind me why I love this game so much." - Kobelco Steelers flyhalf, Dan Carter, after first match back following neck surgery last spring.








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