Autumn Internationals 2019

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  1. TheOvalBall

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    Gatland will be coaching the Baa-baas.
     
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    I feel the same about the Barbarians as @The Alpha Bro does about the lions.

    Seriously?
    Blimey, least BaaBaas coach going.
     
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    Apprently Rory Best is getting a sendoff here which is nice. Other than that would.have to say that surely the Baa Baas are struggling for relevance in this day and age.
     
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    According to this , Eddie Jones will be coaching against Fiji, and the link in the original post says Gatland will coach against Wales.
     
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    Praise for captain
     
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    Definitly using this to test some young fringe england players aswell as make it a good test.
     
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    A few additional Tier2 fixtures

    09/11 - Brazil v Portugal
    16/11 - Barbarians v Fiji
    16/11 - Chile v Portugal
    16/11 - Occitanie*v Spain
    16/11 - Belgium v Hong Kong
    20/11 - Brazil v Barbarians
    23/11 - Spain v Hong Kong
    30/11 - Barbarians v Wales

    The Portugal games in South America could be pretty even and entertaining. Would be good if Brazil could get a crowd against the Baa Baas anything like what they got against the Maori ABs.

    *appears to be a region in the south of France.
     
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    I have a question.

    Do players who play for the Barbarians play for free ?
     
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    Nope, they get paid a substantial amount - Matt Giteau got caught at Aussie customs in 2011 with 60k in cash in his bag that was his appearance fee.

    Whole thing is rotten/a tax cheat, people who hold them up as this ode to amateur rugby are way off the mark.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Out of curiosity, who's paying?
     
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    Sponsors and gates?
    I dunno, I just don't like them as a whole.
     
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    Brazil defeated Portugal 26-24 last week (HT 21-12), based on scrum domination although the portuguese backs were sharper and very efficient. They came back from a 12 points gap in 2nd half. The official attendance was 784 or 2,2 % of the public who attended the match against the Maories. It seems that promotion of this test was not comparable with the one against Maories.

    Portugal defeated Chile today 23-18 (HT 3-8), again with a good performance of their backs and a poor one by the chilean back line. Portuguese pack were again under pressure, they conceded several scrum penalties.

    This portuguese team is a Development team , age average of 22yo. They have only two players who are based in France from a total of 15 or more.
     
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    What's the state of Portuguese rugby in general? I go to the Algarve most years and while everyone seems to know what rugby is it's clearly not popular. I reckon it's probably a hard sell in a country that is so dominated by soccer with a relatively small population.
     
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    Those are some strong showings by the Portguese. I can see them finishing ahead of Belgium in the REC.
     
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