Champions/Challenge Cup Playoffs

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  1. TRF_Olyy

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    To start back up in mid September

    Next seasons championship starts in Early september, so Saracens will be playing the Champions Cup playoffs and the Championship.

    Dumb as ****.

    https://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/dates-confirmed-for-european-rugby-season-2019-20
     
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    To be fair it is not a worthy competition inning Europe next year in my eyes.
    Leinster had great momentum but will have lost that and have some guys a year older but it is not the same beating a half depleted Sarries team.

    If Racing win it I presume they will have all their new signings and again this means their original run is tainted.

    Sarries are a team that won't care to much.

    Clermont f they finally do get their I wont be the same.
     
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    It definitely suits the French sides better. I reckon Leinster and Sarries have both lost as much as the other when momentum, departures and age is factored in but both are good enough to win.

    I'm still hoping for a Leinster v Toulouse final, and if that were to happen I reckon you'd have the least talk of a "tainted" championship (not that I think there should be any of that) as they were the form sides going in.
     
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    Sarries have lost:
    Goode, Lozowski, Kruis, Isiekwe, Earl, Spencer, Skelton, Singleton

    That's a fair chunk of their first choice side.
     
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    Even at that it is still tainted. Sarries could go and take a half hearted view to Dublin be hammered and it is bad for all if there is a 1 sided game. Fair enough if a team is better on the day.

    Like I will put it in same bracket as Pro14. We play Leinster in August and will be much more stronger. Some may say we have best chance of winning Pro 14 especially now since Leinster are a bit distracted wity HEC again.
    But it will still be 100% not off as we got all our new guys in for tail end of season.

    Also next year in Europe looking like 8 groups of 3.
     
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    Fair, didn't realise it was that many. Our bench should be far better anyway.
     
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    I just realised they'll also be playing in the Premiership as well, because they're planning on restarting that mid-late August
    What a car crash
     
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    Like Europe and Pro14 it will be less meaningful. If we won Pro14 it would be wrong as we would have our new guys
     
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