European Challenge Cup

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by harrison2468, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_unio...ean/5107596.stm

    European Challenge Cup draw:

    Pool 1
    Newport Gwent Dragons, Bayonne, Bristol Rugby, Bucuresti

    Pool 2
    Glasgow Warriors, Narbonne, Saracens, GRAN Parma

    Pool 3
    Newcastle Falcons, Brive, Petrarca Padova, Montauban

    Pool 4
    Connacht Rugby, Montpellier, Bath Rugby, NEC Harlequins

    Pool 5:
    ASM Clermont Auvergne, Worcester Warriors, Viadana, Albi

    Look at that Pool 4!!! I'm quite pleased with Bristol's group, but Dragons away may be touch. It depends on how they improve really.
     
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  3. SmokeyMonkey

    SmokeyMonkey Guest

    :D As long as we don't play like we did against Parma we will qualify easy!

    Group 4 looks tough!

    Edit: I meant Group 4 not 5 :unsure:
     
  4. Boy

    Boy Guest

    Group 4 looks like an utter biatch. Montpellier probably won't really bother if they lose their first couple of games, and Connacht will be very difficult in Galway. I'm sure Quins will be looking to assert themselves on all fronts this season. Hopefully we'll have a coach by the time of the first round!

    I'm assuming it's the five pool winners and three best runners up who qualify. Smart money might be on Clermont Auvergne. They should walk through their group and will be difficult to play when they're at home.
     
  5. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    You mean Pool 1 don't you??

    You are a Newport Gwent Dragons supporter, ain't you?
     
  6. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    Don't underestimate the power of Jason Strange! ;)

    Oh yeah, I was going to ask you SmokeyMonkey, how was Oakley during his time at Newport? He was capped by Wales before the WC, but has now been released by you guys.
     
  7. SmokeyMonkey

    SmokeyMonkey Guest

    Forgettable/bad are words I would use. At least we've got some new players coming through and some crap old ones leaving.
     
  8. MightyQuin

    MightyQuin Guest

    Glad to hear Bath fans are giving Quins a bit of respect and also feel that pool 4 is a bitch! If we're showing some respect, I'll also admit I'd rather have been in with any of the other 4 English teams other than Bath!!!
    Can't see a best 2nd place coming from that group, as no easy points to pick up like in the other pools.
     
  9. St. Jamez

    St. Jamez Guest

    I'm rooting for Wuss in the ECC, failing that I would quite like to see Quins win it. :)
     
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