Hec 2005/2006

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by DonBilly, May 30, 2005.

  1. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Here are the clubs that qualified for the 2006 H-cup:

    England : London Wasps, Leicester, Sale, Bath, Saracens, Leeds
    France : Biarritz, Bourgoin, Stade Français, Stade Toulousain, Castres, Clermont Auvergne, Perpignan
    Ireland : Munster, Leinster, Ulster
    Italy : Calvisano, Trévise
    Scotland : Glasgow, Edimbourg
    Wales : Neath-Swansea Ospreys, Newport Gwent Dragons, Llanelli, Cardiff.
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  3. SmokeyMonkey

    SmokeyMonkey Guest

    And here are the groups:

    1. Munster, Castres Olympique, Sale Sharks, Newport Gwent Dragons

    2. Calvisano, Perpignan, Leeds Tykes, Cardiff Blues

    3. Ospreys, Stade Francais, Leicester Tigers, Clermont Auvergne

    4. Biarritz Olympique, Saracens, Ulster, Benetton Treviso

    5. Glasgow, Bourgoin, Bath, Leinster

    6. London Wasps, Toulouse, Llanelli Scarlets, Edinburgh
  4. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Group 2 is a joke- Who came up with the seedings?
  5. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i know, i think cardiff blues could have chance, they can beat calvisano and leeds, and could on there day beat perpignan.
    group 1 munster
    group 2 blues
    group 3 really is too close to call, but i think the ospreys will suprise a few people.
    group 4 biarritz
    group 5 leinster
    group 6 tolouse

    best runners up scarlets, and whoever finnishes second in group 3
  6. Cardiff couldn't beat an egg, Leeds or Perpingan will take group 2, although it is a very poor draw. Pools 3 and 6 should, in theory, produce the best games, with lots of Anglo-French confrontations.
  7. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    cardiff are improving and they have signed rush from auckland and promising scrum half mike phillips from the scarlets.
  8. They were lucky to get into the competition at all, I don't see them doing anything special.
  9. Symclaw

    Symclaw Guest

    Scarlets, runner up? My heart says yes, but how good are wasps.
  10. Certainly better than Llanelli. We beat them home and away in last season's competition, and look where we finished in the league. [​IMG]
  11. Symclaw

    Symclaw Guest

    I god damn well know you did, you son of a pig. A lot of new signings for next season though. Hope they "gel".
  12. For who, Scarlets or Saints? Or both for that matter?
  13. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    Scherbrina(spelling?) has gone 2 Cardiff from Saints because of overseas players
  14. sarries fan

    sarries fan Guest

    not too bad draw for saracens and some good away trips so couldnt wish for much more, hopefully we can beat trevisso and ulster and maybe just maybe if we put a good enough performance in beat biarritz in the home leg [​IMG] !!
  15. Symclaw

    Symclaw Guest

    yea, both. But i am a scarlets fan, when did Northampton turn into Real Madrid?
  16. Never been to Franklins Bernabeau? [​IMG]

    We haven't go that many big name players really. Reihana, Spencer and Thompson are the only world renouned names in our squad.
  17. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Cohen... Tom Smith...
  18. Cohen's on **** form, and Smith is coming towards the end of his career. Those are the three really big names currently at their peak.
  19. Symclaw

    Symclaw Guest

    Ok then real madrid, maybe a bit of an over statement. But that's all i'm hearin is, Saints sign, blah blah blah.

    Blah blah blah, hell of a player!
  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Certainly a sense of déjà vu, bit of a dissappointment not to get a different draw but we should still qualify even if we do get more of a test from Bourgoin.
  21. Being fair, we are losing about half of our squad. If we didn't make new signings we'd be more screwed than we were last season. [​IMG]
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