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  1. manu266

    2019 Schedule

    The playoff format will seem really alien for North Americans, and could be a major factor. #1 to #3 can afford to lose one playoff game, so that's the first objective for the top teams. #1 gets a bye in the 1st round, winner of #1 v either #2 or 3 gets another bye in round 3. So possibly only 2 rounds to play for the top team, a total different ball game than the Qualifiers... That being said it will be probably harder for the Wolfpack to clinch #1, so they will need discipline and a much better post season performance. 1PM could be a problem, specially for people coming from far away. From Montreal only the train can get you there on time, even by car you need to leave at 5AM to beat the Don Valley mess. But I'm moving out of Montréal, out of Canada soon so I won't have that problem. London will become my "home" team, ironic. I hope I'll have time and money to see some Wolfpack away games. And I definitly hope that they show all their games on a decent streaming service.
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    Pre-season friendlies

    Last season it was said in a interview that TWP were paying the broadcast crew for all games home and away, so with or without Premier it shouldn't change anything, but I'm not sure they still have the budget for all away games, certainly not the preseason ones. Still at championship level they will probably keep the Game TV / CBC arrangement. And I hope their web subscription broadcast stays and improves...
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    Travelling to Perpignan

    Carcassonne and Girona airports are also good options. I think Ryanair still has a Leeds - Girona flight. Then train to Girona centre and then TGV to Perpignan.
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    2019 Early Season games

    Meanwhile, the Arrows will start at home early April. Will be on the road for the first 8 games, MLR season starts end of January. https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-arrows-to-start-in-major-league-rugby-with-eight-road-games-1.1205721
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    Million pound game

    I have a bad feeling about this one. This was a tough post season. Will watch the game in a Celtic pub in Belgium. Very sad that I cannot be at Lamport one last time...
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    RL on Canadian TV

    So we will have a 1.68 million dollars game next week, another most important game in NA rugby history.
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    RL on Canadian TV

    Hello Canada, and rugby league fans in the United States and... Jamaica. This is the most important game in North American rugby history (I think I say that every week now) and it's on radio here https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/rugby-league/45615892 Go Vikings go.
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    Million pound game

    Advantage Broncos. They play Halifax at home and they will know Toulouse and Toronto results. They will know exactly how many points to score to get promoted. Sky will not allow it but they should play the last games at the same time. Of course the Wolfpack control their destiny, a win at Leeds and they are at least 4th. But the way they played their last 3 games, not gonna be enough for Leeds. True that with a win today at Halifax Leeds will be saved, but will they slow down against Toronto? Exciting week... I'll be in Flanders on October 7, so if the MPG is at London, I'll jump on the first Eurostar.
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    RL on Canadian TV

    The Leeds differential is too big and they will increase it against Halifax. Same with Salford. Only if Hull KR struggle against Toulouse and Widnes, but I don't see it happening.
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    RL on Canadian TV

    I just realised that Sky has confirmed the Leeds-Wolfpack game in their line-up. Also... That could mean a 2PM kickoff in Toronto.
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    Toulouse - 15 septembre - Stade Lamport

    The official TO Olympique pub, funny name... Here are some of the Lyrics (my translation) of an anthem dedicated to Toulouse, you can feel rugby and rumble is some of the words. Sometimes deep inside me I see reviving The green water of the Canal du Midi And the red brick of the Minimes O my Paîs, O Toulouse, O Toulouse I take the avenue back to school My schoolbag is full of punches Here, if you hit, you win Here, even the grannies love the brawl O my Paîs, O Toulouse A torrent of pebbles rolls in your accent Your violence is boiling up in your violets We call each other c*** as soon as we meet There is a storm in the air and yet The Saint-Sernin church illuminates the evening
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    Salford sep 8

    If it's in Toronto, it will most likely be on October 6 at 12:30 to accomodate Sky. Leeds and Toronto play on Friday 28, all other teams on Sunday 30. So they will confirm the time on Monday morning I guess. That means I'll have to book a train ticket less than one week before the game and on top of that it's another long weekend, so it's going to cost me a lot...
  13. Must win for both teams. Weather looks splendid. Will Olympien fans travel en masse? Will 3B run out of cassoulet? A bilingual Oh Canada?
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    Happy Simcoe Day

    Bona Diada Catalunya! Bonne fête nationale à toutes les Catalanes et Catalans! Next stop: PNG