January 10th, 2004, 12:59 AM #1
English dominance threatened (read this, groundzero)
The heineken cup is a competition played out between european rugby union clubs. As far as Celtic Rugby is concerned there's only 4 clubs that can win the Rugby Union heineken cup. This is the year of the Celtic League (Scotland, Ireland, Wales).
Llanelli Scarlets - dominant in the Celtic League, will be surprising if anyone other than Llanelli, Ulster or Edinburgh can challenge for the title. Have been an exceptionally consistant side this season, defeated only twice in ten matches.
Ulster Rugby - Top side in europe 1999 and Celtic Cup winners over Edinburgh. Ulster were victorious in the Celtic Cup over Edinburgh in an extremely closely fought match. I'm rooting for Ulster as Heineken Cup finalists.
Edinburgh Rugby - Major underdogs, unbeaten having faced tough competition from Leeds, last season's champs Toulouse and The Ospreys. The scots have had an impressive season reaching the final of the Celtic Cup and have mounted an impressive challenge on the Celtic League. Favourable odds.
Munster Rugby - Another strong irish challenge to the throne. Twice finalists, Munster are VERY well placed to take a quarter final place and always seem to be the team to watch. Being only 7th in the Celtic League, they have good odds. IMO they've a very good chance of reaching the final.
so the above betting guide Is as good as I get. But If you're still confused and require two clubs to decide between to bet for I seriously suggest:
Llanelli Scarlets OR
My BIG money is on Llanelli Scarlets.
Last edited by Lemon[H]ead; January 10th, 2004 at 01:10 AM.
January 10th, 2004, 01:02 AM #2
January 10th, 2004, 01:09 AM #3
Well wart, If your money is on twice finalists Munster, then so be it. But it seems that this year belongs to Llanelli Scarlets. So it might be worth money putting money on the Scarlets. IMO they're my team of 2003/2004. (even if they are welsh!)
January 10th, 2004, 01:13 AM #4
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a thread with my name in it!
i feel special i really wish i could watch these games but i cant seem to find them any where
January 10th, 2004, 01:16 AM #5
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I haven't really paid attention to the Celtic League this season.
BTW - I am sure Piggy was just joking with his team selection. He just saw Munsters.
Also BTW - Nevermind!
Last edited by Mike; January 10th, 2004 at 01:22 AM.
January 10th, 2004, 01:24 AM #6
Groundzero, your name was in the title because I know you love rugby, man .
BBC sometimes have radio commentary (celtic league games are on friday evenings GMT)
ps it doesnt look like bbc cover the games live. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...es/default.stm
i'll check back if they do offer a realplayer stream of the game.
pps. Mike: come over some time when the Celtic League is in full flow (how about now? :P) and i'll take you to see Edinburgh play some team. All of the Celtic League fixtures are exciting, so it matters not a jot which we could see :P
Last edited by Lemon[H]ead; January 10th, 2004 at 01:38 AM.
January 10th, 2004, 09:01 AM #7
Guys... BBC are not showing it, as Sky picked up the Heineken Cup this season (and the next couple I believe...)
They are showing a fair amount of the games, which is a bonus
And anyone with money on Llanelli is a wise, wise man
January 10th, 2004, 10:28 AM #8
Yeah, Munsters is just the coolest name
January 10th, 2004, 01:15 PM #9
If Sky Network picked up the series, I imagine that Fox Sports World may be carrying some of the games. Try checking their broadcast schedule to see if Fox has it.The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. -- Arthur Schopenhauer
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