European draw - couldn't be better!

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European draw - couldn't be better!

by gabriel on Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:26 pm

The Exiles have been drawn with...
Stade Francais
Cavallieri Prato
Olympus Rugby XV

Paris, Tuscany and Madrid. How delightful! All beatable, and wonderful places to visit. The best draw we have ever had as far back as I can remember.
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by dom_pedro on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:05 pm

Hands up those who needed wikipedia for Cavallieri and Olympus? I know I did.
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by James LI on Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:14 pm

I knew where Stade Francais played :lol:
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by gabriel on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:32 pm

Well it was Google that directed me to Wiki. I think that just adds to the charm of next season's adventure.
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by PGT on Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:35 pm

The residents of this esteemed community should use the summer months to plan the cultural aspects of the forthcoming LI European adventures - Irish themed bars included :wink:
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by gabriel on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:21 pm

You can keep your Irish themed bar when there is better on offer. This is absolutely my favourite bar in Madrid. Possibly in the world.
It isn't old fashioned, it just hasn't changed since God knows when.
http://www.stay.com/madrid/bar-pub/12646/la-venencia/
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by PGT on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:06 pm

Well that is Madrid sorted - for the discerning few, the hoi polloi can stay in the faux Irish bars of Madrid of which I am sure there are a few.
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Re: European draw - couldn't be better!

by dom_pedro on Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:15 pm

No trip to Madrid now as it'll be a Portuguese team taking the place of Olympus Rugby XV:

http://www.london-irish.com/news/Irish94175.ink

ERC can confirm that a Lisbon-based Portuguese club, Lusitanos XV, will compete in the 2013/14 Amlin Challenge Cup.

The representative club, with the backing of the Portuguese Rugby Union (FPR), will compete in Pool 5 of the tournament against last season’s defeated finalists, Stade Francais Paris, as well as London Irish and I Cavalieri Prato.
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