Hmmmm..... the 'draw' as announced is simply 1v8, 2v7, 3v6 and 4v5 I think. Now that's either a pretty big co-incidence or it was always planned to be that way. In which case, it's not really a 'draw'.....
Nothing on the RFU site... but Jersey are reporting it on their twitter account too.
Confirmed on other rugby sites;
2016/17 BRITISH & IRISH CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
Munster 'A' v Ulster 'A'
London Irish v Yorkshire Carnegie
Jersey Reds v Cornish Pirates
Ealing Trailfinders v Scarlets Premiership Select
Mullion, as I intimated on another thread, it is fixed but not to produce the draw you suggested. It has been ever thus so it was, IMHO, 100% predictable that the two Irish teams would be "drawn" together. I don't think it's unreasonable actually. The organisers, charged with promoting the tournament and attracting sponsors will be keen to maintain a much interest as possible for as long as possible. So they have now guaranteed that there will be at least one Irish team in the semis. What they will looking for is for the best two supported English teams to play each other in one of the semis and the other countries represented in the other. So if they will want to see Irish v Pirates and Irish winner v Scarlets.
I would be interested to know how the costs and revenue are divided up at this stage. Presumably we are in prize money territory now, but do we have to fund the Jersey trip on our own and get no share of the gate? If so, that was an expensive conversion miss v Irish
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