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Rugby World Cup 36 Everything Thread

Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:29 pm

COMMONWEALTH OF BAKER PARK

WELCOME TO THE 36TH RUGBY WORLD CUP


EDIT--3/3
IC nation info and fixtures/venues added.

EDIT--FEB 29
Pot/Groups added, schedule updated

EDIT--FEB 28
The format has been changed due to additional entries. There will six (6) groups of five teams, with the top two (2) finishers in each group plus the four (4) best third placed sides advancing to a 16 team knockout stage.
The first matchday is pushed back 24 hours from the original announcement (see below)

The Commonwealth Rugby Union is proud to be chosen host for the Rugby World Cup. The competition will take place entirely within the nation at 10 different venues in eight cities.

Direct all OOC comments/questions to the original signups thread.
https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=41290952#p41290952

You may begin posting rosters and RP here in advance of the first day of competition, tentatively set for MARCH 3 MARCH 4, with a cutoff of 23:59 EST (0459 GMT, 5 MAR). The full schedule will be listed below.

Cutoff 23:59 EST (0459 GMT)
CORRECTED 3/6
MAR 4 MD1: 2v5, 3v4 BYE 1
MAR 6 MD2: 1v2, 5v3 BYE 4
MAR 8 MD 3: 3v1, 4-5 Bye 2
MAR 10 MD4:2v3 4v1 BYE 5
MAR 12 MD5:5v1, 4v2 BYE 3

MAR 14 Round of 16
MAR 16 Quarterfinal
MAR 18 Semi Final
MAR 20 FINAL/3PPO



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There will be four groups with six teams in each group, playing a single round robin after which the top three (3) teams in each group will advance.

The groups will be drawn from pools based on the current RWC rankings (Post RWC 35).
The draw will take place within 24 hours from this post.
The redrawn groups in randomized order will be posted ASAP

Group Draw
The draw was conducted based upon the following pots:
Pot 1
Baggie/Abanhfleft/TJUN-ia/Ko-oren/Port Ember/Kelssek
Pot 2
Baker Park/Quebec/Darmen/Lisander/Hannasea/Natanians
Pot 3
QoD/Hundredstar/Acadiana/HUElavia/Alice Bay/Cardenao
Pot 4
Coringlaan/Devonta/Vilwandia/Kayla-lin/East Slavonia/Crpostran
Pot 5
The 14 Stars/Laballa/Juvencus/Britonisea/United Hawkland/Captina Island


The groups in randomized order:
Group A
Coringlaan
Quintessence of Dust
Laballa
Baker Park
TJUN-ia

Group B
Britonisea
Cardenao
Ko-oren
Crposstran
Lisander

Group C
East Slavonia
Natanians & Nosts
The 14 Stars
Abanhfleft
Alice Bay

Group D
Hundredstar
Vilwandia
Quebec & Shingoryeo
Kelssek
Juvencus

Group E
Port Ember
HUElavia
Kayla-lin
United Hawkland
Darmen

Group F
Hannasea
Acadiana
Captina Island
Baggieland
Devonta

Groups will play their matches in cities geographically convenient to each other:
Group A/Group E--Mansfield, Riverside and Belle Haven
Group B/Group F--Middletown, Newport and Oceana
Group C--Alton, Shirley and Coolville
Group D--Endborough and Coolville
Stadiums will be discussed in the host nation info.

Information here will be under constant update, with additions noted at the top of the thread.
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:30 pm

Welcome to the Commonwealth of Baker Park!
Image Ignore the "host cities" marking, this is from an earlier WLC


We're excited to host the rugby union universe in Baker Park for World Cup 36. A bit of information about our nation is provided for your benefit and the stadiums and fixtures are discussed below that.

The nation consists of seven constituent states—the State of Baker Park, Endover, Osheana, Ezra, Midalia, St Leon, and Lynchana—each with their own unicameral legislative body. They are united as a federal parliamentary democracy; the Parliament consists of the 231 member House of Assembly and the 56 member Council of State. The Prime Minister is the Head of the Government, currently held by Mrs Rebecca Schoenlien, the leader of the Federalist Party of Baker Park, which has governed the nation continuously since 1951 under six different Prime Ministers.

From 1893 until 1978, the central figure of country was the Prince Regent, whose duties were largely ceremonial although he held a few specific rights and privileges; the unexpected death of Prince Daniel in 1978 left the country unprepared, as there was no immediate successor. The position was renamed Head of State and it became an elected office in 1996. Timothy M Wentworth is the current holder of the office, serving the first of his two permitted six year terms.

We are proud to be one of the top tourist destinations in the region and the multiverse, welcoming nearly 2.5 million visitors per year. Outdoor activities, parks, museums and cultural sites, natural scenery under strict conversation, and ease of travel around all 182,600 square miles of the Commonwealth are several factors in why so many from outside the country choose to spend holiday time here.

Belle Haven is the national capital of the Commonwealth, with a metro area population of over 5.6 million inhabitants--over 10% of the country's total population--making it the largest city as well as the financial, entertainment, and cultural center of the country.

The engine that drives the country's economy is the industrial conglomerate that was founded by the family that established the nation, the Baker International Corporation. Known by citizens as "The Company" or "the International" or just BI, at one time it was responsible for close to 50% of the nation's GDP; over the past 35 years it has divested itself from many of the companies that dominated the economy, opening up opportunities for more investment and growth for both those entities and competitors alike.


What to Know
Baker Park prides itself on the equality of citizens and the respect for the rule of law; we have an array of civil liberties that are important as the foundation of our society.
Most bars and pubs have closing time at 3am, and only such establishments that serve food can legally open prior to 11:15 am to serve alcohol. The legal age for purchase and consumption is 18.
We have legalized gambling in Baker Park; there is a modern casino downtown in Belle Haven as well as casinos in East Liverpool (just south of Endborough) and suburban Oceana. Additionally, there are video poker/slot facilities at various horse tracks.
Cannabis is legal for use and purchase, and prostitution is not illegal, but not technically legal either. By law, prostitution arrests can be charged as no more than minor misdemeanors, although in some places it is not a criminal offense at all.
Violent crime is extremely rare in the Commonwealth. There is a higher chance you will fall off a subway platform than be assaulted or robbed with a firearm, and we take enormous pride in the safety of our subways systems. 099 is the universal emergency response phone number, and especially in cities there are emergency call boxes that are well marked.

Police in Baker Park's largest cities have adopted a crowd control policy that is best described as 'hands off, but non-negotiable' for large gatherings involving sport. Generally a perimeter is established and intervention only occurs if danger to oneself or others is likely. They're not looking to arrest anyone, unless you go out of your way to give them a reason to.

People in Baker Park tend to be formal or deferential to strangers when you first meet them; this is something of an ingrained relic of the values and lessons of our ancestors, as 'propriety' is a word that every child & teen has drilled into their head from an early age. However, Parkers are extremely friendly and no one remains a stranger for long, as we are a curious nation eager to learn about people and cultures from across the multiverse.

You'll probably notice that we have a bit of Victoriana fetish here in Baker Park. You can't miss it even if you're only halfway paying attention. We have parks, buildings, bars, restaurants, streets and anything else you can think of named for Victoria, or some kind of reference to her; almost every adult over the age of 35 in this county knows some arcane trivia fact about the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Not because they necessarily want to.


Travel
Travel in Baker Park is easy and safe due to the modern mass transportation infrastructure that the country has built over the last 70 years. Connections to major cities are available via rail, road, plane or ferry. Rental cars are available at relatively modest rates, as competition is fierce among rental firms; almost any type of vehicle you might wish to hire is available, as the Commonwealth automobile market is made up of about 35% imports, so you'll find about any make or model you could imagine here.

Within the Greater City of Belle Haven area, public transportation is widely available across several platforms; CARTA (Capital Area Rapid Transit Authority) provides for public buses, a modern light-rail network, a clean & efficient subway system and connections to commuter and interstate rail lines.
Transit fares are equalized across all types of accommodation; 1 day, 3 day and 7 day passes each offer discounts off the regular single ride price, and the system is fully integrated; one price allows you to access to any CARTA mode of transport along with transfers. Several other cities throughout the country have initiated or improved their commuter rapid transit systems over the past several years as people move farther away from core city areas.

A monument to the extensive public works initiatives introduced in the 1950's and 60's, Baker Park's limited access expressway grid connects all areas of the Commonwealth with the capital.
On major 'A' highways, the speed limit in less populated areas is 75, but that drops to 60 where the road goes through town and city centers.

The inter-city river ferry system is a popular option for travelers on day trips or weekend visits. There are vehicle and passenger-only options that operate on hourly schedules or dedicated point to point trips.

Belle Haven International Airport (BHX) serves 41 foreign & domestic carriers and accommodates over 900 takeoffs and departures per day. The airport is approximately 18 miles south of the city center, and there are numerous ground transportation options for arriving visitors at Belle Haven International; Metro Transit Buses, commuter rail, taxis, for hire limos, private coaches, rental cars and both private hub-to-hub & hotel shuttles are available to carry the traveler to any part of the city (or further) as needed.

There are also large airports that serve the other areas of the Commonwealth where matches will be played. Oceana, Ezriquay/Newport, Endborough, and Shirley/Coolville have International standard airports, capable of handling inbound flights from anywhere in the multiverse.

Money
Baker Park's currency is the CBP dollar; generally NS$ 1 is equivalent to about CBP$ 1.35. Exchange rates at retail level are consistent, but if in doubt use of credit/debit guarantees you will receive the most current one.
The monetary system is decimalized and denominations are 2, 5, 10 and 50 cent coins, 1 and 2 dollar coins, and 5, 10, 25, 100 and 500 dollar notes.
As a result of the 1998 elimination of the 1 cent coin, general practice throughout the county is to round up or down any prices that would result in purchases or change returned ending in 1 or 3 cents; for example, a merchant may keep the extra 1 cent if your change due is 3.31, or may return 2.54 if the amount due is 2.53 (merchants and vendors have through the years generally adapted pricing so this is a rare occurrence).

Baker Park has a national Goods & Services Tax (GST) on a wide array of products and services; it is a tiered structure based upon the retail cost, meaning you will pay a lower tax on cheaper items, and a higher tax on those that are more expensive. Visitors can apply for a refund of the Federal government share of GST (generally about 75% of the collected tax) by filling out a form with proof of purchase via sales receipts; ask at customs upon your departure for Form 85. In some cases, GST is incorporated into the price; for example an item that has a retail price of $1.80 is probably GST inclusive ($1.75 with a .05 tax) so this would not be refundable.
Cash gratuities for service are not expected, but are not uncommon. Generally, workers in hospitality and tourism are more accustomed to receiving small tips, but the level of service you receive is not affected if you choose not to do so. Workers at all levels of employment are paid under a scheme known as CLAWS (Classified Labor and Wage Scale) which ensures that citizens are compensated fairly and reasonably equal to their peers based on years of work and experience.


What to do when not at the game:
Visitors to Belle Haven have a wide array of activities to choose from, with most public attractions either having free admission, or just a nominal entry fee.
Baker Park's national capitol building, Parliament House, is open for tours 7 days a week when Parliament is in session and 5 days a week during recesses and is by far the most visited tourist site in country. Other nearby government buildings open for public tours include Treasury House, the home of the Ministry of State for Finance & Revenue; St John's Palace, the residence of the Head of State of the Commonwealth which was formerly the home of the Prince Regent and his family; the Commonwealth State Archives, and the Old Defense Ministry building which houses a museum dedicated to the history of Baker Park's Armed Forces.

The Commonwealth State Museum is the country's most visited museum site; it's actually three museums in one—The State Museum, which covers history and the development of the Commonwealth; the Museum of Commerce & Industry, which tells the story of Baker International, the Northern States Company and the other business entities that were key to the growth and stability; and the Museum of Science & Culture, geared to a younger audience, with plenty of interactive displays and multimedia presentations.
The National Gallery of Art, behind Parliament House right next door to the High Tribunal of the Commonwealth/Ministry of State for Justice Building, showcases a variety of domestic and classic styles of artistic works; the Baker Park Museum of Modern Art & Design, located downtown on the corner of State & First Streets highlights the influences that have transformed the country's tastes over its history.

Belle Haven City, as the main business district is officially called, also has many other attractions; Historic Charter House was the nation's first legislative building and later served as the Baker Park State and the Belle Haven City building; City Hall replaced it and is a stunning architectural landmark.
Company House Landing along the riverfront is the site where early settlers disembarked and were enrolled in the population ledgers and is also the location for "zero point", the plate all official distances within the Commonwealth are measured from; the Commonwealth Stock Exchange also is open for public tours, and the Baker International Tower--at 72 floors, it's the tallest skyscraper in the nation--has an observation deck and small exhibit area where the lives of the namesake family are presented.

Shopping more your thing? Every major retail chain has a flagship store in the city, located in clusters in three areas: on First Street from Victoria Street west to Market; Second Street from Westminster to Mercantile; and Third Street from Exchange to Commerce.

The Metro region has 2 zoos open to the public, they generally operate on opposing schedules to one another; on the South Bank of the Belle Haven River is the Keller Aquarium open year round; and there is plenty of green space to enjoy.


There is no shortage of places to find something to eat or drink in Belle Haven, especially near the three venues that will be in use for the World Cup. One area is to the east of Belle Haven Arena between Market and Commerce Streets on First Street; there is also a newer brewpub/bistro district adjacent to the BBP Stadium, while across the river, Sportsmen's Park is within walking distance of numerous establishments.

Further afield, the other cities hosting matches all have a myriad of options for the visitor; except for a couple of venues, all matches will take place in the state capitals of our nation, so museums, zoos, and other activities for the entire family are widely available. A trip between cities via our extensive river ferry system might make for a change of routine, or maybe a day trip via the train to our northern areas of the country, where the natural beauty of our own largely undeveloped "frontier" is strenuously preserved. The Lake District in northeast Endover is a popular summer getaway for families (approx. 1 hr 40 min from Endborough by rail), and in the other corner is The Old North, formerly a large holding of the Northern States Company that was heavily cleared of its forests for use in building the railways, but has been reclaimed by conservation and is becoming a popular resort area as an alternative to the Lakes (approx. 2hr 10 min from Oceana by rail).

Alternatively, the southern part of the country has its' own attractions; although not a substitute for warm water beaches, the villages and getaways along the coast in both directions from Newport are popular with boaters, fishermen and vacationers. The higher elevations in the southeastern corner of the Commonwealth have become the center of the nascent winter resort industry in areas formerly used for deep mining of coal, iron ore and bauxite, as well as gas and oil drilling.

Food
Cuisine is not a word that conjures up thoughts of innovative technique, imaginative flavor combinations and visually stunning dishes in the Commonwealth. There isn't what you would call a native national dish or particular characteristic of taste combinations.
That's not to say that people don't eat well in this country, nor do they eat a particularly unhealthy diet; in fact, if you wanted to pinpoint one thing that differentiates Baker Park at the dining table, it's the idea of less is more. Go to a grocery store anywhere in the Commonwealth and browse the aisles where pre-packaged food is displayed—pick an item or two and flip over to the ingredient list; the thing that will strike you is probably the absence of many commonly used preservatives that commercial processors use throughout the world. There are no long words starting with mono-, dextro-, no gums or acids. No added coloring or flavors.
Because of the size of the country, it's not necessary for food to have a long shelf life, except in circumstances where you're dealing in staple items. We eat more of what people call 'raw food' than many industrialized nations, starting with cereals & grains. We grow enough wheat to provide the equivalent of an 80 pound sack to every man, woman & child annually, and about a similar amount of rye & barley combined. The whole kernels are often substituted where rice would be used in a dish (we import all of the rice used in this country, as it is one of the few crops that has never been successfully grown on a large scale here), so a rye or wheat berry pilaf is a ubiquitous presence on menus and at family meals. Corn & oats are also grown, although a greater percentage of annual yield goes to feed livestock than the others.
Obviously, bread is also an important element of the Baker Park diet; naval ships at sea bake bread fresh every day for their crews, and local, family-run bakeries are not yet a thing of the past here; it can be a lucrative profession to enter into, especially if combined with the ubiquitous BP establishment, the luncheonette.
Luncheonettes thrive across the nation, based on a simple theory that offering a simple menu of food that can be purchased and eaten on the go is more profitable than a large menu that has to be prepared on demand. They are generally cafeteria style service—you move along in a line, choosing from the assortment of items on offer, pay and away you go. Typically there will be 2-3 choices of cold salads, soups, sandwiches or hot food (casserole, meat pie, etc) and desserts, with a rotating selection daily.
Because traditional food is basic, imported cuisines are extremely popular as dine-in experiences; East Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, African and the usual variety of Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, and Caribbean restaurants can be found everywhere (and one reason why the government subsidizes the import of rice).

The tournament

Rugby World Cup 36 will emphasize the early influence of the Ezra, Endover and southeastern states unions by centering the tournament around ten cities utilizing 12 different venues.
IC-ly each MD cutoff will span two IC Days (not matches), where there will be 6 matches per day, in three different time slots—1330 (1:30 pm) will be noted with (D), 1630 (4:30 pm) will be noted with (L) and night games will begin at 1945 (7:45 pm) and be designated with (N). In cases where a stadium has 2 matches on the same MD, one will be early and one will be at night. Obviously YOU can choose on which of the two “days” it takes place.


I've added a completely random fact or background tidbit for each host city. Ignore completely, use as the background for an RP post or just something stupid to drop into a match report. NO RP score will benefit or be lower if you use the IC note or not. It is an aid available to all.

EDIT--Fixtures have been corrected to the proper schedule order

Endborough—The Commonwealth's second largest city has been a hotbed of the Union code for over 120 years due to the sizable Scottish and Irish influences.
Scotland Stadium on the University of Endover campus (capacity 27,000) would've been the obvious second choice venue, but is undergoing renovations so it's unavailable. Rogers Stadium is accessible to the downtown area of Endborough City via subway


Rogers Stadium (46,750)
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Endborough RFC moved here from their longtime home Edgemont. The East End (at the top left in the photo) was part of ERFC's financial commitment to the move to West Endborough.

Matches—Group D
MD1--Kelssek-Quebec & Shingoryeo (N)
MD 2--Hundredstar--Vilwandia (D)
MD4—Kelssek--Hundredstar (L)
MD5—Vilwandia-Kelssek (D)
Quarterfinal

Alexander Memorial Stadium (18,000)
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The Commonwealth Military Officers Academy have played field sports on this site since 1912, and the collegiate XV have been UAC champions on 11 occasions.
[IC note: no night matches will be played at this venue due to Academy regulations]

Matches—Group D
MD1--Vilwandia-Juvencus (D)
MD2—Juvencus-Quebec & Shingoryeo (D)
MD3—Quebec & Shingoryeo-Hundredstar (L)
MD4--Quebec & Shingoryeo-Vilwandia (L)
MD5--Hundredstar-Juvencus (D)
Round of 16

Shirley—Baker Park's 6th largest metro area is the center of oil, gas and mineral extraction in the Commonwealth, headquarters of the Commonwealth Mining Corporation. Their HQ skyscraper, known far and wide as “Black Rock” is the second tallest building in the Commonwealth.
: Shirley, Coolville and Alton are the state capitals of the three southeastern states that are the least populated in Baker Park; there is both a strong regional rivalry among them and at the same time a strong bond among the people who live in St Leon, Midalia and Lynchana.


CONAGACO Stadium (36,000)
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The nation's most recently constructed stadium, it replaced President's Park and counts Shirley City RFC and University of St Leon rugby among its list of tenants. Named for Consolidated Natural Gas Company, one of the numerous entities that make up CMC.

Matches—Group C
MD1—Abanhfleft--The 14 Stars (N)
MD3—The 14 Stars—East Slavonia (N)
MD4—Abanhfleft--East Slavonia (N)
MD5--Abanhfleft-Natinians & Nosts (D)
Quarterfinal

Alton—One of the group of six municipalities that earned the distinction as the Commonwealth's most recent cities to achieve Corporation Charter status, the Lynchana State capital has a strong history in the sport due to the influence of Welsh settlers that came to work the mines in this part of the country.
Baker Park's foray into being a winter sports destination is being nurtured here slowly. You'll never mistake the resorts that are growing on the sides of the hills where mine shafts used to be visible for skiing meccas, but there are some challenging lower altitude runs here that are drawing visitors in increasing numbers.

War Memorial Stadium (23,000)
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although it underwent a renovation 10 years ago it still has the feel of a bygone era in sports architecture yet with modern amenities.

Matches—Group C
MD2—Alice Bay—The 14 Stars (N)
MD3—Alice Bay—Abanhfleft (D)
MD4—The 14 Stars—Natanian & Nosts (L)
MD5--East Slavonia—Alice Bay (L)
Round of 16

Newport—The Naval Service of the Commonwealth's home base is also the nation's main seaport, located at the mouth of the Belle Haven River.
The NSC Fleet Club and the Commonwealth Army Club—both made up of retired servicemen (and now women in Sevens) meet here every other year as a part of the Naval Academy—Military Academy rugby match, which also alternates between Newport and Endborough.

Newport City Stadium (32,000)
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Expanded to its current capacity prior to World Cup 84, the ground has a strong connection to XV's in addition to the gridiron and non-handling versions of football.

Matches--Group B
MD1—Crposstran-Koren (D)
MD3—Ko-oren-Britonsea (N)
MD5—Cardenao-Crposstran (D)
Quarterfinal
Matches—Group F
MD1—Acadiana—Devonta (N)
MD2—Hannasea--Acadiana (N)
MD3--Devonta--Baggieland (D)
MD4—Baggieland--Hannasea (D)
MD5--Acadiana--Baggieland (N)
Middletown—The leading center of steel and aluminum production as well as a major shipbuilding area, this is the heart of Rugby Union in Baker Park.
making your base in Newport or even in Ezriquay makes so much sense, it's crazy. Barnitz is a stone's throw from the landing for the river ferry, one of the best kept secrets in the Commonwealth. Also, Baker Park's fast, efficient passenger train system can get you to all the venues in Groups B&F.

Barnitz Stadium (21,000)
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Home to the nation's most successful side, Middletown RFC who have won 19 major trophies in their history. Barnitz is regarded the spiritual home of the sport and hosted the finals of the AORC Sevens in back to back editions.

Matches—Group B
MD2—Lisander--Ko-oren (D), Britonsea--Cardenao (N)
MD3—Lisander-Crposstran (N)
MD4— Ko-oren—Cardenao (D)
MD5—Britonsea--Lisander (L)
Round of 16
Matches—Group F
MD1--Baggieland--Captina Island (L)
MD4--Captina Island—Acadiana (L)
Mansfield—The largest city in the Commonwealth not situated on a river, Mansfield is the home of the Commonwealth Automobile Corporation. The abundant job opportunities in the manufacturing plants and service industry have made Mansfield a magnet for the Banijan diaspora. Kabaka Albert III famously made a day trip here during his State Visit.
the stadium is a good mile and a half from the downtown area where you'd go for a drink/food before or after the match and not much in the way of amenities between the two points. There's a free shuttle bus route that runs from 2 ½ hours prior to 2 hours after events at the OG


Olympic Ground (19,800)
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Mansfield RFC regularly play at Hanlon Stadium in the suburbs but do hold a couple of fixtures here per season and bring big Challenge Cup matches downtown as well.

Matches—Group A
MD4—Labella--Quintessence of Dust (N)
Round of 16
Matches—Group E
MD1—HUElavia-Darmen (L)
MD2—Port Ember--HUElavia (L)
MD3—Port Ember-Kayla-lin (L)
MD5—HUElavia--United Hawkland (N)

Riverside—located ~25 miles upriver from Belle Haven, Riverside is the 9th largest city in Baker Park
unlike Mansfield, RCS is right in the heart of everything. There's a massive shopping mall that is below street level and the CARTA Black Line (commuter rail/subway from Belle Haven) means that a visitor could stay in the capital and get to three of the four venues in Groups A & E by public transport (there will almost certainly be cheap away day coaches running to Mansfield from BH and Riverside and back, which would solve that problem if you didn't want to rent a car).

Riverside City Stadium (18,000)
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Another decorated club, Blue Bulls RFC, call the ground home.
Matches—Group A
MD2—Coringlaan--Quintessence of Dust (L)
MD3—Labella--Coringlaan (N)
MD5—Coringlaan-TJUN-ia (N)
Round of 16
Matches—Group E
MD1—United Hawkland—Kayla-lin (D)
MD4—United Hawkland—Port Ember (N)
MD5—Darmen-Port Ember (D)

Belle Haven—the nation's capital and largest city has it's fair share of clubs that have had long term success through the years. Belle Haven RFC have captured the Montieth Shield a record 10 times.
Sportmens's Park and the University Stadium are not that far apart and especially for the 4:30 KO slot, the traffic in the particular area (south of the river, near the train station, lots of commuter traffic looking to get off or on the expressway/cross the bridge) can be troublesome, although the police know how to handle extra crowds/traffic

Sportsmen's Park (39,000)
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The oldest and most famous stadium in the Commonwealth, it has hosted the Finals of the Challenge Cup more times than any other venue.
Matches—Group A
MD1—Baker Park—Laballa (N)
MD2—TJUN-ia-Labella (N)
MD4—Baker Park—Coringlaan (L)
MD5—Qunitessence of Dust-Baker Park (D)
Quarterfinal
Matches--Group E
MD3—Darmen--United Hawkland (D)
The University Stadium (23,000)
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Home of the University of Baker Park, the Commonwealth's oldest institution of higher learning. UBP's rugby team have claimed 7 national titles.
Matches—Group A
MD1—Quintessence of Dust—TJUN-ia (D)
MD3—TJUN-ia-Baker Park (D)
Round of 16
Matches—Group E
MD2—Kayla-lin-Darmen (L)
MD4—Kayla-lin-HUElavia (N)

BBP National Stadium (73,000)
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Will be the venue for the semis, third place game and final.
Matches
Semi Final A & B
Third Place
Final

Coolville—At present Coolville is the only major city that doesn't have a club currently in the Montieth Shield
the collegians make up for the lack of professional rugby here in the Commonwealth's fifth largest metro area; both the University of Coolville and Coolville State University field varsity XV sides along with the University of St Leon and Lynchana University and being joined by their regular Big 8 Conference rivals Marshallton University and the University of Southern Baker Park to make up fully 1/3 of the 18 Universities Athletic Coalition members that participate in the sport.

Christian Lindquist Stadium (14,000)
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Midalia RC have called the stadium home since 1949.
Matches—Group C

MD1--Natanians & Nosts—Alice Bay (L)
MD2--East Slavonia—Natanians & Nosts (L)
Round of 16
Matches—Group D
MD3—Juvencus-Kelssek (N)

Oceana—Like the southeast, the nation's third largest city has strong Welsh connections which makes the sport popular here.
West Osheana are the proverbial rugby nomads, as they've played home fixtures at nearly every venue in the greater Oceana metro footprint throughout their history (dating back to 1924). They pay a pretty penny (actually a pretty 2 cent coin) to Pembroke St David's FC to be a tenant, supplanting PSD's own semi-pro egg chasers. Let's just say the ground is actually closer to the border with Baker Park State than it is to what is generally understood to be “West Oceana”

Camden Park (14,000)
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West Osheana RFC play here in spite of the fact that it is definitely not located in the western part of the city.

Matches—Group B
MD1—Cardenao--Lisander (L)
MD4—Crposstran--Britonsea (D)
Round of 16
Matches—Group F
MD2--Devonta--Captina Island (L)
MD3—Captina Island—Hannasea (D)
MD5—Devonta--Hannasea (N)
Last edited by Commonwealth of Baker Park on Wed Mar 06, 2024 4:58 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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AOCAF LVIII (co-hosts), LX Third Place
World Cup 85, AOCAF LXIII, Women's World Cup 15 Fourth Place
World Cup 90 Quarterfinals (Co-hosts)
World Cup 81/82/83/84(co-hosts)/86/87/88/94 Round of 16
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Ko-oren
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Postby Ko-oren » Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:52 am

RUWC - Ko-orenite National Team - The Dragonflies
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Backs
Fullbacks
FB Abel Ashling (M, 21) - Greencaster Galaxy/Surbourneshire
FB Clayborne Corwick (M, 23) - Idyllwild Coronae/Gehrenna
FB Kagageerra Bilaranora (M, 32) - Tarrashall Travellers/WSR

The era of Bilaranora is over, and Ashling - intuitive genius who manufactures escapes, plays, and line breaks by sheer vision and slipperiness - as well as Corwick - a true commander of the troops from behind - are here to take over. The former is clearly the more attacking option, the latter more defensive, but Ashling might just get the nod for sheer craftiness and the ability to create something from nothing, an ability the Dragonflies have been short on for a while, and we can rely on the entire team to defend. The fullback isn't just there as the last line of defence, that responsibility is shared anyway.

Wingers
LW Tei Warmeling (M, 26) - Mayara Wanderers-Vulpecula/Gehrenna
LW Orville Finnerty (M, 31) - Ansonville Comets/Surbourneshire
LW Morton Carson (M, 27) - Mawrystwyth Phoenix/Gehrenna
RW Linus Howbrick (M, 24) - Tarrashall Travellers/Gehrenna

Howbrick is pure confusion, both in causing it among enemy ranks as well as getting himself in weird situations on the try line for miraculously uncontested tries. Most opportunities will happen on the left, though, with Finnerty as the 'power back' American football-style bruising winger, Warmeling the more team-minded player with plenty of assists for the Vulpecula, and Carson basically a second fullback, tactical yet able to carry the team at times.

Centres
IC Leslie Woodbrier (M, 20) - Ansonville Comets/Surbourneshire
IC Elysedd yCilionmac (M, 22) - Penstead Bears/Mawryshire
OC Reginald Airthorn (M, 23) - Aubury Swans/Surbourneshire

Now we're getting to the good bits: the Fullback position is incredibly valued in Ko-orenite rugby and somehow, so is the Centre position. The jacks-of-all-trades on offer include the magician Airthorn with his famously dazzling passing, as well as Woodbrier, larger than some forwards, and yCilionmac, who's a bit of an Airthorn-light.

Halves
FH Crispin Whitebuck (M, 22) - Maynard Andromeda/WSR
FH Blaine Armkins (M, 23) - Idyllwild Coronae/Surbourneshire

SH Seon ySyddirar (M, 21) - Tarrashall Travellers/Mawryshire
SH Torin yCadeyrenmac (M, 20) - Mawrystwyth Phoenix/Mawryshire
SH Ba Vasseur (M, 30) - Greencaster Galaxy/

ySyddirar should only get better from here on out, and that's an exciting prospect. It's a shame that Ko-oren hasn't developed the same caliber of halves since the retirement of the previous duo, so the creativity and stability that we've come to expect from these positions isn't there. That said, we have the opportunity to grow a new duo with Whitebuck and ySyddirar and if they get a few years together, who knows what can happen. Armkins is more of an improvisor. Should ySyddirar and his instincts not pay off, yCadeyrenmac plays a bit more to the strengths of his teammates. Vasseur is more calculated.

Forwards
Number 8
N8 Faramond Chipway (M, 26) - Willowbourne Foxes/Gehrenna
N8 Haggya Gimmerra (M, 23) - Tarrashall Travellers/WSR

We can't decide between these two, even though the decision should be so simple: Chipway offers far more in size and strength, while Gimmerra is the better tactical defensive option.

Flankers
BF Jyoddilla Nyashill (M, 23) - Eaglebury Aquila/West Strand Riding
BF Merrill Connor (M, 29) - Willowbourne Foxes/Gehrenna

OF Dossirla Moshindi (M, 24) - Greencaster Galaxy/Surbourneshire
OF Conor yAigaethol (M, 24) - Llandy Bulls/Mawryshire

Four players, all from a different state team. Nyashill and Moshindi are the obvious choices here, physically dominant and pairing that up with more intangible skills to complete the picture of a somewhat allround player to help the team go places. There's little that Connor does that Nyashill can't also do, and the same goes for Moshindi/yAigaethol though the latter has shown that he reads threats better, especially helping his club, the Bulls, who've otherwise been struggling on defence.

Locks
RS Cigan yEoganmac (M, 21) - Llandy Bulls/Mawryshire
RS Bob Merririge (M, 21) - Maynard Andromeda/Surbourneshire
RS Edwin Connett (M, 22) - Greencaster Galaxy/Surbourneshire

LS Llafawm yMhalmawm (M, 31) - Llandy Bulls/Mawryshire
LS Autju Arzehnra (M, 22) - Mayara Wanderers-Vulpecula/
LS Jack Merririge (M, 23) - Maynard Andromeda/Surbourneshire

The versatility of the team is hidden on the second line. The locks are not the biggest, especially those on the left, and they offer less in physicality than some of the flankers, and especially the front line, but they are vital links between forwards and backs in defence and almost all are more allround threats than you'd give them credit for in offence. yMhalmawm and Arzehnra possess a mean pass and offload, able to syphon the ball away from danger and into space, and yMhalmawm also carries enough experience to tell his teammates what to do - there's honestly not all that many Ko-orenites who have that skill, unfortunately.

The trio on the right are far ahead of the rest in strength and conditioning. yEoganmac is known to never miss a match and is surprisingly mature for a 21-year old - watch out for that Llandy option with both Cigan and Llafawm in. Merririge has more in the way of last ditch tackles, preventing so many line breaks. Connett has a higher skill ceiling but he's not there yet with the Galaxy.

Props
LP Bartholomew Alderfellow (M, 23) - Ansonville Comets/Surbourneshire
LP Iogan ySyddirwig (M, 20) - Penstead Bears/Mawryshire

TP Will Cheltell (M, 24) - Aubury Swans/Surbourneshire
TP Blaine Winterlas (M, 24) - Ansonville Comets/Surbourneshire

Cheltell is a no-brainer on that side of the line, he's simply too big with such a good sense of momentum and centre of gravity. There's very few tackles he misses. Alderfellow and ySyddirwig are similar in approach, relying on bulk first and gamesense second - rarely doing much in the way of directing others.

Hookers
HO Loyal Farrell (M, 26) - Maynard Andromeda/Gehrenna
HO Cyprien Rougeau (M, 26) - Willowbourne Foxes/Gehrenna

The duo has no peers, and we're rolling with these two for another Cup. Rougeau has had a rough year with the Foxes both results-wise and personally, so Farrell is the easy option to go into this tournament.

Style & Strategy
Style mod: -5. Ko-oren plays an extremely risk-averse style with an emphasis on kicking (both defensively and offensively). They rarely play dirty, but do employ some gamesmanship depending on who's on the field.

Usually, the Ko-orenites run off scrum-half with the fly-half there for tactical decisions and kicking. We're not expecting a dramatic change this edition, other than that the halves will likely try to get the ball out of their hands faster, and into possession of the forwards, who outshine the backs by some distance. The Darmeni two-fullback system might get some use with Ashling and Carson, but we're not expecting too much in that regard. Expect the most 'predictable' and open Ko-orenite side in a long time, but with a few tricks and offloads to keep opponents guessing a little. Defence is still the focus.

Jersey
The jersey now has green and blue in equal measure: green on the left, blue on the right, with yellow trim. The away jersey is nearly the same, but much lighter.

Permissions
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
Injure my players: Yes
Godmod injuries: No
Sin Bin my players: Yes
Red Card my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Style mod: -5
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Baggieland
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Postby Baggieland » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:22 am

Baggieland at the 36th Rugby World Cup


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The Throstles


Colours:
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Formation:
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Yes, we do the Haka:
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Style mod: +2

Manager:
Billy Wilkinson.

Starting XV:
1. Barney Rose (prop).
2. Gary Hearn (hooker).
3. Henry Holland (prop).
4. Gary Auld (lock).
5. Russell Chorley (lock).
6. Alan Watts (flanker).
7. Alex Smith (flanker).
8. John Allen (number eight).
9. James Harwood (scrum half).
10. John Pilkington (fly half).
11. David Davies (wing).
12. Alex Sherman (centre).
13. Henry Blackstone (centre).
14. David Gunn (wing).
15. Vincent Tank (full back).

Reserves:
16. Ed Turner (hooker).
17. Jimmy Robinson (hooker).
18. Arthur Bailey (prop).
19. Bill Carter (prop).
20. Sam Jones (lock).
21. Jack Evans (lock).
22. George Fowler (flanker).
23. Bob Dunkley (flanker).
24. George Everett (number eight).
25. Thomas Gibbs (scrum half).
26. James Adams (fly half).
27. Allen Cook (centre).
28. Joe Fox (centre).
29. Peter Massingham (wing).
30. George Lawson (wing).
31. Roger Tooney (full back).

International tournament records:
Winners: WC 32 / 35.
Runners-up: WC 30.
Third place: WC 31.
Fourth place: WC 33.
Quarters: WC 34.
Group stage: WC 29.

First ever game:
Baggieland 6 – 0 Heemstra.

Biggest win:
Baggieland 52 – 10 Natanians and Nosts.

Biggest defeat:
Baggieland 9 – 33 Lisander.

If my opponents RP first:
Choose my scorers: Y.
Choose scoring events: Y.
Godmod scoring events: Y.
RP injuries to my players: Y.
Godmod injuries to my players: Y.
Assign red cards to my players: N.
Godmod other events: Y.
*Nothing ridiculous please.

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Vilwandia
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Postby Vilwandia » Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:33 pm

Vilwandiese Nasionale Rugbyspan
Wêreldbeker 36 - Baker Park

Vilwandian National Rugby Team
World Cup 36 - Baker Park


Rugby in Vilwandia can trace its roots back to the traditional game of Boomoorlog (lit. "tree war"), a game that involves two teams pushing a log in a style resembling a rugby scrum. Therefore bringing the more internationalised game of rugby to the island was an easy task, with a lot of Boomoorlog players making the switch to the more dynamic sport and meaning spectators in Vilwandia had something to latch onto. As a result, rugby is Vilwandia's second most popular physical sport behind football, and fights with chess for the title of Vilwandia's second sport. It holds particular sway in the south of the country, with cities like Idadsburg and Kofologa being major powerhouses.

Vilwandian rugby tends to be very dynamic and running-based, as a new generation has come in and replaced the traditional tackling-based gamestyle that once dominated the sport in the country.

Uniform - White and Blue horizontal stripes, Blue shorts
Nickname - Die Fregatvoëls (The Frigatebirds), Vilwandiese

Starting XV
1 - Shirley Green (F27, prop)
2 - Marick Van Jaarsveld (M31, hooker)
3 - Upendo Pieterse (M22, prop)
4 - Adam Roberts (M23, lock)
5 - Heinrich Pienaar (M24, lock)
6 - Noeline Abrahams (F29, flanker)
7 - Itha Abrahams (F27, flanker)
8 - Kamogelo Pretorius (M33, number eight)
9 - Zander Van Der Linde (M24, scrum-half)
10 - Kai Louw (M21, fly-half)
11 - Wikus Mulder (M32, left-wing)
12 - Almarie Jacobs (F25, inside centre)
13 - Dane Lombard (F32, outside centre)
14 - Heinu Botes (M31 right-wing)
15 - Kores Rossouw (M25, fullback)

Replacements
16 - Shakir Clarke (M21)
17 - Divan Cloete (M29)
18 - Helouise Cohen (M22)
19 - Amogelang Van Der Watt (F29)
20 - Susara Smuts (F31)
21 - Elna Pieterse (F23)
22 - Kaikara Joubert (M24)
23 - Gazali Meyer (M19)

Head Coach: Kian Malherbe


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Red Cards to my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: Most likely yes but please TG/DM me beforehand

Style Modifier: +4
Last edited by Vilwandia on Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:36 am, edited 2 times in total.
All dates given using the Vilwandian Calendar. It is (hopefully) the year 2027 in Vilwandia currently.

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Postby Abanhfleft » Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:49 am

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ABANHFLEFT
National rugby union team


This will be the fifteenth time that Abanhfleft will be participating in the Rugby Union World Cup. It will also be the first time that Abanhfleft will be taking part in the Rugby Union World Cup as two-time champions. Rugby union is the fourth most popular sport in the Democratic Republic; behind basketball, association football, and gridiron (American) football. The team is composed of players that had been judged by an impartial body to be the best players in the Fleftic Rugby Premiership and the Rugby Coalition.

BASIC INFORMATION
Name of nation: Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Official history: This will be the fifteenth time that Abanhfleft will be participating in the Rugby Union World Cup.
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier: +3. Offense will be the team's focus.

STARTING FIFTEEN
Key: Number, name, position, age
#1 Kihara Kamau (Loosehead prop, 30)
#2 Clinton Cuenca (Hooker, 30)
#3 Moses Datarang (Tighthead prop, 34, vice-captain)
#4 Mike Somerville (Lock, 31)
#5 Shamar Sullivan (Lock, 27)
#6 Arjun Tibayan (Blindside flanker, 28)
#7 Brandon Magsino (Openside flanker, 27)
#8 Stuart Querubin (Eight-man, 29)
#9 Joaquin Kirby (Scrum half, 29)
#10 Marley Gallegos (Fly half, 30, kicker)
#11 Ernest Erickson (Left wing, 28)
#12 Killian Curtis (Inside center, 31, captain)
#13 Sheldon Zulueta (Outside center, 28)
#14 Niko Byrd (Right wing, 30)
#15 Xander Li (Fullback, 29)

RESERVES
#16 Sergio Vega (27)
#17 Nate Dipatuan (24)
#18 Neil Gunn (33)
#19 Casey Cayabyab (26)
#20 Samuel Angulo (35)
#21 Cody Cayabyab (26)
#22 Aniello Traverso (34)
#23 Nathanael Naval (24)
#24 Phil Carlyle (32)
#25 Devante Ball (25)
#26 Reilly Bennet (26)
#27 Moses Infanta (28)
#28 Slade Snow (31)
#29 Vaughn Francisco (29)
#30 Darien Ballard (31)

RP PERMISSIONS
  • Marley Gallegos is the designated kicker for this Abanhfleft team. In the event that Gallegos is taken off of the field then Ernest Erickson will become the new kicker.
  • Everything else except killing my players is fair game.
Last edited by Abanhfleft on Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:14 am, edited 2 times in total.
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TJUN-ia
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Postby TJUN-ia » Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:24 pm

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Nation Name: TJUN-ia
Trigram: TJU
Nickname: Jaguars
Governing Body: Rugby TJUN-ia (RT-U)
Head Coach (Union 15s): Jacob Peterson (42)
Assistant Head Coach: Brutas Excillius (45, 7s Head Coach)
Home Jersey: Blue Shirts/Orange Shorts
Away Jersey: White Shirts/Blue Shorts
3rd Jersey: Orange Shirts/White Shorts
Style Mod: +1



SQUAD (Former 7s Players in Orange)
FORWARDS
P: #1 Caoimhín O'Carolan (33)
H: #2 Enrique Carlos de Guzman (33)
P: #3 Kini Botia (30)
L: #4 Antoine Quatteraro (30)
L: #5 Shinji Hoshiro (25)
Fl: #6 Nehe Te Toiroa (29) (K)
Fl: #7 Fuji Hoshiro (25)
8: #8 Shojiro Karakurenai (33)

BACKS
SH: #9 Vittaly Rossi (34) (C)
FH: #10 Peter Mullins (31)
W: #11 Zhivago Groenewald (29)
C: #12 Frederico Spezia (30)
C: #13 Jackson Stall (30)
W: #14 Emmerson Gawakali (28)
FB: #15 Keola Kapaʻakea (29)

BENCH
P: #16 Paul Verdunois (29)
H: #17 Malakai Saumaki (29)
L: #18 David Killian Youndé (21)
Fl/8: #19 Kvitcha Gigashvili (21)
SH/FH: #20 Michael Jeferson (31)
W/C: #21 Son Jin-Soh (26)
C: #22 Ray Mapusua (28)
FB: #23 David Parker (26)

RESERVES
H: #24 Michael McHealy (24)
L: #25 "Eagle" James Jefferson (18)
Fl/8: #26 Natalia Gigashvili (16)
FH: #27 Chris Lincoln (32)
SH/FH: #28 Fernando Luz de la Heño (23)
C: #29 Samson Nyakane (24)
W: #30 Jonathan Parkinson (23)
FB: #31 Sopho Gigashvili (16)


SCHEDULE (Group A)
MD1: vs Coringlaan (Pot 4)
MD2: BYE
MD3: vs Laballa (Pot 5)
MD4: vs Quintessence of Dust (Pot 3)
MD5: vs Commonwealth of Baker Park (Pot 2)



RP permissions
If my opponent RPs first, they may...
Choose my try scorers Y
Choose my kicker N
RP injuries Y
Godmode scoring events Y
Godmode injuries N
Godmode other events Y
1st: ECC4/5, NSSCRA13, RLWC22, IBS20, EBT3, EIHT2
2nd: NSCF24/26, ARWC4, WC:TOTS, IBC34, IBS17, RUWC33/35, ECC6
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3/7, ARWC6, ET20IV
NSSCRA - JR
T1: #07 Michael Stefan (S13 T1 Champ/9W)/#64 Alfonso Mercado (3W)/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champ/2W-T1/3W-T2)
T2: #96 Alice Jepkosgei (3W)/#70 Gongming Gao [NCR] (5W)/#79 Axel Chase

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (2W)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1W)
NSTT: 4 S-Titles (3 RU)/2 D-Titles (6 RU)

UN - U1
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Crpostran
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Crpostranian Roster

Postby Crpostran » Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:35 am

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Crpostranian Rugby Federation



National Information

Nation: The Karmic Republic of Crpostran
Region: Karma
Trigramme: CRN
Demonym: Crpostranian
Capital City: Crpostown
Official Language: Crpostranian, English
Currency: Crpostranian Florin (Cƒ)
Population: ≈ 650 million
National Anthem: Säkkijärven Crpostrani
Time Zone: UTC+9
Internet TLD: .cr
National Animal: The Crpostranian Eagle
National Rugby Governing Body: Crpostranian Rugby Federation (CRF)


General Team Information

| Manager: | Rachel Johnson |
| Captain: | James Anderson |
| Home Stadium: | Crpostown Rugby Field |
| Nickname: | Golden Eagles |
| Style Modifier: +3


Team Staff

| Position | Name |
|----------------|-----------------|
| Head Coach | Giovanni Rossi |
| Assistant Coach| Sarah O'Connor |
| Assistant Coach| David Smith |
| Physiotherapist| Marco Bianchi |
| Team Doctor | Lucia Moretti |
| Fitness Trainer| Paolo Ricci |
| Analyst | Matteo Conti |


Players

| Shirt # | Age | Position | Player Name |
|---------|-----|--------------------|-------------------|
| 7 | 25 | Prop | James Anderson |
| 15 | 29 | Prop | Michael Thompson |
| 23 | 27 | Hooker | John Davies |
| 11 | 28 | Lock | Luke Wilson |
| 8 | 26 | Lock | Peter Evans |
| 19 | 30 | Flanker | Thomas Brown |
| 3 | 31 | Flanker | Daniel Garcia |
| 4 | 24 | Number 8 | Robert White |
| 12 | 30 | Scrum-half | Matthew Taylor |
| 18 | 32 | Fly-half | Adam Robinson |
| 2 | 26 | Winger | Benjamin Clark |
| 6 | 28 | Inside Centre | William Harris |
| 17 | 27 | Outside Centre | Christopher Christu |
| 14 | 25 | Winger | Jack Lewis |
| 9 | 31 | Fullback | Alexander King |
| 22 | 23 | Front Row | Andrew Murphy |
| 20 | 24 | Front Row | Simon Walker |
| 13 | 25 | Lock | Joseph Hall |
| 5 | 26 | Lock | Ryan Lee |
| 10 | 27 | Back Row | Jason Green |
| 25 | 28 | Back Row | Daniel Carter |
| 21 | 29 | Scrum-half/Fly-half| Nathan Wright |
| 16 | 30 | Utility Back | Liam Thomas |
| 1 | 24 | Prop | Ethan Turner |
| 24 | 25 | Winger | Oliver Scott |
| 26 | 26 | Fullback | Harry Brown |


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Lineup: No
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Game Events: Yes (if they're funny)
RP Injuries to my Players: No
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod Other Events: Yes, but do consult with me, either on TGs or on Discord (username: e_w_)
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Commonwealth of Baker Park
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:20 pm

COMMONWEALTH OF BAKER PARK
RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

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The Commonwealth of Baker Park Rugby Union was founded in February 1954; it consolidated the governing authority that individual state unions held over sport since the turn of the century.

Currently, the CRU organizes the country's domestic club national championship, the Montieth Shield, as well as the Westerly Challenge Cup, open to all professional and amateur clubs.

Rugby was popular in the first decade after the founding of the Commonwealth; as American-style football grew in participation, rugby clubs saw a decrease in the number of registered players at established clubs. Into the 1920's, rugby saw their decreasing numbers level off and by 1931 there was a renewed interest in the game in certain areas of the country. Towns and boroughs with significant Welsh and Scottish populations led the way as rugby made inroads on the number of young men who took up active sports club memberships. The Ezra Rugby Football Union (ERFU) and the Endover Rugby Union (ERU) had far more clubs competing than their counterparts in the Baker Park Rugby Federation (BPRF), Osheana Ruby Union (ORU), and the Rugby Union of Lynchana, Midalia and St Leon (RULMS); the first Challenge Cup was organized by the ERFU in 1929, inviting any club in the Commonwealth playing the union code to participate. Endborough City RFC won the inaugural trophy, and over the next 19 editions from 1930-53, Ezran or Endoveran clubs were champions on 14 occasions.

There had never been a unified convention of the various state bodies until Sylvester Montieth, Chief Secretary of the ERFU, proposed a meeting in the winter of 1953. He wanted to find some common ground between the state organizations in order to work on increasing participation and a possible fully national body to help with technical development of players. His proposal for the formation of a Union made up of all the state level competitions was unanimously approved at the Frazier House Hotel in Hamilton, which marked the beginning of the CRU.

The national club championship was established in 1956 with a structure of two 8 team divisions with promotion and relegation playoffs, 3 years later it was expanded to 10 teams each; it was known as the Frazier Shield until 1970, when it was renamed for Sylvester Montieth, who had been elected the first Chairman of the CRU and served until 1960.

The influence that the ERFU had over the sport even after the formation of the CRU can still be seen today; the national team's shirts are Navy Blue & Gray hoops, which were adapted from the shirts worn by Ezra's most successful club, Middletown Old Boys (now Middletown RFC), originally made up of ex-students from the University of Ezra branch, whose colors were also the same; the legend of the university's adopting the colors is rooted in the story that quite a few men who had been members of the Army regiment also known The Blues & Grays were among the earliest enrolled students at UE/Middletown.

Barnitz Stadium in the city has hosted more international test rugby matches than any other ground in the country, and more recently the final day of competition for the first two Atlantian Oceania Rugby 7's Championships, which Baker Park claimed the title on both occasions (reflected by the orange & blue stars on the crest).

Honors--Atlantian Oceania Rugby Sevens Champion (x2)

World Cup Record--12-6 (3 appearances)
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As a rule, Baker Park sports trend towards aggressive, offense oriented play; the average fan wants to see scoring, although they are savvy enough to recognize an action packed defensive stalemate is also worthy of respect. In real rugby terms, most clubs are back oriented in attack.

Nickname(s)--there is no single consensus between the BlueGrays, Blues & Grays or Hoops as a preference (even 'Grays & Blues' wouldn't be problematic although historically inaccurate--see above).

Management Staff
Technical Director—Jeremiah Leslie
Head Coach—Tony Danielson
Assistants—Eddie Travis, Greg Vorhees, Peter Barber
Physio—Kurt Poepplemeir
Doctor-- Walter Hill, M.D.


POS	AGE	Club
1 Caleb Kohler P 27 Center Point RFC
2 Stuart Mann H 28 Belle Haven RFC
3 Gerald Rodgers P 26 Springfield Maroons RFC
4 Edison Solomon L 27 Middletown RFC
5 Peter Quinlan L 27 New Richmond RFC
6 Duane Burredge FL 27 Caledonia RFC
7 David Slade FL 26 Richmond County RFC
8 Mark Jones NE 27 York County RFC
9 Kelvin Carter SH 28 Shirley City RFC
10 Harris O'Neil FH 28 Middletown RFC
11 Grayson Bartholomew W 25 Center Point RFC
12 Beau Allison C 27 Blue Bulls RFC
13 Neil Gerrard C 25 New Richmond RFC
14 Chuck Seifferth W 28 St Stephens RFC
15 Moses Diarwara FB 26 Belle Haven RFC
16 Gordie Harmon P/H 26 Stonebridge RFC
17 Evan Kaczmerik L/FL 25 Endborough City RFC
18 Darren Slade C 26 Richmond County RFC
19 Jeremy Roubilliard W 24 Stonebridge RFC
20 Matt Phelps P 26 Lynchana Rugby Club
21 Lucas Odekume FH 29 West County RFC
22 Ryan Caldwell FH/C 23 Alton RFC
23 Jason Morgan SH 27 Endborough City RFC
24 Donnie Kendall P/H 24 Ezriquay City RFC
25 Ben Stone W 27 Alden Rugby Club
26 Rolando Gardner NE 30 Castleford RFC
27 Robin Napier W 29 Shirley City RFC
28 Andy O'Boyle FB 29 West Osheana RFC


Jeremiah Leslie and Tony Danielson return in charge of the squad that made it through to the quarterfinals in just the third time Baker Park competed in the World Cup. There are a couple of changes in the starting lineup and three new faces brought in to shore up the reserve bench, but this a largely intact team from the edition in Darmen, many of whom will probably call it a day on their international careers after this chance to play in front of the home crowds.


The basic design of the Baker Park jersey has remained consistent since the first international match played in 1957; the late 1980's & early 90's saw narrower hoops--four blue and three gray--but a return to the traditional pattern came in 1995. White shorts and blue & gray hooped socks have remained standard over the years, and an all-white change strip has also been the practice of the CRU (which is a nod to the "Ghost Whites" kit of the BP National Soccer Team) since the mid 1960's.
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Postby Kelssek » Mon Mar 04, 2024 5:25 pm

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Kelssek Rugby Federation | Féderation kelssekienne de rugby


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1. Cadman Bugler (Kirkenes Crusaders)
2. Odion Mueller (Latrobe Athletic)
3. Rui Pinary (Redswyth Rebels)
4. Shawn Salmond (Nordiques)
5. Brayden Blatchford (Latrobe Athletic)
6. Jonathan Hemeon (Nordiques)
7. Rowan Crocker (Mazinaw Stallions)
8. Alwyn Yamamoto (Latrobe Athletic)
9. Phil Griffiths (Mazinaw Stallions)
10. Jonathan Mac Dùbhghlas (Wynleth Cambria)
11. Shawn Wood (Latrobe Athletic)
12. Jessie Bailey (Neorvins Armada)
13. Séan Ó Connaigha (Clayquot Reds)
14. Aaron-Louis Dupont (Nordiques)
15. Cole Weiss (Redswyth Rebels)

Elric Lisharp (Burnaby Lions) - prop
Kevin Riverhouse (Neorvins Armada) - hooker
Aston Gortlad (Hamilton Highlanders) - hooker
Tristan Hammond (Neorvins Armada) - full back
Bruno Lelgontin (Alouettes de Champjaune) - flanker
Barron Cyrile (Kirkenes Crusaders) - second row
Simon Teufitt (Alouettes de Champjaune) - prop
Brendan Wright (Wynleth Cambria) - centre
Andy Logan (Wynleth Cambria) - wing
Evan Foster (Clayquot Reds) - wing

Head coach: Michael McGarry
Numbers follow the standard system.

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Postby Lisander » Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:31 pm

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Lisander A national rugby union team
The Barbarians


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Rather than rounding up the Irises, The Lisander Rugby Union sends its "A Team", the Barbarians, to the Rugby World Cup 36 again. The Lisander Rugby Union is still somewhat reluctant to allow the Irises to return to the World Cup, due to the NSRB's demise¹. This move is supported by the big Pro12 teams, who don't feel obliged to release their players to the senior team, as well as the smaller teams that profit with the appearance of its players in the World Stages. Selected among the regional unions, Aligo Championship and Regional Tournaments, the 23 players under the guidance of invited manager Daniel Alfyn will try to establish themselves among the powerhouses once more. Despite the numbers assigned, Alfyn plans to test them the most possible, in all of the possible positions.

Roster:
Replacements
16 - Bruno Deventer - Prop
17 - Mariano Rodat - Prop
18 - Theo Guastaldi - Prop/Second Row
19 - Ricardo Rosset - Second Row/Flanker
20 - Lucas De Rosa - Scrum-Half/Fly-Half
21 - Felipe Sousa - Centre/Fullback
22 - Nuno Ferreira - Wing
23 - Lino Valente - Wing
Best XV
1 - Flávio Ricci - Prop
2 - Lucas Monteiro - Hooker
3 - Leonardo Heim - Prop
4 - Hugo Stresser - Second Row
5 - Fernando Carli - Second Row
6 - Daniel Costa - Flanker
7 - Samuel Grassi - Flanker
8 - André Branco - Number Eight/Flanker
9 - Julio Rodat - Scrum-Half/Fly-Half
10 - Mariano Luna - Fly-Half
11 - Pedro Loggi - Wing
12 - Marcelo Brax - Centre
13 - Nathan Canterville - Centre/Fullback
14 - Timothy Aronson - Wing
15 - André Rosario - Centre/Fullback


Uniforms:
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Barbarians uniforms differ to those of the Irises, being striped in green and white instead of being solid green. For the second option, a purple jersey with navy stripes was chosen to make sure it won't clash with any other uniform. If nonetheless a clash is noted by the organization, other sets of uniforms can be requested.


Matchdays:
Group Stage
MD1 - Britonisea - Lisander (at Camden Park, Oceana)
MD2 - Bye
MD3 - Lisander - Ko-oren (at City Stadium, Newport)
MD4 - Cardenao 13-15 Lisander (at Camden Park, Oceana)
MD5 - Lisander - Crpostran (at City Stadium, Newport)
RP Permissions:
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
Injure my players: Yes
Godmod injuries: No
Sin Bin my players: Yes
Red Card my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Style mod: +4


¹:Sorry, I keep with the poor IC excuse. I still don't feel that much into rugby, so I'm just re-submitting the squad from last year's event. I'll try my best to put some RP, but nothing confirmed.
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Quebec and Shingoryeo
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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:49 pm

Quebec and Shingoryeo Rugby Union National Team


Nickname: Grim Reapers
Acronym: QUE
Denonym: Quebecois (Preferred), Quebecer (that's fine)
Official Supporters Group: The Bubonic Plague
Style Mod: Lowest Possible (usually -5)

Head Coach: Merrick-Lee Lessard, 52
Lead Assistant Coach: Callum Wild Jr, 45

General Team Info: The smaller pie rugby world has won in the Quebecois sporting world has meant that the rugby, as a whole, has taken greater approaches to play professionally alongside other nations in the Quebecois Commonwealth, whose interest and financials allow for international travels. Most of the members of the Quebecois and the Acadianan national teams do play in the Quebecois Commonwealth Rugby SuperLeague, a 16-team league of four associations (Quebec and Shingoryeo, Quebecois Acadiana, Busoga Islands and Quebecois Sudafrique nations which have their own West Indies situation). Because of this, however, it takes greater efforts for the national team camps or schedules to be put together, and the team's cohesion will likely take years to develop over time.

Nobody knows how this group of party-loving scrubs, whose reputation at home and abroad aren't the most positive due to their well-deserved reputation, has ended up ranked sixth in the world. Really, I don't either and I have generated these bastards. Anyways, this is a much more experienced batch of Grim Reapers whose three quarterfinals appearances in the last four World Cups are enough to suggest their rough placement in the world - great defensive side with likely floor of first-round playoff appearance and ceiling of semifinals, but most likely ending up in the Quarterfinals. A fairly predictable bunch as a whole.

RUWC Team Info: Merrick-Lee Lessard once again comes back to lead Team Quebec, with former Team Quebec captain Callum Wild Jr as assistant, after another strong performance in RUWC would see them finish a quarterfinalist in Darmen, where they would push rugby powerhouse Quintessence of Dust to brink of elimination. It is, for most part, the same Team Quebec that we've come to know over the years - low-tempo, conservative and relying a lot upon their strengths in the scrum. They see the majority of its stars with Ko-orenite dual-national Saudlane Tehindin and Thierry Soonias as star forwards, while backs are pinned by the Kim brothers whose relationship is not close at all, kinda like those brothers on Oasis (band).

There are a couple of major additions and changes to the team though, most of them coming from the backs side where there have been major changes. Out of them, the most notable change would be the arrival of Leonor Valdes McInnis. Leonor, the daughter and second child of Quebecois-Kytlerian mogul GreGG Valdes McInnis, was named the surprising starter at fly half after impressing the coaches and the scouts with outstanding freshman season at the QIS level. This is also followed by the aforementioned Kim brothers being paired alongside each other as two centres, with Hokuto Brownlee taking over as the starting left wing. With a name as iconic as Hokuto himself, one can hope that the Reapers would be able to make the leap into the next stage of team development with their new speedster, whose frame is limited but speed and agility evident, on board.

RP Situation for those considering: And it seems like the Reapers are willing to not rid themselves of their reputation. Yes, it is rumoured that Team Quebec, with the federational support and perhaps with some cooperation by the hosts in Baker Park, will be using the RUWC as an opportunity to party and engage in certain indulgences. Of what kind may depend, of course, and this may be left up to the reader or writers' imagination. Let's just say this may include, but are not limited, to the likes of bringing no less than 50 strippers to the team hotel floor, as well as on team busses where distanced travel is required (this has been discussed with Baker Park, with his permission secured in advance).

How will this translate into their performance, and maybe how would other teams and their players respond to it? Would they be willing to join? How would the hosts find it? Let's find out.

Squad List:

Numbers 1 to 8 are forwards, 9 to 15 are backs. 16 to 23 are replacement players.

Quebec and Shingoryeo's five SupeRugby sides are Thunderbirds (Prince Eric, Yoseo-Manitoba), Gryphons (Nakan County, Mahan), Koreana (Songak Federal Province), Racing 70 (Joongyeong Federal Province), and Highlanders (Equinox Hill, Inteachan).

-# First Name        Surname               Age Sex  Status Team
1 Hydrien LATENDRESSE-YI 31 M RETURN Racing 70 (SupeRugby)
2 Jeremiah COLEMAN 23 M RETURN Koreana (SupeRugby)
3 Yves-Francois LUCERNAY 27 M RETURN Racing 70 (SupeRugby)
4 Eric Michael GAVLAS 23 M RETURN Thunderbirds (SupeRugby)
5 Amelie SHIN-PATERNAUD 21 F RETURN Universite St. Croix (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
6 Thierry SOONIAS 24 M RETURN Zebras (SupeRugby - Quebecois Suadfrique)
7 Saudlane TEHINDIN 26 F RETURN Thunderbirds (SupeRugby)
8 Dong-Seon PARK 25 F RETURN Koreana (SupeRugby)
9 Se-Jeong KWEON 27 M RETURN Saint-Germain (SupeRugby - Acadiana)
10 Leonor MCINNIS VALDES 19 F NEW Saint Benedict's College (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
11 HOKUTO Brownlee 24 M RETURN Highlanders (SupeRugby)
12 Gwang-Joon KIM 28 M RETURN Thunderbirds (SupeRugby)
13 Gyeong-Joon KIM 22 M RETURN Gryphons (SupeRugby)
14 Daenan RODGERS 21 F RETURN University College Jolbonopolis (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
15 Zara BROMLEY 26 F RETURN Koreana (SupeRugby)
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16 Michelle LUCERNAY 31 F RETURN Oryx (SupeRugby - Quebecois Sudafrique)
17 Marc-Andre OGLETREE 20 M NEW University of Prince Raoul Islands (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
18 Serge GOUSAROFF 22 M NEW Racing 70 (SupeRugby)
19 Julien ATOUBA 30 M RETURN Arlenia (SupeRugby - Acadiana)
20 Joon-Yim HONG 19 F NEW Queen's College (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
21 Auguste HOLLIS-BARCLAY 22 M RETURN Northwestern University (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
22 Hyo-Soo SONG 24 F RETURN IRSEA (Quebecois Intercollegiate Sports)
23 Felix UHM 21 M NEW Dongnae University (Quebecois Intercollgiate Sports)


Kits: Home Colours are Blue, White and Yellow, while away colours are Red, Black and White. They will also be wearing neon green socks.

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Godmod scoring events: N
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Godmod Injuries to my players: N
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Godmod suspension events: N
Godmod other events: Contact me in advance
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:35 pm

CUTOFF for MD 1

BONUS POINT CRITERIA
A team can earn one (1) bonus point per matchday if they score at least 24 points in a match OR should they be defeated in a match by five (5) or fewer points. A team may earn a point for only one of the two reasons (here on MD1 we have a result in Group D where Kelssek matched both criteria but can only earn a bonus point for one or the other) and will be noted with a (+) next to their name in the results listing. The bonus points will be added into the standings after MD2

Group A
Quintessence of Dust 6–16 TJUN-ia
Labalia 15–59 Baker Park (+) (scored by Quebec & Shingoryeo)

Group A Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Baker Park 1 1 0 0 59 15 +44 3
2 TJUN-ia 1 1 0 0 16 6 +10 3
3 Quintessence of Dust 1 0 0 1 6 16 −10 0
4 Labalia 1 0 0 1 15 59 −44 0

Group B
Cardenao (+) 13–15 Lisander
Ko-oren (+) 8–10 Crpostran

Group B Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Lisander 1 1 0 0 15 13 +2 3
2 Crpostran 1 1 0 0 10 8 +2 3
3 Cardenao 1 0 0 1 13 15 −2 0
4 Ko-oren 1 0 0 1 8 10 −2 0

Group C
Natanians and Nosts 21–3 Alice Bay
The 14 Stars 10–33 Abanhfleft (+)

Group C Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Abanhfleft 1 1 0 0 33 10 +23 3
2 Natanians and Nosts 1 1 0 0 21 3 +18 3
3 Alice Bay 1 0 0 1 3 21 −18 0
4 The 14 Stars 1 0 0 1 10 33 −23 0

Group D
Vilwandia (+) 37–19 Juvencus
Quebec & Shingoryeo (+) 28–24 Kelssek (+)

Group D Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Vilwandia 1 1 0 0 37 19 +18 3
2 Quebec & Shingoryeo 1 1 0 0 28 24 +4 3
3 Kelssek 1 0 0 1 24 28 −4 0
4 Juvencus 1 0 0 1 19 37 −18 0

Group E
HUElavia 16–13 Darmen (+)
Kayla-lin 23–14 United Hawkland

Group E Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Kayla-lin 1 1 0 0 23 14 +9 3
2 HUElavia 1 1 0 0 16 13 +3 3
3 Darmen 1 0 0 1 13 16 −3 0
4 United Hawkland 1 0 0 1 14 23 −9 0

Group F
Acadiana 10–19 Devonta
Captina Island 10-23 Baggieland (scored by Qasden)

Group F Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Baggieland 1 1 0 0 23 10 +13 3
2 Devonta 1 1 0 0 19 10 +9 3
3 Acadiana 1 0 0 1 10 19 −9 0
4 Captina Island 1 0 0 1 10 23 −13 0
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Postby Captina Island » Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:53 am

Captina Island Rugby Office


Clement Ferretti	FH	23
Barnabas Carrasco NE 24
Gianni Marciano C 23
Vincente Zampoli L 20
Harris Sorrentino SH 23
Nehemiah Arduino P 27
Paolo Culpepper C/W 22
Niccolo Lauderdale C 24
Fredrico Zaccardo W 23
Solomon Wintergreen P 24
Quinton Marcellus NE/L 24
Sandro Moretti FH 24
Edmondo Vecchi SH 24
Sampson Candelaria H 25
Maurizio Bottego FB 26
Lazzaro Periwinkle FL 23
Timeteo Benedetti P 22
Sebastian Chapman FL 25
Calvin Mercury W 21
Matthias Rosewater FB 25
Neville Harriot C 24
Giorgio Longfellow L 22
Alberto Coleman W 25
Michele Crawford P/H 20
Herbert Ruggiero L/FL 21


Coach—Roland Hornchurch

Captina Island make their first ever appearance in the Rugby World Cup looking to gain experience for the young squad that has been assembled from the nation's amateur league.

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Godmod scoring events:Yes
RP injuries to my players:Yes (duration of the match only)
Godmod Injuries to my players:Yes
Suspend my players:Yes
Godmod suspension events:Yes
Godmod other events:Maybe
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Postby Ko-oren » Tue Mar 05, 2024 4:13 pm

The Dragonflies' all new coaching staff will have to improve on what came before without needlessly sacrificing the hard work of the past. Our rugby union national team has been in so many enviable positions, easily cruising into quarterfinals or getting through groups with no trouble at all. If you can believe it, the team is 75-1-7 in group stage matches going back all the way to our debut in World Cup 19, and they've always managed to get into the knockouts - sometimes we were helped by a massive format with a round of 16, like in our debut cycle - and more often than not we've had at least two fixtures there. For the first time since World Cup 26, the Ko-orenites didn't get to the quarterfinals at the previous World Cup. This was a reason for the union to sack the coaching staff and figure out a new direction. Not a complete overhaul, just a quiet retooling to get the team motivated and back on track within no time.

As head coach, it's Victor Krogirithen and he's taking Bwdica Khogiridhen as attack and Zehkana Talhaten as defence coach. Filling out the rest of the roster are Thluwihari Nerihidhen (skills, kicking), Dhahgu Ilijihten (set pieces - lineouts and scrums), and various assistants and the rest of the strength and conditioning staff.

Krogirithen spent most of the last decade coaching Maynard Andromeda, a team that might have spent most of that time growing and getting close to prizes without actually ever winning something, but the culture instilled and the consistent winning with the proud club were inspirations for many other teams to rethink their strategy as well. He lost two Finals with the club and made several more playoff appearances as one of the few stable forces in the KRU. He takes Nerihidhen with him - his long-time attack-minded assistant. Nerihidhen herself never made an appearance for the club but she's spent some time in offseasons working with various players from professional and amateur teams to improve finesse in passing and accuracy in kicking.

Talhaten comes from Greencaster Galaxy, a blue blood club with largely decent defensive records. More importantly, her work with the Surbourneshire state team in the State of Origin series has put her on the map as a head coach candidate outright, and she's expected to take on a lot of responsibility by herself. Also from the Galaxy is Ilijihten, the moody senior but also a father figure behind most of the club's successes of the last two decades.

Khogiridhen is a bit of an outlier: her offensive schemes at the Llandy Bulls didn't exactly pay off immediately and the Bulls certainly didn't lead the league in attacking categories, but the club was stable under her leadership and stuck to a very clear gameplan, which was often to keep the score as low as possible by recycling the ball, long possessions, and not being afraid to give up ground for a phase or two while you're trying to get a favourable position somewhere else.
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Style Modifier: -3
Tactics: The Darmeni game puts an emphasis on territorial advantage, thereby making the team's kicking game its most important asset. Darmeni teams will go for three points at any chance they get; receiving the resulting kick-off following the score will give them an advantage in possession as well. The introduction of the 50:22 rule has seen the Darmeni team become slightly more aggressive when it comes to scoring tries, but the team still attempts far more drop goals than is usual.

Head Coach: Marcel MacLeod
Forwards Coach: Élie Sheach
Backs Coach: Amos Roche
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Wilfrid Weber
Team Doctor: Brian Jewel
Trainer: Gruffydd Arthur

33 Man Roster
#  Pos Name                Age Franchise
1 LP Cianán Edison 33 Metro Saracens
2 HK Aydan Alonso 33 Rogerton Blues
3 TP Wayne Ecclestone 26 Northwestern Falcons
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6 BF Jesse Lum 27 Western Border Warriors
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Postby Crpostran » Wed Mar 06, 2024 12:42 pm

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POLITICS

FFP extends its lead in polls, Liberals make some gains

The Future Forward Party extends its lead in polls with an 8-point gap over the Conservative alliance. This comes as party president & caretaker P.M called on the citizens to avoid voting for parties on the extreme ends of the political spectrum, in a veiled reference to the PCA & PDF alliances. The recent opinion poll, conducted in partnership with the CNSI (Crpostranian National Survey Institute), also showed the Liberal alliance, (consisting of the Liberal Party & the Progressive Democrats) going over the Greens to 3rd place, with a 3 point lead over them. The Greens have fallen to 4th position, despite neither a gain or a loss in vote share. The Conservatives maintain their 2nd position in polls, and its leader Kalysta Marianita has begun aggressive campaigning in order to bridge the gap between them and the FFP.

Parties give out names of candidates for electoral constituencies

All political parties have unveiled its candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Each party & pre-poll alliance has given tickets to strong candidates, compared to the 2020 elections & the 2023 snap polls. Here's a list of some of the key candidates of each party/alliance & the constituencies they are contesting from:
| Candidate             | Brief Info                               | Constituency                       |
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
FFP
| Benjamin Rivers | Outgoing P.M, P.M Candidate of the FFP | Crpostown-3, Crpostown Region |
| | | Upper Alson, Castellia Region |
| Christabel Severino | Outgoing Finance Minister, Leader of the | Mermar, Almeros Region |
| | Youth Wing | |
| Bobbie Jasper | Outgoing I.T Minister | Marundadan, Castellia Region |
| Evert Anton | Actor-turned Politician | Bellafonte-2, Belport Region |
CONSERVATIVES
| Kalysta Marianita | President of the CUP, P.M Candidate | Crpostown-7, Crpostown Region |
| Zak Valente | Long-serving Parliamentarian, Former | Luague, Novaria Region |
| | Minister of Defence | |
| Takumi Fischer | Former Prime Minister (2012-23), Senior | Haverville, Eldoria Region |
| | Leader | |
| Joeri Davin | Activist | Petarl, Almeros Region |
LIBERALS
| Christer Ethan | P.M Candidate | Brugstadt-1, Almeros Region |
| | | Brugstadt-3, Almeros Region |
| Alexei Bergstrom | Former Mayor of Brugstadt | Brugstadt-7, Almeros Region |
| Fiona Andersen | Economist, Advocate for Education | Bellafonte-5, Belport Region |
| Jonas Voss | Environmentalist, Youth Leader | Montelago-1, Castellia Region |
GREENS
| Eva Lindqvist | Environmental Scientist | Crpostown-5 |
| Liam Patel | Renewable Energy Entrepreneur | Crpostown-4 |
| Maya Schmidt | Climate Change Campaigner | Bellafonte-7 |
| Isabella Khan | Wildlife Conservationist | Haverville |


Election observers arrive in Crpostran

Electoral observers have begun arriving in Crpostran from various Election Commissions across Karma, notably, the Levont Election Commission, New Lablerith Election Commission, Suomalainem Election Commission & the Election Commission of Blovatlas. This is a step to ensure the peaceful transition of power following the election & to ensure that no rigging takes place during the elections, especially when Karma is going through a time of Misguidance.


NATIONAL

Major Oil Spill off the coast of Valeria!

A shocking incident occurred 30 km off the coast of Valeria, wherein oil tanker AO Gulf Navigator unintentionally got grounded. This resulted in the loss of 12 tonnes of crude oil into the waters. The Coast Guard & the Navy have begun containment & skimming of the area. Large booms have been placed in the area aswell. Stay tuned for more information.

Inauguration of NH-100

The much awaited NH-100, connecting the capital & the far-flung city of Brugstadt, over a distance of 630 km has been inaugurated by the NHA (National Highway Authority). The highway aims to cut down travel times from 2 days to a whopping 7 hours! The maximum speed limit allowed (in certain sections of the highway) will be 160 km/h. This highway will ensure connectivity between two of the largest cities, boosting the economy by increasing trade & making logistics quicker. The highway features 14 tunnels & 3 bridges.



SPORT

RWC 36: Golden Eagles narrowly beat the Dragonflies

The Crpostranian rugby team caused a major upset as they beat 4-time champion & 2-time runner-ups Ko-oren in a closely fought match wherein the debutant Golden Eagles emerged victorious 10-8 over the Dragonflies at the Newport City Stadium. This has led to massive confidence within the team. They will next face Cardenao's team at the Barnitz Stadium on the 6th of March.


ECONOMY

Crpostranian Markets hit all-time highs!

Several Crpostranian stock market indexes have crossed their all-time highs, thanks to massive confidence in the economy's future & because opinion polls show the FFP set to return to power. Their pro-business policies have boosted confidence in the economy. The CSE 50 closed 200 points above the previous all-time high, while the Jo Bri200 closed 1242 points higher than the previous day.

Caretaker govt. to unveil "Interim Budget 2024" on the 14th

The temporary government set by Benjamin Rivers last year will unveil the "Interim Budget" for FY24-25 on March 14th, 2 weeks before the country goes to polls. The budget will be put to the test only after the election & in a situation where the FFP manages to win a majority in the parliament.


INTERNATIONAL

Emperor of Shadow Stone's mysterious disappearances baffles nation

Emperor Kythorn, emperor of Shadow Stone, a nation in Karma has been disappearing for days at a time. This was leaked to the public by an anonymous official in the Imperial Palace. This has led to massive confusion & worry for the Shadow Stone's benevolent king from its citizens. The secretive nature of these disappearances has led to rumours like undisclosed health issues, secretive political manoeuvring & even vacations to white-sand beaches with his undisclosed girlfriend. It remains to be seen as to what is actually going on in the Imperial Palace.
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Postby Vilwandia » Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:20 pm

Fregatvoëls hold out against Juvencus in Endborough

Vilwandia 37-19 Juvencus

On a quiet afternoon in Baker Park's second city, Vilwandia got off to a positive start in their inagural Rugby World Cup fixture, against Juvencus. After a train journey from Belle Haven to their base camp in the north-eastern city of Endborough, the Vilwandian team were spotted taking in the sights of the city the day before the match in museums and exploring the nearby countryside, before cramming into a small-sized coffee shop with some fans, in a day that was enjoyed and somewhat ridiculed by journalists as being unprofessional. However, it was later revealed that this was a plan of Head Coach Kian Malherbe, who was reported as saying "we will try to go into every game possible with as little stress as possible. Getting to know everything about ourselves will help enormously.", before continuing to eat a cookie purchased for him by prop Shirley Green.

Vilwandia's team certainly looked relaxed on the field at the Alexander Memorial Stadium, as they got off to a flying start after receiving the ball from a rather tense-looking Juvencus side from kick-off. Wikus Mulder broke free within two minutes for an electric 40-yard run that the defence was unable to catch, before Kai Louw converted to make it 7-0.

This early momentum became dominance for the Vilwandiese as they notched up another 15 uncontested before the half-hour mark, when Juvencus won a penalty to make it 22-3. The Vilwandians had been struggling with their kicking, having missed a penalty themselves earlier on and failing to convert each of their three tries. Juvencus forced a try through before the break, leaving the score 22-8 at half-time, with the majority of the noise in the 18,000-seater stadium being from those in Blou et Wit.

Juvencus continued their fight-back after the break, with a skilful drop-goal taking the Vilwandian defence by surprise before another unconverted try brought the gap to just six, as Vilwandia seemed very much out of it. Youth prospect Gazali Meyer was brought in for Heinu Botes, as a scrum was won by the Fregatvoëls to supply his first try of the tournament just after the hour mark.

Following this, the pace slowed down, and things became scrappy. Both sides hunkered down, leading to a series of penalty kicks to close the game out in the final twenty minutes. Juvencus secured one, whilst Vilwandia's Kai Louw hit none of them, but supplied Zander Van Der Linde to score yet another flowy try, ending the game at 37-19 with a conversion. Vilwandia scored a bonus point, as a result of scoring more than 24 points, topping Group D followng a Quebecois victory over Kelssek in the other group game of the round.

The Vilwandiese will face Hundredstar in their next fixture, in the latter's opening game in the tournament.

In Other News:
- Indunankulu Anele announces general election date in Spring 2027, with VVW leading the polls by just 4 points over the conservative KVP.
- Eerste Minister expected to focus his campaign on the rural areas of Impinga and Ntshonalanga, with plans in place to develop the regions more.
All dates given using the Vilwandian Calendar. It is (hopefully) the year 2027 in Vilwandia currently.

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Postby Port Ember » Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:26 pm

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National Rugby Union Squad of The Republic of
Port Ember
"The Dragons"


Brief Overview of Port Ember

The Republic of Port Ember is a nation comprising a tropical archipelago within the Northern Ocean region, and is considered a regional superpower and international economic giant. The tropical nation is governed as a constitutional democracy in the form of a Republic. The nation considers itself a champion for personal liberty and economic freedom, and is seen as one of the most free and wealthiest nations in the multiverse. The 280 million citizens are considered to be world wise and innovative, considering the art of world trade & travel, making money and engaging in bar brawls as the foundation of their national culture. The nation also possesses two colonies - Braziliztan and Port Arthur, which they have gained as a result of a score of bloody wars to uphold international freedom and human rights.

Team History:

Despite Rugby Union being a very popular sport within the Republic, historically, as it could never garner the sufficient economical and political support it required in order to compete on the international stage - instead remaining confined to university and local private club level.

Just prior to the commencement of the 28th rendition of the Rugby World Cup however, the local and university teams gathered together a ragtag team, and managed to earn an invite to the grandest stage of them all for their sport. As could be expected, it went absolutely terribly. The team played four matches in the group stages - losing all four matches, without picking up a single try.

Despite the utter humiliation that the team, and the entire nation by extension suffered at the hands of the World Cup - it did result in a silver lining. The ruling government realised that there was an ever growing demand for the sport to be taken seriously on a national level - and in reply, the Port Ember Rugby Union (PERU) was established, in an effort to professionalise the sport.

Immediately after its formation, PERU followed the example of the Port Ember Football Association, and established a young international team which consisted of young talent who had zero club affiliations at that moment. The idea was to train up a national team of players, to conform to international standards and skills - who could be assigned to newly established professional clubs, after gaining international exposure and the establishment of a new fan base, which would raise the standard of the sport throughout the nation.

This project was launched with one Garry Keeves as the head coach, training the team everyday for 4 years. Just prior to the commencement of World Cup 29, Garry left the project, and hired a Neu Engollian in his place, one Alex Renvier, to lead the team to glory and experience. World Cup 29 was thus considered to be the first "unified, professional" attempt at international rugby for the nation. Despite achieving poor results on paper, failing to move past the group stages, the team did manage to show tremendous promise, putting up spectacular displays of skill and passion against some of the best teams in the sport.

Unfortunately however, just as they started to gain momentum, Port Ember was forced to withdraw from World Cup 30, as all sporting events, amongst other public activities, were banned, due to the serious safety risks posed by a large-scale terror campaign which rocked the nation and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Just prior to the 34th World Cup cycle, the terror campaign has finally been won by the tropical islanders, and the streets of the Archipelago have become safe once more, and the quest for rugby glory was renewed. In an attempt to sky rocket the sport back into international contention, the Ministry of Sports invested billions of Aurums into various sectors of the sport, creating the largest leap of any sport in the nation's history.

This turned out to be an highly effective move, as Port Emberian Rugby has never looked this good, with administrators, coaches, players, sponsors, media houses and supporters alike being infected with a serious case of Rugby Fever, with interest in the sport skyrocketing to claim the title of becoming the nation’s favorite sport.

As proof of this concept, the national rugby union, the Port Ember Rugby Union (PERU), managed to include the Union into the highest level of international Club competition - the Nationstates Club Rugby Union - otherwise known as the RUCT. This prestigious tournament is where the best club teams of some of the greatest rugby nations compete against one another, in a bid to prove that they have what it takes to not only be national champions, but international contenders.

Two months prior to the prestigious invitational tournament Dragon Day 1000, the Head Coach of the two time champions, Blacklake RUC, Coach King Kidd, has been appointed as the new Head Coach for the national squad, and has build a new team, ready to compete in the new Era. Their impressive return to international rugby had finally earned themselves an invite back to the grandest stage of them all - World Cup 34!

Here, the proof of concept was proven, the hard work, economical and social investments and infrastructure developments paid off, with the Dragons achieving third place overall, despite facing unreal challenges on their campaign.

Following their campaign, the Dragons won the prestigious T8 invitationals by defeating the reigning World Cup champions, Abenfleft in the final.

Next up, the Dragons stormed the 35th rendition of the World Cup, where they once again obtained third place bronze.

Disappointed that they once again failed to reach the grandest stage, the team prepared even harder, with a singular objective - become legends during World Cup 36!

The team is affectionately known as "The Dragons", by their fans and the media - in reference to the team's logo, which itself is based on the nation's national animal - the Emberian Dragon.

Team Roster: Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: King Kidd

Assistant Coach: Cam Cook.

Scrum Coach: Eugene Jozefo.

Fitness Coach: Derick Brava.

Technical Coach: Oliver Orabela.

Team Doctor: Dr Rozanne Dezirinda.

Logistics Manager: Malone Ludoviko




Team Roster: Starting XV

Davie Nikolao
Starting Position: Prop || Jersey #: #1 || Age: 30 || Height: || 1.82m Weight: 112Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Blacklake RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Kaden Gaja
Starting Position: Hooker || Jersey #: #2 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.8m || Weight: 108Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Blacklake RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Domenic Amika
Starting Position: Prop || Jersey #: #3 || Age: 32 || Height: 1.81m || Weight: 100Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Blacklake RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Aarush Casimjo
Starting Position: Lock || Jersey #: #4 || Age: 24 || Height: 2.2m || Weight: 98Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Blacklake RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Barric Francisko
Starting Position: Lock || Jersey #: #5 || Age: 24 || Height: 2.1m || Weight: 90Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Blacklake RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Ocean Heath
Starting Position: Flanker || Jersey #: #6 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.8m || Weight: 88Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Greenford RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Gerry Barker
Starting Position: Flanker || Jersey #: #7 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.83m || Weight: 92Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Greenford RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Prescott Aleksandro
Starting Position: Number 8 || Jersey #: #8 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.9m || Weight: 95Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Greenfields RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Archie Fajra (C)
Starting Position: Scrum Half || Jersey #: #9 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.65m || Weight: 80Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Gold Coast RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Ryley Mićjo
Starting Position: Flyhalf || Jersey #: #10 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.83m || Weight: 97Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Gold Coast RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Trevelyan Garrard
Starting Position: Winger || Jersey #: #11 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.8m || Weight: 90Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Valonia RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Carlyle Adorinda
Starting Position: Inside Centre || Jersey #: #12 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.79m || Weight: 91Kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Valonia RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Steven Stelara
Starting Position: Outside Centre || Jersey #: #13 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.82m || Weight: 96Kg || International Caps: 30 || || Domestic Club: Valonia RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Herberto Clark
Starting Position: Winger || Jersey #: #14 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.88m || Weight: 99Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Valonia RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Aayden Ciezo
Starting Position: Fullback || Jersey #: #15 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.79m || Weight: 85Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Nirvana RUC || Domestic Caps: 120




Team Roster: Reserves

Jenson Karesinda
Starting Position: Prop/Hooker || Jersey #: #16 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.9m || Weight: 102Kg || International Caps: 30 || || Domestic Club: Greenford RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Jamie Rubena
Starting Position: Prop || Jersey #: #17 || Age: 30 || Height: 1.89m || Weight: 102kg || International Caps: 30 || Domestic Club: Greenford RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Graeme Koralo
Starting Position: Lock || Jersey #: #18 || Age: 30 || Height: 2.2m || Weight: 98Kg || International Caps: 14|| Domestic Club: Lilly Black RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Ralph Valora
Starting Position: Lock || Jersey #: #19 || Age: 30 || Height: 2.1m || Weight: 90Kg || International Caps: 14 || Domestic Club: Lilly Black RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Cat Ayers
Starting Position: Flanker/Number 8 || Jersey #: #20 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.9m || Weight: 95Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Oxbay RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Abel Arthurson
Starting Position: Flanker || Jersey #: #21 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.8m|| Weight: 88Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Falaiseville RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Ramiro Ruff
Starting Position: Center || Jersey #: #22 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.83M || Weight: 92Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Falaiseville RUC || Domestic Caps: 120

Senaculus Mikelo
Starting Position: Center || Jersey #: #23 || Age: 24 || Height: 1.85m || Weight: 100Kg || International Caps: 20 || Domestic Club: Waterstad RUC || Domestic Caps: 120




Typical Playstyle

Port Ember typically plays towards their strengths, which in this case, would be the physical size and strength of their front pack. They will always attempt to play offensive running rugby, attempting to smash through their opponents with brute force. Their secret ingredient seems to be the attempt at maintaining constant pressure on the opposition, in an attempt to tire them out and tear them down physically.




Kit

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Please note that both the logo and the kit was designed by the amazingly talented - saint of a man - Lisander




Fans

The official fanclub of the squad is known as "The Traveling Buccaneers", and can be identified at the games due to being painted completely blue with body paint, and some wielding trumpets.




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Nation Name: Republic of Port Ember

Trig: PE

Official Team Name: Port Ember National Rugby Team

Team Nickname: The Dragons.

Controlling Authority: Port Ember Rugby Union (PERU)

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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:20 pm

Northern Rugby Rag

With Reapers in middle of party frenzy, Rugby Football Quebec announces film star and director Isaiah Moh-Bryant as team ambassador


Joh Hyo-Seok

ENDBOROUGH, BAKER PARK - Everybody knows that Quebec and Shingoryeo national rugby union team, who are nicknamed the Grim Reapers like many of their other sporting equivalents, are known for their partying, globe-trotting ways, as well as their tendencies to push the local authorities to points of frustration.

Their post-match celebrations after a battle of top ten sides earlier yesterday, where they prevailed in a 28-24 victory over three-time world champions Kelssek, had certainly gone that way at least. There have been multiple sightings and footages of the Reapers' squad members locking arms with dozens of 'scantily dressed men and women', as their surroundings were guarded by what would be no shortage of National Police Service (NPS) officers stationed near the top two floors of Fairlane Endborough South, just minutes away from Rogers Stadium.

Now, their campaign seems to have gotten a boost from the Rugby Football Quebec (RFQ), who have announced film star and director Isaiah Moh-Bryant of Paddy's Anatomy: Blood and Marmalade, as Team Quebec ambassador for this Rugby Union World Cup campaign.

The announcement, which was made on various social media channels including Twi.tur, l'Instagramme and VousTube, was made by RFQ in the early morning, most likely while the players and the coaching staff were still asleep after a night of post-match orgy.

'As a true lover of rugby, Mr. Moh-Bryant is someone who embodies the passion this Team Quebec has, and hopes to deliver as they face off against some of the world's finest sides in rugby,' said Guy Colonna-Lange, the RFQ President. 'As a longtime actor and producer, his aim has never waivered - to bring joy, delight and excitement to the crowd, and he has worked endlessly to continue promote the sport of rugby in this country.'

'We hope that with this act of partnership and cooperation, we will be able to deliver historic success for this Team Quebec. Go Reapers!' Colonna-Lange concluded.

Moh-Bryant, whose official name is Isaiah Moh-Lange (Bryant being his wife's surname, which he had adopted after the match), is a well-known actor and commercial filmmaker in Quebec and Shingoryeo in his three-decade career. Most famous for his horror and action films with tints of romantic comedy, he has been best known for starring in the 2030s film series Try Hard, as well as directing 2058 Gothic-fantasy thriller Neverland: The Reckoning.

His latest film, Paddy's Anatomy: Blood and Marmalade, is about the four-way romance between three doctors, their ex-lover ghost, and a menacing raccoon-bear haunting them in a hotel in the Huayramarcan highlands. It is expected to be released in the cinemas next week with high likelihood the Reapers to be present in the Baker Park premiere of the film.

'I won't say much, especially since I'm not the player myself, but this Reapers' team could do wonderful things, I'm sure,' Moh-Bryant said. 'They have the experience, the defence and the integrity of the team's lines through and through that with a right break or two, they could perhaps even aim for semifinals. Hopefully they will, because these guys deserve it. Go Reapers!'
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:04 pm

Day 1 of RWC "not out of the ordinary"--CC
by Dwight Burgess
Endborough Sun Metro Desk

Endborough City Chief Constable Tony McCloud held a news conference where he stressed that the first day/night doubleheader for the 36th Rugby World Cup was a routine crowd control event for the City Constabulary.

"There was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of the number of incidents we were called to, both at Alexander and Rogers Stadiums or along McKenna Street. I'm told there were four arrests over the course of the noon to midnight period at those three command posts. We're pleased that the visitors here for the matches have been enthusiastic within reasonable limits. The situation around the Academy is a bit of a special operation given the area surrounding the campus, but with the additional manpower we've been provided by the NPS we're able to not overwork ECC officers to have enough coverage."
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:12 pm

CUTOFF MD 2

TJUN-ia 5–12 Labalia
Coringlaan 0–13 Quintessence of Dust

Group A Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Baker Park 1 1 0 0 59 15 +44 1 4
2 Labalia 2 1 0 1 27 64 −37 3
3 TJUN-ia 2 1 0 1 21 18 +3 3
4 Quintessence of Dust 2 1 0 1 19 16 +3 3
5 Coringlaan 1 0 0 1 0 13 −13 0

Group B
Lisander 23–20 Ko-oren (+)
Britonisea 16–13 Cardenao (+)

Group B Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Lisander 2 2 0 0 38 33 +5 6
2 Britonisea 1 1 0 0 16 13 +3 3
3 Crpostran 1 1 0 0 10 8 +2 3
4 Cardenao 2 0 0 2 26 31 −5 2 2
5 Ko-oren 2 0 0 2 28 33 −5 2 2

Group C
Alice Bay (+) 9–10 The 14 Stars
East Slavonia 7–26 Natanians and Nosts (+)

Group C Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Natanians and Nosts 2 2 0 0 47 10 +37 1 7
2 Abanhfleft 1 1 0 0 33 10 +23 1 4
3 The 14 Stars 2 1 0 1 20 42 −22 3
4 Alice Bay 2 0 0 2 12 31 −19 1 1
5 East Slavonia 1 0 0 1 7 26 −19 0

Group D
Juvencus 3–26 Quebec & Shingoryeo (+)
Hundredstar (+) 34–22 Vilwandia

Group D Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Quebec & Shingoryeo 2 2 0 0 54 27 +27 2 8
2 Hundredstar 1 1 0 0 34 22 +12 1 4
3 Vilwandia 2 1 0 1 59 53 +6 1 4
4 Kelssek 1 0 0 1 24 28 −4 1 1
5 Juvencus 2 0 0 2 22 63 −41 0

Group E
Darmen 20–0 Kayla-lin
Port Ember 20–20 HUElavia

Group E Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 HUElavia 2 1 1 0 36 33 +3 4
2 Darmen 2 1 0 1 33 16 +17 1 4
3 Kayla-lin 2 1 0 1 23 34 −11 3
4 Port Ember 1 0 1 0 20 20 0 1
5 United Hawkland 1 0 0 1 14 23 −9 0

Group F
Devonta 12–7 Captina Island (+)
Hannasea (+) 9–13 Acadiana

Group F Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Devonta 2 2 0 0 31 17 +14 6
2 Baggieland 1 1 0 0 23 10 +13 3
3 Acadiana 2 1 0 1 23 28 −5 3
4 Hannasea 1 0 0 1 9 13 −4 1 1
5 Captina Island 2 0 0 2 17 35 −18 1 1
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Postby Port Ember » Fri Mar 08, 2024 12:18 pm

BLOG OF THE CRAZY NOMAD


Blog Series: Rilley @ Rugby Union World Cup – 36th Rendition

Greetings my Lovies!!!

I bid you dear reader, a warm, fabulous, gorgeous, stunning & shockingly amazing welcome (or hopefully a ‘Welcome Back’ to my regulars) to my wee lil’ blog, which is my digital journey through this crazy thing we call life.

This specific series of my blog details my story, my journey, my adventures, as I follow the Port Emberian National Rugby Union Team’s Rugby Union World Cup 36 campaign within the glorious Commonwealth of Baker Park.




For those who call themselves regulars of my blog would know by now, that with the nearing of another Rugby Union World Cup, ‘ol Riley was positively shivering in her Skinnies. Which I was. Obviously. And still am. Obviously.

I obviously could not ignore the shivering in my Skinnies, and thus I wasted zero time in booking my ticket to the Commonwealth of Baker Park (BP) – the host nation of the 36th rendition of the most glorious tournament in all of history.

Fun fact – despite me never being in BP before, I love the place. The reason is simple – there is a massively Rugby Podcast named Lots of Ruck in existence, which hails from BP, of whom I am a massive fan. Furthermore, I have become close friends with the hosts, Zane Anthony and Ricky Gillingham, and Ricky’s Gorgeous wife, Debbie Gillingham. We have watched rugga together and got absolutely gobbertwacked together, in multiple countries, with rugga tournaments in the background. That is the very definition of friendship folks! So, the opportunity for me to travel to their home nation has made me a very giddy girl.

Anyway, I landed at the Mansfield International Airport, where I collected yet another gorgeous international stamp on my very well-traveled passport. The city of Mansfield is located within the Baker Park State and just north of the capitol of Belle Haven. The city itself is beautiful, nestled on the foothills of a mountainous/hilly area just south of the city proper. It is situated quite deep inland, far from the ocean or any major river, which for a tropical islander, is a bit unsettling. But such are the joys of new places!

My journey between the airport and the hotel was uncharacteristically uneventful and boring, but I did manage to sort out my accommodation and money exchange, setting myself up with some shiny CPB dollars.

It did not take me long to channel my inner Professor Adventure (for those unfamiliar with Port Emberian Pop Culture, Professor Adventure is an insanely popular comic about an adventurous professor), and hit the Mansfield streets. After a tedious flight, my tiny stomach was roaring like a true Emberian Dragon, and it led me to a bustling local luncheonette, where I picked up a cold salad and meat pie. I hate to say this… but my inner foodie was horrified. The food was not bad, I mean it was fulfilling and did not make me want to French kiss a King Cobra Eel… But one would expect a traditional iconic food item served at an iconic eaterie to blow my panties off… But it certainly did not. It kinda made me feel like a no salt allowed baby again.

Anyway…

When the sun was put to bed, I discovered a local watering hole (well a very crowded, tourist-infested nightclub), and this is where BP as a nation immediately and totally made up for the bland food earlier. The BP lads & lassies can party like animals, just the way my soul demands. What’s more is the fact that, like in Port Ember, it is legal to partake in the beautiful green leaf, so I naturally got whipperwhopperd on my first night in BP. I drank enough beer to intimidate a fish eagle and basically smoked up an endangered rainforest and made out with two very lucky locals…

Now I can already hear the appendixes clog of my regular readers in a whiney voice ’B.b.but Riley… You are supposed to be the girlfriend of our national hero, the most wonderful man in the world, the gorgeous blue-eyed wunderkind Ryley “Goldenboots” Mićjo, the legendary Port Emberian Fly Half…” Well, if you bloody well must know, we broke up. I am still super angry, super petty and super depro about it, so excuse me…

Anyway…

The next day arrived, and as hangover as I was, I got dressed in my official uniform - Combat boots, skinnies, and my official Dragons™ supporters jersey. The great moment had arrived!




World Cup 36: News From over there

Port Ember 20 – 20 HUElavia

Our opening opponents were none other than HUElavia, the very nation who shared a group pool with us during the previous World Cup, where we whitewashed ‘em them with 20-0 game. Those pesky warriors obviously went home to train like champs, as we faced a new breed of demons today…

Picture this: the sun beating down, the crowd roaring, and the anticipation hanging thick in the air. It was a clash of titans, and both teams brought their A-game to the field. The tension was palpable as we cheered our Dragons on, every pass, every tackle, every kick sending our hearts racing.

But then, the final whistle blew, and the scoreboard read 20-20. A tie. Mixed feelings washed over me like waves crashing against the shore. On one hand, I'm proud of our team for holding their ground against such formidable opponents. On the other hand, a part of me yearned for that victorious moment, that surge of triumph coursing through my veins.

And then there's Ryley Mićjo, our flyhalf and my ex-boyfriend. The emotions tied to our past relationship still linger, raw and unfiltered. Seeing him out there on the field, commanding the game with his skill and finesse, stirred up a whirlwind of feelings - from nostalgia to bitterness, from pride to longing. I hate him but miss him. I hate to hate him and I miss to hate him… (What garbage am I writing!?!)

I won't lie, it's been tough. The memories flood back, reminding me of what once was and what could have been. But amidst the chaos of emotions, I find solace in the camaraderie of fellow rugby enthusiasts, in the shared passion for this beautiful game that brings us all together.
As I reflect on this whirlwind of a match, I can't help but marvel at the power of sport to evoke such intense emotions. Win or lose, triumph or tie, it's the journey that counts, the moments etched into our memories forever.

So here's to our Dragons, to their tenacity and spirit, and to the rollercoaster ride of emotions that is rugby. Onward we march, fueled by passion and driven by the thrill of the game.

Score Breakdown

Port Ember: 20

Tries:

#11 Trevelyan Garrard
#20 Cat Ayers

Conversions:

#10 Ryley Mićjo: 0/2

Penalty Kicks:

#10 Ryley Mićjo: 1/1

Drop Goals:

#10 Ryley Mićjo: 1/1

Substitutions:

#1 Davie Nikola replaced by #16 Jenson Karesinda (65).
#3 Domenic Amika replaced by #17 Jamie Rubena (65).
#4 Aarush Casimjo replaced by #18 Graeme Koralo (65).
#5 Barric Francisco replaced by #19 Ralph Valora (65).
#8 Prescott Aleksandro replaced by #20 Cat Ayers (65).

Cards:

None

Injuries

None




HUElavia: 20

Tries:

#7 [Redacted]
#14 [Redacted]

Conversions:

#15 [Redacted]: 2/2

Penalties:

#9 [Redacted]: 2/2

Drop Goals:

None

Cards:

None

Injuries

None



A quick looksie at the Next One:

Port Ember VS Kayla-lin

Our next match is against debutant Kayla-lin, again within the same stadium of Olympic Ground. Lets just hope that we can break our curse within this stadium… Anyway our opponents have lost their last match against the powerful Darmen with a 20 – 0 score, but they did manage to score a opening victory against United Hawkland with a impressive score of 23 – 14.

That is all I have time for today my lovies. Thank you for reading!

Anyway… I need a drink.

Till we meet again my lovies!


About the Author:

The owner & author of this blog is one Riley Heglion.

Riley is a female Port Emberian, aged 22, hailing from Port Ember Megalopolis, Waterstad Borough.

Riley has earned her Anthropology Degree at the Lilly Black Memorial University and has dedicated her life to the advancement of this field, studying and reporting on various cultures & subcultures.

Her main focus of studies is world cuisine & beverages and the study of international rugby culture.

Riley considers herself a nomadic world traveler, with a passion for meeting new people and getting herself into all sorts of trouble and fun.

Riley also runs a sister blog, Riley's quest to achieve a food & drink orgasm, which focuses on all the food & drink she encounters on her world travels.
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Postby Lisander » Fri Mar 08, 2024 4:27 pm

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The best of Catarina Scott! [Maternity Leave Edition]

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Come back soon, Cat. We miss you!


Catarina Scott is one of the most beloved reporters, if not the most beloved, in national rugby. Columnist at The Rugby Zone, Sevens player and occasional pitchside reporter for RTL broadcasts, she has enviable literary talent and insight into the game. Her positions are always critical and unapologetic, and in her comments, she does not spare LRU, clubs or players. Her strong opinions unofficially exiled her from the Linville Athletic Club, her original club, and she is currently part of the Harlequins Sevens women's squad.

However, she is currently away from both the field and news on account of her maternity leave. A month ago, her daughter, Maeve Anna Garmin-Scott, was born to her and her husband, the "double-coder" and former goalkeeper of the national (Association) Football team, Martin Garmin. Which doesn't mean, however, that she stopped writing. If she's not on The RugbyZone, she's posting her opinions on social media. We have brought to you some of her opinions, critical or funny, that graced the internet these days.

The World Cup is an opportunity to encourage the Union...
"It's a good thing I'm not responsible for covering the event [Rugby World Cup] this year. I would feel bad if I had to encourage all this irrational pressure. They are semi-professional players, damn it! Why force such unrealistic expectations on them? Do they want to put pressure on? How about putting pressure on the Lisander Rugby Union. What is their problem? Are they not capable of getting over the end of the NSRB yet? Or is the sadness at being left out of the Rugby Nations Federation after abandoning the discussion? I, in their place, would have ended my mourning and started my own international tournament. Just invite Ko-oren, Darmen and Elejamie. I've even come up with a name. Green Cup."


... as well as other figureheads of our game.
"Patricio Bernauer, please come back from your vacation. I like the Baa-Baas, I think the striped shirt is beautiful and the different colored socks are charming. But I can't bear to see this team being eliminated in the round of 16."


But there's also time for some discussions about motherhood.
"The internet's Good Moms Patrol sucks. When I was younger, I heard that it was good to drink beer during pregnancy because it increased lactation. Now I can't even enjoy a beer during games. Damn advances in science ."


Some cyclical thought is welcome, especially when it come to explain and understand things.
"This is already a vicious cycle. The Irises are not going to the World Cup > The results are bad > Interest in rugby falls > The Pro12 teams have less revenue > The LRU does not propose recovery initiatives > The teams do not release the players for international matches > The Irises are not going to the World Cup. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE FREE, MY GOD? WHEN???"


Is she going after conspiracy theories? Maybe she has too much free time?
"I don't want to judge, I'm not the person to point fingers at anyone, far from me wanting that. But have you noticed that the new regional union has the same mascot as the national gridiron football team? Could this be a plan to make everyone wear scrum caps and wear tags hanging from their waists? Have we dropped so low that we're going to have to switch to no-touch rugby?"


The usual mockery with our co-workers on the other side of the world is as Catarina Scott-esque as possible.
"It could be worse. I could be a writer for Alice Bay's TheRugbyZone."


But rugby isn't just about the national team. Management and Organization is up to her!
"I don't want to sound prejudiced towards people from the east, but I think they are making a mistake by leaving the Principality [Principality Rugby Union,the regional union for the north of Lisander] at this moment. The structure of clubs in the east is very fragile, an abyss in relation to URSA for example. Establishing franchises will help, but real Rugby is grassroots. It has to start with the clubs, it has to invest in those who have been there, since they were little, or the plan ends when the money runs out."


The fact is, Catarina Scott's entire life revolves around rugby. And even her newly born life is not free from it. Even before born, Maeve is already disputed between footballers and rugbiers.
"36 weeks. This girl kicks all day long inside my belly. Her father says she is training Goal Kick. For me she will be Fly-Half when she grows up."


We wish you and Maeve the best, Cat. Take good care of yourself, take good care of your baby girl. We miss you so much, we can't wait for your return!

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