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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rich Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2021 at 20:12
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:



Also last season's Premiership barely had a game with nothing on it, be it top 4, European qualification or relegation - this kept the excitement going to the end.


You might want to reconsider the relegation point...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2021 at 21:44
Rugby journalist Jon Newcombe on Twitter this evening...

"I’m hearing that Saracens will play Ealing and Donny in a triangular friendly tournament in a bid to give their players vital game time ahead of what is hoped to be the start of the Champ season. More games v SA sides also in the offing"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KnightsBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 07:08
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Rugby journalist Jon Newcombe on Twitter this evening...

"I’m hearing that Saracens will play Ealing and Donny in a triangular friendly tournament in a bid to give their players vital game time ahead of what is hoped to be the start of the Champ season. More games v SA sides also in the offing"



Haven't heard a thing through the club yet.
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We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 12:01
Originally posted by Rich Rich wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:



Also last season's Premiership barely had a game with nothing on it, be it top 4, European qualification or relegation - this kept the excitement going to the end.



You might want to reconsider the relegation point...


Well it wouldn't have apart from Saracens taking 'voluntary' relegation. I was thinking of the previous season when I posted.
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Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Rugby journalist Jon Newcombe on Twitter this evening...

"I’m hearing that Saracens will play Ealing and Donny in a triangular friendly tournament in a bid to give their players vital game time ahead of what is hoped to be the start of the Champ season. More games v SA sides also in the offing"
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One way of Saracens getting promoted if Championship is cancelled? (Assuming they win)

How are they proposing to play SA sides when no flights allowed from SA to UK?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Welshie7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 12:43
Presume professional sport is an exception a la the European fixtures?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 13:39
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

How are they proposing to play SA sides when no flights allowed from SA to UK?


Quote Between April and June, each South African team will be required to play three away games in Europe and these fixtures will occur in blocks, meaning one trip of two-and-a-half weeks.

So maybe Sarries having a match against a Saffer team's reserves - presuming they're going to be flying in with quite a large squad to provide adequate injury cover?
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They could play Sale, they have a few South Africans. 😁
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 18:50

Saturday, 16thJanuary – 3.00pm KO       Ealing Trailfinders v Saracens

Saturday, 23rdJanuary – 3.00pm KO       Doncaster Knights v Saracens

Saturday, 30thJanuary – 3.00pm KO       Doncaster Knights v Ealing Trailfinders

Saturday, 6thFebruary -1.00pm KO         Saracens v Ealing Trailfinders

Saturday, 13thFebruary – 4.15pm KO      Saracens v Doncaster Knights

Saturday, 20thFebruary – 3.00pm KO     Ealing Trailfinders v Doncaster Knights

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 19:14
Here's a novel suggestion, why don't all these energetic professional athletes from all sports actually do something useful like volunteering to be trained to administer the vaccine or get involved in the logistics of delivering the vaccine, getting people to the vaccination points etc etc instead of wondering when they will be able to start lining their own pockets again
We would be back to "normal" a lot quicker if they did. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 19:58
Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

Here's a novel suggestion, why don't all these energetic professional athletes from all sports actually do something useful like volunteering to be trained to administer the vaccine or get involved in the logistics of delivering the vaccine, getting people to the vaccination points etc etc instead of wondering when they will be able to start lining their own pockets again
We would be back to "normal" a lot quicker if they did. 

a very sour post on what is, after all, a rugby forum. do you go onto Prem/ Pro14 sites and troll those congregations with your oh-so-clever 'novel suggestions' as they try and chat about their sport, or is it just us?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote covmick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 20:27
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

Here's a novel suggestion, why don't all these energetic professional athletes from all sports actually do something useful like volunteering to be trained to administer the vaccine or get involved in the logistics of delivering the vaccine, getting people to the vaccination points etc etc instead of wondering when they will be able to start lining their own pockets again
We would be back to "normal" a lot quicker if they did. 

a very sour post on what is, after all, a rugby forum. do you go onto Prem/ Pro14 sites and troll those congregations with your oh-so-clever 'novel suggestions' as they try and chat about their sport, or is it just us?


Your point , has been done by Cornish Pirates. In one of the lockdowns, I read of CP players helpimg at at a medical centre. Your suggestiom is a very good one. It could be devoleped and made into a very good structure to help out in the community. Their was oppositiom during the 2nd world war to groups. Women workers, Land Army, ARPS, Civil defence, WVS and many more organisations proved there worth,. Could Rugby Clubs band together and form something? 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 20:33
islander, think TB is just making the point that whilst the odd-few championship clubs make plans to play a triangular tournament with no real point, the rest of the world is still suffering the effects of the world-wide pandemic and have other things/bigger fish to fry.... you know like living thru it!

Basically all forms of the game in the country have been affected and the pale light that appeared at the end of the tunnel when the game moved to Stage E has dwindled into the darkness.

I'll give it 5 weeks before the RFU decide to pull the plug on rugby for this season, i.e no friendlies, no shiny tin-pot cup competitions - all report back for pre-season 21-22. So yes it does leave a sour-taste that anyone should be thinking about playing particularly as RFU CEO feels the Championship is more aligned to the "Community Game" than the "Elite game". A community which is under pressure to keep going in very trying times.

One would assume all 3 clubs are paying for their own Covid testing, is that not a gross waste of much needed funds that should stay at the clubs in question to pay salaries of non-playing staff and other costs?

We (the game) are in this together, if we can't play, can't socialise at our clubs or even go and watch a game live then we have to suck it up and wait this out whilst offering to help if we can to get the rest of society thru it in whatever form we can.

Now you're sat in Jersey, thinking we've only had a few cases its not really that bad. Believe me elsewhere things have quite bad and the new strain of the virus is making things worse day by day.

Now I don't know you but I quite sure if I'm sat in a Bar in Paris, Rome, Edinburgh or Richmond in a few years after a 6 Nations Game (remember them) we'd probably have drink, chat rugby sh*t and have a laugh because that is in our DNA as rugby people. Also in our DNA as human beings we need to be part of the combined effort to get society up and running and until such time rugby is a distant memory of something we love but at the moment we have to live with out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 21:07
Sour - maybe? Trolling - absolutely not, I was merely intending to echo what many others have expressed on various threads across this forum in that there are far more important issues to address than getting our beloved rugby up and running. If you believe the risk to be insignificant, or fake news maybe, perhaps you would care to invite the South African flights to divert to the Channel Isles so that they too can have their rugby "fix" come what may like others who cannot see the wood for the trees
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marigold Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 09:47

Whilst respecting differing viewpoints on whether or not rugby should continue I do have a significant concern about whether the Championship will be safe to return and I am not talking about Covid 19. Before the season starts on March 6th there is already a huge discrepancy within the league between the full time teams and non-full time teams in terms of training time, ability of players, facilities, analysis, medical support and more. Now we have a situation where 3 of the full time teams, who have been doing full on training for months, will have 4 tough warm up games ahead of the start of the campaign compared to maybe one or no matches for the part time teams. So on March 6th we could have fully fit international calibre players against part time nowhere near match fit players. A recipe for disaster? I understand there is a desire to solve the Saracens issue on the pitch, but why not just have the full time teams ; Saracens, Ealing, Doncaster, Pirates and Jersey play home and away and then have a top two play off ( if only one team to be promoted). There will be no crowds or TV revenue so I cannot see what is in it for the part time teams? They can, like the rest of rugby this season, just mothball and plan for season 21/22.

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Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

Whilst respecting differing viewpoints on whether or not rugby should continue I do have a significant concern about whether the Championship will be safe to return and I am not talking about Covid 19. Before the season starts on March 6th there is already a huge discrepancy within the league between the full time teams and non-full time teams in terms of training time, ability of players, facilities, analysis, medical support and more. Now we have a situation where 3 of the full time teams, who have been doing full on training for months, will have 4 tough warm up games ahead of the start of the campaign compared to maybe one or no matches for the part time teams. So on March 6th we could have fully fit international calibre players against part time nowhere near match fit players. A recipe for disaster? I understand there is a desire to solve the Saracens issue on the pitch, but why not just have the full time teams ; Saracens, Ealing, Doncaster, Pirates and Jersey play home and away and then have a top two play off ( if only one team to be promoted). There will be no crowds or TV revenue so I cannot see what is in it for the part time teams? They can, like the rest of rugby this season, just mothball and plan for season 21/22.


We won't have any competitive rugby on 6th March.  Partly because we'll still be in lockdown, or moving slowly towards some semblance of normality, but also because teams won't have had any preparation, which - as you say - is vital.

I would also say that, from a safety point of view, the disparity between Saracens and Hartpury or Richmond is smaller than the gulf between Australia and Uruguay (for example), two teams who have played each other in the last two World Cups.
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Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

Here's a novel suggestion, why don't all these energetic professional athletes from all sports actually do something useful like volunteering to be trained to administer the vaccine or get involved in the logistics of delivering the vaccine, getting people to the vaccination points etc etc instead of wondering when they will be able to start lining their own pockets again
We would be back to "normal" a lot quicker if they did. 

On the other hand a lot of hard work has been carried out by many "energetic professional athletes" Bedford Blues and the Blues Foundation have been supported by the players and coaches running food-bank collections, supporting mental health well being, raising money in the #TryJanuary challenge and have provided support to Bedfordshire’s most vulnerable throughout the pandemic!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 12:25
That's very reassuring to know that Blues and Pirates (from an earlier post) have been prominent in helping their local community. Well done both!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 14:09
I think if you listed all the rugby clubs who have officials and players helping the local community in Covid related activity it would be a very very long list.
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