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Moving to Summer Rugby - Event Date: 10 Jun 2015 - 10 Sep 2015

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Poll Question: Should Champ Clubs Consider Summer Rugby Season?
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    Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 14:50
Interesting article on Scottish footie clubs talking about a summer season. BBC

I'd potentially be open to this as I think it could boost crowds and produce better rugby on firmer pitches. What does everyone else think?



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It would make some away trips nicer. I'm thinking of Jersey and the Pirates.
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It would get in the way of watching Rugby League

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Would love rugby to move to the summer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 15:24
With no rugby the winter would be too miserable to contemplate.
At least in summer one can sit on the grass and watch the world go by.

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I'm in Penzance on holiday at the moment and the weather is amazing. It would have been lovely to have gone and watched a Pirates game with my Tigers supporting other half and educate him a bit! Penzance is a beautiful place but it was a bit grim in November when I was last here for the Notts-Pirates game. Plus summer rugby would more or less eliminate the uncertainty of whether there will be a postponement which has cost dear in the past.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ol' Blue Eyes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 16:40
I agree with the point about winter months being intolerable without rugby. But I do think the championship needs something radical to shake up the current inertia around our commercial development.

IMHO If the Prem moves to 14 teams, the majority of remaining championship clubs would be relatively content to stay at 2nd tier. Free to air summer rugby on ITV or Channel 5 would open the game to new audiences and attract more sponsors.
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It would kill semi-pro and community rugby in a year, from one thing alone: the cost of pitch watering
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 17:20
And think about the poor Props! They go beetroot after about 20 minutes running around at the end of January when it is minus 2, just think what colour they would be at the end of July when it is close to +30!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 17:40
Currently the season runs from September to May so how would it fit in with summer scheduling. It would be March to November which would still be winter , spring and summer..
I used to hate training pre season , grounds hard, taking skin of your knee caps hitting the ground, and if that wasn't bad enough all the weight you had put on in the close season.
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I certainly wouldn't agree.  Imagine playing a serious League match in temperatures of 80 +, on bone hard grounds, which would need extensive watering. in a dry summer, a pitch could easily be as hard as a frosted winter ground and not be safe. Most summers there would be major clashes with key summer sports events which dominate tv time: Test matches, Open Golf , Wimbledon etc plus many players are in families who might want a break in the school holiday time. No, leave rugby as a winter game in Britain
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moseley Mauler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 11:26
Winter. Saturday 3pm kick offs. That is all.
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How about Saturdays all with 6pm kick offs - like they do in France Pro2?
It works.............
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billesleyexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 11:49
Originally posted by Bill Sley Bill Sley wrote:

How about Saturdays all with 6pm kick offs - like they do in France Pro2?
It works.............

In the winter? Clubs with no floodlights might struggle... Having said that I could be persuaded - but then I like watching rugby under lights. Be at nightmare getting home again though for me (although I appreciate that not every Mose supporter drives 80-odd miles to get home from Billesley Common, so I'll go with the majority).

I'd go to more of Mose's friday matches if I didn't have to take the afternoon off work to be sure of getting up there in time for kick-off.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Old Fat Prop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 12:01
By the way what is Rengfencing in the Poll?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard Lowther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 12:08
Rugby League start in February and end in November.  Most of these months are not in the summer. Summer rugby means starting in June and finishing in August - not much of a season. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 12:14
Beginning of September until end of April
Pre-season in August
Siam Cup first weekend in May
Saturday matches with 3pm kick-offs
I also favour Play-offs, B&I (but can we have the Scots back)and good local beer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote OldNick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 12:25
There are plenty of things broken in rugby union. This is not one of them.

Let's fix the broken things, not break the unbroken. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GB13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 13:15
Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

There are plenty of things broken in rugby union. This is not one of them.

Let's fix the broken things, not break the unbroken. 

Which is usually the exact opposite of what the legislators do!
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