And there's one of the problems with the play-offs in a nutshell. The team that finished 4 places and 14 pts behind us is now suddenly 1pt behind. They've beaten us on aggregate over teh season dont forget.
Can't disagree with you there but this is the system that we are faced with so we just have to go out and beat them on Sunday and again at ODP in a few weeks time.
As an aside there is a bit in the Rugby Paper today about Nottingham fulfilling the Premiership Criteria. They clearly have ambitions to go up and may well be dark horses in our group despite finishing 5th!
The system certainly drives some odd but understandable behaviour but thankfully it looks like 5th will not allow any club the opportunity to go up from next season (See thread on Champ Re-org)
I hope the players put any thoughts about the system being wrong to the back of their minds until the play-offs are over. There's nothing more likely to cause you to mess up in the play-offs than a chip on your shoulder about it being not fair that you topped the regular league season.
I suggest that if we talk to any players we also leave such thoughts to one side.
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