George North is only on £15k!
What is it with these people? Schools from Devon, Cornwall, Glos, Beds, Bucks and Oxon also qualify for South West Rugby. Not just Dorset & Wilts and Somerset. And Millfield and Bryanston are not the only two local rugby schools. Dauntsey's U15s (Wilts)have just won the Daily Mail Cup. Let's not forget there are other good schools out there.
Ive played against these AASE teams and unfortunatly they are what is wrong about English Rugby. I have never seen a team so big, all they do is go in the gym, There skills arent as good as much other average teams. Bryanston have beaten Filton twice in the last two years because they are able to play at a quick pace and everyone in the team has a good set of skills. Apart from this year if Bryanston had played a school forwards game they would have been easily beaten, but this year managed to hold them off with strong defence in the pouring rain. AASE teams cant be allowed in the Daily Mail, it would be to unfair, they are rugby academies, all linked to a club. Bryanston played Truro this year and all the players came in, in Exeter Chiefs kit, with the same sponsors and everything. it wouldnt be fair to play them against schools
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What are you suggesting that these counties now make up the SW catchment area?