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A-Team game postponed
markismith50 (IP Logged)
30 September, 2017 18:09
Leicester Tigers have postponed tomorrow’s scheduled A-League game against Newcastle Falcons []

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/09/2017 19:12 by markismith50.

Re: A-Team game postponed
pa8 (IP Logged)
30 September, 2017 18:49
Is it to be played later or do we get the points by default ?

Re: A-Team game postponed
markismith50 (IP Logged)
30 September, 2017 19:11
My understanding is it will be played later, but I'd await official confirmation before taking that as certain.

Re: A-Team game postponed
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
30 September, 2017 19:52
Are there any RFU repercussions for postponing?

Re: A-Team game postponed
markismith50 (IP Logged)
30 September, 2017 20:24
It’s not an RFU competition. Bath did similar last week.

Re: A-Team game postponed
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 06:51
Cheers Smithy
Premier Rugby? Are teams able to cancel games at short notice? I would expect that in the professional game there would be repercussions

Re: A-Team game postponed
markismith50 (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 07:15
It’s not something which is encouraged but player safety is paramount.

Re: A-Team game postponed
alas (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 10:31
Don't Leicester have any academy props? It is not as if they would have been facing dangerously powerful opponents as the Falcons have plenty of injured props themselves.

Re: A-Team game postponed
lizard118 (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 11:01
I think there should be a financial sanction, which should go to the aggrieved team. Clubs like Bath, Leicester etc should have resources to cover for such situations. If we can do it on a smaller budget, I don't see why they can't.
Otherwise we're going down a very bad path, if teams are allowed to get away with this sort of thing, at the last minute, without consequences.

Re: A-Team game postponed
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 11:32
I think this might be getting out of proportion. The whole point of the A League is for player development. Although it is competitive and there is a winner at the end of the A League season, it depends upon mutual understanding between clubs that the games are used for player development in a competitive environment, something a step up from the training field, and if a club feels that they can't field a suitable team then agreeing to postpone the game is sensible. Talk of financial sanctions is a little over the top.

Re: A-Team game postponed
telfs123 (IP Logged)
01 October, 2017 11:42
I think the main things this highlights is with current squad sizes, going to a 22 game A-league would be total madness (therefore guaranteeing the suits will force it through).

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