The best team in the league were Bristol.
London Welsh had a good semi and final. Now you can say the rules are the rules, and you'd be right, but you have to ask yourself do the rules as currently constituted help pick the best team in the championship?
Only a fool would say yes. The great injustice here is that the fourth best team in the league are having a shot at the premierships.
I find this odd! Why would only a fool say this? By that mentality we are all fools for believing that we were the best team in the 4 seasons that we lifted the title! The "Top of the league at the end of the season are the best" mentality is completely innacurate! EVERY team enters each season knowing EXACTLY what they must do in order to be deemed champions, if that is by ways of a play off then so be it! It will be the team that not only plays the season well, but the team that manages and plays the play offs well that is the deserved champion and the best team! You dont hear any team/DOR/player moan about this, as they understand it and accept it! Perhaps more fans should have the grace to accept it also!
It is Welsh's right to be in the premiership as they won it on the most important stage, and that is the cabbage patch! Let the off field items fall where it may, however if we lose what is a key foundation to competitive sport, and that is promotion and relegation based upon playing merits only, we lose the heart of competition itself!