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Re: The RFU Championship next year!
Posted by: PcPete999
Date: 04/05/2017 08:04
Absolutely spot on Sam.

The additional game time within the confines of the squad/coaching team for the academy players will be invaluable to us, but it is simply put an almost complete abandonment of the Championship. With no supplementation of Championship squads with young Premiership hopefuls/fringe players, I canít see how we will have any other situation than the relegated team walking the league and earning promotion by the end of February each year.

The Championship will be dead as a competition within 2 years and this only strengthens the argument for ring-fencing of the Premiership, whatever that may look like. The problem with that is that there is ambition amongst a handful of Championship clubs (Yorkshire, Donny, Ealing, Pirates and Jersey spring to mind), albeit without the necessary funding or structure in place currently.

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