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Joel out on loan
Discussion started by BedfordFalcon , 09 November, 2019 11:11
Joel out on loan
BedfordFalcon 09 November, 2019 11:11
I have just spotted that Joel Matavesi is playing for Yorkshire Carnegie today. Is he out on loan or is this just a one off?

What do the championship rules say about him then potentially playing for us against them?

What other players are we lending out?

All info welcome.

Re: Joel out on loan
markismith50 09 November, 2019 11:36
Hi, Joel Matavesi and Guy Graham are being loaned out to Yorkshire Carnegie, they've already both played for them.

Re: Joel out on loan
BedfordFalcon 09 November, 2019 16:08
Thank you Mark for being so informative. Hope you're keeping dry at GR

Re: Joel out on loan
markismith50 09 November, 2019 19:37
No problem, got a good soaking!

Re: Joel out on loan
almostatyke 09 November, 2019 21:37
At Carnegie we are (more than) desperate to get a team out.
However, I think that there is something wrong with D/R players crossing between teams in the same division.
This is not a one-off: Bristol had several players floating about other clubs in their (numerous) Championship years and Irish did so last season.
In general D/R distorts the Championship and theoretically could decide who gets relegated, especially last season with Hartpury aka Gloucester reserves suddenly getting a spurt on at the end of the season.
But D/R in the same division is logically wrong: if a club in the Championship wants to give players Championship experience - just pick them.
I know that if D/R was abolished tomorrow we could not put out a team but nevertheless these are my feelings.

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