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Re: Anglo-Welsh Cup
Posted by: fatheralice
Date: 02/02/2018 21:52
There are plenty of faults in the competition,

My main gripes are

# Welsh sides add nothing -they have got worse year on year - Not really blaming them, as they have so denuded of personnel when the matches take place
# Losing BP should not be in place as there is no incentive for the winning team to prevent them. If they are to be retained, then I think that the French system of 3 clear tries would be a much better idea in this format, as it keeps both teams honest.
# Officiating can be very average - with a lack of technology at many games making things even more random.
# Discrepancy in squad selection is also a problem, -although I don't mind this too much - different teams are in different stages of their evolution, and have differing injury loads etc. It is clearly not a top tier competition, but it has a value for the better managed sides.

Personally, I would rather see a proper competitive A league programme, but the way some teams treats that suggests that is a long way off. That said, I can't see the AW Cup competition lasting once the season restructuring finally gets sorted.

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