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Re: Backdoor Ringfencing?
Posted by: JOGMAN
Date: 14/02/2020 15:29
I'm really thinking that the RFU and PRL are shooting themselves in the foot here

1. PRL making clubs go for cheaper options by using more Saffers and Pacifica Islanders
2. RFU effectively removing the English alternatives as there is nowhere for them to ply their trade post academy

I can see the situation clarifying more and more that if a player isn't in the U20 english squad he will drop out of the game before he reaches the point of full development. We already konw that 50% of U20s drop out because they don't develop in the right way and being able to push a player off for a year or two in the Championship was a way of keeping the starting pool hogh

I can see in 10 years time all te prem sides will have less than 50% EQP on their staff and those that make it to 23 will not be challanged into kicking onward into Internationals. It will become like cricket where perhaps 30 players are good enough to play for England and they will not be as hungry because the 30 below them won't be as good as the second 30 are now

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