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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 14:06
Big thanks to Premiership Rugby Ltd for ensuring that international players with Premiership Clubs won't be inconvenienced by having to fly to South Africa this summer, leaving them fresh for the new Premiership season!

Why won't PRL recognise that Internationals and Lions Tours are the pinnacle of the game, not the English Premiership?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 14:52
Itoje does nto play for a premiership club.
Who else in Eddie's motley crew did enough to earn a red shirt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W-J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 15:19
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Itoje does nto play for a premiership club.
But he does play for a club who are regulated by Premiership Rugby Ltd.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 16:15
It doesn't just apply to Eddie's motley crew - any player contracted to a Premiership Club has a lesser chance of selection because of PRL's attitude. 

Stewart Hogg, Dan Biggar, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, James Lang, Sean Maitland, Jonny Gray, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins. Wildcards like Sam Simmons, Marcus Smith, Danny Care are also caught.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 20:18
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

It doesn't just apply to Eddie's motley crew - any player contracted to a Premiership Club has a lesser chance of selection because of PRL's attitude. 

Stewart Hogg, Dan Biggar, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, James Lang, Sean Maitland, Jonny Gray, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins. Wildcards like Sam Simmons, Marcus Smith, Danny Care are also caught.


Half those you name wouldn't be going anyway
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 23:02
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

It doesn't just apply to Eddie's motley crew - any player contracted to a Premiership Club has a lesser chance of selection because of PRL's attitude. 

Stewart Hogg, Dan Biggar, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, James Lang, Sean Maitland, Jonny Gray, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins. Wildcards like Sam Simmons, Marcus Smith, Danny Care are also caught.


Half those you name wouldn't be going anyway

Unless you are Warren Gatland in disguise you don’t know that!


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Lions and Premiership clubs at loggerheads over player release

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Representatives from the Lions and the Premiership held talks on Tuesday in an effort to agree a deal that would enable England-based players to join Gatland’s key preparation camp in Jersey, once their domestic seasons have finished, but were unable to reach an agreement with negotiations set to continue next week.

The two-week camp is due to start in the same week as the Premiership play-offs and Gatland is resigned to being without the semi-finalists in Jersey, and the finalists for the Lions’ warmup Test against Japan, given it is on the same day as the domestic showpiece. Gatland, however, fears that all English clubs will withhold all players from the Jersey camp and the Japan Test and said on Tuesday that would put them at a disadvantage for selection.

The stumbling block is thought to be financial, though there is also frustration from the Premiership clubs at what they perceive to be their final being overshadowed by a Lions Test on the same day. The Lions paid the clubs about £70,000 a player in 2017 and in that instance the selected were allowed to join camps in Wales and Ireland once their domestic campaigns had finished. With the prospect of full crowds in South Africa implausible, however, the Lions are cash-strapped.


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