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Northampton Saints hit by injury crisis before Hei - Event Date: 15 Sep 2020 - 15 Oct 2020

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    Posted: 15 Sep 2020 at 07:20

So the top European rugby tournament risks becoming a farce due to the recent playing schedule. Saints have only one loose head prop , a 19 year old, fit for the weekend v Exeter. Even if they sign a replacement-not currently allowed under the regulations-of how much use will he be with less than a week's training with the squad. Sadly this is only the beginning of the farce as can you imagine the state of the squads at the end of this bloc, a whole host of internationals and then a new season starting on november 21st, in the middle of the internationals. I understand the need to play a number of matches for the TV money but attempting to play all was ridiculous and sadly-for the players in particular- this is just the start of many chickens coming home to roost


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I understand Bedford have several props!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2020 at 08:20
Go back to five on the bench and have props train to play both sides.
They have plenty  of tight heads.
It would be ridiculous to bring in a Campionship or Nat 1 prop who has not played for months or even trained on a scrum machine - just because they are "a loose head".

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Scrum machine...., do they still use them. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2020 at 14:35
I see they have been premitted to sign cover

So they have a 22 year old who has played for 10 minutes in the last 6 months coming in to help a 19 year old with 56 minutes experience of Premiership Rugby.
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