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Topic: Premiership Final
Posted By: Steve@Mose
Subject: Premiership Final
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2020 at 17:54
This coming Saturday's showpiece, but who will be contesting it?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54598315" rel="nofollow - Wasps: Three more positive Covid-19 tests puts Premiership final appearance in doubt

The two best teams in England, or the two best teams in Europe?

Decision due this coming Wednesday.



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Posted By: marigold
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2020 at 20:03
Wasps have not been allowed to train since last Wednesday and are still not allowed to train-not great prep before they take on Exeter. I can only imagine Bristol have been on the lash since last Friday's European victory so they will not be in great shape. For once I agree with Stuart Barnes-just give it to the team that finished top of the league and have been the best team all season. No crowd at Twickenham on Saturday so no real loss if game does not happen


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2020 at 21:27
Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

Wasps have not been allowed to train since last Wednesday and are still not allowed to train-not great prep before they take on Exeter. I can only imagine Bristol have been on the lash since last Friday's European victory so they will not be in great shape. For once I agree with Stuart Barnes-just give it to the team that finished top of the league and have been the best team all season. No crowd at Twickenham on Saturday so no real loss if game does not happen


That would be fair, in fact go a step further - bin the play-offs and give it to the team that wins the league full stop

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RAID ON


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2020 at 22:24
All irrelevant IMV.
Ex won the league. Leave it at that.


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Our City,
Our Club


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2020 at 10:09
The Bears could lend the Wasps players and the final could be Chiefs v Waears. They will want the TV money so I hope the game goes ahead.

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Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2020 at 14:59
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

Wasps have not been allowed to train since last Wednesday and are still not allowed to train-not great prep before they take on Exeter. I can only imagine Bristol have been on the lash since last Friday's European victory so they will not be in great shape. For once I agree with Stuart Barnes-just give it to the team that finished top of the league and have been the best team all season. No crowd at Twickenham on Saturday so no real loss if game does not happen


That would be fair, in fact go a step further - bin the play-offs and give it to the team that wins the league full stop

I suspect that the Playoffs are a draw for the TV revenue (and I used to work in the BT purchasing department, I will say no more).


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2020 at 20:26
Of the various realistic options I've seen mentioned, if Wasps can't play...
  • Exeter play Bristol for Prem title
  • Final cancelled, no game, Exeter crowned champions
  • Final cancelled, Exeter crowned champions, Exeter play Bristol in one-off 'Gallagher European Shield' game
The last is the one that I think is probably best all-round.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2020 at 10:01
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Of the various realistic options I've seen mentioned, if Wasps can't play...
  • Exeter play Bristol for Prem title
  • Final cancelled, no game, Exeter crowned champions
  • Final cancelled, Exeter crowned champions, Exeter play Bristol in one-off 'Gallagher European Shield' game
The last is the one that I think is probably best all-round.

Option 4:

They play a testimonial match for the remaining Exeter players who were involved in Exeters 2010 Championship Playoff win over Bristol. We can call it the "Proof that Promotion/Relegation Works Gareth Steenson Testimonial Special."


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2020 at 10:05
Wasps cleared to play.

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Blood and Sand


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2020 at 11:05
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Wasps cleared to play.

If the match is half as good as the 2017 final between the same clubs, then we'll be in for an excellent match. I took my dad, who was visiting from the US to watch the match and we had a grand time. He now follows the MLR.



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