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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICKON Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2021 at 18:14
We cannot change our geography but I do think we should be applying a different approach to a re-org in the extremities of the country compared with the hubs. My no 1 issue with the suggested re-org is that it takes a sledgehammer to the whole lot, when large parts of the game are functioning very well. As I say, don't let the RFU dress it up as player lead, cos their own data does not support this, and that data was only supplied by the players who bothered to reply to the survey who are the ones most likely to have something to say. To wit, the Cups - no matter how many players tell you they want a Cup, the evidence of the last decade or so is that when you ask for availability, it is the Cup weekends that the players seek to avoid, hence an ever increasing round of walkovers - moving the Cups to a dedicated period at the end of the season will mean it now clashes with a time when lads seek to take a break. I can only see clubs that pay players seeking to get involved, and I don't think that is what the RFU have in mind...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote everest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2021 at 09:29
Dickon - totally agree, certainly down in the South West i know this has been brutal, history clearly shows that at level 6 it is generally the case that one club will totally dominate the league and go through with minimal losses and some significant victories along the way, not 100% sure but last season one league induced over 2000 miles of travel throughout the season, statistically more than Bath. When you look at the level 7 structure below setting aside maybe the 2 top and bottom teams at each level there was not really that much difference in quality, however significant difference in location. Looking at this proposal there is not much difference in total miles all be it the compass has changed. Whilst looking at the big picture maybe a win, however Cornwall to Dorset to Plymouth at level 6 - That is IMHO an unrealistic expectation on the players at this level in this day and age 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2021 at 13:23
I do recall a suggestion to detach Cornwall and tow it up the Bristol Channel, thus making Cornish Pirates and Bristol a local derby. Can't recall why the idea was rejected!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oneagainstthehead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2021 at 14:37
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

I do recall a suggestion to detach Cornwall and tow it up the Bristol Channel, thus making Cornish Pirates and Bristol a local derby. Can't recall why the idea was rejected!
Because if Cornwall was detached it would simply stay where it was. The rest of Great Britain, however, would float off, probably running aground on Norway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2021 at 17:46
I like the idea that 7 second teams will enter the structure in both Devon and Cornwall. I believe there are ten 2nd teams in Cornwall and about 34 in Devon.  It shows just how little thought has gone into the new structure.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote everest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 14:23
does anyone know what has happened from the RFU on this, if so were there any amendments 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 15:28
Nope, its being voted in or not tomorrow. Massive opposition to lower XV entry but the Council Members will vote the party line which means it will all go thru. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote everest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 15:48
In all honesty where we sit in the structure and should it stay as is, it will finish senior rugby as we know it 

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