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    Posted: 10 Apr 2021 at 13:18
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Episode 3 up, featuring Ali Price (Bedford) and Tomas Francis (Donny and Scottish). Once again, an interesting listen. Ali Price was saying that the Scottish 2nd tier is roughly mid-Championship level. Not sure, but without the B&I I guess we'll never know.

Hi Greg

I just recall the Scots teams being weaker as a general rule of thumb back in the day of the B&I cup, I thought Ali was being kind. It may be different now though, but this may be because of a lot more loannees from the Pro 14 clubs.....
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Episode 3 up, featuring Ali Price (Bedford) and Tomas Francis (Donny and Scottish). Once again, an interesting listen. Ali Price was saying that the Scottish 2nd tier is roughly mid-Championship level. Not sure, but without the B&I I guess we'll never know.
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Jersey played RC Vannes (currently 2nd in ProD2) a couple of years back in two pre-saeson friendlies home and away.  Two very entertaining games with a victory for Vannes in France and Jersey in the home leg.  Would love to see that repeated.
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Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...
Having watched level two (with a break or three) since1988, I'm afraid I'm doused in pessimism.
Probably just me though...

Iron sharpens iron. Japan played around a dozen meaningful tests in the run up to the 2019 world cup, getting games against a higher level of competition than usual. This meant that when it was time to perform, they were able to reach the knock out stages.

I think if Championship teams are given the opportunity to play against tougher challenges, some of the teams will rise to it, and they'll be more prepared for future challenges.
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Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...
Having watched level two (with a break or three) since1988, I'm afraid I'm doused in pessimism.
Probably just me though...
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Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...
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Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.
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A great listen. I would love to see a competition against the ProD2 as Lydon suggested.
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Really enjoyed episode 2 of the Championship Clubs Podcast, especially enlightening was Pete Lydon’s insight and comparison of the Champ and ProD2. 
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I listened to the whole podcast ( very long ) and found it very interesting. The dedication and committment was obvious and real insight into what it takes to be competitive in the Championship. 
There are some real characters within Championship both players , coaching  and backroom staff I am looking forward to the next installment.
I would like to see Mark Bright interviewed and some of the players who have come through the Championship to the Premiership. I wonder how 'safe' they will play with both subject and guests. Dan Temn was very vocal about his treatment by Yorkshire Carnegie. Will they discuss racism, Saracens forced demotion to the Championship and cheating the current system. low wages for young players who are playing against an opposite number earning five times the amount they are earning.

We will see.
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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Could have listened to Alan Paver all day. A very informative and amusing guest to start off with.
This is a great initiative.
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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby

Absolutely fantastic, well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to the next episode. Clap
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A Must listen/watch podcast - excellent
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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby
A great listen. Hope this continues regularly.
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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby

Well worth a listen. Three top men who show what a great competition it is and full of great rugby people.

 


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https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby
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Talking Rugby Union did a podcast with about 35 minutes of discussion on the Championship  including Ampthill's Charlie Beckett. Very good listen.
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Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

I think that the idea of  a Championship only podcast would be pretty niche, though I personally would definitely listen. I was wondering which sources of media people use for the Championship?
My top 3 are:
1. The Rugby Paper - gives a lot of time to the Championship, and usually backs it against PRL/RFU. At least a few articles/mentions each week, and did great team overviews last year of many Champ teams.
2. Talking Rugby Union - I've found some great long form pieces on there. There was a good one last year on Andrew Durutalo leaving Ealing to go back to the US and start his non-Rugby life. They also have done a lot of coverage this year, with Guy Thompson coming in as a columnist.
3. Rugby World magazine - A little coverage now and again. They did a nice Championship preview recently.
 
 

Didn't you mean 1. ROLLING-MAUL? 
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