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Trailfinders Cup needs postponing - Event Date: 13 Jan 2021 - 13 Dec 2021

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marigold Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2021 at 22:50
Sadly for me this is not a great omen for the Championship being played. If the full time clubs in the Championship, where players movements are able to be controlled to a large extent, can only manage one week of matches before a game is called off due to Covid, what chance do the non full time clubs, who have players who go out to work each day in general society, have of keeping the virus at bay. If ,as in this case, it is Saracens who gain no points from a match due to Covid and this prevented them from getting promoted, would they not contest this decision in the courtroom? Or would they, PRL and the RFU allow them to spend a second season in the Championship?
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Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

News just in via Twitter...

Saracens Rugby Club @Saracens Saracens' match against @DoncasterKnight in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup has been cancelled. We are without 34 players for the match at Castle Park on Saturday because of injury, suspension and isolation and are therefore unable to field a side.

How convenient.....

 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 11:14
Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

News just in via Twitter...

Saracens Rugby Club @Saracens Saracens' match against @DoncasterKnight in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup has been cancelled. We are without 34 players for the match at Castle Park on Saturday because of injury, suspension and isolation and are therefore unable to field a side.

How convenient.....

 


Saracens forfeit match, Doncaster awarded four points and Saracens two.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 11:27
Originally posted by Steve@Mose Steve@Mose wrote:

Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

News just in via Twitter...

Saracens Rugby Club @Saracens Saracens' match against @DoncasterKnight in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup has been cancelled. We are without 34 players for the match at Castle Park on Saturday because of injury, suspension and isolation and are therefore unable to field a side.

How convenient.....

 


Saracens forfeit match, Doncaster awarded four points and Saracens two.
Congrats Donny. Deserved by Sarries due to all of the suspended players...not the covid obviously.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 11:36
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Steve@Mose Steve@Mose wrote:

Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:


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Saracens' match against @DoncasterKnight in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup has been cancelled.

We are without 34 players for the match at Castle Park on Saturday because of injury, suspension and isolation and are therefore unable to field a side.
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How convenient.....

 



Saracens forfeit match, Doncaster awarded four points and Saracens two.
Congrats Donny. Deserved by Sarries due to all of the suspended players...not the covid obviously.


Perhaps someone can confirm - as Saracens mention the suspended players as part of the absentees, I am presuming this meaningless competition counts towards their suspensions?

If so, no wonder Saracens wanted to take part.

I am very surprised that games that are essentially friendliest count! - presumably they will no be suspended for another match as this didn't take place?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OLDALIKADOO10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 13:50
My understanding is that the suspensions are for league games and not friendlies
Did all players sanctioned repay their appearance fee?
It only mentioned the circumstances, games bans,
Some charity donations  and community work etc. 

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Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

My understanding is that the suspensions are for league games and not friendlies
Did all players sanctioned repay their appearance fee?
It only mentioned the circumstances, games bans,
Some charity donations  and community work etc. 



You may well be correct, otherwise teams would arrange meaningless friendliest to count to a players suspension.

As it was mentioned as part of the reason for not being able to field a side, I would therefore presume a player is suspended until his team have played x number of league/cup matches.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 16:30
Let's hope Doncast beat Ealing.
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Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Let's hope Doncast beat Ealing.

Couldn't agree more 😉
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OLDALIKADOO10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 19:20
I’m looking forward to Donny v Ealing as I know lots re Ealing
and nothing with regards to what Donny have been building on the pitch. I think Donny are a sleeping giant and with Yorkshire being the shoe in for relegation last season, they took “a year off”
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Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

I’m looking forward to Donny v Ealing as I know lots re Ealing
and nothing with regards to what Donny have been building on the pitch. I think Donny are a sleeping giant and with Yorkshire being the shoe in for relegation last season, they took “a year off”
prepare for this season

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 19:32
Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

I’m looking forward to Donny v Ealing as I know lots re Ealing
and nothing with regards to what Donny have been building on the pitch. I think Donny are a sleeping giant and with Yorkshire being the shoe in for relegation last season, they took “a year off”
prepare for this season
No slight on Donny, but to be a 'sleeping giant' you need to have once been a giant.
The term probably fits the likes of Mose or Welsh rather better.
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Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

I’m looking forward to Donny v Ealing as I know lots re Ealing
and nothing with regards to what Donny have been building on the pitch. I think Donny are a sleeping giant and with Yorkshire being the shoe in for relegation last season, they took “a year off”
prepare for this season
No slight on Donny, but to be a 'sleeping giant' you need to have once been a giant.
The term probably fits the likes of Mose or Welsh rather better.

Or Cov mate
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 19:44
Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

I’m looking forward to Donny v Ealing as I know lots re Ealing
and nothing with regards to what Donny have been building on the pitch. I think Donny are a sleeping giant and with Yorkshire being the shoe in for relegation last season, they took “a year off”
prepare for this season
No slight on Donny, but to be a 'sleeping giant' you need to have once been a giant.
The term probably fits the likes of Mose or Welsh rather better.

Or Cov mate
I'll leave that to others to say Wink
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Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Let's hope Doncast beat Ealing.

Couldn't agree more 😉

I couldn't disagree more! LOL
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Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by OLDALIKADOO10 OLDALIKADOO10 wrote:

My understanding is that the suspensions are for league games and not friendlies
Did all players sanctioned repay their appearance fee?
It only mentioned the circumstances, games bans,
Some charity donations  and community work etc. 



You may well be correct, otherwise teams would arrange meaningless friendliest to count to a players suspension.

As it was mentioned as part of the reason for not being able to field a side, I would therefore presume a player is suspended until his team have played x number of league/cup matches.

This was covered by Ugo Monye on a podcast this week - apparently to "count" the game can be a friendly, but you have to have an appropriate officiating crew. Seems open to manipulation, but I'd guess he'd know how it worked.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OLDALIKADOO10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 20:09
I heard or read somewhere that Saracens in their defence of their players tried to argue friendlies should count. I believe the RFU commended them on their argument, but declined their offer

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