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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    TotalRL were reporting yesterday that the season will end in November.
    Thanks for that, I hadn't seen it, I also have just been reading that the Chief Executive of Rugby Union says that they are "open" to the concept of Rugby becoming a Summer sport, how original! together with their version of the 40 / 20 rule being trialled, is there anything that they've not stolen from Rugby League

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolyback View Post
    Thanks for that, I hadn't seen it, I also have just been reading that the Chief Executive of Rugby Union says that they are "open" to the concept of Rugby becoming a Summer sport, how original! together with their version of the 40 / 20 rule being trialled, is there anything that they've not stolen from Rugby League
    The Sky commentary team unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    The Sky commentary team unfortunately.
    They'd probably send us Stuart Barnes in return

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolyback View Post
    I also have just been reading that the Chief Executive of Rugby Union says that they are "open" to the concept of Rugby becoming a Summer sport
    Not sure it was on this thread or another, but I mentioned that this could be a smart move for them and a bad one for us. Most people that follow RU watch the internationals, so for the club season to be bookended by the Six Nations before and the Autumn Tests or World Cup at the end makes sense. It prevents clubs playing when internationals are on, and would allow RU to exist for stretches of the year when football isn't played. It makes perfect sense for them, but could be bad for us because they would diminish what little coverage we get even further over the summer months, and could make Sky think twice about us being the sport they use to fill the schedules in May-August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve17 View Post
    It says in the League Express clubs will receive there full money from sky for the rest of this year providing the game starts again in August
    Next year clubs are looking at a short fall of around 140 grand per club and they say theve heard of a number of high profile players who are out of contract this year who have been offered significantly reduced new contracts by clubs
    Hence the drive to reduce the salary cap, so that the dregs can continue to drag the rest down to their level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Hence the drive to reduce the salary cap, so that the dregs can continue to drag the rest down to their level.
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    I heard the RL were looking at neutral grounds when the game returns at least to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve17 View Post
    I heard the RL were looking at neutral grounds when the game returns at least to start with
    Probably because some grounds don't have enough room to swing a cat at the best of times so they'll probably want to play games at grounds that have indoor plumbing and enough room for players to change at a reasonable distance.

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    I imagine those that groundshare will see their games moved. I can’t see RL having priority over Championship Football in Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield’s case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Probably because some grounds don't have enough room to swing a cat at the best of times so they'll probably want to play games at grounds that have indoor plumbing and enough room for players to change at a reasonable distance.

    At Wakefield, could they not be allocated a portacabin each to get changed in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    I imagine those that groundshare will see their games moved. I can’t see RL having priority over Championship Football in Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield’s case.
    It would be rather amusing if they had to play at our place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    At Wakefield, could they not be allocated a portacabin each to get changed in?
    I doubt they meet the H&S requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    It would be rather amusing if they had to play at our place.
    And for them to lose there would be the icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    It would be rather amusing if they had to play at our place.



    I doubt they meet the H&S requirements.
    I assume the Pies may go to Leigh, and potentially never leave there, Latics may use it as an opportunity to get rid of them for good so they stop destroying their pitch.

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    Yesterday's statement talked about choosing the venues based on suitability for dealing with the practicalities and specifically said not on geography.
    The Wigan newspaper mentioned Headingly & the HJ as possibles.
    I suspect they will end up with three "neutral"grounds (as opposed to the NRL).
    The third will be nearer to St Helens than the pies like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    I assume the Pies may go to Leigh, and potentially never leave there, Latics may use it as an opportunity to get rid of them for good so they stop destroying their pitch.
    Most likely. I doubt the Latics will turf them out, at least they pay rent.

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    much nearer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    https://www.totalrl.com/super-league...ugust-weekend/

    3 proposals currently being discussed. One ends in November, 2nd ends in December, 3rd ends in January.
    Scrums now to be scrapped for the remainder of the season (whenever it starts) presumably play will just restart with a handover, but it might lead to some innovations with so many forwards ready to go instead of having a breather in the pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I doubt they meet the H&S requirements.
    They could abseil onto the pitch to avoid having to social-distance in the tunnel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolyback View Post
    Scrums now to be scrapped for the remainder of the season (whenever it starts) presumably play will just restart with a handover, but it might lead to some innovations with so many forwards ready to go instead of having a breather in the pack
    Wouldn't be sorry to see the end of scrums altogether to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prez View Post
    Wouldn't be sorry to see the end of scrums altogether to be honest.
    Agree 100 % , scrums are a joke , a handover would be better .

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