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    Will the challenge cup still be played for this season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houghwood Saint View Post
    Will the challenge cup still be played for this season?
    I can't see them getting that in too in the time we have left, plus I don't think we have the same financial commitments for this as we do with Sky. Could be wrong though!

    On a side note, it would have been the final on 18th July!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    I can't see them getting that in too in the time we have left, plus I don't think we have the same financial commitments for this as we do with Sky. Could be wrong though!

    On a side note, it would have been the final on 18th July!
    No mention of it on the press release but Dave Woods of the BBC thinks it's still on, I can't see why not, it's only a couple more games these days to get to the semis and final with Supleague joining at a later stage, and it's unfinished business for us after last year, and a higher profile on the BBC, there should be room to fit it especially with a shorter play off series for the Grand Final. It will also possibly keep interest going for some clubs who miss out on the top four, not being pessimistic but that might include us!

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    Guess they'll need to sort out what's happening with the Championship and L1 first as there are still a few of those teams in the Cup. If they're not starting up again this season then I guess they'd either have to give their SL opponents byes or start it again as a mini SL-only knock-out comp. With the RFL already losing the Ashes series, losing the Cup altogether would leave them in a pretty sticky position financially (more so than they are in a good year anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houghwood Saint View Post
    Will the challenge cup still be played for this season?
    Yes it will.
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    When the 3 restart options were published at the end of May they all had the Cup being played. Option 1, which is the one they are now going with, had the final on the weekend of October 25th.
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    New rules introduced for this season;

    https://www.skysports.com/rugby-leag...eagues-restart

    Hetherington’s got his wish for the reserves for this year and next year, to be reviewed for 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    New rules introduced for this season;

    https://www.skysports.com/rugby-leag...eagues-restart

    Hetherington’s got his wish for the reserves for this year and next year, to be reviewed for 2022.
    Hopefully that's the wrestle out of the window. You'll have that guy from Leeds on here telling us what Hetherington as done for RL, including the reserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    Hopefully that's the wrestle out of the window. You'll have that guy from Leeds on here telling us what Hetherington as done for RL, including the reserves.
    Hopefully so, only problem is the muppets with the whistle being as inconsistent as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    Hopefully that's the wrestle out of the window. You'll have that guy from Leeds on here telling us what Hetherington as done for RL, including the reserves.
    Nah Ghost of 99 isnt obsessed about Hetherington, but if you dare to suggest Gary the saviour isnt all sweetness and light then expect to get put right.

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    Hopefully this doesn't have any detrimental effect on the restart:

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/53314482

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Nah Ghost of ‘99 isn’t obsessed about Hetherington, but if you dare to suggest Gary the saviour isn’t all sweetness and light then expect to get put right.
    Maybe his christian name is Kath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    Hopefully this doesn't have any detrimental effect on the restart:

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/53314482
    It's got the potential to, but let's hope it's just brinkmanship by some players.

    If they derail this over relatively small amounts, they risk collapsing the sport as a fully professional game, which would lead to all players being far worse off.

    I've very little sympathy with the players here. Clubs are in financial dire straights and in society generally hundreds of thousands of people have either lost or stand to lose their jobs. Players need to keep both a sense of perspective and also be aware how damaging their greed could be to the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    It's got the potential to, but let's hope it's just brinkmanship by some players.

    If they derail this over relatively small amounts, they risk collapsing the sport as a fully professional game, which would lead to all players being far worse off.

    I've very little sympathy with the players here. Clubs are in financial dire straights and in society generally hundreds of thousands of people have either lost or stand to lose their jobs. Players need to keep both a sense of perspective and also be aware how damaging their greed could be to the sport.
    I wonder if Saints are one of the clubs who have agreed a wage structure with the players, i sure hope so. Seems to be a growing concern now that we may not see rugby league again this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Colin View Post
    I wonder if Saints are one of the clubs who have agreed a wage structure with the players, i sure hope so. Seems to be a growing concern now that we may not see rugby league again this year
    Usual suspects as erm, usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    It's got the potential to, but let's hope it's just brinkmanship by some players.

    If they derail this over relatively small amounts, they risk collapsing the sport as a fully professional game, which would lead to all players being far worse off.

    I've very little sympathy with the players here. Clubs are in financial dire straights and in society generally hundreds of thousands of people have either lost or stand to lose their jobs. Players need to keep both a sense of perspective and also be aware how damaging their greed could be to the sport.
    Gareth Carvell makes a good point in a quote in the Guardian criticising some clubs who announce big money signings for next year, and at the same time asking current players to accept large pay cuts, presumably to pay for the big money signings out of the savings made, it's bound to cause resentment among players I completely agree that players need to be realistic though and Carvell says that a 15 percent cut across the board is acceptable but some clubs apparently are now talking 40 to 50 percent cuts as the prospect of crowds returning looks bleaker, and the clubs tacit agreement of 15 percent looks unachievable

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    I believe Catalan are back in this week, Wigan on the 20th.

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    Bet you cant wait to be stood at those gates in Oral with AKI on the 20th. Bulging bicep spotters! Thanks for the hot news.

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    Hull it seems have offered there players full pay on return and the players from other clubs are after the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve17 View Post
    Hull it seems have offered there players full pay on return and the players from other clubs are after the same
    Really hope I'm wrong, but i can see the restart going tits up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    I believe Catalan are back in this week, Wigan on the 20th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolyback View Post
    Gareth Carvell makes a good point in a quote in the Guardian criticising some clubs who announce big money signings for next year, and at the same time asking current players to accept large pay cuts, presumably to pay for the big money signings out of the savings made, it's bound to cause resentment among players I completely agree that players need to be realistic though and Carvell says that a 15 percent cut across the board is acceptable but some clubs apparently are now talking 40 to 50 percent cuts as the prospect of crowds returning looks bleaker, and the clubs tacit agreement of 15 percent looks unachievable
    I'm all for the players doing their bit to help out the clubs, but not if that saving by clubs is being used to subsidise new signings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    I'm all for the players doing their bit to help out the clubs, but not if that saving by clubs is being used to subsidise new signings.
    Same here, I would have thought there's grounds for breach of employment law there. In any case, I doubt the incoming player would be made very welcome so it seems a bit daft to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolyback View Post
    Gareth Carvell makes a good point in a quote in the Guardian criticising some clubs who announce big money signings for next year, and at the same time asking current players to accept large pay cuts, presumably to pay for the big money signings out of the savings made, it's bound to cause resentment among players I completely agree that players need to be realistic though and Carvell says that a 15 percent cut across the board is acceptable but some clubs apparently are now talking 40 to 50 percent cuts as the prospect of crowds returning looks bleaker, and the clubs tacit agreement of 15 percent looks unachievable

    That is, of course, the other side of the coin.

    I think a 10-15% reduction until crowds are allowed back in is reasonable. Permanent or much bigger cuts, along with making big-money signings, is a slap in the face.
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    Isnt the new rescheduled fixture list supposed to be out today?

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