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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Red Horseman on April 12, 2021, 05:09:51 PM »
Good news.

Meanwhile, if anybody thinks their opinions on the game's future count for anything at the top of the food chain, there is a survey currently being promulgated by the RFU at:

https://englandrugby.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWYwRl0aTaMoTyK?spMailingID=12924920&spUserID=Mjc4MT
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Rob13 on April 12, 2021, 04:53:16 PM »
I am involved with Ilkley 3's and the numbers wanting to get going again are promising. I think all this time off has made a lot of people appreciate something they may have taken for granted in the past.
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Ian1307 on April 11, 2021, 03:33:06 PM »
Same at York 45 for performance training with another 35 at touch, plus 40 at Senior and Junior Colts, healthy state so far.
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Sail By on April 11, 2021, 03:11:27 PM »
Really?

The numbers at Selby are huge!!
Normal Tues/Thurs session seeing well over 50 and then the O2 Touch on a Wednesday seeing the same numbers.

If we get this right we may see a big uptake after a year of spending Saturday's with the partner!!
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Red Horseman on April 11, 2021, 11:22:07 AM »
Just wondering how many clubs will have lower teams anyway....
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Ian1307 on April 10, 2021, 10:36:02 PM »
Just wondering how many clubs will be entering their lower XVs into the leagues for the www/23 season
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by avinastella on April 04, 2021, 08:21:56 PM »
Let's be honest this really isn't a satisfactory structure being proposed. The FCS group clearly hasn't grasped the fact that we need to encourage more games each season.
At the end of the day, rugby is a commitment just as much off the pitch as it is on. The solution is to build the atmosphere that we had across the 2005-2015 years and get communities more involved. Let's see the families and kids coming to more away games, lets see the mid table teams scrapping for every position in the table like they used to, lets see better infrastructure in the lower leagues to support the crowds. Now is not the time to let the hard work from previous years go to waste.
Reduce the league games for player welfare - and add extra cup games to make up the shortfall.
Stats show clubs ain't interested in Cup rugby.

The RFU with Jim Chapman and his gang made it clear when they did their tour of the regions that they'd already made their minds up.
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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Proposed League Structures
« Last post by Ribbflagman on April 04, 2021, 10:10:14 AM »
Well there we have it. Despite the majority of clubs wanting to retain the current level of teams in a league the blazers at the RFU have driven through their wish to reduce league numbers and much more importantly, IMOH, to allow the bigger clubs to enter lower teams into the league structure. This will destroy many community clubs ,that the RFU purport to support, as the bigger semi pro clubs will take players from lower down the structure. I think this could prove to be the death knell for lots of clubs that have been a hub of their community for many years. A real shame.
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Yorkshire 1 / Proposed League Structures
« Last post by Wilyjim on April 04, 2021, 01:31:22 AM »
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/approval-of-future-competition-structure-202223-in-the-adult-male-game?jwsource=cl

So this really needs to be discussed. I'm open to hearing opinions but what I'm sure we'd all agree on is that diluting the game with less fixtures in the leagues is a terrible idea. Rugby has come on along way since the early 2000s, and it would be a waste to take a step back. We should not be pandering to the younger snowflakes to make it more flexible, and lose the team spirit, family involvement and large crowds of the past. We have to realise it's just as much of a commitment off the pitch and that means buy in for training, fitness and matches for players/coaches/families/communities etc.
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Update on Future League Structure
« Last post by Wilyjim on April 04, 2021, 01:17:07 AM »
Let's be honest this really isn't a satisfactory structure being proposed. The FCS group clearly hasn't grasped the fact that we need to encourage more games each season.
At the end of the day, rugby is a commitment just as much off the pitch as it is on. The solution is to build the atmosphere that we had across the 2005-2015 years and get communities more involved. Let's see the families and kids coming to more away games, lets see the mid table teams scrapping for every position in the table like they used to, lets see better infrastructure in the lower leagues to support the crowds. Now is not the time to let the hard work from previous years go to waste.
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