Clubs snub RFU on internationals

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by getofmeland, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    This is a great, As i will be going to support Bath, and it will make it a fairer competition, its also good for the Fans, as they will get to see international rugby players not players from the acadamy, its also great for the Powergen Cup, that the clubs are taking this competition more serious...
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    So what is going to happen if the RFU decide to bollock teams that play England players during the international season? Or will it be on their non-pet sides (IE anyone apart from Wasps and Leicester).
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I thought the clubs had already said they were going to play their players ages ago, what's the difference between now and then.
     
  5. Boy

    Boy Guest

    It's ridiculous for the RFU to demand the clubs rest their best players for no good reason. We won't have our internationals this weekend, even though there isn't an England game, and they had them an extra week in November.

    If they don't release the England internationals for the PC semis, that will be, what, ten weekends in all that sqauds have been depleted? Where's the encouragement for bringing through young English players when, as soon as they get to a stage where they could influence a game, are stolen away? It's not the player's fault.

    The really stupid thing is that the RFU agreed to this revamped Cup, forcing extra fixtures and still insist that they're in the right. Initially I wanted Bath to treat the cup with the contempt it deserved, but now it's our best chance of Europe next season.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    How did Wasps get away with playing Dayglo and Dawson on Sunday than?
     
  7. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    As far as the following weekend opponents are concerned they will alll play for their respective clubs since there's Top14 round planned.
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    What's the big fuss about with the Powergen cup, surely most of them will be playing this weekend, I know Murphy said in his BBC column that he'd be playing for Leicester this Friday.
     
  9. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    It's kinda ridiculous for the RFU to expect teams to give up their internationals on one of the most important games of the season. What the hell were they thinking?

    Will Llanelli have their internationals?
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Doesn't look like it, Ruddock had planned to pull them out, imagine Johnson will stick to the same plan.
     
  11. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    They have enough injuries already I suppose. Bad news for the Scarlets and the competition.
     
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Competition doesn't really offer anything to the Welsh franchises, no HEC qualification for one, so there's no real carat for Llanelli, where's the great joy in winning a tertiary competiton.
     
  13. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    I thought it did offer HEC qualification!!!
     
  14. The Powergen cup is another one of those random competitions which is overplaying the players. Can anyone enlighten me as to the reason it even started in the first place? We already have the Heineken Cup and Permiership/ Celtic League in these countries. Why burden the players with more games?
     
  15. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    This Powergen Cup is the latest avatar of the former English Cup. This time the Welsh sides entered in the competition to make more money because I guess you remember but Rugby has been professional for a bit more than ten years and that the clubs need incomes to pay their players and staff wages. While there's the 6N only the Unions are making money and not the clubs, furthermore there are many more club players than international players.
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'm pretty sure it does for the English clubs should one win it but if Llanelli win then that won't qualify them for Europe it will be their league position that does.
     
  17. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well that seems slightly unfair, how can that be a fair competion if only one countries team get the true prize from the competion, i would honestly say i couldnt see the reasons for the welsh teams playing in the competion, i suppose they are actually playing to try raise the level of their games... but it still wouldnt be worth the addition of the extra games, i feel...
     
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