IRB 9 and player release

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  1. Teh Mite

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    Premier Rugby has made a statement regarding player release under IRB regulation 9.
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    Following comments reported to have been made by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) at yesterday's press conference, Premier Rugby will regrettably have to make a formal complaint to the IRB alleging a breach of international regulations by SARU through their actions and statements this week. These actions and statements have been repeatedly directed against Bath Rugby and Premier Rugby and seem to have been designed to put unfair pressure on the player and his club, who have acted in accordance with the IRB's regulations and to deflect attention away from the real causes of the issue.
    June matches in the international calendar are played in the southern hemisphere and the schedule is settled years in advance. Apparently this extra one-off match outside the schedule and in the northern hemisphere was only arranged earlier this year and seems to be primarily a money-making exercise for which SARU is apparently receiving a large fee.
    When arranging a match outside the international window, all Unions should be aware of their regulations concerning player release. On Wednesday, it became clear that SARU had not properly understood these regulations.
    As a result, actions have been taken and statements made by SARU which have been damaging to the interests of the player, his club and Premier Rugby.
    http://www.guinnesspremiership.com/rugby/13777.php
     
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  3. veux

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    It's not as if Bath has any more games to play this season, so I think it's silly that they didn't let him go. Can't we have a common sense approach lol.
     
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    True...pretty stupid
     
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    I guess this will be solved when the revenues of these extra matches will be shared with the clubs who employ and follow paying these players.
     
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