1. Rest weekends mean the tournament loses all momentum just when itâ€™s hitting peak intensity. Incredibly disruptive, deflating and drawn-out. 2. They mean players are away from clubs for an unnecessarily long period. 3. They are unnecessary because if itâ€™s all about the 22 and not the 15, then we should be reconciled to injuries keeping players out of the 22 as well as the 15. If you can't recover in a week, well it's hard lines. 4. If you must have some sort of rest system, then have three matches on the first and last weekends, with two matches on every weekend in between. At least then the tournament doesnâ€™t die for a fortnight. Twice.