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    I should reverse a bit. I've seen some say August/Sept and others say April/May.

    If it is April/May it will harm the club game. As @Leinster Fan says it clashes with Premier league but instead of clashing with start it will go against ending. And it will hurt the club game because if you try over compensate the club game then it is a case of piling a whole domestic and European season in to late Sept to March.
    Using Leinster who are best example at moment. When is the window to aim to peak for and to relax it on.

    Also if a Lions tour etc is still in the cards how does player welfare kick in here. Also a RWC.

    The only way this will work and I suspect is being viewed is global world leagues and club leagues being Hemisphere based. It is the only way. So no Pro14, Premiership or Top14. No European Cup. More a European League with Div 1, 2 and 3 etc.
     
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    I imagine they will change the club seasons too
     
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    They would change the club seasons as well. Aim is to create coherent blocks and remove overlap. Potentially lose July internationals and have a longer October-November international period.
    The European clubs are involved in discussions so if there is going to be a reworking of the season it’s now or never.
     
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    I guess they would try to align the club seasons and the international windows so that there is no overlap whatsoever.

    It would be cool if they could manage it
     
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    They'd have to reduce the numbers of games in the premiership and the top 14 for that to happen - why should we destroy our leagues just to placate the SH?
     
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    Or reduce number of internationals. Can’t see either happening to be fair.
     
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    Don't the players want to play less games? I don't think they would have to reduce the number of games as the SH countries have 2 competitions that run consecutively (South Africa has the Currie Cup, New Zealand has the Mitre 10 Cup, not sure about Australia) these will take about the same amount of time as the European competitions
     
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    NH play significantly more games than the SH,

    If the plan is for no international/club overlap then:
    Premiership is 24 weeks, Europe is 9 weeks, Six Nations is 5 weeks - that's 38 weeks of rugby, with no rest. Chuck in a 3 game tour down south, 3 game series up north - that's 44/52 weeks solid.
    Pre-season is, what, 6 weeks? 50/52 weeks.
    Nice two weeks in Marbella for the players to try and duct-tape themselves back together.
     
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    CVC will be the death of rugby, or at least the world game. The ******** are prepared to **** all over ordinary fans for the sake of their bottom line.

    **** them! **** them all to hell!
     
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    Things is mate, its not about placating the south. You are now facing the biggest threat to the game since 1895, and its the same threat - money! If CVC get control of the game in the north, they will be coming after us next. The ordinary fan (i.e. those who cant afford Sky or Bein or any of the paywall platforms) will be shut out of the game.

    I have Sky. I want all my sport from one provider, with one set top box. I do not want a collection of satellite boxes on my TV for different things, and nor can I be arsed paying out the big bucks required for a smart TV to stream it off the web. If Sky ever lose Rugby. then **** them. Will terminate the contract, and give up the game. If there is anything this lockdown has shown me, it that I can live without rugby.
     
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