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LeinsterMan (NotTigsMan)

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Errrr tough **** on his part.
Dude played a massive part in inflating wages lol

He's not wrong about PRL needing to do more to raise revenue and profile of the game. But **** takes time.

The problem with rugby in the UK is how big the disconnect between the RFU and PRL is, they don't really work together it tends to be more the PRL demands something from the RFU.

For example a smaller league of better quality is in reality a better sell than the current product. Trouble is that's a big picture thing the small picture is that this hurts Prem rugby wallets so therefore a bigger league is better hence the league expansion and ring fence.

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Both massive steps in the right direction and both happened since CVC, before that what had the PRL and owners done to increase the profile of the game? Followed that short term cash and hide everything behind BT sport that is pretty damn expensive.

Premiership owners have no one else to blame but themselves when it comes to the profile of club rugby amongst casuals, and expecting a magic wand to have come from CVC with the **** product right now is laughable.
 

Don't Skip Leg Day

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Errrr tough **** on his part.
Dude played a massive part in inflating wages lol

He's not wrong about PRL needing to do more to raise revenue and profile of the game. But **** takes time.

The problem with rugby in the UK is how big the disconnect between the RFU and PRL is, they don't really work together it tends to be more the PRL demands something from the RFU.

For example a smaller league of better quality is in reality a better sell than the current product. Trouble is that's a big picture thing the small picture is that this hurts Prem rugby wallets so therefore a bigger league is better hence the league expansion and ring fence.

ITV rights
PRTV

Both massive steps in the right direction and both happened since CVC, before that what had the PRL and owners done to increase the profile of the game? Followed that short term cash and hide everything behind BT sport that is pretty damn expensive.

Premiership owners have no one else to blame but themselves when it comes to the profile of club rugby amongst casuals, and expecting a magic wand to have come from CVC with the **** product right now is laughable.
I mean that’s spot on mate!
 

Wasps92

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The problem is Rugby itself. It's not sustainable, look at how cricket has kicked on, how often Trent bridge is full for the 20/20, how quickly 5 days for each test match gets sold out. Then look at rugby. Barely able to sustain 1 professional league. It's even worse in Wales and Scotland.
TBF the vast majority of the counties are reliant on ECB handouts for their very survival.

Most of the revenue generated in English cricket comes from England playing Test matches and I suspect the same is true in rugby.
 

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