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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by JP14 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:23 pm

I think a warm-up against Saracens, Ealing or maybe even Cornish Pirates might be a good idea.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by LE18 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:37 pm

Just being "devils advocate", but by Saints deciding to announce they could play as they have 23 available, is this a calculated announcement to try to avoid a 2-4 points against them and hope that the ruling does not go against them and the ruling committee give them say 3-3 points? What is the point situation if the committee overseeing the postponement does agree with the club?

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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by jgriffin » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:54 pm

LE18 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:37 pm
Just being "devils advocate", but by Saints deciding to announce they could play as they have 23 available, is this a calculated announcement to try to avoid a 2-4 points against them and hope that the ruling does not go against them and the ruling committee give them say 3-3 points? What is the point situation if the committee overseeing the postponement does agree with the club?
Having 23 players of tried Prem standard is different from having 23 players.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:11 pm

LE18 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:37 pm
Just being "devils advocate", but by Saints deciding to announce they could play as they have 23 available, is this a calculated announcement to try to avoid a 2-4 points against them and hope that the ruling does not go against them and the ruling committee give them say 3-3 points? What is the point situation if the committee overseeing the postponement does agree with the club?
If they have 23 available then surely the game goes ahead
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm

I am yet to see the logic or sense of trying to play any elite sport in the current climate & that's before we get to the panto of the league table.
Someone no doubt will say Elite Sport being played provides a distraction, but if a lot of it isn't being played due to Covid it's a moot point.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by ads » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:31 pm

If everyone else is working why can't sports people?

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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:40 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:31 pm
If everyone else is working why can't sports people?
Hardly essential work sport....

I am sure all those in hospitality & the retail sector would like to be working.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by ourla » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:41 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
I am yet to see the logic or sense of trying to play any elite sport in the current climate & that's before we get to the panto of the league table.
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Someone no doubt will say Elite Sport being played provides a distraction, but if a lot of it isn't being played due to Covid it's a moot point.
Define "a lot"? The vast majority is being played.
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BT aren't giving me a rebate for lack of product..
No but they don't guarantee their content either.

As I said above I am biased because I want something to watch and relieve the boredom of lockdown. If the authorities decide it is unsafe and stop it though, I can live with it and wouldn't complain.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by ourla » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:31 pm
If everyone else is working why can't sports people?
To be fair many people aren't working. Really comes down to a combination of necessity and risk.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 pm

Elite sport is subject to strict protocols and regular testing. It is in a controlled and monitored environment and clubs react accordingly.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by Grimlish » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:46 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
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BT aren't giving me a rebate for lack of product..
Exactly - and that’s why the show will go on, probably until long after those who care have concluded it’s a farce (so not long now) or the effect of the vaccine is to release us all (but certainly not before the end of March).

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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:07 pm

ABClub wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:56 pm
A friendly between the squad, on LTTV would be brilliant.

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9.JvP 10.Ford 11.van Wyk 12.Porter 13.Moroni 14.Potter 15.Steward

1.Leatigaga 2.Clare 3.Cole 4.Green 5.Martin 6.Liebenberg 7.Wallace 8.Taufua
9.Youngs 10. Henry 11.Nadolo 12.Scott 13.Kelly 14.Simmons 15.Murimurivalu

Brett Deacon in charge of one side, Matt Smith the other, with the senior coaches taking a chance to oversee everyone's performance. Youngs brothers skippering opposing sides. Letters instead of numbers on the shirts. Bondi and Matt Tait commentating, Steve Johnson as summariser. Ready, set, go.
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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by mol2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:54 pm

Either they have 23 players fit to play under the Covid rules or they don’t.

If they have then why are they being told not to play? or does that mean that whilst those players are fit they are being required to self isolate.

Have they got 23 players who can play under the regulations. If not then presumably the points are awarded 4:2 to Tigers.

If they have 23 players fit and free to play under the Covid rules, including the requisite front row, then who is advising them not to play? If it is not as per the regs then it should be 5:0 to Tigers as choosing not to play is not an option without a valid reason.

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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by kk20gb30 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:38 am

Taking into account circumstances and the near certainty that Exeter Vs Bristol goes ahead (despite positive tests for Exeter) it would be nice to know the exact criteria with regard to cancellation of fixtures as things do appear a little hazy right now :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55559922

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Re: Saints v Tigers - 09th January 2021 - cancelled due to COVID

Post by kk20gb30 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:45 am

Meantime , additional measures announced to (hopefully) limit the transmission of Covid :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/ice-bath ... protocols/

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