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Championship rugby

Post by loretta » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:53 pm

I've got to say that there's a disgraceful lack of support from RFU for the championship in these testing times.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55879591

It seems that clubs could lose significant amounts of cash for playing. But, if half the league didn't play, how valid a season would it be? Could the RFU, for example, support promotion?
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by westwinds31 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:39 pm

Bad news this, both for Champ players who have been training on and off for the best part of a year waiting to play again, and the squad players of Prem sides who would be turning out for these sides. It will be interesting if teams pull out, as you say, the RFU will be desperate to get Sarries back up and the teacher’s favourite, Ealing, with their money.

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by Scott1 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:58 am

Have to say I'd expect the Championship would be left to rot if it wasn't for Sarries!

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:48 am

Shameful but completely unsurprising from the RFU...
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:46 am

Have we missed the announcement of new competition between the RFU & PRL to see who can be more clueless?
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:07 pm

https://www.championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams

See here for streams of Championship rugby, it's PPV
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by kk20gb30 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:24 am

Finally underway today (March 6)...

Hartpury RFC VS Richmond
Cornish Pirates VS Saracens
Coventry VS Bedford Blues

Sun 7 March:

Ampthill VS Doncaster
Nottingham VS Ealing Trailfinders ,,
Seemingly heading rapidly toward senility ......... Not long or far to go now......

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by westwinds31 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:11 am

Whilst I’m pleased that this is getting underway, there are always losers in rugby. A lot of fringe Premiership players haven’t had any game time, so have gone on loan to Championship clubs. Great for them but it means that some players who have been patiently waiting for a year to play are being left out, just holding tackle bags so the Prem boys can play, in case they’re needed in the top flight, through injury. It’s a difficult balance but more proof that the Championship and below are being screwed and left to rot.

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:27 pm

Pirates 18-17 Sarries atm!
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by RagingBull » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:54 pm

Pirates 25-17

Their front row are destroying Saracens
Tyack might be a good signing at Tighthead
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:54 pm

25-17 to Pirates
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by RunTigerRun » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:59 pm

13 team ring fenced prem and Sarries not being one of those would make for an interesting league! Credit to Pirates, didn’t see the game but sounds like they outplayed Sarries.

And the RFU don’t think the championship is as good a league...?!

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Re: Championship rugby

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:01 pm

Denying Sarries even a LBP is a great result
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by JP14 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:07 pm

Wow well done to the Pirates.
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Re: Championship rugby

Post by Scott1 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:16 pm

Well done Pirates!

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