Season structure
Posted by: hills22 (IP Logged)
Date: 27 June, 2020 10:25

No dates but here is link includes what season could be like (assuming Nat 1 falls into it same way, NCA clubs, we are an NCA league). Assumably for second option you play opposite to the first batch of games.

1) normal 30 games (15 home 15 away)
2) 22 games. 15 home or away then top 8/ bottom 8 split, 7 more games.
3) 15 game season, home or away.

[www.englandrugby.com]

Had read back along on the rolling maul forum, three possible start dates normal September/ end of October start of November/ January. Article says season could go on to end of May if needed so wouldnít like to say the slots would fall into those as have no idea.

John Inverdale (new NCA chairman) in rugby paper last week talking as fan like rest of us said some days feels like season could start in October but other days January, they will give 6 weeks notice when they can and fixtures can be produced within a week. Interestingly talks about getting league sponsorship if he can and making sure clubs have adequate facilities, thatís certainly something I think is good, one club in league came up, had a lot of money and no covered area. Facility talks takes me back to the Championship days, building Brickfields up, nice to think of our club/ facilities, looked towards the club (canít see them) from the rolling fields of saltash during this lockdown, hopefully good times continue when we start again, there was a great buzz to it prior to lockdown.

[www.therugbypaper.co.uk]

Re: Season structure
Posted by: Dewnansek (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 07:21

Its good that there is discussion about what happens next season, but the RFU needs to firm up on a preferred option.

It seems to have more positions than the Kama Sutra.

In Australia the NRL (National Rugby League) came out with a very clear preference on recommencing its season (I think they had already played 2 rounds), despite all the COVID-19 uncertainty, and drove to achieve it. Matches commenced on their preferred day. The RFU could learn a lesson here.

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