Report This Message
Are you sure you want to report this post?

Re: Two Conference Heartland Championship?
Posted by: TimothyQ
Date: 23/07/2020 11:51
It sounds like a very sensible route forward. A semi-professional league linked to the elite university game could present a fantastic pathway into elite rugby and allow the clubs to be viable without depending on a benefactor or the RFU. If a local person wants to invest in the club or if the RFU want to provide grants, then this can be used for investment in facilities rather than paying the bills day to day.

I remain an enthusiastic supporter of promotion and relegation, but this ‘boom and bust’ cycle for aspirant clubs needs to be replaced with something better.

You may optionally give an explanation for why this post was reported, which will be sent to the moderators along with the report. This can help the moderator to understand why you reported the post.

We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing