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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.

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