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Re: Time for the RFU to get a grip on Elite Rugby?
Posted by: Duncan96
Date: 19/01/2020 20:47
From a very brief look around the world it looks as if leagues are usually run by the club owners who appoint some type of CEO. E.g. the football premier league, and the US NFL. Presumably they all feel this is better than being run by sports administrators like the FA and RFU who have hardly covered themselves in glory.

Arenít the lessons to learn that a: when you have a salary cap it must be policed in a competent way, and
b: if you have disciplinary rules then donít go making up new ones on the hoof in private?

In Australian Rugby League they employ 5 full time people whoís job is to seek out breaches. They have the power to eg turn up at owner/directorís houses and interrogate private computers. That would have nipped this problem in the bud years ago. Compare that to the time this has all taken despite everyone apparently knowing about it for years.

And if you are going to meter out justice it must always be open and be seen to be fair. The way this has been handled on all sides is neither of those.

PS: Great opening post. What a shame it doesnít seem possible to have a discussion here without having to emphasise that we arenít denying or excusing anything, and then when you go out of your way to do that, the small minded have to but in with their boring repetitions.

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