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Re: What should Sarries do now?
Posted by: Rupes
Date: 20/01/2020 10:49
Good original post, some interesting stuff in there. For me, as follows:

For Saracens, the club:
1. Embark on a programme of comms with supporters, PRL and media to be honest about what is happening now, within the boundaries of confidentiality. Honesty at this stage is the only way to rebuild trust. No spin, honesty.

2. Ensure that Nigel Wray doesn't attend another home game at AP. I personally thought it was a bad look that he was there yesterday - if a fan had inflicted similar damage on the club, they'd have been banned for life. This is part of showing a clean break with the past, which addresses the new Chairman's statement about building confidence and trust. As long as Nigel is there, very hard to build either.

For PRL:
1. Go on a fact-finding mission to the NRL and see how the salary cap and other governance is done properly.

2. Accept that things have to move forward - no longer can the game be governed by the 12 Chairman, it HAS to be governed independently. Now it may be that CVC investment changes this in any case, but no longer can the Chairman decide on the rules and then say "oh, but we've always done it like this, we're rugby and respect each other's values". No longer good enough, the sport has to evolve and accept that the old school tie is done, dusted and should be locked away. Self-regulation has been shown not to work, this must be a watershed moment in the governance of elite rugby in England.

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