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Ring fencing announcement today?
« on: Monday 13-May-2019, 12:57* »
Head of Comms at Premiership Rugby tweeted a pic of the trophy at HQ saying

“Quick trip to HQ ahead of an important announcement later today”

Ring fencing?

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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 13:05* »
Results of Salary Cap investigation???

Nah, me neither!!!
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 13:09* »
Results of Salary Cap investigation???

Nah, me neither!!!

Given their history they wouldn't be promoting that.....they like to bury bad news.

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 13:13* »
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Results of Salary Cap investigation???

Nah, me neither!!!
Saracens deducted points and are going down instead of Falcons?

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 13:29* »
It could very well be Ring Fencing... This was just tweeted by the guys at the Eggchasers Podcast:

Quote from: Eggchasers Podcast
Remember those amazing relegation battles we've had the last couple of months.

Hope you enjoyed them. Savour the memories...you never know when they might be gone...

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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 13:51* »
Army v Navy game to be played at The Arsenal?
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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:02* »
Would that be a 13 team Prem, meaning a bye week each week for someone, or will it be 14??

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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:04* »
Would that be a 13 team Prem, meaning a bye week each week for someone, or will it be 14??

13 according to the Telegraph end of last week

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:09* »
Shame for the clubs like Ealing that had hopes of getting promoted.

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« Reply #9 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:13* »
I guess that'll mean that there's one less "cannon fodder" team in the Challenge Cup, but more pools containing two teams from the same country, which is a shame.

From what I can see of the Telegraph report, it will be from the end of NEXT season, not the end of this season. Makes sense, given that the schedule's already tight for next season with the RWC...
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« Reply #10 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:18* »
Sorry if I am being thick here, does that mean that even if Falcons finish second they will still be the 13th side as they are a stakeholder in the Prem???

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:21* »
Sorry if I am being thick here, does that mean that even if Falcons finish second they will still be the 13th side as they are a stakeholder in the Prem???

Nope, it's a fair question to ask. It *should* be whoever wins the Championship next season, whether that's Falcons, Ealing, Cornish Pirates, Jersey, etc. I have a sneaking suspicion that if they come second, there'll be some finagling around criteria to ensure that whoever won wasn't allowed to come up. That said, Newcastle must be favourites to win by quite a margin at the moment.

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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:23* »
Sorry if I am being thick here, does that mean that even if Falcons finish second they will still be the 13th side as they are a stakeholder in the Prem???

I thought the idea that this would be operative from the 2019/20 season - i.e. Falcons aren't getting relegated after all and Irish are coming up. Door closed. Does the Telegraph article suggest it's going to be from 2020/21 instead?

EDIT: Sorry, just saw Fred's post. Let's see if the Telegraph is right. Could be interesting if they are...

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:27* »
In that case, I wonder if a few of the sides mentioned (Ealing, Pirates) may try and go balls deep to boost their squads for next season. Ealing have done some decent business already

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Re: Ring fencing announcement today?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 13-May-2019, 14:44* »
Shame for the clubs like Ealing that had hopes of getting promoted.

Did they?

 

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