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Would you support ring fencing (with 12/13/14 teams) to help promote player welfare?

No - present system doesn't need changing
13 (21.3%)
No - change needed, but ring-fencing won't allow any better welfare
24 (39.3%)
Yes - but limited, with yearly Home/Away play-off for relegation/promotion
12 (19.7%)
Yes - H/A play-off only if Premiership team at bottom or Championship team top for 2 or 3 years
8 (13.1%)
Yes - but no play-offs
4 (6.6%)

Total Members Voted: 61

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Re your third point, whilst bringing academy players into the first team would certainly help their development, surely that would increase the risk of injury, particularly in high contact positions like the front row? An academy prop playing against a seasoned veteran is surely at higher risk? We've certainly seen games where due to injury, academy players are brought in to cover, and can get injured as a result.



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