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Author Topic: Saili, The Cat - weren’t we meant to sack them?  (Read 2189 times)

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The club has been pretty loyal to its injured players, which has paid off several times through players staying when they were offered much more to leave, and it has also been good at giving them a decent exit once it's clear they won't recover. In an attritional sport like rugby, I value that.

Yes, I agree - I like the fact that our sport can still (just about) take the long view, with all the attendant benefits.

As a parent of two children who have dreams of playing professional rugby (however unlikely those dream may be), I would not want them to play for a club that would treat them like consumables rather than human beings. If that comes at the cost of worse results sometimes, then I am actually OK with that because I think it pays off more often than not in the team spirit that it engenders.

And this too - I actually think that team spirit in rugby is more valuable than star players. Another reason to love the sport.

 

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