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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.

RodneyRegis

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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

Is that right? Not saying it isn't, but do you have a source for that info?

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It's a feeling on my part, but a quick list of injured players who were/are around for a while:

George Lowe
Joe Gray
June Porno Salad

Injured and let go, but didn't feel like it was particularly quickly afterwards:

Ollie Kohn
JTH

Don't know about the "offered more to leave part"

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Porno-Salad should not feature on the same list as the likes of Lowe and JTH.


dinsdale

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It's a feeling on my part, but a quick list of injured players who were/are around for a while:

George Lowe
Joe Gray
June Porno Salad

Injured and let go, but didn't feel like it was particularly quickly afterwards:

Ollie Kohn
JTH

Don't know about the "offered more to leave part"
I recall that Olly Kohn turned down better offers to stay with Quins because of how he was looked after when he was injured.  I think somebody on the board who knew him mentioned it.


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Porno-Salad should not feature on the same list as the likes of Lowe and JTH.

I know, but to look after someone despite being June Porno-Salad only helps the argument that we're good to squad members with long term injuries.
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