The Committees of the Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and now World Rugby have all got themselves in a complete tissy, trying to react to Coronapop. For the last few weeks they have continued their delusion that rugby can start up again by the beginning of July. That way they think they can complete the 2019/20 season as if nothing had ever happened.
They are in a rarefied world of their own. It is all about the money they can secure from selling TV rights and sponsorship. Club seasons are interrupted by International matches that attract more revenue. Central contracts rob club sides of their best players for half the season. They have long forgotten the fans or that they themselves used to be rugby players☹️
Now it is obvious, even to the thickest prop forward, that Rugby is a contact sport, the “ old farts “ are working on how to maintain social distancing during the game. Here are some of their very best ideas:-
- Reduce the number of players from 15 to 13. A bit like Rugby League.
- Don’t contest line-outs, just restart the game. A bit like Rugby League.
- Scrap scrums, award a free kick instead. A bit like Rugby League.
- Forbid mauls, have another free kick. A bit like Rugby League.
It took a lot of brains to work this out. Prop forward brains 🤡
Guess who the two players no longer required will be ?
🏉The new game will be called “Rugby League”🏉
P.S. By the way the fans won’t be able to watch the games live, but they will be able to watch it on “pay” TV channels.
P.P.S. I doubt this means they will refund our season tickets !