Amateur teams are really struggling. In winter leagues, players played every week, now with summer, players are going off on holiday, going on stag do's or getting married, taking Half the team away one week. Not only is this affecting the club it is giving an unbalanced league table.
Great days,proper loved them.Hows it going in the amateurs with most changing to summer rugby because my local amateur club as had 3 games cancelled already because thier opponents havn't been able to raise a side?
This is also not bringing pitches into account. Unlike professional clubs, some/ majority amateur pitches are not watered. We have games called off for rock solid frozen pitches for players safety, but it's ok for teams to play on bone dry pitches.