rather than the middle 8's i think it would have been a better idea for wakefield to play leigh in a two leg game to decide who goes up and who goes down thus stopping the weekly thrashings handed out to some teams in the middle 8's
Can't understand why RFL would be so transient on such a relative minor aspect. Surely its about giving guidelines on best way to develop skills but up to local organisations and clubs to play teams as circumstances best suits them but not too far away from guidelines. They have the best interests of the kids too.
Certainly seems a way to cause friction and dishearten the volunteers that give the kids the opportunity to play the game. As reading the contribution above they have seriously considered the guidelines, had discussion and seem to agree what is best for their local organisation.
Maybe the RFL can persuade them why their guidelines are so good. If not and unless a safety issue why dictate.
the rfl have tried the bully boy tactics by saying that they will withdraw the insurance for the juniors thus stopping them playing, the nwc have backed a motion by chorley panthers to carry on with the status quo. as for more teams it is hard enough to get volunteers to help run teams as it is without creating more strain on the clubs
looks like st keiron's magic has started to wear off, saints are becoming a huff and puff team with over reliance on the big forwards, where is the flair and skill of the backs that we have been so used to seeing for the past 20 years ???