In this thread some posters have tried to minimise the disruption that occurred to league as a result of the discriminatory acts perpetrated by the RFU and their hangers-on. Just read this fascinating article about bans and withdrawal of facilities that prevented working-class Northerners from benefitting from playing their chosen sport. It may not be about rugby, but this article shows that sports that experience institutional prejudice take a long time to recover. The ban was rescinded in 1971 and it is only now two generations later that the sport is starting to flourish again.
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