Tony Smith has expressed his unhappiness that many young players at SL clubs will effectively end their season in 2 weeks time and get no further game time after that.
Part of the problem is the DR rule for the middle and lower 8s which says that at the point of the split a player has to be allocated to either his parent club or their partner club and this can't be changed afterwards. He can only play for one or the other. They also must have played a minimum of 3 games for the partner club to be eligible.
However, SL clubs are also partly to blame as they do not want to send players out just in case they have an injury crisis as they wouldn't be able to recall them.
Of course, if we still had a reserve team system this wouldn't be an issue, but as things stand dozens of players are going to be not playing from 24th of this month (the registration deadline). That is a shocking state of affairs really.
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