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I do think the off-season is too long and there isn't enough RL on, but this concept would never work IMO. It would just be a poor version of what we have in summer.

Perhaps we should make more of a deal of our student game in winter? Or an indoor legends tournament similar to what they do in football.

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Not all of the amateur game is played in winter. The Hull league, and several others, still play in winter.

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Complete and utter lie!

A game would get called off most weeks between December and February for atrocious weather! Imagine how many games would have been called at the beginning of the year. 3 months of snow!

Wear shorter studs and tape up your elbows and knees. Easy. You can't do that on a frozen pitch as no stud will take to it. It's slippy and dangerous.

Didn't realise we live in the alps with 3 months of snow, what a utter lie that is.

I am on about players availability. Do players miss more games in winter than summer? Do we have more uneven games in summer than winter as more key players are missing. Are more games called off in summer than winter because of players unavailability?

This source is what I got from NC coach & chairmen & the surrounding areas.

But as you say it's all utter lies I say. But if you can answer the above questions I will be delighted to hear your response.

One more thing, if we are suppose to play in the best rugby playing conditions, why do we not play in September & October the best 2 months for rugby?

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I wonder why they did start playing Rugby (either code) in the winter in the first place?

A real mixed bag of opinions, eh ?

My thoughts are - if you were starting a brand new sport with no traditions or past history to influence you, would you immediately think of playing in winter ?

Errrrrr ..... no. Not for a minute.

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I have to admit to working outside in all weathers all year round, please tell when we.ve had 3 months of snow in living memory ?

Complete and utter lie!
A game would get called off most weeks between December and February for atrocious weather! Imagine how many games would have been called at the beginning of the year. 3 months of snow!

Wear shorter studs and tape up your elbows and knees. Easy. You can't do that on a frozen pitch as no stud will take to it. It's slippy and dangerous.

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Your right, I was talking to a major (Hull) amateur clubs secretary at the council cup final and they said if it wasn't for their club having so many players they would have had to forfeit  a couple of first team games last season, things aren't as rosey as it's being painted, first team fixtures will get fulfilled but it's the teams and players underneath that will suffer.

Didn't realise we live in the alps with 3 months of snow, what a utter lie that is.
I am on about players availability. Do players miss more games in winter than summer? Do we have more uneven games in summer than winter as more key players are missing. Are more games called off in summer than winter because of players unavailability?
This source is what I got from NC coach & chairmen & the surrounding areas.
But as you say it's all utter lies I say. But if you can answer the above questions I will be delighted to hear your response.

One more thing, if we are suppose to play in the best rugby playing conditions, why do we not play in September & October the best 2 months for rugby?

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I wonder why they did start playing Rugby (either code) in the winter in the first place?

Because that's when the terms of Rugby School begin.

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Its bad enough now with the season starting in February let alone doing any more September to April/May seasons again.

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I wonder why they did start playing Rugby (either code) in the winter in the first place?

To keep cricketers together during the winter. Cricket was the dominant sport at the time. Strange though that may seem.

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