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Batleys RFL hearing today.

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There is no precedent in rugby or football for a 'double hit' of points deducted plus the points they earned in the game or games.

The best example is salary cap - there may be a points deduction but thats it, no extra points for fielding players that took them over the salary cap.

If Fairbank hadn't scored a try in the game we wouldn't be having the debate around the size of points deduction - 3 points each would be fine

If, in the future, DR is to continue, then the RFL should be sole admininstrators of who can play for who. Many Championship clubs rely on hard-pressed personnel to run their club, and sometimes its inevitable that mistakes are made due to shortage of resources. If it was taken out of the clubs hands then everyone is on the same level playing field run by the RFL.

Part of the problem, as we've seen at Town, is sometimes the SL clubs waiting till the last minute to suit themselves. Then the Championship clubs picks up the scraps. Time for a huge change to DR or scrap it. If Batley go down by say 2 points its very, very unfortunate.

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I've just read the reaction on the Batley forum. Our old pal H4E is posting on there and he is obviously universally loved by all RL fans. One of the Batley fans even wants to get it on with him! Proper funny that he still ploughs on making the same point over and over and over again despite all of the hate flying his way.

 

He'll be busy emailing and phoning the RFL demanding a harsher punishment for Batley now!!!

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Had a funny dream lastnight that Batley won all there remaining matches and Haven lost all  theirs, the RFL get what they want, only one Cumbrian club in the middle league, the Yorkshire clubs all stick together and the M is on, I then woke up in a sweat and thought no that would never happen the RFL and the Yorkshire doys wouldnt do it, the Rams and Donny have to much to lose and the ref will do his job at the Eagles wont he ?

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Their chairman has just said ' nobody at our club was aware of the rule ' ... Wow !

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Yeah he claims he didn't know the rules, yet he's still appealing. Pointless waste of time.

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Their chairman has just said ' nobody at our club was aware of the rule ' ... Wow !

i would call that shooting yourself in the foot. Or hitting yourself when your already down

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i would call that shooting yourself in the foot. Or hitting yourself when your already down

 

If you read the statement closely Batley will be appealing the 3 points deduction not the

fact that they broke the rules.  

 

I think Town would be best thinking that Batley may get the points back,

and play out the season accordingly, with the money involved, could be

legal challenges etc etc.  No matter how unlikely it seems that they will

get a lesser punishment.  So make sure we are safe no matter what by

winning one of the last two games. RFL open themselves up for an appeal

on the severity of punishment if its not clear the punishment you get for

breaching DR rules.

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If you read the statement closely Batley will be appealing the 3 points deduction not the

fact that they broke the rules.

I think Town would be best thinking that Batley may get the points back,

and play out the season accordingly, with the money involved, could be

legal challenges etc etc. No matter how unlikely it seems that they will

get a lesser punishment. So make sure we are safe no matter what by

winning one of the last two games. RFL open themselves up for an appeal

on the severity of punishment if its not clear the punishment you get for

breaching DR rules.

i agree and dewsbury is realistically the one. It's still a must win game.not just in case batleys appeal is successful but to finish as high as possible.saying that a BP should be enough against dews barring a big points swing to haven.

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