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  1. Nor me. Partly because if they get a decent wedge, they're probably full time. I don't think there are many on match only terms. Technically, that could be illegal if they don't play because training counts as work so they'd be below minimum wage. I'm not aware of anyone actually taking that point or complaining about it but it's so, nevertheless.
  2. I can assure you that it's 80% of salary down here in the Championship.
  3. Employers can claim 80% of employees wages, excluding bonuses (it's a bit more complicated than that but that's the general idea). If they want to pay more, they can do. There's also the issue of what their contracts say. If there's no right to lay-off an employee, the employee must agree to his pay cut. However, the other option might be redundancy. So, faced with 80% or nothing, a lot of players may well choose 80%. It could still be a big drop in income, though. No win bonus, no appearance money, 20% drop in salary - depends how your pay is made up. People naturally tend to live up to their incomes. Who saw all this coming ? Even a month ago ......
  4. As far as I know, we're just the GB Lions this year. Ireland not included. They're probably relieved. Still, your average foreigner doesn't get the difference between England and the UK.
  5. The UK ? Have they ever had a team ? It depends how you view the Northern Union team pre-1921.
  6. What will people think when they turn up at a building site ?
  7. Dunno - didn't Boris cabbage a six year old at some photo opportunity a few years ago ?
  8. Aye, but the split weekends that create the byes are scheduled around the State of Origin games, are they not ?
  9. Nothing to do with the RFL. That was the miners' strike.
  10. You're wrong there, Johnny. The Captain Morgan Trophy was for the eight quarterfinalists of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Cups. If you got that far, you were in it. You couldn't say no. Not sure about the BBC Floodlit Cup but I think you could only get out of it if you didn't have lights. I wasn't into reading the Official Guide at that time.
  11. Well, I liked it. It needs a few tweaks - no midweek games would be good - but it gives Championship clubs a realistic chance of winning summat.
  12. A lot of clubs are propped up by a rich bloke. And not just in Rugby League. Nothing to see here. Move along, please.
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