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14 Mar: SL: Catalans Dragons v Leeds Rhinos (Postponed)

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10 hours ago, Gruchetain said:

Thanks to Rhinos to have refused all the catalan's solutions , and overall to swap the fixture !!!

What a great club it was !

None of the proposed solutions were acceptable to the Rhinos. Why would they agree in those circumstances?

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2 minutes ago, whatmichaelsays said:

None of the proposed solutions were acceptable to the Rhinos. Why would they agree in those circumstances?

Because rugby league should be played in front of fans?

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2 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Because rugby league should be played in front of fans?

That still doesn't explain why the onus is on Leeds to inconvenience themselves to make that happen. 

Catalans were asking Leeds to back-up a trip to Toronto with a game in France. How many clubs would agree to that? 

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52 minutes ago, whatmichaelsays said:

That still doesn't explain why the onus is on Leeds to inconvenience themselves to make that happen. 

Catalans were asking Leeds to back-up a trip to Toronto with a game in France. How many clubs would agree to that? 

They suggested loads of things apparently, and offered to pay Leeds’ travel too. However you’re right it’s up to Leeds if they’d rather play behind closed doors. 

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There seems a streak of the nasty in Leeds attitude. Hope their intranginance comes back to bite them on the bum.

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7 hours ago, Padge said:

There seems a streak of the nasty in Leeds attitude. Hope their intranginance comes back to bite them on the bum.

Laughable. Leeds didn't want to flip the fixtures. That's a totally reasonable approach to take rather than rush to get a game on at Headingley in the space of four days which would inevitably hit them financially. And flipping them would also mess around the two other clubs who are playing in the double header alongside the Leeds-Catalan game later in the season.

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1 hour ago, M j M said:

Laughable. Leeds didn't want to flip the fixtures. That's a totally reasonable approach to take rather than rush to get a game on at Headingley in the space of four days which would inevitably hit them financially. And flipping them would also mess around the two other clubs who are playing in the double header alongside the Leeds-Catalan game later in the season.

Not to mention we've already had a game rearranged for a midweek and don't want another for as long as possible.

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4 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

Certainly seems from leeds statement that there is some dispute between leeds and the RFL. Leeds mentioning their disappointment that they had to make the decision, the RFL mentioning possible sanctions 

Needs some clarity from the RFL as to why they thought asking a squad who have been in close contact with a symptomatic colleague should travel through barcelona to and from perpignan

Ridiculous if there’s sanctions, what were Leeds expected to do in this situation?

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I guess Leeds have forced the hand of the RFL/SL, but common sense suggests there should no sanction.

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2 minutes ago, EastLondonMike said:

I guess Leeds have forced the hand of the RFL/SL, but common sense suggests there should no sanction.

Not even Rimmer is that stupid

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This will be interesting now. 

Safety and wellbeing of players would say that this should have been postponed. 

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11 hours ago, Padge said:

There seems a streak of the nasty in Leeds attitude. Hope their intranginance comes back to bite them on the bum.

Nearly as nasty as the Wigan tackling technique.

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On 12/03/2020 at 08:04, whatmichaelsays said:

That still doesn't explain why the onus is on Leeds to inconvenience themselves to make that happen. 

Catalans were asking Leeds to back-up a trip to Toronto with a game in France. How many clubs would agree to that? 

Featherstone did it fhs!

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4 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Featherstone did it fhs!

Featherstone only had one transatlantic flight before the second game. Leeds would have had two. 

Either way, "whataboutism" isn't really helpful here. It's not a situation that any club could or should accept. 

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2 hours ago, scotchy1 said:

Certainly seems from leeds statement that there is some dispute between leeds and the RFL. Leeds mentioning their disappointment that they had to make the decision, the RFL mentioning possible sanctions 

Needs some clarity from the RFL as to why they thought asking a squad who have been in close contact with a symptomatic colleague should travel through barcelona to and from perpignan

The RFL statement asks players and clubs to "set the right example". 

Not boarding a commercial flight, with members of the public on board, knowing that there is a player showing symptoms of a virus and knowing that 30 of his colleagues have been in contact with that player, is by any definition "setting the right example". 

Based on that RFL statement, Leeds are following RFL instructions. 

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I do not think they would have been allowed into Barcelona. As far as I am aware Barcelona has joined Madrid and just this morning where I am in Murcia being placed in lockdown. Local news says no flights allowed into Barcelona,Madrid and later on to be joined by flights into Murcia. 

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