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Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:58 am
Posted by christopher on Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:58 am
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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
They will if the RFL tell them to play and they dont travel.. The fact they have shut their facility down and stopped training suggests theirs may be genuine. We played an 18s game day after ours and had the scholarship training the night we announced we wasnt travelling.



The first team squad would have had to go through 3 countries to play the game, 3 countries all with different guidelines and the team could easily have been stuck in Spain or France, they made exactly the correct decision.

I get the feeling you think they had some ulterior motive for not playing the game? if so what?
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Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:13 am
Posted by Him on Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:13 am
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christopher wrote:
The first team squad would have had to go through 3 countries to play the game, 3 countries all with different guidelines and the team could easily have been stuck in Spain or France, they made exactly the correct decision.

I get the feeling you think they had some ulterior motive for not playing the game? if so what?

I can’t actually see an upside for Leeds in the game being postponed.
We were in good form, the only injury really was Walker which was being covered fairly well and Catalans had Tomkins out. If ever we were going to play them it would be best to play them then and behind closed doors!
Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:17 am
Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:17 am
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christopher wrote:
The first team squad would have had to go through 3 countries to play the game, 3 countries all with different guidelines and the team could easily have been stuck in Spain or France, they made exactly the correct decision.

I get the feeling you think they had some ulterior motive for not playing the game? if so what?


Absolutely not. Ive said countless times now that Leeds made the correct decision but the fact remains it wasnt their decision to make. The team had meetings all day Thursday as they didnt want to travel and i dont blame them one bit for that. A decision was made late on Thursday night the team would not travel even though the RFL instructed them to as no player had been diagnosed.

People are berating the fact that the RFL have mentioned possible sanctions but they have no option but to investigate the case as the governing body.
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Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 am
Posted by Toosmooth on Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 am
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christopher wrote:
I suspect it’s all moot, no way will this be going ahead, Toronto have now isolated the whole squad, wonder if they’ll get ‘sanctioned’?


I think this helps our cause. The RFL have no choice but to call off their fixture now. The only way they're going to save face is by finding us guilty and the punishment being a suspended sentence.
Just let me check. Thermos, sandwiches, corn plasters, telephone money, dandruff brush, animal footprint chart and... one triple thick condom. You never know.
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Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Posted by chapylad on Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 pm
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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
Absolutely not. Ive said countless times now that Leeds made the correct decision but the fact remains it wasnt their decision to make. The team had meetings all day Thursday as they didnt want to travel and i dont blame them one bit for that. A decision was made late on Thursday night the team would not travel even though the RFL instructed them to as no player had been diagnosed.

People are berating the fact that the RFL have mentioned possible sanctions but they have no option but to investigate the case as the governing body.

I also agree with what you are saying Marty.
Without doubt the most logical decision to make but the RFL needed to make it.
Had Leeds traveled and got stranded in Spain then we could hold them responsible.
NZW also now stuck in Australia with one players wife due to give birth this week.
Bet their not a happy bunch.
Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Posted by christopher on Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:16 pm
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Looks like a total shutdown until beginning of April ( I suspect in reality it will be longer than that)
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Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Posted by christopher on Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 pm
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Game is definitely off
Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Posted by Trebor1 on Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:49 pm
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Cant see any RL until mid summer now. Wonder if repeat fixtures cxd and season to finish in Dec would be an option? We shall see..
Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Posted by christopher on Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:36 pm
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Cant see any RL until mid summer now. Wonder if repeat fixtures cxd and season to finish in Dec would be an option? We shall see..


Scrap P&R, Scrap Loop fixtures, Scrap playoffs and have top 2 straight to Grand Final is the only way I can see us getting a meaningful season this year
Re: RD 8 | St Helens (H)
Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Posted by Trebor1 on Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:50 pm
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christopher wrote:
Scrap P&R, Scrap Loop fixtures, Scrap playoffs and have top 2 straight to Grand Final is the only way I can see us getting a meaningful season this year


Scrap cup too. Sounds doable Christopher
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