Sorry folks but i am going to have a little rant on this blog this evening…..I learnt yesterday that the RFU have decided not to let Twickenham be used for an up and coming super 15 game for the Christchurch Crusaders…..Since the earthquake it have been deemed that the ground cannot be used and this was an idea opportunity to move the game to London and get a decent crowd…. I for one would have gone and there is a large Australian South African and New Zealand community in London so why RFU did you say know…..Don’t give me the old we don’t have enough time….because if you had wanted to you could have and a lot of rugby fans in this country would have had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a super 15 game….

My next point is the British and Irish Cup sorry but i still cant see the point of this cup, ok we have all the championship clubs taking part then a mixture of Irish Scottish and Welsh teams and some of those are club teams and some are the second XV for the magners league sides. Sorry cant see the point and with attendences not that high just over 1,300 when the Blues played Leimster in the quarter finals last weekend what is the point. Two options either extend the league and abolish the cup, but not sure how that would work re play off etc or expand the cup to exclude the magners league second XV  but include 2nd teir clubs from France Italy and maybe top clubs in Spain and Portugal. The benifit of this would be to expand the game and take it to new people give the fans a weekend away in a new rugby town and hopefully take the game to new fans. I for one would save get a second job anything to go and see the Blues play a game in France or Italy anywhere in mainland Europe if I am honest.

So come on RFU get you finger out and have a look at this as i am sure you will agree we all want to see the sport grow and open new doors. I also feel that there would be an extra cost involved for clubs but with the amount of money the RFU and IRB have they could subsidize the teams.

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