Do you enjoy reading the B level and above Lions games in the UK and therefore want to know when the next B level matches will be played? Well, then you have come to the right place. The Racing Post will be hosting a special report on the upcoming B level matches between the Lions and Avon and following our dedicated sports site from Saturday, August 7th, featuring all the action from both teams. You will also get the latest update on what is happening at the training camp too. If you enjoy your sport and follow it, then this is the report for you.
What is happening with the Avon Lions this summer? Well, they haven’t started training yet, but that hasn’t stopped them from being involved in some games. It has been confirmed that they will be playing Bournemouth this Saturday, August 7th, in what is supposed to be a pre-season game. However, there has been no confirmation as to whether the game will live on TV.
The British Sports Journalism Association has released details of a letter written by David Goodfriend to the RFU and the Welsh Assembly stating that he will be writing to the FA asking for the fixture to be moved. Goodfriend claims that because the fixture would be moved against an overseas team, he feels it would be unfair on the players and “condemn the lack of transparency and due process that prevails within the current rugby league environment.” This is especially true if the overseas team does not currently feature a British player in their team. If you are against a British player moving abroad, then make your voice heard, you have a right to do so, and it may just change things for the better.
The problem with this whole situation is that the RFU and the cricket boards have not confirmed whether a British player moving overseas will affect the England Tests and perhaps the ongoing Six Nations campaign. They have also not said if they will be considering a switch for this summer’s autumn Tests or any other fixtures. Some say there are concerns that the ongoing Six Nations tournament will only get tougher if no British players are available to play. This would surely make the tournament much tougher, and I’m sure the fans will enjoy watching the matches more if there are players available to them.
But I feel that if the teams and coaches want to play the game according to their individual choice, they should be allowed to do it. By switching teams for particular fixtures, we are just hindering their choice. If the RFU wants to change how they select the teams, then let them do it. It does not mean the end of fair play in English rugby, just that sometimes you get what you pay for sometimes.
The last thing I want to look at is how many Six nations games are played this year. Surely there are going to be a few that do not go to the necessary venues? Why is this? Is it because the teams that don’t make it are simply better than those that do go? Some say this because there are not enough people playing the game, which can explain why there are so few top-class players playing at this level.
Anyway, back to the news. This is a great way to keep up with all the latest on the rugby world and get the facts first hand from people who really know. I often follow certain teams’ progress and am surprised by how some have struggled in their matches. Sometimes, this is down to an injury or some form of performance deficiency. That is no reason why the game shouldn’t be as good as it is, and having all the information first-hand makes a huge difference.
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