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Teams going to forfeit points this season

Farnworth Viking
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The RL are saying that any team that calls off a game, with Covid this season, will have to give the opposing team a 48-0 win. 
That should stop some of the cheating that went on last season. 

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Topic starter Posted : 05/01/2022 9:54 pm
Viking25
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What happens if two opposing teams genuinely can’t field a team due to positive tests? Who gets the points? 

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Posted : 05/01/2022 10:57 pm
widneslatic
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Don't agree with that at all.

Play the rearranged game midweek later on in the season.

Jeez, RL has gone soft these days, can you imagine any of the current crop of Super Dooper League playing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday like Wigan's 1990/91 team did 😳🤦

 

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Posted : 05/01/2022 11:12 pm
Dan1
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For me that's an issue, the season kicks off at the end of Jan so just 3 weeks time. 1 in 15 people have Omicron in England and that could go up for a week or 2 yet after Christmas and with schools going back. In the Championship with no reserves or academy, if you get 7 or 8 cases what exactly are you supposed to do? With rugby being such a close contact sport, more so than football, it's hardly the club or players fault if a large number of them pick it up at training. Look at all the money and resources Liverpool have and they can't stop it.

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Posted : 06/01/2022 12:06 am
Farnworth Viking
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There weren’t very many games postponed in the Championship or Division 1 last season. Most of them were SL matches, where teams have much bigger squads.

I think if teams are going to concede a 48-0 loss, they will go ahead with the match and play some squad players, where they might still win the match, especially if it’s at home, and if they do lose, it will almost certainly be by a lot less than 48 points.

It was suspicious last season, when teams had a few injuries and were due to play a top team, they suddenly got a lot of Covid cases and the match was called off.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/01/2022 12:23 pm
RB
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I have some sympathy for the RFL in this.

If the game doesn't get going this year and we have regular fixtures then the game could well be up the swanny.

Non-League Football has lost very few fixtures presumably because they don't test. The EFL has just abandoned match day testing because it was causing too much disruption. 

I want Widnes to play every Sunday this season at the appointed time. If we have to beg, borrow or play Super League Academy, Reserve players or amateurs as long as nobody is put at unnecessary risk of getting hurt so be it.

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Posted : 06/01/2022 12:35 pm
Mick George
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Due to the new guidelines around isolation I doubt many game will be affected by this as long as players are not like that idiot Djokovic and have had their jabs.

 

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Posted : 06/01/2022 2:54 pm
Mick George
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This should be in general RL as it only concerns SL clubs.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/59884125

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Posted : 06/01/2022 3:29 pm
RB
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I think it also includes Championship and League 1 and the BBC have taken somebody else's report and added the word Super before Clubs because they think it clarifies things. I may be wrong.

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Posted : 06/01/2022 3:42 pm
RB
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I think it's a matter of timing. Hopefully the game is lucky.

About 80% of players have been vaccinated.

I think everyone will get this Omicron Variant if they haven't had it already and not known. I've got it now about 6 weeks after my booster. I know about a dozen who have it 90% boosted 100% double jabbed. None really ill so far. Ones only double jabbed maybe a a little worse but saying nothing like as bad as the flu. I reckon I caught it off a vaccinated person based on timing probably a boosted person. 

In the US in court the government admitted an unvaccinated 30 year old was as likely to be ill as a boosted 50 year old. 

At my age it was a no brainer get vaccinated and I did but I'm staying it home because I wouldn't want to give it to anyone else and I don't think whether I am vaccinated or not makes any difference to that. In that case I have no idea why anyone would ever have to show a vaccine passport. 

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Posted : 06/01/2022 3:58 pm
Macc Viking
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Posted by: @mick-george

Due to the new guidelines around isolation I doubt many game will be affected by this as long as players are not like that idiot Djokovic and have had their jabs.

 

So people who have their shots don't catch covid? Over 90% of infections are in vaccinated people. Pay attention. 

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Posted : 14/01/2022 8:56 am
Royston Vasey
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@macc-viking who said vaccinated people don’t catch Covid ?

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Posted : 14/01/2022 11:01 am
Mick George
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@royston-vasey He did

Triple jabbed myself but had it over Christmas, came out of Isolation on the 27th.

 

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Posted : 14/01/2022 3:35 pm
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