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    Posted: 10 July 2018 at 5:38am
I hear that pontyberem could be the Merthyr of the lower leagues next season with silly money being offered to players to join them,
30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tim d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 7:12am
There is a lot of silly money going round at the moment. Even in the bottom divisions. You can't blame the players, especially the ones with young families.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dai38 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 8:51am
It needs to stop, players are driving all round South Wales and refusing to play if they don't get extra money for this, that and the other.

It is spoiling Welsh rugby, young players are ignored, because they bring an older (in some cases old) players.

What can we do about it.....well 

A-stop international Ticket allocation to any team found paying players(it is a main source of income for some clubs!!!)
B-relegate a club to the lower divisions
C-ban officials from rugby for x years

I honestly doubt very much if anything will happen, but one can see the outcome with some clubs paying a fortune to players, they are doing well & when the club is near bankrupt, and those "loyal" players leave they go straight down the leagues again.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:12pm
it is the ruination of lower clubs in wales.
30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LLANDRE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:26pm
I heard Brynammman too
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 157cb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:36pm

It as been going on for years in local sport Rugby, Cricket and Football many of those clubs no longer exist..

Edited by 157cb - 10 July 2018 at 6:37pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

I heard Brynammman too
must be loaded mart he's already added an extra m to the team name,LOL not heard anything about them though.
30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote supertaf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 1:46pm
Why would someone throw money at Div 2 clubs anyway?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dai38 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 1:59pm
Ego, fame in the village (area), arrogance, showing off, and many more reasons.

Sometimes rugby does come into it, not often.

I have been told that players have earned around £2-£4k a season, basic and sometimes a bonus. I know of a club who's star players had a car for the season, plus a certain amount of petrol.

Many will not believe this but the regions are run like a business and more or less correctly, it's the other grades of rugby that need reviewing.

Premiership rugby was a stepping stone to regional, until some clubs started recruiting fringe players & ex internationals from the everywhere with big salaries.

AND WE WONDER WHAT IS WRONG WITH WELSH RUGBY !!!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 2:25pm
Hope they have published their intent to pay players to the WRU.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 6:22pm
Travelling expenses ? Wink 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Bryn@man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

I heard Brynammman too

For the record, during my brief playing career for Brynaman 2nds I received nothing more than a plated meal of spam and chips and a couple of beer tokens...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 9:25am
All against the WRU rules of course. Does 'Boom and Burst' spending ever prove itself wrong ?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 9:49am
Actually if you declare your paying players it's not technically outside the WRU rules, but you do lose all your WRU funding.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 11:23am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Actually if you declare your paying players it's not technically outside the WRU rules, but you do lose all your WRU funding.


Which is a heck of a lot each year, even in divison 3!!
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It may all be agains wru rules which are there for good reason. But how does a club progress the leagues if they need to attract players. the oly pity is the isnt promotion and relegation right through the system similar to English Rugby
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