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Category: RUGBY
Forum Name: AROUND THE REGION
Forum Description: Feeder clubs, Premiership Select XV, Age grade teams
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Topic: pontyberem
Posted By: ladram
Subject: pontyberem
Date 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,

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30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.



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Posted By: tim d
Date 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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I'm sick of it


Posted By: Dai38
Date 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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Be careful when you pick up the stick.........IT MAY BE THE WRONG END!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:12pm
it is the ruination of lower clubs in wales.

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30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.


Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 10 July 2018 at 6:26pm
I heard Brynammman too

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West is Best (Fin gwybod)


Posted By: 157cb
Date 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..


Posted By: ladram
Date 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.


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30th june 1986- 30th june 2011.25 years roofing,i wouldn't call that dodgy.


Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 1:46pm
Why would someone throw money at Div 2 clubs anyway?

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Scarlets - Suppliers of fine rugby since 1872


Posted By: Dai38
Date 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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Be careful when you pick up the stick.........IT MAY BE THE WRONG END!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 2:25pm
Hope they have published their intent to pay players to the WRU.



Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 6:22pm
Travelling expenses ? Wink 

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"I'd rather have been a judge than a miner.Being a miner,as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly,you have to go.The very opposite applies with judges!"P.Cook


Posted By: Bryn@man
Date 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...


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date 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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"I'd rather have been a judge than a miner.Being a miner,as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly,you have to go.The very opposite applies with judges!"P.Cook


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date 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.


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date 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!!


Posted By: pêl rygbi
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 1:16pm
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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Rugby Supporter


Posted By: SospanMawr
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 1:27pm
My (very successful) youth team was quickly broken up by boys being tempted away by cash.
Went into our third year of youth and about 10 boys had offers to play for money from about 5 different clubs.


Posted By: pêl rygbi
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

My (very successful) youth team was quickly broken up by boys being tempted away by cash.
Went into our third year of youth and about 10 boys had offers to play for money from about 5 different clubs.


Measure your success by where they eventually progress too. Junior and youth system are vital - not sure the wru understand that - ehat did your senior secion o to keep them?


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Rugby Supporter


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 6:16pm
Bit of a strange one. The only thing they could do to keep ( most of )them would be to pay them,

Last season Pontypool had one player who’s salary was more than my club’s total operating budget ( not to be confused with playing budget..which doesn’t exist).


Posted By: Fozzie
Date Posted: 15 July 2018 at 1:03pm
John Plimmer from J&J Motors did once ask me how much I thought it would cost him to get Jonah Lumo to play a season for Tumble. I'm not sure whether he was joking or not.

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f'dang b'dang boy



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