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3 hours ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Yeah, but on the flipside prevented Quins getting a BP so we now have a 10 point advantage over them in 7th place. 

Secure a top 6 finish first then see what happens...

Another good defensive performance second half today. 

I’m no rugby expert but watched the game on BT and thought second half they really put a shift in defensively when Quinn’s through everything at them. Felt the ref wasn’t particularly favourable either - shame they didn’t get the forth try but a win is a win really.. 

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13 minutes ago, TomF said:

I’m no rugby expert but watched the game on BT and thought second half they really put a shift in defensively when Quinn’s through everything at them. Felt the ref wasn’t particularly favourable either - shame they didn’t get the forth try but a win is a win really.. 

Last weeks win at Bath was a terrific defensive display as well. The Bears must have repelled  Bath from just about 4 or 5 metres from their own line. It’s was tremendously thrilling to watch.

Not quite so many heroics today but another very impressive display. 5 consecutive wins.........

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26 minutes ago, TomF said:

I’m no rugby expert but watched the game on BT and thought second half they really put a shift in defensively when Quinn’s through everything at them. Felt the ref wasn’t particularly favourable either - shame they didn’t get the forth try but a win is a win really.. 

Yeah, even though Quinns had so much possession it always felt like we were in control. Same against Bath last week.

Defence had been a big issue for Bristol over the last few years but they seem to have cracked it. Once it all comes together with the attacking game we'll be a real force to be reckoned with. 

Just had a look at the table and I reckon four wins from our remaining nine games (and a few bonus points) will secure Champions Cup rugby for next season. 

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Planning on going to the Exeter Chiefs game in April. First home game in ages, mostly see them in their London away games.

Where’s good to sit at AG?

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20 minutes ago, bcfcshorey said:

Planning on going to the Exeter Chiefs game in April. First home game in ages, mostly see them in their London away games.

Where’s good to sit at AG?

The Lansdown or the Dolman gives the best overall view. 

I’d get a ticket ASAP - I imagine the Chiefs game will be a sell out.

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31 minutes ago, Robbored said:

The Lansdown or the Dolman gives the best overall view. 

I’d get a ticket ASAP - I imagine the Chiefs game will be a sell out.

Yep find you can't really see what's going on sat behind the goal.

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3 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Saw over the weekend - lots of messages of twitter. Fair play to him he was a good servant, he goes with my best wishes and he frees up a load of money that we have probsbly spent on Radrada etc 

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2 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

The talk over the weekend was that season will be postponed for 4 weeks.

From BBC Sport

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1 minute ago, phantom said:

From BBC Sport

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Yeah, saw that too- why they don't just get on with it and announce a 4 week break, pending 10-12 I don't know- would've thought it would be longer tbh. May need unanimous agreement, or waiting for Government guidance perhaps.

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The Rugby Football Union has confirmed the end of the season for all levels below the Premiership following the coronavirus outbreak.

The move, which applies to "all league, cup and county rugby in England", means the Championship campaign will finish with at least seven rounds to play.

Newcastle Falcons are top with a 100% record, but are yet to seal promotion.

The RFU said a further update would be issued in April as they aim to "ensure fair and balanced outcomes".

Saracens' relegation from the Premiership has already been confirmed following persistent salary cap breaches, meaning Falcons are likely to replace them in the top flight.

The Premier 15s - the top division of women's rugby in England - has also ended early following the RFU's decision.

Sarries are top of that league, two points above second-placed Harlequins, but it is not yet clear whether they will be awarded the title or the season will be declared null and void.

"We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game," said RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.

"While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game.

"Rest assured we are working on this as a priority and we will continue to send weekly updates to clubs."

Sweeney said the RFU was in "active discussions" with the Premiership, which was initially suspended until 14 April on Monday, to "review possible best next steps".

Exeter Chiefs are leaders of the top flight, five points clear of second-placed Sale Sharks.

The final round of fixtures are due to take place on 6 June and the Premiership final scheduled for 20 June, with the domestic season having started later than usual following the World Cup.

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How unfortunate:

Saracens have asked their players and staff to take a 25 per cent wage cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The five-time Premiership champions have requested their staff members to take the pay cut as the cancellation of social gatherings and events has resulted in the club being in a "critical position".

Although, to be fair, they do appear to have look after their 'normal' staff:

Our lower paid staff have been protected from this pay cut.

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3 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

How unfortunate:

Saracens have asked their players and staff to take a 25 per cent wage cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The five-time Premiership champions have requested their staff members to take the pay cut as the cancellation of social gatherings and events has resulted in the club being in a "critical position".

Although, to be fair, they do appear to have look after their 'normal' staff:

Our lower paid staff have been protected from this pay cut.

Bristol Bears also taking a 25% pay cut. I wonder if the Bristol City players will follow suit, or are their contract terms different?

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10 hours ago, E.G.Red said:

Bristol Bears also taking a 25% pay cut. I wonder if the Bristol City players will follow suit, or are their contract terms different?

Am intrigued how this would be worded in a contract? 

Postponement on this scale hasn't happened since WW2

I wonder if wages being deferred or if they are being subsidised by a government scheme? 

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Well the clubs won’t be paying out bonuses in any form, win, appearance etc. Would that account for 25% ish across the board? The clubs can issue a statement saying the players are taking a cut, but in reality as we all know they are paid well above the norm anyway. 

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1 hour ago, RedM said:

Well the clubs won’t be paying out bonuses in any form, win, appearance etc. Would that account for 25% ish across the board? The clubs can issue a statement saying the players are taking a cut, but in reality as we all know they are paid well above the norm anyway. 

I bet, apart from the big names, a lot of the squad are paid the same as people in “normal” jobs and will really feel the pinch 

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4 hours ago, phantom said:

Am intrigued how this would be worded in a contract? 

Postponement on this scale hasn't happened since WW2

I wonder if wages being deferred or if they are being subsidised by a government scheme? 

Government scheme if it's the same as one to the bulk of population is 80% of wages, up to £2,500. Wouldn't make much difference here.

Deferral maybe.

Solvency concerns could surely supersede elements of this. Will owners be happy to advance a load of cash in? Don't see why.

Most of these rugby clubs are loss making I believe, so some kind of cut or deferral feels a must.

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1 hour ago, CyderInACan said:

I bet, apart from the big names, a lot of the squad are paid the same as people in “normal” jobs and will really feel the pinch 

Apologies, it wasn’t clear that I was responding to the post above mine which mentions the football team. 

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8 hours ago, RedM said:

Well the clubs won’t be paying out bonuses in any form, win, appearance etc. Would that account for 25% ish across the board? The clubs can issue a statement saying the players are taking a cut, but in reality as we all know they are paid well above the norm anyway. 

The statement read 25% of annual salary which I presume excluded any bonuses as they weren’t mentioned and also as there are no games there are no bonuses. So in effect the reduction on players earnings could be greater than 25%

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