Development Cup? Not according to Worcester Warriors
HOW ironic that Sale coach Neil Briggs thought the Premiership Cup was “a development competition” after his side were put to the sword by Worcester last week.
It could have been if the RFU/PRL had any lateral thinking and agreed a joint competition with the Championship.
Six pools of four with best two runners up for quarter-finals and bigger crowds at Championship grounds to see how they perform against the fringe Premiership/Academy players.
Will be interesting to see the attendance at Championship Cup matches, other than season ticket holders seeing the same teams yet again. Is there a realistic financial benefit for Championship clubs? I doubt it.
I for one as a Doncaster member will not be bothering with these matches. If the Premiership Cup was supposed to be a development competition why not have them try out the experimental tackle law and risk being banned, like they are in the Championship Cup?
Worcester were right to keep their momentum. PETER HOLLING Holmfirth WHAT is the point in the Premiership Cup? I thought it was a competition for aspiring players just out of the academy with little first team opportunities. Not according to Worcester. What a joke they would rest players in Europe to go hard at this Cup. TONY EVANS via email