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Topic: It is the year 2030
Posted By: Richard Lowther
Subject: It is the year 2030
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 13:55

It is the year 2030 and English rugby after a tumultuous 45 years has finally settled down and is now reaping the success of a peace treaty signed five years ago between the RFU, PRL and Players Unions.

Four English teams now compete in the Global league.  The Northern Vikings last years winners of the ‘Agustín Pichot Conference are expanding their stadium in Wakefield to take into account a growing (double digit) fan base who are eager to see English internationals play in every league game.

The peace deal solved the issue of player welfare as each International player is now able to play all 10 games in the global league for their team (plus the Super Shield if they reach the final) plus the 10 internationals that England play in each globally structured season.  No longer do the clubs fight with the RFU over player access or income – as the RFU are now equal shareholders in each of the top four sides together with the original shareholders and CVC investors.  The upward growth in revenue keeps everyone happy even the players who are part of a profit share pool.

And there is profit – the latest deal with a leading Chinese website and American media organisation has brought untold wealth – enough for the rest of the game to benefit to numbers only imaginable 10 years ago.

The RFU used their share to pay off all debts associated with Twickenham with more than enough to finance investments at grassroots to a level never seen before in any other sport.  They are considering a bid to take over the Rugby League which is now exclusively played in Canada and the USA since the unfortunate demise of the game along the M62 corridor or the ‘Fran Cotton Way’ as it is now known.

Some of the old established names of English club rugby are sadly no longer with us.   Bath finally gave up hope of ever developing the Rec and folded; London Irish were disbanded after been prosecuted by the Advertising Standards Agency and Bedford shocked the game by buying out Northampton Saints and developing Franklin Gardens as a site for an Amazon warehouse.  Saracens have probably changed the most and are now playing on a park pitch in North London.  There are suggestions they once played there before, but no one can confirm this as a fact.

 

 

 

 



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Posted By: Halliford
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 16:45
Great bit of scenario planning! 


Posted By: clieves
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 18:17
Hopefully I'll still be around to confirm this ! 

There are suggestions they once played there before, but no one can confirm this as a fact.




Posted By: greeneyed
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 09:27
It is the year 2030 and the price of a pint is 4,000 renminbi.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 11:12
Looking back is interesting too. Championship table 26.10.13: Top - London Welsh, second - Rotherham, sixth - Leeds, seventh - Plymouth, 11th - Moseley,12th - Ealing.We all know the answer to 'where are they now?'
Of course, ringfencing might have produced a different story.


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Posted By: FEZ ANT PLUCKER
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 12:01
Orwellian stuff.!!

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Posted By: Old Hooker
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 13:43
I bet the put ins are still crooked

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Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 14:02
Originally posted by Old Hooker Old Hooker wrote:

I bet the put ins are still crooked

With the laws now under the control of the audience facilitation board with representation from all stakeholders, the replacement for the scrum has now been made permanent after its success in grassroots rugby.

The snap, where 6 forwards line up against each other but at at now legally obliged 2 metres interval, proved popular in audience feedback and increased the ball in play time by an astonishing 35 minutes.

There are still critics of the idea. Lord Brian Moore, the grand old doyen of English rugby, and former Chairman of World Rugby Plc, is known to voice his displeasure behind the scenes,  but afterthe Scottish andFrencht won their case at the Equality tribunal concerning historic complaints ofculturalstereotyping, his views are now widely discredited. 


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Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 14:53
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by Old Hooker Old Hooker wrote:

I bet the put ins are still crooked

With the laws now under the control of the audience facilitation board with representation from all stakeholders, the replacement for the scrum has now been made permanent after its success in grassroots rugby.

The snap, where 6 forwards line up against each other but at at now legally obliged 2 metres interval, proved popular in audience feedback and increased the ball in play time by an astonishing 35 minutes.

There are still critics of the idea. Lord Brian Moore, the grand old doyen of English rugby, and former Chairman of World Rugby Plc, is known to voice his displeasure behind the scenes,  but afterthe Scottish andFrencht won their case at the Equality tribunal concerning historic complaints ofculturalstereotyping, his views are now widely discredited. 
England and France continue to dominate European rugby after the prohibition of all under-shirt padding to encourage safer tackling. The Celtic nations have yet to adapt to playing without a chip on each shoulder.

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Posted By: Puli.
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 16:18
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Looking back is interesting too. Championship table 26.10.13: Top - London Welsh, second - Rotherham, sixth - Leeds, seventh - Plymouth, 11th - Moseley,12th - Ealing.We all know the answer to 'where are they now?'
Of course, ringfencing might have produced a different story.

Remember speaking at a club dinner where the other speaker was the D of R at Rotherham who were in the Premiership at that time, he was speaking in favour of ring fencing (majority of those at the dinner disagreed with him) , often think that if he had got his wish would they now be playing in N2N. 


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Posted By: SKalpy
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 16:20
At last, a proper Rolling Maul thread.ClapClap


Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 16:37
Witch DOR  of Roth was that because I was under the impression that Roth have always been against ring fencing whilst I have been a Roth member and supporter for getting on 40 years.


Posted By: sidelined
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 16:54
I'd be surprised if Saracens haven't had to change their name by then, if only to keep peace. 


Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 17:42
Originally posted by sidelined sidelined wrote:

I'd be surprised if Saracens haven't had to change their name by then, if only to keep peace. 

By 2030 the accepted meaning of the word had changed to refer to  benefits provided by reasons of generousity or altruism. 


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Posted By: Old Hooker
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 21:18
By 2030 I would be a very old Hooker. I hope

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Posted By: Halliford
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 22:35
Originally posted by Old Hooker Old Hooker wrote:

By 2030 I would be a very old Hooker. I hope

With very old claret!


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 08:15
Cannot wait for the second book of the Trilogy


Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 13:46
2030,  when Rugby,  Football and Cricket have been reclassified as 2nd tier sports.  The world of sport has been completely taken over by Women's Beach Volleyball.

Ah,  one can but Dream.


Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 13:47
Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:

It is the year 2030 and the price of a pint is 4,000 renminbi.

Or Bitcoins, but I was favouring roubles. 


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Posted By: CJB1
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 14:13
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:

It is the year 2030 and the price of a pint is 4,000 renminbi.

Or Bitcoins, but I was favouring roubles. 
Altairian Dollars.  Or Flavian Pobble Beans.  Or the Triganic Pu, if you can find a warehouse big enough to store the coins 

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Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 14:18
Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:

It is the year 2030 and the price of a pint is 4,000 renminbi.

Or Bitcoins, but I was favouring roubles. 
Altairian Dollars.  Or Flavian Pobble Beans.  Or the Triganic Pu, if you can find a warehouse big enough to store the coins 

Now your entering the worlds of fantasy. 


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Posted By: CJB1
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 14:24
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:

It is the year 2030 and the price of a pint is 4,000 renminbi.

Or Bitcoins, but I was favouring roubles. 
Altairian Dollars.  Or Flavian Pobble Beans.  Or the Triganic Pu, if you can find a warehouse big enough to store the coins 

Now your entering the worlds of fantasy. 
Appropriate for anything pertaining to the RFU, don't you think?

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Posted By: Old Hooker
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 17:44
What a wonderful thought Haliford mmmmm


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Posted By: kempstonblue
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 22:38
Originally posted by WINGER14 WINGER14 wrote:

2030,  when Rugby,  Football and Cricket have been reclassified as 2nd tier sports.  The world of sport has been completely taken over by Women's Beach Volleyball.

Ah,  one can but Dream.

And I thought you wanted 7s tickets at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.


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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 12:14
Has attending a sporting event become the Norm by 2030?

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Posted By: Halliford
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 15:24
Only after you've been tested for the Covid-28 virus and had your temperature taken. By the way, a vaccine for Covid-19 may be available in 2031!


Posted By: Gargrave Green
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2020 at 10:37
2030 and Wharfedale have re-felted the Scrattin' Shed roof...............two years earlier than planned.

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Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 01:00
 22 May 2030,  should be my 82nd Birthday.  I wonder if I'll still be here ?




Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 13:33
What a thought I'll be 84 then we will just have to keep having our pre match pie then we should be OK Roger.



Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 14:48
There is no question that you gentlemen will still be around but Wharfedale re-felting the roof.....? Wink

Stay safe and stay well all


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Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 15:05
[QUOTE=Keppeltitan]What a thought I'll be 84 then we will just have to keep having our pre match pie then we should be OK Roger.

Peter

It's probably the regular intake of Pie, Chips and Peas that's got us this far in life.  If the Club continues to carry on serving these, we should be in line for a Telegram from  King William.


Posted By: Old Hooker
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 16:46
Do not forget the Rioja !!!

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Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 18:22
Rioja at Roth no way Chantry  Iron&Steel for me & Jamesons for winger.


Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 22:44
When Covid19 first appeared I wondered if Jamesons might help to fight the Virus, so I started drinking half a bottle a day.  Since then I can't remember showing any of the signs of the Virus,  come to think of it, I can't  remember much about anything.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 18:43
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by sidelined sidelined wrote:

I'd be surprised if Saracens haven't had to change their name by then, if only to keep peace. 

By 2030 the accepted meaning of the word had changed to refer to  benefits provided by reasons of generousity or altruism. 


Saracen
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    A payment received not directly connected to your employment terms and conditions. E.g. I received a `Saracen` 
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    a nomad of the Syrian and Arabian desert at the time of the Roman Empire.


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Posted By: Old Gold
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 19:53
By 2030 the accepted meaning of the word had changed to refer to  benefits provided by reasons of generousity or altruism. 

Saracen
/ˈsarəs(ə)n/
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noun
  1. 1.
    A payment received not directly connected to your employment terms and conditions. E.g. I received a `Saracen` 
  2. 2.
    a nomad of the Syrian and Arabian desert at the time of the Roman Empire.


LOLLOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: kempstonblue
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2021 at 19:00
2030?
Is that when the massive mergers have taken place?
Leicester Warriors playing one match a season in Wigan, whilst the Rugby League team play a match at Leicester?
Saracens Rugby League team shocked the sport becoming the first London winners of RL Super League.



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Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2021 at 19:48
Originally posted by kempstonblue kempstonblue wrote:

2030?
Is that when the massive mergers have taken place?
Leicester Warriors playing one match a season in Wigan, whilst the Rugby League team play a match at Leicester?
Saracens Rugby League team shocked the sport becoming the first London winners of RL Super League.


Gradually moving towards the time in the next decade after when the Northern rebels realise the folly of their ways and rejoin the one true code.


Posted By: Camp Freddie
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2021 at 10:15
Robb, would that be the Rugby Union Northern Rebels or the Rugby League Northern Rebels ?


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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2021 at 13:19
Originally posted by kempstonblue kempstonblue wrote:

2030?
Is that when the massive mergers have taken place?
Leicester Warriors playing one match a season in Wigan, whilst the Rugby League team play a match at Leicester?
Saracens Rugby League team shocked the sport becoming the first London winners of RL Super League.



Then being relegated for breaking the RL strict salary cap.

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Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2021 at 10:21
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Then being relegated for breaking the RL strict salary cap.
LOL


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