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18 March 2014

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Welcome back, Kurt. Where you been hiding?

"It wasn't a fair fight, the two teams meeting at radically different points of the season."

Hence the argument for Fall 15s...

The argument for Fall XVs is only relevant in the North East & Middle America.

If you want to play Fall XVs, play Fall XVs and play it against other college clubs that want to play Fall XVs. And vice versa. Do not play XVs outside of the semester/season you choose to play in unless you do not care about getting shellacked.

College club rugby makes more sense when played regionally. Each region should play the seasons it wants to play within that region. If a different region plays a different season, they don't play each other. Simple stuff.

This is club rugby we are talking about, not varsity. Club's should be careful not to over-reach.

Agree with regional approach. Travel costs are the killer of over-reaching programs. If regional champs want to play in some sort of championship, they should organize that.

"It wasn't a fair fight" because one team is varsity and one is club rugby.

I agree. Let's get out of the travel business.

The argument for fall xv's is only relevant in the NE and Middle America. You mean half the country Grant?

Yes I do. Just because one half of the country wants to do things one way doesn't mean the other half should follow like lemmings.

Are you saying that because the West wants to play XV's in Spring the Northeast and Midwest should not follow like lemmings?

Yes, that is quite clearly what he said.

"... rugby makes more sense when played regionally. Each region should play the seasons it wants to play within that region. If a different region plays a different season, they don't play each other."

And vice versa (the West & South should not follow the NE & MW).

Each region should get to play as they want and hold championships as they want. This is college CLUB rugby, not the NCAA. If your club has better weather and opportunity in the Spring, by all means, play XVs in the Spring. If the window is in the Fall, play XVs then.

But, quit trying to get everyone on the same schedule. Wind your necks in and play a regional game.

We played Spring XVs championships for years, now the CRC and a bit of weather comes along and the NE & MW have an argument to do what they want instead of what the West & South want. OK, cool. Do it. Have fun. Just don't unreasonably expect everyone else to dance to your beat.

Arguing and bickering about it plays right into the Great White Dope's hand - getting us divided with the plot lost, instead of on the same page and developing our rugby with an eye toward dominating at every point on the world stage.

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