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23 October 2007


I think this is probably the right move, but I don't like that the implementation is being done so quickly. Here it is almost November and they are just anouncing this. My feeling is that large changes like this should be anounced at least a full year ahead of time. USA Rugby gave short notice when they originaly changed the competition from U-19 to highschool based. There was less than a year of lead time and no one was grandfathered in. Unprofessional in my opinon. This will affect a lot of players and they should have had well over a year to plan for it.

I am shocked this came about without discussion from the territorial and state unions before implementation. Especially after USA Rugby wanted states to incorporate Youth Rugby Associations to handle all U-19 teams.

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