- Angry wrote:
- Said it many times the RFU dont give a feck about the game below the premiership and the funding gets cut from them towards the championship and down every year so they may aswell cut the premiership off from the rest and let the other no prem teams compete in their own league pyramid.
*saracens obviously will go up first before they lock it off permanently as the rfu wouldn't want to loose its franchise
First of all you must realise that Premiership Rugby Limited is close-knit organisation who had promotion / relegation foisted upon them by the RFU. Being a full member of this saintly little club requires a club to own the necessary shares.
When The Chiefs CEO Tony Rowe contacted PRL asking how much money the club would get on being promoted he was told "I'm sorry we cant tell you that." Pressing further, Rowe was told "you'll get 25 B shares and 5 A shares. If you want your P shares you have to be in the Premiership two years and buy them off the club that already has them. "Okay, how much will it cost us?" "Sorry we can't tell you precisely how much."
Driving home, Rowe decided to phone some Premiership chairmen who told him the Chiefs would get something Like £800,000 which was less than half what the established clubs were getting. On top of that, the ground would be checked to see that it met the specifications required. It mattered not one jot that Bath RFC ground is an utter, utter disgrace.
As For Salarycens, they've still got their P shares and so they're a premiership club even if they're in the league below.