Sarries and Wigan partnership

Sarries and Wigan partnership

Post by Simon S- » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 03:41:49


Hard to see how this will actually work. I can see a coaching exchange
possibly having some benefits, but players is more doubtful. I enjoyed
the cross-code games with Bath years ago, so look forward to them
announcing the dates for those.

http://SportToday.org/

Wigan and Saracens have announced a ground-breaking partnership to share
players and resources as well as face each other in a cross-code match.

The move aims to share "resources and knowledge" across the side's
coaching teams and academies.

And the deal includes the potential for the clubs to loan players to
each other, across the codes.

"Wigan are a fantastic rugby club with a fantastic worldwide
reputation," said Saracens chairman Nigel Wray.

"And we are really e***d by the potential of this partnership as we
share resources and knowledge to ensure each club is able to maximise
its potential on and off the field."

Wigan are the most successful team in rugby league with 19 English
titles, 18 Challenge Cup wins and three World Club Champions victories
to their name.

By contrast Saracens, who are the reigning Premiership champions, have
won little silverware but have in recent years shown an appetite for
innovation including team-bonding at a beer festival, training with NFL
players and staging a Heineken Cup game in Cape Town.

The partnership was announced alongside the news that Wigan centre Joel
Tomkins has left the league side to join Saracens, who are union's
Premiership champions.

Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said talks over Tomkins's move had helped
setup the new arrangement.

"Wigan has grown close with Saracens through these and previous
discussions and we are delighted and e***d by the partnership between
Wigan and Saracens," he explained.

"Both games have their own place separately but the synergy available
from these two leading clubs working together is exceptional."

A date for a cross-code match has not been publicised.

 
 
 

Sarries and Wigan partnership

Post by Mr.Wil » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:08:15

Well - first RL side that learns how to scrummage will kill any opposition
pack easily.
And RU sides can all benefit from some of the running lines of RL for sure.

You know St.Helens and Sale did some cross code games too - much closer than
the Wigan v Bath farces, Jason Robinson was at Sale at the time.

Mr.Will


Quote:
> Hard to see how this will actually work. I can see a coaching exchange
> possibly having some benefits, but players is more doubtful. I enjoyed the
> cross-code games with Bath years ago, so look forward to them announcing
> the dates for those.

> http://SportToday.org/

> Wigan and Saracens have announced a ground-breaking partnership to share
> players and resources as well as face each other in a cross-code match.

> The move aims to share "resources and knowledge" across the side's
> coaching teams and academies.

> And the deal includes the potential for the clubs to loan players to each
> other, across the codes.

> "Wigan are a fantastic rugby club with a fantastic worldwide reputation,"
> said Saracens chairman Nigel Wray.

> "And we are really e***d by the potential of this partnership as we
> share resources and knowledge to ensure each club is able to maximise its
> potential on and off the field."

> Wigan are the most successful team in rugby league with 19 English titles,
> 18 Challenge Cup wins and three World Club Champions victories to their
> name.

> By contrast Saracens, who are the reigning Premiership champions, have won
> little silverware but have in recent years shown an appetite for
> innovation including team-bonding at a beer festival, training with NFL
> players and staging a Heineken Cup game in Cape Town.

> The partnership was announced alongside the news that Wigan centre Joel
> Tomkins has left the league side to join Saracens, who are union's
> Premiership champions.

> Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said talks over Tomkins's move had helped
> setup the new arrangement.

> "Wigan has grown close with Saracens through these and previous
> discussions and we are delighted and e***d by the partnership between
> Wigan and Saracens," he explained.

> "Both games have their own place separately but the synergy available from
> these two leading clubs working together is exceptional."

> A date for a cross-code match has not been publicised.


 
 
 

Sarries and Wigan partnership

Post by ian diddam » Sat, 12 Nov 2011 01:31:07

aren't RL scrums non contested now?

didds

 
 
 

Sarries and Wigan partnership

Post by Mr.Wil » Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:24:48


Quote:
> aren't RL scrums non contested now?

> didds

I think they are allowed to push and strike for the ball - but they just
don't bother anymore.
I haven't checked all the rules of the game (someone did tell me charging a
conversion down has been illegal for ages), but maybe once every few seasons
a scrum against the head will happen and the commentators act as if the next
step will be water into wine or some other miracle.

Mr.Will