What happens to the rest of the list? Do they play an intra club with the rest (+ VLF top ups?) this weekend?
If not, the non participants miss out on a build up of the physical demands leading up to round 1.
In fact, even for those taking part, the short games on a very small playing field means they get less of a workout than say last weekend’s intra club.
Overall, it stuffs up the buildup and makes Crow’s job harder to manage the physical preparation.
PS I really noticed the impact of fatigue on the players last weekend in the second half.