Most prestigious domestic cup competition in the world, but look how it’s changed and is viewed now. It started out with the big teams playing second string 11s and over the last couple of years there have been championship teams that have played under 18 teams and virtually concede the tie before a ball is kicked.
Where will the competition be in 10 years time if more and more lower ranked teams adopt the same approach.
Unfortunately this is one of the main reasons the cup has lost its magic.
Given the choice of two, I would like the club to qualify for the Champions Lea