I am a Cranbrook OB - so it's a rep' from each side in this discussion. However, I agree with you. We all assume a Barker victory (rightly), but to remove the stronger team's advantage before the kick off isn't really rugby. Are you sure this is the plan? I only ask because there've been various claims before R1 that Cranbrook were going to forfeit the Knox game, play Wav's 2nds etc. Just checking.