Ted Thorn (20)
The point you miss is quite simple.
Barker can’t put up competitive teams for games at any time slot apart from 3.15pm …. You advocate for a tiered system but don’t seem to understand that you wouldn’t fit into the tiers where you expect. The GPS schools are interested in aggregate results over the day. Of course the 1st XV is the pinnacle but it is not the only thing. It probably comes
From the bigger boarding populations and the larger number of country kids but you will never jam the social traditions of the rugby season into a tiered system in order to satisfy the ego of some team put together for the final 2 years of school.
I quite clearly said Barker would be tier 2. Multiple times.