Ted Thorn (20)
Sorry, but every insinuation you make here is completely off the mark, and you are wrapped up in what you believe is the specialness of the GPS.
There are numerous reasons why a tiered system makes more sense, whilst still each association could still run it's own comp within such a set up.
Unlike your assertion, Aloys and Trinity would not be kicked out of the CAS comp, but like TAS, Grammar,High would be in a more competitive comp, and if they improved there is the chance to be promoted to the highest tier. They also would still be in every other sport eg athletics.
By the way, a 3rds comp is another tier!
So that argument is dead.
The other MAJOR issue you have completely missed here, is SAFETY! (for obvious reasons).
Stop positioning the GPS as the be-all-and-end-all, like you think all other associations believe, IT IS NOT.
In fact you are new to this forum, Joker will tell you when the "Trial" system was reintroduced the GPS pundits all laughed hysterically and said the CAS wouldn't win 1 game, quote "DONUT, DUCK EGG" etc vs the power of the unbeatable GPS schools.
That proved to be complete dribble, many GPS teams have been absolutely PUMPED by CAS schools in the last few years.
And indeed this home and away system is in it's infancy, for decades the current system was in place.
So that argument is also DEAD.
The competitiveness between the stronger CAS school and GPS, and ISA, is extremely clear, and you know it, results prove it!
This discussion is about evolving OUR schoolboy rugby, and that is it!
Stop overrating your comp, and that is the REAL CRUX of the argument.
Don't worry about it WLF3. I attended a GPS school so I have seen first-hand how GPS schools look down upon the CAS. Think it's time to move on. We are arguing with a brick wall unfortunately.