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Rugby Teams Sharing Stadia With Football Teams

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Hull City boss Marco Silva says it is "impossible" for his team to continue to play at the KCOM Stadium the day after a rugby match has been held on the same pitch.

The Tigers boss was critical of the state of the KCOM's pitch after his side beat Swansea 2-1 on Saturday.

It came less than 24 hours after Hull FC beat St Helens in the Super League on the same pitch.

"There's so many things the club needs to improve," said Silva.

"One team plays rugby on the Friday and then we play - for me, it's impossible at this level. I've said this to our board. It's impossible."

The stadium, owned by Hull City Council, has been shared by the two clubs since 2003.

Swansea manager Paul Clement sympathised with Silva, saying: "It's not ideal when you have a game the night before.

"Any kind of game, never mind a rugby league game, the night before a Premier League game, in my opinion that's not right."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39245451

 

There are quite a few clubs whose pitches get ripped up by the fat lads chasing an egg . Where do you stand on it?

 

 

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King Power Stadium was used for the world cup at the start of last season.

Worked out well for us :D 

Our groundsman are amazing, though. Having said that, I don't like seeing football pitches wrecked by rugby matches. 

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Why should the football get priority? Ospreys are as good at rugby as Swans at football. They should just learn to deal with it.

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Silva needs to understand that Rugby League won't cut up the pitch as much as Rugby Union. He should manage Newport County if he thinks his pitch is bad. 

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3 hours ago, WhoNose said:

Why should the football get priority? Ospreys are as good at rugby as Swans at football. They should just learn to deal with it.

And Wasps play in Coventry now and are doing far better than Coventry City in all senses.

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We very nearly had Tigers play at our ground permanently. It was set to happen but it got called off for some reason. Not disappointed by that.

It was funny winding their fans up over it but it's a bit of a farce that they can spent all of that money doing up Welford Road and then the Rugby World Cup games end up at our ground rather than theirs.

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15 minutes ago, Dan said:

We very nearly had Tigers play at our ground permanently. It was set to happen but it got called off for some reason. Not disappointed by that.

It was funny winding their fans up over it but it's a bit of a farce that they can spent all of that money doing up Welford Road and then the Rugby World Cup games end up at our ground rather than theirs.

was an embarrassment that they develop Welford Road but don't have the foresight to take out a couple of rows of seats either end of the ground to extend the pitch. You'd think they'd read up on the regulations required for World Cup hosting and get that in place. 

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