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Re: Graham Rowntree has left the club
Posted by: Yareet
Date: 14/06/2018 16:39
I don't think there's any doubt that it comes with a contract payoff; that's how things work. However, the 'personal reasons' bit is interesting. Best guesses as to what that means would be (1) he preferred to have it expressed that way, for personal self-esteem reasons, or more likely, (2) he didn't like the way JK was treated, and didn't particularly fancy being part of the new set-up, with all of the uncertainties. However, of all of them, Rowntree is the last one I'd have expected them to get rid of, along with Evans. Mapletoft and Easter live to fight another day it seems. Vacancy for a forwards coach, then.

(3) He doesn’t get on with Gustard
(4) For family reasons he is taking a break from rugby
(5) He didn’t feel he could get any more out of the current team
(6) He went for the DoR job and was rejected

Like most other people, I have no idea whether any of the above are true but there are a lot more than two “best” possibilities as to why “personal reasons” have been cited.

And if Rowntree has quit (and that is *if*) there won’t necessarily be a payoff. Depends on the circumstances.

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