What if the Premiership was split into Regions?

A lot has been made of the future of the English Premiership and specifically it’s format after recent rumours that a ringfenced, 14-team Premiership is imminent. But what about the hypothetical possibility that England follows in the footsteps of it’s Western neighbours, Wales and Ireland, and create a a 4-team league based on regions? This is how, in my opinion, it would look. Take a look at my teams and message me on Twitter who you think would win the league.

North: (Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons)

  1. Bevan Rodd (Sale)
  2. Akker Van Der Merwe (Sale)
  3. Will Griff John (Sale)
  4. Jean-Luc Du Preez (Sale)
  5. Lood De Jager (Sale)
  6. Mark Wilson (Newcastle)
  7. Tom Curry (Sale)
  8. Dan Du Preez (Sale)
  9. Faf De Klerk (Sale)
  10. AJ Macginty (Sale)
  11. Adam Radwan (Newcastle)
  12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale)
  13. Rohan Janse Van Rensburg (Sale)
  14. Byron Mcguigan (Sale)
  15. Luke James (Sale)

16. George Mcguigan (Newcastle) 17. Ross Harrsion (Sale) 18. Logovili Mulipola (Newcastle) 19. Sean Robinson (Newcastle) 20. Ben Curry (Sale) 21. Michael Young (Newcastle) 22. Sam James (Sale) 23. Matias Orlando (Newcastle)

Midlands: (Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, Wasps, Worcester)

  1. Ellis Genge (Leicester)
  2. Sam Matavesi (Northampton)
  3. Nick Schonert (Worcester)
  4. Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
  5. Courtney Lawes (Northampton)
  6. Alfie Barbeary (Wasps)
  7. Jack Willis (Wasps)
  8. Jasper Wiese (Leicester)
  9. Ben Youngs (Leicester)
  10. George Ford (Leicester)
  11. Nemani Nadolo (Leicester)
  12. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester)
  13. Malakai Fekitoa (Wasps)
  14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton)
  15. Matteo Minozzi (Wasps)

16. Tom Cruse (Wasps) 17. Alex Waller (Northampton) 18. Ethan Waller (Worcester) 19. David Ribbans (Northampton) 20. Hanro Liebenberg (Leicester) 21. Alex Mitchell (Northampton) 22. Dan Biggar (Northampton) 23. Freddie Steward (Leicester)

West: (Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears, Bath, Gloucester)

  1. Beno Obano (Bath)
  2. Luke Cowan Dickie (Exeter)
  3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol)
  4. Jonny Gray (Exeter)
  5. Jonny Hill (Exeter)
  6. Toby Faletau (Bath)
  7. Sam Underhill (Bath)
  8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter)
  9. Harry Randall (Bristol)
  10. Callum Sheedy (Bristol)
  11. Louis Rees Zammit (Gloucester)
  12. Semi Radradra (Bristol)
  13. Henry Slade (Exeter)
  14. Anthony Watson (Bath)
  15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter)

16. Tom Dunn (Bath) 17. Val Rapava Ruskin (Gloucester) 18. Will Stuart (Bath) 19. Chris Vui (Bristol) 20. Jake Polledri (Gloucester) 21. Ben Spencer (Bath) 22. Joe Simmonds (Exeter) 23. Charles Piutau

London: (Saracens, Harlequins, London Irish)

  1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
  2. Jamie George (Saracens)
  3. Vincent Koch (Saracens)
  4. Maro Itoje (Saracens)
  5. Rob Simmons (Irish)
  6. Ben Earl (Saracens)
  7. Will Evans (Harlequins)
  8. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
  9. Danny Care (Harlequins)
  10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
  11. Tyrone Green (Harlequins)
  12. Owen Farrell (Saracens)
  13. Curtis Rona (Irish)
  14. Ben Loader (Irish)
  15. Elliot Daly (Saracens)

16. Agustin Creevy (Irish) 17. Joe Marler (Harlequins) 18. Wilco Louw (Harlequins) 19. Stephan Lewies (Harlequins) 20. Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 21. Scott Steele (Harlequins) 22. Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins) 23. Ollie Hassell Collins (Irish)

(This is purely my opinion and a bit of fun, we all prefer certain players over others and i tried my best to give every team representation)

One thought on “What if the Premiership was split into Regions?

  1. As you say this a slighlt lighter look at the future premiership wolrd, but you never know eh….?! The West side looks a bit tasty as does London I guess, think they would all be close games though similar to the equivalent competitions in the Southern Hemisphere!

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