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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Lions tour 2017
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:18:58 PM »
The Lions need to learn how to finish a chance, they had 5 and the ABs had 4 chances.

They converted them all the Lions were 2 from 5.

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Paying Players
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:15:44 PM »
I think it will have a moderating effect on leagues such as Yorkshire, Lancashire, the Midlands or in the South Rast where player payments are rife.

Up here it is a lot less prevalent, maybe some DN clubs will start to compete at level 6.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Doddie Weir
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:55:52 PM »
So sad.......a rarity in sport these days. A very tough and hard competitor but always had a smile on his face and never was far away from a pint or a joke, great man!

Lets hope and pray he stays well!

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Lions tour 2017
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:50:49 PM »
NZ 35 - 12 Lions

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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: A Change to the Leagues?
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:06:39 PM »
I would suggest in the first instance the League Secretary's be contacted or one of the officials.

Follow this link for contact details.

http://rfunorth.com/officials/officials.htm

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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: A Change to the Leagues?
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:48:46 AM »
If he's registered for his club he can't regardless of whether he's a 2nd teamer or not.

I think as long as someone is not registered for a higher level team anyone should be able to play for any team at level 9.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Lions tour 2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:40:55 PM »
Totally spot on, we've all played with and to be honest appreciated the honest, hardworking but limited players at our clubs (I was probably one tbh) and I can sort of see why he is liked that way but when you're picking from the best of 4 unions there is no way Haskell would be in the top 10 of what is a pool of 30ish back row players?

I agree that Hughes, Waldrom or Heaslip would have been a better bet.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Lions tour 2017
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:30:04 PM »
Not a fan of Haskell, honest, hardworking but limited. Never been a fan of Gatland plays a very limited brand of rugby and NZ are way to good to be dragged into that. We have the players but not the style I'm afraid.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Lions tour 2017
« on: June 07, 2017, 07:50:47 PM »
Can't believe nobody has seen this coming. The Lions play just like Gatlands Wales sides which is what I've expected. He doesn't produce sides with NZ flair which being a kiwi is a bit of a mystery. Hard and physical up front and solid and one dimensional with a lot of kick chase behind it.

It's no coincidence that his Welsh sides do well in the North but struggle against Southern Hemisphere sides, this tour is only going to get more painful I'm afraid.

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »
This topic is an annual situation for what looks like the same 4 clubs Prioryman, Acklam, Boro, Redcar and yourselves as you are the 4 sides who go between DN2/1 and Y1 every year and are consistently around levels 6/7/8. How you are ever expected to get consistency or retain players when you don't know which league you're in every season would test most clubs.

I have fond memories of all 4 clubs and don't think you should be pushed into "Yorkshire" just debating the annual troubles of the 4 clubs who annually have to operate with an axe above your heads.

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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: A Change to the Leagues?
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:12:41 PM »
Newcastle Ravens and Border Park spring to mind and Washington may make another come back

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Durham & Northumberland Three / A Change to the Leagues?
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:03:21 AM »
With Washington and now BBOB dropping out of the league system in the last season or so and several clubs who's first teams not planning to join the league system could the league competitions committees within the regions not come up with an alternative?

I know Yorkshire are having similar problems as well and my suggestion would be this;

For Durham and Northumberland (down to level 9) the leagues at 7 and 8 stay the same at 14 teams. Level 9 becomes a 10 team division providing 18 league games a season. Below that there are currently 2 informal leagues running which are regional, the Northumberland one (Aln, Blyth & Coquet) and the Tees Valley Social League.

Clubs outside the official league system who's 1st teams play can play off against each other the winner gets the opportunity to replace the bottom side in DN3, maybe also as a play off?

If they don't want to go up then the incumbent DN3 side remains there.

My thinking is simple, less rules, no player registration and in DN3 there would be less league games to try and get players to commit too so hopefully producing a more even standard of rugby.


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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:42:30 PM »
We need something to pontificate over olfaithful or the only debates would be the weekly score predictions. I agree, the new season can't come quick enough though.

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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Fixtures for 2017/18
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:37:24 PM »
Yes you are correct Neil.

Blyth in DN3 next season but not sure if they've appealed or not?

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Guisborough back in DN1
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:35:53 PM »
Nothing against Guis or any of the Yorkshire clubs who get caught in the annual merrygoround PrioryMan and I suspect that goes for most on here, I would hate to be a club who gets caught in the terminal problem and I don't know what the answer is to be honest.


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