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Other Senior Rugby / Re: What would you change to make Rugby better?
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:14:22 PM »
Too much emphasis on kicking for distance and playing for possession. Letís run, run, run, player fatigue will kick in due to fitness levels. Resulting in more turnovers and attack against broken defence.
Try fest

Other Senior Rugby / Re: latest Tier 3 effect
« on: November 27, 2020, 03:00:21 PM »
Most I believe will come back if contact starts. I am slightly worried about our aging players though. Maybe struggled with the hits last few year. Then this break has made them realise itís enough

Other Senior Rugby / Re: latest Tier 3 effect
« on: November 26, 2020, 10:19:05 PM »
We started well at out place after the first lockdown. Then had to shut up shop for two weeks. We then seen a 35% reduction in training numbers. Thereís a lot who donít  want to do any form of touch. So I for one am expecting a massive dip.

Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« on: October 27, 2020, 09:14:30 PM »
Granted the first session, I had little, to no involvement. I had only just arrived back from holiday to find out we had trials arranged. All Management had stood down (maybe pushed out, ifs thatís where your heading). So was very unimpressed with the whole set up, been organised as I am.

However one of the reasons I took the role on. I was in the middle of rugby politics as a player with  bigger clubs dictating. I wanted to make sure this wasnít happening and knew this was my chance. I picked that squad based on what I seen. There was few decent experienced players missing through injuries etc. However the best players who did attend were picked.

No one from DMP influenced me or I would have walked first session.

Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« on: October 27, 2020, 03:33:27 PM »
If you look at it sharks provided directly or indirectly 5 or 6 world Cup.winners who are no longer there. In the England set up there were a few dmp girls and now there are none. They interfered in the county set up last season and took the squad backwards as they wanted to have control to blood some youngsters who weren't ready... now they are putting young ayers in who are clearly not ready hoping to get some talented Durham.uni girls in... which last year worked but this year there is less strength... watching them.yesterday I would say they would lose to a decent championship side like novos or Barnsley... certainly west park leeds
Everyone entitled to there opinion Badger. Specially yourself having coached the womenís game but Regarding the county. I selected the squad and apart from having a backs coach assist me. It was based on what I seen and no input from DMP. I was given a two year post and went for youth for that reason. We bonded well and had over 80% of the squad confirmed to come back this season, until Covid struck.
I am not sure how you can say we went backwards either. We lost against a side who we have never beaten. We were well in the game at half time, granted we got beat.Then got the best score the womenís side have ever accumulated against any Team.

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Club playing numbers 1970
« on: October 14, 2020, 06:14:21 PM »
I made my senior debut 1997 season for Houghton 3s against Wearside. We regularly had 3 sides out back then.

Chat / Re: Covid 19
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:15:19 PM »
I agree the season is almost certainly done. I Have no idea how we are going to pull it around next season. I can see a massive reduction in playing numbers. The old dogs (like myself) May decide its enough. Players spending more time with family and Rugbyís Saturdays are finished. Young pups out socialising without the rugby in the lifeís, may have some second thoughts on returning.

Chat / Re: Covid 19
« on: September 08, 2020, 07:52:04 PM »
Been a large spike in and around Houghton and fence house area. This was mainly due to football, as you probably seen on tv. However reports are coming back from schools that we deal with. kids have contracted it and Full year groups are self isolating.
So we have shut up shop for two weeks. Some say itís drastic measures, But better safe than sorry.
I just think we going to see a huge increase and how we deal with it as a sport I donít know.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Pre-Pre season
« on: August 24, 2020, 03:47:16 PM »
100% agree on that, maybe we are one of the lucky ones. Over 30 players still committing to sessions. Hopefully draft the rest in once contact starts.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Pre-Pre season
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:18:05 AM »
Decent numbers for us, we are limited in space at the moment. So we had to use slots to accommodate everyone. The groups of 6 wasnít for everybody. As they knew it was more circuit training. Then some suggested they are staying away until rugby commenced 🙈.
However they started making an appearance with this modified game.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Top two
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:09:42 AM »
Getting rugby started is a league winner in itself for me.
Then we have the league reshuffle next season. So winner and runner up is pretty irrelevant. Just a case of finishing in a position that suites your club needs.
I think we will be a top 4 side, based on past performances and training to date.
I also heard DMP have lost some useful youths to Billingham, which is interesting.
The sides coming down are usually strong. However I think Seaton are in a regroup and building process. Not sure on Blyth and Gosforth progress.
Wallsend finished strongly so will definitely be up there.
I only know the one signing Jarrovians have made, as he played for ours 2s last season. Ross a very good ball carrying 8, he do very well for them.

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: RFU league changes
« on: August 14, 2020, 07:35:06 PM »
Personally think itís for the best. Seems very logical, specially having a dedicated cup system at the end of season.

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: RFU Redundancies?
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:45:36 PM »
Just out of curiosity, How did everyone get into rugby?
Me personally a Local coach came into school looking to recruit. Set up a 7 aside tournament and then got a lot of numbers from that.
I never seen or heard of a CRC until I started coaching. I know they do a lot and I think we struggle early on. However do we think clubs should be doing more themselves?

Think it will depend on league start up, how they do it. A lot of the webinar talk was to reduce miles travelled. Although would make game a lot more competitive that way.

Geographically for travel, they both best off in the North slot

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