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North One / Morpeth Rugby Nats
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:15:44 AM »
Morpeth received plenty of good coverage on facebook/twitter in the last week via Rugby Nats.

I'd say these are some of the better videos. There's around 6 or 7 of them; all different.

Durham & Northumberland One / 02/09/17 DN1 Predictions
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:09:00 AM »
Barney - Gosforth. Bernard to carry on from last year and get a victory
Gateshead - Medicals. Heed to beat a presumably studentless Meds
Guis - Pont. Welcome back Guisborough. I expect a comfy win for them here.
Horden - Durham. Durham to bounce back from relegation with a win.
Redcar - Rovers. Redcar to continue last season's form.
Westoe - Novos. A surprise away win (please!)
Stockton - Consett. A few months ago I would have said Consett, but with Stockton's new signing....home win. Match of the day for me

North One / Pre Season 2017 N1E
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:58:01 PM »
Morpeth lost to Tynedale 4 tries to 2. Not a terrible result for them

Other Senior Rugby / Durham Senior County Cup
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:15:30 PM »
Final Score:

Mowden Park 64-5 West Hartlepool

I think Durham should follow Northumberland and only let National 1/2 sides play their 2nd XVs in the Senior cup...

Well done Mowden though

Other Senior Rugby / Senior County Rugby 2017
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:40:50 PM »
County Championships are back again. North in the top competiton. I think Durham are in the 2nd tier with Cumbria.

The 2017 Men’s County Championships sees 28 counties compete with each side being seeded using results from the previous three seasons.

Each team is divided into three tiers with 12 in Tier One, 8 in Tier Two, and 8 in Tier Three.

All tiers will play a minimum of three matches and a maximum of four. This will produce three finals, all to be played at Twickenham.

Promotion and relegation will now take place every two seasons with points accumulated from season one continuing into the following season.

This means counties will have the chance to cement their position in the most appropriate pool and avoid situations where the same teams are being promoted one year only to be relegated the next.

Bill Beaumont Division 1 North

6th May - Lancashire v Northumberland
13th May - Northumberland v Yorkshire
20th May - East Midlands v Northumberland
28th May - North Winner v South Winner

Bill Beaumont Division 2 Pool 1

Durham  V Cumbria : on Saturday May, 6 – Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club – 3pm KO
Staffordshire  V  Durham – on Saturday May, 13 – Lichfield RFC – 3pm KO
Leicestershire  V  Durham – on Saturday May, 20 – Oakam RFC – 2.30pm KO

Durham & Northumberland Two / 22/04/17 Fixtures DN2
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:37:44 PM »
Come on this used to be the best board on the forum! It's all quiet on the western front these days! It's your last predictions for nearly 5 months!

Ashington v Whitby. Ash to pip it with home advantage
Blyth v Redcar. Redcar to finish a great season in style.
Darlington v Whitley Bay Rockcliff. Rock HAVE to win and win big for any hope to go up.
Ponteland v Seaton Carew. Pont to cap off a successful season with a victory here. Seaton Carew will have to regroup next year.
Sedgefield v Bishop Auckland. Sedge to finish the season showing they do deserve to be in the league!
Sunderland v North Shields. Clsoe game but Sunderland by 7
Winlaton Vulcans v South Shields. Winlaton will be pushing for a comfortable 9th placed finish

Chat / General Election 2017
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:23:55 AM »
This might keep the forum ever so slightly used over the summer!

My prediction is a Tory landslide of over 100+ seats. There's no way Lib Dems and Labour will agree on a coalition to only pick one candidate per constituency (although they should!)


Durham & Northumberland Two / Northumberland Senior Plate Final 2017
« on: April 11, 2017, 02:46:48 PM »
Ponteland v Rockcliff 4pm at Novos, Easter Saturday.

Pont have reached the final for three years in a row; winning in 2015 and losing it last year.

Rock last reached it in 2012 when they lost to Medicals. Both sides have beaten each other one a piece this season.

Will Pont win the plate and promotion within a week to cap off a great season? Or can Rock spoil the party?

I'm going to go for a Rock win by 3 points

North One / Northumberland Senior Cup Final 2017
« on: April 11, 2017, 02:45:14 PM »
It's a N1E final again this year. Current holders Morpeth take on close rivals Alnwick.

Alnwick have only won the trophy once before when they beat the mighty Gosforth back in 1984. Can this Saturday be the their day? They've already beaten 'Peth twice this season so my money will be on them.

Durham & Northumberland One / 1000 members.
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:16:03 AM »
Congratulations Snakey. You're our 1000th member of the forum.

For this you win a great prize. A meal for three accompanied by HitmanHall and Dr Nick. I'm sure you'll have a great evening!

Merit Leagues / Border Park
« on: April 04, 2017, 04:54:24 PM »
A great interview with Tom Richards and Richie Geldson discussing how they've helped keep England's "most remote club" going.

I'm sure plenty of people have good stories to tell about playing away to Border Park


Durham & Northumberland One / April Fools!
« on: April 01, 2017, 12:02:47 PM »
April Fools! I apologise to you all!

I've had some wonderful emails in the time the forum hasn't been live. Thanks to all those well-wishers.

I assure you all, I'll never really shut this place down.

Good luck to all teams today!  :D :D

Durham & Northumberland One / Promotion Odds 2017
« on: February 26, 2017, 02:06:17 PM »
Seeing as we have one for the relegation spot for DN1 (3 teams in the running).

It seems apt to have one for the 3 teams gunning for promotion - guaranteed with a title, 2nd place are looking like they will play West Leeds.

It's all Barnard Castle's to lose now as they sneak to the top of the table (beating Heed by just 1 point!) with a game in hand.

Barnard Castle   19   16   0   3   545   281   +264   77         
Northern           20   15   1   4   802   349   +453   76         
Westoe           20   14   0   6   583   293   +290   75   

Northern have by far the best points difference, could that come in handy by the end of the season? Or will Bernie's game in hand be enough to see them through?

Bernie:                         Northern:                     Westoe:

Horden (A)                Stockton (H)                  Consett (A)
Northern (H)             Barnard Castle (A)          Ryton (H)
Consett (A)
Novos (A)                 Gateshead (H)                Medicals (A)
Ryton (H)                  Gosforth (A)                  Stockton (H)
Stockton (A)            Hartlepool (H)                 M'Boro (A)
Westoe (H)               Consett (A)                    Barnard Castle (A)

Barnie have to play both Northern and Westoe, but luckily they're both at home. Lose either of them then it gets interesting. Consett could be the King makers as they play each team.

I'd say Westoe have the toughest fixtures with only 2 home games and they will finish 3rd.
Northern will finish second 2 points behind Barnie.

Let's see how it goes after this week...

Merit Leagues / Northumberland Cups 2017
« on: February 12, 2017, 05:05:13 PM »
This coming weekend sees ALL Northumberland cup fixtures taking place on the same weekend. This is to make sure there's no loading in lower teams when games are played on different weekends. Definitely a step in the right direction in my opinion. Seghill and Prudhoe 1st XVs are also taking part.

Anyway! Here's the draw:

Senior Shield:
Morpeth 2 v Medicals 2
Northern 2 v Seghill 1st XV
Tynedale 3 v Alnwick 2
Novos 2 v Percy Park 2

Junior Cup:
Gosforth 2 v Novos 3
Ponteland 2 v Morpeth 3
Percy Park 3 v Northern 3
Alnwick 3 v Prudhoe & Stocksfield 1st XV

Junior Shield:
Rockcliff 2 v Medicals 3
Blyth 2 v Ashington 2
Morpeth 4 v West End
Berwick 2 v North Shields 2

Junior Trophy:
Blyth 3 v Tynedale Vets
Gosforth 3 v Winner of Seghill 2 v Rockcliff 3
North Shields 3 v Novos 4
Ponteland 3 v Ashington 3

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