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Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: 2018/19 Fixtures
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:41:28 PM »
Yes Aidan thatís great news. Ring our fixtures sec we always enjoyed our game against you lot so we can get a fixture or two on the list.

Hopefully Iíll get the chance to ref you as well, if Brian can stay on his feet and his hands out if the ruck, all should be well! 🤪

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Comings and Goings for 2018/19
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:01:59 PM »
Just been reading that Hartlepool lad Adam Howard has moved from Wharfedale to Preston Grasshoppers in Nat 1. Sounds like hes done ok for himself, i did wonder where he had gone.

I played against him years ago when was a youngun at Tech in DN2, then he went to West.

Good luck to him 

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: 2018/19 Fixtures
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:49:13 PM »
Any of our Jarrow friends on here? How are things going down at Lukes Lane? I hope they can get things turned around being a Jarra lad myself!

Other Senior Rugby / Re: What has happened to England?
« on: June 09, 2018, 10:26:42 PM »
The referees (3 of them) only had eyes for one side, the Faf de Clerk tackle of Ben Youngís when he never got back on side was a particular favourite of mine. (It led to a try)

England continually kick the ball away and then donít defend too well, this is the last defeat of a long run when theyíve looked really ordinary and I think Eddie Jones has lost his mojo. Next years World Cup will be another embarrassment I think.

Other Senior Rugby / What has happened to England?
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:50:51 PM »
In the last 5 minutes of the South Africa game and Iím beginning to wonder if Eddie Jones needs to go?

England are truly awful!

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 Next Season
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:48:50 PM »
Any local news about West that would shed some light on that? Have they lost players?

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 Next Season
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:36:34 PM »
Reckon it could end something like this;

1.   West
2.   City
3.   Barny
4.   Northern
5.   Stockton
6.   Westoe
7.   Rovers
8.   Horden
9.   Gateshead
10. Acklam
11. Novos
12. Meds
13. Ponteland
14. Whitby

Any of the top 6/7 could move about but think Whitby will struggle to win a game and itís Ponteland or Meds for the other relegation spot.

Durham & Northumberland One / RFU Redundancies?
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:25:56 PM »
This is a post running on our Yorkshire counterpart, taken verbatim from a member there.

"Is anyone else aware of the impending RFU redundancies? I've got some contacts at Keighley and it's started spreading round.
ALL RFU staff have now been put into a redundancy consultation process, essentially major personnel cuts are coming.

Why are these coming? Jury is out, but likely - Current senior team failing (RWC2015 + last 6 nations) is going to cost the community game field staff. Likely compounded by the overspend (millions!) on the stadium stand.

Be interested to hear what the consensus or here is for losing RDO's, CRC's, Funding and facility managers etc. Seems ridiculous in my opinion and would only result in a backwards step!"

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Top Dogs Next Season?
« on: June 03, 2018, 03:38:21 PM »
I did think that tbh but covered myself by saying any order might happen.

I think the two promoted teams will be competitive, Houghton have some exciting young players especially in the backs and can score plenty of tries which is a good skill to have. S Shields have been promoted and relegated between the 2 divisions for 5/6 seasons now but are a tough and streetwise bunch and I think this year they should cope ok. Darlo and Sedgefield are both hard working teams but rely on square pegs in round holes not necessarily having players in their normal positions and a few older players who canít keep going forever. Iíve just got a feeling they might struggle.

I donít think there is one stand out candidate for relegation and it might be a bun fight for the bottom 5 or 6.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Top Dogs Next Season?
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:51:34 PM »
I think North Shields might be on the fringes of things especially now Tex has gone there as a player coach. I wouldíve fancied OBs but losing the 2 Stead brothers and all their ball carrying and tries will be a tough thing to replace. Itíll look something like this next year!

1.   Rock
2.   Gosforth
3.   Redcar
4.   North Shields
5.   Ryton
6.   Hartlepool
7.   Sunderland
8.   Winlaton
9.   Bishop Auckland
10. South Shields
11. Ashington
12. Houghton
13. Darlington
14. Sedgefield

From 7 up in any order and 8-14 could say the same. Quite a competitive league this year with no real strong team or for that matter really weak side as well. I do think Darlo could struggle and I wonder if Houghtonís pack can win enough ball? Sedgefield I like but they won a few this year that could easily have went the other way and Winlaton had a strong second half of the season winning 6 from 9 with very few changes in the squad!

Roll on the new season.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Change to DN2 teams next Season
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:08:13 PM »
Final Tables are now published but nothing on the case itself so far;  http://www.rfunorth.com/tables/2017-18%20tables/Final%20tables,%202017-18.htm

Durham & Northumberland Two / Change to DN2 teams next Season
« on: May 26, 2018, 10:57:34 AM »
There has been a change in the relegated sides from the season just ended. Richmondshire have been deducted 50 points over player registration irregularities and have subsequently now been placed bottom of DN2 with both Newton Aycliffe and Winlaton Vulcans moving up one place.

As a consequence my club Winlaton will retain their place in DN2 for the coming season. We were invited to the appeal because it impacted us but must say although the regulations were followed quite rightly I and the rest of my colleagues at Winlaton feel wholeheartedly for Richmondshire who on the pitch produced a fantastic season winning 9 games in their first ever season in DN2 and to be relegated in such a fashion is extremely sad.

There was never any question of cheating or playing unregistered players just they simply had been registering players incorrectly.

I honestly hope they can recover from this and have a great 2018-19 season which returns them back to DN2 for the season after next.

Good luck

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 Next Season
« on: May 26, 2018, 07:52:23 AM »
ooking ahead to next seasons (2018-19)LT merry go round it occurred to me that a very rare occurrence may happen?

A genuinely possible scenario of the following;

Consett manage to retain their place in NE1
A Durham side manage to play in and win the play off game
Both Morpeth and Percy Park avoid relegation

This would mean 2 down from Yorkshire and only 1 up, imagine that? A level transfer from Y1 to DN1?

God forbid!

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 Next Season
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:44:02 PM »
Donít think the level transfer situation will be resolved quickly.

I have it on good authority that there could be two!

Middlesbrough have the right to return if they do wish and are considering it, decision pending soon. If they do decide to return then itíll be two LTís with the clubs in the frame being Guis, Whitby, Acklam and Stockton.

Plot thickens

North One / Re: Consett
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:33:55 PM »
What position is he?

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