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Other Senior Rugby / Re: 6 nations 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:34:28 PM »
Thought on this weekend?

Youíd expect Ireland and France to win.

Scotland will be hoping for an upset!

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: results 17/02
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
All the more reason to revert too the original league and fixture structure...

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 England players
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:56:09 PM »
Iíve picked up some great programmes on eBay. Some early county ones vs NZ etc are expensive mind.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Law Question - version 2
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:53:48 PM »
NO idea. Iíve unlocked it. Seems a good discussion

Other Senior Rugby / Re: 6 nations 2018
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:43:12 AM »
Another weekend of great rugby.

Advantage Ireland do we think...? Two home games to go.

Scotland will be a tough test tab Murrayfield for England

Other Senior Rugby / Re: 6 nations 2018
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:37:18 PM »
The boy who cried wolf springs to mind...

Itíll backfire badly one day

Other Senior Rugby / Re: 6 nations 2018
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:15:49 AM »
Cracking start. Sexton was outstanding yesterday

Other Senior Rugby / Re: 6 nations 2018
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »
Thereís 16 of us heading down Mugsy!

RGS London dinner on the Friday and then many many beers on the Saturday! Itíll be messy...!

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Durham and Northumberland 4 ?
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:42:58 PM »
Both counties to propose it to RFU North

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: DN1 England players
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:49:10 PM »
Is Mr Morgan the President of Meds?

Iím not sure about now, but perhaps in the past?

Derek gained his cap at Percy Park - it would have been at Old Novos had the then committee not stopped him from joining as he wasnít an RGS old boy. Amazingly the then Secretary, Walter Dix (father of Malcom Dix, instrumental in Sir John Hallís NUFC takeover in 1991) even denied his own son from joining the club as he didnít attend RGS!

Heís not English, but even Scott Hastings played at Novos in our 4th team before playing for Scotland! Perhaps weíve made the off wrong decision!

Durham & Northumberland One / Weather!
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:01:54 PM »
How bad has the snow been in your area?

Do we think games will be on this weekend?

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Midway point of season 17/18
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:10:42 AM »
I think Barnard Castle will go up as champions. Be a very interesting game against City next week!

If Barney win, I think they probably will go up as champions, seeing as they will have a game in hand too.

No idea about relegation. Everyone can beat anyone down the bottom half of the league

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: results 13/01
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:17:35 PM »
Very interesting results.

Novos were 17-5 up after 30 minutes, but Durham came back playing some fantastic rugby. Iím glad we nicked a bonus point in the last play, as those results from yesterday certainly open up the bottom of the table!

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Darlington Quakers RFC....
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:15:53 PM »
Letís not take this too personally. I for one am overjoyed that Darlington are still in existence and playing league rugby. I think the Ďfrustrationsí are borne out of us caring for rugby in our region.

Itís great youíre able to fulfil fixtures and continue playing. However, itís the potential cost in the future. As long as this works for Darlington and it allows rugby to continue in DN then I am happy.

Let us hope however, that the football club never get back into the football league as I am not sure how that would be able to work, in all honesty.

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Cup Finals Day - Kingston Park
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:36:27 AM »
I voted no because I don't see the need; there are numerous local clubs with very good facilities who would be honoured to host the finals and won't charge a frankly ridiculous £250 per game. The benefit of the gate and bar takings should go to one or two of the clubs who have taken part in the competitions, and should ideally go to a different club(s) each year.
The Falcons are very keen to portray themselves as a community club with supportive links to the local clubs, and I might have been more inclined to vote yes if they made the ground available free for local cup finals. After all, the bar takings and percentage of the gate would easily cover their costs, and the pitch will certainly take no harm.
A large part of their income comes from the local rugby community and it's about time they acknowledged that.

Where did I state that spectators would have to pay on the gate? I donít know where youíre getting the £250 per game fee?
The venue would most likely be free, due to the community aspect of good will/bar takings. In addition, the CB would be able to pay each club a fee for reaching the final; it might not be £500, it could be £200, but that was just an example fee.

In my experience, it seems to be the same 5 or 6 clubs that end up hosting the 'bigger' finals days (the Ďsmallerí clubs tend to have the 3rd/4th team cup finals). So it tends to be the smaller clubs that miss out anyway. By hosting it at one venue, could see most of the rugby community heading to one ground for the whole day. It would be a great experience for those players in 3rd/4th teams to experience playing at KP and Iím sure there would be many hundreds of spectators going down too.

The cups are in danger of becoming irrelevant (particularly in Durham), surely something has to change?

I respect your view though and there may well be plenty of others that agree with you.

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