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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Falcons at Toulon
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:07:26 PM »
Oh, you know...we'll try Tony!
All Falcons fans are invited to the Toulon Supporters' Club on Saturday evening for a free meal and reception. The next day a rendezvous is arranged at noon on Sunday at Freedom Square to get together for a pre-match drink.
The Stade Mayol is right next to the Mediterranean harbour with its waterfront bars and restaurants.
Deano is aware that there is a big group of Rytonians going (my mate is his handyman), so I'm hoping he gets the chance to say hello at some stage.
The weather is forecast to be sunny intervals and 22 - 24 degrees, and our seats are 2 lines of 7, one above the other on the 10m line at a nice height.

Apart from all that I'm sure it'll be awful.  8)

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Falcons at Toulon
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:24:50 PM »
 ;D 8)

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Why the wasted Saturday?
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:00:30 AM »
I agree, itís barmy when we are still on 3pm kick offs and good weather. They would be far better having these fallow Saturdays in Jan/Feb, when games are liable to weather postponements, and inevitably are the ones that end up rearranged in late April and can decide the league outcome..
Those are my thoughts exactly, and are what led me to ask.

Durham & Northumberland One / Why the wasted Saturday?
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:29:31 PM »
Anyone know why there was no league rugby below a certain level on Saturday?
This time of year, in terms of weather and day length, is perfect for Rugby.
It can't be to give the players a break; they've only played half a dozen games!
Was it just to make absolutely sure there will be a fixture pile-up at the end of the season?

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Falcons at Toulon
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:21:56 PM »
We've been contacted by another group of lads going to Toulon.
They are from....
Oh well. We are staying at a different hotel, but that means there will now be about 17 of us from the one club in the reputedly dodgy bars at the weekend!

Other Senior Rugby / Falcons at Toulon
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:03:11 PM »
Anyone else going to Toulon next week?
There are 14 of us ( ex players) going from Ryton; we'd be happy to meet up with any other groups for a few cold beers in warm weather! 

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Tynedale - MRSA Scare
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:52:13 PM »
if a player is taking a couple of weeks off because of a grazed knee you have bigger issues to worry about than playing on an AGP
I suspect most readers will think your comment is motivated by the fact that Rock have a plaka pitch!

At the end of a season one year I had a horrible friction burn from my right hip down to the underside of my buttock from the hard pitches, which was incredibly sore, but I was desperate to play in a cup final the following week so I put a dressing on it and did so.
The pitch (at Burton on Trent) was bone hard and, needless to say, the dressing was soon torn off.
A few days later I was in agony and took off my new dressing to find a thick,dark green sheet of pus had formed over the area and the pain was indescribable as I peeled the dressing away.
I was hospitalised and given strong antibiotics, and it took a second, even stronger course to finally get on top of it.

I feel qualified, therefore, to advise against trivialising infected friction burns. I was told that potentially the infection could have killed me if the second course hadn't worked.
If plastic pitches are found to be causing an increase in burns and/or infection rates we must take it seriously.
Personally I doubt it - there doesn't seem to be any noise from the Premiership about it.

Again, the results of the tests on the Tynedale lads and any subsequent investigation will be interesting.


Other Senior Rugby / Re: Tynedale - MRSA Scare
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:57:08 AM »
Strange one, this.
During my playing career I had several cuts and friction burns over the years which became infected, but in all my years in Rugby I've never known a MRSA scare.
It'll be interesting to see what the test results show and how this pans out.

You are probably in the place with the biggest choice. For example you are very handy for Blyth, Gosforth, Northern or Seghill.
From the tone of your post and the fact you posted it under the DN3 heading, I assume you just want to give the game a go and enjoy a social, friendly outing on a Saturday.
There are 2 ways of thinking here.
You can join a more junior club playing at grassroots level so that there is less pressure on your lack of experience. The possible problem here is that such clubs may not have enough player numbers on some Saturdays to field a second, social team.
Alternatively you can join a more 'senior' club because they have greater player numbers so can provide a more reliable, regular social side to take part in.
Whichever you choose, Rugby Clubs are friendly places and you'll be made welcome.
You can always try 2 or 3 to see how you feel. Just go along to a training night with some kit, make yourself known and dive in!
Good luck.

It would be easier to advise if you were more specific about your location; you live in one of England's largest counties and the clubs are spread thinly across it.
We think of Alnwick V Morpeth as a local derby, yet they are 20 miles apart!

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: A South Tyneside Romance
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »
The old ones are the best John  ;D
Yes, mate, we are!

Other Senior Rugby / Re: Paul 'Tank' Vanzandvliet
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:50:10 PM »
Most of the content that comes with these releases allows me to share information very well.
The Chinese watch will be ready at midnight.

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: A South Tyneside Romance
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:45:32 PM »
I had my own local romantic experience at Ashington swimming pool a few days ago.
I got chatting to a lovely girl, whose conversation began to get a little suggestive!

I said ''Are you flirting?''

''No'', she replied.
''I've got one foot on the bottom.''

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Predictions 22/09
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:37:42 PM »
Ryton vs Whitley Bay Rockcliffe 18-26

That extra 'e' is a special kind of trolling. Can hear the harrumphing from Hillheads here! 😂

Trolling?! .... not quite.... if you check all of my previous posts, I wouldnít say trolling is ever anything Iíve bothered with. I think most people are aware of who I am and I donít hide behind an ďanonymous pseudonymĒ.

Never known such uproar over a slight spelling error, itís clearly a sensitive issue, despite it being a genuine error.

I wouldn't take that too personally Tex; before you began posting on here there was one or two impish chaps consistently spelling Rockcliff with an 'e' on the end just to get a reaction.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: The best
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:28:55 PM »

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