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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by stuartdm on June 05, 2020, 07:09:38 PM »
Looks as though the RFU are stopping travel grants too across the board. Can't see anyone volunteering to travel to Yorkshire and have to fund all the bus journeys from club funds

What makes you say this please?  If correct at level 7 I can't see St Benedict's opting for DN1.

Not just D&N 1 - in Women's North 2 which both Bishop Auckland and Darlington will be in, the NEAREST other team is Sheffield (only 8 teams in the league though).
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by No. 6 to Middlegate on June 05, 2020, 02:53:43 PM »
Looks as though the RFU are stopping travel grants too across the board. Can't see anyone volunteering to travel to Yorkshire and have to fund all the bus journeys from club funds

What makes you say this please?  If correct at level 7 I can't see St Benedict's opting for DN1.

Heard it from an RFU employee.

Fair enough.  Thank you.  If this does come to pass it will not only harshly affect National League clubs (as you have posted on the Yorkshire forum) and Cumbria clubs playing out of area  but also those clubs with Ladies teams.  Their leagues tend to include quite a few long away trips.
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Durham & Northumberland One / The longest pre season...2020-21
« Last post by TheGuv on June 05, 2020, 09:46:49 AM »
Seeing as there’s not much to talk about it would be interesting to know of anything going on at other clubs during this strange time?

Any news of new/old players returning, new coaching set ups, improvement of facilities? Etc etc.

At Novos a few of us who are furloughed have been doing (Socially distanced!) work on the clubhouse and grounds. We managed to rip out the 90 year old tennis court poles and fencing with a mini JCB and angle grinder. Exciting stuff!

We’ve also had an alarming rate of fly tipping on the grounds during lockdown which really is frustrating.The ground is open to the community to walk around the pitches and to see people dumping furniture, rubble and other bits is frustrating.



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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on June 04, 2020, 10:44:20 PM »
Well let's hope there is some common sense used.
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by No. 6 to Middlegate on June 04, 2020, 10:30:15 PM »
Being our top man on the regulations No6 would St Benedicts be allowed to refuse a move to DN1. Still the most sensible outcome for me St Benedicts stay in Cumbria no level transfer to Yorkshire and Yorkshire promote from below.

Mr Piper thank you but I fear you exaggerate my abilities. 

My own opinion is that ordinarily the regulations as they stand would not permit an extra club from Y2 being promoted instead of a level transfer.  It seems unreasonable though  to force St Benedict's to travel long distance every other week without any RFU travel subsidy.  If they did not join DN1 then, under the current regulations, that should save Gateshead from relegation. 

However we are not in ordinary times. The quote below is from the RFU's guidance posted today.

"The competitive programme. Depending on when it is possible for the season to commence there may need to be changes to the competitive programmes, including leagues, cup competitions and representative rugby. This may lead to a truncated league programme if the season does not start at its usual start point in early September. Two review groups are considering this in adult and age grade respectively and we anticipate being able to publish their recommendations later in June."
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on June 04, 2020, 09:39:38 PM »
Being our top man on the regulations No6 would St Benedicts be allowed to refuse a move to DN1. Still the most sensible outcome for me St Benedicts stay in Cumbria no level transfer to Yorkshire and Yorkshire promote from below.
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by No. 6 to Middlegate on June 04, 2020, 08:33:53 PM »
Looks as though the RFU are stopping travel grants too across the board. Can't see anyone volunteering to travel to Yorkshire and have to fund all the bus journeys from club funds

What makes you say this please?  If correct at level 7 I can't see St Benedict's opting for DN1.
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by davebarnes on June 04, 2020, 04:17:32 PM »
So, will it be Turkey or Goose for Christmas ?
Will one species volunteer ?
Time to scrap this annual transfer merry-go-round and adjust leagues with promotion / relegation adjusted "internally" in each area ?
When will next season start anyway ?
What will the Laws of the Game be ? - changes to suit the Southern Hemisphere Unions, using the guise of the Virus ?

Oh well - frustration, frustration.

Another excuse to shed more contact and pretty-up the game. Lose the scrums, drop to 13 so there's more room, ban mauls and make tackling tig.

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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on June 04, 2020, 10:59:00 AM »
Not quite sure what law changes have got to do with a level transfer to Yorkshire. But do agree the level transfer merry go round should be put in the bin once and for all
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Level transfer to Yorkshire 1
« Last post by olfaithful on June 04, 2020, 09:05:44 AM »
So, will it be Turkey or Goose for Christmas ?
Will one species volunteer ?
Time to scrap this annual transfer merry-go-round and adjust leagues with promotion / relegation adjusted "internally" in each area ?
When will next season start anyway ?
What will the Laws of the Game be ? - changes to suit the Southern Hemisphere Unions, using the guise of the Virus ?

Oh well - frustration, frustration.
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