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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Favourite Rugby Grounds/Clubhouses
« Last post by Renegade on October 19, 2020, 01:50:25 PM »
Kendal is a lovely spot and the views from the pitch are incredible!
Waterloo is also very nice, but I guess it comes from my Novos days that I love a club with a balcony... Darlo has a great facility now thanks to their sharing with the football club and also has the balcony... there is just something about it that I think is great.

I find Tynedale a good spot as well.

Sedgie provides a somewhat less luxurious back drop but I love the wok and how it effects opposition pre game.. Often I smile as I walk past opposition moaning about the curve in the middle!!

I never had the pleasure of playing at Sedgie but have been there a few times recently as a coach, and as a kicker my mouth would have watered at the prospect of knocking raking 'wipers' spiralled kicks down into those corners.

I wonder, Badge, if you are referring to Kendal's old ground at Mint Bridge, which had good views of the fells on the Eastern side of the M6? I played there many times - twice in terrible conditions in deep, part-frozen mud - but have good memories of it anyway.
They are on the Northern edge of town now, with a stunning facility which wouldn't be out of place in the Championship.

I got the chance to referee at Kendal and a few other Cumbrian clubs last season which I always love, sadly not at Cockermouth which is a shame as I was hoping to bump into Mugsy for a sherbert after the game. Kendals new place is amazing and I had a big crowd against Percy Park (over 1k they said), that's an amazing experience when you're use to one man and his dog. Classy after match fodder in my changing room with a big block of mint cake left for me.

Keswick is like reffing in heaven with the mountains surrounding the ground and the opposition were Birkenhead Park!! Funny story, the full back was placing the ball for a conversion and chatting to me saying his dad was from our way, turns out he was an ex Ryton lad so at the next line out the TJ started giving me jip saying he couldn't believe the ref was a Vulcan and he wouldn't run touch. Haha it was only the lad's dad......our game is amazing.
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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Favourite Rugby Grounds/Clubhouses
« Last post by Neil Roseberry on October 19, 2020, 12:25:13 AM »
I've always enjoyed visiting Barnard Castle and Richmondshire especially when we've hired a coach and sampled the local hostelries around these beautiful market towns after a good game and a sup in the clubhouse. Also had a few great nights in Whitby's clubhouse then called into Guisborough for a cheeky couple on the way home.

However, when it comes to getting the nose bag on, you can't beat the post-match hospitality of Hartlepool BBOB and their wonderful headquarters - The Cosmopolitan. Don't think l need say any more.
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Season Restart Poll
« Last post by Neil Roseberry on October 19, 2020, 12:10:13 AM »
Thank the stars for that. All work and no play is making a lot of people very unhappy.

I know there's a bigger and more important picture out there, with a lot of people suffering badly. Personally, l work in a job that causes me a lot of frustration at times and watching the Harbour play gives me an ideal outlet for letting off a bit of steam and enjoying the craic on the touchline.
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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Season Restart Poll
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on October 18, 2020, 10:49:46 AM »
A little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. On Sky this morning Jerremy Farrar a scientist and a member of SAGE said there would be more than 1 vaccine available by early 2021.
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Chat / Re: S Africa to join 6 Nations?
« Last post by Neil Roseberry on October 18, 2020, 12:13:32 AM »
Not played an international since they ploated us in the RWC Final.
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Chat / Re: S Africa to join 6 Nations?
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on October 17, 2020, 07:49:18 PM »
South Africa pull out of Rugby Championship interesting?
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Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on October 17, 2020, 07:48:12 PM »
Chloe came on as a replacement last week No6 today was her first start.
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Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« Last post by No. 6 to Middlegate on October 17, 2020, 07:33:22 PM »
Indeed.  Worcester are one of the teams DMP Sharks have been able to beat in the past.  I suspect the Sharks are weaker this season and the league is stronger. 

Incidentally The Sharks preview said that Chloe already had one Sharks 'cap' before today.   I can't make my mind up if this notion of caps is inspiring or presumptuous. 
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Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on October 17, 2020, 06:47:05 PM »
Another tough day for DMP Sharks with a 58  5  defeat against Worcester. Looks like they are in for a tough season.
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Ladies Rugby / Re: The return of Women's Rugby
« Last post by Pied Piper of Hameln on October 16, 2020, 08:16:37 PM »
Just a shout out for Horden and Peterlee RFC youngster Chloe Broom making her debut for DMP Sharks at 9 tomorrow against Worcester.
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