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Offline TheGuv

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 04:29:11 PM »
Hmm it seems to be a trickier format this year.

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Division 1
Teams will play each other twice before Christmas.
Games involving Blaydon, Darlington & Tynedale and the other 5 teams will be
double headers.
Blaydon, Darlington & Tynedale will play each other twice.
Blaydon, Darlington & Tynedale will play their cup before Christmas
Division 2 (North & South)
Teams within the League will play each other twice.
Teams will play a minimum of 11 games including teams from the other Division 2
League.
All points will count towards their own table.

There will be 2 leagues
The top 2 teams from Division 2 North and Division 2 South will join the 5 teams
left in Division 1 to form a league of 9 teams.
The remaining teams from the 2nd Divisions will join together to for a league of 9
teams.
The remaining 17 (without Medicals) teams will compete in the cup
competitions.
Cup finals will be held on 23rd April with 30th April being the reserve date.
Each team will at least play a semi-final and a final.
The weekend below are the ones you need to leave blank after Christmas


« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 04:31:55 PM by Neil Roseberry »

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 09:55:33 PM »
The RFU are trialing a new Northern league for 2nd teams after Xmas, having blaydon tynedale and mowden 2s travel to the likes of wharfedale Harrogate otley macclesfield etc in a league system. Hence the reason for the more complicated candy league structure this season, I think the ideal scenario would be for this almost national league to work for 2s and then other 2nd team clubs can carry on improving until they are ready to step up

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 06:13:16 PM »
Great to see Westoe 2s turn up at Novos yesterday with just 9. They could have quite easily have stayed in the bar drinking but they rolled their sleeves up and had a good game. Novos lent some players and played 13 a side. A good game by all accounts 50-30 was around the scoreline.

Hopefully other sides take note. Don't cry off! Let's play!

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 11:36:02 PM »
But how the mighty fall.... I remember when Westoe had 4 very very strong sides - their old senators would have beaten a lot of 1st XVs - sad seeing them in the mess they are in now
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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 05:00:14 PM »
Badger it's not just Westoe - Some big sides are struggling for numbers. Alnwick (a club my father played for many moons ago!) had 4 teams yet now has 3 and struggled for numbers recently, as did Percy Park and I know they struggled to get a 3rd team out in recent weeks. Where have our rugby players gone?!

It's worrying. Ashington and Blyth took their 3rd teams out of action end of the season and others will inevitably follow. The city clubs seem to be thriving but the clubs with more localised players in country or further out in suburbs are struggling.

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 07:52:51 PM »
This topic has just caught my eye,its one I've been caught in the middle of over the years .At the start the CANDY league was a great concept but over the last 3 seasons  it has become a 3 tier league with Tyndale ,Blaydon and Mowdon at the top of the tree .The RFU are trying to address this by creating the new league ,but they have already waited too long .Looking at the fixtures it means some tems will by the end of the season have played each other 6 times and already this has had a negative affect  with players leaving to play for other clubs .This in turn leaves teams with less players wanting to travel ,especially if they travel along side a first team that dosnt  expect their squad to pay weekly subs  and dish out expenses ,while the travelling 2s have to foot the bill for the awayday out of their own .It will be interesting to see how it develops Hope the RFU fund this new league well .

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Re: Candy Leagues
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 07:05:37 PM »
2015-2016   
Division 1   Morpeth Reivers
Division 2   Gateshead II
Cup   No competition
Plate: Percy Park Lions   Plate Bowl: Billingham Lions
Trophy: Middlesbrough Wasps   Trophy Bowl: Consett II
Bowl: Horden II   Bowl Bowl: West Hartlepool Stags
Shield: Corbridge Centurions   Shield Bowl: Bishop Auckland II


Who will win the comps this year?

Tynedale II's are back in CANDY 1 so probably them...

CANDY 2 winners...maybe West Hartlepool IIs?