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Regional Two (North & North East) / Week 11
« on: November 23, 2022, 08:29:39 PM »
Firstly please can I express my profound sadness and sympathy following the death of Tom Edwards, captain of Selby RUFC.

I think a minutes silence at every match in the league would be appropriate this weekend as a mark of respect at the loss of a member of the rugby family at such a young age.

Bradford & Bingley v Selby - RIP Tom Edwards, no prediction.

Bridlington v Scarborough
A typical local derby where all form goes out the window. Scarborough on a good run and Brid doing OK with a mixed bag of results. Few people will bet against Brid at home in a local derby - although I'll always back Scarborough. Should be a cracker.

Dronfield v Pontefract
Not sure about this but think Pnte should get a close win.

Malton and Norton v Pocklington
High scoring home win for Malton, not sure where Pocks next win is going to come from.

Moortown v Old Crossleyans
Interesting one here. I'm tempted to go for a draw but I think Moortown should just about pip it.

Old Brodleians v Morley
Easy win for Bords.

Good rugby everyone.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Run-in to Christmas at the top
« on: November 13, 2022, 07:26:26 AM »
There is going to be a very interesting run-in to Christmas with all the top sides having a pick of difficult fixtures to contend.

All the top 5 or 6 will lose games between now and the end of the season. With teams beating each other and the top three spots changing regularly.

Having looked at all the fixtures I think the next four rounds will give us a pretty clear picture as we enter the festive period of who is going to be the top 3 at the end of season.

Others can comment on their own clubs but from a Scarborough perspective having Brid and Moortown away and Malton and Morley at home its a bloody tough run.

Bridlington, Scarborough and Malton all seem pretty even with Moortown a step ahead. Morley aren't quite cutting it yet this season. To get 3 wins from 4 would be outstanding, maybe 2 from 4 more realistic. Less than that and we are out of the race.

Registration/Contact Information AND Miscellaneous Chat / Forum issues
« on: November 11, 2022, 09:36:30 AM »
Don't worry folks everything will be fixed shortly we've just been dealing with a few back-end issues but should be resolved pretty soon

Regional Two (North & North East) / Week 9
« on: November 04, 2022, 06:49:31 AM »
Bradford & Bingley v Pontefract
I can't really see anything other than a large away win here. Let's just hope Bradford keep putting a side out. What happened to that rugby league bloke who was supposed to be coaching them?

Bridlington v Pocklington
Interesting one this with talk of prawn cocktails and mobility scooters distracting Brid could they come unstuck?? I don't think so, they should have too much for Pock at home.

Dronfield v Old Crossleyans
Crocs doing better and if the so called king Kong is playing they will make a fist of it... however I'm still going for a home win for Dron but not by much

Malton and Norton v Morley
Malton will be buzzing after snatching the naan bread with the last play for the pickle tray last week at the MBC. I can see them taking that confidence into a big home win against Morley.

Old Brodleians v Moortown
Right I'm going to make a big call here. Subject to Brods getting a decent side out I'm going for them to have a impressive win against the travelling saagmen. It's due to be wet and I thought the brods pack were pretty decent at silver Royd last week. Controversial I know but I can see them sneaking this one.

Selby v Scarborough
Form should say that Scarborough should win this but Selby have had a few impressive wins and are strong at home..

Sadly I'm away in the Lakes so miss out on the entertainment at Selby.

Good luck to all.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Run in with Hells Angels
« on: November 01, 2022, 07:56:36 PM »
I've been told that two players from overseas at a particular club in the league are being sent home after a run in with a biker gang..

Apparently they may have got into a fight and messed up the wrong person and are now wanted by the gang.

This sounds rather ridiculous and far fetched but I'm told that it's actually true. That's going to leave one team missing two players from their pack.

Anyone shed any light???

Regional Two (North & North East) / Moortown controversy - post removed
« on: October 26, 2022, 11:04:33 AM »
Ok it was funny. But also not very fair on the person highlighted so I've removed the topic.

Any questions abould be directed to Moortown social media accounts.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Floodlight regulations
« on: October 22, 2022, 07:34:39 PM »
The RFU have reissued their regulations regarding quality of floodlights and the requirement for clubs to have a lux value certificate to demonstrate the required brightness.

There are a number of clubs in the league which will not fullfil this requirement.

Morley springs to mind straight away which have lights that are dimer than our carpark lights.

Make sure clubs insist on seeing lux certificate before lights are used.... especially if a club is demanding playing at 3pm all through the season.

Regional Two (North & North East) / James Haskell - Scarborough Podcast.
« on: October 12, 2022, 05:05:41 PM »
For those interested James Haskell visited Silver Royd last week and agreed to take part in the new club podcast.


Regional Two (North & North East) / Rearranged fixtures
« on: October 06, 2022, 12:24:11 PM »
Does anyone know why the unplayed games are not scheduled to be played until November and not this weekend?

Regional Two (North & North East) / Time to take a look at Selby
« on: October 02, 2022, 07:46:06 PM »
Selby seem to have slipped under the radar..

It's probably time to shine a bit of light on them.

Anyone got any background?

I'll do a bit of research...

Regional Two (North & North East) / Leagues big recruiters
« on: October 01, 2022, 07:19:31 AM »
So which clubs have been recruiting the most to bolster their teams?. (Nothing wrong with that btw, just interested)

As everyone knows it’s not Scarborough. One player with links to another North Yorkshire club thought he was throwing muck at us by saying we were picking previous 2nd team players. (Actually in many cases previous 3rd team players). However we see that as a huge strength and are proud of ever player who pulls on a Scarborough shirt.

However other clubs have been recruiting heavily. It’s well documented that Pock are pulling players in from all over.....but which other clubs have made many new signings? Someone said Old Brods were hitting the signing form hard. Moortown keep attracting young players to the MBH, clearly the extra poppadoms they get with their balti is the big draw. Mind you which young player wouldn’t feel at home when the lights get turned down, the music gets turned up and the disco ball starts spinning on the MBH famous weekly 70s night.

Brid have reintroduced classes for the local players and all their imports. The locals are doing brilliantly, rumours are that one of the forwards can now speak 4 languages....that still leaves three players he can’t communicate with.  ;D ;D (Said in jest before there are any sulks)

Will B&B suddenly “find” some players. It seems like the natural physics that should have occurred last season will now come to pass a year later.

Not sure about many other teams so you’ll all will have to help out. I’ve started the recruitment league table below.

1. B&b
2. Pock
3. Brid
4. Old Brods
9. Ponte
12. Scarborough

**Updated following post.

Other Senior Rugby / Wharfedale pull plug on 3rds
« on: October 01, 2022, 06:49:30 AM »
“After several weeks behind the scenes discussions, it has been agreed that The Development side, or The Thirds, will come out of their merit league for the rest of the season. Be assured that this decision hasn’t been taken lightly and re-entry into the merit table will be reviewed at the end of this season. Dwindling player numbers and availabilities has led us to this point.

So, moving forward, we are looking at playing friendly fixtures and also looking toward some Friday night fixtures. Ideally we would be looking to field aside twice a month.

If you feel you can …”

Lower team struggling across the game.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Week 4 results and reaction
« on: September 24, 2022, 04:40:21 PM »
Morley 19 - 22 Scarborough.

A great fightback from 19-3 down at halftime.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Scarborough Podcast
« on: September 22, 2022, 08:16:51 PM »
Some of you may like to listen to Scarborough RUFCs podcast.. If you do, then enjoy....


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