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North One / N1E next season
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:45:50 AM »
Looking who will be in N1E for next season, we have the following who are definitely there:

Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
Percy Park
Bradford & Bingley
Malton and Norton
Durham City
Heath OR West Hartlepool

12 teams.

The possible teams subject to play offs are


This still leaves one short and possibly 2 short.

Level transfer come into play.

Possible teams:


Someone is going to have a hard task.

Bridlington might be hoping they are spared the drop. But will that do them any good? Maybe they need a year in a lower league.

Interesting weeks ahead.

Other Senior Rugby / Yorkshire Rugby Forum continues growth
« on: April 11, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
YR.net continues to grow our number of members and is significantly bigger than national rugby forums.

The next biggest has 1688 member and we have 1758.

Keep up the good work everyone.

Other Senior Rugby / The end of Yorkshire Carnegie?
« on: April 10, 2019, 06:42:05 AM »
It seems they have run out of money and no-one has shown any interest in stepping forward. They say their level of investment for next season (i.e. wages) will be more in line with other Championship clubs. Which basically means a slide towards insolvency and winding up has probably started. Pity but I don't think they have ever managed to capture the imagination of the County.


Yorkshire 1 / Play off
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:39:00 AM »
This might have been covered elsewhere but I note that Heath will definitely have an away playoff for there chance at promotion.

Both 2nd and 3rd in D&N 1 have more than Heath can catch and it is likely to be an away trip to West Hartlepool.

D&N1 is generally equivalent to bottom half Y1 and top half Y2. So in theory Heath should be favourites.

However home advantage is massive in these matches so it could be close.

North One / Big match day Preview/Scores/Review
« on: April 06, 2019, 07:37:41 AM »
So today COULD be the day that top two and bottom three are determined.

At least 4 vital matches which should, at 5pm, give a clear picture of who's smiling and who's crying. Maybe there could be shocks all round and everything is delayed until next week?

I don't think so, I believe that Morpeth will be crowned as champions today and we will lose at least one of Brid or West Leeds.

It would be great if everyone can try and post updates throughout the matches - even if it's just halftime and full-time.

Good luck to all.

North One / Decision time on relegation????
« on: April 05, 2019, 01:30:06 PM »
I've listed the teams in table order. I've included Malton as it is mathematically possible but highly unlikely. West Leeds would have to win both their matches with bonus points and Malton get nothing from either of their matches PLUS WL would have to overturn a big points difference.

the remaining matches:

Brid v BB
Driff v WL
Malt v Scar
PP v Cleck
Pock v york

Brid v Pock
Cleck v malt
WL v Consett

Let the people decide!

North One / Blackburn HWO
« on: April 04, 2019, 06:41:23 AM »
Interesting development at Blackburn. I note that Saturday's result on the RFU website has been changed from 97-0 win to HWO. I further note from the match report that an opposition prop went off after 14 minutes and the match became uncontested and they were down to 14 men. I believe this could mean that the opposition didn't fulfill the requirements of the match and therefore the result may not stand. If that is the case then whoever finishes 2nd in our league, perhaps, has a better chance of a home match in the playoff.

North One / B&B v Malton
« on: March 31, 2019, 07:43:11 AM »
BB 78 - 29 Malton.

What's all that about ?? Bradford seemed to have struggled to win a game for weeks and whilst Malton are lower in the table they have been generally competitive.

Anyone with any back story? Depleted squad, red or yellow cards?

I don't think anyone was expecting that....

North One / Inspirational or illegal??
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:02:31 PM »
Morley employed an interesting 'blocking' tactic yesterday.

Basically a 'pod' was frequently positioned in advance of the flyhalf on 2nd phase ball. Sometimes the time looked good but most of the time it looked like crossing/blocking.

Just wondered if any other teams had noticed this? I'm sure refs will be watching for it ....

« on: March 10, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »
See: Other Rugby

« on: March 10, 2019, 04:13:59 PM »
See Other Rugby

Since the RFU league reorganisation commenced it has become increasingly apparent that the process has been flawed and somewhat 'amateur'. It has been lacking any basic probity and professional equity.

Some would argue that the motivation for it inception was not valid i.e. trying to please one small group of clubs in Lancashire and conflating other issues like lower level leagues and 2nd/ 3rd teams fixtures.

However one of the most stinging criticism has been the absolute shambles of communication & administration. Some clubs still haven't received ANY recent information about the process; whilst ALL level 6 were deliberately excluded from the major consultation (we still don't now why).

It is correct that all clubs should make their own decision based on what is best for them but it must be also based on accurate facts equally distributed.

To that end a large group of clubs, with serious concerns about the whole process, have been staying in regular contact to try and agree what is best for these clubs as a whole. A small number of officials have been in touch with Jim Chapman to clarify various important aspects of the proposals and its process. It wasn't sensible for dozens of clubs asking the same question to Jim. Once answers were obtained they were disseminated around all the clubs and posted on here.

Sadly it seems Jim Chapman or others involved in the process have been disingenuous and not even handed in their discussions with clubs. Completely contradictory messages have been given to different clubs in different parts of the country. [Jim, if you have been let down by others then you have my apology]

As a consequence of this, one of our (informal) representatives of a large number of clubs has chosen to 'go public' on his dismay at the handling of the process. I have referred in previous posts to a senior & well respected official of a Yorkshire club.

That official is Patrick "Bash" Burdass, the Chairman of Rugby at Driffield RUFC.

This is his statement:

I confirm to everyone the two conversations I have had with Jim Chapman .
Firstly at 16.38 on Friday the 1st March he told me "there would be no change to the league structure if any until season 1920/21 and that an email would be sent to all clubs to clarify this '. This obviously hasn't happened.

Secondly, on the 5th March at 19.34 when asked the question "if keeping the status quo i.e option Z would be taken as a vote / endorsement for no change', he said it "definitely would be' . It looks like this isn't the case as well. I am more than happy for my name to be put out there to prove that the whole effort of trying to change the league structure has been dishonest and nothing but a shambles. They do not need to mend something that isn't broken.

Kindest Regards

Patrick Burdass Chairman of Rugby at Driffield RUFC

Can anyone with any sincerity say that this process can continue?

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North One / Today's matches.
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »
It's absolutely piling it down on the gold coast...so it's going to be damp underfoot at Silver Royd. This will undoubtedly suit the strong Consett set piece.

A few interesting games today.

Morpeth are hoping to improve their points difference against York Colts ....at the last count the expectation was a win by over 60 points.

West Leeds will be looking to send Brid closer to relegation whilst Brid will be attempting to opposite!

Morley are delighted to be playing the divisions whipping boys B&B (will they win again????)

A few other interesting ones on a big day for N1E!

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