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Yorkshire 1 / REORGANISATION SCANDAL - The latest: MUST READ
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »
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North One / REORGANISATION SCANDAL - The latest: MUST READ
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:13:59 PM »
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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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North One / If things were different...
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:13:22 AM »
Just for fun...

Assuming all teams had all players available all season, who do we think would be top two and bottom three?


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North Premier / GUESTS USERS SIGN UP TO KEEP VIEWING
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:31:59 PM »
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Yorkshire 4 / GUESTS USERS SIGN UP TO KEEP VIEWING
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:31:41 PM »
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« on: March 05, 2019, 08:30:48 PM »
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Other Senior Rugby / Important note regarding Restructuring
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:27:20 PM »
For the avoidance of doubt: clubs do not need to "vote" for either option X or option Y.

Clubs are entitled to "vote" for NO CHANGE and this will be taken into account as part of the consultation.

Please ensure that this is known in your club regardless of how you choose to "vote".




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I'm considering stopping guests from viewing the board to encourage more people to sign up and contribute.

Every week I'm told by people that they are avid viewers but aren't members and therefore don't post.

I'm really keen to start getting contributions from different sections of rugby life across the north ..

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