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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Today scores
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:03:23 PM »
Do you know the first signs of madness......

Suggs coming round the corner!?

 ::)

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Yorkshire 1 / Re: Sad loss at Old Rishworthians
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:57:34 AM »
I would echo all the above both personally and on behalf of YRS.

I refereed OR just after the Christmas break and have enjoyed their hospitality for many years.

Condolences to family, friends and team-mates at this sad time.

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Mini & Junior Rugby / Yorkshire v Lancashire - U15 Girls
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
Refereed this yesterday at Thornensians.

Yorkshire ran out to 26-0 lead at HT but the Red Rose County battled back in the 2nd half and made it more of a contest. Finished 45-17.

Both teams were well coached (a testimony to their clubs too) and Yorkshire especially ran, passed and supported exceedingly well. Hardly any kicking, hardly any lineouts - just running Rugby.

Squad of 20 odd were from 14 Yorkshire clubs.

Big crowds saw Yorkshire win both the U15 and U18 fixtures against Lancashire.

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Scores 4 Nov 17
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:17:45 PM »
Back refereeing in Y2 after trips to D&N and Liverpool recently.

Refereed Yarnbury v Goole today.

The game was preceded by a minute's silence for a Yarnbury member and former 1st team captain who had unexpectedly passed away earlier in the week. The two teams were joined by players and officials from Yarnbury and Sheffield 2nds.

Yarnbury took an early 12 pt lead which left Goole with too much to do and despite winning the second half Goole finished on the losing side. Final score 31-22, 5 tries to 4.

Thanks to Jim and Rhys and their teams for the game and to the good folk of Yarnbury for their hospitality.

Those I spoke to afterwards said the game was a good watch and there were some well executed, long range tries scored.

Also bumped into Kronos47 who was there with Sheffield 2nds.

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Dinnington's pie and peas and gravy etc is wonderful.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Should we ban tackling and scrums in schools?
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:04:55 PM »
I personally think the problem with kids rugby is the level of coaching. Poorly qualified or even unqualified coaches teaching kids poor techniques. More money should be made available to ensure more fully qualified coaches are available to young players to ensure proper techniques are coached which would hopefully lead to less serious injuries.

Good point however players such as Leigh Halfpenny who has not been short of qualified coaches during his career still manages to get his head on the wrong side (most of the time) when tackling and never seems to go very long without ending up being scanned and/or hospitalised.

I appreciate we are talking about children at school but as a general point the adult game is a lot more physical than when I played.

Kids are generally not well prepared for Rugby via state school coaching only imo. There are some exceptions and I know of at least one school my lad played against which was run by an interested dad who was a player of a very good standard. I suspect if it wasn't for him the school wouldn't have had a team at those year groups or maybe worse a poorly coached side? Dunno.

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Results 16/09/17
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:50:58 PM »
RN you know I am more of a assit type of guy 😂

Indeed.  ;D

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Results 16/09/17
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:06:34 PM »
,,on a personal note yesterday received recognition by the club for playing 500 first team games 👍

Congratulations. A great achievement.

How many tries?  ;)

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Results 16/09/17
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:20:51 PM »
,,on a personal note yesterday received recognition by the club for playing 500 first team games 👍

Congratulations. A great achievement.

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Results 9th
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:10:59 AM »
Thornes biggest league defeat was by Leo's several years ago 100-3 when the club dropped rapidly down to Yorkshire 5

I recall Thorne's "1st XV" getting beaten 106-0 by Wakefield's "2nds" in the late eighties/early nineties (obviously) which depending when it was could have been in the latter end of the 4pt try era. That was only a friendly but was around the time when Thorne were a still a level 6/7 club.

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Results 9th
« on: September 10, 2017, 05:06:31 PM »
Refereed Barnsley v Wath-u-Dearne yesterday.

The match was preceded by a minute's applause for a recently passed away Wath player.

With the slope and a bit of breeze in their favour Barnsley built up a lead in the first half as their scrum and lineout secured lots of possession whilst disrupting Wath's.

Barnsley's lead at half time was only 10 or so points and with the slope now in their favour Wath began to chip away at the Barnsley lead. A heavy shower in the second half also added to the mix. Barnsley could have been out of sight but failed to capitalise on two good chances with the line at their mercy.

Neither of Wath's wingers had seen much of the ball but with time running out they managed to move it out to their left winger who ran in in the bottom corner. 18-18 with the conversion to come. Ball sailed to the left of the posts and that was that.

Another good day out in Y2.

Thanks to Dave and Adam and their teams. Hospitality and curry excellent as always.

Cheers

RG


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Yorkshire 2 / Re: Scores &comments
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:06:28 PM »
Refereed Pontefract v Goole today.

If you like tries then Moor Lane was the place to be - 13 of them. 7 for Goole against Ponte's 6.

Oldandslow is correct insofar as it wasn't a classic but as Insider says it must have been enjoyable to play in - especially for the Goole boys. It was certainly an enjoyable game to referee. Both sides scored some fantastic tries and everyone I spoke to afterwards enjoyed the game.

Ponte lost their 10 to a calf injury early on and were never able to establish any prolonged dominance in terms of possession or territory - they were always playing catch up.

Thanks to Craig and Rhys and their teams for the game and to Pontefract for their hospitality.

Cheers

RG

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: How bad are the lions?
« on: June 14, 2017, 11:49:43 AM »
Still on course, why is everyone so negative, come on Lions with Gatland's best side they must have a great chance to deliver

I don't think they have a chance great or otherwise.

I applaud your glass half full attitude but I fear your daffodil tinted glasses are blinding you to the magnitude of the task in hand. BILs have won one Test Series in New Zealand ever - in 1971. During the intervening time we've won one Test in 1977 and one in 1993. We've been beaten 0-4 in 1983 and 0-3 in 2005.

I hope your optimism is reflected in a Series (or even a Test) win but I can't see it.

Highlanders despite the narrow victory had 7 out. 2x Smiths are with the ABs. 4 are with the Maori side this weekend and one's got injured.

I don't think WG left anyone at home he should have taken (Launchberry maybe) and despite the good set piece and defence against the Crusaders I don't think we (ever) have enough to go to NZ and turn the ABs over twice to get a series win.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: How bad are the lions?
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:18:34 PM »
Blatant obstruction on the first Highlanders try; C'est la Vie!

Who will replace Hogg? Can't see Brown going out maybe Kearney or possibly a winger as they seem to have others who can play fullback?

Radio this morning suggested no FB replacement as they have 1/2p, Payne, Williams and Watson who could move to 15 if needed.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: How bad are the lions?
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:30:42 AM »
What do you know Gnome..

You're right. What do I know? ;)

Just "watched" the BBC running text commentary on the Highlanders match - unlucky or ran out of steam?

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