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Regional Two (North & North East) / Leagues big recruiters
« on: Today at 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
12. Scarborough

**Updated following post.

Other Senior Rugby / Wharfedale pull plug on 3rds
« on: Today at 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....


I note in the lower Yorkshire leagues there were walkovers on Saturday.

Do people think that there wil be walkovers in our league?

The supply of front rows seem to be a problem at most clubs and will probably be the reason they may be unable to fulfil a fixture.

I very sadly think I'm the dark months it may happen a few times.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Reaction from week 1
« on: September 03, 2022, 05:07:37 PM »
From the results showing now....

A few people fancied Old Crocs to do well this season so there could be some raised eyebrows at the margin of Morley's win.

Pock will not be happy with that loss at home but excellent win for moortown. I guess they pay a bit more than the other big payers in the league!

A tidy away win for Malton but I think Ponte will be happy with their 2 bonus points.

Very happy with Scarboroughs bonus point win. Although both sides lost a player to a serious head clash.

Selby have handed Brid a proper spanking. Wasn't expecting that after Brid kept passport control busy with flights from New Zealand!

Other Senior Rugby / What future does our game have?
« on: August 07, 2022, 03:41:54 PM »
Four former All Black captains in the Sunday times today (on head injuries)
"Kids are starting the game but leave in alarming numbers in their late teens. They see a game that has become too brutal, too violent, too likely to result in brain injury.  A game where there is too little space for creativity and too many people looking for high velocity collisions"

I've consistently said this for a number of years....The game is killing the game. We need to go back to a game of evasion as the first instinct, not contact.

I worry for senior men's playing number if the game does change.

Yorkshire 3 / New Moderators required
« on: May 24, 2022, 08:07:31 PM »
Hello Y3.

At least one and possibly two new Mods are required for this board.

The main attributes required are commen sense and a commitment to upholding rugby core values.

If interested please PM me.

Yorkshire 2 / Moderators
« on: May 24, 2022, 08:05:10 PM »
Please welcome Gateprop to join Ribb Ex as Y2 mods.

Remember to respect rugby core values on the message board.


Regional Two (North & North East) / The final full weekend
« on: April 23, 2022, 12:58:56 PM »
Good luck everyone and after two crappy years it's good that we have pretty much completed a season.

All clubs will be playing less rugby next season and according to the RFU that means that players will be flooding back into the game. Let's see.

It will be interesting to follow the score updates today...

I understand Pristine and Differ have a wager of how long it will take Driffield to put 70 on Scarborough?

Regional Two (North & North East) / Scarborough v B&B
« on: March 18, 2022, 11:21:51 AM »

Bees can't raise a side.


Regional Two (North & North East) / No excuses. - Sat 19th
« on: February 18, 2022, 07:37:08 AM »
Having looked at the forecast across all fixture areas I can't see any reason why matches should be off tomorrow. There is an outside chance there may be a postponement due to waterlogged pitch but the more likely outcome is heavy pitches. Proper old fashioned stuff. Some clubs like Brods, Pock and Malton play on farmers fields all the time so no change there!!

Bradford & Bingley v Ilkley
The bees will postpone for nefarious reasons.

Heath v Cleckheaton
As long as the sewage overflow river which runs past the pitch doesn't overflow then I predict Heath should squidge their way to victory here.

Morley v Morpeth
A close one to predict however i think Morpeths good run will continue and they should win a tight game away at morley.

Pocklington v Consett
Assuming the plough hasn't cut up the pitch too much Pock should run out easy winners.

Scarborough v Durham City
The small Scarborough squad continues to be tested but what a great thing to give yet another promising colt their debut. Tight game but should be a home win.

Driffield v Moortown
Two similar teams so should be a good entertaining match but home advantage should be enough to edge the match for Drif.

Malton and Norton v Old Brodleians
Arguably the two clubs with the worst pitches in the league slugging it out ankle deep in slop. Malton know how to play their patch so they should nick this one.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Tribute
« on: February 17, 2022, 02:26:20 PM »
"Evesham RFC would like to share a message of thanks for the wonderful support, strength and comfort provided by the rugby community after the tragic loss of their much-loved player Jack Jeffery, aged 27.

A tribute is planned in Jack’s honour this weekend, should you wish to join other clubs in paying respects.

As a show of solidarity and support, a number of clubs across the country will be holding a minute’s applause ahead of their fixtures, with many also retiring the number 11 shirt this weekend"

A Tribute to a player who died n a community match is something im.sure we can all support.

We will at Scarborough assuming Durham agree.

Regional Two (North & North East) / Preview and reaction Sat 12th Feb
« on: February 09, 2022, 01:21:43 PM »
Consett V Morley
Battle of the average here, neither team doing much this season but home advantage should be enough for Consett

Durham City V Pocklington
Another tricky one to call. Durham struggling but Pock aren't exactly pulling up trees. Again I'll go for home advantage and a narrow win for Durham

Ilkley/Esher V Heath
Match of the day with Ilkley benefiting from the return of 48 players who were missing last week who will all be fighting for place in the team alongside the Esher backup squad. Very tight match between two highflying sides but my instinct is that Ilkley will run away as comfortable winners.

Malton and Norton V Scarborough
Local derby so all bets are off and form goes out the window. This is home advantage V current form. (Although before last week Maltons form wasn't too shabby either). All my experience of derbies gives the home side a huge advantage so the head says.......

Old Brodleians V Moortown
The mobile kitchen of the MBH will fire up the engine (run on a combination of old ghee and diesel syphoned out of the cars of visiting supporters) and all pile in for the trip to Mount Brodleians. Battle of style between the free flowing poppadum munchers and the umpa lumpas of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Brods. I think MBH will nick this one.

Morpeth V Bradford & Bingley
Over a hundred sadly.

Cleckheaton V Driffield
See separate thread but I'll go for home victory in a close high scoring match.

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