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Regional Two (North & North East) / Loan players - a poll.
« on: February 08, 2022, 06:10:54 AM »
Let's gauge thoughts on the use of loan players.
Poll on for 7 days and guests can vote.

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Yorkshire 4 / 2 new Moderators required
« on: January 31, 2022, 08:40:47 PM »
Hi Y4

The two mods for this Board have not been active for a long time.. I am therefore looking for two more volunteers.

You get the drift...need to be sensible, uphold rugby values  and be able to keep people a) in check and b) chatting.

Any volunteers??

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Yorkshire 2 / New Moderator
« on: January 31, 2022, 02:25:36 PM »
I have added "Ribb Exile in Lancs" as a Moderator for this Board to keep the kids in order.

Hope you don't mind Mr Exile.

Your new powers should be apparent.




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Let's assume it's a usual year with one or two being promoted.
In my opinion the top three will be (in alphabetical order) Driffield, Heath and Ilkley. So we'll stick to them for this thread.

What does it take to be successfully promoted to the next league up and how do each club fair?

1) Strength in depth. In practice this means large 1st and 2nd team squads and the 2nd team being close to the 1st team in quality. This makes a huge difference some...second teams are highly competitive and are, in practice, not much different to the first team. When you reach this position you have genuine strength in depth.

2) Geography. I firmly believe this makes a difference for two reasons. a) just simply for travel time. A club more centrally placed won't have ridiculously long travel times to contend with for most away games. b) availability of new players from other clubs. A club based around one of the main Yorkshire conurbations might be able to call on over 1000 players within a 25 to 30-minute travel time to the club. This travel time is probably what is deemed as being acceptable for attracting new players. When a club moves up to a new level it always acts as a magnet to some close-by players at other clubs but only if the clubs are close by!

3) Financial resources. Yes yes I know nobody is paid in UK rugby anywhere. But each leaue you go up the costs increase, travelling expenses, coaching costs,  other costs ..it's just a fact of life you only need to look at publicly available club accounts to see this.

4) Age profile of the players. Younger players particularly single ones without families are normally very happy to travel long distances. Older players with families and children are sometimes slightly more reluctant to give up 12 hour days with their children stuck at home. It's a real world problem to consider.... sudden retirements often hit promoted clubs.

I have my own views but thought I'd see if anyone wanted to start off assessing the three clubs above (or other clubs at the top) by the various criteria.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Time for a good old fashioned POLL
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:36:36 AM »
Simple poll. I've allowed guests to vote.

We'll run this for a week and then close it off.

Happy voting!

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Pocklington International Barbarians
« on: January 21, 2022, 09:14:32 AM »
I'm really looking forward to seeing Pocklingtons international superstars play tomorrow.
What a coincidence and such good luck that international players should walk into Pocklington when they were near the bottom of the league and struggling earlier on this season.

And what a difference it has made... a huge improvement.

In the long run it should save them a lot of money because it demonstrates that their mini and youth section isn't needed now...😁😁😁

Congratulations to Pocklington for showing us all the way forward for the future of rugby.

😏

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Regional Two (North & North East) / How many clubs in Yorkshire can say...
« on: December 12, 2021, 04:23:00 PM »
....they are the hometown club of the World Player of the Year?


Quite outstanding achievement by Scarborough girl and former mini and junior player Zoe Aldcroft, who is not only an England Player but now Women's World Player of the Year!!!

Well done Zoe.

Yorkshire can be proud... Scarborough RUFC certainly is!



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Regional Two (North & North East) / Driffield pig crisis
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:13:55 PM »
Two lady pig farmers have just been interviewed on BBC1 10 o'clock news and one of them was wearing a Driff RUFC hoodie.


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Other Senior Rugby / Rugby Development Officer Post
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:50:48 AM »
Scarborough RUFC are recruiting a fulltime rugby development officer. Player preferred but other applications will be considered.

If interested contact admin@scarboroughrugby.co.uk

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Rugby Development Officer Post
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:48:32 AM »
Scarborough RUFC are recruiting a fulltime rugby development officer. Player preferred but other applications will be considered.

If interested contact admin@scarboroughrugby.co.uk

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Regional Two (North & North East) / League restructuring
« on: September 26, 2021, 07:17:45 AM »
I know generally most people are not supportive of the restructuring of the leagues and especially the drop to 12 team divisions for many.

However, regarding this season in N1E..... what is the actual situation with relegation and promotion? How many up and down, what will the league be called.next season.

I know I should know this but I seem to have read conflicting documents.


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So folks what are your thoughts for tomorrow.

We welcome Morley to Silver Royd on a sold out Ladies Day. I can't remember who the opposition were on the last ladies day but I seem to recall some of the team went home happy!

I expect a close but flowing game.


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Regional Two (North & North East) / Saturday 11th Scores
« on: September 11, 2021, 12:50:37 PM »
So before a game is kicked off we hear that:

1) Pock v B&B is as B&B can't raise a side

2) Durham are playing unregistered players!

Interesting start to the season.

Let try and keep scores updated today if we can..

Good luck all.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Today scores
« on: September 04, 2021, 04:28:38 PM »
5 or so mins to go at Driff and it's currently

Driff 24 - 17 Scarborough

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Other Senior Rugby / Roll on September...
« on: May 16, 2021, 08:48:56 PM »
Just for info... I will be engaging in rugby chat again in August ahead of the new season.

Hope everyone is well...?

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