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on: May 28, 2024, 02:52:45 PM
YRFU has sent out provisional leagues for next season's leagues to clubs.

These are only provisional at this stage to give clubs time to check they think they are in the appropriate league.

There is also mention of a possible "top 4 play-off" at the end of April 2025

Attached is the draft Merit Table structure for next season 2024/2025. Please review the structure and confirm or otherwise that you are happy with your Club’s position.
To maximise playing opportunities it is proposed to have a ‘play off’ for all merit tables/leagues (except those in the East who have their own play off), on Saturday 19th and 26th April 2025. The top four teams in each league - 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3. All teams must have played at least 12 games.
Please provide feedback by 3rd June 2024. This will enable any amendments to be made, before the 1st team fixtures are issued on 14th June 2024.
Barry Breakwell
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Proposed Merit League / Table Structure 2024-25

Yorkshire  & N. East  Premiership Merit Table

Billingham 2
Driffield 2
Heath 2
Hull Ionians 2
Ilkley 2
Sandal 2
Scunthorpe 2
Sheffield 2
Sheffield Tigers 2
Tynedale 2
Wharfedale 2
York 2
Championship Merit League

Cleckheaton 2
Doncaster Phoenix 2
Harrogate 2
Keighley 2
Moortown 2
Morley 2
Old Brodleians 2
Pontefract 2
Ripon 2nd XV
Sheffield Engineers
Wetherby 2
AWW  Merit League

Baildon 2
Bradford and Bingley Development
Bradford Salem 2
Cleckheaton 3
Halifax 2
Halifax Vandals 2
Huddersfield A
Huddersfield LH 2
Keighley 3
Old Brodleians Development XV
Old Crossleyans 2
Old Rishworthian Dev
Central North Merit Table

Bramley 2nd XV
Harrogate Pythons II
Ilkley 3 (Development)
Leeds Corinthians 2nd XV
Leeds Medics and Dentists 2nd XV
Leodiensian 2nd XV
Moortown 3rd XV
North Ribblesdale 2
Ossett 2nd XV
Pontefract 3
Selby 3rd XV
Skipton 2nd XV
Stanley Rodillians
Wensleydale 2
West Leeds 2nd XV
West Park Leeds 2nd XV
Yarnbury 2nd  XV
East Merit  League

B.P. Chemicals
Beverley 2nds
Driffield 3rds
Goole 2nds
Hullensians 2nds
Malton 2nds
Pocklington 2nds
Scarborough 2nds
East Merit Table

Bridlington 2nds
Driffield 4ths
Goole 3rds
Grimsby 2nds
Hull Ionians 3rds
Hull University     
Malton 3rds
Pocklington 3rds
Scarborough 3rds
Scunthorpe 3rds

South Merit Table

Dinnington 2nd XV
Hemsworth 2
Mosborough 2nd XV
Rotherham Phoenix 2nd XV
Sheffield 3rd XV
Sheffield Engineers 2nd XV
Sheffield History Society
Sheffield Medicals 2nd XV
Sheffield Medicals 3rd XV
Sheffield Oaks
Stocksbridge 2nd XV
Wath Upon Dearne 2nd XV
Wheatley Hills 2nd XV


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Reply #1 on: May 30, 2024, 09:18:54 PM
Good to see the phantom teams still in there.........


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Reply #2 on: May 30, 2024, 09:21:26 PM
Good to see the phantom teams still in there.........

I suppose everyone is optimistic going into the season that they’ll have enough players. Fixture secs should have a good idea of who to avoid by now though.


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Reply #3 on: May 30, 2024, 10:02:08 PM
I do