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Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:54:31 PM »

The RFUNCC announced on their website a variation on the rules governing level transfers which may affect leagues for 2017-18

Basically it means that they will not necessarily chose the club which fits the lowest total mileage consideration, but consider clubs other clubs which are close to the lowest total mileage as well.
Sounds like a common sense approach to a difficult topic.


Potential Changes to Level Transfer Regulations (5 March 2017)
Notice of possible change to current method of determining which Clubs to Level Transfer.

The RFU North Competitions Committee (DOC) have become concerned that a Level Transfer imposed on a single club in successive seasons could be regarded as an unfair and significant disadvantage.  This is particularly so when other club(s) in close proximity could also reasonably make the required move.

RFU Regulation 13.2.11(g) allows the DOC to vary the strict application of ‘Lowest Total Mileage’ and nominate another Club for Level Transfer, “which would remove or reduce the significant disadvantage for the benefit of the game of rugby union football in the locality.”  The DOC have formed the view that this principle would be served if the burden of a Level Transfer is shared from one season to the next between clubs located close to each other.

It is stressed that by invoking 13.2.11(g) the DOC do not intend to comprehensively change the criteria laid down for selecting a Club(s) for Level Transfer, but if circumstances arise where a conflict, or a significant disadvantage to the Club selected arise, then the RFUNCC would remove that disadvantage by selecting another Club for Level Transfer.  


LEVEL TRANSFER REGULATIONS SEASON 2016-2017

 RFU 13.2.11 Level Transfers Regulations can be found at:
http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/32/10/28/RFURegulation132016-2017_English.pdf

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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 02:48:27 PM »
Seems sensible....
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 02:59:40 PM »
Seems sensible....
The North East forum will probably busy with this news.
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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 03:06:30 PM »
Guisborough, Stockton, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Redcar all in the mix. I haven't bothered looking at who is in a relavant league...But those club s spring to mind....
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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »
Badly drafted regulation it uses words like unfair, conflict & significant disadvantage without defining them.

Therefore I conclude if it's used it will lead to more appeals and I would argue it would not be enforceable if any club felt so strongly they did not accept their level transfer and opted for judicial review.

So some Durham clubs who have senior members of the legal profession in their clubs will already be preparing their submissions.

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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 06:01:24 PM »
Guisborough, Stockton, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Redcar all in the mix. I haven't bothered looking at who is in a relavant league...But those club s spring to mind....
Barnard Castle too - unless they go up.
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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 10:45:19 PM »
Guisborough, Stockton, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Redcar all in the mix. I haven't bothered looking at who is in a relavant league...But those club s spring to mind....
Barnard Castle too - unless they go up.
But they'll 'BLOB' on all the away games  ::)

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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 11:31:10 PM »
Guisborough, Stockton, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Redcar all in the mix. I haven't bothered looking at who is in a relavant league...But those club s spring to mind....
Barnard Castle too - unless they go up.
But they'll 'BLOB' on all the away games  ::)
Well, they do have form for it.
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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 07:29:49 AM »
No chance of Barnard Castle on level transfer, too many old boys went on to play international rugby and too may old boys with connected  to the top of the RFU.

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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 08:53:25 AM »
Guisborough, Stockton, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Redcar all in the mix. I haven't bothered looking at who is in a relavant league...But those club s spring to mind....
Barnard Castle too - unless they go up.
But they'll 'BLOB' on all the away games  ::)

They Blobbed on us last year and they were the Home team (and Top of D&N 2 at the time)  :o

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Re: Level Transfer - possible changes to regs.
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 04:36:54 PM »
Just had a quick look at  another thread regarding Yorkshire  4/5. Y5 could be down to 6 teams  as Y4  has 12 teams .D/N3 12  teams. Is Y5 in danger off being scrapped and a level transfer of a couple of Yorkshire teams getting a level transfer to D&N 1.  Just a thoughtv :)