South West division
Posté 10 février 2011 - 02:21
EAST DEVON EAGLES
NORTH DEVON RAIDERS
SOUTH DORSET GIANTS
SOUTH SOMERSET WARRIORS
No new names but intriguingly a South West County Championship held at Vikings' ground.
Rather implies a Somerset team taking part, would like to think that Cornwall would also be present but it's a big trek and presumably a more central location would have been chosen.
Good to see Plymouth listed.
Posté 10 février 2011 - 06:00
Posté 10 février 2011 - 07:50
Encouraged by the success of the Devon vs Cornwall match - which made national news on the BBC and across the Rugby League press - the South West will use the May Bank Holiday weekend to launch its summer programme with a county event.
Devon and Cornwall have already confirmed their involvement, and teams from Somerset & Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are expected. The format will mirror that of the regional tournament, with teams playing a series of shortened games to determine the overall winners.
In addition, the programme will provide a selection event for the South West Regional team, that will go to the regional tournament on the second May Bank Holiday.
The venue is to be confirmed, but is likely to take place in Somerset.
Posté 10 février 2011 - 07:53
Posté 10 février 2011 - 08:04
It was hoped that either another Devon club or a Cornish one would make up a 6 team "Devon" league and the three Somerset/Dorset teams move en bloc to join the Wiltshire clubs and a new Bath side (a project which hasn't progressed enough to join the RLC).
With the reorganisation of the Community game imminent this will probably be the last year of the Conference as we know it so who knows what will happen in 2012?
Regarding the County Championship at North Petherton, it is envisaged that it will resemble the RLC Regional Championships with a series of short 13 a side games played over a day with teams from any county in the region that can raise a side. Devon and Cornwall are already there after playing in Plymouth last September and hopefully Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire with two clubs each plus Student teams will be able to form a county team. The comp will also act as a trial for the South West Regional side for the competition at the end of May.
North Petherton in Somerset is fairly central when you consider the counties possibly entering (Wiltshire to Cornwall).
However, as with anything at this level, anything could happen between now and the day of the race....
Posté 10 février 2011 - 08:08
Strange Dorset and Somerset run a combined team, whereas Cornwall which has no clubs runs its own team
That's the Cornish for you.
The Cornish team was a services team RNAS Culdroe IIRC. If anyone connected with Cornwall is reading this then HMS Raleigh in Torpoint might well have a few qualified players. The chap who runs the gym told me he organises Combines Service teams and does training work with the likes of Moz and Jamie Peacock.
I would get involved myself but I don't work there anymore.
Ce message a été modifié par Northern Sol - 10 février 2011 - 08:29 .
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