Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:40 PM
I posted a while back how certain results reflected a changing pattern in our game. This is continuing and at pace ahead of seismic changes announced for 2012.I've watched out for Skolars results particularly this year. They went well early season against both York and Toulouse in the tier above. But yesterday against 3rd placed Hornets got their first win. In the first game at Rochdale from what I understand only fell away towards the end. Close effort against leaders Swinton too.Now with locally based players, few if any antipodeans and a Tottenham lad coaching. From what i know there is a chance that Hemel Stags will play in C1 alongside the Skolars next year to give us a possible first London Derby since when? This past weekend the Stags won at Dewsbury Celtic, Coventry beat Bramley and Nottingham dispatched Featherstone Lions.
Lower down lots of surprising score lines provide further evidence.In the NYL U18s the Camarthen Bears get plenty of wallopings but still give us a home loss to Leigh East 32-34 or North Wales going down to the leaders Wigan Rose Bridge 18-48.The more and more exchanges you have the newcomers learn how to adapt. When we arrived at a completely free gang way to me that was like year zero. True Oxleys promptings earlier opened up the Student game and access to the Services too.But the Summer Conferences of Lionel Hurst and his band has led to the changing landscape further encouraged by the RFL landing the millons of Sports England funding aiding these developments.NCL there too bringing a significant part of the community game together leading to a National North and National South set up next season for the first time.Interesting and challenging times ahead.
Edited by audois, 30 May 2011 - 12:42 PM.
si tu (remi casty) devais envoyer un fax au president guasch?
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