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Stags ready to take Northern Rail Cup by the horns

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#1 Honor James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Hemel Stags are preparing for the biggest game in the club’s history when they will make their professional debut at fellow newcomers University of Gloucestershire All Golds on Sunday March 3. Both clubs have successfully completed the transition from the amateur ranks during the off-season and Hemel coach Troy Perkins is confident his players will mark their competitive debut with a maiden victory.

“The carrot of being selected for the club’s first ever professional fixture in the Northern Rail Cup is dangling there in front of all the players and it has got everyone very excited,” said Perkins. “We’ve been training three nights a week since November in preparation for this weekend. The commitment that has required from the players has been massive but the lads have responded well and they’re all hungry to play. “We’re under no illusion that this is a step up from what a lot of our players are used to in the amateur ranks, but if we can perform well then we stand every chance of winning our games and progressing in the competition.”

Having tasted success in the 2012 National Conference League 3 Grand Final, Hemel will go into Sunday’s game confident of getting their season off to a winning start, but Perkins has his sights set on ensuring the Stags compete with the competition’s established sides, as well as the newcomers.

“We have to be ambitious with our goals,” he said. “We’re aiming for a play-off place in the league and to be as competitive as we can in all our games. “We’ve got a strong squad built up of some talented local juniors who have come through our systems, a few guys who have been at the London Broncos and a few overseas signings as well so we have a well balanced team and I’m confident that we will have a successful season.

“When I started with the club eight years ago they told me that they wanted to take that next step to the semi-professional ranks – now that day has finally arrived and we’re all looking forward to it and there is a great buzz around the club. It’s a big step to go from amateur to semi-professional, not just for the players but for everyone involved with the club. We’ve been working hard at getting things right both on and off the field and it’ll all be put to the test this Sunday.”

The Northern Rail Cup group fixture, University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Hemel Stags, takes place at The Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham on Sunday March 3 (3.00).
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#2 jannerboyuk

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Glawster (kind of) versus Hemel - madness!
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#3 Rascal Bongo Stork

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Come join the Stag Army invading Gloucestershire this Sunday - only £12 for coach from Hemel PLUS match ticket (£8 for kids). It's a tenner in anyway so it's a great deal. Contact details on the Stags website

#4 BBR

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

I will be there. Hoping for a good game

#5 jannerboyuk

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'm popping over from cardiff! Wessssssssstcountry!
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#6 Pottsy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Don't stags have antlers?

#7 Gav Wilson

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Don't stags have antlers?


http://www.merriam-w...dictionary/stag

A young, unbroken stallion.

Some of the other definitions raise a few eyebrows mind you...
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#8 henage

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

Been down to hemel over the last few seasons, what a great place for rugby league , I have a feeling clubs like Hemel/All Gold's/Oxford will drive the game forward and expand its appeal to a wider public . People at the club seem to have a can do attitude and going by the up grades to the playing area are not shy at spending large amounts of money. Will be watching the Stags results with interest ...

#9 Pottsy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stag

A young, unbroken stallion.

Some of the other definitions raise a few eyebrows mind you...


Still none the wiser Gav ;)

#10 Pie tries

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Bloody good luck to both teams !


#11 West Country Eagle

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

I will be there. Hoping for a good game


Me too, though I'll be working. Expect to see me looking confused, furiously typing things into my laptop as the match progresses
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