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skolars v hemel sun 10th 3 p.m

first derby since 1930s?

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#1 IM2

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

well this should be interesting. i am probably wrong but could be the first competitive derby since the 1930s?

given both sides had good wins last weekend it should also be a good game. also should be highly charged to say the least.

skolars have presold more tickets for this than any games other than Cap Cha and FNL. put a lot of effort into it tbh. mini beer festival and some other stuff going on should make it a good day out!

hope the broncos and london rl fans get behind it.



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#2 Pie tries

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

Bloody good luck to them !

#3 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

well this should be interesting. i am probably wrong but could be the first competitive derby since the 1930s?

skolars have presold more tickets for this than any games other than Cap Cha and FNL. put a lot of effort into it tbh. mini beer festival and some other stuff going on should make it a good day out!


I'm glad to hear it. I believe that we need more London area semi-pro sides. These kinds of derbies are what the game needs.

#4 Hemel Rugby League

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

Last derby between two teams in the same division was on New Years Day 1985 when Southend Invicta played Fulham.

#5 Jeff Stein

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

Last derby between two teams in the same division was on New Years Day 1985 when Southend Invicta played Fulham.


Over 28 years ago now. Wow!

I was at that game and will be at the match on Sunday.

However, I thought I recalled Skolars playing Hemel (and St Albans too?) in the Northern Rail a few years albeit when Hemel were still amateur.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:19 AM

However, I thought I recalled Skolars playing Hemel (and St Albans too?) in the Northern Rail a few years albeit when Hemel were still amateur.


Yep, 2005-2007, Hemel were in the NRC. St Albans at least one of those years too, along with Bramley, Wizards, and one or two others maybe.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:23 AM

Over 28 years ago now. Wow!

I was at that game and will be at the match on Sunday.

However, I thought I recalled Skolars playing Hemel (and St Albans too?) in the Northern Rail a few years albeit when Hemel were still amateur.


Correct , but has HRL had pointed out and you alluded to, not as teams in the same division.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

Last derby between two teams in the same division was on New Years Day 1985 when Southend Invicta played Fulham.

Er, no, Fulham v Southend on Good Friday (the reverse fixture) at Crystal Palace. We won 21-17, and Fred Lindop sent Sean Hoare and 'Dallas' Donnelly off.

#9 Manx RL

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

Is Hemel Hempstead in London?
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#10 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

Is Hemel Hempstead in London?


No! And neither is Sarfend.

We'll have to wait a few years before the long awaited London derby in a competitive fixture. Perhaps the challenge cup?

#11 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

It might not be a "London derby" but Hemel vs Skolars is definitely a derby.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Keep clutching at those straws ;)
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#13 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

It might not be a "London derby" but Hemel vs Skolars is definitely a derby.


Is Hemel v Oxford a derby? It is about the same distance from Hemel to Oxford as it is from Hemel to London

#14 Jeff Stein

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Is Hemel v Oxford a derby? It is about the same distance from Hemel to Oxford as it is from Hemel to London


24.5 miles from Pennine Way to New River
56 miles from Pennine Way to Iffley Road
Accurate as ever

#15 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

Is Hemel v Oxford a derby? It is about the same distance from Hemel to Oxford as it is from Hemel to London


It's a derby because the people involved believe it to be a derby.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:52 AM

The term 'derby' is used to refer to the big event, originating from the Epsom Derby. Typically, this would be a local derby as Everton's big game would be against Liverpool and Man City's would be against Manchester United. However, the game against the main rival would be the better definition.

http://en.wikipedia....al_derby#Origin

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#17 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

24.5 miles from Pennine Way to New River
56 miles from Pennine Way to Iffley Road
Accurate as ever


Fair enough - I looked at Central London to Hemel. Oxford to Hemel looks a fair bit closer than 50odd miles. Looks like about 35-40




#18 Jeff Stein

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Fair enough - I looked at Central London to Hemel. Oxford to Hemel looks a fair bit closer than 50odd miles. Looks like about 35-40


Not unless you are prepared to drive cross country and through people's houses

#19 Manx RL

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

Not unless you are prepared to drive cross country and through people's houses


What about by train?
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

What about by train?


it'd take you ages. Hemel->Euston->walk to Euston Square->Paddington->Oxford




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