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Northern Rail Cup - Week 4


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Poll: Which game are you most looking forward to? (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Which game are you most looking forward to?

  1. Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds (3 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  2. Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders (11 votes [55.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.00%

  3. Rochdale Hornets v London Skolars (4 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. South Wales Scorpions v Oldham (2 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Discuss the games here.

SUNDAY 24th MARCH
Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds KO 15:00
Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders KO 15:00
Rochdale Hornets v London Skolars KO 15:00
South Wales Scorpions v Oldham KO 15:00

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#2 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

It would be wonderful for Gateshead to get a win against the All Golds. That will give their fans something to cheer about and give the team a bit of confidence going into the regular season. There is plenty of time for the All Golds to establish themselves, and they must be expecting a good few losses this season as they adjust to the demands of the league, so I'm not too bothered about them losing a match but it would be very hard on the Gateshead crew if they lost to a newcomer. I do hope they win.

I bet Hemel give the Cru a good run for their money but again I'm hoping for a win by the Cru as that will send them into the final and get them motoring into the new season.

The other two games would be interesting to watch as I'm sure each team on their day could beat the opposition.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

voted for the Hemel game as that's the one I'm going to but being honest I think the most compelling tie of the round is Hornets v Skolars. A real litmus test for the Skolars after beating their southern competitors in recent weeks. Both of them will be in the playoff mix at the end of the year so an interesting one.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

Great to see the above teams playing rugby league.
Been to Hemel a few times , great little set up , also been up to Thunder ,some good youth players with a great attitude .
Refreshing not having the crowed shouting - forward pass/gerom on side every tackle , the locals seem to have a different outlook on the rugby they watch

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Great to see the above teams playing rugby league.
Been to Hemel a few times , great little set up , also been up to Thunder ,some good youth players with a great attitude .
Refreshing not having the crowed shouting - forward pass/gerom on side every tackle , the locals seem to have a different outlook on the rugby they watch


I was thinking about the different nature of the crowds the other day. I think people in the outposts have often fallen in love with the sport itself while many fans of the traditional clubs are first and foremost blinkered followers of that one particular outfit. There isnt that same kneejerk reaction to decry everything as being rubbish and not as good as back in the good old days. The "gerrem onside ref" one does my head in.Once fine, twice no problem but on and on and on and on - I cant remember which Cumbrian club it was last season - one of the W's - at the Skolars but there was a bloke who hollered that at least 50 times. I felt like going over and stuffing his programme in his mouth

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Given that the mini-comp/kockout places are decided this Sunday, can anyone find updated table online? Don't bother trying BBC or sportinglife.......

 

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#7 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

Given that the mini-comp/kockout places are decided this Sunday, can anyone find updated table online? Don't bother trying BBC or sportinglife.......

Why not? You will find that the BBC has the information you want, just here: http://www.rugbyleag...rthern_rail_cup

I think the BBC's website is very good.

Edited by Saintslass, 20 March 2013 - 08:44 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:53 PM

Why not? You will find that the BBC has the information you want
I think the BBC's website is very good.


Not it doesn't. It's a week out of date..... :rolleyes:


http://www.rugbyleag...rthern_rail_cup


Half a table with no points differences on, but better than nothing I suppose.

 

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#9 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:58 PM

Not it doesn't. It's a week out of date..... :rolleyes:

Half a table with no points differences on, but better than nothing I suppose.

I don't know what you're looking at but I'm looking at two full tables which show three games each played. What is out of date about that? And where is this half a table?

Edited by Saintslass, 20 March 2013 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

I don't know what you're looking at but I'm looking at two full tables which show three games each played. What is out of date about that? And where is this half a table?


Perhaps you are confused.

Your link is not to the BBC.

This is the BBC link: http://www.bbc.co.uk...nship-cup/table

and it's out of date.

Your link is up to date, but with partial tables, and is from the Championships own website, not the BBC.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

What's the format for the Northern Rail Cup going forward from these two pools please?
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#12 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Perhaps you are confused.

Your link is not to the BBC.

But I got to it via the BBC website. Click on 'Championship' on the right hand side of the RL homepage and you will find it yourself under the Northern Rail tab.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

But I got to it via the BBC website. Click on 'Championship' on the right hand side of the RL homepage and you will find it yourself under the Northern Rail tab.


Yes, but as you can see, it's not the BBC website. Which is out of date.

 

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#14 marklaspalmas

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

What's the format for the Northern Rail Cup going forward from these two pools please?


Both Group winners join the 14 Champs clubs in a straight knockout last 16. Hence the importance of the tables.....

 

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#15 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Yes, but as you can see, it's not the BBC website. Which is out of date.

I have no idea which bit of the BBC website you are talking about because all I do is clink on the Championship link on the right hand side of the RL homepage which takes me to the Championships website and on the right hand tab is Northern Rail Cup. I click on that and everything is there, up to date. It is perfectly sufficient to have that link through from the website. It's better, in fact, than having the same thing repeated by the BBC. Why bother with that when the BBC just facilitates me getting right to the facts? It's all linked to the BBC website, it can be found on the BBC website and I really don't know why you are making such a silly fuss about it.

#16 Saintslass

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Both Group winners join the 14 Champs clubs in a straight knockout last 16. Hence the importance of the tables.....

They also play for the Northern Rail Bowl trophy as part of a double header with the Northern Rail Cup.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

I have no idea which bit of the BBC website you are talking about because all I do is clink on the Championship link on the right hand side of the RL homepage which takes me to the Championships website and on the right hand tab is Northern Rail Cup. I click on that and everything is there, up to date. It is perfectly sufficient to have that link through from the website. It's better, in fact, than having the same thing repeated by the BBC. Why bother with that when the BBC just facilitates me getting right to the facts? It's all linked to the BBC website, it can be found on the BBC website and I really don't know why you are making such a silly fuss about it.


Perhaps it's the concept of the 'external link' you are struggling with.

Here is the BBC website, out of date:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nship-cup/table

What you posted was a link to a website that has nothing to do with the BBC, but happens to appear as an external link there. No fuss, it's not silly, it's not the BBC website, which is out of date. HTH.

 

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#18 Saintslass

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

Perhaps it's the concept of the 'external link' you are struggling with.

Oh give it a rest.

#19 marklaspalmas

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:04 AM

Oh give it a rest.


:wacko: Physician heal thyself.

All I said was the BBC website is wrong. You insist it isn't.

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

voted for the Hemel game as that's the one I'm going to but being honest I think the most compelling tie of the round is Hornets v Skolars. A real litmus test for the Skolars after beating their southern competitors in recent weeks. Both of them will be in the playoff mix at the end of the year so an interesting one.


Yeah I would go for Rochdale-Skolars. To me the London outfit seem to have grown some horns these last couple of seasons. A proper Championship club emerging I hope. Hornets away will be a test of that.
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