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#1 Back Row Forward

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

Just wondered if anyone knows what's happening?

Which leagues feed into it? Any clubs already confirmed? I know the Scottish Grand Final was a couple of weeks ago, North East was this weekend and London is next weekend.
What dates are the games to be played on?

There's usually a lot more conversation about this on here by now.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

Midlands Final is next week. I guess Midlands, London, North East and Scotland feed in but I'm not sure.

I assume there are semis on 31st/1st September, final the week after.

Edit: According to the calendar we got back in Dec 2012 the HJ Trophy has 3 rounds. I didn't think Yorkshire and North West were included but perhaps I'm wrong.

Edited by tim2, 12 August 2013 - 02:04 PM.

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#3 London Drifter

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

My understanding is 3 rounds - weekends of 7&8, 14&15, & final 21&22 of September

So must be 8 leagues filtering in?

Southern (London) Premier
South East Reginal
East Reginal
Assume South West Regional?

Will need help with the other 4?

Edited by London Drifter, 12 August 2013 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

West of England regional winners should be involved - the league was offered, and accepted, a place in the comp when it was discussed earlier in the year. The winners were Old Pats from Cheltenham, who are mainly a union club, so we'll wait and see if they step forward when the HJ Trophy starts in a few weeks.
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#5 tim2

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

We really need to get some consistency going here.

If the competition is based on inviting one per region (and I don't have a problem with that) then it would be logical if the best division in each region was called the Premier Division. It's confusing that the East region uses the London website so you might think it's a regional competition below that region's Premier.
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

The league names are a bit of a nonsense, I grant you that.  However, the top division in the East Regional Leagues is the East Premier.  However, given the London & SE RL guys manage the competition and lots of those teams were involved with the SE setup, there appears to be crossover where none actually exists.


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#7 Impartial Observer

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

The dates for the rounds are

31st/1st,

7th/8th

Final 15th at Butts Arena, Coventry  Kick Off 1PM 

 

Teams are;

North East, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Of England, West of England, South West, South East, london 



#8 Back Row Forward

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

No Scottish teams?

Find it quite ridiculous that there are 7 out of the 8 places open to teams from Midlands and the South!


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

I think East Midlands reps will be Northampton "A" as the highest league finisher in the area, although they have been knocked out of the play-offs. Telford topped the league but it could be the Grand Final winner, both of the finalists being from the West Midlands, who plays in the HJ Trophy.

South West Grand Final
Cornish Rebels v Devon Sharks
Sunday August 18
Polson Bridge, Launceston
Kick-off 2.30pm

I wonder if the South West rep team will play in the HJ?
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

ABERDEEN WARRIORS ARE GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED THEN !!! :P

 

Taken from the Aberdeen Warriors website 5th August "The Warriors have now been entered into the Harvey Jepson Trophy which takes place later in the year"



#11 London Drifter

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:24 AM

So starting to get some results in:

East (North Herts Crusaiders) v London (SW London Chargers)

South East (Portsmouth) v South West ???

West ??? V West Midlands ???

North East ??? V East Midlands ???

First round 1st Sep

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:30 AM

So starting to get some results in:

East (North Herts Crusaiders) v London (SW London Chargers)

South East (Portsmouth) v South West ???

West ??? V West Midlands ???

North East ??? V East Midlands ???

First round 1st Sep

 

East Midlands - Northampton A

West Midlands - Telford Raiders

 

If they choose to accept the invitation.

 

North East is Gateshead Storm.


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#13 Impartial Observer

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

Devon sharks from the SW

#14 Back Row Forward

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

Do Northampton first team have a game that day?
What rules are in place to prevent them playing a full strength team - they play NCL if I'm not mistaken?

Are these games to be played at neutral venues or is the first round played as drawn with the first team listed getting home advantage?
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

Do Northampton first team have a game that day?
What rules are in place to prevent them playing a full strength team - they play NCL if I'm not mistaken?

Are these games to be played at neutral venues or is the first round played as drawn with the first team listed getting home advantage?

 

They probably don't as the season has finished and I don't think they made the play-offs. Not sure about the rules.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

Anyone know when the draws will be announced?  Will it be WoE [Cheltenham Old Pats] vs SW [Devon Sharks] like last year?

If Cheltenham Old Pats can't get a side together would Oxford be able to take their place?


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

Anyone know when the draws will be announced?  Will it be WoE [Cheltenham Old Pats] vs SW [Devon Sharks] like last year?

If Cheltenham Old Pats can't get a side together would Oxford be able to take their place?

 

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

BARLA rules in this situation are worth looking at and I think you will find a fair method and protect against cowboys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just saying like :rtfm: and no it's not a winter/summer thingy just a little bit of advice that's worth looking at.


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#19 Impartial Observer

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

Draw Is

North East Vs East Midlands

West of England Vs West Midlands

East of England Vs London

South West Vs South East



#20 tim2

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

BARLA rules in this situation are worth looking at and I think you will find a fair method and protect against cowboys.
 
Just saying like - and no it's not a winter/summer thingy just a little bit of advice that's worth looking at.


I agree Jim. Most sports have these kind of rules and I think the summer RFL leagues should look at implementing something similar with consistency across the board.

The Midlands meeting at least will have some discussion over this I'm sure - after an interesting couple of weeks regarding player eligibility...
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