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Rugby League Yearbook 2014-15

bowes

Member Since 17 Mar 2006
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In Topic: London League Structure 2015

Yesterday, 09:12 PM

I know this is a seniors thread but I didn't want to exhume a juniors thread which wasn't especially relevant.  Any idea what's going on with the Bromley Bengals?  I know the London Junior League decided that Greenwich Admirals had to die but this is now getting ridiculous.  They moved to Charlton and changed their name and now they're down to one team, 10 miles away from where they were getting decent numbers.  This is by design right?  The London junior committee hate them so much they honestly don't care if they've destroyed the top development pipeline in London?

Wonder if it's a mere coincidence Skolars A forfeited yesterday?

 

It says something that Gloucestershire and Oxford can manage a reserve team better than Hemel and Skolars


In Topic: Does anyone know who's in the North East League this year?

Yesterday, 09:47 AM

Peterlee are only putting one side out this year, a lot of the first team from the last 2 or 3 year are either away at Uni or have joined the forces so the committee only entered one team into the league.

Which division have you entered then?


In Topic: Does anyone know who's in the North East League this year?

25 April 2015 - 10:47 PM

2nd division

 

Whitley Bay Barbarians

Durham Tigers

Winlaton Warriors

North Yorkshire Wildcats

Wallsend Eagles A

Peterlee Pumas A

Cramlington Rockets A

Gateshead Storm A


In Topic: Mirfield Stags

25 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

Sheffield Eagles have a reserve side too - who is playing for Hallam Eagles?

The point is if a team turns up unexpectedly strongly they must have got their players from somewhere but all the other local clubs are strong and they've lost players to a new reserve team

In Topic: Huyton RL

24 April 2015 - 08:36 PM

Liverpool FC were football league champions a couple of times in the Edwardian era and a couple more in the 1920s, Everton won their first title in the 1890s.
 
Liverpool RFC was the world's first "open" rugby club (as in not a school, university or hospital team).  I've seen a quote in a book, from the Liverpool Mercury a couple of years after the NU split, which said "The Rugby Code in Liverpool and district will in a few years be as extinct as a dodo" because there were only a handful of RU clubs left in Lancashire, but switching to NU never seemed to be under consideration by Liverpool.
 
Tony Collins book goes into lots of detail about how and why the division in Lancashire between football and rugby came about, if you're interested.

Which book's this out of interest?