Cooky Boy

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  1. I understand it is in the very early stages of discussion but consideration is being given to an East west regionalisation of the Conference South. All that has been said to The Eastern Rhinos is we will be consulted in the near future. For Us a lot would depend on what the London Premier Division will look like next year. Past Conference South structure/geography proposals have been beyond our limited financial means and we have preferred to concentrate on youth and primary level development.
  2. For anyone planning to travel to watch the London and South East finals on Saturday 15th August please note the location has changed and the finals will now be played at Wasps RFU training ground in Acton, London, home ground of West Warriors. The full address of the ground is: Twyford Avenue Sports Ground Twyford Avenue Acton London W3 9QA The proposed kick off times are as follows: 12:30pm – Newham Dockers v Weald Warriors merit League final 14:15pm – Portsmouth Navy Seahawks v Surrey Sharks Regional Division final 16:00pm – SW London Chargers v Eastern Rhinos Premier Division final
  3. The Eastern Rhinos have always stayed with the London division because of the competitiveness, however, due to cancelled games this weekends game against the S W Chargers will only be the Eastern Rhinos second competitive game in six weeks. Hardly the preparation needed for such a game ! Our Problem is the traveling would be just as great in the Eastern division but the logistics much harder as we can get cheap rail deals into London but most other clubs treat coming out to Colchester like a mini tour so I doubt whether it would be a popular option for many, but looking at it from a rugby point of view leaving the travel aside it would make a good size competitive division. Looking at the current top five in the London Division I would be the hardest on Medway, but they seem to an ambitious club with a playing squad with a lot of potential so might go for it.
  4. Bears pulled out of their game against the Rhinos this weekend as they could not raise a side and did not feel their second team players where good enough to step in and fill the gaps. I feel sorry for our lads as they have to travel across London every other week for a game and I cannot remember the last time we did not fulfil a fixture, yet we have already lost three home games this season. Some of these teams step up a division in playing standard without realising it also requires a step up in commitment from club and players. At times we have travelled with U16/U17 players as replacements knowing we risk a big loss yet some other teams seem happy to take the 24-0 hit rather than travel and risk heavier defeat. It does not help player recruitment and retention, and in particular player match fitness when these called off games create big gaps in a short season. At Medway we totally dominated the first half but struggled with fitness in the second but it was not surprising when you consider by next weeks game they will only played 1 weekend out of five.