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  1. Tony Smith on FiveLive this morning

    Anyone who thinks a 'franchise' system works in this country just didn't pay attention over the last few years.
  2. Wales division

    Hope this helps - they are the last tables I saw each year. If anyone has definitive final tables I would love to see them 2015 Wales Bridgend Blue Bulls 8 8 0 0 423 214 16 AberValley Wolves (Caerphilly) 8 6 0 2 394 166 12 CardiffCity A 8 4 0 4 306 302 8 Cardiff City B 7 1 0 6 131 468 2 Gwendraeth V Raiders (Mynyddygarreg) 7 0 0 7 128 332 0 Newport Titans 1 0 0 1 46 76 0 Grand Final - Bridgend 33 AberValley 30 2016 Wales Conference South AberValley Wolves (Caerphilly) 7 6 0 1 206 122 12 Bridgend Blue Bulls 7 5 0 2 292 170 10 CardiffCity 8 3 1 4 252 214 7 West Wales Raiders 'A' 6 2 1 3 134 184 5 Blaenau Gwent Sharks (Tredegar) 6 0 0 6 88 282 0 Grand Final - Bridgend 54 AberValley 38
  3. Doncaster Toll Bar

    It is clearly a good thing that a winter league should survive for those clubs which find the winter season suits them. Toll Bar and Moorends are teams that have tried Summer rugby and find that Winter rugby suits them much better. However, to extrapolate that into claims that everything was great in the last years of all-winter rugby or that the amateur game would boom if it returned to the winter season are nonsense. The job of the governing bodies should be to encourage teams to play rugby league in whatever ways are most suitable to them - jamming clubs into a one size suits all structure isn't working. The world has moved on and real participation rates are falling in all the main sports. Halting that is very difficult - encouraging it by forcing teams to play seasons they don't want is suicidal.
  4. Replacing CLS

    Without expansion to the likes of Sheffield, Cardiff and Belfast Ice Hockey in the UK would be in deep trouble now. Had Ice Hockey or Speedway depended on their traditional heartlands they wouldn't be struggling now they would be as good as dead. British Baseball is a pretty good example of what happens when you try to entrench in your heartlands and don't bother about making converts. Here the local football and cricket leagues are struggling with a clear downturn in participation numbers. About the only sport in this country showing growth from a meaningful base is Basketball. So get a base in American Urban culture and all Rugby League's problems will be solved!
  5. Which years are you missing - I might be able to find a few in my old notes
  6. West of England 2017

    Isn't there a role for the shorter season in enabling people and clubs to play RL? The problem is that there then isn't a longer season structure above it for those who want to be exclusively (or mainly) RL - or whose body type/skills are better suited to RL than RU. But to get that you'd need some sort of Southern Conference... (ah well)
  7. London Premier League

    Well until you can get back to a Skolars home game then I suppose the NRL will just have to do...
  8. Hmmn - revised to eight entering teams with Catterick and Jarrow back in the list. Whitley Bay are still active - just not at the male Open Age level.
  9. Midlands League 2017

    The Roosters have a pitchero which could be read either as a rebranding or as a new club!
  10. Like I say they are just what I noted down at the time so if you find more official sources that differ then definitely go with them! I should say that one year the Victoria Rangers took over the fixtures of the East Lothian side which folded mid-season. Anyway hope they help.
  11. OK - I've got a few tables and most of the play-off scores that you are after Scotland RL.pdf
  12. I generally note down the tables I find at the end of each season - I should have a few once I look through the records. I can't vouch for completeness or 100% accuracy but they might be better than nothing?
  13. State of the Game?

    I think you misunderstood the theory in question....
  14. The strength of the Scottish team has little or nothing to do with the state of the domestic game there - which is probably a sizable part of the problem there.
  15. Easterhouse are certainly still up and running - but they are rebuilding and clearly not quickly enough to commit to a league programme this time out. As it happens it would only have been four games - but there you go! Lets hope they are back next year. As to whether its worth it - a home-and-away fixture is far from perfect but it at least keeps the flickering flame alight in hope of better days to come....