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  1. Mike 'Stevo' Stephenson and Tim Adams are RL's MBEs this time around.
  2. We'll have to agree to differ then!
  3. There isnt an NCL knock out cup. The Conference Challenge Trophy is an RFL competition for all teams in Tier 3. You'll notice that Valley Cougars entered in 2015 (albeit didnt fulfill their fixture).
  4. Since the NFP was split in 2003 into two National Leagues, the third tier of the professional ladder more than has the upperhand in Challenge Cup clashes with amateur sides. There are shocks and its great when they happen, but they have been few and far between. Last couple of years have been exception rather than the norm.
  5. You may not be aware, but the Challenge Trophy is actually an RFL owned and managed competition.
  6. When you set the line you do it before the scrum is packed so you retreat approx 9m from the mark of the scrum... which is usually about 5m from the last line of forwards.
  7. Yorkshire Men's League for Nottingham?
  8. As a TJ you tend to retreat 9m from the mark of the scrum, but thats a bit vague and leads to inconsistency. I believe a clear 10m direction from the mark makes it easier on the officials. Good point about pushing, but its probably not much different to now (on the rare occasion it happens!)
  9. No you are wrong and I am right. Read the article: All defensive players outside the scrum, other than the scrum halves must retire ten metres or more behind the mark where the scrum is formed and shall remain until the ball has emerged correctly from the scrum.
  10. Centre of the scrum, so essentially it makes about an additional metre's distance.
  11. #UniOriginRL squads announced Following on from the recent #UniRegionalsRL games that took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the England Universities coaches have been busy looking to select players and coaches for the second annual University Origin match on the 28th January at Loughborough University. Higher Education Manager, Adam Hughes said, "There is a lot of excitement building around the Origin game especially as it is the next step on the pathway to the Student World Cup, in July 2017. The standard of the Regional Games this year has been a step up from last year’s games. The Coaching Staff have had some pleasant selection headaches." "The University Origin game will see the 20 top performers from the North (North West, North East and Yorkshire) and the South (South East, South West and Midlands) play in an 80-minute match. The Match will be another chance to impress the England Universities coaches before the England squad is announced for this years’ programme that concludes with the World Cup in Australia." Colin Baker, England Universities head coach said, "I am excited to name the University Origin Squads in what is already proving to be an exciting year for University Rugby League. The management team have found this a really tough process as the standard has been so high. Good luck to all players and coaches and bring on 28th January at Loughborough." England Universities need your support to get them to the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup in Australia www.gofundme.com/englandunirl The Management teams and train on squads are as follows; South Brad Kislingbury (University of Gloucester, South West) Frankie Foster (University of Gloucester, South West) Ben Stead (University of Gloucester, South West) Malaki Lloyd-Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Conor Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Danny Fallon (University of Gloucester, South West) Harry Kiddy (University of Gloucester, South West) James Mason (University of Gloucester, South West) Errol Carter (University of Gloucester, South West) Luke Stephens (University of Gloucester, South West) Archie Gibbs (University of Gloucester, South West) Callum Bradbury (University of Gloucestershire, South West) Charlie O’Mara (Loughborough University, Midlands) Elliott Hall (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Lord (Loughborough University, Midlands) Rob Meadows (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Taylor (Loughborough University, Midlands) Dan Harrison (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matty Holroyd (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matt Ross (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Kieran Sherratt (Coventry, Midlands) Charlie Greene (St Mary’s, South East) Callum Pettigrove (St Mary’s, South East) Craig Winfield (Cambridge University, South East) Management Team: Colin Baker (England Universities Head Coach), Tim Farnden (Midlands), Dan Poulton (South West) Team Manager: James Szymik (South East) North Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Nathan Hill (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Josh Hamilton (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Jack Lazenby (University of Hull, Yorkshire) James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Reece Brunt (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Sam Swire (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire) Liam McAvoy (Northumbria University, North East) Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria University, North East) Sam Luckley (Northumbria University, North East) Jason Bass (Newcastle University, North East) Dom Bryan (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Zac Hartley (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Liam Wood (UCLAN, North West) Aaron Hall (University of Bolton, North West) Mike Quickenden (University of Salford, North West) Carl Southan (Liverpool John Moore’s, North West) Management Team: Richard Tate (England Universities Assistant Coach), Dean Reacher (Yorkshire), Kris Ratcliffe (North West) Team Manager: Matt Airey (Yorkshire) Physio: Christine Alderson (England Universities)
  12. #UniOriginRL squads announced Following on from the recent #UniRegionalsRL games that took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the England Universities coaches have been busy looking to select players and coaches for the second annual University Origin match on the 28th January at Loughborough University. Higher Education Manager, Adam Hughes said, "There is a lot of excitement building around the Origin game especially as it is the next step on the pathway to the Student World Cup, in July 2017. The standard of the Regional Games this year has been a step up from last year’s games. The Coaching Staff have had some pleasant selection headaches." "The University Origin game will see the 20 top performers from the North (North West, North East and Yorkshire) and the South (South East, South West and Midlands) play in an 80-minute match. The Match will be another chance to impress the England Universities coaches before the England squad is announced for this years’ programme that concludes with the World Cup in Australia." Colin Baker, England Universities head coach said, "I am excited to name the University Origin Squads in what is already proving to be an exciting year for University Rugby League. The management team have found this a really tough process as the standard has been so high. Good luck to all players and coaches and bring on 28th January at Loughborough." England Universities need your support to get them to the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup in Australia www.gofundme.com/englandunirl The Management teams and train on squads are as follows; South Brad Kislingbury (University of Gloucester, South West) Frankie Foster (University of Gloucester, South West) Ben Stead (University of Gloucester, South West) Malaki Lloyd-Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Conor Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Danny Fallon (University of Gloucester, South West) Harry Kiddy (University of Gloucester, South West) James Mason (University of Gloucester, South West) Errol Carter (University of Gloucester, South West) Luke Stephens (University of Gloucester, South West) Archie Gibbs (University of Gloucester, South West) Callum Bradbury (University of Gloucestershire, South West) Charlie O’Mara (Loughborough University, Midlands) Elliott Hall (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Lord (Loughborough University, Midlands) Rob Meadows (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Taylor (Loughborough University, Midlands) Dan Harrison (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matty Holroyd (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matt Ross (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Kieran Sherratt (Coventry, Midlands) Charlie Greene (St Mary’s, South East) Callum Pettigrove (St Mary’s, South East) Craig Winfield (Cambridge University, South East) Management Team: Colin Baker (England Universities Head Coach), Tim Farnden (Midlands), Dan Poulton (South West) Team Manager: James Szymik (South East) North Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Nathan Hill (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Josh Hamilton (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Jack Lazenby (University of Hull, Yorkshire) James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Reece Brunt (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Sam Swire (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire) Liam McAvoy (Northumbria University, North East) Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria University, North East) Sam Luckley (Northumbria University, North East) Jason Bass (Newcastle University, North East) Dom Bryan (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Zac Hartley (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Liam Wood (UCLAN, North West) Aaron Hall (University of Bolton, North West) Mike Quickenden (University of Salford, North West) Carl Southan (Liverpool John Moore’s, North West) Management Team: Richard Tate (England Universities Assistant Coach), Dean Reacher (Yorkshire), Kris Ratcliffe (North West) Team Manager: Matt Airey (Yorkshire) Physio: Christine Alderson (England Universities)
  13. #UniOriginRL squads announced Following on from the recent #UniRegionalsRL games that took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the England Universities coaches have been busy looking to select players and coaches for the second annual University Origin match on the 28th January at Loughborough University. Higher Education Manager, Adam Hughes said, "There is a lot of excitement building around the Origin game especially as it is the next step on the pathway to the Student World Cup, in July 2017. The standard of the Regional Games this year has been a step up from last year’s games. The Coaching Staff have had some pleasant selection headaches." "The University Origin game will see the 20 top performers from the North (North West, North East and Yorkshire) and the South (South East, South West and Midlands) play in an 80-minute match. The Match will be another chance to impress the England Universities coaches before the England squad is announced for this years’ programme that concludes with the World Cup in Australia." Colin Baker, England Universities head coach said, "I am excited to name the University Origin Squads in what is already proving to be an exciting year for University Rugby League. The management team have found this a really tough process as the standard has been so high. Good luck to all players and coaches and bring on 28th January at Loughborough." England Universities need your support to get them to the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup in Australia www.gofundme.com/englandunirl The Management teams and train on squads are as follows; South Brad Kislingbury (University of Gloucester, South West) Frankie Foster (University of Gloucester, South West) Ben Stead (University of Gloucester, South West) Malaki Lloyd-Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Conor Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Danny Fallon (University of Gloucester, South West) Harry Kiddy (University of Gloucester, South West) James Mason (University of Gloucester, South West) Errol Carter (University of Gloucester, South West) Luke Stephens (University of Gloucester, South West) Archie Gibbs (University of Gloucester, South West) Callum Bradbury (University of Gloucestershire, South West) Charlie O’Mara (Loughborough University, Midlands) Elliott Hall (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Lord (Loughborough University, Midlands) Rob Meadows (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Taylor (Loughborough University, Midlands) Dan Harrison (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matty Holroyd (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matt Ross (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Kieran Sherratt (Coventry, Midlands) Charlie Greene (St Mary’s, South East) Callum Pettigrove (St Mary’s, South East) Craig Winfield (Cambridge University, South East) Management Team: Colin Baker (England Universities Head Coach), Tim Farnden (Midlands), Dan Poulton (South West) Team Manager: James Szymik (South East) North Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Nathan Hill (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Josh Hamilton (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Jack Lazenby (University of Hull, Yorkshire) James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Reece Brunt (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Sam Swire (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire) Liam McAvoy (Northumbria University, North East) Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria University, North East) Sam Luckley (Northumbria University, North East) Jason Bass (Newcastle University, North East) Dom Bryan (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Zac Hartley (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Liam Wood (UCLAN, North West) Aaron Hall (University of Bolton, North West) Mike Quickenden (University of Salford, North West) Carl Southan (Liverpool John Moore’s, North West) Management Team: Richard Tate (England Universities Assistant Coach), Dean Reacher (Yorkshire), Kris Ratcliffe (North West) Team Manager: Matt Airey (Yorkshire) Physio: Christine Alderson (England Universities)
  14. #UniOriginRL squads announced Following on from the recent #UniRegionalsRL games that took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the England Universities coaches have been busy looking to select players and coaches for the second annual University Origin match on the 28th January at Loughborough University. Higher Education Manager, Adam Hughes said, "There is a lot of excitement building around the Origin game especially as it is the next step on the pathway to the Student World Cup, in July 2017. The standard of the Regional Games this year has been a step up from last year’s games. The Coaching Staff have had some pleasant selection headaches." "The University Origin game will see the 20 top performers from the North (North West, North East and Yorkshire) and the South (South East, South West and Midlands) play in an 80-minute match. The Match will be another chance to impress the England Universities coaches before the England squad is announced for this years’ programme that concludes with the World Cup in Australia." Colin Baker, England Universities head coach said, "I am excited to name the University Origin Squads in what is already proving to be an exciting year for University Rugby League. The management team have found this a really tough process as the standard has been so high. Good luck to all players and coaches and bring on 28th January at Loughborough." England Universities need your support to get them to the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup in Australia www.gofundme.com/englandunirl The Management teams and train on squads are as follows; South Brad Kislingbury (University of Gloucester, South West) Frankie Foster (University of Gloucester, South West) Ben Stead (University of Gloucester, South West) Malaki Lloyd-Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Conor Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Danny Fallon (University of Gloucester, South West) Harry Kiddy (University of Gloucester, South West) James Mason (University of Gloucester, South West) Errol Carter (University of Gloucester, South West) Luke Stephens (University of Gloucester, South West) Archie Gibbs (University of Gloucester, South West) Callum Bradbury (University of Gloucestershire, South West) Charlie O’Mara (Loughborough University, Midlands) Elliott Hall (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Lord (Loughborough University, Midlands) Rob Meadows (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Taylor (Loughborough University, Midlands) Dan Harrison (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matty Holroyd (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matt Ross (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Kieran Sherratt (Coventry, Midlands) Charlie Greene (St Mary’s, South East) Callum Pettigrove (St Mary’s, South East) Craig Winfield (Cambridge University, South East) Management Team: Colin Baker (England Universities Head Coach), Tim Farnden (Midlands), Dan Poulton (South West) Team Manager: James Szymik (South East) North Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Nathan Hill (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Josh Hamilton (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Jack Lazenby (University of Hull, Yorkshire) James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Reece Brunt (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Sam Swire (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire) Liam McAvoy (Northumbria University, North East) Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria University, North East) Sam Luckley (Northumbria University, North East) Jason Bass (Newcastle University, North East) Dom Bryan (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Zac Hartley (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Liam Wood (UCLAN, North West) Aaron Hall (University of Bolton, North West) Mike Quickenden (University of Salford, North West) Carl Southan (Liverpool John Moore’s, North West) Management Team: Richard Tate (England Universities Assistant Coach), Dean Reacher (Yorkshire), Kris Ratcliffe (North West) Team Manager: Matt Airey (Yorkshire) Physio: Christine Alderson (England Universities)
  15. #UniOriginRL squads announced Following on from the recent #UniRegionalsRL games that took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the England Universities coaches have been busy looking to select players and coaches for the second annual University Origin match on the 28th January at Loughborough University. Higher Education Manager, Adam Hughes said, "There is a lot of excitement building around the Origin game especially as it is the next step on the pathway to the Student World Cup, in July 2017. The standard of the Regional Games this year has been a step up from last year’s games. The Coaching Staff have had some pleasant selection headaches." "The University Origin game will see the 20 top performers from the North (North West, North East and Yorkshire) and the South (South East, South West and Midlands) play in an 80-minute match. The Match will be another chance to impress the England Universities coaches before the England squad is announced for this years’ programme that concludes with the World Cup in Australia." Colin Baker, England Universities head coach said, "I am excited to name the University Origin Squads in what is already proving to be an exciting year for University Rugby League. The management team have found this a really tough process as the standard has been so high. Good luck to all players and coaches and bring on 28th January at Loughborough." England Universities need your support to get them to the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup in Australia www.gofundme.com/englandunirl The Management teams and train on squads are as follows; South Brad Kislingbury (University of Gloucester, South West) Frankie Foster (University of Gloucester, South West) Ben Stead (University of Gloucester, South West) Malaki Lloyd-Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Conor Jones (University of Gloucester, South West) Danny Fallon (University of Gloucester, South West) Harry Kiddy (University of Gloucester, South West) James Mason (University of Gloucester, South West) Errol Carter (University of Gloucester, South West) Luke Stephens (University of Gloucester, South West) Archie Gibbs (University of Gloucester, South West) Callum Bradbury (University of Gloucestershire, South West) Charlie O’Mara (Loughborough University, Midlands) Elliott Hall (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Lord (Loughborough University, Midlands) Rob Meadows (Loughborough University, Midlands) Lewis Taylor (Loughborough University, Midlands) Dan Harrison (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matty Holroyd (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Matt Ross (Nottingham Trent, Midlands) Kieran Sherratt (Coventry, Midlands) Charlie Greene (St Mary’s, South East) Callum Pettigrove (St Mary’s, South East) Craig Winfield (Cambridge University, South East) Management Team: Colin Baker (England Universities Head Coach), Tim Farnden (Midlands), Dan Poulton (South West) Team Manager: James Szymik (South East) North Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett, Yorkshire) Nathan Hill (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Josh Hamilton (University of Hull, Yorkshire) Jack Lazenby (University of Hull, Yorkshire) James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Reece Brunt (University of Leeds, Yorkshire) Sam Swire (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield, Yorkshire) Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire) Liam McAvoy (Northumbria University, North East) Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria University, North East) Sam Luckley (Northumbria University, North East) Jason Bass (Newcastle University, North East) Dom Bryan (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Zac Hartley (Manchester Metropolitan University, North West) Liam Wood (UCLAN, North West) Aaron Hall (University of Bolton, North West) Mike Quickenden (University of Salford, North West) Carl Southan (Liverpool John Moore’s, North West) Management Team: Richard Tate (England Universities Assistant Coach), Dean Reacher (Yorkshire), Kris Ratcliffe (North West) Team Manager: Matt Airey (Yorkshire) Physio: Christine Alderson (England Universities)