London Drifter

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  1. Harry jepson trophy scores

    I got most of these from clubs websites/Facebook pages/Wikipedia there were a lot of 1/4 & 1/2 results there too (especially last 5 years or so). Prior to 2011? It was only semifinals. Quarterfinals were introduced in 2011 or 2012 I believe.
  2. Harry jepson trophy scores

    Hopefully this is enough? 2005 Bridgend Blue Bulls 34 - 18 South London Storm 2006 South London Storm 30 - 0 East Lancashire Lions 2007 St Albans Centurions 28 - 20 Coventry Bears 2008 Nottingham Outlaws 28 - 8 West London Sharks 2009 West London Sharks 24 - 12 Coventry Bears 2010 St Albans Centurions 56 - 4 Coventry Bears 2011 - Parkside Hawks 24-16 Accrington & Leyland Lions 2012 - London Skolars A 56 - 12 Northampton Demons 2013 - SW London Chargers 28 - 12 Gateshead Storm 2014 - SW London Chargers 64 - 4 Jarrow Vikings 2015 - SW London Chargers 46 - 10 Bedford Tigers 2016 - Wests Warriors 30 - 10 Northampton Demons
  3. London Premier League

    This is what I've been told. Once again BBFAZ talking rubbish.
  4. London Clash

    I think that's a bit harsh on Chargers. Looking at their teamsheet I think 13 of the 17 were English players. I think you might mean Hammersmith are the Aussie club like Wests?
  5. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    Then how about this for a model: * All the southern teams leave League 1 * Form a new league similar to NCL (but for southern / Welsh clubs) * Get your top amateur clubs to join (Nottingham, Chargers, Cougars, Raiders, Warriors) * Make each club have 2 teams ensuring 2 games each week. * All games would be double headers, same amount of support staff required by each club at one location. * Could potentially still only have one bus * In the future add a women's league and academy league and soon you would have 4 games at each match day. 10-12 clubs, 18 - 22 week season, standard would be similar but costs slashed.
  6. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    What a great video. Well done to who ever was responsible for this at the RFL.
  7. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    The rumours I hear from the clubs I've spoken too is that any funding that helps clubs with travel will be stopped in 2017 ... with clubs spending £5,000 on travel how can it possibly stay the same?
  8. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    For someone who seems to be runny the Midlands comps ?? hence the name? you are so far away from what the clubs that I've spoken to want
  9. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    Why not offer solutions rather than problems? With an 8 team comp that is a 14 week regular season and then playoffs? 4 of the clubs have just completed a longer season than that, the west of england clubs had a season close to that. Maybe if the good clubs in the west/south west started playing tough opposition week in week out then those clubs players might enjoy it more, and in future years might make the decision to be a full time rugby league player, allowing those clubs to lengthen the season. Of course a club can't go from a May - Aug season straight to a March - September but there are other options then just these two?? Lets start a discussion rather than just cutting ideas off from the start?
  10. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    Not the clubs I speak to? Would love to see your facts? Who cares about tier 4 or tier 5 anyway? most of the players wouldn't even know what tier they play in. Maybe a "full season" is only Apr/May - Aug now? If you take the bye's and gap weeks out of CLS it would fit into a end of Apr - start of Sep season anyway? Why always discount the opinions of the clubs that actually want to expand rugby league in the South of England and play similar opposition - by having a league like the London Premier where 2 teams beat everyone else by 50 points helps no one!
  11. Conference League South 2016- Teams Confirmed

    Says who? Have the clubs been asked? Is there a compromise that could work in the short term? Worst case couldn't a regionalised CLS be from May to August ... it has to be better 2-3 teams in each regions beating the others by 50+ each week, that helps no one! I only ever read of and see these comments from people in "authority" but not from the actual clubs themselves ... maybe it is time for the clubs to come together and work out what it is they want next year, 5 years, and 10 years from now. At least then there are goals and something to work towards - okay it might not be perfect in 2017 but if all the clubs have an idea and agree what the future holds they can work towards it? It seems from my point of view everyone just sits around until Feb/Mar each year and then try to get the competitions sorted ... you know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting differnt results?
  12. London Premier Wests Warriors beat Hammersmith London Championship Richmond beat Brixton East Premier Hemel beat Bedford East Div 1 Milton Keynes beat Southend East Merit Hemel A beat Bedford A Midlands Premier Coventry Dragons beat Northampton Midlands Div 1 Leamington beat Sherwood West Premier Portsmouth beat Swindon St George West Plate Oxford beat Southampton North East Championship Jarrow beat Wallsend North East Shield Whitley Bay beat Catterick South West GF is tomorrow Cornish Rebels v Devon Sharks Anyone know the plans for Harry Jepson? Wests Warriors Hemel Stags Coventry Dragons Jarrow Vikings Portsmouth Navy Seahawks Look to have qualified?
  13. Harry Jepson Trophy 2015

    I was referring to the body as a whole not one office or region. CLS is akin to NCL DIV 2/3 but due to geography it makes it tough for clubs to finance. There has to be a sustainable competition between League One and the regional amateur leagues to complete the pyramid.
  14. Harry Jepson Trophy 2015

    Someone from the club told me they had lost only 4 games in 2 years. 1 league game, a cup final, & 2 Challenge Cup games (rd 2 in 14 & rd 1 in 15) - pretty impressive. It's almost a sad reflection on the RFL for not providing a competition for them to move to? Or at least properly fund the CLS so that traveling for these amateur clubs isn't an issue. From my experience you would be looking at bus hire costs of over £5,000 for the season.
  15. Harry Jepson Trophy 2015

    So what are everyone's predictions? I've seen both Chargers & Bedford play and both are strong but no idea about Romans or Wallsend? This is such a great competition!!