beefy1

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  1. Short term I think that the reintroduction of Reserves will adversely affect us NCL clubs (especially my own), but if the clubs that are running these teams are smart, they'll be looking mainly at the lads that are released after the u19's, a lot of whom drop out of the game all together anyway. There is huge pool of talent getting lost each year at that stage, and all the RFL naysayers that slate them for the system that currently exists for creating this loss can't possibly slate them for finally seeing the light and pushing the solution. From what I understand, NCL teams can play players that are on a terms and conditions contract, so it might be that some of these guys play Thursday/Saturday. Not ideal, but something that I can certainly see happening.
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    Time for a rethink ?

    My suggestion would be Premier Division as it is, then Division 1 East and Division 1 West. Cross division games in the play-offs only. It'd take a bit of thinking about how promotion and relegation would work, but I honestly think it's the best way forward. 14 teams in each league. If they keep relaxing the criteria as they do now, or the fact that the travel isn't as taxing attracts more teams it could expand to East and West 1 and 2 with straight 1 or 2 up/down between the regional leagues.
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    NCL Division 2

    These criteria get relaxed more every year. 20 minute walk to the pitch at Batley Boys.
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    Beverley

    It's happened to us a number of times. I'm not sure that anything can be done about it. Could we get players to sign a contract that says that they won't leave on their return, or if they do the club gets the money back? I'm not talking about fundraising either. As a club our policy is to pay 50% of their tour, then help with fundraising. It rarely costs the lads anything to go.
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    NcL website

    Accepting cookies basically means that the site will show you targeted advertising when you're using it. The cookies are the parts that gather info so they know what your interests are.
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    Shaw Cross

    Hi Duke, Thanks for your kind words. The lads copped a hiding, as you'd expect with 10 players but can be proud of their efforts in my opinion. Just the fact that they turned up with such numbers is testament to the heart of those lads that made the journey. I'm very hopeful that this is a one off rather than a sign of things to come. We're doing it tough at the moment for a number of reasons. One being that we appointed a new coach in the off-season, and that didn't work out unfortunately. We had to make a really tough decision to part company with him and some players decided to leave the club to show loyalty to him. Other reasons being a lack of interest in playing because the results aren't going our way (Believe it or not, we had 21 players turn out for our A team on Friday night, but apparently they all work on a Saturday all of a sudden) and a genuinely long list of injuries. We'll see the season through and hopefully get a good influx of players from our current under 18's team. A lot of them have had a taste of open age rugby already, but want to concentrate on the 18's for this season. We're very much in a rebuilding phase, but as a club we're not frightened to throw the kids in. If we can keep our coach on board after this season I'm sure he'll be a big pull for the youngsters too.
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    Conference TV Coverage

    Missed the game and forgot to set it to record. Does anyone know if it'll be repeated?
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    State of Mind 9's

    https://www.facebook.com/events/337089430127349/
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    State of Mind 9's

    https://www.facebook.com/events/337089430127349/
  10. Shaw Cross Sharks alongside our charity partners for 2018, State of Mind are hosting a 9's tournament on Spring Bank weekend (Saturday 26th May). We have a few teams confirmed at the moment, Shaw Cross, State of Mind, British Asian Rugby Association and Ravensport All Stars, but we are still welcoming entries as we aim to make this a 12 team competition. There will be plenty to do on the day for all the family and we have food and drinks stalls, DJ's and hopefully some bands lined up to keep everyone entertained well into the evening. Entry costs £120 per squad of 15 players (£8 per man), or alternatively I can provide a sponsor form if you'd prefer to raise the funds that way with it being a charity event. Anyone interested please contact Brett Turner on 07837995663 or brett@ravensport.com
  11. Shaw Cross Sharks alongside our charity partners for 2018, State of Mind are hosting a 9's tournament on Spring Bank weekend (Saturday 26th May). We have a few teams confirmed at the moment, Shaw Cross, State of Mind, British Asian Rugby Association and Ravensport All Stars, but we are still welcoming entries as we aim to make this a 12 team competition. There will be plenty to do on the day for all the family and we have food and drinks stalls, DJ's and hopefully some bands lined up to keep everyone entertained well into the evening. Entry costs £120 per squad of 15 players (£8 per man), or alternatively I can provide a sponsor form if you'd prefer to raise the funds that way with it being a charity event. Anyone interested please contact Brett Turner on 07837995663 or brett@ravensport.com
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    Challenge cup 2018

    I don't think that's true. We (Shaw Cross) drew Valley Cougars 3/4 years ago and the default day was Saturday then. Again, they used it as an excuse to not show up. That time they were honest enough to say that the lads were playing RU on the Saturday, so we didn't consider changing it to accommodate them. I imagine that it's the real reason that they didn't travel on Saturday.
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    2018

    Keep an eye on social media on the night of the launch and it'll be in the public domain within seconds of the ladies and gents in the room seeing it.
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    2018

    I love it!
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    2018

    I have. ;-)