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The full divisional structure can be found on our web-site here: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/burybroncos/s/team-news-3730.html?news_id=837386

A few new sides too. Hilton Park (Leigh) have been put up a few divisions, but Westhoughton return while Mancunians and Liverpool City join alongside a new East Manchester side. So we get a Manchester derby in RL as well as a Bolton derby in RL.

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I,m quite looking forward to it,I just hope it gets going really well this season with more fixtures completed,otherwise I see more teams moving on?

Great idea about having a Grand Final for each division!

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Going to be tough to have a 13 or 14 team division and get the fixtures completed. Looks like Eccles aren't running an A team but guess they're either using their winter team or going merit?

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little concerned that there are a few new side sin Div 4 and that they may struggle to complete games...that said, we at Bury know how hard it is and it took us 3 years before we were able to field a full 17 every single week for a full year.

Div 5 wasnt that bad really with it being A sides who pulled out and Bolton who missed only two. apart from that, it was fine so hopefully all will be Ok this year

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The full divisional structure can be found on our web-site here: http://www.pitchero....?news_id=837386

A few new sides too. Hilton Park (Leigh) have been put up a few divisions, but Westhoughton return while Mancunians and Liverpool City join alongside a new East Manchester side. So we get a Manchester derby in RL as well as a Bolton derby in RL.

are the leagues confirmed or provisional?

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I,m quite looking forward to it,I just hope it gets going really well this season with more fixtures completed,otherwise I see more teams moving on?

Great idea about having a Grand Final for each division!

moving on, to where?

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i think its a case of close to confirmed. a list came out in December and this seems to be the near final - clubs asked to express any urgent issues ahead of fixtures coming out...

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i think its a case of close to confirmed. a list came out in December and this seems to be the near final - clubs asked to express any urgent issues ahead of fixtures coming out...

cheers, looks like some well balanced leagues. why only 10 in prem yet 14, 13, 12 in others?

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cheers, looks like some well balanced leagues. why only 10 in prem yet 14, 13, 12 in others?

The premier sides are expected to progress further in cups?

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In the past maybe but not really the case now with the apparent demise of the Lancashire cup and i don't think any of the prem teams are still in the challenge cup.

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Though to be fair Bowes then Yorkshire mens is even worse :unsure:

True

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The premier sides are expected to progress further in cups?

what cups, no barla county or barla national for these sides, just tier4 cup i presume. playoffs planned for all leagues, top 4 i guess, so unlike other regions league games will be the priority.

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Maybe Wars of the Roses if that's still going?

A shame BARLA couldn't move the Lancashire (and Cumbria) cups to summer

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as far as I know the Cumbria league pretty much run the BARLA County Cup for themselves and play the games when they want, there are also moves within the county to revamp the competition to make it more open to all clubs (including A teams which includes a Plate comp). I only know this because a proposal from the league secretary came through on email this morning.

Our league management like many others have their faults, but one thing I can't fault them for effort, and they are trying different things in an effort to raise the profile of the sport and make it competitive for all clubs and spectators. There seems to be a couple of forward thinking people who sympathsise with the problems clubs have on a weekly basis, and they do try to help clubs rather than just 'quoting the rules'.

We have a long way to go but Cumbria is moving in the right direction, the new Cumbria League has created a lot of interest up here, its just a shame that some of the Barrow sides would rather stay in the NWML and risk teams not fulfilling away games rather than play a bit closer to home.

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as far as I know the Cumbria league pretty much run the BARLA County Cup for themselves and play the games when they want, there are also moves within the county to revamp the competition to make it more open to all clubs (including A teams which includes a Plate comp). I only know this because a proposal from the league secretary came through on email this morning.

Our league management like many others have their faults, but one thing I can't fault them for effort, and they are trying different things in an effort to raise the profile of the sport and make it competitive for all clubs and spectators. There seems to be a couple of forward thinking people who sympathsise with the problems clubs have on a weekly basis, and they do try to help clubs rather than just 'quoting the rules'.

We have a long way to go but Cumbria is moving in the right direction, the new Cumbria League has created a lot of interest up here, its just a shame that some of the Barrow sides would rather stay in the NWML and risk teams not fulfilling away games rather than play a bit closer to home.

is the cumbria league gonna be summer season ie march to oct/ nov ish or winter season sept to apr/may ish? why also would barrow teams decide to enter nwml instead of the cumbrian league, playing seasons aside?

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Summer. The only reason Dalton didn't enter is to stay winter but the others seem to not like the coast road. IMO the sides staying NWML have no right to moan when (not if) they lose lots of home games.

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Bowes is right, the Cumbria League is being played in summer, and regarding the coast road from west Cumbria to Barrow, it is without doubt one of the worst roads in the country, my club have been told that the travel arrangements are based on travelling to Barrow via Penrith and the M6, not the coast road, so that argument goes out of the window. I think someone said it was less than 2 hours to get to Barrow from Maryport/Cockermouth on the M6, and roughly the same to go on the coast road.

The Maryport club have also looked into going on the train, as their ground is next to the train station, as is Glassons, so that could have been an option for the likes of Ulverston, Roose and Dalton as well.

Why Dalton stick with the winter league is anyones guess, I thought the whole point in joining a league was to play games, something which certainly doesn't seem to be happening in Daltons case, if I was one of their players I would be looking for a new club where they can get regular rugby

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Summer. The only reason Dalton didn't enter is to stay winter but the others seem to not like the coast road. IMO the sides staying NWML have no right to moan when (not if) they lose lots of home games.

Why would they lose lots of home games?

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Why would they lose lots of home games?

Teams not travelling

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Why do you keep going on about the roads being the reason teams didn't switch leagues? The road never even came into it where my club is concerned.

As for teams having no right to moan then I would say your wrong again. Teams know well in advance of the season starting who they are likely to play and travelling involved.

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