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Oxford RL 'Academy' taking Coventry Bears place in NCL3 in 2014?

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I would expect it is more likely that Oxford would be applying for a place in NCL South rather than NCL3

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I would expect it is more likely that Oxford would be applying for a place in NCL South rather than NCL3

That's what I though, but that's not how it reads.

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Not that surprising, though they're going to need a lot of players if they're going to run two sides. The Cavs have struggled at times to field one side this season (though they have fulfilled all their fixtures). It does make some sense, though, as in the long term Oxford RL need reserves/a bigger squad. This year their fringe players had nowhere to go (though I hear some made an appearance/appearances for another Conference League South club)

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Also, two other things that point to Conference League South:

1. Dual reg - allowed in CLS but not NCL3

2. NCL sides get a nosebleed travelling to Coventry, so Oxford would definitely be too far.

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Do they fulfil the criteria and have the NCL clubs voted them in ?

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Any idea of the line up for CLS next year? What are the rumours?

As WCE says above re dual reg, so it prob means Conf League South

 

This is what I wrote a few days ago on another thread -

 

Teams who want to play in National South next season - including the current  or  any new ones - have to register their interest with the RFL before 31st August, so you might hear who's doing what after that date.  Depends on who you speak to as to what is happening in Nat South, I've heard that one team is definitely considering dropping out, but have also been told two teams are considering joining, but its all just rumour until its announced, I just hope that it will be done quickly as it effects a lot of clubs who need to know about next season. 

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Do they fulfil the criteria and have the NCL clubs voted them in ?

From what I've seen the criteria in CLS aren't as strict as they are for NCL.

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From what I've seen the criteria in CLS aren't as strict as they are for NCL.

But next year the criteria for CLS are a lot stricter than this year

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Coventry bears arnt even in the top five of NCL three and in their current capacity just aint good enough to play in the pro ranks.

Lets see how they fare next season but I can see another RFL pipe dream coming crashing down.

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The last three sides to join CC1 did okay why do you think that Cov would be an exception to this?

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The last three sides to join CC1 did okay why do you think that Cov would be an exception to this?

Maybe they aren't northern enough.

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Coventry bears arnt even in the top five of NCL three and in their current capacity just aint good enough to play in the pro ranks.

Lets see how they fare next season but I can see another RFL pipe dream coming crashing down.

Have you had a look at their business plan, spoken to them about player recruitment for  next year or considered at all that they are stronger than University of Gloucester All Golds were this time last year, or Oxford?

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As the 2 leagues operate under different rules regarding players, don't allow P&R, etc, does it matter where Coventry finish?

 

If only we had a fully joined up league system... it could almost be a pyramid... I bet no other sport does it...

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As the 2 leagues operate under different rules regarding players, don't allow P&R, etc, does it matter where Coventry finish?

If only we had a fully joined up league system... it could almost be a pyramid... I bet no oOther sport does it...

If Cov had gone into that league knowing they had to finish top 2 to get promotion they may have approached the season differently. The league was a step up to help them prepare for championship 1 next year

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As the 2 leagues operate under different rules regarding players, don't allow P&R, etc, does it matter where Coventry finish?

 

If only we had a fully joined up league system... it could almost be a pyramid... I bet no other sport does it...

Which other sport has it's third tier better run than it's tier 1 & 2.

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Which other sport has it's third tier better run than it's tier 1 & 2.

 

I'll go for, erm, hurling?

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Which other sport has it's third tier better run than it's tier 1 & 2.

Is Championship 1 run significantly better than the championship?

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Is Championship 1 run significantly better than the championship?

Tier 1 is SuperLeague

Tier 2 is the Championship and Championship 1

Tier 3 is NCL and Southern Conference

Tier 4 is the rest of us!

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Tier 1 is SuperLeague

Tier 2 is the Championship and Championship 1

Tier 3 is NCL and Southern Conference

Tier 4 is the rest of us!

Cheers, why deviate from the system used in every other sport? Surely the point of tiers is to identify equivalent competitions in different geographical areas! Championship 1 is obviously not equivalent to the Championship

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Cheers, why deviate from the system used in every other sport? Surely the point of tiers is to identify equivalent competitions in different geographical areas! Championship 1 is obviously not equivalent to the Championship

Isn't it to do with levels of professionalism?

Tier 1 - Super League

High standards, full time professiona;

Tier 2 - Champs/champs 1

Higher standards than amateur comps, part time players

Tier 3 - NCL/SCL etc

Standards-driven amateur competitions for clite amateur clubs. No ban on payments to players. Dual reg allowed in CLS and maybe NCL in future (or maybe not - up to the clubs in the comp to decide)

Tier 4 - Social Game

I.E everything else, not standards driven. Amateur/no payments.

The "tiered" structure basically means that, in theory, a club could start at the bottom and make it all the way up to SL. OK, it's not going to happen any time soon, but that's the theory.

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My club is in Tier 4 - is there any reason why we shouldn't / can't pay players if we wanted to?

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My club is in Tier 4 - is there any reason why we shouldn't / can't pay players if we wanted to?

 

You'll lose the 'A' in ARLFC.

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You'll lose the 'A' in ARLFC.

We don't have it

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