Cant see Crusaders not finishing top.How far down do the playoffs go? 2nd v 3rd winner to final. Then loser at home to winner of 4th 5th 6th 7th? Anyone know?
Is the league done and dusted ?
Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:55 PM
First get automatic promotion. 2nd to 6th in playoffs.
2nd place get a bye. 3rd play 4th (match A), 5th play 6th (Match B )
2nd-placed team v Winner Match A (winner to Play-off final, loser at home in Week 3) (Match C)
Losing team Match A v Winning team match B (loser eliminated) (Match D)
Losing team Match C v Winner Match D (winner to Play-off final, loser eliminated) (Match E)
Kingstone Press Championship One play-off final: Winner Match C v Winner Match E
Edited by gogledd, 17 June 2013 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:19 PM
Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:09 PM
First place is definitely achievable, those bonus points will prove vital come the end of the season.
Who cares -Wins!!!
AKA. Winston Smith
Give 'em a fair trial..........and then hang 'em"
Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:37 PM
If Hornets beat Skolars next week they will have 22 points and with Crusaders the week after could be level depending on who has a bye week next week.
Hornets have home games against All Golds, Thunder, Scorpions and Oxford which should be wins if we are serious about promotion. There's also the televised game against Oldham which will be close as they usually are and it could be the decider between us which would make it that much more serious, if the Biffo derby was already.
As the squad are now looking very much the team to beat these next 3 away fixtures are of paramount importance. Crusaders have had a wake-up call today as they wouldn't have expected to lose at Hemel and we will have to guard against any complacency when we go there on July 7th.
That said the squad really stood up today, several times Thunder threatened our line but on all but the one occasion we managed to snuff out their attacks. At the final whistle they all had a quick chat and then came over to the travelers and did the Hornets chant which they really do with gusto. That is a happy squad.
A special mention today for Michael Ratu, he really looks the business and the Thunder fans were very appreciative with their praise for him. Crooky only missed 1 from 8 and the tries were spread around a bit.
Finally, a mention for the great Thunder fans, they never let the score cause them to get bitter they still have a laugh as when we were chanting "we want 50" they came back with "we want 10". Magic.
"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future".
War doesn't decide who is right, just who is left!
Andrew Birch is Pugwash.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:57 PM
Very surprised by the Hemel result against North Wales. Having watched the video clips of their matches on their web site they do not look a top table team. They looked an average team against Gateshead and Gloucester.
We should have put them away at Spotland but let them back into the game.
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