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  1. Rochdale Hornets DR with Widnes too. ‘’All Widnes players registered with Hornets making them eligible to play and train for either side. Up to five of John Kear’s players in each of his (Gary Thornton’s) matchday squads, if required.” Pre-season friendly with Widnes too, 15 Jan 3pm.
  2. The bloke was correct. Up to 5 Widnes players eligible for each matchday squads and a pre-season friendly at Widnes! https://hornetsrugbyleague.co.uk/article/1178/hornets-agree-dual-registration-with-widnes-vikings
  3. A talented hooker c.20yrs on Wigan's books and chosen for the preliminary squad for this year's Wales' world cup.
  4. Any thoughts on the new squad currently of 22, I believe? "They fit our model well in terms of being young, talented, and hungry for success” is the theme and perhaps any loans (hopefully longer than 2 weeks) will be those to provide additional experience and back-up for injuries. Only 3+ months to a testing 2 months of fixtures.
  5. Unfortunately, Vicky was substituted, I think after half-time, in the semi last night. England wasn’t at the very best needed against the mainly full-time, very powerful and equally talented NZ team. England will benefit long term, but probably need to go full-time, provided the ££ is available and the players with the commitments to do so. A replacement coach*will be in place as last night it was the current one’s last. Great effort by all though to get so close to the final. You can see Vicky in pre-match interviews on social media, one were she says that her pupils say she must be “paid thousands”…. * https://www.totalrl.com/rfl-releases-statement-on-englands-craig-richards-and-his-successor/
  6. Three SAS episodes enjoyed, except for very annoying 'buffering' (video/technical - sorry, not the naughty stuff!) on my playback. Some very interesting characters, especially the Irish lad and no doubt he and his SAS actors must have a ball, especially in the desert takes. The largely "rock" score is brave. Enjoy.
  7. Great news for Mayfield - his expertise should be immense and add not a few spectators wherever he plays. Surprising and good news too, that we have signed Dave Hewitt from the neighbours, who I guess will not be pleased!
  8. Recruitment is shaping up very nicely with Conor Aspey and Cian Tyrer now retained for 2023. Well done.
  9. For those with dual-code rugby interests there will be a clash of our World Cup quarter, semi and final games with Union’s Autumn Internationals. On 5/11 we have two quarter finals 14.30 and 19.30 up against 4 Union internationals over the afternoon; and another quarter final 14.30 6/11 which clashes with Union’s England v Argentina (14.15). On 12/11 we have a semi-final at 14.30 clashing with Union’s England v Japan at 15.15 and Italy v Australia at 14.00, plus 3 other games. Our 11/11 evening semi does not clash. Our 19/11 final at 16.00 is close to Union’s England v New Zealand at 17.30 with Italy v Australia 20.00 The media coverage will be interesting.
  10. Along with new signing Ethan O’Hanlon (prop) from Hunslet, great to learn we have retained Aiden Roden.
  11. Absolutely, especially the endgame. Hope the highlights are available to those missing the action. Preferably skipping Sky’s opportunity to inject advertisements! Kohli brilliant.
  12. Maybe, the RFL would first assess the situation of Vesuvius! Certainly the area is beautiful, but the Corso Italia and Sorrento’s narrow lanes would never recover!
  13. Encouraging to read that we have recruited 20 talented players for next season as we “cut our cloth” to a reduced budget, seemingly with an emphasis on youth. 13 players leaving including Sheridan, Chase and Moimoi and the retirement of Calland. The full list is on the official site. Look forward to learning more of the new ‘lads’.
  14. Given the standard of rugby league being displayed at this World Cup ( even with the early blow-out scores ), with much closer games as it unfolds, a huge opportunity for our game. The full coverage on BBC icing on the cake. Add these eye-watering figures: https://www.ruck.co.uk/two-more-premiership-clubs-in-trouble-as-leagues-debt-topples-500m/
  15. Thanks Tyrone - he signed on 21/9.
  16. I expect we are awaiting until after the World Cup! Any news other than below, including 2022 players to be retained? AJ Boardman….forward, ex Midlands H. Swarbick…utility, ex NWCrusaders C. Connolly….hooker, ex Cornwall J. Purcell….half back, “ “ D. Nixon…..wing, retained
  17. Absolutely. I hope that there are more details and full consideration for League 1 (as integral to the new era) with it’s mix of clubs, well established and those in regions to help expand the game. I believe that IMG has said they “remain flexible” for L1 and there will be no removal of its funding (thanks!), which currently is not a lot.
  18. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/exclusive-rfl-ralph-rimmer-fiji-28107245
  19. In summary the recommendations are: “A re-positioned calendar which optimises flow, narrative and engagement, incorporating regular ‘peaks’ of interest and a compelling season climax. A calendar aligned with the global game to facilitate an international window in October and incorporate a mid-season international. Participation in the top tier to be based on a range of on and off field measures, delivered through a club grading system with the aim of supporting financial sustainability and encouraging investment into clubs. ‘Category A’ clubs will be guaranteed participation in the top tier whilst ‘Category B’ clubs will be re-assessed annually with the highest-ranking clubs occupying the remaining slots in the top tier. Promotion and relegation will continue on the field of play between the second and third tiers with tier two increasingly filled with strong Category B Clubs. An expansion strategy to be developed that targets and supports the growth of the Women’s and Girls’ game, and also growth in new markets. Participation of clubs outside of the UK to be capped and with additional standards to support domestic growth. Operations to be centralised where this can maximise efficiencies and drive incremental revenue (e.g. ticketing and digital infrastructure). A new brand strategy to be introduced and aligned with the above commercial strategy.” More details: https://twitter.com/intent/follow?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1575114488080400384|twgr^4c51f614b4046ad848f12e7d1c6eebf4dd447bd9|twcon^s1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.totalrl.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcoremodule%3Dsystemcontroller%3Dembedurl%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjdgsport%2Fstatus%2F1575114488080400384&screen_name=jdgsport
  20. If so, still 17 part-time teams (most with rugby league history writ large) with a geographical spread from Cumbria to Cornwall and with the potential to add new teams from UK and France. Ultimately, a 20-team Championship? We should know our value soon!
  21. https://www.totalrl.com/crunch-vote-ahead-on-img-proposals-as-reimagining-rugby-league-begins/ Proposals on rugby league’s future from 2024 will be voted on by clubs this Wednesday. Apparently, IMG has consulted ‘stakeholders’ across the game. Naturally, the voting result will immediately influence clubs’ plans for 2023 which will remain under the current league structure. How it affects 2023 promotion and relegation and especially the future of League 1 clubs is my concern. This subject is being followed on the main forum. Hopefully, our club will keep us fully posted.
  22. Just in case anyone missed our defeat…..not good enough defensively. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwihrbvIsbL6AhVehP0HHb1zBnUQFnoECAQQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rugby-league.com%2Farticle%2F60982%2Fhighlights-%7C-doncaster-v-rochdale-hornets&usg=AOvVaw2Ok_oJVTesZMpCQKsuetHs …..a long drag to next season and how we rebuild for what may be a final League 1 as it stands.
  23. A 52-20 (12-4 ht) win by Donny - perhaps for us exiled Hornets supporters it was good that the game wasn't streamed! The Swinton v Donny final should be closer.
  24. HT. Donny 12 - Hornets 4 Seems a bit tense....which team will go for broke? Certainly too late for Hornets - we will have to wait another year... 52-20 to Donny after too many Hornets' infringements and errors. Very disappointing end of season result.
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