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2blackrooks

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  1. Couldn’t make the game but apparently it was good with a decent crowd, Scotland RL FB page has some highlights
  2. Scotland u20 37-30 Ireland u20 Scotland now travel to Leigh to face England community lions next Saturday
  3. Scotland U20’s to play Ireland at Dalkeith RU 4/9/21 12pm Then England Community lions at Leigh miners 11/9/21 12pm
  4. I reckon the Scotland Jamaica match could pull a decent crowd in featherstone, probably more than in Scotland and technically nearby Doncaster is still in Scotland https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2760467/amp/Doncaster-technically-Scotland-signed-900-years-ago-never-formally-given-back.html
  5. Great article and confirms their intention to run 2 teams, one in the Scottish League and another in NERL In relation to TV, YouTube could be looked into, Fosroc super 6 utilise this last year getting 2k+ for live games and much more for highlights, not that I’m suggesting RL will get this but the idea is there. Also there are plenty of colleges/Universities with media programs which could be linked into to provide coverage. And give a platform to grow But all in all a great article and positive words about the future of RL
  6. Totally agree mate just putting Rl in context in relation to the question
  7. We have many extremes in play Edinburgh streets ahead of others Strathmore Aberdeen and some what fife who have been playing RL for sometime though Strathmore are primarily a union club and relative newcomers Glasgow and newsboys Forth. All players struggle with family life work etc making getting a team together hard at times even to training. Issue is there’s no cash in Scottish RL it’s all done on goodwill. A few years back England RL helped fund development officers and RL did bloom with upto 9 teams in 2 conferences but this was canned by England RL and the game suffered since. Shinty and Curling get more cash than RL. Not sure if lottery money has been sort or even if Scottish government Sport Scotland have been approached, though I’m sure the cancellation of the WC won’t help I’m guessing Scottish RL would have got some financial benefits from it
  8. Despite the result what a great effort and Idea to finish the season. Well done all and here’s to a stronger season next year. Hopefully start with a nines tournament end with the Barbarians match
  9. https://www.facebook.com/edinburgheaglesRL/videos/195233192655634/ Edinburgh v Scottish Barbarians live link
  10. Let’s hope so and hopefully the live stream will work Big thanks to everyone in Scottish RL for a great season and finale Here’s looking to pushing forward next year
  11. I believe before this season Edinburgh we’re going to play in the NE league but restrictions they played in a diluted Scottish league, and totally agree with what you say, I understand next year the league will be over a home away basis but of course this could change. Whether Edinburgh join the NE league as they planned to this year or remain in the Scottish set up remains to be seen
  12. Though I don’t know the answer to this I suspect if restrictions/finances allow Edinburgh might look at rejoining the NE setup but I’m unsure if they have enough players to run 2 teams, be great if they could. Also what would be good some kind of collaboration between the Scottish league teams and NE league for games etc, Certainly would help the game. Ive always thought a Scottish league international team vs Wales n Ireland either on a mid season break or end of season. Make a mini 3 nations, Ireland are always active in organising matches against England representative teams with Wales just announcing matches against England at U16 U17 level
  13. Edinburgh v Scottish league select 1pm Royal High School Edinburgh There hoping to stream the game live on Facebook
  14. My worst injury on the field but of a bent finger (one of many) put back there n then, then told to get back to tackling practice lol
  15. It is sad but primarily Strathmore are a Union side and use league as training. And do it very well. guess in normal times the league season would be ended by now so allowing union league sides to compete. Though a part of me is disappointed they could not have the courtesy to complete the league, who knows the players may wanted to but club comes first On a positive hopefully next year we’ll see the season start earlier so Strathmore can complete a full fixture list and the positive of Aberdeen joining next year and the vikings successful 1st season
  16. Yep Glasgow were down to 12 but fought on. Think they’ve had a difficult season getting a settled squad but hopefully will grow and come back stronger next season
  17. Scottish league Rd 4 Forth 27 - 22 Fife Glasgow 12 - 100 Edinburgh Well done to the Vikings on their 1st ever Scottish league win. Glasgow apparently putting up a solid performance at times with a much depleted squad, against the highly experienced Eagles well done everyone
  18. Scottish National league Rd4 Forth Valley v Fife 12pm Hillfoots RU Glasgow v Edinburgh 2pm Nethergraigs Probably One of the Viking’s best chances of a win and one they’ve been looking forward too along with the Glasgow game, but Fife will be up for this Glasgow have the unenviable job of trying to stop an unstoppable Edinburgh in the later kick off
  19. Scottish cup Semi finals Fife 40 - 66 Strathmore Aberdeen 16 - 60 Edinburgh
  20. Scottish cup semi finals KO 2pm Fife Vs Strathmore - Kirkcaldy Rugby club Aberdeen Vs Edinburgh - Westdyke leisure centre Looking forward to the Aberdeen Edinburgh match
  21. Ayrshire did have a successful team at one point, I knew a lot of union players who loved playing RL in the summer. The border's again is a prime area, Scotland played Wales there a few years back, with a reasonable crowd and a strong rugby background, albeit union. Always thought Hamilton area would be a good area, nice and central, Motherwell, East Kilbride close by. As MZH says we currently rely on Union players, we need to develop our own RL players, with an international pathway to entice the youngsters, but all credit to the current Union and new players for giving it a go. Just this weekend RL Scotland had a good turn out for there development weekend U20 U17 Women's etc
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