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  1. They are however it doesn't harm in looking at how they operate and seeing if it could work for us. The current format isn't fit for fans that genuinely want to follow their team to every game. I don't know many people that can afford to watch their teams in Canada (potential for 2 trips) and New York and also a French trip too. Amongst Summer Bash, a £160ish home ticket (for 1) and £20 ish away tickets plus travel too most away games. Now is the time to evaluate the structure and see if its fit for purpose. You probably have 3 seasons before the new teams are in the league and with most or ours being part time how would the players be able to cope with that type of travel.
  2. That's how it was sold to us as away fan's from York. In 2019 buy the tickets through York and they would get a % of ticket prices. I am not 100% sure what happens if they just buy what they need or if the commit to so many tickets.
  3. Even though I am not a massive fan of Union, Pro 14 are making that work with 2 conferences with teams from South Africa, Italy, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I think some lessons could be learnt
  4. Personally I would merge the 2 divisions of Championship and League 1 and based on a ranking system have a new restructure of what will then be 4 divisions of 7 teams in each home and away with playoffs from winner of each pool. I would have of the overseas teams in each pool. You play 6 home and away could easily have the 1895 Cup seeded locally in earlier rounds to keep the interest.
  5. Yeah that makes sense I suppose Yorkshire Premier is at a decent standard. I definitely think more could be done for "social" full contact players. There is a big drive on non contact however with the full contact you have players and teams willing to play but definitely could make it easier for people and potentially easier on player recruitment
  6. I suppose never going to be number 1 priority or top of the agenda but talking Yorkshire Mens (and possibly Yorkshire Juniors) Currently as a player you could be playing all over Yorkshire and even Nottinghamshire. For players that are more on the social playing side of the spectrum would it make sense in restructuring the divisions in the Yorkshire mens keeping the NCL for your "elite amateur players". My idea is to divide the divisions more city wide to cut down on travel times and individual cost. With 5 section divisions which could contain more than one league, with the potential If you want to have playoffs for an overall Yorkshire mens champion. Bradford & District Central & East Yorkshire (York, Selby, Hull etc) Leeds & District Huddersfield & District Wakefield & District and South Yorkshire This way the travel time is reduced, the season could be shortened if needed and as a player rather than alot of travel journey times are shortened. It would be interesting to hear from people especially those playing or have played under the current structure.
  7. Personally just like spitting, eye gouging and biting I think any "low grab" should be disciplined in a harsh way. 5 games is no where close to the mark for me personally. 5 months might be getting closer.
  8. I definitely wouldn't want to play each other 3/4 times a season but as a championship fan I would rather we started Easter weekend in Mid march/April than 1st weekend of February. Personally I think the season needs to be shorter or better organised out of the top flight even if that means 1 division but divided for less travelling I would be in favour. Before the entrance of Ottawa and New York things have to be sorted otherwise realistically if things went a set way with P&Rs you could have 3 Cumbrian teams, Toronto, New York, Ottawa, London and Toulouse in the 2nd tier in 3 years. That's more than half of the teams in the league! I am in favour of expansion but that's taking it too far! Where Super League would be M62 corridor plus Catalans
  9. Regarding cost for a player for TTR the standard shorts are £13 you can get other ones that are designed with a particular comp like Yorkshire or London etc too. It's approx £5 a session paid up front in bulk so £50 per player for 10 sessions which can seem a little pricey if like some do play in multiple leagues. A pack of tags are £45 (covered by the league). But to be apart of TTR you would need a franchise and that is the part that put me off. When thinking minimum contact, I thought about the options and I thought about setting up a league in Harrogate but the risk of the business and facilities costs on top. It might have worked if I could draw the corporate market to Harrogate potentially. https://trytagrugby.com/yorkshire/franchise/
  10. It was a fantastic session we are using a 3G cage pitch at Rossett Sports Centre in Harrogate. Was hard work be well worth it. Link below shows very limited amount of the hour session https://youtu.be/zp6VNA2CXmc
  11. On the topic of minimum contact versions of RL. X-league is making its debut in Harrogate tonight, with a coaching and playing session. Under Harrogate Fire Ants, we our leasing our own 3G cage pitch for the hour long session. We are one of 2 teams in North Yorkshire (the other being York City Knights foundation) , interestingly thus far no team in West Yorkshire, so plenty of development work to be done
  12. https://www.rugby-league.com/get_involved/play Also regarding Try Tag Rugby on the RFL website TTR falls under the play section along with X-league and the full contact versions
  13. Hi mate, Euro tag was its previous guise. They are promoting it as 60x40 metre field anything from 6-11 a side. As mentioned above X-league is a touch tackle on the ball. Fending off is allowed
  14. True but also the appeal isnt playing Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday
  15. In principle the 1895 Cup is a good idea but starting the season earlier isn't the answer. If we get a Jan/Feb like this year there won't be any fixtures played or be a mismatch. Personally I would play the 1895 Cup in September/October better chance of good weather. Scrap the playoffs, first goes up
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