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Barley Mow

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  1. 13 minutes ago, unapologetic pedant said:

    In 2021, if people have been persuaded to play the game, surely they must have seen some NRL or SL on the internet. If so, how can so many of them get the PTB so wrong?

    They've obviously been watching SL rather than NRL then!

  2. 52 minutes ago, Eddie said:

    The Serbian team is made up of Serbs rather than Aussies, much more worthy of the IRL’s support. 

    Yes, I had assumed that was the reason for the suggested fixture, it just didn't fit in with the premise of "all  European World Cup Teams to play a game".

    Aren't a lot of the Greek team based in Australia as well?

  3. 15 minutes ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

    Presuming England v All Stars is already fixed in, the main thing for me is for all  European World Cup Teams to play a game. England Knights should play France imo, it’d be a close game and France would actually have a chance of beating an English Rep side which could really get the country behind the National Team in a World Cup year.

    Engalnd v All Stars Totally Wicked Stadium St Helens

    France v England Knights Toulouse 

    Wales v Ireland Eirias Stadium Colwyn Bay

    Jamaica v Scotland Headingley Stadium Leeds

    Serbia v Greece Belgrade 

    If you're giving all the European WC teams a match, Serbia didn't qualify, Italy did.

  4. 1 minute ago, iffleyox said:

    If you were being really picky, you can just about parse that safely as town or county name does not equal representing that town or county, it just means 'in' that town or county. 

    So by way of example you can be Cornwall RL but you can't be 'Cornish RL'

    Or you can be Wakefield, but you can't be Wakefieldians.

    Which is pretty much nonsense but it does technically probably mean that Town or County/in this caase Duchy names are ok.

    Wakefield would be fine, it's a city rather than a town!

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  5. 8 minutes ago, Damien said:

    The RFL are actually quite clear on this:

    For the avoidance of doubt there shall be no automatic promotion between Tier 4 and Tier 3 (League 1); however, the Board shall have absolute discretion to admit other clubs to Tier 3 as it considers appropriate (taking into account such factors as it considers appropriate).

    https://secure.rugby-league.com/ign_docs/143535 RFL Operational Rules Tier 1-3 2020 Web.pdf

    Thanks for that.

    So it is the board rather than the council of members that makes the decision.

    3 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

    Good spot that.

    What does this mean though?

    A Club shall not adopt a title which implies that it is representing, either wholly or in part, a country or county or town or any area or sponsor or commercial organisation nor shall it alter its name from that specified in the schedule unless, in either case, authorised to do so by the Board.

    You can't be named after a town?

    It seems to mean that the RFL Board has final say over what a club can be called.

  6. 1 minute ago, Damien said:

    But that's not the case at all. The RFL still have to approve any entry.

    So is it the other members of the RFL (i.e. the other clubs) that have approved Cornwall as a location?

    If it is, then any complaints by some of those same clubs about travelling long distances seem a little misguided.

  7. 1 hour ago, OriginalMrC said:

    Yes all clubs have a share. Ottawa (now Cornwall) bought Hemel's share hence automatic entry into league 1. They are a new club (not a relocation) 

    This is something I found odd when Ottawa purchased Hemel's RFL membership (and it is full membership of the RFL rather than a franchise or licence as some have said):

    Having left the competition in 1999, Bramley retained their membership of the RFL and applied to re-join the Northern Ford Premiership (as it was then) in 2000 or 2001, but were refused. They nonetheless retained membership for a number of years after that despite not having an active team.

    It seems strange that Hemel-Ottawa-Cornwall are seen as having a right to be able to enter a team because they are members of the RFL, whereas that obviously didn't apply for Bramley.

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  8. 35 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

    Not at all, give clubs the choice, play national to be higher in the pyramid, play northern regional lower down. You can't progress upwards unless you play in it.

    Clubs with ambitions of Super League would have to either agree they are in a national competition or be honest with their fans and go regional.

    This would probably mean that League 1 (plus a few less ambitious northern championship teams) would become the northern regional division and the southern league 1 clubs would join the more ambitious northern clubs in the nationwide championship.

    We would then have W Wales, etc versus the likes of Leigh, Featherstone, Bradford and Halifax. I don't think it would work with the difference in standard - W Wales, etc aren't suddenly going to be able to recruit at the level of the club's they would compete with.

  9. 33 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

    Starter for Ten ... using the pre-existing Midlands Hurricanes branding and announcing some sort of formal partnership with Loughborough University (whose colours are usually purple) and plans to play across the midlands.

    And a million dollars.

    Midlands Hurricanes it is...


  10. Wow, this quote from the link stands out:

    "Most recently, an International game between New Zealand and England was taken to Denver in 2018 but unfortunately did not achieve the results that the NRL, who heavily backed the game, intended."

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  11. Just now, Futtocks said:

    Well, I couldn't find the Toulouse v Lezignan match, but Carcassonne v Albi has begun streaming.


    On the Toulouse facebook page there is a link to the match stream, which is being hosted elsewhere. You had to register with the site that is broadcasting it and it seemed like too much hassle for me so I gave it a miss too.

    I'm on Cascassonne v Albi now.

  12. 4 hours ago, Racks said:

    Thank you Barley for taking the time to type that all out. 

    Please note my original post was a quick summary, not a detailed plan and was mainly to ask would it generate money for lower clubs.

    You could easily have a preliminary round before the groups to decide the 6th seeds etc.

    So if West Hull beat West Wales in a preliminary round, West Hull go into your group stage - what happens to their NCL fixtures that are already arranged for that period? And eliminated West Wales just have to sit and wait for the rest of League 1 to finish the cup group stage (not getting any income).

    The challenge cup should stay a straight knockout.

    This isn't the way to get rid of loop fixtures and although it might increase income for those league 1 clubs who make the group stage, funding is being reduced for all clubs and your proposal is likely to hurt SL and some championship clubs as much as it helps those L1 clubs.

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