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2 hours ago, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Looking forward to Wath Brow coming down to us! Will be the best side we've played in a long while so certainly give us an early indication of where we are in the grander scheme of things for the season to come. 

We'll warm up against Hunslet (formerly Hawks) RLFC this weekend......seems odd playing a semi pro side to prepare for an amateur side but honestly believe Wath Brow are a tougher proposition. 

I'm calling a close one that we edge 16-12 - it should be the game picked by the BBC as well, that or the Hull derby.

It should be an obvious one for the BBC will look forward to watching the replay should be a cracker. I'd personally like to think we could have enough to get past Millom, but we dont have a particularly good record up there and although they got relegated I think a couple of their lads were training with Workington pre season so will be a test. Some decent looking ties around again but I think yours is the pick of them

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7 hours ago, MidlandsRugbyLeague said:

I refereed them last Wednesday, got a phone call before from the captain and parked on campus no problems.

What a lot pf people dont realise is that even our biggest and most successful SRL clubs are fighting to keep their heads above the water in their AUs and SUs where other sports often take priority, with big scholarships and bursaries, so for post match food - forget it, the Uni itself woulf be charging £8 to £9 per head for basics... I doubt many SRL clubs have that kind of budget. And the club wont have the decision about whether the coach can come on site at the weekend or not... that decision will be made way beyond their sphere of influence

As much as I might sympathise with them then - they don't meet the criteria for entry into the Challenge cup.

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5 hours ago, Impartial Observer said:

What is the criteria for entering?

No criteria for entering and minimum standards B4 of the Operational Rules do not apply in rounds 1 & 2.

All you need is a perimeter fence around the field.


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7 hours ago, Dessie O'Hare said:

No criteria for entering and minimum standards B4 of the Operational Rules do not apply in rounds 1 & 2.

All you need is a perimeter fence around the field.

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Perimeter Fence. Check. 

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It's just common courtesy, and most amateur clubs struggle with their own budgets etc but still find the money to provide basic hospitality especially to those teams who have made a significant journey. 

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15 hours ago, johnmatrix said:

It's just common courtesy, and most amateur clubs struggle with their own budgets etc but still find the money to provide basic hospitality especially to those teams who have made a significant journey. 

Exactly. With this actually being a prestigious professional competition I think minimum standards should apply. It's as if no one could care less as there was a rugby union game on at 2.30 and all they were bothered about was that. It was also the contact in the run up to the game very slack and very disorganised on there side not knowing when and what time they could accommodate us. No fault of the chap dealing with it on their side he was waiting for the an answer himself. This isn't a pop at them particularly just I feel the RFL should put more in place for one of their competitions.

 

On 2/1/2018 at 11:29 PM, MidlandsRugbyLeague said:

Where does it say they have to? 

It doesn;t as Dessie pointed out for rounds 1 & 2. But what if they got to the third round against an amateur side and had to accomodate properly but rugby union was there taking preference again?

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20 hours ago, thepimp007 said:

Exactly. With this actually being a prestigious professional competition I think minimum standards should apply. It's as if no one could care less as there was a rugby union game on at 2.30 and all they were bothered about was that. It was also the contact in the run up to the game very slack and very disorganised on there side not knowing when and what time they could accommodate us. No fault of the chap dealing with it on their side he was waiting for the an answer himself. This isn't a pop at them particularly just I feel the RFL should put more in place for one of their competitions.

 

It doesn;t as Dessie pointed out for rounds 1 & 2. But what if they got to the third round against an amateur side and had to accomodate properly but rugby union was there taking preference again?

Then they would have. LSRL hosted Italy a few years ago, food was served, drinks were had.

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11 hours ago, Rammo23 said:

Does anyone from Askam arlfc know if the game will still be on on Saturday against West Hull in the Challenge Cup

I'll be asking the same thing of Millom mate the forecast isn't looking great at the minute although we have played before at millom when it has been like water polo haha

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On 1 February 2018 at 9:46 AM, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Looking forward to Wath Brow coming down to us! Will be the best side we've played in a long while so certainly give us an early indication of where we are in the grander scheme of things for the season to come. 

We'll warm up against Hunslet (formerly Hawks) RLFC this weekend......seems odd playing a semi pro side to prepare for an amateur side but honestly believe Wath Brow are a tougher proposition. 

Maybe not this weekend.

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On 9 February 2018 at 10:46 AM, hunsletgreenandgold said:

That's a shame. How come - are there a few injuries/work commitments etc? 

All the above but they will bring plenty of youthful enthusiasm.

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On 30/01/2018 at 7:01 PM, Celtic Rooster said:

They should have had a guideline letter off the RFL then. No excuse. A team who has never visited you before are coming a long way to play you and you don't even meet them or arrange after match refreshments. I don't think it needs a lot of working out. What are they learning at this University? It's not good manners.

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On ‎01‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 3:29 PM, Celtic Rooster said:

As much as I might sympathise with them then - they don't meet the criteria for entry into the Challenge cup.

How do they think an amateur club finances their day to day running, boils my pi ss we've never had anything except the odd few balls when we joined the RLC and they soon dwindled to now't.

Get off your backsides and raise some cash like to rest of us have to.


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When I played the Home team put on the food after the game and it was accepted that the home team went round with one or 2 football cards to help pay for it.Is  this still the case?That was in the Pennine League in the 80s and 90s!

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