National League Rugby Discussion Forums Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > League Rugby - www.leaguerugby.co.uk > English Counties and County Championships
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - BB County Championship Fixtures 2017/18
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

IMPORTANT Remember to read the rules of the board and abide by them when posting.

BB County Championship Fixtures 2017/18

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>
Author
Message
PiffPaff View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 30 Oct 2014
Location: Manchester
Status: Offline
Points: 411
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: BB County Championship Fixtures 2017/18
    Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 16:23
North Division 1 as predicted - no Roses game again!!!!

Rd 1 5/5/18 NTH v LANCS, CHES v YORKS, EAST MIDS v EAST COU
Rd 2 12/5/18 LANCS v EAST COU, YORKS v NORTH, EAST MIDS v CHES
Rd 3 19/5/18 LANCS v CHES, EAST COU v YORKS, NORTH v EAST MIDS
Crouch, Bind, Tweet!
Back to Top
kingsheathlad View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Location: Haselor.
Status: Offline
Points: 1735
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 21:32
Where can you get the other divisions matches.
Cauliflower ear
Back to Top
Robb View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 24 Jan 2017
Location: Kent
Status: Offline
Points: 438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 07:05
Kent have said that next season's fixtures are the same as this year's with home and away reversed.

So Kent have Herts (a), Surrey (h) and Devon (h)


Edited by Robb - 01 Aug 2017 at 07:21
Back to Top
Surreyben View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Location: Surrey
Status: Offline
Points: 2333
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Surreyben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 16:45
Cornwall's fixtures:
5th May v Surrey (H)
12th May v Devon (H)
19th May v Hertfordshire (A)

There is a link to all the fixtures on this page of the Cornwall RFU website:


Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 16:27
Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.
Back to Top
kingsheathlad View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Location: Haselor.
Status: Offline
Points: 1735
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 16:50
Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.


The www.englandrugby.com site lists all the fixtures and does show the venues for some of them but not all.

North Midlands fixtures.
May 5 Hampshire at Gosport and Fareham.
May 12 Warwickshire at Bromsgrove.
May 19 Somerset at Taunton
Cauliflower ear
Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 16:54
Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.


The www.englandrugby.com site lists all the fixtures and does show the venues for some of them but not all.

North Midlands fixtures.
May 5 Hampshire at Gosport and Fareham.
May 12 Warwickshire at Bromsgrove.
May 19 Somerset at Taunton

Thanks.

Looks like Cheshire play their opening game at New Brighton; the other two are away and venues are TBC.
Back to Top
Robb View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 24 Jan 2017
Location: Kent
Status: Offline
Points: 438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 18:16
Kent haven't announced their home grounds for this year but according to Devon, they will play at "Aylesford Butts RFC". LOL

https://www.devonrfu.com/representative_rugby_2018
Back to Top
kingsheathlad View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Location: Haselor.
Status: Offline
Points: 1735
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 08:51
Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.


The www.englandrugby.com site lists all the fixtures and does show the venues for some of them but not all.

North Midlands fixtures.
May 5 Hampshire at Gosport and Fareham.
May 12 Warwickshire at Bromsgrove.
May 19 Somerset at Taunton


Thanks.

Looks like Cheshire play their opening game at New Brighton; the other two are away and venues are TBC.

East Midlands v Cheshire now shows venue at Bedford Blues.
Cauliflower ear
Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2018 at 18:06
Why isn't this competition better advertised?

The Cheshire RFU site is seldom updated and contains little information regarding the fixtures, nothing about entrance fees - still no confirmation on the Lancashire game.

I'm fairly knew to watching rugby live at this level (4), and it just seems there's a lot of smoke and mirrors going on and a general feeling of apathy.  I recall being at our AGM one year, someone mentioned the win Cheshire had at our own ground yet was disappointed at the lack of support - it wasn't even advertised on our website, or even on the board on the main road!

I'd love to get to more things like this; those at the top either don't much care for promoting them or is it just that they don't want enthusiastic little oiks, like me, attending and making too much noise?!
Back to Top
Count Ford View Drop Down
First XV regular
First XV regular


Joined: 20 May 2017
Location: WA4
Status: Offline
Points: 94
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Count Ford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2018 at 18:25
I've seen some great players for Cheshire over recent years. The Mulchrone Brothers, Tom Cruse and many other who have gone on to higher levels. The players always seem to enjoy it but promotion and fan interest seem to dwindle year by year
Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2018 at 18:33
Originally posted by Count Ford Count Ford wrote:

I've seen some great players for Cheshire over recent years. The Mulchrone Brothers, Tom Cruse and many other who have gone on to higher levels. The players always seem to enjoy it but promotion and fan interest seem to dwindle year by year


Has it always been this way? I really think it's a shame that there is virtually no promotion for the competition. I'd love to see people getting behind the team. It can't just be me, can it?
Back to Top
Blub View Drop Down
First XV regular
First XV regular
Avatar

Joined: 21 Dec 2016
Location: London
Status: Offline
Points: 116
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2018 at 18:43
Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by Count Ford Count Ford wrote:

I've seen some great players for Cheshire over recent years. The Mulchrone Brothers, Tom Cruse and many other who have gone on to higher levels. The players always seem to enjoy it but promotion and fan interest seem to dwindle year by year


Has it always been this way? I really think it's a shame that there is virtually no promotion for the competition. I'd love to see people getting behind the team. It can't just be me, can it?


To me, in the few counties I have some knowledge of, the problem is apathy from the players.  Not all of them obviously, but it is not always the case that the counties put out their best XV.

The playing squad seems to be a mix of whom is available, whom can make training, who is not injured/knackered at the end of the season, and at at times who is favoured by the particular coaching team.

Players right down to Level 6 put a lot of time, effort and at times, expense into playing and training for their clubs.  Almost all of them also have "proper" jobs, so the thought of county training as an extra with a possibility of the guy from the next door club playing instead of you, because he always does, is not very attractive.

It is a shame but I think the intensity of the club game, as it increases each year, actually decreases the value of the County game.
Back to Top
kingsheathlad View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Location: Haselor.
Status: Offline
Points: 1735
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2018 at 10:03
Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.


The www.englandrugby.com site lists all the fixtures and does show the venues for some of them but not all.

North Midlands fixtures.
May 5 Hampshire at Gosport and Fareham.
May 12 Warwickshire at Bromsgrove.
May 19 Somerset at Taunton


Thanks.

Looks like Cheshire play their opening game at New Brighton; the other two are away and venues are TBC.


Lancashire v Cheshire at Fylde RFC
Cauliflower ear
Back to Top
tulip View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Location: W Yorks
Status: Offline
Points: 1672
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tulip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2018 at 19:03
Originally posted by PiffPaff PiffPaff wrote:

North Division 1 as predicted - no Roses game again!!!!

Rd 1 5/5/18 NTH v LANCS, CHES v YORKS, EAST MIDS v EAST COU
Rd 2 12/5/18 LANCS v EAST COU, YORKS v NORTH, EAST MIDS v CHES
Rd 3 19/5/18 LANCS v CHES, EAST COU v YORKS, NORTH v EAST MIDS

The Roses game is the one that fans want to see whatever sport it is up North. Hopefully whoever goes to Twickenham it won't be decided by bonus points as last year.
Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2018 at 08:56
Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Do we know the venues for these games?  I remember searching for them last year, gave up in the end because there was absolutely no coverage online.


The www.englandrugby.com site lists all the fixtures and does show the venues for some of them but not all.

North Midlands fixtures.
May 5 Hampshire at Gosport and Fareham.
May 12 Warwickshire at Bromsgrove.
May 19 Somerset at Taunton


Thanks.

Looks like Cheshire play their opening game at New Brighton; the other two are away and venues are TBC.


Lancashire v Cheshire at Fylde RFC


I saw the other day on Fylde's social media that they're hosting the final game.

It appears there's 5-7 Chester players in the squad for this year, no idea who else has been called-up...
Back to Top
Count Ford View Drop Down
First XV regular
First XV regular


Joined: 20 May 2017
Location: WA4
Status: Offline
Points: 94
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Count Ford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2018 at 12:36
As usual I can find nothing at all about the cheshire team. Easily found Lancashire and Yorkshire line ups on Twitter/their websites. Its almost like Cheshire don't want anyone to know about these games

http://yorkshirerfu.pitchero.com/news/senior-xv-team-selection-22916/

Yorkshire team for anyone interested.
Back to Top
Deva Delinquent View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 24 May 2017
Location: Chester
Status: Offline
Points: 352
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2018 at 13:46
Originally posted by Count Ford Count Ford wrote:

As usual I can find nothing at all about the cheshire team. Easily found Lancashire and Yorkshire line ups on Twitter/their websites. Its almost like Cheshire don't want anyone to know about these games

http://yorkshirerfu.pitchero.com/news/senior-xv-team-selection-22916/

Yorkshire team for anyone interested.


All cloak and dagger. Must be a need to know basis.

Why is it Cheshire seems to be run like an old golf club? It just seems if you haven't got the right tie then you don't get to find out what's happening?

Info on Lancashire is readily available, why not Cheshire?
Back to Top
UncleSteveMoffett View Drop Down
Academy player
Academy player


Joined: 02 Jun 2017
Location: Electric Avenue
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UncleSteveMoffett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2018 at 16:04
Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by Count Ford Count Ford wrote:

As usual I can find nothing at all about the cheshire team. Easily found Lancashire and Yorkshire line ups on Twitter/their websites. Its almost like Cheshire don't want anyone to know about these games

http://yorkshirerfu.pitchero.com/news/senior-xv-team-selection-22916/

Yorkshire team for anyone interested.


All cloak and dagger. Must be a need to know basis.

Why is it Cheshire seems to be run like an old golf club? It just seems if you haven't got the right tie then you don't get to find out what's happening?

Info on Lancashire is readily available, why not Cheshire?

Interesting Yorkshire side, I am not convinced about the pack. 

The backs look to have some firepower though.
Back to Top
tulip View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Location: W Yorks
Status: Offline
Points: 1672
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tulip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2018 at 16:08
It must be down to budgets. Last year absolutely nothing on Yorkshire website
But I got Yorkshire team on Cheshire website.
Obviously Yorkshire used all their budget last year and
Cheshire used all theirs this year
Sorted😀😀😀

Edited by tulip - 04 May 2018 at 16:13
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.