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Finally.... it is turning green. If only they had started early summer rather than a week before the season started !!

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not long now... 
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Looks like Lichfield are going to break it in for you then.
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Yes hopefully (well for the 1st XV  anyway). Should make for an entertaining match. Past-players' day as well.
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Tested and approved, just waiting final approval from World  Rugby

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oh ffs, yes it contains grass, why hide it!!!

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Pitch certificate finally obtained from World Rugby. Below is how it looked on Wednesday afternoon during the Beast from the East (not P Lions!). We reckon half an inch or so of lying snow would be playable regardless of temperature. Will have to see if any more is dumped in the next few days. Planning Colts, 1sts then 3rds on the pitch on Saturday. Would be a shame for the weather to scupper it.

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The all weather pitch could be scuppered by................the weather !  
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They are not "all weather" pitches. Still freeze if the temperature gets low enough!
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Looks fantastic, Eton Manor down here in L1N are having one installed as we speak, looking forward to visiting it.

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Originally posted by cobbler cobbler wrote:

Pitch certificate finally obtained from World Rugby. Below is how it looked on Wednesday afternoon during the Beast from the East (not P Lions!). We reckon half an inch or so of lying snow would be playable regardless of temperature. Will have to see if any more is dumped in the next few days. Planning Colts, 1sts then 3rds on the pitch on Saturday. Would be a shame for the weather to scupper it.

Looks really good, pity we're not playing 1st game on it as we did at PGH last season. We were the 1st team to score a try on it at PGH. Hope it all goes well for Saturday.
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They are not "all weather" pitches. Still freeze if the temperature gets low enough!


Luckily our pitch (at Burnage) hasn't been frozen on a Saturday since it was installed approx. 8 seasons ago. Of course, due to the way it was built, it has excellent drainage. I know the pitch is in almost constant use in the evenings (football, rugby training, etc.). Of course, being an old fart, I don't hear of cancelled training sessions !!
I know "we" have swept the lying snow off on a Saturday morning to reveal a pristine playing surface a small number of times.
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Originally posted by cobbler cobbler wrote:

Pitch certificate finally obtained from World Rugby. Below is how it looked on Wednesday afternoon during the Beast from the East (not P Lions!). We reckon half an inch or so of lying snow would be playable regardless of temperature. Will have to see if any more is dumped in the next few days. Planning Colts, 1sts then 3rds on the pitch on Saturday. Would be a shame for the weather to scupper it.


Good Luck

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Unfortunately not looking so green today apparently. Temperature (to an extent) is not an issue, but RFU have advised we cannot brush large amounts of snow off (pretty impractical to do that too without specialist equipment) as it redistributes the rubber crumb.

Snow is around 3 inches deep near me, so not feeling as optimistic as I was yesterday unfortunately. I expect the perimeter fencing makes excellent drifts all around it.


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Can't see many games being played Saturday! Rossendale is of course notorious but we have nine inches of snow. Travelling hazardous - not to be risked,I'd say. Hoppers have Ilkley at home. Will Ilkley be prepared to make the journey? Doubt it!
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Leading on from this I know there are rules regarding cancellation due to state of the pitch but with the growth in numbers of AGPs have they put in place criteria for the cancellation of a game when the surface is playable but it would be reckless for the away team to attempt the journey ?  
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Originally posted by Crag Hopper Crag Hopper wrote:

Can't see many games being played Saturday! Rossendale is of course notorious but we have nine inches of snow. Travelling hazardous - not to be risked,I'd say. Hoppers have Ilkley at home. Will Ilkley be prepared to make the journey? Doubt it!


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Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

Originally posted by Crag Hopper Crag Hopper wrote:

Can't see many games being played Saturday! Rossendale is of course notorious but we have nine inches of snow. Travelling hazardous - not to be risked,I'd say. Hoppers have Ilkley at home. Will Ilkley be prepared to make the journey? Doubt it!


9 inches in Preston?


Only where it's been blown in drifts.
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