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    Posted: 03 Apr 2020 at 17:26
So with the results in, we have lost Rochford and Guernsey (Angry ) to N2S and London Irish Amateur, Bedford and Guildford to relegation.

With just S&E returning from above and Havant, North Walsham and Westcombe Park joining us, how many transfers from the midlands are we going to need and whom will it be?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MaidsBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 2020 at 17:33
Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

So with the results in, we have lost Rochford and Guernsey (Angry ) to N2S and London Irish Amateur, Bedford and Guildford to relegation.

With just S&E returning from above and Havant, North Walsham and Westcombe Park joining us, how many transfers from the midlands are we going to need and whom will it be?

With one extra in SW, I think it may be us (Maidenhead) coming across)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billywindsock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2020 at 16:11
It would seem that Maidenhead would be the most obvious transfer. This is the RFU, so it may end up being someone from Cornwall :-).
There is also the shadow of the big shake up. Smaller, more local leagues with less travel and fewer games.
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Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

There is also the shadow of the big shake up. Smaller, more local leagues with less travel and fewer games. 


I suspect it's too short notice to totally rejig everything for next season, but I hope they introduce some flexibility to allow for the possibility of another shortened season. 

I know we're some way out, and that things may look totally different by August/September but I don't think anything can be stated with certainty at this stage and the RFU should plan accordingly.
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Originally posted by BruceElliott BruceElliott wrote:

Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

There is also the shadow of the big shake up. Smaller, more local leagues with less travel and fewer games. 



I suspect it's too short notice to totally rejig everything for next season, but I hope they introduce some flexibility to allow for the possibility of another shortened season. 

I know we're some way out, and that things may look totally different by August/September but I don't think anything can be stated with certainty at this stage and the RFU should plan accordingly.


Not sure many people want the "rejig", apart from the RFU.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billywindsock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2020 at 18:41
I have yet to meet a single person in rugby that thinks the rejig proposed is even close to a good idea. I was friends with a former president of the RFU and he thought it was ridiculous.
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Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

I have yet to meet a single person in rugby that thinks the rejig proposed is even close to a good idea. I was friends with a former president of the RFU and he thought it was ridiculous.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BruceElliott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2020 at 00:34
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

 

Not sure many people want the "rejig", apart from the RFU.


I hadn't actually seen anything about it in any detail so went looking.

For anyone else - https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/adult-male-future-competitions-survey

I take it this is what we're talking about?
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Any rugby would be good right now even a trip to North Walsham would lift the blues. !!! 

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Originally posted by FEZ ANT PLUCKER FEZ ANT PLUCKER wrote:

Any rugby would be good right now even a trip to North Walsham would lift the blues. !!! 


We've got 6 months to get used to there not being any community rugby. Cry

That's why when the fixtures come out, it will be like manna from heaven. Hopefully they'll come out quicker now the leagues are "finished".
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Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by FEZ ANT PLUCKER FEZ ANT PLUCKER wrote:

Any rugby would be good right now even a trip to North Walsham would lift the blues. !!! 


We've got 6 months to get used to there not being any community rugby. Cry

That's why when the fixtures come out, it will be like manna from heaven. Hopefully they'll come out quicker now the leagues are "finished".
I wonder if they'll wait a while until after social distancing is stopped to see how the clubs survived the terrible period. I can't see the RFU wanting to constantly have to rejig the leagues if clubs should go bust or ask to be relegated. 
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Originally posted by Cannon Cannon wrote:

Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by FEZ ANT PLUCKER FEZ ANT PLUCKER wrote:

Any rugby would be good right now even a trip to North Walsham would lift the blues. !!! 



We've got 6 months to get used to there not being any community rugby. Cry

That's why when the fixtures come out, it will be like manna from heaven. Hopefully they'll come out quicker now the leagues are "finished".

I wonder if they'll wait a while until after social distancing is stopped to see how the clubs survived the terrible period. I can't see the RFU wanting to constantly have to rejig the leagues if clubs should go bust or ask to be relegated. 


That is a possibility - I am aging this will affect a number of clubs below level 4 or 5 but possibly even some higher up.
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the impact will effect clubs at this level that do but don't pay players,

imports from OZ NZ SA maybe be thin on the ground this season.

could be some major form reversals unless of course Hertford and Tring merge...
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Originally posted by dave2dave dave2dave wrote:

the impact will effect clubs at this level that do but don't pay players,

imports from OZ NZ SA maybe be thin on the ground this season.

could be some major form reversals unless of course Hertford and Tring merge...

I recall being told in no uncertain terms once, that there was no chance of that happening
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Shall we say ArsnalHotspur is a more likely merger.  Wink

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Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

Shall we say ArsnalHotspur is a more likely merger.  Wink



Whilst I understand the sentiments behind the comment, I would be very surprised if there aren't some mergers before next season starts as this may be the only way of staving off closures.
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https://twitter.com/HampshireRFU/status/1252986482878545921

The kind chaps at Hampshire RFU have confirmed who will be in the league next season
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Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

https://twitter.com/HampshireRFU/status/1252986482878545921

The kind chaps at Hampshire RFU have confirmed who will be in the league next season

We’ve now had confirmation of our transfer. Looking forward to making new friends, and experiencing some new challenges.
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Raider, the distance Tring and Hertford are apart would make a merger between them unlikely. The best part of 35 miles by road.
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