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Topic: Level 6
Posted By: Camquin
Subject: Level 6
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 23:36
I believe these are the level 6 leagues for next season

London North
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Colchester
Amersham & Chiltern
Chingford
Brentwood
North Walsham
Eton Manor
Thurrock
Ruislip
Saffron Walden
Letchworth Garden City
Old Priorians
Fullerians
Diss
Old Haberdashers
HAC 

London South
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Chichester
Havant
Tottonians
CS Rugby 1863
Cobham
Sevenoaks
Gravesend
Maidstone
Chobham
Brighton
London Cornish
Old Colfeians

So two to go South I guess HAC plus one
One Midlands side will need to more to London North


Midlands West
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Bromsgrove
Syston
Burton
Dudley Kingswinford
Stratford Upon Avon
Moseley Oak
Sutton Coldfield
Worcester
Hereford
Stoke on Trent
Wolverhampton
Stourbridge Lions
Camp Hill
Rugby Lions


Midlands East
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Bedford Athletic
Kettering
Old Northamptonians
Lutterworth
Huntingdon & District
Melton Mowbray
Market Rasen & Louth
Paviors
Bugbrooke
Leighton Buzzard
Northampton Old Scouts
Wellingborough (reprieved due to LW)
Melbourne
Peterborough
Oundle

One to go to London North but not sure who.

North East
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Cleckheaton
West Hartlepool
Alnwick
Driffield
Bradford & Bingley
Percy Park
Malton and Norton
Morpeth
Dinnington
Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
Northern
Bridlington
West Leeds

North West
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Firwood Waterloo
Stockport
Penrith
Northwich
Wilmslow
Vale of Lune
Warrington
Blackburn
Burnage
Altrincham Kersal
Rochdale
St Benedicts
Carlisle
Manchester
Douglas (IOM)

One to go East - was Penrith

South West East
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Salisbury
Old Patesians
Old Centralians
Witney
Banbury
Swindon
Royal Wootton Bassett
Chippenham
Oxford Harlequins
Grove
Marlow
Bicester
Wimborne


Tribute South West West
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Launceston
Weston-super-Mare
Clevedon
Drybrook
Matson
Newent
Thornbury
North Petherton
Okehampton
Bridgwater & Albion
Teignmouth
Bideford
Exeter University
Cullompton
Keynsham

My guess is Keynsham (that is K E Y ... ) would go East with the other Bristol sides.



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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 23:48
[QUOTE=Camquin]

London South
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Chichester
Havant
Tottonians
CS Rugby 1863
Cobham
Sevenoaks
Gravesend
Maidstone
Chobham
Brighton
London Cornish
Old Colfeians

So two to go South I guess HAC plus one
One Midlands side will need to more to London North


Camquin you forgot about Medway who won L2S, I do agree that it'll probably be HAC moving Souf of the Thames!! So no one needs to go from L2N to Midlands.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 00:21
Lets try that again. 

Somehow I had forgotten Medway but included Weston Super Mare (who are promoted to SW premier)
So I had the correct number of teams.

London South are short one side
London North have one extra side
North West have one to many
North East have one to few

South West East are short of one
Midlands East have one to many

So I guess London and the North sort themselves out (HAC and Penrith) and one Midlands East side moves West and a Midlands West side goes South West - possibly Bromsgrove who were in Nat 3 SW this season.


London North
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Colchester
Amersham & Chiltern
Chingford
Brentwood
North Walsham
EtonManor
Thurrock
Ruislip
Saffron Walden
Letchworth Garden City
Old Priorians
Fullerians
Diss
Old Haberdashers
HAC 

London South
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Chichester
Havant
Tottonians
CS Rugby 1863
Cobham
Sevenoaks
Gravesend
Maidstone
Chobham
Brighton
London Cornish
Medway
Old Colfeians


Midlands West
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Bromsgrove
Syston
Burton
Dudley Kingswinford
Stratford Upon Avon
Moseley Oak
Sutton Coldfield
Worcester
Hereford
Stoke on Trent
Wolverhampton
Stourbridge Lions
Camp Hill
Rugby Lions

Midlands East
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Bedford Athletic
Kettering
Old Northamptonians
Lutterworth
Huntingdon & District
Melton Mowbray
Market Rasen & Louth
Paviors
Bugbrooke
Leighton Buzzard
Northampton Old Scouts
Wellingborough (reprieved due to LW)
Melbourne
Peterborough
Oundle

Has one extra side 

North East
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Cleckheaton
West Hartlepool
Alnwick
Driffield
Bradford & Bingley
Percy Park
Malton and Norton
Morpeth
Dinnington
Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
Northern
Bridlington
West Leeds

North West
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Firwood Waterloo
Stockport
Penrith
Northwich
Wilmslow
Vale of Lune
Warrington
Blackburn
Burnage
Altrincham Kersal
Rochdale
St Benedicts
Carlisle
Manchester
Douglas (IOM)

One to go East - was Penrith

South West East
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Salisbury
Old Patesians
Old Centralians
Witney
Banbury
Swindon
Royal Wootton Bassett
Chippenham
Oxford Harlequins
Grove
Marlow
Bicester
Wimborne

Needs one  extra side

Tribute South West West
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Launceston
Clevedon
Drybrook
Matson
Newent
Thornbury
North Petherton
Okehampton
Bridgwater & Albion
Teignmouth
Bideford
Exeter University
Cullompton
Keynsham



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Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 07:34
Thank god someone has made sense of it. I was struggling to work out who was coming up, down, in or out...didn't realise Douglas were even in the mix...excellent.

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Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 07:40
Surely the moderators of the forum could allow this level 6 thread to continue next season? After all National 3 is now premier. More the merrier!!!

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Posted By: Dagfish
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 08:07
Without doing any calculations, I would have expected Worcester or possibly even Hereford to be closer to the South West East clubs than Bromsgrove, and therefore more likely to move across from the Midlands.


Posted By: Penda
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 09:20
Some big names there, especially in the North West


Posted By: redskins
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 10:35
Syston are Midlands East not West


Posted By: taniwha
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 11:13
Originally posted by Loo fighters Loo fighters wrote:

Surely the moderators of the forum could allow this level 6 thread to continue next season? After all National 3 is now premier. More the merrier!!!

Oh don't say that... I was hoping for a peaceful Loo Free season .....Tongue


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Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 15:58
Originally posted by taniwha taniwha wrote:

Originally posted by Loo fighters Loo fighters wrote:

Surely the moderators of the forum could allow this level 6 thread to continue next season? After all National 3 is now premier. More the merrier!!!

Oh don't say that... I was hoping for a peaceful Loo Free season .....Tongue
 
It is bad enough keeping track of what we've already got without adding more. I was thinking of culling the former NL3.


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Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 16:09
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by taniwha taniwha wrote:

Originally posted by Loo fighters Loo fighters wrote:

Surely the moderators of the forum could allow this level 6 thread to continue next season? After all National 3 is now premier. More the merrier!!!


Oh don't say that... I was hoping for a peaceful Loo Free season .....Tongue

 
It is bad enough keeping track of what we've already got without adding more. I was thinking of culling the former NL3.


In so doing, putting an end to the best predictions league...IN THE WORLD!!!

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Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 16:10
If at all possible, please don't kill off the former NL3 board!


Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 17:29
Originally posted by Penda Penda wrote:

Some big names there, especially in the North West

You can say that again - lots of local derbies as well which should be interesting.

How are travelling expenses to the IOM get sorted ? Does it come from a tax on residents ?


Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 22:03
Originally posted by Surreyben Surreyben wrote:

If at all possible, please don't kill off the former NL3 board!

Since you asked nicely Wink


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Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 23:33
Originally posted by Bigmal Bigmal wrote:

Originally posted by Penda Penda wrote:

Some big names there, especially in the North West

You can say that again - lots of local derbies as well which should be interesting.

How are travelling expenses to the IOM get sorted ? Does it come from a tax on residents ?

Probably the same as with Jersey and Guernsey, the RFU pay for it.


Posted By: Friendly prop
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 09:35
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by Surreyben Surreyben wrote:

If at all possible, please don't kill off the former NL3 board!

Since you asked nicely Wink

Thank you Richard I always thought you were a very nice man never mind what those others said about you. Wink LOL


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Posted By: GazJo12
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 10:58
Agreed it is really good to see this section of the forum continuing after the RFU re-structuring.


Posted By: Ardross
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 11:40
Understand Bugbrooke RFC have been level transferred from Midlands East 1 to South West East 1


Posted By: Athman
Date Posted: 13 May 2017 at 11:49
There were some errors in the Midlands allocations above, certainly Syston are an East club and as was sorted out above no Midlands to London transfer is needed at this level. I have also heard that Bugbrooke have been transferred South West presumably because Leighton Buzzard were able to activate the one year protection rule. Midlands West therefore seems to have 13 and Midlands East 15 so one team will need to move. Could be Lutterworth or Melbourne I guess.


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 13 May 2017 at 12:33
Camquin, sorry after all your efforts there is another change in the LSE leagues.

Just found out HAC have had points deducted for an unregistered player and so they won't be promoted. South Woodham Ferrers will go up. So it looks like now it'll Thurrock going into L1S, not quite such a stunning location!!!

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: NW Rugger
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 17:08
Where did you hear about HAC? That's a shame as South Woodham Ferrers looked like they got a stuffing!


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 17:47
Originally posted by NW Rugger NW Rugger wrote:

Where did you hear about HAC? That's a shame as South Woodham Ferrers looked like they got a stuffing!

From a player at HAC!

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 17:59
Perhaps Sudbury get a reprieve. 


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 10:44
No Pistacio - its all confirmed now (see SWF RFC website). South Woodham Ferrers promoted as HAC apparently fielded an ineligible player in the Play Off, thereby forfeiting the match. What would have happened if SWF decided they didnt want the promotion is a more interesting question however...


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 12:22
well they won't have far to travel for the majority of their fixtures. good luck to them. 

I would be interested in keeping a level 6 discussion open if the Mods are happy to?


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 13:33
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

No Pistacio - its all confirmed now (see SWF RFC website). South Woodham Ferrers promoted as HAC apparently fielded an ineligible player in the Play Off, thereby forfeiting the match. What would have happened if SWF decided they didnt want the promotion is a more interesting question however...

They probably would have just given a reprieve to Sudbury a la London Welsh.


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 13:45
If barking had a few points under their belt they could have got their second reprieve in 2 years! 

I have been told by a friend this afternoon that Thurrock have elected to go south. Perhaps they fancy their chances a bit better there. They will be missed. Great committee and good team to play. 



Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 13:56
Yep Thurrock have volunteered to head south, though they may have been sent that way anyway on the mileage basis. New Head Coach there, so am guessing they will be aiming high and as you say, may fancy their chances. Adds another new club for me to visit in the summer months as I continue my off season habit of visiting all the grounds we will be playing the next season that I have never been to before (I cant stand the summer - am like a rudderless ship with no rugby to anchor the week!!)


Posted By: FEZ ANT PLUCKER
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 14:49
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

Yep Thurrock have volunteered to head south, though they may have been sent that way anyway on the mileage basis. New Head Coach there, so am guessing they will be aiming high and as you say, may fancy their chances. Adds another new club for me to visit in the summer months as I continue my off season habit of visiting all the grounds we will be playing the next season that I have never been to before (I cant stand the summer - am like a rudderless ship with no rugby to anchor the week!!)

Dickon. It wont be long mate. Time will fly by. Be positive. We have The Lions, Home nations tours,  plenty of 7's tournos, Southern Hemisphere competitions, and loads of time filling in these blogs to keep us all going, until late August then the pre-season friendlys ko. Withdrawal symptoms will be tested but not quite cold turkey.!! 


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Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 16:18
True FAP - I tend to fill my time with player recruitment too, which I have already started!


Posted By: Athman
Date Posted: 21 May 2017 at 08:38
I believe that the Level 6 transfers have now been sorted subject to the pointless and doomed to fail appeals.

Lutterworth and Melbourne are moving from Midlands One East to Midlands One West and Stratford join Banbury in South West One East.

Apologies for the now incorrect information on Bugbrooke.


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2017 at 22:44
LS1  Looks like a cracking League  next season 

Not a bad team there to be fair apart from ChiConfused

GG


Posted By: Truwblue
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 11:47
Nice one Gareth! Getting the Anti-Chi digs in already....


Posted By: FEZ ANT PLUCKER
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 12:42
One bad apple who has been plucked and discarded, so lets hope Chi can redeem themselves and get rid of the 'bad guys' tag. Not a bad side otherwise and time is a healer.Ermm

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Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 22:04
Fixtures are out so enjoy the anticipation.

I'm going for 

Medway 
Chi
Brighton
Havant

Mid Table for Tottonians this year.

GG





Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2017 at 08:06
Originally posted by Gareth Gareth wrote:

LS1  Looks like a cracking League  next season 

Not a bad team there to be fair apart from ChiConfused

GG

Gravesend....? Ermm


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2017 at 11:21
As the only club in Lon 1 S never to have played at that level before, its an honour for us to be involved with so many prestigious clubs in the league!


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2017 at 12:19
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

As the only club in Lon 1 S never to have played at that level before, its an honour for us to be involved with so many prestigious clubs in the league!


Having reffed and played you guys, looking forward to seeing you at Fowlers Wells.

My top 4 are:

Havant
Chichester
Cobham
Thurrock

Maidstone and Brighton to fight for survival.

It's a great league and some great banter and great friends at this level, I just hope Chichester have grown up since their last visit to this level where they made themselves unpopular on and off the field. Watched them twice last year and saw no change.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2017 at 14:33
I think that Havant will be back with a vengeance next season after being pipped to the play-off spot. Tottonians were slow to start last season but I think they've got it all together now ad if they can keep it together they will be strong. So I think it will be between those two for promotion and playoffs along with Chichester if they can keep some of their players. Then again, Medway are back where they feel they should be and will be strong but I think that season in L2SE will have disrupted them and so would just miss out.

Brighton will probably avoid the drop if they keep the players they recruited towards the end of last season. Maidstone if they get a bad start like last season, may well be struggling to avoid it. 


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2017 at 10:35
 I'm not sure about Havant they were the best team i saw last season ( including Sidcup who i saw lose but they had already been promoted) & are normally very strong in the second half of the season but they were lucky to win some of the games in the second half of the season this time.
 Totts will have lost a couple of good players also & have a new coaching team ( the Hav 8 is coaching & Pierre has retired ) so that may take some time.

I'm with you on Brighton i thought they were very good 2nd half of the season & my hunch is they will keep that squad together & do well.


That said i would not rule out any of the other teams because they are all good solid teams who know how to play the game & games will be closer this season, so can & will go either way.

GG




Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 15:22
Anyone with any news on L6 comings and goings in London and S/W regions?


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 15:54
Not a whole lot

Old Priorian Pre season Fixture list looks like this

12/8 - London Cornish 
19/8 - Tour Game
25/8 - HAC @ Ealing Trailfinders on a Friday under lights. 



Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 17:07
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

Anyone with any news on L6 comings and goings in London and S/W regions?
Any news from the Exiles, Dickon?


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 17:23
Nothing I can share yet Ben, though there will be a few ooohs and ahs when I do, I can assure you!!!


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 20:33
Jonny Wilkinson was in The White Hart in Chobham last night, any connection?

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2017 at 15:43
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

Nothing I can share yet Ben, though there will be a few ooohs and ahs when I do, I can assure you!!!
Oohs and Ahs sound promising :-)


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2017 at 18:56
This is the ah - Just so you hear it from the horses mouth first, Dan Leo moves from London Cornish to Bishops Stortford. He has been a great influence at L7 for the past 2 years, and I have no doubt will be a success back up at L3.


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2017 at 21:27
Originally posted by Cannon Cannon wrote:

Jonny Wilkinson was in The White Hart in Chobham last night, any connection?


Probably a coincidence - or possibly he was thirsty

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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2017 at 12:35
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

This is the ah - Just so you hear it from the horses mouth first, Dan Leo moves from London Cornish to Bishops Stortford. He has been a great influence at L7 for the past 2 years, and I have no doubt will be a success back up at L3.</span>
Good news for the rest of us, but a sad loss for Cornish. Best of luck in your quest for a new forwards coach.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2017 at 12:38
While the horses are talking -

Trailfinders have signed Alex Seers from Chobham on a full time contract, he's a FH with a very accurate boot from place and hand. He's an ex England Counties player. Wish him the best and know he'll be more than capable at the higher level.

Also Chobham's tight head Sam Gratton has signed with London Irish Wild Geese.

Both came up through our mini and junior ranks and will be missed.

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Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2017 at 17:35
Seem to recall young Seers being involved in an almighty spanking Chob gave us at ours a few seasons back - could only stand back and enjoy it! Great to see him get a chance higher up and am sure he will do well.


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2017 at 19:41
Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

Seem to recall young Seers being involved in an almighty spanking Chob gave us at ours a few seasons back - could only stand back and enjoy it! Great to see him get a chance higher up and am sure he will do well.
He's been dual registered with Cardiff Uni for the last three years and quite rightly time to move on up!

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 11:13
I see Chichester Head coach Rob Lawrence has left the club for new opportunities, very complimentary article in the local paper. But I wonder if he was pushed following relegation, I wonder where he'll be moving to and who the replacement is.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 13:15
New Head Coach at Chi is Scott Ashley, who I recall used to be at Gosport & Fareham.


Posted By: Truwblue
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 15:22
Dickon..you are spot on Scott Ashley is new Head coach at Oaklands Park. Apart from Gosport, he has recently been involved in the Royal navy rugby set up, most prominently as U23 coach
BTW glad to see LCRFC at new heights and we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely club. I may even buy you a beer (depending on the result, of course!)


Posted By: Truwblue
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 15:34
should have mentioned that Rob Lawrence left very amicably. He used to have his own rugby coaching business but left that to go down a different non rugby road and as he lives in Heathfield,I think it was an inevitable end of the road. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a breather and reappears somewhere near the M25 in the future


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 19:26
Thanks Tb - look forward to it as I always do when I hit the bar at Chi!


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2017 at 20:34

Totts 8 out for the start of the season Operation on torn wrist ligaments.

GG


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 11:47
Well all the other divisions are at it, so why not Lon 1S and 1N? Top 3, bottom 3 anyone?


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 12:02
Top

1) Colchester
2) Brentwood
3) Amersham and Chiltern

Bottom

1) Ruislip
2) Old Haberdashers
3) South Woodham Ferrers


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 13:23
London 1 S

Top 

1) Havant
2) Medway
3) Tottonians

Bottom
1) Old Colfeians
2) Thurrock
3) Maidstone


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 17:44
Thurrock recruiting heavily and have new Head Coach with experience at much higher level - big call that one Robb!


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 18:37
To be honest, I couldn't think of many that were obvious candidates. Brighton recruited well last year to avoid it and the others still in there were of good standard. So I just thought I'd pick two new clubs and Maidstone as they struggled a bit last year. That being said, Maidstone's season fell apart pretty much when they lost to Tunbridge Wells on the opening day when they had played quite well.


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2017 at 09:21
Yes its mighty tough at both ends, though I suspect Chi will be in the dogfight at the top end too.


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2017 at 17:25
Originally posted by Cannon Cannon wrote:

Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

As the only club in Lon 1 S never to have played at that level before, its an honour for us to be involved with so many prestigious clubs in the league!


Having reffed and played you guys, looking forward to seeing you at Fowlers Wells.

My top 4 are:

Havant
Chichester
Cobham
Thurrock

Maidstone and Brighton to fight for survival.

It's a great league and some great banter and great friends at this level, I just hope Chichester have grown up since their last visit to this level where they made themselves unpopular on and off the field. Watched them twice last year and saw no change.


So with a little more thought I'll stick with my prediction and add to the three I think will drop.

Havant
Chichester
Cobham
Thurrock

Maidstone
Brighton
Old Colfeians

As ever I think this will be a very tight league, the last few seasons has seen not a lot apart for the top 2 and bottom 2 in LSE1S and I think it will probably be the same.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2017 at 09:36
London Cornish 28-29 Old Priorian

Fair to say the score was fairly irrelveant . Two quarters of 20 i think and then a final half of 30? 

Both sides mainly blowing the cobwebs away with test squads.

Next preseason for Old Priorian is v HAC on Friday the 25th under lights at Ealing Trailifinders. 


Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2017 at 19:20
LOLStockport lost away to Kendal in match of 4 quarters but encouraging signs. Will be watching first game in Ches Cup v Northwich with interest.


Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2017 at 21:31
White smoke appears from the memorial ground...

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/waterloo/news/chairmans-message-1923499.html

Sounds like we're gonna need a bigger bench for all the coaches...

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Posted By: CalderVale
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2017 at 23:46
One of the signing sounds good in write up but in fact what he did in NZ is good, last year he was playing level 8 rugby and was not a stand out performer!


Posted By: Sedge Tiger
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2017 at 08:36
CV

Yes you are right, 'T' as he is known played for Sedge Seconds the season before last and Bury RUFC (L8) last season. He is a great lad and I think maybe he will be a good signing for 'Loo' he will get the supporters on their toes with his full on approach with the ball in hand.

It goes without saying all at Sedge wish him well next season with 'Loo'

All the best

ST 


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Posted By: JoePlatt
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2017 at 09:53
'T' was chased by several clubs in National 3 after his stand out performance in the Fylde v PGH Brendan Hanavan cup, PGH being the favourite to sign him before Loo came in and stole him from under their noses. By all accounts Mr.Arnold wasn't best pleased.


Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2017 at 10:23
We'll see on Saturday in their first run out Vs Wirral. Area's of concern last year have been addressed so hopefully we see the start of the gelling process.

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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2017 at 15:02
A warning to those in London 1 South visitors to Chichester are even less welcome, you will now be charged for parking.

[Parking at Chichester RFC= ][http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/chichester/news/car-parking-at-oaklands-park-1896950.html]

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Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2017 at 18:31
And I bet they will have wardens that patrol around about 20 minutes into the game. I note that Chichester members get a free ticket but what about the courtesy extended to their guests?


Posted By: FHLH
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2017 at 12:08
Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

And I bet they will have wardens that patrol around about 20 minutes into the game. I note that Chichester members get a free ticket but what about the courtesy extended to their guests?


From Council website it seems to be managed by the Council so presumably income goes to RFC

Oaklands Pavilion Car Park Fees:

The hours and charges for car parking @ Oaklands Pavilion are as follows: Days / Hours of Charging: 09:00am to 05:30pm Monday to Saturday inclusive:

  • Up to 1 hour 50p
  • Up to 2 hours £1.00
  • Up to 3 hours £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours £2.00
  • Up to 5 hours £2.50
  • > then 5 hours £3.50


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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2017 at 17:46
Originally posted by FHLH FHLH wrote:

Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

And I bet they will have wardens that patrol around about 20 minutes into the game. I note that Chichester members get a free ticket but what about the courtesy extended to their guests?


From Council website it seems to be managed by the Council so presumably income goes to RFC


Oaklands Pavilion Car Park Fees:

                                


The hours and charges for car parking @ Oaklands Pavilion are as
follows: Days / Hours of Charging: 09:00am to 05:30pm Monday to
Saturday inclusive:

                                


  • Up to 1 hour     50p
  • Up to 2 hours   £1.00
  • Up to 3 hours   £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours   £2.00
  • Up to 5 hours   £2.50
  • > then 5 hours £3.50

Makes me laugh that they suggest visitors park 1/2 mile down the road - as ever the warm welcome at Chichester!!

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Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2017 at 19:34
Or just park in the side streets nearby for free!


Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2017 at 07:46
Public transport, walking for exercise, cars polluting the environment, drinking and driving are all considerations which should feature?

 


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 16:36
Totts Scrape to a win 31-29  Vs Brighton.
Clap


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 20:22
Brighton must have kept what they received in the latter half of last season and have recruited well on top of that. I still think if Tottonians have kept what they had last season then they will be competing for promotion, as long as they can get past Havant angry at missing out last year and that Medway pushing on from where they feel they should be after the RFU pushed them down.


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 20:37
Totts V Hav is always a Battle. Big smile Both Teams have lost a few key players.
It looks like Cornish gave them a good game today.


Thurrock Losing was a surprise. 




Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2017 at 10:04
Cornish were without a number of players as well, Gareth, so it made the outcome v Havant even more promising.


Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 12:08
Vale of Lune looked to have strengthened, Dorrington returning from Fylde along with the more impressive Fylde/Lancashire powerhouse Evan Stewart. A big win at the weekend & could well be the team to beat.

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Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2017 at 14:41
Today we welcome everyone's Favourite Club..Tongue  Few players missing today both coaches who retired at the end of the season playing.So i think Chi will be too strong for Totts in centre field.

GG



Posted By: oldnine
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2017 at 19:43
Couldn't get down to Tott's today due to work, can't believe I missed a 14 ( or 15 ? ) try game.  Chi evidently flattered by a significantly under strength Tott's side, as we were last week when Sevenoaks ran us closer then the final score suggested. 

I have to say -despite Chi seemingly not being welcome anywhere  -  , its a joy to be back in this league and watch some free-flowing rugby again after three years of national league attrition. Looking forward to a great season of competitive games.


Posted By: Gareth
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2017 at 20:00
Regardless of the players we were missing (8) Chi looked a very strong side. It's not fitness or the skill level in this league it's having depth within the club to cover week after week that counts.






Posted By: taniwha
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 07:01
Originally posted by Gareth Gareth wrote:

Regardless of the players we were missing (8) Chi looked a very strong side. It's not fitness or the skill level in this league it's having depth within the club to cover week after week that counts

Go on then, I give in who or what are 'Chi' ? This a national thread, you'll have to be more explicit than this ...;-)



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Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 07:59
Thoroughly enjoyed the game at Loo yesterday, great team performance. Having Capt Jack back was huge, also Tupou lived up to his billing with some tremendously impressive carries. The returning Tom Booth played intelligently at 10 striking up a good partnership with Roberts @9. Loving our new yanky doodle dandy prop, can see him becoming a fans favourite in no time & Mckie has brought that little bit of nous required, thought he played brilliantly. You can see it coming together slowly but surely & with the 2nd team beating Sale & the ladies winning their last warm up against the Army, it was a decent day all-round.

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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 09:34
Originally posted by taniwha taniwha wrote:

Originally posted by Gareth Gareth wrote:


Regardless of the players we were missing (8) Chi looked a very strong side. It's not fitness or the skill level in this league it's having depth within the club to cover week after week that counts


Go on then, I give in who or what are 'Chi' ? This a national thread, you'll have to be more explicit than this ...;-)

"Chi" are Chichester

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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 09:38
Watched Cobham v Chobham in the Surrey Derby game. Two well matched sides and the game went down to the last minute of the match with the visitors finally getting their nose ahead for a win. Don't think either will be competing for the promotion places come May!

Probably the smallest crowd I've seen at L6 for a long time, maybe they all knew of the impending deluge from the skies!!

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Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 10:16
Originally posted by Loo fighters Loo fighters wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed the game at Loo yesterday, great team performance. Having Capt Jack back was huge, also Tupou lived up to his billing with some tremendously impressive carries. The returning Tom Booth played intelligently at 10 striking up a good partnership with Roberts @9. Loving our new yanky doodle dandy prop, can see him becoming a fans favourite in no time & Mckie has brought that little bit of nous required, thought he played brilliantly. You can see it coming together slowly but surely & with the 2nd team beating Sale & the ladies winning their last warm up against the Army, it was a decent day all-round.

Good to hear some positive news from up your way LF. One or two interesting games in the pipeline and we should be in a better position to judge come mid October? I'm travelling up for Wilmslow v Port but will be looking at the result on the 30/9 with interest especially as you have home advantage.

Promoted teams in the league above having mixed fortunes - its a big step up as we both know.


Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 16:18
Think we'll see where we are next weekend Vs Wilmslow. Certainly not getting carried away but there was some terrific stuff played yesterday with a real zip & a great buzz between the lads.

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Posted By: RumbleintheBlundell
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 18:31
Appreciate we have to start somewhere........but, with all due respect, we beat Douglas at home!!!! Lets put things into perspective!!!


Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 19:14
Are you saying that Douglas aren't fit to be in the same league as Waterloo Rumble ?

From where I'm sitting it makes sense to treat each team on its merits at this stage and Loo F is quite right to focus on next week's game given that yesterday Wilmslow defeated Altrincham Kersal last weeks victors over Loo.


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 19:53
Originally posted by Bigmal Bigmal wrote:

Are you saying that Douglas aren't fit to be in the same league as Waterloo Rumble ?

From where I'm sitting it makes sense to treat each team on its merits at this stage and Loo F is quite right to focus on next week's game given that yesterday Wilmslow defeated Altrincham Kersal last weeks victors over Loo.

No duty free booze for him on the return match then!


Posted By: RumbleintheBlundell
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 20:05
Bigmal - on the contrary - having played at Douglas on numerous occasions in the past - great club, great people and I have total respect for them.
 
I was simply making the point that only a few seasons ago, the club was playing against teams like Macclesfield, Caldy, Chester, Preston Grasshoppers and Sedgley Park. Now we are celebrating a hope win against Douglas!


Posted By: Loo fighters
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 21:46
Originally posted by RumbleintheBlundell RumbleintheBlundell wrote:


Appreciate we have to start somewhere........but, with all due respect, we beat Douglas at home!!!! Lets put things into perspective!!!


Rumble, You forgot to add...with a bunch of young lads, all eager & playing for the shirt, with a spirit befitting the club. The buzz around the place is something to behold & not seen for some time..u should sample it for yourself, it will surprise you.

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Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2017 at 07:52
Originally posted by RumbleintheBlundell RumbleintheBlundell wrote:

Bigmal - on the contrary - having played at Douglas on numerous occasions in the past - great club, great people and I have total respect for them.
 
I was simply making the point that only a few seasons ago, the club was playing against teams like Macclesfield, Caldy, Chester, Preston Grasshoppers and Sedgley Park. Now we are celebrating a hope win against Douglas!

Come on Rumble I started my career with Macclesfield when we played Sefton, Hoylake andOld Parkonians amongst others from your patch. As I recall in those days S Park were very much a "junior" club. Things change and unfortunately in the case of Waterloo the change has been significant.

Lets see where we are in October when the league has settled down


Posted By: Bigmal
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2017 at 15:50
Originally posted by RumbleintheBlundell RumbleintheBlundell wrote:

Bigmal - on the contrary - having played at Douglas on numerous occasions in the past - great club, great people and I have total respect for them.
 
I was simply making the point that only a few seasons ago, the club was playing against teams like Macclesfield, Caldy, Chester, Preston Grasshoppers and Sedgley Park. Now we are celebrating a hope win against Douglas!

Out of interest I looked at the leagues BELOW Waterloo's current level - Liverpool St Helens ( whichever way you view them), New Brighton, Broughton Park and West Park ( St Helens) were all big or biggish names back in the day. Currently New Brighton are propping up the table !


Posted By: Sedge Tiger
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2017 at 20:31
BM

Your spot on with Sedge's league position on the outset of leagues and level of fixtures before leagues which had us firmly in the aspirational bracket of the lower food chain. But what aspiration and ambition.

You name some great names and you could keep going through all the regions of the country and see the same results. I am very biased but none mentioned are better than BP, but factually not many were bigger than Waterloo.

It's going to be a long hard road for Loo made even harder by their weight of history which goes before the club regardless of what they are doing now on the field but that's all you can do, make new history by your present deeds. Good luck to Loo and remember it could have been much worse you could of had the same fall of the very mighty Orrell. Now that was a fall.

All the best

ST

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