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Topic: 2018-19 N2 signings and departures
Posted By: Red over White
Subject: 2018-19 N2 signings and departures
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 17:53
Otley signings and departures to date:

In

Steve Nolson from Sandal
Adam Malthouse from Huddersfield

Out

Tom Hodson to Huddersfield




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Posted By: openthegate
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 22:21
Plus Ben Magee from Ilkley


Posted By: Pristine Shorts
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 09:35
A sad loss...


Posted By: Earl.gray
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 10:07
Macclesfield signs.

Dafydd rees - mmu, sale sharks jets & Wales students
Jonny mason - sedbergh school.
Thomas brand - glossop.


Posted By: Club_Tropicana
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 10:10
Huddersfield have signed Matt Dunn from Peterborough Lions after moving to the area

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Posted By: Alderman
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 17:49
Kai Little is leaving newly promoted Cinderford for Old Elthamians. Can any N2S stalwarts rate him?


Posted By: fatbear
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 18:25
We didn't get to see much of Cinderford's backs when they came to Chinnor so I have no idea if he is any good !!


Posted By: southcoastsupport
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 15:51
If the rumour is true could Worthing raiders could be getting the return of Joe Govett?


Posted By: old and bald
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 18:54
Looks like Peterborough are really setting their stall down with the signing of James stokes from Coventry. (Top try scorer in nat1 last year). Looks like they are not looking at a return to the midlands premier anytime soon.

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Posted By: Darth Raider
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 20:29
southcoastsupport ..........I saw Joe bimbling round the Rugby Park with a couple of mini-Govetts in tow...at the recent Sussex game.  He did make a come-back a year or so back ?  Got injured almost immediately ?

It would be great to see him fit and back at the club......getting properly fit would be a major commitment though, after all this time  ?   


Posted By: Harvey Mac
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 20:36
Originally posted by old and bald old and bald wrote:

Looks like Peterborough are really setting their stall down with the signing of James stokes from Coventry. (Top try scorer in nat1 last year). Looks like they are not looking at a return to the midlands premier anytime soon.

Old and Bald. 

Where did you gain this info.
Was it Peterborough Lions OR Peterborough RUFC???

Ta


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Posted By: old and bald
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 21:01
Peterborough lions. Just promoted to nat2.

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did old mcdonald have a farm?


Posted By: Darth Raider
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 21:22
That is an outstanding acquisition for Lions........Stokes has been an outstanding player for many seasons now and was bound for the Championship with Cov,  where he was an ever present ?
 
I suspect (pure guesswork I concede) that he has decided he has had enough of the travelling ? 

I am still surprised as I think he was one of the few that Rowland Winter took with him from Cambridge and I thought I read that he was contracted at Cov for a while longer ?
It does seem somewhat bizarre that he has joined a promoted Nat3 (level 5) side while on the brink of a return to level 2 ?  
I suppose Peterborough having shedloads of cash and ambition is another possibility ? No idea on that one. 

Very curious.


Posted By: southcoastsupport
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 22:31
Yes it would be interesting to see if Govett could get himself fit again after this long out. From what I gather he has finished his studying and has had a child and is now looking to return to playing. We shall have to wait and see if he shows up at the beginning of the season.


Posted By: Stallion
Date Posted: 24 May 2018 at 18:57
Originally posted by Harvey Mac Harvey Mac wrote:

Originally posted by old and bald old and bald wrote:

Looks like Peterborough are really setting their stall down with the signing of James stokes from Coventry. (Top try scorer in nat1 last year). Looks like they are not looking at a return to the midlands premier anytime soon.

Old and Bald. 

Where did you gain this info.
Was it Peterborough Lions OR Peterborough RUFC???

Ta

Are you denying it Harv? Big smile


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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 24 May 2018 at 22:17
Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

Originally posted by Harvey Mac Harvey Mac wrote:

Originally posted by old and bald old and bald wrote:

Looks like Peterborough are really setting their stall down with the signing of James stokes from Coventry. (Top try scorer in nat1 last year). Looks like they are not looking at a return to the midlands premier anytime soon.


Old and Bald. 

Where did you gain this info.
Was it Peterborough Lions OR Peterborough RUFC???

Ta


Are you denying it Harv? Big smile


He should.

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Posted By: Harvey Mac
Date Posted: 24 May 2018 at 22:50
Stallion,

I would be the last to know. (Del Amitri)

Don’t comment on rumours. (Fleetwod Mac)

But if your looking for a way out (Odyssey)

Basically....... no idea where this came from. Not my area. Crosssed wires me thinks !!!

Have a good summer break.

Harv



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Posted By: Club_Tropicana
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 22:26
Huddersfield have announced the signing of outside back Tom Kill.

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Posted By: strent
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 09:13
Originally posted by Alderman Alderman wrote:

Kai Little is leaving newly promoted Cinderford for Old Elthamians. Can any N2S stalwarts rate him?


Very good player. Leaving Cindy for work reasons I think. Rather misleadingly named... he's a big lad for a winger.


Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:17
Hudds making some big signings for next season, Tom Kill has pace to burn.


Posted By: Alfred
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:42
Details of coaching changes at Wharfedale are at http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29056" rel="nofollow - http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29056


Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:47
Great news for the Dale. Jon Feeley did a great job first time round and with Jon Skurr will make a formidable coaching setup.

Looking forward to watching them next season Thumbs Up


Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:54
Oh wow, that is some fantastic news. Rob Baldwin has been immense since he got involved in the management of the club. 


Posted By: wesleysnipes
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 11:24
Andy Brown cov to South Leics
Luke Coltman hinks to South Leics


Posted By: old and bald
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 13:00
Luke coltman back to south Leicester. Must be to reunite with his mentor and friend Michael holford. And coincided with fans favourite Ricky aley leaving....

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Posted By: Club_Tropicana
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 13:06
Huddersfield have announced that Gavin Rhodes and Tony Stringwell will take over the running of the 2nd XV

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Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 13:13
Can't disagree BRB. Having Chris Black in doing some Strength/Conditioning also bodes well. Can't wait to hear who will be coming in on the playing front.

Positive things happening.






Posted By: GreenThrough&Through
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 16:56
Great news for us. Having being coached by Jon Feeley during his previous stints at the club, he's a great coach, innovative in his thinking.

Fingers crossed they can bring the success from County level into the club.


Posted By: Skipton Gardener
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 18:08
Fantastic news for the Green Machine. Rob Baldwin is certainly getting well stuck in to his new DOR role (as he always did get stuck in as a player) and I look forward to reading about some new signings? With Tom Davidson off to PGH next season, I wonder if we could perhaps lure Tincks back?? Also I hope that Jimmy Bullough is back fit next season after his injury challenges. Always committed and always very steady under a high ball and great to watch.

Bring it on!


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Posted By: greenpower
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 18:48
why try and lure someone back who couldnt wait to get away for a few quid   no thanks 


Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 21:19
A player has a limited earning span.
Nice bloke and a very good player. I'd love to see him in green, but sadly my money is on Roth.


Posted By: greenpower
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 21:46
he might be a nice bloke and a good player brb  but wanted more than dale  would  give him  so he  f-----d  off  to   hull ionions   at the  first opportunity   Angry


Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 22:05
...and to play at a higher level. Ionians were offering relatively big money. They will do well to hang on to the very desirable Tinks and his co-centre Lewis Minikin.


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 07:53
"Ionians were offering relatively big money"  Compared to who? Other Nat 1 Clubs? I don't think so.
 
I can assure you that Tinks didn't go to Hull Ionians for the money. He could have got more at most Nat 1 Clubs and certain Premier North Clubs. 
I am not sure why he would have stayed at Wharfedale really? He went there on loan from Leeds so you can hardly say he was 'green through and through'. He obviously wanted to play in Nat 1. but he is proving a bit of a 'journey man' as I suspect he will move on again.
Players want to play at a certain level and, if they can get someone to pay them to do so, they are laughing. Who can blame them.
That's the trouble with relegation. As we are finding out this season and Wharfedale found out last season. Lets face it, if Wharfedale had not stayed in N2N they would be losing a few more.
 
We have retained Minikn, who is in great form following return from injury. He only played in the last quarter of the season and is in the England Counties Squad. Thankfully, we have also retained the backbone of last years squad.
N2N looks strong so no rash statements, promises or predictions from me. Just looking forward to it.
 
p.s. well done to Wharfedale on staying up. I would much rather travel to Threshfields than Luctonians - no offence.


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Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 08:44
Sid, When I say "big" it is all relative. I am surprised Lewis has not been bagged by a Champ club as he is quality. Well done on retaining the backbone of the squad - Sign of a club that players value. Tinks has certainly done the rounds.


Posted By: greeneyed
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 09:50
Sid
For your information Tincks's first move was from Otliensians to Wharfedale where he proved to be a professional in the making. It was then that he moved from Wharfedale to Leeds with full encouragement from the Greens, then had a horrendous road accident which would have ended many careers and no doubt limited his. He has moved around since then and he certainly enjoys my goodwill for what it is worth.
 
If at the end of his travels he ever wants to settle down there will be many at the Avenue who will welcome him back.


Posted By: oldman
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 10:06
New signings for Hinckley, Rory Vowles and James Moreton, both signed from Nuneaton. How times changed when I was a lad players went the other way!

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Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 10:28
In his first season for Dale Tinks was phenomenal, he came as a raw young lad from Otliensians and made the level jump seem ridiculously easy. It was no surprise Leeds picked him up and I was hopeful he would become a well established Premiership player. He has done amazingly well to get back playing and at such a good standard, I for one would welcome him back at the Dale as aplayer and as a genuinely good chap.

I do believe BRB is right when he says Rotherham is his most likely destination.


Posted By: wesleysnipes
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 12:21
Luke Veebal from L Lions to Stourbridge.


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 12:42
Originally posted by backrowb backrowb wrote:

Sid, When I say "big" it is all relative. .
 
I agree but as I said, relative to what? Nat 1.? N2N?
You made a statement that I don't believe to be true. What evidence do you have to back it up.


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Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 12:43
Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:

Sid
For your information Tincks's first move was from Otliensians to Wharfedale where he proved to be a professional in the making. It was then that he moved from Wharfedale to Leeds with full encouragement from the Greens, then had a horrendous road accident which would have ended many careers and no doubt limited his. He has moved around since then and he certainly enjoys my goodwill for what it is worth.
 
If at the end of his travels he ever wants to settle down there will be many at the Avenue who will welcome him back.
 
But not you, judging by your previous postings.


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Posted By: greeneyed
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 13:45
Sid - please explain!


Posted By: tulip
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 15:56
Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:


Sid - please explain!

I think Sid is getting you confused with green power who certainly didn't want this lad back at the avenue


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 16:38
Originally posted by tulip tulip wrote:

Originally posted by greeneyed greeneyed wrote:


Sid - please explain!

I think Sid is getting you confused with green power who certainly didn't want this lad back at the avenue


I think you are right tulip.
Apology's greeneyed , there are too many 'greens' around.

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Posted By: yorkshirestour
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 09:02
Originally posted by wesleysnipes wesleysnipes wrote:

Luke Veebal from L Lions to Stourbridge.
 
Looks like Stourbridge will be the ones to watch next year


Posted By: Finkleman
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 09:31
Yorky..............Stour are ALWAYS the ones to watch, but ALWAYS flatter to deceive! 


Posted By: Gungystruck
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 10:43
Not sure there are any ‘ones to watch’ on the 1st June?!


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 10:48
Veebel's a great lad, and being half-Estonian (like me) he'll always be one I look out for.
Go well Luke.

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Posted By: French Connection
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 11:28
Originally posted by old and bald old and bald wrote:

Luke coltman back to south Leicester. Must be to reunite with his mentor and friend Michael holford. And coincided with fans favourite Ricky aley leaving....

Or.....it's just absolute nonsense started by a couple of mischievous South players.  Possibly a scrum half and a flanker.

You'll all see



Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 14:03
Originally posted by yorkshirestour yorkshirestour wrote:

Originally posted by wesleysnipes wesleysnipes wrote:

Luke Veebal from L Lions to Stourbridge.
 
Looks like Stourbridge will be the ones to watch next year
 
Here we go again!


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Posted By: yorkshirestour
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2018 at 16:25
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by yorkshirestour yorkshirestour wrote:

Originally posted by wesleysnipes wesleysnipes wrote:

Luke Veebal from L Lions to Stourbridge.
 
Looks like Stourbridge will be the ones to watch next year
 
Here we go again!
you may be all seeing and knowing, but you cant spot Irony when you see it


Posted By: tigerburnie
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2018 at 17:44
Looking forward to the new season already, slychee at the beginning of June lol.


Posted By: BackSeatBoy
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2018 at 14:51
Looks like Stourbridge will be the ones to watch next year
Stour will be watching Ionians to make sure that they don't hide the meal tickets again Wink


Posted By: tigerburnie
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2018 at 16:03
What's Slychee when it's at home, this fruit filters baffling


Posted By: Tiger Dome 2
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 14:32
Nick Cairns is a great signing for Stourbridge, a real loss for Tyndale. 

If they have kept the squad together with Ricky aley and Nick Cairns, two big signings and I really do think this year YT ............. It WILL be your year !!!!

Well done all at Stour for making this happen !!!!


Posted By: Club_Tropicana
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 23:02
Huddersfield have announced the signing of second row Guy Borrowdale from Rotherham Titans

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Posted By: Finkleman
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 16:40
Macclesfield announced that "after a short spell on loan from https://twitter.com/ManchesterRugby" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Wigwam
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 17:00
There always seems to be loads of transfer activity up north.

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Posted By: CalderVale
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 17:35
Must be down to the best deals!!! If LOADS transfer activity people jumping to secure either higher level rugby ( no incentive ) or both higher level and a few quid to help the bills. Be good then one day return to where they started to help grow their home grown club.....that's how it worked when I came into senior rugby... granted 30 years ago!


Posted By: Pristine Shorts
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 20:08
On a personal note, I find all this ‘ signing ‘ stuff mildly distasteful. Love the town of Huddersfield, but definitely not keen on the ‘ announcements ‘ ....


Posted By: tigerburnie
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2018 at 13:20

Tom Nutley joins the Leicester Lions Pride

We are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Nutley from Cambridge for the coming season. Tom was an ever present player for Cambridge last season and his physical presence as a strong ball carrying backrow will further strengthen the pack.

Ethan Godefroy becomes a "Lion"

Ethan Godefroy becomes the 2nd signing for coach Key. Ethan is a physical backrower who signs from near by club, Market Harborougth. Key is making a conscience effort to size up the pack for the new season campaign.

Ed Sumpter becomes the 3rd New Signing

A big athletic ball carrier is one of the attributes Ed brings to the side for season 2018/19. Ed also from neigh-borough club, Market Harborough, will join both Nutley & Godefroy in strengthening the pack.



Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2018 at 15:50
Tom will do you proud. 
Not quite as good as his twin, Ben.
He was a key player for us, until injury and then I believe he spent some time in Australia so has not played for Cambridge since Christmas.



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Posted By: tigerburnie
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 13:26
Great news for the club that the majority of last years squad have all signed for this year. We did not fulfil our potential last season and all the players are committed to putting that right this season! from Leicester Lions Twitter.


Posted By: Club_Tropicana
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 21:03
Huddersfield have announced the signing of centre Elliot Munnelly from Sandal RUFC

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Posted By: Gungystruck
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2018 at 11:07
Huddersfield haven’t signed me yet. Must only be a matter of time.


Posted By: greenpower
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 21:10
wharfedale  lose their best player from last season  kieran frost  to yorkshire carnegie   good luck   kieran  you were imense for us and will take some replacing Thumbs Up


Posted By: GreenThrough&Through
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 22:14
Summary of Wharfedale outgoings:

Tom Davidson (Centre) - Preston (Player/Coach)
Adam Howard (Prop/2nd Row/Back Row) - Preston
Robbie Davidson (Full Back/Winger) - Sheffield Tigers
Ian Larkin (Prop/Hooker) - moving to Dubai
Stevie Graham (Prop/Hooker) - Morley
Kieran Frost (2nd Row/Back Row) - Yorkshire Carnegie

http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29137" rel="nofollow - http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29137

News of incomings to be announced once finalised.


Posted By: wesleysnipes
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 16:16
Sheffield tigers announce the following signings;

Sam Johnson - powerful robust hooker Rosyln Park
Tom Taylor Dawes - Derby
Robbie Davidson - Wharfdale 



Posted By: Tiger Dome 2
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 16:35
Sheffield Tigers new coach and players for 2018 / 2019. 
Whole squad retained from last season Clap
Rick Spencer - Skills coach / Match day manager

Players
Kain Rix - Number 7. Kain is currently away playing on the world 7's stage.

Tim Farrow - Number 4 / 5. 6ft 4" 18 stone Ex Military.

Stylianos Theoklitou - Number 3. 6ft 3" and 135kg. Doncaster Phoenix

Sam Mackey - Number 4 / 5 or 6 / 7 6ft 3" Ulster Juniors 

Sam Johnson - Number 2. Ex Rosyln Park Hooker

Tom Taylor Dawes - Number 8. 6ft 4" 18 stone, Derby in National 3. 

Robbie Davidson - 15 / 11 / 14 Ex Wharfedale 

Whole Squad plus 6 forwards and a back, let see what this season brings !!



Posted By: Wigwam
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 17:15
No let up with the signings up north
Any news from the southern lot ???

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Posted By: MaidsBoy
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 20:29
According to Camborne’s social media, there are at least 3 Redruth players joining them, including a certain Alex Ducker...


Posted By: French Connection
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2018 at 11:42
Originally posted by Tiger Dome 2 Tiger Dome 2 wrote:

Sheffield Tigers new coach and players for 2018 / 2019. 
Whole squad retained from last season Clap
Rick Spencer - Skills coach / Match day manager

Players
Kain Rix - Number 7. Kain is currently away playing on the world 7's stage.

Tim Farrow - Number 4 / 5. 6ft 4" 18 stone Ex Military.

Stylianos Theoklitou - Number 3. 6ft 3" and 135kg. Doncaster Phoenix

Sam Mackey - Number 4 / 5 or 6 / 7 6ft 3" Ulster Juniors 

Sam Johnson - Number 2. Ex Rosyln Park Hooker

Tom Taylor Dawes - Number 8. 6ft 4" 18 stone, Derby in National 3. 

Robbie Davidson - 15 / 11 / 14 Ex Wharfedale 

Whole Squad plus 6 forwards and a back, let see what this season brings !!


A fair few frustrated and unhappy forwards who will be in the 2s - unless you're paying them all even if they're not in the 1st team. It's a difficult balancing act as I know from many years' experience.


Posted By: Tiger
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2018 at 13:47

As a mere supporter its great to see a bit more beef at Tigers. Injuries are a fact of life in N2 and you need a good sized squad. Players have got to be prepared to play 2ndXV rugby and wait their chance.
I don`t think anybody joins Tigers for the money. It`s a proper rugby club.
Well done to those in charge. Cant wait for the season to start.


Posted By: Tiger Dome 2
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2018 at 14:34
Originally posted by French Connection French Connection wrote:

Originally posted by Tiger Dome 2 Tiger Dome 2 wrote:

Sheffield Tigers new coach and players for 2018 / 2019. 
Whole squad retained from last season Clap
Rick Spencer - Skills coach / Match day manager

Players
Kain Rix - Number 7. Kain is currently away playing on the world 7's stage.

Tim Farrow - Number 4 / 5. 6ft 4" 18 stone Ex Military.

Stylianos Theoklitou - Number 3. 6ft 3" and 135kg. Doncaster Phoenix

Sam Mackey - Number 4 / 5 or 6 / 7 6ft 3" Ulster Juniors 

Sam Johnson - Number 2. Ex Rosyln Park Hooker

Tom Taylor Dawes - Number 8. 6ft 4" 18 stone, Derby in National 3. 

Robbie Davidson - 15 / 11 / 14 Ex Wharfedale 

Whole Squad plus 6 forwards and a back, let see what this season brings !!


A fair few frustrated and unhappy forwards who will be in the 2s - unless you're paying them all even if they're not in the 1st team. It's a difficult balancing act as I know from many years' experience.

Every club is different FC as you know ! 

The current lads are delighted with the new additions in the squad. Pre season is a clean slate for us and every shirt is up for grabs, all the lads are looking forward to the challenge. 

You can do it 2 ways, neither is right or wrong. 
1. Be a club and get strength in depth with competition for places. 
2. Bring in DR players which can upset the apple cart far more in our view. 

Either way is fine, but the lads reactions and the fact that we have NOT lost a single playing member from either squad this year should suggest a happy camp and we are doing things right....... how many clubs up and down NAT2 can boast not to lose a single player ?????? not many me thinks !!!!

No frustrations here only anticipation of the coming Pre season to own your shirt !!!

If you need help balancing you can come and see our model if you like ...... however do not ask me to show you any balancing at 6pm on a Saturday within the season LOL




Posted By: Tiger Dome 2
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2018 at 14:36
Originally posted by Tiger Tiger wrote:


As a mere supporter its great to see a bit more beef at Tigers. Injuries are a fact of life in N2 and you need a good sized squad. Players have got to be prepared to play 2ndXV rugby and wait their chance.
I don`t think anybody joins Tigers for the money. It`s a proper rugby club.
Well done to those in charge. Cant wait for the season to start.

Thank you Tiger whoever you may be ! Look forward to your support next season !


Posted By: tulip
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2018 at 14:56
Originally posted by Tiger Dome 2 Tiger Dome 2 wrote:

Originally posted by Tiger Tiger wrote:


As a mere supporter its great to see a bit more beef at Tigers. Injuries are a fact of life in N2 and you need a good sized squad. Players have got to be prepared to play 2ndXV rugby and wait their chance.
I don`t think anybody joins Tigers for the money. It`s a proper rugby club.
Well done to those in charge. Cant wait for the season to start.


Thank you Tiger whoever you may be ! Look forward to your support next season !


Well your 2nd XV were top of the league last year so your lads obviously don't mind playing there which is terrific.
As usual Sandal have lost a few to Huddersfield so if you want to DR a few to us feel free. As If.
Anyway have a great season TD I will try to get up to Dore Moor sometime but will PM you if I can


Posted By: Senile Said Rick
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2018 at 06:18
Looks like it's going to be Tigers year !

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Posted By: BE57 REF
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2018 at 21:43
Tulip may just have worked this out. Last season, Tigers 2nd XV did indeed come top of the YRFU Championship South - playing the 2nd XVs of the likes of Wath (L8), Thornensians (L8) Barnsley (L8) and Sheffield Medics (L9). These are all very respectable clubs, but their 2nd XVs are hardly the sort of opposition to allow aspiring National League players to prove their worth. Next season, Tigers 2nd XV will be in the YRFU Merit Premiership and up against local rivals Sheffield who topped last season's Premiership table up to Christmas, ahead of Harrogate and Wharfedale, although Wharfedale went on to win the post Christmas Conference A. So maybe Tigers are just in the business of strengthening their 2nd XV for the tests that lie ahead...... On a more serious note, if Tigers are intent on taking 2nd XV rugby seriously and putting out a 2nd XV commensurate with their National League status, this is to be welcomed as the weakness of 2nd XV competitive rugby in Yorkshire and the north east is a regular complaint particularly when compared to the strength of the equivalent structure in the North West.


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Posted By: Bottomofthehill
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2018 at 12:30
Hinckley Staghounds 78 Tigers 2nds 7 or Luctonians 2nds 37 Tigers 17 would indicate just what BE57 REF states re relative strength of Yorkshire 2nds league.
Hinckley have been Midlands Reserve league champions for the last three seasons and possibly need further challenges - ie 1st XV's of level 6 clubs within a reasonable travelling distance - they are good enough!
The latter being an important point to continue to keep the older players with families involved in competitive matches.
To go over or near 100 points on 5 occasions last season is no use to winners or certainly losers in mis matched leagues.

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Posted By: old and bald
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2018 at 18:59
Ryan Holmes to wharfedale after losing captaincy at Sheffield tigers.

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Posted By: Canter banter
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2018 at 08:51
Adam Shaw South Leicester to Stourbridge


Posted By: BE57 REF
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2018 at 11:24
Originally posted by old and bald old and bald wrote:

Ryan Holmes to wharfedale after losing captaincy at Sheffield tigers.

Whilst Wharfedale will be happy to talk to anyone of Ryan's calibre, there is no truth in this rumour. Several new players have turned out for a really positive start to pre-season training under the new coaching team of Jon Feeley, Jon Skurr and Chris Black, but Ryan is not one of them. Over 30 players were out on Thursday night and close on that number at 8.30 this morning so the mood in the camp is full of energy and enthusiasm. Wharfedale will be announcing the first of their new signings this week - but that announcement will be made first to sponsors and members.


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Posted By: yorkshirestour
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 10:17

I think I may be writing on a different thread next year....shame, cos I was looking forward to a few years of Ionians literary magic on here !!!



Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 16:29
Originally posted by yorkshirestour yorkshirestour wrote:

I think I may be writing on a different thread next year....shame, cos I was looking forward to a few years of Ionians literary magic on here !!!



Good for you YS.
What have the Regional Premier Leagues done to deserve you.

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Posted By: tigerburnie
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2018 at 13:14

Harry Wells joins the coaching team

Leicester Lions are pleased to announce “Tigers’ lock, Harry Wells is to join the coaching team for the coming season. Harry has come through the Tigers set up from the age of 14 and now wants to balance his playing career, by helping others develop as rugby players. With Tom Williams leaving at the end of last season to become a player/Coach for Blackheath, the opportunity arose for Harry to step into his boots. “Harry will bring a fresh approach to our coaching team whilst passing on his wealth of experience and keeping us all abreast of what life is like in the professional game”’ said Head Coach, Andy Key.

When asked what he thought he could bring to the Lions, Harry said, “I am looking forward to developing my own coaching style, but more importantly passing on what I have learnt as a player whilst at the Tigers. I know the players, coaching team and club were disappointed in where they finished in the league last season and nothing would please me more if I can help in supporting the clubs ambitions of finishing in the top half this season. It is very fresh in my mind what I have had to do to achieve my current success as a player. So I am looking to support the players both individually and collectively to ensure we can all achieve our ambitions for the coming season.”

Harry will have his first outing with the new look squad as the ‘Lions’ are back for pre-season training starting on Tuesday 3rd July.




Posted By: Alfred
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 09:13
Details of the first three new recruits at Wharfedale are available at http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29231" rel="nofollow - http://www.wharfedalerufc.co.uk/?p=29231


Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 10:19
2 very strong signings for the Dale!! Looking forward to seeing the boys in action.
Sowrey was a revelation when he first joined from Harrogate and can only be better after a stint in the Premiership.

Chris Walker was one of Leeds Carnegies top performer for years a class act at 7.Should make a great back row with Burridge and Tyson, may be Baldwin as well?


Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 10:30
Yes some great signings. Dale were very rarely, if ever dominated up front last season. 


Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 10:49
Can't disagree BRB, this should make the pack even more formidable!!

Looking forward to seeing the young prop from Keighley get a chance as well.

Jon seems to be working his magic already Thumbs Up


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 15:22
Chris Walker a stand out signing I hope he has regained his love for the game . . if so any half backs watch out!!!!!

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Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 15:51
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Chris Walker a stand out signing I hope he has regained his love for the game . . if so any half backs watch out!!!!!

He is at one of the best clubs for regaining his love for rugby.


Posted By: wesleysnipes
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 12:39
Ryan Hough to Hinckley, former Nottingham and Coventry winger


Posted By: Hopping Mad
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 15:31
So just the five players so far moving from Ionians to Rotherham or is there more?
 
Messrs Stout, Dennis, Thomson, Cotterill and one other that is yet to be announced?


Posted By: openthegate
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 16:25
You missed Humberstone, Zac Poole who I think technically was an I's player on loan to Hull and one of the other centres 


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 19:34
Yes, Rotherham have picked up a number of our squad from last year. Cannot blame the Lads wanting to play in Nat 1. They know where we are if it doesn't go to plan.
However, Rotherham should be careful what they announce.
One of those players is contracted/signed on to Hull Ionians for next season and he has not been released.
I am sure that we will investigate this and we may have to take it further.

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Posted By: Yogi
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 19:35
Openthegate,
 
 You are correct about Zac Poole. Hull had him on loan from Ionians and he was going to sign for Hull before the Rotherham offer came along.  We will miss him but wish him well with the Titans, personally I think he has a great future in the game.




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Posted By: geralltrugby
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 07:06
Good luck to Chris Walker at Wharfedale. He guested for tthe Hong Kong Football club at the HK10's in April and there were no signs of injury.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 12:35
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Yes, Rotherham have picked up a number of our squad from last year. Cannot blame the Lads wanting to play in Nat 1. They know where we are if it doesn't go to plan.
However, Rotherham should be careful what they announce.
One of those players is contracted/signed on to Hull Ionians for next season and he has not been released.
I am sure that we will investigate this and we may have to take it further.

Sid - as a matter of interest does Hull I's stand in the way of players who wish to play at a higher level? I thought most clubs were happy to let players go if they were going to play at a higher standard.

Sure Roth might be naughty by announcing it before the player was released but taking it "further" - what does that mean?


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Posted By: French Connection
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 16:16
It means that if the player has actually signed a contract, it means something.  Presumably if he's signed an RFU approved contract and it's been registered with Twickenham(which is what should happen), he's  being paid, and a contract works both ways. A contract is a a legally binding document which actually protects both parties. If this is the case and Ionians contact the RFU, they'll back them totally, and the player will have to honour that contract unless Ionians decide to release him (or there's a release clause in it).  If a player signs a contract, he must have been aware of the implications, just like in any job. However if he hasn't signed an RFU approved contract, he can go wherever he wants. 


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 16:20
Also note Regulation 7

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7.1
Approaches to Players
No Club or Constituent Body may directly or indirectly, approach (or accept
an approach by or on behalf of) any Player who is under Contract with a
Club, Constituent Body or Union to induce or attempt to induce such
Player to leave that Club, Constituent Body or Union unless such approach
or inducement is made with the written consent of that Club, Constituent
Body or Union, or is made in the final six months of the term of that Player’s
Contract. Any Club or Constituent Body wishing to make such an approach
may contact the RFU for details of when a particular Player’s Contract is due
to expire.



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