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Topic: Pre-season fixtures
Posted By: gerg_861
Subject: Pre-season fixtures
Date Posted: 22 May 2018 at 23:10
Ealing has announced two of three planned preseason fixtures today:

Dragons v Ealing Trailfinders - Saturday 11th August - Bedwas RFC - 14:30 

Blackheath v Ealing Trailfinders - Saturday 18th August - Well Hall 

I'm tempted by the Dragons fixture, but wonder what quality of side they'll put out? Any other confirmed pre-season fixtures yet?





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Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 22 May 2018 at 23:25
Irish are playing Leicester Tigers. That is the only one we have confirmed so far. 


Posted By: Yeeealing
Date Posted: 22 May 2018 at 23:30
I’ve been told Ealing’s third friendly will be against Harlequins


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 22 May 2018 at 23:49
New boys Coventry are hosting Cambridge on Friday 24th August.

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 07:00
Jersey Reds:

RC Vannes (H) - Sat July 28th - 3pm
Harlequins (H) - Sat August 11th - 7pm
Old Elthamians* (H) - Sat Aigust 18th - 3pm

* OEs 2nd XV are also on tour, playing Jersey Athletic (2nd XV)


Posted By: Albert Fishwick
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 07:09
Radio silence, as ever, from Headingley. Last year was pathetic even by our standards, with a solitary game arranged only to be cancelled, supposedly because we didn't have enough fit front-rowers. I am hoping that this is one area where Chris Stirling will put his foot down, but am not holding my breath.

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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 07:32
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

New boys Coventry are hosting Cambridge on Friday 24th August.


And Mose 11/8
And W*sps 'A' 25/8

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Posted By: Capt Sparrow
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 11:42
Pirates friendlies are Aberavon (A) Exeter Chiefs (H)  Plymouth Albion (A)


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 13:52
Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Pirates friendlies are Aberavon (A) Exeter Chiefs (H)  Plymouth Albion (A)
That's a great pre-season fixture list Capt. I would like to go to the match at Brickfields so I'm hoping they firm up on the date & kick off time soon.

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Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 14:12
Richmond have their traditional fixture against Blackheath 10/08 Friday 7.45
this will be at the home ground of London ScottishEmoticons

2nd fixture TBC presumably away


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 23 May 2018 at 16:35
Originally posted by Yeeealing Yeeealing wrote:

I’ve been told Ealing’s third friendly will be against Harlequins
 
And so it is - Friday 24th August at 1900 at the Stoop. Looking forward to that, but it will be murder to get to before kickoff.


Posted By: Albert Fishwick
Date Posted: 24 May 2018 at 09:23
Someone at Headingley must have been listening. Carnegie will play Darlington MP at their place on 18th August. That's all for now, it remains to be seen whether we will be allowed on the hallowed Headingley turf for a home fixture.

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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 09:34
Slightly off topic, but does anyone have any idea when the 'Draft' fixture list will be made available?


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 09:52
Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Slightly off topic, but does anyone have any idea when the 'Draft' fixture list will be made available?

No idea at all, except that last season, I know (from a  Facebook Memory) that the NL1 fixtures came out yesterday. With Rotherham down NL1 will have to fit them around the cricket, but I don't know of other tricky arrangements in either division.


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 10:26
The fact that LS and 'Mond can't be at home on the same date is one issue, although it's probably easier with both being in the same league in recent seasons.
 
 
Championship fixtures have invariably been behind National Leagues, so I wouldn't expect them for a while yet. Last 5 seasons:
 
June 9 (17/18 season)
July 8
June 22
June 23
June 25


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 21:04
I know it was July last season but that was later than normal. no doubt the fixtures will just be released suddenly rather than have an official release date. i.e. the Aviva Premiership or any of the soccer leagues.


Posted By: WEvans
Date Posted: 26 May 2018 at 14:48
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Yeeealing Yeeealing wrote:

I’ve been told Ealing’s third friendly will be against Harlequins
 
And so it is - Friday 24th August 1900 at the Stoop. Looking forward to that, but it will be murder to get to before kickoff.

A time machine would help!


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 26 May 2018 at 14:59
I wonder what the area looked like then. Stoop was still alive, and Harlequins hadn’t even moved to Twickenham!


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 26 May 2018 at 16:35
Adrian Stoop was alive but not yet a 'quin. 

The club was playing on Wimbledon Common and  - according to the Hertiage page on the website - needed a collection at the AGM to pay its bills. The 45 members present raised £69 9 shillings and 6d to keep the club afloat. 

In 1905 they persuaded Stoop - the Oxford captain - to choose the quarters over Blackheath.
He brought some of his Oxford chums, passing practice, fitness training, back play - and the rest is history.
 




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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 26 May 2018 at 18:20
Respice prospice.


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 12:43
The Prem fixtures are out on July 6th, according to a Bristol tweet... but no idea whether that's any form of guide for us.


Posted By: JohnLowe
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 18:31
Tom - I’ve no idea why it’s taking to long to publish this coming season’s Championhip fixtures. After all, last season we had the play off fixtures to get out of the way first - John


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 19:01
John

Hopefully it'll be nearer the 2017 release date than 2016. I realise they've left us, but Bristol started pre-season today! The Reds are convening next week, not sure about anyone else

Back to pre-season fixtures: we await news of who Donny, Scottish, Hartpury and Nottingham are playing...

Cheers

T/I


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 08:26
Sadly the Doncaster Knights Communications Department was sucked into a black hole and are therefore finding it extremely difficult to make any communications to their fan base or the wider rugby community. A rescue plan is being worked upon to see if we can get a very long rope and allow one end to be sucked into the black hole, the Knights Team will then practice their Tug of War skills to see if they can pull the Communications Department out of this Black Hole thus enabling them to make clear communications with their fan base and the wider rugby community.

We will update you with progress, being made, once a full rugby team has been assembled, a really long rope has been located and the communication team have latched onto said rope.

Wink


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Posted By: knightandday
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 19:16
But how will we know when a full squad has been assembled, there's no one to tell us.

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Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 22:02
Originally posted by knightandday knightandday wrote:

But how will we know when a full squad has been assembled, there's no one to tell us.

When the season starts and a full team and bench are seen?


Posted By: knightandday
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 07:01
Best find my boots out then, just in case.

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Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:33
Originally posted by knightandday knightandday wrote:

But how will we know when a full squad has been assembled, there's no one to tell us.

Best send an observer to Castle Park to give us update reports Wink 


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 17:00
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Yeeealing Yeeealing wrote:

I’ve been told Ealing’s third friendly will be against Harlequins
 
And so it is - Friday 24th August at 1900 at the Stoop. Looking forward to that, but it will be murder to get to before kickoff.

Not sure if anyone wants to co-ordinate ticket purchases so that we few, we brave, we Ealing fans can sit together at the Stoop, but I've purchased tickets for myself and Mrs. in East Stand, block AE, row B seats 120 and 121.

That does leave me wondering - has Ealing ever done a supporters bus or similar? I see them showing up from other clubs, but haven't heard of them leaving from Vallis Way (maybe I've just somehow completely missed this?).


Posted By: Yeeealing
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 22:47
Ealing have had a few coaches / minibuses over the years , last one I can remember was to Moseley a few seasons ago . Ealing supporters tend to travel in small groups which is a shame as the trips we have had have been rather enjoyable. We just need someone to organise and plan them (any volunteers) , we are few in Number’s but try to make ourselves heard 🗣Loud & Proud . Let’s wait and see what happens in the coming season things are changing all the time 😎


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 08:58
Originally posted by Yeeealing Yeeealing wrote:

Ealing have had a few coaches / minibuses over the years , last one I can remember was to Moseley a few seasons ago . Ealing supporters tend to travel in small groups which is a shame as the trips we have had have been rather enjoyable. We just need someone to organise and plan them (any volunteers) , we are few in Number’s but try to make ourselves heard 🗣Loud & Proud . Let’s wait and see what happens in the coming season things are changing all the time 😎
It's a difficult thing to organise. The supporters club at The Pirates have tried, on and off, over several seasons, but always struggle to get enough people to commit to make it viable. Pirates are always well supported at away games, but many make their own arrangements, and quite a few are exiles who travel from different areas. Also, when you run a bus you tend to get some people who are eager to get on the road and get home after the game, and some who want to stay for a few drinks - you can't please everyone.


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 09:35
Coventry managed last season with the revived supporters' club. running coaches to all away games. They managed an average load of 50 - with a number of see-outs, and multiple coaches on occasion.

Basic rules - have a desk taking bookings before all home matches.
Get the money up front
Communicate
Regular service - return departure is 3 hours after kick-off.

Now, everyone recognises it will be trickier next season with Friday night and Sunday matches in the Championship, instead of just Saturday afternoons, the unknown cup competition, and the likelihood of losing more games, but even so, it is expected that they will continue to almost all matches - barring Jersey of course.




Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 13:03
[QUOTE=islander] The fact that LS and 'Mond can't be at home on the same date is one issue, although it's probably easier with both being in the same league in recent seasons.

We only came up to help LS the year before that  we had 8 home clashes 
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Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2018 at 09:13
Ealing's preseason starts today, only three weeks on from the B&I Cup final. Seems crazily soon when there is still 3 months to go before the start of the season proper. I'm interested to know when the clubs start their preseason?


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2018 at 12:42
Jersey Reds today, after 5 weeks off... with 8 weeks prior to 1st pre-season game
 
Bristol Bears was last week after 4 weeks off


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2018 at 13:22
First pre-season fitness testing started at Coventry on Friday.


Posted By: blue_chris
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 15:27
Bedford pre season fixtures announced today

Plymouth (A) on 10th August
Saracens (H) on 18th August 3pm KO
Bishop Stortford (H) on 24th August


Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 17:51
London Irish are back in pre-season on Wednesday the 13th. 


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 19:34
Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

Ealing's preseason starts today, only three weeks on from the B&I Cup final. Seems crazily soon when there is still 3 months to go before the start of the season proper. I'm interested to know when the clubs start their preseason?


With the amount of new players they probably need it!

Blues are Monday 11th June.

Pretty sure when we made the play off final v Falcons we were late June.


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2018 at 20:09
Knights return on the 11th of June


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 16:37
Originally posted by KnightsBoy KnightsBoy wrote:

Knights return on the 11th of June


its a bit strange that we don't know about pre-season fixtures yet. if my memory serves me right we have known earlier than this in previous years.


Posted By: Dalesman
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 17:17
Heard we were doing the Newcastle thing again this August.


Posted By: knightandday
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2018 at 19:04
Originally posted by Dalesman Dalesman wrote:

Heard we were doing the Newcastle thing again this August.


Who, Otley?

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Posted By: dropout22
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2018 at 18:55
Scottish return Monday the 11th.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2018 at 07:30
Originally posted by Dalesman Dalesman wrote:

Heard we were doing the Newcastle thing again this August.

Yup I think they owe us a visit still.


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Posted By: Dalesman
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2018 at 08:43
Originally posted by knightandday knightandday wrote:

Originally posted by Dalesman Dalesman wrote:

Heard we were doing the Newcastle thing again this August.


Who, Otley?


Ha, ha! I wish......


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2018 at 12:37
Knights vs Sale Sharks Away 10/08/2018 7:10 pm
Knights vs Sale FC Home 18/08/2018 3 pm
Knights vs Newcastle Falcons Home 25/08/2018 3 pm




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Posted By: Bristolfan
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2018 at 22:10
Bristol 'A' v Nottingham on 24th July, part of a double header including a game v connacht so will be interesting to see the teams that we put out for both games


Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 07:06
Mond update
Aug 10 Friday Blackheath h 7.30
Following weekend bootcamp
Aug 24 away Saracens Allianz Park time TBC


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Posted By: EverOptimistic
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 20:23
Originally posted by Bristolfan Bristolfan wrote:

Bristol 'A' v Nottingham on 24th July, part of a double header including a game v connacht so will be interesting to see the teams that we put out for both games

Think that should read 24th August - a Friday unfortunately.


Posted By: Bristolfan
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 20:31
Originally posted by EverOptimistic EverOptimistic wrote:

Originally posted by Bristolfan Bristolfan wrote:

Bristol 'A' v Nottingham on 24th July, part of a double header including a game v connacht so will be interesting to see the teams that we put out for both games


Think that should read 24th August - a Friday unfortunately.


It should, I'm obviously anticipating the beginning of the new season a bit too much...


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 13:59
Coventry have announced a trip to Dublin to play Leinster Rugby Development on Saturday 18th August.


Posted By: Fat Albert
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 11:17
Ampthill's home fixture with Ebbw Vale on August 18 has been moved to Goldington Road where it will follow the completion of Blues v Saracens due to the bone hard ground at Dillingham Park.

In addition Blues will face Amps in a Boxing Day 'friendly' at Goldington Road, kick off at 15:00 


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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 12:57
Originally posted by Fat Albert Fat Albert wrote:

Ampthill's home fixture with Ebbw Vale on August 18 has been moved to Goldington Road where it will follow the completion of Blues v Saracens due to the bone hard ground at Dillingham Park.

In addition Blues will face Amps in a Boxing Day 'friendly' at Goldington Road, kick off at 15:00 
 
Clever way to keep match fit and also still get a huge gate that Blues often have over the festive period, which I am sure both clubs will enjoy the addtional income.
 
Does make a mockery of the "mid-season break" though!  I wonder how many others will follow suit.


Posted By: Westcoaster
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2018 at 17:58
Result today: Jersey Reds 27- R.C Vannes 17.
Only the first of three Pre Season games but so much promise in the Reds squad to enjoy.  Good pack, solid defence which was well tested especially second half and some pacey backs who looked as if they really mean business.  Thought the Reds new right wing looked a very good new asset.
Early days yet of course, and a much tougher game against Harlequins in 2 weeks time, but today was really encouraging against level 2 fully professional French opponents. Jersey looked like a team who know each other well and are ahead of schedule as the season approaches.  Will be some tough selection decisions once the League starts; bring it on


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Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2018 at 19:46
< ="text/" ="" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0">Excellent result for Jersey. I noticed Carwyn Jones the ex Ealing Trailfinders player in the Vannes team. His brother left Ealing Trailfinders to join Nottingham for this season. Both are superb rugby players. I also noticed  the Vannes player Faraj Fartass who runs like the wind and is a strong campaigner for Brexit.

It does seem that Jersey are ahead of the game in preparation for the forthcoming season.


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Posted By: Westcoaster
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 09:27
Faraj Fartass. Thought you were having a laugh No 7 or April 1st has come early...
Stadium announcers beware.....


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Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 09:51
Originally posted by Westcoaster Westcoaster wrote:

Result today: Jersey Reds 27- R.C Vannes 17.
Only the first of three Pre Season games but so much promise in the Reds squad to enjoy.  Good pack, solid defence which was well tested especially second half and some pacey backs who looked as if they really mean business.  Thought the Reds new right wing looked a very good new asset.
Early days yet of course, and a much tougher game against Harlequins in 2 weeks time, but today was really encouraging against level 2 fully professional French opponents. Jersey looked like a team who know each other well and are ahead of schedule as the season approaches.  Will be some tough selection decisions once the League starts; bring it on
That's a good result for Jersey. Vannes are a good team, I saw a lot of them on Eurosport last season.


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 12:04
Early days in the campaign but I was very impressed by both teams at St Peter yesterday. The huge turnover of replacements probably meant that neither side ever had their best 15 on the pitch at the same time but the effort and pace of the match was relentless. Both defences were exceptional and the two packs of forwards Jersey played in separate halves were very well drilled. the second half pack looked incredible but the slope makes an enormous difference and I suspect the second half Vannes pack were mainly "probables" rather than first choice. Jersey's maul and scrum down hill in the second half looked unstoppable and the huge newbie loose head and back rower with the white scrum cap and huge band aid both caught the eye. The lineout looked solid throughout and Rory Bartle had a fantastic second half but surely he needs to play at 6 rather than lock. All of the half backs on show looked the part and hats off to the little scrum half Mudariki who absolutely flattened a huge Vannes forward with a cover tackle. Lots of obvious players with great claims to a starting shirt like Joyce (my player of the season last year), Sexton, Pembo & Ma'afu not on show yet so more to come I hope. Great to see live rugby again at St Peter on a gorgeous sunny day with the pitch looking brilliant.  Great control by the match officials - a penalty try properly awarded imo against each side for collapsing a maul -  consistent and firm throughout I hope we get those lads regularly next season.

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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 17:04
Generally agree with those sentiments CC, a good start, but still a way to go. I think that the starting Vannes XV was the stronger set of players and that the Jersey 9 had a cracking 1st 40. The ball was a little slower in the 2nd 40 IMHO.
Not so sure that the experiment of Best playing at 10 worked, unless used for defensive reasons.
The starting Vannes 14 & 15 looked like a really dangerous pairing and they will cause problems in France this coming season.

Bring on the Quinn’s!!


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 20:45
Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:


Not so sure that the experiment of Best playing at 10 worked, unless used for defensive reasons.
Spot on Brizzer but it could be the ideal way to close a tight game out if defending a narrow lead. Pembo or even Dudley would offer more attacking options when available but I was pleased to see Best tried at 10 as he could be exactly what is required if defending a small lead with 15 minutes to go up the slope at Bedford. The impact of being able to bring that huge loose head on after 60 minutes would also be incredible. He is seriously big even by Jersey standards and if he can carry the ball into contact in the loose he will commit a lot of opposition defenders even if you generally use him as a dummy runner to create space out wide. 

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 10:21
Who is the 'huge loose head'?


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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 11:58
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Who is the 'huge loose head'?

Cameron Holenstein I believe.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 12:17
He is one big boy - whatever happens tackle him low and quick because he can run by the looks of things.

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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 12:45
He had a great start to his career in South Africa and at Pau.
Quins signed him and then he ruptured his achilles.
When he recovered he was lent to richmond but I am not sure how much game time he got.
So he is now rebuilding his career in Jersey.


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Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 13:05
Got yellow carded in pre season game against Blackheath after 20 mins never came back on
couple for the firsts but mainly 2nds
Often 'injured'
I am not a fan but would certainly be very useful off the bench with 20 mins to go
Jersey certainly have the quality coaching staff to make improvements


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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 13:43
Jersey haven't published profiles on the squad this year but that Loose Head gets my vote. As the club captain is also a Loose Head I suspect he will come off the bench most games but that lad ticks the "impact sub" box for me. I'm not bothered if he can catch the ball as if he makes a dummy run down the 10 channel the opposition midfield defence would have to cover anyone that big - the noise when his feet thud into the turf must catch defender's attention! Biggest loose head I've seen in recent years. Wouldn't want to get a seat on a small plane between that lad and Nick Selway on a bumpy flight back from Birmingham.  Jersey have put the player profiles online now and declare him as 134kg! He looks bigger.

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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 16:44
I though that Salad looked really trim on Saturday. Probably the smallest he has been since he joined the club.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2018 at 08:27
Maybe he was eating a lot of it over the summer Wink

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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2018 at 09:18
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Maybe he was eating a lot of it over the summer Wink


For the past 5 years CPK


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2018 at 13:50
Coventry were due to be playing Bishop's Stortford on August 7th at Bishop's Stortford. Due to concerns over the pitch, this has been moved to Friday August 10th, at Cheshunt RFC.

 As Coventry are playing Moseley on Saturday August 11th, the B.S. game will now be largely for Coventry's development squad.

Full details at http://www.coventryrugby.co.uk/2018/07/28/statement-bishops-stortford/" rel="nofollow - http://www.coventryrugby.co.uk/2018/07/28/statement-bishops-stortford/


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2018 at 10:57
Saw today that Harlequins have just signed Paul Lasike. I was hoping that he might be lured to Ealing to play with USA Eagles and Utah Warriors team mate Ben Landry. Instead, we'll be seeing him in the final pre-season game. He looked a monster against Scotland if I remember correctly.
However, with Irish up in week one, I'm wondering if the Friday game against Quins will be a bit of a damp squib. I hope that the staff go the other way on it, and use it as a real warm up to get the lads hardened for that level of competition.
 
Anyhow, Dragons up this weekend in Ealing and will be at that game. Anyone else going? Finally back to Rugby. :)


Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2018 at 20:59
We will be softening Quinn’s up for you on Saturday gerg 861. Really looking forward to this one.


Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2018 at 21:54
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:


Saw today that Harlequins have just signed Paul Lasike. I was hoping that he might be lured to Ealing to play with USA Eagles and Utah Warriors team mate Ben Landry. Instead, we'll be seeing him in the final pre-season game. He looked a monster against Scotland if I remember correctly.
However, with Irish up in week one, I'm wondering if the Friday game against Quins will be a bit of a damp squib. I hope that the staff go the other way on it, and use it as a real warm up to get the lads hardened for that level of competition.
 
Anyhow, Dragons up this weekend in Ealing and will be at that game. Anyone else going? Finally back to Rugby. :)


Hi gerg, I have sent you a private message.


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 14:24
Jersey Reds squad v Harlequins (H) - 2018/19 pre-season match, Saturday August 11th, Stade Santander International, k-o 7pm

Backs (15-9)

Auguy Slowik
Jason Worrall
James Newey
Apakuki Ma'afu (capt)
Jack Stapley
Brett Herron
Will Homer

Forwards (1-8)

Cameron Holenstein
Charlie Maddison
Leroy Atalifo
Charlie Beckett
Adam Batt
Rory Bartle
Graham Geldenhuys
Kyle Hatherell

Replacements

Nick Selway, Harry Morley, Sam Rodman, Dave McKern, Jerry Sexton, Conor Joyce; Hilton Mudariki, Koch Marx, George Eastwell, Leroy Van Dam.

It should be an absolute cracker.


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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 18:52
The 2nd edition of Jersey Reds' online programme is https://spark.adobe.com/page/XiQiP4r8o7k4q/" rel="nofollow - HERE


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 19:04
And an ex Quins player as ref!!

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Posted By: Isithalftimeyet
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 20:20
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

The 2nd edition of Jersey Reds' online programme is https://spark.adobe.com/page/XiQiP4r8o7k4q/" rel="nofollow - HERE

Super impressed with the new interactive programme.  Well done all.


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 20:34
HT Albion (1 try) 7 - 19 (3 tries) Blues 

Certainly more of a squad player team in the 1st half.

15. Ed Coulson 14. Pat Tapley 13. Jamie Elliot 12. Chris Czekaj 11. Joe Green 10. Will Hooley 9. Lee Dickson 1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo 2. Jacob Fields 3. Alex Penny 4. Ed Taylor 5. Mark Flanagan 6. Oli Curry 7. Josh Buggea 8. Huw Worthington

Replacements:

Hayden King, Charlie Clare, Tadgh McElroy, Sean McCarthy, Ben Cooper, Alex Rae, Jack Nay, Jarad Williams, Alex Gliksten, Harry Sheppard, Dean Adamson, Lewis Robling, Rich Lane.




Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 21:25
FT Albion (3 tries) 21 - 19 (3 tries) Blues 

Blues continue their awful away record from last season.


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 22:11
Looked like a strong starting 15 for Blues . . presumably huge amount of changes affected continuity? Interesting to see Richmond also run close by Club . . . I was at Sale and thought Doncaster were excellent and somewhat unlucky in a very physical game.

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Posted By: Count Ford
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 07:26
As a complete neutral (friends from Sale) I went along to Sharks V Doncaster. Thought Doncaster did themselves proud and deserved...and should have got a couple of scores. The starting 9 looked very useful. Sharks class and fitness told but Doncaster should be pleased at a good showing in a tough fixture.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 13:52
The Knights did themselves proud - I too felt that we left a couple of tries out there. I also think a couple of missed chances for sir to penalise Sale for illegal play led to tries for them - saying all that Sale were real quality and enjoyable to watch.

I have hope that Donny will challenge this year for a top 4 slot

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 14:12
I was impressed by Blackheath at RAG but the second half was pretty meaningless as a contest as there was a procession of players on and off. The half time score of 21-7 to Richmond was a a true reflection of the disparity- mostly in forward power. The second half was the usual pre season chaos with a few flashes of good play.

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 15:51
Sitting at TFSC with the score Dragons 19 Ealing 5 at the half. Very competitive, but Eali g have given up a few big breaks up the middle, similar to the Nottingham game last year. Ealing score came from a brilliant Segundo Tuculet offload in traffic. Success has come on the wings for Ealing so far. Would line to see some more chips. Aldo, have Wayne Barnes ! As ref.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 16:46
O.k. 31-17 Dragons. Good game, and Ealing put together the better phases. Guy Armitage looked great in the second half, and Craig Wills looked dwcisive. Excited to go watch Quins in 2 weeks.


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 17:37
Craig Willis is a real talent and should dominate in Championship . .  and yes i tend to agree I think Doncaster will challenge for a top 4 spot.

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Posted By: Cowshed
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 18:07
Coventry 62 - 14 Moseley

Plenty of positives to come from the game.

Early days but the squad did all that was expected of them. Serious looking injury to a Moseley lad - hope he's ok...?


Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 18:39
He’d better be - he’s our only hooker....

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Posted By: Bombay Duck
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 19:29
Wizards 7 Pirates 44. Good win considering we’ve lost last two away pre-seasons there!


Posted By: Exiled_Scots
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 19:56
LS won 30 - 5 up in Edinburgh today against Watsonians,

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Watch Out - The Scottish Phoenix Club is on the Up!!

Seven down one to go


Posted By: Hoffee
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 19:58
Originally posted by Bombay Duck Bombay Duck wrote:

Wizards 7 Pirates 44. Good win considering we’ve lost last two away pre-seasons there!

Yep chuffed with that! Bring on the mighty Chiefs next week!


Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 21:09
Pappashanga , recheck half time score was 14-7. As I put on the Nat 1 board everything about Richmond was about forwards and kicking to the corner backs rarely got the ball but perhaps that’s what the Championship is about

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 21:41
FT in Jersey in the 7pm KO. Reds 14 Quins 33. Hosts took lead and it was all set to be 7-7 at the break, but a lost lineout with the last play sparked a visiting try for 7-14 at the break...

It was all square 14-each after 50 mins but the Quins cranked it up a bit - 3 more tries and perhaps a slightly flattering margin. Proper contest tho' in front of a smashing crowd of 2,052 & hopefully no serious injuries. Quins have at least 5 internationals to add to their line-up...


Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 22:06
This was a cracking game in Jersey. Don’t be fooled by the score line, this was a full on game, played at a furious pace. Quinn’s quality out wide was the difference, but a really good work out for the reds.

One last point, the harlequins bright green shirts were truly shocking, bordering on vile. Paired with grey shorts and socks, they looked like a bunch of retro 1980’s clubbers who had just come out of the gym!! .... somebody have a word!!


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 22:54
Yes half time was 14-7. Dozy me. Yes it was all about the forwards. I’m hoping we are going to see more back play this season as we have some talented new backs. I thought the Blackheath backs looked good.

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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 08:01
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

FT in Jersey in the 7pm KO. Reds 14 Quins 33. Hosts took lead and it was all set to be 7-7 at the break, but a lost lineout with the last play sparked a visiting try for 7-14 at the break...

It was all square 14-each after 50 mins but the Quins cranked it up a bit - 3 more tries and perhaps a slightly flattering margin. Proper contest tho' in front of a smashing crowd of 2,052 & hopefully no serious injuries. Quins have at least 5 internationals to add to their line-up...
The score was massively influenced by the yellow card to the Jersey 8 and fair play to Quins they used the man advantage to full effect. For Quins Ben Tapuai was exceptional and Dave Ward gets better and better - what a great rugby player that lad is. For Jersey Brett Herron had his second outstanding match and looked a class act - early days but imo this lad is destined to play at a higher level. Great atmosphere which was genuinely enhanced by the cow bells so well done to the sponsor for the idea - I got two and properly handed them on to kids in the crowd and being a boring traditionalist continued to bash the perimeter boards and have the bruises this morning for my efforts.  Yellow card aside the discipline was short of the required standard last night - the team captain should sort this out. The referee was top draw and arguing with decisions made which both sides did and were consistently sanctioned by being walked back another 10m achieved absolutely nothing. 

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Posted By: stadium
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 12:38
Pleased to hear  Ex Pirate Dave Ward on form corporalcarrot.


Posted By: semisonic
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 14:00
Unfortunately, Ryan Roach (Moseley Hooker) broke his ankle. Our only registered hooker out for months after 2 minutes of our first PSF... three weeks to scour around for someone else.


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 15:35
Originally posted by stadium stadium wrote:

Pleased to hear  Ex Pirate Dave Ward on form corporalcarrot.
Wardy was brilliant at Pirates and I've never seen him back off a challenge. He was chatting with Pembo on the sidelines pre-match so clearly remembers his heritage down in Penzance. I rank Ward in the same category as Toops and Rae at Blues and Quiggley and Challinor at Donny - they always give 100% and you want them on your team rather than playing for the opposition. 

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