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Topic: NL1 Signings, Retentions and Departures 2019-20
Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Subject: NL1 Signings, Retentions and Departures 2019-20
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:55
This is a thread, as the subject suggests, for any players or coaching staff who have been signed, re-signed, or have left before and/or during the 2019/20 season.

One signing to kick it off, hooker David Nelson has been signed by Mowden Park.

Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce the signing of front row forward David Nelson from Doncaster Knights. The hooker becomes Mowden’s 5th new signing of the summer, and will join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training next month.

Nelson brings Championship experience to the squad, having spent the last three season with Doncaster. The 24 year-old had previously spent a number of years with the Newcastle Falcons, making his Premiership debut against Exeter in November 2016. Nelson is already familiar with Mowden Park, after a short dual-registered stint at the club during his time at the Falcons. Asked his thoughts about re-joining the club on a more permanent basis, Nelson commented: “I’m excited to get started with my second stint with Mowden after coming here on dual-reg a few years ago, I enjoyed my time here back then and it seems that the club has only improved since.”

More here:
http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-bring-in-nelson-2426618.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-bring-in-nelson-2426618.html



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Posted By: MCNRY
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 15:20
Despite, Chinnor opening the cheque book once again, their top try scorer Craig Holland will be at Rosslyn Park next season. Big move in National 1


Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:13
Originally posted by MCNRY MCNRY wrote:

Despite, Chinnor opening the cheque book once again, their top try scorer Craig Holland will be at Park next season. Big move in National 1
Which Park? Confused


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:20
Originally posted by Fake_Shemp Fake_Shemp wrote:

Originally posted by MCNRY MCNRY wrote:

Despite, Chinnor opening the cheque book once again, their top try scorer Craig Holland will be at Park next season. Big move in National 1
Which Park? Confused
Probably not Raynes Park in Surrey 4!!

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Posted By: MCNRY
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:23
Rosslyn Park apologies. One assumed that was clear!


Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:29
Originally posted by MCNRY MCNRY wrote:

Rosslyn Park apologies. One assumed that was clear!
I thought it might be them but there is nothing on their website or twitter feed.


Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:42
One big spender to another.

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Posted By: dropout22
Date Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:53
He works in Leatherhead and Lives I believe in South West London, so makes sense.


Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 17 May 2019 at 12:35
Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce the signing of Paul Jarvis from Doncaster Knights. Jarvis becomes DMP’s 6th new signing of the summer as preparations continue for the 2019/20 National One season.

Jarvis brings a wealth of Championship experience to the squad, having made in excess of 120 appearance for the Knights. The versatile back, who can cover both full back and wing, has scored 34 tries in his 6 seasons in the Championship. Ahead of joining up with the squad, Jarvis was excited to get started: “I’m really excited to be joining Mowden Park, I felt it was time for me to move on from Doncaster and look to dip my toe into the working world a little bit. I was approached by a few clubs but it only really took the one meeting with Danny and Garry and the decision to sign at Mowden was almost a no brainier for me.”

More here:
http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 17 May 2019 at 13:57
Wondered where Minijarv would end up. Don't think we saw anything of him at Cov when signed there, due to injury, but happy to be corrected.
Good signing though, based on what we DO know!

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Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 11:14
Mowden Park have re-signed their scrum half, Matt Dudman.

http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/dudman-re-signs-at-mowden-park-2427815.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/dudman-re-signs-at-mowden-park-2427815.html


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 14:44
Originally posted by Fake_Shemp Fake_Shemp wrote:

Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce the signing of Paul Jarvis from Doncaster Knights. Jarvis becomes DMP’s 6th new signing of the summer as preparations continue for the 2019/20 National One season.

Jarvis brings a wealth of Championship experience to the squad, having made in excess of 120 appearance for the Knights. The versatile back, who can cover both full back and wing, has scored 34 tries in his 6 seasons in the Championship. Ahead of joining up with the squad, Jarvis was excited to get started: “I’m really excited to be joining Mowden Park, I felt it was time for me to move on from Doncaster and look to dip my toe into the working world a little bit. I was approached by a few clubs but it only really took the one meeting with Danny and Garry and the decision to sign at Mowden was almost a no brainier for me.”

More here:
http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html

I think he will bring some great qualities to the club, he is a bit like Marmite, personally I liked him and he loves to play fullback (pity he doesn't kick very much). A bit like Bruno Bravo who came to you from us, can turn things around very quickly from defence into attack. I wish him well.

Dave Nelson will do you no harm either.


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Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 15:29
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Originally posted by Fake_Shemp Fake_Shemp wrote:

Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce the signing of Paul Jarvis from Doncaster Knights. Jarvis becomes DMP’s 6th new signing of the summer as preparations continue for the 2019/20 National One season.

Jarvis brings a wealth of Championship experience to the squad, having made in excess of 120 appearance for the Knights. The versatile back, who can cover both full back and wing, has scored 34 tries in his 6 seasons in the Championship. Ahead of joining up with the squad, Jarvis was excited to get started: “I’m really excited to be joining Mowden Park, I felt it was time for me to move on from Doncaster and look to dip my toe into the working world a little bit. I was approached by a few clubs but it only really took the one meeting with Danny and Garry and the decision to sign at Mowden was almost a no brainier for me.”

More here:
http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/jarvis-wings-in-for-201920-2426734.html

I think he will bring some great qualities to the club, he is a bit like Marmite, personally I liked him and he loves to play fullback (pity he doesn't kick very much). A bit like Bruno Bravo who came to you from us, can turn things around very quickly from defence into attack. I wish him well.

Dave Nelson will do you no harm either.
Thanks for that information. There's been no announcement about re-signing Chris Georgiou, a fullback who is solid under the high ball and a real running attacking threat and was unfortunately injured last season after a promising start, so perhaps Jarvis has been signed as a replacement. 

With Jordon Poole signing for Exeter Chiefs, Nelson will probably take his spot in the squad just as Dan Grange would seem to be back row cover for Matt Heaton's departure and Callum Irvine a signing which fits with Garry Law's retirement from playing.

At the moment, we have great depth at the wing and fullback position, which is a better position than last season where those positions were severely depleted because of injuries sustained by players during the off- and pre-season.


Posted By: UncleSteveMoffett
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 15:36
News about Chris Georgiou.

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oldbrodleiansfirstxv/news/brods-announce-new-senior-coach-2424358.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oldbrodleiansfirstxv/news/brods-announce-new-senior-coach-2424358.html



Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 15:44
Originally posted by UncleSteveMoffett UncleSteveMoffett wrote:

News about Chris Georgiou.

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oldbrodleiansfirstxv/news/brods-announce-new-senior-coach-2424358.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oldbrodleiansfirstxv/news/brods-announce-new-senior-coach-2424358.html

Thank you for that – Chris Georgiou leaving Mowden to become a coach in Halifax definitely goes under the 'departures' part of this thread!

As I said before, his absence from next season's squad makes some of Mowden's signings make a lot of sense.


Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 22 May 2019 at 16:18
Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce the signings of front row pair Connor Ward and Brendan Asomua-Goodman ahead of the 2019/20 National One season. The pair will join up with the rest of the DMP squad when pre-season training gets underway next month.

http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-sign-front-row-duo-2428594.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-sign-front-row-duo-2428594.html


Posted By: FHLH
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 17:44
Cambridge sign back http://www.crufc.co.uk/news/cambridge-rugby-announce-signing-andy-henderson-2429216.html" rel="nofollow - Andy Henderson


"Cambridge RFC are delighted to welcome Andy Henderson ahead of next season. Andy joins us on a 2-year deal from Hong Kong Scottish. A centre and full back by trade, Andy has a wealth of experience after playing championship rugby for Ealing Trailfinders and also spells at Jersey and more recently Rosslyn Park. He has also featured for the England Students and Counties teams."


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Posted By: fatbear
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 08:33
some departures from Chinnor
 
http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/farewell-to-a-few-2427840.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/farewell-to-a-few-2427840.html


Posted By: fatbear
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 08:35
And some retentions
 
http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-latest-retentions-announced-2424500.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-latest-retentions-announced-2424500.html


Posted By: MCNRY
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 10:07
Old Elthamians's purse string begin to loosen for next season as Coventry, London Scottish and Richmond back row Ed Milne joins for next season. Shaping to be a very exciting National 1 2019/20!


Posted By: Titantom
Date Posted: 27 May 2019 at 22:43
Chinnor announce the signings of Back-row forward Willie Ryan from Doncaster Knights and Josh Hodson a wing from Jersey.
According to the article both players have played a few games on loan this season:

http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-loanees-join-the-family-2429963.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-loanees-join-the-family-2429963.html


Posted By: Monkey Magic
Date Posted: 27 May 2019 at 22:45
http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-loanees-join-the-family-2429963.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.chinnor-rfc.com/news/chinnor-loanees-join-the-family-2429963.html

Willie Ryan and Josh Hodson sign on for Chinnor next season


Posted By: Intouch
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 07:35
Most of Chinnors side were on loan last season!
  
They used more loan players than any other side in the league!

Ldn Irish, Ealing, Coventry, Doncaster, Jersey,Ldn Scottish, CP to name just the 7  clubs that loan players arrived from during the season!


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 07:55
I personally think that Willie Ryan is a touch of class, just didn't seem to get his chances at Doncaster. I think he will tear it up at Nat 1 level if he finds his feet.

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Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 10:42
Chinnor Barbarians?


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 11:00
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

I personally think that <span style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">Willie Ryan is a touch of class, just didn't seem to get his chances at Doncaster. I think he will tear it up at Nat 1 level if he finds his feet.</span>


Personally I would have kept him and let another go, CPK is right, class.


Posted By: Monkey Magic
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 19:26
Intouch  "Most of Chinnors side were on loan last season!
  
They used more loan players than any other side in the league!

Ldn Irish, Ealing, Coventry, Doncaster, Jersey,Ldn Scottish, CP to name just the 7  clubs that loan players arrived from during the season!"


Bit of a statement that! well 2 statements - any facts to back it up??? The full list of loanees from all the NAt 1 clubs that you have  , I am sure, would be of interest to other forum users if you'd like to share it Wink


Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 19:39
Monkey Magic. What was the situation then? Do Chinnor have more loanees than similar clubs? Word was that you had quite a few injuries last season.


Posted By: Monkey Magic
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 20:27
I have no idea if Chinnor had more or less loans than other clubs. So if Intouch has the info on all the clubs then we'd all be interested to see.......................


Posted By: fatbear
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 20:57
In not sure InTouch has the details. I understood we had players on loan from Exeter and Northampton as well as Ealing, Coventry, Jersey, London Scottish and Doncaster. No-one from London Irish or Pirates as far as I can tell
 
I make it 50 players were used during the season, 20 backs, 30 forwards. No idea how that compares to anyone else but yes, lots of injuries.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 21:24
Originally posted by MCNRY MCNRY wrote:

Old Elthamians's purse string begin to loosen for next season as Coventry, London Scottish and Richmond back row Ed Milne joins for next season. Shaping to be a very exciting National 1 2019/20!

I thought he was talented, but was not a first team regular at Richmond. I don't know if it was injury or just kept out of the team by others.


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Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 29 May 2019 at 00:02
Chinnor May have had many loan players but that is what it is about bringing players in to help and cover injuries. They managed the position and didn’t contravene any regulations so what’s the issue

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Posted By: marigold
Date Posted: 29 May 2019 at 06:23
Rabbie quite right no regulations contravened. Question is really what kind of club are they choosing to be? Are they just a provider of game time for failed players at a higher level or are they seeking to achieve some kind of club identity. I note they failed to fulfill a large amount of their 2nd team Zoo league fixtures so it would appear that local players are voting with their feet and going elsewhere. Questions always is what happens to the club when the reason to play for them ie money disappears?


Posted By: paddym
Date Posted: 29 May 2019 at 07:32
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Originally posted by MCNRY MCNRY wrote:

Old Elthamians's purse string begin to loosen for next season as Coventry, London Scottish and Richmond back row Ed Milne joins for next season. Shaping to be a very exciting National 1 2019/20!

I thought he was talented, but was not a first team regular at Richmond. I don't know if it was injury or just kept out of the team by others.


Who is backing OEs this year as there seems to
be some financial issues at their manin sponsor.
As per The Daily Telegraph today.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 29 May 2019 at 08:42
Going to be an interesting season.

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Posted By: Fake_Shemp
Date Posted: 29 May 2019 at 14:02
"Darlington Mowden Park RFC are delighted to announce the signings of Euan McKirdy and Aedan Moloney ahead of the upcoming National One season. The pair become Mowden’s latest signings of the summer, and will join up with the club’s pre-season preparations starting next month."

More here:
http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-sign-mckirdy-moloney-2430100.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mowdenpark.com/teams/11810/news/mowden-sign-mckirdy-moloney-2430100.html


Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 17:56
Pete Glackin joins Mose as head coach from Bees. Any Bees or Cov fans have any thoughts on him? Must admit he's a new name on me. Will be working under Adam Balding (I'm guessing Cov's the connection here....?)

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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 18:11
No comment...

No, seriously, Glacks was coach before Winter was brought in. He also ran (still runs?) the Henley College Academy (which was Cov's, but mysteriously became Wasps's after Glackin's dismissal. Hmm. Can't think why).

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Posted By: Monkey Magic
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 19:22
Laurence May to Chinnor

http://bit.ly/2MmZoWD" rel="nofollow - http://bit.ly/2MmZoWD


Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 19:24
To clarify slightly more, he was _a_ coach in that period, the backs coach. All three coaches were released by the club when Rowland Winter was brought in, and brought his team of coaches in, and at that point a stage of stagnation ended.


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 19:41
Wow . . another statement of intent from Chinnor . . they have to be very very early favourites for promotion . . some really high quality signings.

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Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 21:11
Man Utd acquired a number of quality players and finished 6th. There's more to success than acquiring players.


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 09:01
Originally posted by wanderer wanderer wrote:

Man Utd acquired a number of quality players and finished 6th. There's more to success than acquiring players.


Man Utd's issues have been well documented and, in my opinion, wanderer makes an unrelistic comparison.
What is a fact is that any success a Club has in Nat 1. on the field this season, will be directly related to and dependent on the quality of the players available to the Club.
Being realistic, I would expect that the 4 Nat 1. Clubs with the biggest rugby budgets will be the Clubs that finish in the top 4.

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 09:02
Isn’t that depressing.

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Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 09:57
Sid. Nothing unrealistic about it. I've been to clubs where there were quality players but not the same standard of coaching. Look what Cloughie did at Forest & Derby. He had a few good players but made two great teams.

Building a quality team is much harder than acquiring players

Coaches don't always seem to get the credit they deserve.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 09:58
Hear hear

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Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 10:26
Interesting comment Sid probably close to reality as 1st and 2nd last year were certainly up there

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Posted By: Intouch
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 11:07
Originally posted by Monkey Magic Monkey Magic wrote:

I have no idea if Chinnor had more or less loans than other clubs. So if Intouch has the info on all the clubs then we'd all be interested to see.......................

I think numbers are

Loan players used 56. one behind Moseley 

However when you add the 27 EAPs to that total Chinnor's use of loan/EAP players gets to 83 players over 30 game season!


Interesting that "one club" Stortford use of EAPS from Saracens were 48 times last year. Not so much of the one club!


Posted By: kingsheathlad
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 11:23
Originally posted by Intouch Intouch wrote:

Originally posted by Monkey Magic Monkey Magic wrote:

I have no idea if Chinnor had more or less loans than other clubs. So if Intouch has the info on all the clubs then we'd all be interested to see.......................


I think numbers are

Loan players used 56. one behind Moseley 

However when you add the 27 EAPs to that total Chinnor's use of loan/EAP players gets to 83 players over 30 game season!


Interesting that "one club" Stortford use of EAPS from Saracens were 48 times last year. Not so much of the one club!



Where do you get the Moseley loaned players figure from.

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Posted By: Titantom
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 11:25
Intouch I assume you are saying 83 'times' over the 30 game season not 83 players? 
If I am correct then that's less than 3 a game over the season which quite frankly is nothing in N1 when you have teams playing 6-8 a game from their parent clubs! I think you've just argued against yourself! Clap



Posted By: kingsheathlad
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 11:42
Yes 56 appearances made by 8 players on loan.

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 12:05
Originally posted by Monkey Magic Monkey Magic wrote:

Laurence May to Chinnor

http://bit.ly/2MmZoWD" rel="nofollow - http://bit.ly/2MmZoWD


A very good signing. I am frankly amazed that Laurence hasn't ended up back at a Championship club. He has real pace and talent. A lot of folks speculated he might end up back in Penzance after the Craig Willis debacle.


Posted By: Intouch
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 13:26
Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

Interesting comment Sid probably close to reality as 1st and 2nd last year were certainly up there
People in glass houses Rabbie, Ranson and Fielding to name but 2!


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 15:34
Originally posted by wanderer wanderer wrote:

Sid. Nothing unrealistic about it. I've been to clubs where there were quality players but not the same standard of coaching. Look what Cloughie did at Forest & Derby. He had a few good players but made two great teams.

Building a quality team is much harder than acquiring players

Coaches don't always seem to get the credit they deserve.


Clough's teams were full of international players.
You again use a Football comparison which I again believe is unrealistic because of the vastly differing levels of finance involved.

A quality Nat 1. team will be based on acquiring quality players and they now tend to cost the Club more than they used to. Club Coaches have a huge part to play and as you say, they deserve credit but, in my opinion, if you took any of today's International Coaches and put them in charge of a Nat 1 Club that has a lower half Nat 1 rugby budget, that is probably where the Club would finish the season.

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 16:04
Almost not worth playing, just get some accountants to compare balance sheets.


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Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 16:33
You obviously know more than me in touch

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So many Christians not enough Lions


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 23:24
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Almost not worth playing, just get some accountants to compare balance sheets.


It's always worth playing. My Club did not get promoted to just stand and watch. The sad thing is that money and location may define the contest. Ignore that fact if you wish.

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 23:25
I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


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Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2019 at 23:27
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


How romantic.

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All Knwoing All Seeing


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 17:40
Louis Roach from Cov to Mose.
Willie Priestley, Cov to Cambridge.
Joe Lane, Cov to DMP.

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Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 17:46
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Louis Roach from Cov to Mose.
Willie Priestley, Cov to Cambridge.
Joe Lane, Cov to DMP.

slightly unusually, no movement from Mose on getting that announced - but yes, apparently (not doubting for a minute Cov's own website announcement!). Very pleased about that piece of business.


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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 17:50
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


How romantic.

No just true. Andy Ruiz jr just proved it.👍

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Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 18:07
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


How romantic.

No just true. Andy Ruiz jr just proved it.👍


We've had football, now we have boxing.
OK, for the sake of argument, I would agree if you would also agree that in RU it is very very rare.

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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 18:13
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


How romantic.

No just true. Andy Ruiz jr just proved it.👍


We've had football, now we have boxing.
OK, for the sake of argument, I would agree if you would also agree that in RU it is very very rare.


Budgets talk. Normally the bigger budgets finish at/near the top whilst those that don't have them tend to struggle.

It is a 30 game season, depth of squads has a big bearing - another factor of a bigger budget

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 18:53
Over a season of course the richer clubs will win. Doesn’t prevent the odd slip up though.

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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 18:55
Odd to learn of our signings on here. 
We can always use a spare hooker - though competition is tough.
Please do not quote that our of context.


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Posted By: semisonic
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 19:14
Not confirmed yet by Mose (same as Louis Roach!), Malvern Gazette announce ex-Worcester Warriors Scrum Half Jonny Arr signing for Moseley.

https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/sport/warriors/17680974.jonny-arr-signs-for-birmingham-moseley-after-warriors-exit/" rel="nofollow - https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/sport/warriors/17680974.jonny-arr-signs-for-birmingham-moseley-after-warriors-exit/


Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 19:55
Sid James. What about Tracey Neville and England netball team?


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 20:22
Ooh Arr. Good signing that.
Roach is a good lad too. Hopefully Mose will be nearer the right end of the table next term.

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Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 22:30
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

I like to think everyone has a chance. On any given day, they do.


How romantic.

No just true. Andy Ruiz jr just proved it.👍


We've had football, now we have boxing.
OK, for the sake of argument, I would agree if you would also agree that in RU it is very very rare.


Budgets talk. Normally the bigger budgets finish at/near the top whilst those that don't have them tend to struggle.

It is a 30 game season, depth of squads has a big bearing - another factor of a bigger budget


Raider999,

Agreed. Not sure why some remain in denial?

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Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 17:14
Joe Tarrant has left Blackheath - unfortunately they could not afford to keep him. He has informed them he is going to an East Midlands club "on mega bucks" - is that to Ampthill then?


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 17:56
That’s where he was before.

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Posted By: Alderman
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 22:54
OEs twitter feed reporting no less than 15 new signings.....


Posted By: FHLH
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 23:12
Originally posted by Alderman Alderman wrote:

OEs twitter feed reporting no less than 15 new signings.....


However, Lach has confirmed 15 new signings, four of those having already featured for the club last term.

Forwards Cam Holenstein and Adam Batt who both arrived from Championship club Jersey in the second half of last season, have signed permanently for the 2019/20 campaign. They will be joined by former team-mate, ex-Wasps and Loughborough University centre George Eastwell who comes to College Meadow after three years in the Championship with the Islanders.

Two players who played in the club's Extra 1st XV after Christmas, St Mary’s Academy and ex-London Irish hooker Charlie Burman, and former Leicester and Jersey fly-half Oliver Bryant, who starred in the Kent Cup final victory over Sidcup at the beginning of May, have also penned permanent deals.

Lach has strengthened his front row options with the signings of three props - Luke Boon, who won two BUCS titles with Hartpury and was in their Championship squad last term, Cornish Pirates loosehead Tom Concu and Bath University and London Irish prop Austin Hay who can play on either side of the scrum.
Experienced hooker Jared Saunders joins from London Scottish having also made 23 appearances in the Premiership for Saracens.

Ex-Edinburgh, Ospreys, Rotherham Titans and Rovigo lock Perry Parker (pictured) arrives at the club having spent last season playing in France with Stade Dijonnais, while Lach has also recruited experienced back rowers Ed Milne from relegated Championship club Richmond, and New Zealander Leigh Thompson who played last season for Nuneaton in Midlands League One having previously had a successful career in New Zealand and Spain with North Shore and VRAC respectively.

The club continue to benefit from their strong links with Exeter University with the arrival of exciting full-back/winger Saladin Bell and Exeter Chiefs Academy fly-half Ted Landry, while Nottingham's Championship winger Alex Goble, a product of Eastbourne College and a former England Counties representative, completes the list of new signings.

“I always try to get as much of my business completed as early as possible in the summer so we know exactly where we are at going into pre-season,” said Lach, “and I’m delighted with the quality of the signings we have made, which is the right blend of youth and experience.

“Obviously we were disappointed to miss out on the Nat One title but to finish second in only our second season in National One was a tremendous achievement by everyone involved and undoubtedly exceeded all our expectations before the start of the campaign.

“We achieved this with the vast majority of the squad that got us out of National Two three seasons ago. This group have been together for a while now and they’ve been absolutely fantastic for us. But it’s a fact of rugby life at this level there there will be new arrivals and departures season on season as with every club, and the new players we have brought in will give us fresh impetus and inject new life into the squad ahead of what will be our toughest National One campaign yet.”

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Posted By: Pistacio
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 09:26
Kieron Moffat from Old Elthamians to CDUL (Por) 


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 09:27
http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/sport/long-serving-ayrton-brothers-make-cambridge-rugby-club-departure-to-join-bishops-stortford-9072371/" rel="nofollow - Cambridge departures



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Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 09:45
i dont think cambridge star play keifer laxton was "released" it is my understanding rotherham were desperate to get him and bought him out of contract early! cant wait to see him play at clifton lane. I understand he has championship experience. How did he do this season Camquin? 


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 10:27
Nine games 6 starts - including at Rotherham.
Then got a knock and mainly played seconds for the latter part of the season.



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Posted By: Big Eddie
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 11:04
OE's new loosehead prop Tom Concu played at Caldy for a couple of seasons. He pretty much destroyed every tighthead in National 2 North, he is a ferocious scrummager and usefui around the park as well. Pleased to see that they have also recruited a Kiwi who played for my old club in Auckland.

With that line up of new signings I think any concerns we all may have had about OE's stability after the demise of Secure Trading have been put to bed.


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Posted By: Wobbler
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 11:40
Mose announce Jonny Arr and Mason Tonks (Worcester), Louis Roach (Cov) and re-sign Ravai Fatiaki.

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Posted By: Penda
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 11:47
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

OE's new loosehead prop Tom Concu played at Caldy for a couple of seasons. He pretty much destroyed every tighthead in National 2 North, he is a ferocious scrummager and usefui around the park as well. Pleased to see that they have also recruited a Kiwi who played for my old club in Auckland.

With that line up of new signings I think any concerns we all may have had about OE's stability after the demise of Secure Trading have been put to bed.


'bach lad


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 11:51
I wouldn’t question OE’s financial stability for one moment, but new signings are no indication of anything other than ambition. Paying them is a separate issue as Leeds have shown.

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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 12:16
We all wait to see who the new sponsor is. #
Their AGM is tonight - would be a sensible place to mak an announcement.


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Posted By: Big Eddie
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 13:01
Originally posted by Penda Penda wrote:

Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

OE's new loosehead prop Tom Concu played at Caldy for a couple of seasons. He pretty much destroyed every tighthead in National 2 North, he is a ferocious scrummager and usefui around the park as well. Pleased to see that they have also recruited a Kiwi who played for my old club in Auckland.

With that line up of new signings I think any concerns we all may have had about OE's stability after the demise of Secure Trading have been put to bed.


'bach lad

Certainly was Penda and Caldy were so happy that he decided to make the step up to the National Leagues via Caldy on his way to bigger and better things. Sandbach RFC have generated so many talented players over the years ................they deserve massive praise for their support to aspiring young players. When Concs arrived at Caldy it took him no time at all to make the step up as has been the case with all the other very good players who have found their way to Caldy via Sandbach.

Sandbach do it right!



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Posted By: dropout22
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 13:53
I've just read OE's list of signings some bold ones in there for sure. Are they getting towards full-time? 3 evenings a week?. Signed a lot of championship players.....



Posted By: Big Eddie
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:02
I think OE's are clearly pushing for the Championship as I am sure a massively strengthened Sale FC will be as well. It is going to be tasty.

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Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:15
who have sale signed other than james walliams from mosely and kieron more from blackheath? 


Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:17
Originally posted by TigerTitan TigerTitan wrote:

who have sale signed other than james williams from mosely and kieron more from blackheath? 


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:25
Sale FC  . . have signed a big no 8 from Bedford . .. but I think we will see a closer tie with Sale this season.

OE's looking very strong as do Chinnor and RP . . yet again Nat 1 will be the most entertaining league as they all push for the promised land of the Championship!!!!! Be careful what you wish for.


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Posted By: kingsheathlad
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:31
Birmingham Moseley have re-signed Ravai Fatiaki,centre/ full back.
signed Louis Roach,full back / wing.
Signed Mason Tonks,wing/ centre.

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Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 16:46
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Sale FC  . . have signed a big no 8 from Bedford . .. but I think we will see a closer tie with Sale this season.

OE's looking very strong as do Chinnor and RP . . yet again Nat 1 will be the most entertaining league as they all push for the promised land of the Championship!!!!! Be careful what you wish for.


Could thst be Jarad Williams


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 17:12
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Sale FC  . . have signed a big no 8 from Bedford . .. but I think we will see a closer tie with Sale this season.

OE's looking very strong as do Chinnor and RP . . yet again Nat 1 will be the most entertaining league as they all push for the promised land of the Championship!!!!! Be careful what you wish for.
 

Question

As the RFU deal with the Championship runs out at the end of the season and there must be a possibility its not renewed what would the Nat 1 clubs do then


Posted By: Monkey Magic
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 20:44
Chinnor add Carl Kirwan to help shore up the defence.........

http://bit.ly/2QPcwm6" rel="nofollow - http://bit.ly/2QPcwm6


Posted By: backrowb
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2019 at 20:53
Carl Kirwan is a quality premiership player but has been blighted by serious injury. If he can have a good run he'll be awesome.


Posted By: Big Eddie
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 08:11
Originally posted by TigerTitan TigerTitan wrote:

Originally posted by TigerTitan TigerTitan wrote:

who have sale signed other than james williams from mosely and kieron more from blackheath? 

Sale have also signed Fergus Mulchrone from London Irish...........I am sure there will be more signings


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Posted By: dropout22
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 09:22
Some serious signings in a considerable number of Nat 1 teams - OE's, Rosslyn Park, Chinnor , Sale FC and Moseley. Must be some big budgets on show!. I can't think that a lot the players who have signed for these sides would go straight from full-time to part-time.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 09:46
Originally posted by dropout22 dropout22 wrote:

Some serious signings in a considerable number of Nat 1 teams - OE's, Rosslyn Park, Chinnor , Sale FC and Moseley. Must be some big budgets on show!. I can't think that a lot the players who have signed for these sides would go straight from full-time to part-time.

Quite a few do, as we know from experience at Cov when at this level.
Quite often those who are not, ahem, in the first flush of youth drop out of the full-time rat-race to start up or develop businesses or even coaching careers.
Makes a deal of sense too.


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Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 11:21
Kirwan hard as nails . . Chinnor building a champ side in Nat1

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Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 11:54
https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/sport/joe-tarrant-makes-eye-catching-move-to-cambridge-rugby-club-9072440/" rel="nofollow - https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/sport/joe-tarrant-makes-eye-catching-move-to-cambridge-rugby-club-9072440/

ampthill tighthead super 15 number 8 richmond scrum half black heath fly half ealing centre and myles bean who devastated my favourite league national 2 north last season....

are cambridge dark horses to get promoted? 


Posted By: TigerTitan
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 11:55
didnt think cambridge when i heard east midlands club chucking money at joe tarrant, well well well maybe link with university coffers? 



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