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    Posted: 18 Nov 2020 at 19:21
In the Midlands 7 clusters of 6 teams have been proposed comprising level 5 and 6 teams (Midlands Premier, M1E and M1W) chosen by geography. Clubs have been asked to opt in or out by 30th November.

The document received states the below:

This proposal is based around five principles.

 

·       Providing clubs with structured local competitive fixtures

·       Based on contact rugby (either full contact or adapted variations dependent on HM Government advice)

·       Minimised travel times

·       Local clusters of up to 7 teams (the number will vary according to specific regions and on agreed local needs)

·       Relaxed regulations to remove barriers to participation

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Hearing that a mini league is on the cards for Us against Brighton,  Haywards heath ,Horsham, Guildford and Chichester with a look to a POSSIBLE start in January ! not sure of the rules involving scrums and mauls though🤔
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ancient Oak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:17
Sorry Dickon. Missed this latest burst of activity on the site. You are spot on in all aspects. Time to stop speculating and take a reality check sad as it is for all of us but particularly the players who will have lost over a year of their rugby careers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICKON Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2020 at 18:49
We wont be playing any rugby this season folks, and it’s not the RFU’s fault. Pray that we can beat this pandemic with sensible policies and/or that a vaccine can be developed, because right now, we have neither. My guess is next season at the earliest for a return.
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You’re having a laugh Halliford, I don’t fancy your chances with Kayleigh McEnany on any subject. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2020 at 12:19
I have a functioning brain, unlike White House Press Secretaries! Not Paul, but one of the other members of that Committee who is working on Levels 5-10. 

The NCA has been discussing and refining an alternative plan to implement in January. A version of it was floated on these pages last month. 

Whether or not we play rugby in January is sadly in the hands of Dominic Cummings and his political aides. Since they appear to be unable to manage any element of the country correctly at the moment, sadly you are likely to be right. 

If we don't play, how many Clubs will survive the lack of income?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PiffPaff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2020 at 10:03
Nigel you rapidly becoming the Rugby version of Sean Spicer & every single Whitehouse Press Secretary after him.

If by friend do you mean someone from the London & SE DOC like Paul Astbury?

We won't be playing rugby in January, probably not even February so lets hope whatever is produced is small/local and easy to implement, something that could have already been done weeks if not months ago!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2020 at 07:59
The NCA are working on a cup competition for Levels 3 and 4 and a friend is doing similar for London at levels 5 - 10. If we are allowed to play, probably the adapted form that the elite women are playing, there will be some rugby to watch from January.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 2020 at 22:11
Originally posted by HAVANT TONY HAVANT TONY wrote:

We all sort of knew this was coming..SEASON OVER..before it has even begun...RFU MADE THE CALL TODAY!!!
Disgusting decision

Looks like it's up to the clubs to organise something themselves, just like it was done back before league rugby. Going back to the old days it seems.

Unofficial Underground league rugby has begun! (or not)


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We all sort of knew this was coming..SEASON OVER..before it has even begun...RFU MADE THE CALL TODAY!!!
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Any news on fixtures yet chaps?
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You ARE right B4L - my mistake! 
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Wimbledon 
Hertford
Tring
Maidenhead
Sidcup
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North Walsham 


Sutton & Epsom
Dorking
Tunbridge Wells 
Sevenoaks
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Hope you're right B4L - we'll see! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote B4L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 16:30
I read it as.....

"Playing Windows represent the latest date by which normal matches can resume"


Therefore if we start back anytime before 10th Oct then playing Window 1 will be played? anytime between 11th Oct and 28th Nov playing window 2 and so on...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 13:20
So the earliest we  can start is 10th October
Window 2 - 26th November
Window 3 - 6th Feb
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Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Richmids Richmids wrote:

I wonder if they go with the conference route if sides might have friendlies with local sides to help boost up the fixtures and give players few more games?


Is anyone really interested in friendly matches - IMO it is all about league matches where there is something at stake.

I don't think there is such thing as a friendly game in rugby, and the sport managed for over 160 years without leagues until they were first introduced in 1987 - so I'm sure a few friendlies to fill any blank weekends won't be an issue this season
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2020 at 17:19
Originally posted by PiffPaff PiffPaff wrote:

I've been told RFU Comps embargoed the release of this proposed Conferences in all four Divisions, so I'm guessing someone in the Midlands is going to get a rap on the knuckles. Lose lips sink ships :)

Do they get some sort of perverse satisfaction by keeping us in suspense? They do it every year, never give us a set date, drag it out and just release them quietly without telling anyone.


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