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Seagull
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Saturday 19th November
National League 3 North
Penrith 29 Bradford & Bingley 13
Admission (incl 68pp prog, only 4 relevant to game) 5
Att: 160 (h/c)

Funnily enough I nearly went to Lymm but after the mornings exertions in the lakes I decided time was against me and stayed local (to where I'd been - Ullswater area). Rather glad I did as the day turned out very pleasant, the ground was good and the game very enjoyable also.

The game (3rd bottom aginst 6th) was decent enough with the lower ranked hone side eventually coming out on top on a 3-1 try count. Early on it was all B&B but after finishing off their first good move the wasted many's a chance and gradually Penrith got back into the game, actually winning the second half 16-0.

The ground is very pleasant, out on the Alston Road (A686) leaving the South side of Penrith (5 minutes from Frenchfield). A truly mammoth car park is at the entrance then up a slope to the ground finds a very smart clubhouse and dressing room block to the right, with hard standing in front on top of a slope (great Westward views of the North Lakes from here) and on the other side a large elevated seated grandstand that would hold around 300-400 and gave great views of the pitch.

Refs assesing takes a whole new level in RU with even at this level the ref being video'd by the RFU and miked up back to an assesor and the cameraman.


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Abergavenny 22 Newport High School Old Boys 14

Sat 26 November 2011
WRU Div 3 East attn c. 150
admit free prog by donation 2


Abergavenny are a venerable Union institution dating from 1875, a long history for sure, but the ground is only an improved park pitch. It was formerly the home of Abergavenny Thursdays before the Pen-y-pound ground opened in the 1930's. The main pitch ( there are 2 Rugby, one football and a bowls and petanque facility) has gathered a five step covered terrace with a capacity of, perhaps, 250; railed sides and floodlights, but it's still a park hence no admission .I liked the natty claret and old gold kit.

The programme is a doorstep of adverts with just a changing folding sheet insert with teams, ref and table. No matter as it in lieu of admission. The club/changing block is some way off. As is usual in Wales for first team RU, there was a three figure crowd.

Standard of game was lower than I expected,far too many handling errors and poor spatial awareness of team-mates spoilt many attacks. Not as good as the Rugby League Summer Conference Premier which has taken some stick on this forum. HSOB lead most of the game, but were less fit, and tired during the last 20 minutes, which were the most exciting of the game as Aber came back to coast home.

Really pleased, but greatly suprised to meet a well known couple from the Welsh cider circuit , managed to chat about random sporting events and keep off shop talk.



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Lucan Bohs
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Nov 27, 2011, 2:46 PM

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Friday, 2nd December
Leinster v Cardiff
Rabo Pro Direct league
@ the RDS



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The Moose
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Nov 27, 2011, 8:27 PM

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Sat 26th Nov: Welsh Eggs Prem Div - BRIDGEND 13 ABERAVON 13

ADM: 10 PROG: 1.50 ATT: H/C 500

Thanks to fellow posters advice recently from this forum on places to visit on the rugby circuit across the bridge. Probably going to sound like a stuck record here but Bridgend was another rustic gem that I really liked. Fantastic old seated stand on one side, terrace cover behind the goal and then the real eye catcher, the huge covered terrace all down the other side. Now if I'm being picky the fourth end as a flat hard-standing car park lets it down a tad but it doesn't detract from the atmosphere of the Brewery Field. Easy place to visit by train too being a rare old school town centre ground.

Now I know Bridgend Town share this ground but I thought I should visit for the perceived 'main' sport in the town. The match whilst not the most exciting I've seen at least held my interest till the end with a fair result on the day and a draw which maintains the Wizards title challenge. Interesting to note how the church and castle remains on the hill opposite the ground haven't fallen foul of Newton's Law as they continue to defy gravity by not going over the precipice! On the occasions I fancy something different from footy it's nice to know there's an attractive ground hopping alternative where's there's not an Atcost type of stand anywhere to be seen.

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Seagull
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Huddersfield 27 Nuneaton 17
National League 2 North
Att: 245 (official, 260 ish on h/c)
Admission: 8 incl 48 page programme - completely professional issue with pretty much everything you needed included.
Pint of Cask Theasktons: 2.75

Well, it may have a meccano stand, but everything else about this place is a joy to behold. The ground is entered via a one way system (Brewery Lane), that actually runs through the ground and appears to be a public right of way. You come in from the B6108 but have to leave onto the A616, whilst driving around 2 sides of the ground (inside it!). On the entrance side is hardstanding and a nice grass bank which affords a good view of the action, to the left is just hard standing with most impressive club house and dressing rooms (two tier plus elevated balcony), opposite is the stand, a bit "Atcost" but reasonably well disguised, holding around 400 I'd guess, but the thing that sets the ground off is to the right, a huge railway viaduct that runs right behind the posts (at an angle) cutting Lockwood Park diagonally in two. The whole area is in a pretty steep sided river valley and former stables on the access road (within the ground) are converted into offices. It's a quite unique ground and with the floodlights on from the start, made for a really dramatic setting.

The game took a little while to get going but the standard of play, considering how wet and windy it was (as well as very boggy underfoot) was surprsingly high, with relatively few unforced errors. I won't bore you with a blow by blow, but home side never looked like losing although the bonus point system in RU (1 for 4 tries, plus one for losing by 7 pts or less) does keep the interest going for 80 minutes. The try count in this one being 3-2 to Huddersfield.

Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile "tick", if you are ever in the area the ground is well worth a look.


ciderjon
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If you haven't done Parc y Scarlets for RU then........Llanelli v Aberavon this Sat 3 Dec 12 noon ko as per home club website, so as not to conflict with international. Plenty of opportunities to double with football after.



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Lucan Bohs
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Leinster 52-9 Cardiff Blues
At the RDS
Admission- 20
attendance- 16317
Programme- 5

Comfortable win for Leinster to put them top of the league.



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IAN S
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Dec 3, 2011, 7:06 PM

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Wath-upon-Dearne 65 Moortown 0
Yorkshire Div. 2
h/t 38-0
Admission by programme 1, (puts many bigger clubs at rugby and football to shame, excellent)

This ground is in the same "park" as that what Wath Saracens used to play in in their county senior league days. Albeit across another little lane, two pitches side by side, seperated by a tarmac path.

Very one-sided game but still managed to be entertaining. Rare rugby union game where no penalties were kicked in the game. Scoring consisted of 6 tries in first half, 4 converted; 5 tries in second half, one converted.

Decent crowd for this level of about 100. Clubhouse had Ruddles handpulled on tap.



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Seagull
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Saturday 3rd December 2011
Yorkshire Division 2 (level 8)
Skipton 8 Bradford Salem 18
Att: 120 (h/c)
Admission: 3 including 4 page programme

Saturday West of the Pennines was foul, weather wise, so after a morning of getting soaked in rain/hail showers in the name of excercise it was a case of "first one that answers the phone in the affirmative gets my patronage". I'm so glad the nice man at Skipton picked up the phone....

The match was very much infleunced by the weather, with the 3rd placed visitors always likley to triumph with their bigger and more mobile pack, as well as their Rugby League influenced backs (players from Dewsbury Rams, Dewsbury Celtic and Bramley on show). Indeed, their opening try, with backs and forwards offloading and supporting at pace, was much more RL influenced than 15 man. Sadly as the weather deteriorated, that was as good as it got and as the game went on, Skipton managed to keep the score down mainly by forcing the visitors into errors handling a very wet and slippy ball. Try count in the end was 2-1 to Salem, but although there wasn't much in the way of open or running rugby, it was hard to fault the effort as the pitch was quagmire like by the end.

The game may not have scaled any great heights, but the ground is a cracker. There is a lovely ageing wooden grandstand on the clubhouse side, about as far removed from Arena/Atcost as you could possibly get, with steeply raked bench seating. Opposite, was a 20 yard long 3 step covered terrace which was well patronised when the hail came down!

Nice bar available too, with good ale and cheap hot food (didn't partake today, but prices were very reasonable).

Another very enjoyable (if chilly) afternoon.


Workington FC
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Saturday 3rd December 2011
National Division Three (North)
Bradford & Bingley 17 - 11 Morley
Admission: By Programme 6.00
Programme: A5 colour glossy 28 pages
Attendance: 300 max h/c

I decided to pop down to Wagon Lane to watch the first half of this game before heading off to the Guiseley v Workington game.

Set in a nice sports complex, admission is taken as you drive into the car park and an extremely wet programme handed over. A large modern plush clubhouse is located in one corner of the ground. I did ask a steward at the entrance of the clubhouse for another programme. After trying to charge me 6.00 he handed over another suitably wet issue.

The programme was well presented but part of it looks like static content for the season with some game specific news in place. A bit more content would make it a good issue. Copies can be downloaded on the clubs pitchero website.

Sit down food (I didn't partake but it looked nice) is served in the clubhouse which has a partial view over the pitch. The ground itself is unspectacular with a modern seated stand dominating the ground with hard standing around the rest of the pitch. The scoreboard looks like it has fallen down as what appears to be supporting posts are still in place.

Heavily swirling rain dominated the game so the head down charge tactics were the order of the day.


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Saturday 10th December 2011
Stockton 34 Ryton 14 (HT 19-7)
Durham/Northumberland Division One
Admission 3 (including 4-page programme)
Attendance 50 (h/c)

No refreshments available

Illness (thanks so much to my de facto sister-in-law for the hideous cold) and chilly weather dictated a short hop today. Plans for a footy tick at either Clifton (CML) or Blaby and Whetstone Athletic (EMCL) were quickly abandoned in favour of a more sensible destination. Stockton RUFC is just 50 miles distant, has been on my list for a while and therefore got the nod. Another venue I somehow didn't manage to get to in five years of working on Teesside. Hardly worth the wait, to be honest. The ground is part of a rambling multi-sport complex in Norton which hosts football, rugby union, cricket, hockey and bowls. The site is bisected by a railway line. Many posters will be familiar with the place because Northern League Norton and Stockton Ancients have their ground in one corner of the site.

The RU ground, open, exposed and wholly unappealing, is next to the railway. There is a stand, a battered cantilever with three rows of wooden bench seats, positioned amidships on the north touchline. The remainder consists of uncovered softstanding. There aren't any floodlights and the pitch is railed off only on the sides. A rope does the job at the east end, and the club simply don't bother with a barrier at the west end. The clubhouse, usually the key element in any RU set-up, is about 400 yards away, and shared with the cricket club. Couldn't be bothered trekking round the cricket square for a look. Getting from the dressing rooms to the pitch entails a 150-yard walk. Hardly the most intimate of enclosures.

Stockton have been among the frontrunners in Durham/Northumberland Division One all season, but were made to work by lowly Ryton, who were game enough and kept going to the end, despite losing two players to serious injuries. Not, however, as serious as the nose bleed suffered by one their older supporters. The in-demand Ryton physio could not stem the copious flow and, in the end, an ambulance had to be called to cart the fella off to hospital. He looked ashen. Hope he's OK.

As RU goes, this was a fairly open game, albeit peppered with errors. 'Stock', as their fans called them, scored two converted tries in the first 13 minutes to lead 14-0. From then on, Ryton were always playing catch-up. The visitors hit back with a converted try, but conceded again to trail 19-7 at the break. The hosts added three tries to Ryton's one (a 50m sprint) in the second half. At Ryton's request, this fixture doubled as a Durham Intermediate Cup semi-final.

It cannot be much fun spectating at this venue, therefore little surprise the ageing crowd was so sparse.

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Workington FC
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Saturday 10th December 2011
National League 1
Cambridge RFC 26 Blaydon 28
Admission - 15.00 or 12.00 for members
Attendance - around 350
Programme - 1.00. A 32 page A5 colour glossy shell with 4 page game insert

My first suprise was the 15.00 admission charge. Very overpriced. Luckily the old boy on the gate charged me 12.00. The Volpac Ground has all it's facilities on one side. A two tier structure has grandstand seating for corporate guests on the upper level with the overhang offering some covered standing below. The facilities on the first floor clubhouse are quite nice with food served in the main room and a small club shop to the side of the bar. The rest of the ground has grass standing on the other three sides with a rough car park behind one set of posts.

Cambridge are in transition after their backer pulled out a couple of years ago. This left the club with a few financial issues to sort out. It looks like they are making progress and holding their own in this league despite losing in this game.

I'm amazed at the poor skill levels of some Union players. The simple core skills of expoliting overlaps and 2 v 1 situations etc was not in evidence today.


Feversham Lens
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Re: Poor skills of rugby union players. I well recall Daryl Powell, the former Great Britain rugby league international and present Featherstone Rovers ARLFC coach, saying exactly the same thing when he got involved on the coaching side at Leeds Carnegie RUFC. I remain utterly mystified by the high regard in which many union players are held. As 'Doug Stand', a former columnist in the Wigan RLFC programme of the 1980s, was apt to remark, even top-level union players lack the skills the average Wigan St Pat's ARL third-teamer has dripping from his fingertips. Not much changes, eh?


Leyther_Matt
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In Reply To
I well recall Daryl Powell, the former Great Britain rugby league international and present Featherstone Rovers ARLFC coach

Careful now....!!


Feversham Lens
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Ooooh, they won't like that in Feverley Hills. A slip of the fingers. Honest!


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Thur 8 Dec
Agen 14-29 Sale
Admission: 10 (anywhere)
Attendance: 3117 (13000 capacity)

We flew out to Girona early Thursday morning (30 rtnCool)and picked up a hire car to drive the 3.5 hours to Agen.

Stade Alfred Armandie is 10-15 minutes walk south of Agen town centre and has 3 stands, with 2 large covered seating areas along each side, a large uncovered seating area behind one goal and a small open standing area behind the other end. Prices were reduced today - I don't know whether that's generally for the Challenge Cup, or as a result of them having lost their previous home game in this, and with a catchup game midweek in the following week, therefore fielding a weakened lineup. Beer (only served in 0.25l plastic) was available beneath the stand we were in (the Tribune Terrasse along one side). Apprximately 60 Sale fans made the trip.

As the week before, Sale started well and were 20 points up midway through the first half - partly through some comical defending - and Sale took their foot off the pedal again. Agen got a try back and I wondered whether a repeat of the Exeter defeat might follow. Fortunately Sale added a 4th try just before half time to go in 29-7. The 2nd half was a bit more pedestrian - Agen got another try back, and with a full lineup might have pressed for at least a bonus point, but the match closed out without further score. We retired to the Temple de la Biere, where the Sale coach joined us... Bonus point win with the opposition not getting anything was a perfect result, but letting Agen back in may give the squad who travel for the return this coming weekend some encouragement.

Stayed in Agen overnight and then drove back towards Girona, stopping in Perpignan overnight:

Fri 9 Dec
Perpignan 54-20 Cavalieri Prato
Attendance: 6300
Admission: 21 (behind goal) - 13 to stand, 30-50 to sit alongside

Stade Aime Giral is on the North side of Perpignan, with heavy traffic getting there and only buses in the way of public transport - most seemed to drive though.

I think these were normal prices for Perpignan. One of our party preferred to sit, so we went for the cheapest seats. The standing area is very narrow, runs the length of the pitch and has a high mesh fence in front of it, so I imagine the view there would be pretty poor. Otherwise it's seating all round (25000 capacity I think), with the corners filled in and a roof with many small arches, which reminded me of Bordeaux FC... Just to our right was a band and a donkey mascot occasionally banging a drum. There was also an occasional drummer and chants from the opposite (also home) end. There was little evidence of any Italian fans being present.

This match was actually surprisingly good. Cavalieri came out strongly, should have taken the lead early on and liked to throw the ball around. They seemed particularly unlucky that this ref wasn't pulling up any crossing, as 2 Perpignan tries that ought not to have been allowed stood. The ref gave 2 penalty tries to Perpignan too, though I don't think they could complain much about those, as the Italian scrum was beaten all ends up. All the more surprising then, when Cavelieri won a scrum against the head in the Perpignan half and skipped away under the posts. They also scored a corker of a try (applauded all around) at the start of the 2nd half and threatened strongly at 15 points down with 30 minutes or so to go. Perpignan held off the challenge though and punished them up the other end before closing the match out comfortably.

Catering here was frankly a bit of a pain. They run a token system, where 1 token is worth 1.50 with a 1 token plastic glass deposit, 2 tokens for 0.25 litres (of either beer or soft drinks), 3 for 0.5 litres. You can't change tokens back to money, and whilst one or two places will take cash, you'll still have to pay the deposit and get it back as a token. Not much good if you're not coming back. They short changed us on buying 6 tokens to start with and eventually a barman gave us back 3 for the 3 tokens we had left.

Had we known earlier that the FC United game on Saturday would be changed to 12 noon, which meant we couldn't get back for that, 2 of us would probably have stayed and gone to Castres v Northampton the following day. A successful trip nonetheless.



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Last new football ground (957) Kingsway Park Ashland Rovers 2-0 Underwood Villa
With FC United: 135
On the agenda:
22/10 Rocester v NKF Burbage
27/10 Floriana v Senglea Athletic


Workington FC
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Dec 14, 2011, 2:00 PM

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Was there any "paper" at any of the games. I picked up a glossy colour 4 page A5 programme at Perpignan for a Heiniken Cup game a couple of years ago. I think it was issued by the L'Independent newspaper who handed out the programme with an accompanying newspaper which only featured information about the game


oftenscore6
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TBH I'm not a paperchaser. I can't remember seeing anything at Agen, but there was definitely something at Perpignan - not sure it was free though and I didn't pick one up. Sorry that's not very helpful!



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With FC United: 135
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22/10 Rocester v NKF Burbage
27/10 Floriana v Senglea Athletic


Lucan Bohs
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Dec 15, 2011, 7:41 PM

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Leinster v Bath
Heineken Cup
Aviva Stadium
Saturday, 17th December @ 6:00



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Lucan Bohs
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Leinster 52-27 Bath
Attendance-46317
Heineken Cup, Pool 3
Programme- 5 (82 pages)
Admission- 30



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Sunday 1st January 2012.
Aviva Premiership
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks. 28-23
Attendance : 23,132
Admission : 21
Programme : 3

A packed Welford Road saw Leicester come out on top in an entertaining New Years Day clash. Sale Started the day in 4th place with Leicester in 5th both on 28 points . It looked as if Leicester were going to run away with the game when they went 17-0 up after 23 minutes ,thanks to a Penalty Try on 6 minutes and then G.Murphy went over for a try on 14 minutes .Toby Flood converted both and also kicked a penalty. Sale came back in to the game and pulled a try back on 27 minutes through Mckenzie .Nick Macleod Converted ,he then kicked a penalty on 32 minutes as sale went in trailing by only 7 points. H/T 17-10. Two minutes in to the second half Macleod put Sale 4 points behind when he kicked another penalty. Flood then restored tigers lead with another penalty. Tigers increased the lead even more on 54 minutes. First Twelvetrees then Murphy and Smith made excellent breaks which was finished off in the corner by A.Tuilagi for the try of the game. Sale again recovered and Miller went over for a 2nd Sale try which was Converted. Flood kicked a penalty on 70 minutes meaning Sale needed to score to claim at least a losing bonus point .With time up on the clock Sale worked the ball towards the post and Macleod landed a drop kick to rescue the losing bonus point. Leicester moved above sale in to 4th place.


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Sunday 1st January 2012
The Championship
Bedford 32 - Cornish Pirates 13
Admission - 16.00 - standing
Attendance - 4,396
Programme - 2.50

A bumper crowd, around 2,00 more than Bedford's normal gate, attended this fixture. Only three turnstiles are available which resulted in big queues before kick off. This led to quite a few people to getting in late. I'm amazed that this ground can accomodate a crowd of over 4,000. There is one seated stand with some scaffold terracing either side. Behind one set of posts is a two step terrace with flat standing behind. It looks like there is flat standing at the opposite end. The side of the ground opposite the stand is also flat standing with a hospitality marquee behind. The only cover is in the main stand, under some raised portacabin hospitality boxes behind one goal and a small veranda in front of a bar.

New corner floodlights have been installed this season. There is a score board in one corner with the clubhouse in another corner of the ground. I'm not sure if this is a members facility but there is also a bar behind the posts.

It's a mixed crowd at Bedford with lot's of preppy teenagers wearing Hollister and Abecrombie & Fitch labels, local cockney's who have "done good", the middle class barbour jacket set and people who have absoloutely no interest in Rugby Union. This game is more of a social event than a sporting one. Lot's of people didn't venture out of the bar when the game was on and lot's of groups congregated in jovial discussion oblivious to the game.

Viewing is poor and the game played in rain and drizzle passed me by.

Programmes are on sale as you enter the ground. The sellar is difficult to spot and so it was no suprise there was still a box left as I entered 2 minutes before kick off. The A5 44 page colour issue is match specific and is an improvement on previous seasons. It is overpriced at 2.50 though.

The match announcer at Bedford is quite good. He's very enthusiastic in a "Rugger" kind of way and there is some good food provided by the Noshy's Nosh cafe in the ground. Other food was available from mobile catering outlets such as fish & chips and burgers.


IAN S
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Jan 8, 2012, 2:19 PM

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Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield
Team(s): Sheffield United, Sheffield Eagles, Kendal Town

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Hull 15 Huddersfield 13
National Two North
h/t 3-7
Admission 8 incl. programme

An entertaining game that finished in a an exciting finale. After scoring the only try of the first half, Hudders. ran out of steam, (surprising as they are 2nd in league), and allowed Hull to score two tries, the last one in last minute right in corner where I was stood. Hudders. then got a penalty which hit the bar and ref. blew for full time.

Strange set-up out in suburban Hull. Another rugby pitch at entrance, then a cricket square complete with small, ridiculous stand in corner. Main rugby pitch is at side of this with another identical, ridiculous stand on half way line opposite clubhouse. No one sat in it and it looked like if you did you wouldn't have seen a thing because of dug-outs and tv gantry next to it. Programme one of best I've seen in RU.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


The Moose
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Jan 8, 2012, 6:17 PM

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Location: The West Country town of Trowbridge
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WELSH EGGS PREM: CARMARTHEN 38 NEATH 19

ADM: 10 INC. PROG ATT: h/c 330

So the adventure around the Welsh Premiership continues and this was another enjoyable visit to a unique ground set in a public park. A mix of old stands, a bandstand, a set of Avebury ring type stones and even a cycling velodrome around the pitch. What's not to like about the home of Carmarthen Quins!

The right team won on the day to dent the all blacks title ambitions with Quins wanting the win much more on the day. A long trip to west Wales was rewarded with a fine day including a stroll along Porthcawl beach beforehand. Carmarthen was a bigger town than both of us realised and a decent place to visit with castle remnants and retail therapy opportunities for madam too, grand day out as they say!

KRTM Cool


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Jan 9, 2012, 2:43 PM

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Hertford 3 Richmond 28
National Two South
Admission 6.00 including programme
Attendance - approx 350

Once again I was able to watch 4th level Rugby Union where the basic core skills of Rugby were missing. "Shovel" passes as usual from second rowers, who always find themselves wrecking an attacking line, were in evidence. Until Rugby Union moves away from "faces not spaces" to "spaces not faces" head down plodding forwards will be the order of the day.

Hertford RFC has a postal address of Ware and is just off the A10 road to London. A very narrow drive leads you to a small car park, from here you are directed down another small lane behind the clubhouse. This leads to a much larger car park. Parking spaces were at a premium so I would imagine it's a bit of a nightmare getting out of here at full time.

The majority of the facilities are down one side of the pitch. The small clubhouse bar was rammed with a very busy pre match lunch in a function room next door. Nice to see the Rugger traditions maintained with numerous boating blazers on display. On top of the clubhouse is a viewing balcony with a bus shelter type cover. On the opposite side of the pitch is an Atcost seated stand and a scaffolding video tower. The ground is floodlit. The pitch is railed off on four sides with grass standing on three. A nice feature is a lean rail on the clubhouse side of the ground which is the exact height and width to rest a pint.

Match Programmes are provided with admission as you enter the small car park. Well presented, the A5 issue has a 16 page shell with 8 match specific pages inside.

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