Next Season

By Dave Picken - April 2 2020
Next Season It is now almost certain that we will  be playing in Durham and Northumberland One again when we finally return to league rugby. With the season unfinished the RFU has decided to calculate promotion and relegation on "playing records" and, as we were in second bottom place and a long way adrift of third bottom place, the writing is on the wall. Here is the RFU statement ...
Final league positions for professional and community game for 2019/20 season confirmed
Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, we're announcing the final league positions for the Greene King IPA Championship, Tyrrells Premier 15s and men’s and women’s community game.

Proposals from the RFU governance committee to conclude the season for those leagues at both professional and community level were yesterday ratified by the RFU Council.

It was agreed that final standings for the Greene King IPA Championship and men’s and women’s community game would be calculated on a best playing record formula maintaining promotion and relegation for those leagues. The Tyrrells Premier 15s season has been declared null and void as there is no promotion or relegation in this league.

RFU President, Peter Wheeler, said: “We believe that the decisions made provide fair and balanced outcomes for the game and maintain the integrity of the competitions. We have listened to recommendations from the heart of the game and the approach has been ratified by the RFU Council.

“This has been a difficult decision to make in the most unprecedented of circumstances. There is no single solution that will suit every club, but the approach taken is one that we believe best reflects the nature of league rugby in England.

“With 80% of the season complete for the community game, we believe our approach is fair and the right one for our leagues. We have clubs that are clear league leaders and worthy of promotion, but also other clubs who have said they would benefit from relegation, to play more meaningful rugby.”

Final league tables will be available on the England Rugby website by 6pm, Friday 3 April.
Next Season
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
02/04/2020 10:01
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Re: Next Season
davepicken (IP Logged)
03/04/2020 18:25
Hartlepool Rovers
Percy Park
South Shields Westoe
Whitley Bay Rockliff

Probably have to fit St Benedicts from Cumbria in there as well by the looks of it so that’s probably a level transfer for one of the Teesside teams to Yorkshire One

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Re: Next Season
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
23/04/2020 15:57
No volunteers so It’s Acklam who are being level transferred to Yorkshire one.

Re: Next Season
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
08/06/2020 09:06
Acklam successfully appealed their level transfer . Middlesbrough volunteered to take their place and will
Now be in Yorkshire One when the season starts

Re: Next Season
Hardwick Man (IP Logged)
10/06/2020 13:34
I predict ...west top the table

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