PREMIER / CONFERENCE LEAGUES MEETING AT PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS ON MARCH 20TH 2017
Congratulations to the 12 sides who were victorious Saturday to progress through to our prestigious Finals Day. Commiserations to the 12 sides who just failed but no doubt played at their best to try to move to the Final. We must thank the BEST and LBS companies for all their support over the past few seasons of our Cup Competitions !! Please see timings of the Finals at both venues. Wirral RUFC and Aspull RUFC Please support your sides on the day. You will see some tremendous matches played at a high tempo as the sides attempt to secure their respective trophies !!! F.S.
We've had one or two queries regarding the Cup Rules. They are on the Web Site. Front Page, Click on CUPS Tab Page will come up with a Blue Tab --Rules Here.!! Please press to access.
We have been in discussions with the RFU Rugby Development group about extending the function of our Pool system. We have renamed it, now called POOL/CASUAL RUGBY. The aim of the function of this button, accessed at the top of the Home page, is to assist teams to gain non-League fixtures when they have gaps in their Fixtures List. It can also help teams who are not part of our League system and any teams who might drop out during the season. I hope it is of help!
Replacements !!!!! Notice regards replacement numbers. Rule 4
League Presentation Dinner 2017
The 14th Annual Presentation Dinner this year is being held at Preston Grasshoppers RFC on Friday 12th May 2017 at 7-00pm for 7-45pm. The top two teams in each league and the top of Conference B will be presented with awards. There is also a Team of the Season Award. Contact Ian Cosens to make your booking.
Rule 19 Amended
At our regular Committee Meeting we decided to rescind part of Rule 19 concerning Concedes. This season we will not be adopting the double concede Rule in April.
The LBS and BEST Finals
At a Committee Meeting yesterday evening and after lengthy discussions, looking at the appeals from 5 Clubs looking to hold our Finals we can now announce that the BEST Finals will be held at the Wirral Club and the LBS Finals will be held at the Aspull Club. Thanks to all five Clubs for taking the time to appeal to hold the Finals and hopefully all will apply for next season. F.S.
Updated Disciplinary Records for the Leagues.
Rules of the North West Leagues.
Rule 13 --Again
Cotton Traders Premier League Conf. B Vale of Lune 2nd XV 48 pts v 10 pts Wilmslow 2nd XV
Some great pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Mr. Tony North from yesterdays Vale v Wilmslow fixture at Vale's Powderhouse Lane !!!!
County Couriers Div. 2 North Vale of Lune 3rd XV 72 pts v 40 pts North West Mercians 1st XV
The Mercians arrived at Powderhouse Lane with 7 players - an extreme effort but must be noted that our Rules do allow sides to fulfil fixtures when there might be a depletion in players, to prevent conceding - and enjoyed a most competitive high speed game after the necessary loan of players had been completed. Maybe numbers of concedes and sides leaving us would be reduced considerably if Clubs/Sides travelled or fulfilled their fixtures in cases such as the above. Pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Mr. Tony North.
Cotton Traders Conference B Vale of Lune 2nd XV 22 pts v 31 pts Firwood Waterloo 2nd XV
A rousing game at Powderhouse Lane with the Waterloo side claiming a victory in this most Compettitive Cotton Traders Conference B League. !!! Pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Mr. Tony North.
Sale Sharks Division 3 North Carnforth 1st XV 31 pts v 44 pts Clitheroe 1st XV
A tight game at the Carnforth Club between 2nd and 3rd oin the League with the Clitheroe side enjoying a successful season coming out on top !! Pictures by Photographer Mr. Tony North.
Vale of Lune 4th XV v Blackburn 3rd XV
Some pictures of recent Vale v Blackburn Fixture. Testing new Camera so please excuse quality !! Note the individual picture of Mr. Paul Antcliffe Vale 4s Manager for the past 20 years. !!!
County Couriers League Division One Vale of Lune 3rd XV 0 pts v 60 pts De La Salle 2nd XV
De La Salle pay a first visit to Powderhouse Lane and come out victorious !! Pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Mr. Tony North
The Cotton Traders Premier League Vale of Lune 2nd XV 10 pts v 17 pts Fylde 2nd XV
A tremendous battle at Powderhouse Lane ending with a good Fylde side coming out on top in this Cotton Traders Premiership match. !! Pictures by Vales Chief Photographer Tony North.
Sale Sharks Div. 3 North Carnforth 1st XV 50pts v 5pts Preston Grasshoppers 4th XV
Carnforth maintain their unbeaten record in the Sale Sharks Division 3 North. Pictures by Tony North !!!
Tables and results back to 2003, Club Map, Fixture files
Below is a link to RFU North Division to gain access to all info.
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