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#63185
Kendal Vikings 18 Stockport 2nd Xv 24

A game that the Vikings could have/should have/might have won and would have done another day. As one of the Stockport players put it "How the **** did we win that one !


Kendal 33 Stockport 24
Excellant Start https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/kend ... 01283.html

The last time I watched Kendal play Stockport, Stockport were absolutely flying and won propmotion with nearly a clean sweep of BP wins. This time around, Kendal were good value for their win. Even more so that they have lost a lot of experienced players since the end of the 2022/2023 season
#63186
Aspull 34 Heaton Moor 20. At least we scored 4 tries for a bonus point.

Sadly the 2nds couldn't raise a team. A malaise that also took out Warrington 2s, Keswick 2s and even Fylde 2s. And World Rugby claimed this week that the game was growing!
#63188
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm
Aspull 34 Heaton Moor 20. At least we scored 4 tries for a bonus point.

Sadly the 2nds couldn't raise a team. A malaise that also took out Warrington 2s, Keswick 2s and even Fylde 2s. And World Rugby claimed this week that the game was growing!

Fylde not raising a 2nd team isn't good. Don't they usually run 3 teams ?
I know that it's very early days, but Kendal Vikings had a squad of 23 yesterday, with quite a few unavailable through cricket, school holidays etc, which is a very positive start.
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#63189
Flumpty wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 1:19 pm
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm
Aspull 34 Heaton Moor 20. At least we scored 4 tries for a bonus point.

Sadly the 2nds couldn't raise a team. A malaise that also took out Warrington 2s, Keswick 2s and even Fylde 2s. And World Rugby claimed this week that the game was growing!

Fylde not raising a 2nd team isn't good. Don't they usually run 3 teams ?
Going OT but there is an article in today's Telegraph about the dwindling numbers of adult male grassroots players. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... are-dying/

Their one hope is that England go deep into the World Cup.

Ah! :yikes:
#63192
Yareet wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 1:46 pm
Flumpty wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 1:19 pm
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm
Aspull 34 Heaton Moor 20. At least we scored 4 tries for a bonus point.

Sadly the 2nds couldn't raise a team. A malaise that also took out Warrington 2s, Keswick 2s and even Fylde 2s. And World Rugby claimed this week that the game was growing!

Fylde not raising a 2nd team isn't good. Don't they usually run 3 teams ?
Going OT but there is an article in today's Telegraph about the dwindling numbers of adult male grassroots players. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... are-dying/

Their one hope is that England go deep into the World Cup.

Ah! :yikes:
Trouble is it's two years until the Women's World Cup.
#63314
Manchester 2nd 68 Kendal Vikings 28
Well beaten by a more experienced, more savvy, bigger, stronger team. Looking at the positive, the Vikings average age was about 20 (possibly younger) and they'll have picked up things from how Manchester played.

Manchester 38 Kendal 34 (website score isn't correct)
Too Hot
https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/manc ... 01283.html

I didn't envy anyone playing today - teh temp gauge in my car hit 30 deg as I pulled into the car park today.
#63337
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm


Sadly the 2nds couldn't raise a team. A malaise that also took out Warrington 2s, Keswick 2s and even Fylde 2s. And World Rugby claimed this week that the game was growing!
Glossop 2nd Xv and Fylde 3rd Xv have now pulled out of the division that my son plays in. Not good news at all.
#63353
Flumpty wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 10:38 am
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm


Glossop 2nd Xv and Fylde 3rd Xv have now pulled out of the division that my son plays in. Not good news at all.
Yet Fylde 4ths and Glossop 3rds are carrying on in their divisions. Is that a bit unfair on the other teams in their leagues?
#63357
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 1:51 pm
Flumpty wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 10:38 am
JohnJ of HM wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:39 pm


Glossop 2nd Xv and Fylde 3rd Xv have now pulled out of the division that my son plays in. Not good news at all.
Yet Fylde 4ths and Glossop 3rds are carrying on in their divisions. Is that a bit unfair on the other teams in their leagues?
This is from the Glossop website https://www.glossoprufc.com/2nd-team-update

It's possibly not enough players of a required level available to commit to 2nd team rugby for a full season - but enough players wanting to play semi-regualr rugby, possibly more social type rugby.
On the plus side, at least they withdrew before the season began.
#63435
Vale Of Lune 2nds 0 Kendal Vikings 62
A very good result against our nearest and dearest (KL aren't in the same division). Sadly Flumpty Jnr wasn't involved as he is currently in a plastic boot.
Match Report from the Vale POV
https://www.valeoflunerufc.org/teams/37 ... e=facebook

Kendal 47 Northwich 20
Bonus Point Win
https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/kend ... 01283.html

Kendal Junior Colts 60 New Brighton Junior Colts 7.
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#63580
Kendal Vikings 52 Tarleton 2nd XV 0

Sandbach 17 Kendal 30
Bonus point on the road
https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/sand ... 01283.html

Trafford MV Junior Colts 10 Kendal Junior Colts 33
Kendal are now played 4, won 4 and top their division.

DRiffield Ladies 10 Kendal Wasps 43

A very successful weekend for all of Kendals teams
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#63703
Kendal 17 Rossendale 34
Not as bad as it threathened to be - Byron Mcguigan scoring in the first 60 seconds & Rossendale well on top. Kendals centre facing off against Denny was one of last seasons Colts and didn't let himself down.

Battling performance against a really strong team
https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/kend ... 01283.html
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#63811
Bolton 30 Heaton Moor 12 Bolton get revenge for last week so progress in Lancashire Trophy

Heaton Moor 2nds 29 Glossop 2nds 28

Preston Grasshoppers U18 5 Heaton Moor U18 26

Heaton Moor U17 45 sale FC U17 10

Three out of four ain't bad!
#63920
Maccshark wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2023 7:11 pm
Sandbach 12 Macclesfield 41
Macc second after six straight wins. Big home game against Rossendale in third next Saturday.
Rossendale had a huge win today - 106 -14 against Penrith and Rossendale were down to 14 from early on.
#64483
Heaton Moor 20 Warrington 17 A welcome win after the thrashing by Didsbury Toc H in the last round

HM 2nds game off due to Hope Valley 1sts dropping out of the league

Wigan U18 17 Heaton Moor U18 27

Heaton Moor U17 33 Millom U17 5

3 out of 3 for the weekend
#64576
Macc 34 Blackburn 26

A very entertaining game which leaves both teams and Rossendale in a three way tie at the top. Lots of good rugby in this division this year, get out and watch!
£10 at Macc
ps kudos to Blackburn who run the ball at every opportunity and virtually refuse to hoof the ball away!
#64577
Maccshark wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2023 9:04 pm
Macc 34 Blackburn 26

A very entertaining game which leaves both teams and Rossendale in a three way tie at the top. Lots of good rugby in this division this year, get out and watch!
£10 at Macc
ps kudos to Blackburn who run the ball at every opportunity and virtually refuse to hoof the ball away!
That's a cracking result for your boys - the top 3 in Regional 1 Northwest are absolutely flying.
#64665
Kendal Vikings wrote another chaper in the book "Games that we should have won, but didn't"
Rochdale 2nd's 15 Kendal Vikings 14
Rochdale are probably still trying to work out how they came away with a W :mrgreen:

Kendal 13 Penrith 0 (the most North Westerly fixture in this division)
A Dour Encounter . Poor Weather = Limited Entertainment Value

https://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/news/a-do ... 01283.html
#64668
Heaton Moor 24 Aldwinians 38
Story of the season. 4 try bonus but lose. Seven 4 try bonuses in ten games but only won two.

Congleton 2nds 29 Heaton Moor 2nds 22

Hope for better from the U17s and U18s today.
#64811
Kendal 1st & 2nd Combined vs Lancaster Universtity 1st & 2nd Combined

A format that I hadn't watched before and it made for a cracking game.
K 38 L36

The lead changed several times over 80 minutes and either team would have made a worthy winner.
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