Lancashire Clubs Favour Local Leagues

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7 May 2018

A meeting held at Wigan RUFC last week has resulted in 24 Lancashire clubs proposing to resign from the RFU English Clubs Championship according to the Talking Rugby Union website.

The proposal has come about due to certain clubs at Level 7, 8 and 9 having to travel upwards of six-hour round trips within the RFU leagues.

At the demand of several clubs, a two-league structure has been proposed to accommodate these clubs and assist them in playing more local rugby against clubs within the Lancashire RFU. Promotion and relegation only between these two leagues is the intention.

These ‘Lancashire Leagues’ for club first XVs will be deemed by the RFU to be of merit table format.

Lancashire clubs involved: Aldwinians, Ashton under Lyne, Birchfield, Bury, Burnley, Clitheroe, Didsbury, Toc H Eagle, Eccles, Garstang, Heaton Moor, Littleborough, Liverpool Collegiate, Liverpool St. Helens, Manchester Medics, North Manchester, Oldham, Ormskirk, Thornton Cleveleys, Trafford, MV Tyldesley, West Park St. Helens, Widnes and Wigan.

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