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Law trials to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission
World Rugby approves law trials to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. World Rugby's Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials for member nations to implement to minimise the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus through player contact, the global governing body said on Thursday.
Northumberland RFU - News
Writing about rugby at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is still at its peak in the UK and close to home the tally of reported cases in Northumberland exceeds 800 might seem frivolous and perhaps even inappropriate. But that would not recognise the role our clubs play across the county serving their local communities, providing a living for players, coaches and support staff in the professional game and countless other hospitality full and part-time personnel serving our 20 or so amateur clubs, not to mention those employed in schools, colleges, universities and the RFU working in rugby. Stories abound locally of the numerous activities and gestures large and small made by players and club members seeking to help those most at risk and to offer help where they can to NHS and other essential service personnel. What will become of our clubs and the shape of rugby union in the County after this tumultuous 140th year of its existence is impossible to predict. For its part, the Northumberland Rugby Union and the RFU have between them made cash payments to our clubs of almost £94,000 since the lockdown began in March. Additionally, there have been pre-existing loan repayment holidays for four clubs making a total value of financial support £106,258 (cash & deferred payments) all disbursed at very short notice. Advice and support from experienced fund raisers on the board of directors is readily available and a further emergency fund of £5,000 has been ring-fenced for future club emergencies. This, together with any donations received will form the basis of a hardship fund available to help save some of our clubs at very real risk of not surviving this crisis. Read More in the Newsletter....
Rugby Facts to ponder during Lockdown!
During these days of 'Lockdown' I have been pondering all things Rugby on the world wide web. Thought I would share some facts I have found as I surfed. Maybe you also have some facts that you have discovered and want to share? Please feel free to add them.
Rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen?
Can you remember some of the best 'Sporting sayings or Quotes'? here are just some. Of course the most famous is " They think it is all over, It is now". Pleas feel free to add more.
Deano helping out with Northumbria Police
Rugby legend Dean Richards spent time recently volunteering with our officers.
Premiership Here We Come!
Newcastle Falcons are pleased to confirm receipt of the Rugby Football Union’s decision to promote the club to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season. The Falcons were 18 points clear at the top of the Greene King IPA Championship, having won all 15 of their league games, when the RFU took the decision to cancel the remainder of the season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Rugby Cocktails & Favourite Drinks
As we are raising our virtual glasses (quite regularly now), I thought it might be useful to look at some Rugby Cocktails and Favourite Drinks. A little research on the World Wide Web and I found these. My favourite drink is Bacardi & Coke. So what is you favourite drink?
Rugby & Sporting Books for you to Enjoy
Newcastle Falcons v Bedford Blues Friday 13th Mar - Teams Up
Newcastle Falcons will be looking to hold onto their unbeaten run against Bedford Blues this Friday night. In these days of Coronavirus let's hope all of our matches go according to plan and we can enjoy the games to come. Once again Falcons have offered members of the armed forces, emergency services and NHS are among those who can enjoy discounted tickets for Newcastle Falcons' next home game against Bedford Blues.
Jersey Reds v Newcastle Falcons 29 FEB - Information
Newcastle Falcons travel to the holiday Island of Jersey this weekend to take on Jersey Reds on their home turf.