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The Yorkshire Regiment Trophy – End of an Era


Winning in Green

By Madtyke
April 10 2018

Rotherham Titans versus Yorkshire Carnegie Preview.

Yorkshire Carnegie will be at Clifton Lane next weekend against a demoralised Rotherham Titans side who having been officially relegated from the GK Championship in what will be the last Tri-Club game for the Yorkshire Regiment Trophy until hopefully the 2019/20 season.

Rotherham have always been a pugnacious side who rarely take a step backwards but this season despite the best efforts of the former Tykes coach Andy Key have failed to make the grade and now face playing in National League 1. Rotherham Titans will no doubt have to look at possibly moving to a part-time professional set-up next season and hopefully they will retain most if not all of their squad to enable them to bounce back straight away.

Titans are coming into the game against Carnegie having lost quite heavily in their last 2 games against London Scottish and Jersey but they did show spirit and have made both Bristol and Ealing work hard for their wins. Yorkshire Carnegie won their arm wrestle with a strong Jersey side at the weekend and hopefully the injuries to Callum Irvine, Charlie Beech and Ben West are not too serious and we will be able to turn out an experienced set of players.

I for one will be making the short journey down the M1 to Rotherham and would love to see a repeat of the reverse fixture that saw Carnegie win by 47 points to 11 and of course to partake in the lovely Cow Pie that Rotherham Rugby are renown for. I predict a win for Carnegie and the bragging rights of being the Yorkshire Regiment Trophy winners 2017/18.

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JDH (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 11:20
I too will be making the trip down. It will be sad not to play them next year although we may get more points out of the replacement team. Always a massive game v Roth and we have been smashed a few times down there over the last few years.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 18:55
Great post, Madtyke, good idea to do another one whilst you have got your typewriter plugged-in.
Until I saw that photo I couldn't recall us winning anything in "The Green Years", but perhaps it wasn't quite as bad as I remember it.
I think we have already mathematically won the YRT, so the team can relax and not worry about the added pressure that prestigious and highly sought-after trophy brings. Looks like we might hold it for a while, although Donny were relegated for one season a few years ago, what happened to the cup then?
Enjoy the Cow Pie!

 
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leeds_shark (IP Logged)
11/04/2018 08:05
Hoping to make the trip down the M1 as well, no doubt if I do with 2 little people in tow...

It's a shame as I have always enjoyed the trip to Rotherham, my in-laws are from Bedford and due to play-offs of years gone by it's always been a bit of a grudge match!

JDH - the way Cov are recruiting, not sure we will take many points off them (unless your comment was made with tongue planted in your cheek!)

Living in Leeds - supporting both Carnegie & Sharks

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 11:32
I like it when the ball gets kicked into the road junction. Where do you get the pie from in the ground? Never had it yet.
We used to get beaten up down there but seemed to turn the corner in the playoffs a few years back.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 11:57
The excellent Pie is normally served in the far right-hand corner of the clubhouse.

 
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Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 13:14
Went once - never again.

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 16:38
The Roth crowd are prob the most passionate you will hear. I will look òut for the pie.

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