Lancashire youngsters are ready to roll-on in new rugby union substitution scheme (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Lancashire youngsters are ready to roll-on in new rugby union substitution scheme
5:31pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Sport
PLAYERS from local clubs representing Lancashire Under 20s this season will take part in a new rolling substitution scheme.
The programme will be introduced into the National Under 20 RU Championship next season as the RFU elects to extend the option first trialled in the senior County Championship in 2010.
Under the system, each team is allowed to make up to 12 interchanges per game, with players allowed to return to action having already been substituted.
The Roses match will launch next season’s competition in the North, which gets underway on February 2, 2014.
Venues for the games have yet to be finalised, but the Roses encounter gives the tournament a heavyweight send-off.
The Lancashire v Yorkshire clash has often been the pivotal game at both Under 20 and Senior County level and while Cheshire’s advance at both levels in recent seasons has influenced the balance of power in the North, the Roses game is still viewed as the key encounter.
Lancashire are in Pool One along with their Roses rivals, Cheshire and Northumberland.
The top two teams in the pool will progress to the quarter-finals on March 30. The Championship semi-finals are due to be played on April 13 and the final on May 4.
Rossendale’s Jordan Lord and Tom Bedlow both played for Lancashire Under 20s last season.
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