Hope your all keeping well and getting ready for a weekend of hot prop on prop action on your sofas. We have been led to believe that all the games are on the telly this weekend so there is no hiding place for members who wish to disregard to rules of this Union. Myself, I'm off to the Grandson's and he's getting this fangly AitchDee so will be able to keep up on all the action meself.
Right, first up is the disgraceful scenes that saw seven out of eight members in the one game wearing inappropriate footwear. This occurred with members of the Hull (West) and Wakefield chapters last Friday. Gentlemen, this is beginning to go beyond funny now. We expect you to follow the example set by Mr O'Meley in this game. His boots were the example we are looking to set and we hope you follow his lead in the near future.
Adrian Morley seemed to have seen Mr O'Meley on Friday, he sported a pair of regulation boots on Sunday afternoon. Good work that son.
Just a reminder to you all
Lots of plaudits for James Graham after the weekend and his performance for the Tellins Chapter. Ok, the lad run his blood to water and all that but chasing a cheeky scrum half and almost catching him is going beyond the line of what we would expect from our members. And anyway, he didn't do a full 80 minutes so he can't have been that good.
Staying in St Helens the following has been bought to our attention via the twitter by @stumain. We would expect a more seasoned member to be behaving in a more responsible manner. The mere fact it's been caught on camera just makes it even worse. Watch it and weep. We'll be expecting a cheque on the mat in the near future.
Regular contributor @garrylad has bought to the attention of the PFU some hot prop on prop action from Odsal last Sunday. According to his report, Nicholas Scruton (Bradford) smashed Joel Clinton (Hull (East)) into the middle of next week with what he describes at "The Hit of the Season". Mr Clinton though has emerged with plenty of kudos, for a: staying on his feet and b: retaining the ball. We seem to remember Mr Clinton being on the end of something similar in Australia a few years back and it'd good to see he's still keeping his performances up to scratch, if his choice of footwear leaves a little to be desired.
More prop on prop action in the Challenge Cup. Big plaudits for Messrs Beattie (guest from France) and Gannon (Widnes) from a cup tie t'other night for upholding traditional Union values. They were at each others throats all game until the referee had enough late in the second half and dispatched them both to the sin bin. A bravura performance from both according to our snout, whatever bravura is. Sounds like some poncey car you'd expect to see some cheeky half back in.
More disturbing reference to that there Luke Burgess. He's been named on Twitter by some hooker stating the he was in a relationship with someone called Frog. It's not Smokey and the Bandit you know lad, get yourself a nice lass son otherwise you'll have Buford T Justice after your backside.
Craig Huby has again been cited, this time for playing in the second row without applying for the necessary permit. He still had white boots on and was spotted again kicking the ball out of hand as well. The cheque landed as usual on Monday morning but god help him if it bounces.
Sad to see Raymond Cashmere only bitch slapping some poncey full back on Sunday instead of planting him with a good fist to the mush. Also more members of the Castleford chapter have been reported by that man @stumain for boot offences. Mitchell Sargent, Liam Higgins and Paul Jackson all sighted and cited with Jackson's hideous red and white combination causing most concern and offence.
So, if you're off to Edinburgh this weekend. Safe journeys and all that but don't forget to sight and cite from the proceedings. You can contact us on here via the comments option or direct to the Chairman via Twitter, which if your up in Scotland might be a bit easier.
Thanking you kindly.
As you were