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The second RL test between England and New Zealand will be held at the London Olympic Stadium on 7th November. The 1st test will be at Hull on 1st November and the 3rd test is at Wigan on 14th November.



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The Olympic Stadium is also being used for the Rugby Union world cup. I have secured a ticket for France v. Romania.
Will probably go to the Rugby League game too. I suspect I won't need to cough up £65 for the privilege either!



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Just been reading about that elsewhere, great way to tick off the stadium :-)



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Just been reading about that elsewhere, great way to tick off the stadium :-)

Barbarians are playing Samoa here on Saturday August 29th as a 'Test' event for the Rugby Union World Cup. Adult tickets priced at £20



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Just been reading about that elsewhere, great way to tick off the stadium :-)

Barbarians are playing Samoa here on Saturday August 29th as a 'Test' event for the Rugby Union World Cup. Adult tickets priced at £20


Are Dagenham & Redbridge not moving in after all, sure I saw a bit on TV about it Cool


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Hoping to go to this. But I have a ST at Palace, so I hope we are away that weekend.
I suspect the crowd might be quite poor. I can't see the numbers coming down from up North like they did for the WC Semis at Wembley.
Good thing is, late purchase of tickets will be no problem.



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This thread would be a good place to post news of any matches being played at one-off venues, most likely because the pitch on a club's main home ground is being relaid which I'm guessing is the reason for the following switch.

Doncaster are playing two home matches in June at Castle Park, home of Doncaster Knights RUFC:
Sunday June 14th v London Broncos
Sunday June 28th v Whitehaven
Both matches kick off at 3pm.

Sheffield Eagles home matches on those days are currently still listed as 4:15pm at Keepmoat Stadium but I would imagine these will change nearer the time if the pitch is being relaid then.


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This thread would be a good place to post news of any matches being played at one-off venues, most likely because the pitch on a club's main home ground is being relaid which I'm guessing is the reason for the following switch.

Doncaster are playing two home matches in June at Castle Park, home of Doncaster Knights RUFC:
Sunday June 14th v London Broncos
Sunday June 28th v Whitehaven
Both matches kick off at 3pm.

Sheffield Eagles home matches on those days are currently still listed as 4:15pm at Keepmoat Stadium but I would imagine these will change nearer the time if the pitch is being relaid then.


Ah, thanks for this, date/venue noted!



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Sun May 10th, at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Blues RU.

3pm - Champ1 - South Wales Scorpions v North Wales Crusaders.



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Saturday 25th April - KO 1230
Warrington Wolves Under 19's v Hull FC Under 19's
@ The Arena, Victoria Park

This appears to be The Wire's only Academy Under 19's home game away from the Helliwell Jones Stadium. Can be doubled with 3pm KO's in the NWCL at Runcorn Linnets, Northwich Flixton Villa or Cheshire League games at Eagle Sports and Greenalls Padgate.


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Doncaster are playing two home matches in June at Castle Park, home of Doncaster Knights RUFC:
Sunday June 14th v London Broncos
Sunday June 28th v Whitehaven
Both matches kick off at 3pm.

Sheffield Eagles home matches on those days are currently still listed as 4:15pm at Keepmoat Stadium but I would imagine these will change nearer the time if the pitch is being relaid then.

Now confirmed on RFL site - Sheffield Eagles v Whitehaven is at Castle Park on Saturday 13th June with a 2pm kick off. 28th June is a double header at the same venue with Doncaster v Whitehaven at 3pm and Sheffield v Workington at 5:15pm.


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I suspect that the first two games will kick off at the same time as the last two. One can't kick off at 2.00 and one at 3.00. RFL will doubtless get it right eventually.

Will Whitehaven and Workington share a bus??!



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"I suspect that the first two games will kick off at the same time as the last two. One can't kick off at 2.00 and one at 3.00. RFL will doubtless get it right eventually".

This is what happens when you log on half asleep!!




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North Wales Crusaders are playing their next two home matches at The Rock, Cefn Druids FC, must be re-laying the pitch at the Racecourse Ground:

Sunday 31st May vs London Skolars
Sunday 14th June vs Rochdale Hornets

Both matches kick off at 2:30pm.


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I thought I had read somewhere (probably on this forum) that Cefn Druids were laying a 3G pitch this summer, but I could be mistaken.


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I thought I had read somewhere (probably on this forum) that Cefn Druids were laying a 3G pitch this summer, but I could be mistaken.

Definately got funding for the 3G but is it at The Rock or another venue in Ruabon?


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Now confirmed that York City Knights v London Skolars this Sunday 14th June is being played at Heworth ARLFC, Elm Park Way, York. Kick-off is 3pm but will aim to get there at least an hour early in case I have to make a mad dash to Doncaster as back-upLaugh.
See separate thread on Knights for more details.


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And Wigan Warriors have announced that from next season they are to play one SL home game at a venue in London... Bring it onWink


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And Wigan Warriors have announced that from next season they are to play one SL home game at a venue in London... Bring it onWink


Not again! I thought the idea of "on the road" home games was finished. I bet they don't drop the price of a season ticket to reflect it.



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And Wigan Warriors have announced that from next season they are to play one SL home game at a venue in London... Bring it onWink


Or maybe about 60 miles north west up the M40


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And Wigan Warriors have announced that from next season they are to play one SL home game at a venue in London... Bring it onWink


Not again! I thought the idea of "on the road" home games was finished. I bet they don't drop the price of a season ticket to reflect it.

It would be the 'free' 14th home game (should they finish in the top four) that would be moved and was included in their season ticket literature at the start of the season, which it seems nobody chose to read.


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And what's the odds the game taking place at The Hive what with the Lenaghan connection albeit it ex these days? Decent stadium, smoker friendly and an altogether top day out but nowhere near as good for the drinking fraternity as Twickers.


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And what's the odds the game taking place at The Hive what with the Lenaghan connection albeit it ex these days? Decent stadium, smoker friendly and an altogether top day out but nowhere near as good for the drinking fraternity as Twickers.


There has been a rumour for a while that one day Wigan would play a game at the Kassam Stadium, again the Lenaghan connection, also the chairman of Wigan Athletic also seems to have an interest in the leisure facilities next to the Stadium these days.


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Huddersdfield Giants have moved their Academy Under 19's home matches from the YMCA ground to the DRAM Centre, Ridgeway, Dalton, Huddersfield HD5 9QJ. It's about a mile east of the John Smith's Stadium.


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Halifax are playing their Championship match against London Broncos at Keighley's Cougar Park on Saturday 27th June. Kick-Off is 6pm allowing plenty of scope for doubles. I can only assume The Shay pitch is being re-laid.


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Oxford are playing two 'home' matches away from Iffley Road whilst the pitch at the university is being re-laid but sadly not at other local union grounds like Henley where I saw them play York last year. Instead they play Barrow at the Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham on Saturday 25th July, 5pm as part of a double header with University of Gloucs All Golds v London Skolars which kicks off at 2pm. Then on Saturday 15th August they entertain Rochdale Hornets at Hemel Hempstead's Pennine Way.


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Think only Banbury would be good enough other than Henley The other local Union ground at the Kassam is also having a new pitch laid Oxford RFC is not big enough and tend to leave the main pitch fallow during the summer and use outside pitches. Don't think Chinnor would be big enougb Not for the crowd but for the league authorities


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It's three games shifted. Swinton will be at Hemel too.


It's fair to say the chosen venues didn't go down too well with the fans as there's no chance of building a support base playing in those locations.


Re Henley. Chances of us returning there probably weren't helped by a club official spotting comments on this forum about how the poster bunked in for free that day. Didn't go down well for some strange reason. There were other issues mind.


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Looking at the map, I think that is Moldgreen rlfc.


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Looking at the map, I think that is Moldgreen rlfc.


You are correct.
The pitch is also used for Football in the winter by the DRAM side in the WRCA League.


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York City Knights playing at Heworth again this Sunday vs Swinton.
http://www.yorkcityknights.co.uk/News/Article/40543


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In the unlikely event anyone was planning on going to All Golds v Oxford this coming weekend, please note it has just switched from Sunday to Saturday. Still 15.00 kick off. Thanks for the warning folks. Really enthuses you to haul over there after the minor matter of a 4-96 defeat on Sunday!


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The Super 8 s start next week and on Saturday September 5th Wigan Warriors are staging the home game with Catalans at The New Den with a 3pm start.


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York City Knights final four home league matches are all being played at Heworth ARLFC according to the RFL fixtures site which didn't change the venue for any of their previous games there from Bootham Crescent until a few days before, so any hoppers planning a visit to Elmpark Way now have a bit more notice. The matches are (Sunday unless stated):
9/8 vs Oxford
20/8 (Thursday) vs North Wales Crusaders
23/8 vs Hemel Stags
13/9 vs Barrow Raiders

Meanwhile University of Gloucester All Golds v Keighley Cougars on Sunday 6th September is being played at Cinderford RUFC.


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Meanwhile University of Gloucester All Golds v Keighley Cougars on Sunday 6th September is being played at Cinderford RUFC.


Well worth a trip, Cinderford RFC has (or had) a decent raised stand. Sadly, for a town in the Forest of Dean, Cinderford leaves a lot to be desired.......



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Two home matches at different grounds for Warrington Wolves in the Academy U19 Championship may be of interest to hoppers:

Saturday 22nd August vs Hull Kingston Rovers @ Victoria Park Arena. 1200 Kick-Off allowing plenty of time for a double header.

Thursday 27th August vs St Helens - 1900 @ Crossfields ARLFC.
May suit those travelling to North Wales for the hop as well as Leigh MR v Thatto Heath in NCL Premier which is also on the same night.


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South Wales Scorpions RLFC will spend next season - and the two after that - at Virginia Park, home to Caerphilly RUFC.

http://www.scorpionsrl.com/News/Article/42435


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Sheffield Eagles RLFC plan to play their 2016 home matches at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park. Since their formation (or, more accurately, the formation of the original club) in 1984, how many venues have the Eagles called home?!

http://www.sheffieldeagles.com/News/Article/42932


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Will be interesting when they play the bigger clubs there - the ones with some away fans. Parking will be in Brinsworth!



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Fortunately it's in a salubrious area with excellent transport links...


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One that I'm sure most have ticked off on here, but Oldham will be spending 2016 at Stalybridge's Bower Fold.


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York have confirmed their pre-season friendlies with Hull (January 3rd, 3pm) and Castleford (January 22, 7.30pm) are to be played at York City FC's Bootham Crescent. It seems - from the noises coming out of both camps - all York's 2016 home matches will be at the football ground. Last season, York had to play at various venues, including Featherstone Rovers RLFC, Heworth ARLFC, Pontefract RUFC and York RUFC.


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Oxford are moving this season to Tilsley Park, Abingdon, which I believe is the athletics stadium next to the A34 that used to be visible driving past before the enclosing hedges sprung up. Their first two home fixtures will be the last chances to tick them at Iffley Road, 6th March v Newcastle Thunder and 25th March v South Wales Scorpions. The opening mach at their new home will be against Hunslet on April 24th.

The aforementioned Newcastle Thunder are playing two home matches in Johannesburg, South Africa; May 8th v Doncaster and May 20th v York City Knights.


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Oxford are moving this season to Tilsley Park, Abingdon, which I believe is the athletics stadium next to the A34 that used to be visible driving past before the enclosing hedges sprung up. Their first two home fixtures will be the last chances to tick them at Iffley Road, 6th March v Newcastle Thunder and 25th March v South Wales Scorpions. The opening mach at their new home will be against Hunslet on April 24th.

The aforementioned Newcastle Thunder are playing two home matches in Johannesburg, South Africa; May 8th v Doncaster and May 20th v York City Knights.

Oh, dear. Sounds like the beginning of the end for Oxford. Rather like when Mansfield decamped to Alfreton. With respect to Doncaster, Newcastle and York, what will third rate semi-professional rugby league do to promote the sport in a country where union is so dominant?


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Oxford are moving this season to Tilsley Park, Abingdon, which I believe is the athletics stadium next to the A34 that used to be visible driving past before the enclosing hedges sprung up. Their first two home fixtures will be the last chances to tick them at Iffley Road, 6th March v Newcastle Thunder and 25th March v South Wales Scorpions. The opening mach at their new home will be against Hunslet on April 24th.

The aforementioned Newcastle Thunder are playing two home matches in Johannesburg, South Africa; May 8th v Doncaster and May 20th v York City Knights.

Oh, dear. Sounds like the beginning of the end for Oxford. Rather like when Mansfield decamped to Alfreton. With respect to Doncaster, Newcastle and York, what will third rate semi-professional rugby league do to promote the sport in a country where union is so dominant?

I noticed this as well in the RFL fixture list, as we are at Paul Heaton at Cannock Chase/Staffs on the Saturday, with probably an overnight stay on July 9th, I will tick this on the way home on the Sunday Wink.




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Newcastle Thunder will not host a game in Joburg on the 20th

I dont know the source for the information, but firstly a part time team would not fly out twice in two weeks nor stay for that length of time

Secondly its hard to get RL teams to go to London let alone this distance

Thirdly the game on May 20 is on a Friday as the Millenium Magic takes place at St James Park on the 21st and should provide the best gate of the season

What is the source of the info for both pieces of information? Can anybody advise if there is a stand at the Abingdon ground as there will need to be for one, along with many other requirements. The only thing I would confirm is the view expressed on here that if RL is uneconomic in Oxford it wont be any more successful on a running track near Abingdon. Sounds more like the end of the end than the beginning


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The venues are on the RFL and Championship fixtures sites. I assumed those Newcastle games are in South Africa unless there is another place or ground in the North-East of England called Johannesburg.
When I could last see into the Abingdon Stadium from the A34 it looked like there was a covered seating area overhanging the main building.


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No mention of Jo'burg on the the Newcastle Thunder site, but it's still on the official RFL site

Is someone in the office having a little joke, or let slip something? Intriguing. You have to hand it to Rugby League: they invented unpredictability.

Abingdon move is more predictable given that there were availability issues with Iffley Road. Look forward to visiting that one,at earliest convenience.

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No mention of Jo'burg on the the Newcastle Thunder site.
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Click on the details of the 2 games on the fixture list Jon on their website both games state Jo'burg.
Not saying there correct but they are there !




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The stadium in Abingdon is the Tilsey Park Track in Dunmore Road. There is indeed a small stand. If you google there is a picture of it.
Perhaps AC Mold can tell us if any football has been played there.
On Friday 4 March, Oxford are playing Cambridge at the Honourable Artillery Company ground near Moorgate, London.
There are also the usual London Skolars friendlies there.
As far as I know these are all afternoon kick-offs.
Admission to the Varsity game is a steep £15.



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Never been to Tilsley Park had a feeling the grass in the middle was a bit small. Only ever heard of a charity game at Tilsley Park but that was on one of the outside plastic pitches. Thought the Rugby would clash with Athletics meetings. Seems Rugby of both codes does not do very well in the Oxford area. At least parking should be easier than at Iffley Road.


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Just read up on Oxford Rugby League first two games are at Iffley Road as a 4G pitch is being laid at Tilsley Park. They can still use the Iffley Road if they need to.


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Just to say it appears the Oxford statement means the first two league games. The first game of the season, Hemel in the cup, has been switched to Hemel as neither Oxford ground was available.


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Went past Tinsley Park yesterday lot of work going on. Could see JCB four type diggers from the A34 that were in and around the main stadium.


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I'm getting texts telling me the cup game between Oxford and Hemel on Sunday 21st has been switched to Maidenhead RUFC. Suggest you double check, Oxford are kicking off 14.30 this season but again check as the texts don't include a kick off time.


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Maidenhead has a 3G surface so it would make sense to play there given the recent bad weather. Oxford website still says the game is at Hemel. The RFL has a new fixtures site which no longer lists the venues for matches, it does however now give fixtures for amateur and university leagues.


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Maidenhead has a 3G surface so it would make sense to play there given the recent bad weather. Oxford website still says the game is at Hemel. The RFL has a new fixtures site which no longer lists the venues for matches, it does however now give fixtures for amateur and university leagues.

Although it obviously doesn't stretch especially far in to the future, the Referee Appointments section on the RFL website lists the venue for each game.


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Just to flag up that the club haven't yet confirmed the switch. I am wondering whether there nay be issues with getting Maidenhead through ground grading at short notice. I know Oxford had problems with getting gradings done for their on the road games last season, one of the reasons they all up being played on rubny league grounds.


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Oxford twitter now commenting and confirming Hemel cannot stage the game due to the condition of the pitch and decision waited from RFL on when and where
This does suggest reservations with venue suggested and I think Maidenhead only has very small stand and no other cover
Hopefully decision soon as would take in game if at this venue rather than head to Coventry but Sundays are generally awkward for any distance


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Maidenhead has a fairly big stand at Braywick Leisure Centre (next to where Holyport used to play) and wouldn't look out of place among some venues which have staged Championship rugby league, no names mentionedLaugh.


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I would guess that any venue with more than a dozen seats will do, the RFL sanctioned Wigan RU a few years ago just because of this. It was worse than most NCL venues.



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If Swinton cannot play at a perfectly adequate ground because of stupid ground grading rules, then why the bleep should anyone else? (Even in a one off situation).


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Just to say I suspect if there is a grading issue, it is more to do with getting it graded in time than the ground being unsuitable.
This is exactly what happened re the Oxford on the road games last season meaning they ended up being played at more distant grounds as they were already ground graded.


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Hemel have tweeted that it's Maidenhead, 15.00 on Sunday. No confirmation from Oxford though.
If it does happen they have said to be careful which car park you use if you drive. There is a free car park but the ones nearest the rugby club are private.


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One for hoppers this summer is Birmingham Bulldogs. They have announced a groundshare with Moseley RUFC at Billesley common. As far as I can ascertain, they mean using the proper pitch rather than an out one.


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Another for hoppers this summer: West of England League Bath & Wiltshire Romans will base themselves at Corsham RUFC (SN13 9QG) for the 2016 season. They're using the move to develop a second team.


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Oxford have now confirmed their match v Hemel will be at Maidenhead RUFC this Sunday at 15.00.


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If anyone is keen to see rugby league at Iffley Road please note that the Newcastle game, on Sunday, is the last confirmed Oxford RL game there. (Should be a cheerful game after this weekends results.)


The next league game, v South Wales, was due to be at Iffley Road but is now TBC and is expected to shift to Abingdon if the pitch is done on time.


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Swinton are to play their remaining 2016 home fixtures at the Heywood Road rugby union ground in Sale. Looks as though the Featherstone game on March 13th (3pm) will be the first at what is a cracking little venue. Until now, the Lions have played at Park Lane, Sedgley Park, but the facilities fall well short of what is required for second tier rugby league. Swinton have also signed a lease on a 7.3-acre site at Agecroft. The club hope to build a community stadium there within three years. The traditional boundaries of Swinton & Pendlebury encompass Agecroft which means, for the first time since 1992, when they sold Station Road to a housing developer, the Lions are heading home.

Full story here:

http://www.swintonlionsrlfc.com/news/125


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As per the where did you go RL thread Oxford have confirmed the Good Friday game will now be at Iffley Road.


The first game at Tilsley Park is v Hunslet on April 24th. This will then be Oxford's permanent home.


Both games kick off at 14.30.


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Harder to find out venue changes for Championship matches since the RFL site stopped listing venues on the front of it's fixtures page but was told by a fellow hopper at Sale on Sunday that Doncaster played their match against South Wales Scorpions at the Athletics Stadium next to the main Keepmoat Stadium. Their match against Hemel Stags on 3rd July is also being played here, presumably the main pitch is being relaid.


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It was certainly at the Athletics stadium as stated in today's League Express.



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Harder to find out venue changes for Championship matches since the RFL site stopped listing venues on the front of it's fixtures page but was told by a fellow hopper at Sale on Sunday that Doncaster played their match against South Wales Scorpions at the Athletics Stadium next to the main Keepmoat Stadium. Their match against Hemel Stags on 3rd July is also being played here, presumably the main pitch is being relaid.


You should be able to cope with a venue switch like this. it is only a 50 yard walk.


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NORTH WALES CRUSADERS’ fixture against Coventry Bears on July 3 will be moved to Chester RUFC’s Hare Lane.

The Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium will be out of action again this summer because of maintenance work on the pitch.
The stadium will be unavailable after the Toulouse match and Crusaders are set to return by mid-August.
Further fixtures will have to be moved during the League 1 Super 8s/Shield in the second half of the season. Once these are confirmed, they will be announced at the earliest opportunity.


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North Wales Crusaders V Gloucester on September 3 will be at Queensway Stadium
Possibly if a success, could be next years venue


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Chippenham RUFC are staging this years West of England League Grand Final between Portsmouth Navy Seahawks and Swindon St George on Saturday 20th August, 3pm Kick-Off. Before the main event is Southampton Spitfires v Oxford Cavaliers in the Plate Final at 1pm.


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South Wales Scorpions have been forced to switch this Sunday's final home game of the season vs Hemel Stags to Blackwood RFC (3pm) after damage caused to the pitch at Virginia Park during Caerphilly RFC's Megaday fundraising event last weekend.


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If the tales behind how the damage was caused are even half true it would seem to add weight to the rumours South Wales are on the move again. Merthyr Tydfil RUFC is being tipped. One of the brothers begin Peter's Pies is leading a £1.4m regeneration project based around turning MTRUFC into a sporting hub so an anchor tennant through summer may well appeal


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This year's Four Nations Trophy begins at the end of October with an interesting spread of venues including a double header at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on 5th November and the final at Anfield on Sunday 20th November. The full list is:

Friday 28th October - Australia v Scotland - 2000 @ Hull KR
Saturday 29th October - England v New Zealand - 1430 @ Huddersfield
Saturday 5th November - England v Scotland - 1730 @ Coventry City FC
Saturday 5th November - New Zealand v Australia - 2000 @ Coventry City FC
Friday 11th November - New Zealand v Scotland - 2000 @ Workington Town RLFC
Sunday 13th November - England v Australia - 1530 @ Olympic Stadium
Sunday 20th November - Final - 1430 @ Liverpool FC


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Ricoh Arena Coventry would be much nearer the mark than CCFC.


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One that I'm sure most have ticked off on here, but Oldham will be spending 2016 at Stalybridge's Bower Fold.

And back at Bower Fold for 2017 season as well.


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After just one season at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park, Sheffield Eagles will play their 2017 fixtures at Belle Vue, Wakefield:

http://sheffieldeagles.com/News/Article/47693


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Apparently the RFL are still debating whether or not to allow Wakefield to play there as it doesn't meet Super League requirements.

You couldn't make it up - then again it is the RFL we're talking about!



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I see some wags are suggesting moving from the SHUSP to Belle Vue is actually a step down, in terms of facilities, for the Eagles…


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The Gloucestershire All Golds-Doncaster Challenge Cup fourth round tie has been switched to Yorkshire, for reasons undisclosed by the clubs. It will be played at Keepmoat Stadium Pitch Two, the athletics track, on Sunday, March 19 (3pm).

http://www.doncasterrugbyleague.co.uk/...-cup--fixture-change


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The Castleford RUFC ground at Whitwood tonight (20/4) hosts the final of the Castleford & Featherstone ARL's David Poulter Open Cup. Fryston Warriors face Cutsyke Raiders. Kick-off is 7.30pm.


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Re: [Feversham Lens] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

Doncaster's next two home matches - 11th June vs Barrow Raiders and 2nd July vs Newcastle Thunder - are both being played at Keepmoat Athletics Stadium according to the fixture list on their website when clicking on match preview.


cherryhopper
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Doncaster's re-arranged match vs Oxford next Wednesday 5th July is now being played at Featherstone Rovers RLFC. Presumably the athletics stadium is unavailable that night and the new pitch in the main stadium isn't yet ready.


cherryhopper
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Re: [Feversham Lens] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

As reported elsewhere Leigh Miners Rangers v West Hull, Saturday 1st July is being played at Sutton Park, Manchester Road WN7 2LZ (the main A572 on the eastern edge of town).


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Wigan v Hull Super League game to be played at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, New South Wales on Saturday, 10 February.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/...ugby-league/40727923



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cherryhopper
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Saturday 2nd September - Super League/Championship Middle 8's

London Broncos v Warrington Wolves - 8pm KO

Late kick-off, due to Sky TV coverage, allows plenty of scope for doubles with football in the afternoon, or rugby as it's the opening day of the union season.


Roger D
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The late kick off is due to the fact Ealing Trailfinders are home to Cornish Pirates at home at 15.00. Which makes for a pretty simple double if you fancy watching both codes in one day.


cherryhopper
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Saturday 7th October:

Oldham St Annes v Eastmoor Dragons - NCL Div 3 (1300)

Early kick off potentially allows for a cheeky double with any 3pm football matches in the area as well as the Grand Final at Old Trafford later that evening.


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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.


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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.


And the reason for the switch to Elland Road is?


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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.

And the reason for the switch to Elland Road is?

...rebuilding work at Headingley.


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In Reply To
For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.

And the reason for the switch to Elland Road is?

...long overdue rebuilding work at Headingley.

Edited for accuracy etc Smile


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Sheffield Eagles' first match at their new Olympic Legacy Park ground is scheduled for Sunday, March 4 (3.0). London Broncos are the visitors for a Championship fixture. The pitch is plastic. Initial capacity is reported to be 2,500. Eagles spent the 2017 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield.

https://olympiclegacypark.co.uk/...ties/community-pitch


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IAN S
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Ticket recently obtained.



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Ticket recently obtained.

Is it all-ticket, Ian?


IAN S
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Not that I know but it's not that easy to get them.

Website sales apparently don't work. On website, under tickets, is a phone number that doesn't exist. However, there's another number 0114 398 1998 that I phoned yesterday and I think I've ordered a ticket for both opening games, although it remains to be seen if they turn up!

It is Sheffield Eagles after all!



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There were a couple of Eagles fans at the University of Hull-Myton Warriors Challenge Cup tie this afternoon. They didn't think the London game was all-ticket.


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Rochdale Hornets versus Dewsbury Rams (Championship) is at Spotland on Monday evening (February 19th). Kick-off is 7.45. I've heard a new pitch is being laid this week.


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The game is certainly not advertised as "all ticket" but I can't see you paying cash at the turnstile.

The couple would be Martin, (the one in the wheelchair) and his mate Jim. Martin hasn't missed a game for years, certainly not since the Eagles were reformed, including friendlies.



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I'll email the club. See if I can get a straight answer out of them.


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Not that I know but it's not that easy to get them.

Website sales apparently don't work. On website, under tickets, is a phone number that doesn't exist. However, there's another number 0114 398 1998 that I phoned yesterday and I think I've ordered a ticket for both opening games, although it remains to be seen if they turn up!

It is Sheffield Eagles after all!

Unsurprisingly, my email to Sheffield Eagles, querying admission arrangements for the London Broncos game, went unanswered. And Eagles have the absolute nerve to whine about lack of support from Sheffield's sporting public. I'd say they get the crowds they deserve.

By way of contrast: I emailed York City Knights last week about admission arrangements for the Bradford Bulls match. I received a reply in less than two minutes. And that was at 10 o'clock in the evening. Crowd for the game was 4,281 - probably more than Sheffield Eagles will attract this season in six home matches combined. As with so many things in life, one reaps what one sows.


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IAN S
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No tickets have been sent out yet, season or otherwise.



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One all-amateur match I shall endeavour to get to:

March 30 (Good Friday)
Standard Cup Final @ Oldham RUFC (OL8 2TJ, 11.45am)
Oldham St Anne's versus Rochdale Mayfield

The proceedings start at 10.30am with a masters game


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Olympic Legacy Park opener postponed...

http://www.sheffieldeagles.com/...stpone-broncos-match


IAN S
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On Eagles site it says something about not being able to sweep the pitch because there is too much snow and it would take all the rubber pellets with it if they swept it.



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On Eagles site it says something about not being able to sweep the pitch because there is too much snow and it would take all the rubber pellets with it if they swept it.


'Another inspection will take place on Saturday but the likelihood that the game will remain postponed'

Not heard of that before!


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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.


There's an England v New Zealand game due to be played there in November as well which is on a Sunday afternoon.



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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

Leeds Rhinos host, at Elland Road, Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday, February 8 (7.45pm) and Castleford Tigers on Friday, March 23 (7.45pm). Both Super League fixtures.


There's an England v New Zealand game due to be played there in November as well which is on a Sunday afternoon.


They will also meet on June 23 at the Mile High Stadium in Denver, USA


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Another chance to see Kells on the cliff top. Saturday's match vs Wigan St Patricks is being played at the Pit Field according to their twitter.


cherryhopper
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Warrington Wolves U19's are playing the majority of their home games this year at Victoria Park athletics arena with kick off's either 1100 or 1200 on Saturday's offering potential double, even treble opportunities if you include the late televised NCL game. This Saturday's game vs Widnes kicks off at 1100.


cherryhopper
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On the same day their respective senior teams meet in the Challenge Cup quarter-Final at the Halliwell Jones, Warrington Wolves U19's v Wigan U19's kicks off at 11am at Victoria Park this Saturday 2nd June. Can also be doubled with 1430 NCL games at Thatto Heath, Pilkingtons, Ince Rose Bridge, Wigan St Pats, St Judes, Woolston Rovers, Oldham St Annes and Waterhead.

Later in June at the same venue Warrington U19's entertain Leeds Rhino's on 16th (1200) and St Helens on 23rd (1100).


Feversham Lens
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York City Knights Ladies tomorrow (3/6) play their second game at York St John University Sports Park. Widnes Vikings Ladies are the visitors for a women's Challenge Cup tie (2pm). It looks as though York's women will play some of their games at the Sports Park and some at Bootham Crescent, the latter as double-headers with the men. Programmes are being issued for the women's matches.


Loiner
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Women's Challenge Cup tie between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity tomorrow (Sunday) is at Weetwood Sports Park (Leeds University) with a 1pm kick off. Admission by donation according to Rhinos website.


Feversham Lens
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Allerton Bywater ARLFC will host the inaugural Castleford & Featherstone ARL Edgar Hanson Nines tournament on August 26. First game 1pm. Eight teams to take part:

http://www.totalrl.com/...arl-nines-confirmed/


Feversham Lens
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Fixtures and venues confirmed for the 2018 European Championship:

Saturday, October 27: Ireland v Scotland (2.0 @ Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin); France v Wales (6.0 @ Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne)

Friday, November 2: Scotland v Wales (7.30 @ Netherdale, Galashiels)

Saturday, November 3: Ireland v France (2.0 @ Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin)

Saturday, November 10: France v Scotland (6.0 @ Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne)

Sunday, November 11: Wales v Ireland (3.0 @ Racecourse Ground, Wrexham)


Feversham Lens
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Victoria Park (WA4 1DQ), Knutsford Road, Warrington, hosts the North West League's six divisional Grand Finals this weekend (September 29-30).

Saturday

Wigan St Cuthbert's v Ulverston (Division Two, 11am)
Rochdale Mayfield A v Walney Central (Division One, 1pm)
Orrell St James v Thatto Heath Crusaders A (Premier Division, 3pm)

Sunday

Thatto Heath Crusaders B v New Spring Lions (Division Five, 11am)
Wigan Spring View v Blackpool Scorpions (Division Four, 1pm)
Langworthy Reds v Westhoughton Lions (Division Three, 3pm)


Mike S
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Re: [Feversham Lens] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

This is the ground of Latchford Albion who used to play on an outside pitch then moved to the stadium pitch which as a stand

Admission will only be £2 or £3 and first game in Sat had two first teams so can be followed by football


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For those who haven't seen rugby league at Elland Road, Leeds:

There's an England v New Zealand game due to be played there in November as well which is on a Sunday afternoon.


This is being played on Sunday 11th November (1515) and is the final game of the three match test series, the first of which is being played at Hull's KC Stadium on Saturday 27th October (1430). The second game of the series is the one I suspect will be of most interest to hoppers as it is being played Liverpool FC's Anfield on Sunday 4th November (1430).


Feversham Lens
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York Acorn, Leigh Miners Rangers and Millom are the venues for the 2018 BARLA open age and U19 Tri-Series County Championships. There will be double-headers at all three, with U19s kicking off at 1pm and open age at 3pm. Yorkshire are the defending champions in both age groups.

Saturday, November 3 @ York Acorn ARLFC
Yorkshire versus Cumbria

Saturday, November 10 @ Millom ARLFC
Cumbria versus Lancashire

Sunday, November 18 @ Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC
Lancashire versus Yorkshire

http://www.totalrl.com/...championship-titles/


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A 22-strong Australia High Schools (aka Australia Schoolboys) squad is touring in November and December. Five matches, culminating in two Tests against England Academy. The tourists are always an extremely talented bunch of players. Many go on to win full international caps for the Kangaroos. Shame there's no game with Cumbria's youngsters (plenty of them in the past). Schedule for the 'Junior Kangaroos' is:

Sunday, November 25 @ Kingston Park, Newcastle, 3pm
England Colleges v Australia High Schools

Wednesday, November 28 @ Wheldon Road, Castleford, 7.30pm
Yorkshire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 1 @ Manchester Regional Arena, 1.30 pm
Lancashire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 8 @ Leigh Sports Village, 2pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Friday, December 14 @ Headingley, Leeds, 7.30pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Looks like the RFL will be live streaming all these games.


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cherryhopper
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Re: [Feversham Lens] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

Thanks for that. The game at Manchester Regional Arena is the same day Cherries visit the Etihad at 3pm making a cheeky double possible.Smile


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Thanks for that. The game at Manchester Regional Arena is the same day Cherries visit the Etihad at 3pm making a cheeky double possible.Smile

Slight error on my part. Sorry. Kick-off is 1.30pm not 1pm. I've amended the schedule. That's likely to give you the same problem/dilemma I'll face at Prestonpans on Saturday!


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Re: [cherryhopper] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

Another opportunity to do Anfield for rugby league, with Super League's 2019 Magic Weekend (May 25-26) being staged at the ground.

Fixtures
May 25
Wakefield v Catalans (2pm)
Hull v Huddersfield (4.30pm)
Wigan v Warrington (7pm)

May 26
Salford v Hull KR (1pm)
London v Leeds (3.30pm)
St Helens v Castleford (6pm)

http://www.rugby-league.com/...gue-heads-to-anfield

Apparently, the Liverpool Marathon is on May 26...


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A 22-strong Australia High Schools (aka Australia Schoolboys) squad is touring in November and December. Five matches, culminating in two Tests against England Academy. The tourists are always an extremely talented bunch of players. Many go on to win full international caps for the Kangaroos. Shame there's no game with Cumbria's youngsters (plenty of them in the past). Schedule for the 'Junior Kangaroos' is:

Sunday, November 25 @ Kingston Park, Newcastle, 3pm
England Colleges v Australia High Schools

Wednesday, November 28 @ Wheldon Road, Castleford, 7.30pm
Yorkshire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 1 @ Manchester Regional Arena, 1.30 pm
Lancashire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 8 @ Leigh Sports Village, 2pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Friday, December 14 @ Headingley, Leeds, 7.30pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Looks like the RFL will be live streaming all these games.

Some talent in the Australia party: Tom Dearden is a member of the first team squad at Brisbane Broncos; Juwan Compain is said to be a target for every NRL club; Bradman Best is training with first team players at Newcastle Knights; Tommy Talau is the son of former St Helens and Salford centre Willie Talau. I'm hoping to catch at least one of the tour matches. If I can make only one, it'll be the opener at Kingston Park, Newcastle.


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Three upcoming fixtures confirmed in the student game's Regional Series. They're part of the English Universities pathway:

Friday, November 30 @ Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park, S9 1UA (7.45pm)
Yorkshire v Midlands

Saturday, December 1 @ JMO Sports Park, Skelmersdale, WN8 8BX (3.30pm)
North West v North East

Sunday, December 2 @ Maidenhead RFC, SL6 1BN (4pm)
South East v South West

https://www.rugby-league.com/...ries-games-confirmed


Feversham Lens
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A 22-strong Australia High Schools (aka Australia Schoolboys) squad is touring in November and December. Five matches, culminating in two Tests against England Academy. The tourists are always an extremely talented bunch of players. Many go on to win full international caps for the Kangaroos. Shame there's no game with Cumbria's youngsters (plenty of them in the past). Schedule for the 'Junior Kangaroos' is:

Sunday, November 25 @ Kingston Park, Newcastle, 3pm
England Colleges v Australia High Schools

Wednesday, November 28 @ Wheldon Road, Castleford, 7.30pm
Yorkshire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 1 @ Manchester Regional Arena, 1.30 pm
Lancashire v Australia High Schools

Saturday, December 8 @ Leigh Sports Village, 2pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Friday, December 14 @ Headingley, Leeds, 7.30pm
England Academy v Australia High Schools

Looks like the RFL will be live streaming all these games.

I emailed the RFL to enquire about the likelihood of match programmes for these tour fixtures (I've picked up programmes at matches on previous Junior Kangaroos tours), and received this response: "We, the RFL, will not be producing any match programmes. However, it is down to the venues' discretion as to whether they would like to produce one of their own. I understand that Newcastle are planning on producing one for this Sunday’s fixture."


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Feversham Lens
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A 22-strong Australia High Schools (aka Australia Schoolboys) squad is touring in November and December. Five matches, culminating in two Tests against England Academy. The tourists are always an extremely talented bunch of players. Many go on to win full international caps for the Kangaroos. Shame there's no game with Cumbria's youngsters (plenty of them in the past). Schedule for the 'Junior Kangaroos' is:

Sunday, November 25 @ Kingston Park, Newcastle, 3pm
England Colleges v Australia High Schools

Worth mentioning there will be a curtain raiser to this opening tour match. An Origin North of the Tyne XIII meet an Origin South of the Tyne XIII in a challenge fixture kicking off at 12.30pm.


Feversham Lens
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Re: [cherryhopper] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

Another opportunity to see rugby league at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, as the 2019 Summer Bash returns to the Fylde coast.

Fixtures

Saturday, May 18
Rochdale v Swinton
Toronto v Toulouse
York v Featherstone
Halifax v Bradford

Sunday, May 19
Barrow v Sheffield
Batley v Dewsbury
Leigh v Widnes

https://www.rugby-league.com/...er-bash-returns-for-


Jim S
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Sheffield Eagles looking to play Toronto Wolfpack in Serbia, part of the Red Star Belgrade plan.


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Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors @ Camp Nou on 18th May.Wink


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Double header at Kingston Park on Saturday 16th February:

1430 Newcastle Thunder v Doncaster - League 1
1700 Toronto Wolfpack v Widnes Vikings - Championship

According to Toronto's website the home match vs Batley on 17th March will also be played in the UK and Sheffield Eagles 7th April in Europe, presumably this is the match they are hoping to play in Belgrade. Wolfpack not risking the Canadian winter being over until the visit of Swinton on 28th April.


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IAN S
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I've been told that the Eagles away game against Toronto will be played as part of a double header at London Skolars. Nothing concrete yet though. One thing for certain, it won't be played in Canada!



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I've been told that the Eagles away game against Toronto will be played as part of a double header at London Skolars. Nothing concrete yet though. One thing for certain, it won't be played in Canada!


That's the rumour i'm getting too. Definitely not in Belgrade either.


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May explain why Skolars v Workington is listed as 1215 kick off on 6th April in some places.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Interesting double header at New River Stadium on Saturday, May 18:

Greece versus Norway (World Cup qualifier, 1pm) followed by London Skolars versus Doncaster (League One, 4.30pm)

Early bird ticket offer (to the end of March): £12 adults, £6 concessions (otherwise £15/£10)

The winners of the Greece versus Norway game host Scotland (November 2-3, 2019) before travelling to Russia (November 9-10, 2019) in the final European qualifying tournament for a place at the 2021 World Cup in England


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Re: [Feversham Lens] One For The Rugby League 'Hoppers or Reply Privately

Saturday 9th March

A rugby league double is possible in St Helens for those looking to go off piste between the first and last matches on the NWCL hop:

1400 Thatto Heath Crusaders v Rochdale Mayfield - Challenge Cup 3rd Round
1615 Pilkington Recs v Saddleworth Rangers - National Conference League Division 1

Although NCL and BBC sites have the latter down as 4pm, which would make the double tight, Pilkington Recs' pitchero site and a match poster on their twitter feed which looks like it was drawn by a school kid has the kick off as 4:15pm after an Under 18's game at 2pm. Ignore where it says Friendly, it has all season's games down as that!


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Saturday 9th March

A rugby league double is possible in St Helens for those looking to go off piste between the first and last matches on the NWCL hop:

1400 Thatto Heath Crusaders v Rochdale Mayfield - Challenge Cup 3rd Round
1615 Pilkington Recs v Saddleworth Rangers - National Conference League Division 1

Although NCL and BBC sites have the latter down as 4pm, which would make the double tight, Pilkington Recs' pitchero site and a match poster on their twitter feed which looks like it was drawn by a school kid has the kick off as 4:15pm after an Under 18's game at 2pm. Ignore where it says Friendly, it has all season's games down as that!

It's not an Under 18's (sic) game - it's an open age 'A' team (for Pilks) fixture, against Manchester Rangers, in North West Men's League Division Two.


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The Pennine League (still a winter season competition) stages three cup finals at Upton ARLFC (WF9 1DA) on March 23. The games are Methley v Sherburn (Supplementary Cup, 11am), Drighlington v Ossett (Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy, 1.15pm) and Doncaster Toll Bar v Sharlston (President's Cup, 3.30pm).


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Thanks FL. Do they issue a programme for this? May well call in for the for first final at 1100 on my way to Otley and possibly catch the second half of the main final on way home. The 1530 kick off should also make a tight double possible for anyone going to Chesterfield v Sutton United at 1230.


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Get in touch with league secretary Sue Taylor. She'll know, I'm sure.

01484 461707

[email protected]


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I note National Conference League newcomers Batley Boys played last Saturday's (30/3) Third Division derby against Drighlington at their Halifax Road ground in Staincliffe - not at Batley RLFC's Mount Pleasant, where they're supposed to be staging all their 2019 home fixtures. I don't know why (maybe to protect the fragile Mount Pleasant pitch?), but a welcome development. I hope to see it repeated!

EDIT: word is Batley Boys intend to play only a handful of games at Mount Pleasant. The bulk will be at Staincliffe. At some point, I'll add this to the programmes thread: for 2019, Batley Boys are issuing a printed eight-pager (included with admission).


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Chairman Jon Flatman has revealed (this week, to a fans forum) York City Knights plan to play their first game at the new Community Stadium "at Christmas, in pre-season". The stadium is scheduled for completion by autumn. Flatman announced also York will "in the next few months" unveil a blue heritage plaque at the site - now flats - of the original club's former Clarence Street ground, which staged its last game in 1989.


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A few midweek dates in the 2019 RFL President's Cup tournament (England Universities are the holders):

April 10 @ Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC

GB Police v UK Armed Forces (6.0)
England Universities v GB Teachers (8.0)

May 8 @ Siddal ARLFC

England Universities v GB Police (6.0)
GB Teachers v UK Armed Forces (8.0)

June 20 @ Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park

GB Police v GB Teachers (6.0)
England Universities v UK Armed Forces (8.0)


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A traditional Good Friday morning occasion (if, sadly, no longer staged at Watersheddings):

Standard Cup Final, April 19th @ Manor Park, Oldham RUFC, OL8 2TJ

Rochdale Mayfield v Saddleworth Rangers (11.45 kick-off)

Curtain-raiser

Saddleworth Rangers Masters v Waterhead Masters (10.30 kick-off)

Other early/late Good Friday kick-offs

Super League

Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers (12.45)

Championship

Dewsbury Rams v Batley Bulldogs (7.0)
Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights (6.0)
Sheffield Eagles v Toulouse Olympique (6.0)


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Friday, May 24 2019 (7.45 kick-off) @ Victoria Pleasure Grounds (Goole Vikings ARLFC):

Yorkshire League, Forty 20 Cup Final

Bramley Buffaloes versus East Hull


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Saturday 18th May (1430):

West of England League
Oxford Cavaliers v Somerset Vikings
First match at Cavaliers' new home, Merton Village Hall OX25 2NJ.

Can be doubled with football for the paper chasers at 1200 or 1230 - Heyford Athletic v Garsington - Oxfordshire Senior League. Merton village is just off the M40 but to get there you have to go via Bicester or Islip.


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Sunday 9th June:

1500 Sheffield Eagles v Featherstone Rovers - Championship
1730 Doncaster v Oldham - League One

Currently listed at their own grounds, Olympic Legacy Park and Keepmoat Stadium respectively, but wouldn't be surprised to find nearer the date that both games are being played at the same venue especially as Doncaster often have to move out around this time of year when Rovers relay their pitch.