Grassroots attention turns to National Cup!

Amateur Rugby League clubs will, after the excitement of the Corals Challenge Cup last weekend, focus, on Saturday, on the first round of the BARLA National Cup. Aspatria Hornets, of Cumbria, entertain holders West Hull, while Skirlaugh entertain 2018 runners-up Haydock in two of the more appetising clashes. Fixtures Saturday 2 February 2019 BARLA NATIONAL CUP (ROUND ONE): Waterhead v…

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Woollybacks confirm squad for Red Star clash – and Torfaen are ready for Distington

MILLOM have announced a 22-man squad for Sunday’s keenly-awaited Coral Challenge Cup first round tie with Red Star Belgrade. The squad will be whittled down to 17 players tomorrow (Saturday).      The hopefuls, with pen pics, are: Ross Brookes – Fullback aged 28. Had brief spell with Barrow Raiders and has played in NCL premier with Egremont. Elusive player who…

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Back to league fare for Women’s rugby

It’s bread-and-butter action again for Women’s Rugby League at the weekend after Sunday’s break for the Origin Game at the Mobile Rocket Stadium Belle Vue, Wakefield, which Yorkshire won 12-10.   Fixtures are:   Sunday 27 January 2019 PREMIER DIVISION: Huddersfield St Joseph’s v Keighley Albion; South Leeds Spartans v East Leeds; Featherstone Rovers v Stanningley; West Leeds Eagles v…

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Today’s Student action…

There’s a host of fixtures taking place this afternoon in the Student and College Rugby Leagues for grassroots fans to attend. The programme is: Wednesday 23 January 2019 MIDLANDS 1A: Coventry v Oxford; Birmingham v Warwick. MIDLANDS 2A: Northampton v Nottingham Trent A. NORTHERN 2A: Chester (Warrington) v Chester (Chester); Lancaster v Liverpool John Moores. NORTHERN 2B: Bradford v Huddersfield; York…

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Women prepare for Origin battle

The clock is ticking down towards the Women’s County of Origin game, which will be staged at the Mobile Rocket Stadium, Wakefield Trinity, on Sunday (20 January). The match will be preceded by the BARLA Yorkshire Cup Under 16s and Under 14s finals, while Trinity are also hosting the Under 15s, Under 13s and Under 12s deciders, on the Saturday.…

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Woolston to back Atkins’ Testimonial on Sunday

WOOLSTON ROVERS will host West Leeds on Sunday morning (20 January) in a War of the Roses clash that will launch Warrington Wolves star Ryan Atkins’ Testimonial. The match, at the Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club, Hillock Lane, Woolston, kicks off at 11.30am, with Warrington entertaining Widnes Vikings at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in the afternoon. Rovers are unbeaten…

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Outwood to take on Wade Deacon in Champion Schools

  The Rugby Football League has confirmed Outwood Grange, of Wakefield, as being Wade Deacon’s opposition in tomorrow’s Boys Year 11 Champion Schools fixture at Skelmersdale. This week’s programme is: Tuesday 15 January 2019 Hinchley Wood (London) v Aberdare (Wales) (at Maidenhead RUFC, 12.30pm). Brooksbank (Yorkshire) v Cardinal Newman (North West) (at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park, 1.00pm). Wednesday 16 January…

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