Countdown to the weekend’s Welsh action…

There are two games this Saturday in the Welsh Premier League, with Valley Cougars hosting Bridgend Blue Bulls and Cardiff Blue Dragons entertaining Llanelli Knights writes Ian Golden. The Cougars were unbeaten last season and, at Treharris RFC this Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm), they come up against the side who have won more Welsh championships than anyone else. It’ll be Bridgend’s…

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Kiwis seek closing win

The New Zealand Students’ tour of England reaches a climax on Saturday (26 May) with the Second Test against England Universities. The Kiwis will go into the contest, at Kingston Park, Newcastle, aiming to head home on a winning note. England prevailed 42-4 at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone, last Saturday in an opening international which was…

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How they’re faring in the NCL..

NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE RECORDS   After matches played Saturday 19 May 2018   LONGEST WINNING RUN PREMIER DIVISION: 10 games – Unbeaten leaders HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE. DIVISION ONE: 5 games – Pacesetters THORNHILL who, including a couple of draws, haven’t lost in the last eight outings. DIVISION TWO: 7 games – Table-toppers STANNINGLEY. DIVISION THREE: 9 games – BEVERLEY, still riding…

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Miners end losing run

Promotion-chasing Clock Face Miners avoided a sequence of three successive defeats in the Kingstone Press National Conference League’s Division Three with a 36-28 victory last night over Woolston Rovers. The action in the bottom tier continues this evening with a Wakefield `derby’ between Stanley Rangers and Eastmoor Dragons, while Ince Rose Bridge and York Acorn go head-to-head in Division One.…

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NCL action gets underway tonight!

An appetising raft of weekend fixtures in the Kingstone Press National Conference League opens this evening (Thursday 17 May) with a clash in Division Three between promotion hopefuls Clock Face Miners and Woolston Rovers. The Miners head into the fixture having, after a six-match winning run, lost their last two games. Mid-table Woolston, meanwhile, will be determined to make up…

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Leeds Beckett take on the Kiwis!

NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS will open a three-match tour of England tomorrow (Wednesday 16 May) with a game against Leeds Beckett. The fixture, at Kirkstall, kicks off at 2.00pm. The Kiwis will then meet England Universities on Saturday (19 May, 2.15pm) in a curtain-raiser to the Betfred Championship clash between Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post…

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Irish season beckons!

Following an encouraging 2017 World Cup by the Irish Wolfhounds, which just saw them miss out on the quarter finals, and this week’s announcement of their participation in the autumn’s European Championship, four teams in the North and five in the South will kick off the 2018 Irish domestic season this weekend, with RLI director Richard Egan promising a change…

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Wales’ grassroots season set for the off!

Wales Rugby League’s domestic leagues kick off their 16th campaign on Saturday (12 May) with matches at four different levels writes Ian Golden. Valley Cougars are the defending champions of the Premier League, having won a dramatic final in Cardiff last year and as such, they hosted the season launch last Friday. The opening fixtures in the Premier League on…

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