Newcastle point the way for West Wales Raiders

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, believes that West Wales Raiders should take comfort from the way Newcastle Thunder responded to a some heavy beatings a few years ago. ONE scoreline dominated discussion across all three divisions last weekend. York’s record 144-0 annihilation of West Wales Raiders might have been the latest marker in the Knights’ impressive progress,…

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Kear expects response from West Wales side who need patience from the game, says Kear

They were on the wrong end of a record-breaking defeat last week – and John Kear insists he is preparing his Bradford side for a backlash on Sunday from a West Wales Raiders side who need patience and support to grow. The Raiders head to Odsal off the back of a 144-0 loss at York – and without former coach…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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South Wales Ironmen taken over by West Wales Raiders with immediate effect

League 1 side South Wales Ironmen have new owners after the RFL approved a takeover by Andrew Thorne, the owner of West Wales Raiders RLFC, along with the board of the WRL Premier League club. The new ownership means that the club will move to Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park with immediate effect and will play three games in the League 1…

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Ironmen set to equal record

Sunday promises to be a very special day for the South Wales Ironmen. That is when they will equal the record for the most number of matches played by a professional Rugby League club in South Wales. The Merthyr-based Ironmen, rebranded from the Scorpions, will run out against London Skolars in the League 1 Cup at the weekend in what…

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Undateables star reveals rugby union contract woe

He’s become an overnight sensation and the new face of Rugby League. But South Wales Scorpions and television star Tom Morgan has revealed that he almost switched to the 15-man code last year, but turned it down after he claims he was offered a reduced contract due to his Tourette’s. Morgan, whose brother Matthew players union for Wales, revealed exclusively…

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Scorpions snap up Union winger

South Wales Scorpions have signed experienced former Cardiff Blues, Pontypridd and Cross Keys rugby union winger Kristian Baller from Pontypool. A shoulder injury in 2014 put Baller out of action for a spell, returning to action early this year in time for the end of the union campaign. The 28-year old then got a taste of Rugby League earlier this…

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RFL and BBC agree new Challenge Cup deal

The RFL and BBC have agreed a deal that will see the broadcaster continue to televise the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The deal ensures that the Challenge Cup final will continue to be broadcast live on the BBC until 2020 and that the BBC will broadcast live matches in the sixth…

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League 1 Previews

Totalrl.com looks ahead to all the games that are taking place in League 1 this week. Thursday, August 20 York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders (7.30pm) Following their 30-22 victory at London Skolars, which keeps them in second place, York City Knights face a busy time over the next few days. Following the game against North Wales Crusaders they…

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