Examining the students!

Fancy a taste of Rugby League this sunny autumn afternoon? There’s plenty of action taking place around the land in both the Student and College Rugby Leagues. The full programme is:   Wednesday 10 October 2018 STUDENT RUGBY LEAGUE PREMIER NORTH: Leeds Beckett v Newcastle; Nottingham v Leeds; Hull v Northumbria. PREMIER SOUTH: Nottingham Trent v Gloucestershire; Exeter v Bath;…

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Winning starts for Wales and England Students

  The Student Four Nations Championships got underway yesterday in Pontypridd with comfortable victories for the hosts and for the holders, England. Both England and Wales will, on their first showings, be confident of coming out on top tomorrow (Thursday) against Ireland and Scotland respectively, in which event Sunday’s meeting between the two sides will settle the title.   Results Tuesday…

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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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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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Celebrating Student Rugby League’s half-century!

THERE were celebrations in Liverpool last week when the 50th anniversary of the first official university Rugby League game, played between Liverpool and Leeds on 15 March 1968 was celebrated in style. A Gala Dinner took place in Liverpool city centre, attended by players past and present. Liverpool founder John Priestley said: “Our Chemistry Department played Leeds in an annual…

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