Don't blame RFL software, garbage in garbage out. The idiot that published the fixtures produced by this method should be put out to pasture. It is relatively easy to produce fixtures to give alternate home and away games ( there will be two together at halfway), even producing three away games in a row smacks of incompetence.
As Taxi Egg states, he and his fellow fixture secretaries have been churning out credible systems for donkey's ages yet the 'best run amateur league' fails miserably.
Perhaps giving Clubs the option of a `free date', together with the NCL Cup not being a mandatory competition, has taken it's toll on the fixture lists. In years gone by we didn't get the chance of a free date, and all NCL Clubs were entered into the National Cup, and I can't remember problems like have been reported this season. Just a thought .