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In Topic: Wales RL World Cup 2013/General News

06 December 2013 - 12:45 PM

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WRL to take over the running of the Scorpions

 Wales Rugby League, the sport’s National Governing Body, have agreed to take over the running of South Wales Scorpions for the 2014 season after their founder and inaugural chairman Phil Davies decided to step down.

 

 

 

Davies founded the club in late 2009 following the old Celtic Crusaders’ decision to move north and has been at the helm of the only professional rugby league club in South Wales for four seasons in Championship One. Davies is unfortunately unable to continue with the running of the club due to work and personal commitments however will remain supportive of the sport in Wales for which he has a great passion.

 

 

 

Chris Thair, Chief Operating Officer of Wales Rugby League, said: “We have known for some time of Phil’s wish to step down and following Friday’s WRL Board meeting it was unanimously agreed that the NGB would run the club in 2014. The RFL have been notified of our intentions and whilst we recognise there are still a number of formalities to go through before we are officially running a club in Championship One, with the season beginning in March it is in everyone’s interest that this happens.

 

 

 

“The WRL Board wish to thank Phil Davies for his time, energy and investment into the sport in Wales and he leaves a legacy of having given many young welsh players their first opportunity as a semi-professional rugby league player.

 

 

 

“During his tenure in charge many players who played for the Scorpions have progressed onto getting fulltime contracts at other clubs such as Rhodri Lloyd and Gil Dudson at Wigan Warriors and Lloyd White at Widnes Vikings.

 

 

 

“Wales Rugby League now wish to continue with this legacy of providing opportunities for young Welsh players and this certainly has a good strategic fit to our new performance plans. We now wish to engage with as many people as possible who can support this new venture and should anyone feel they have something to offer then we would be delighted to hear from them.”

 

 

 

Outgoing owner Phil Davies said: “It’s been an exciting and enjoyable four years at the helm with South Wales Scorpions, but due to my increasing work and personal commitments, I’m unable to commit to the amount of time required to run the club.

 

 

 

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in the Scorpions for the hard work they’ve put in during that time including Rob Buckley our financial director, Ian Golden who has run the office and done all the media over the last four years, plus of course Andy Birchall, Gareth Laugharne and everyone else involved in the Scorpions Supporters Club. I’d also like to remember our late director John Brennan who helped me form the club and was instrumental in its running over the first three years.

 

 

 

“It’s been exciting seeing Scorpions players develop and go on to play Super League and in the World Cup. In this year’s Wales squad we had seven former Scorpions players and that’s something to be proud of. Thank you to all the players who have turned out for us over the last four years and of course to all the fans and sponsors for all of their support.

 

 

 

“In addition I’d like to thank Chris Thair, Brian Juliff and everyone at Wales Rugby League for agreeing to take on South Wales Scorpions. It makes a lot of sense to have it run by the governing body as it will link into their Academies that are already doing so well. I’d like to wish everyone all the best for the future and I look forward to watching as many games as I can, but as a fan and I haven’t ruled out coming back one day as a sponsor!”

 


In Topic: World Cup Final pre match entertainment

02 December 2013 - 01:41 PM

Half time entertainment for the biggest Int RL Crowd ever was horrible :(


In Topic: RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

29 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

It's ridiculous the ammount of people not going tomorrow who have bought tickets, and these are the people who are trying to get rid of their spares let alone the people who are just not turning up without even trying to sell them, why on earth you pay for final tickets incase England got there Silly :(

I heard there was a bus of 35 going from the Bury area of my mate but now only 12 are going all had tickets ridiculous


In Topic: Wales RL World Cup 2013/General News

26 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

North Wales Crusaders will begin their 2014 campaign in the Championship with a home match against Barrow Raiders on February 16.

There will be a hint of deja vu for Crusaders, as it was the Raiders that they faced in their first ever league game as a club back at the start of 2012.

Next up will then be a trip to Whitehaven, before hosting Featherstone Rovers and later travelling to Leigh Sports Village to face Swinton Lions.

Crusaders will end March with another trip to Leigh Sports Village to face Leigh Centurions two weeks later and then a home clash with Batley Bulldogs.

April will see North Wales travel to Doncaster as well as hosting Rochdale Hornets, who also sealed promotion from Championship One last year, in a Friday battle at the Racecourse.

Arguably the toughest month for Crusaders will be May; home fixtures with Sheffield Eagles and Keighley Cougars along with trips to Halifax and Workington Town lies ahead.

Dewsbury Rams then host Crusaders in early June, before home matches with Whitehaven and Swinton Lions and trips to Yorkshire for ties with Batley Bulldogs and Featherstone Rovers.

The Wrexham-based side face Doncaster at home and then will travel to Sheffield Eagles, finishing July with clashes against Dewsbury and Workington at the Racecourse.

Crusaders then face three weeks on the road as they face Rochdale, Keighley and Barrow, before finishing at home against Leigh Centurions.

The full fixture list is as follows:

1          16/02/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Barrow Raiders                 2.30pm

2          23/02/2014      Whitehaven v North Wales Crusaders                       3.00pm

3          02/03/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers        2.30pm

4          09/03/2014      Swinton Lions v North Wales Crusaders                    3.00pm

5          23/03/2014      Leigh Centurions v North Wales Crusaders               TBC

6          30/03/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs                 2.30pm

7          13/04/2014      Doncaster v North Wales Crusaders              3.00pm

8          18/04/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Rochdale Hornets 2.30pm

9          04/05/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Sheffield Eagles                2.30pm

10        11/05/2014      Halifax v North Wales Crusaders                               3.00pm

11        18/05/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Keighley Cougars  2.30pm

12        25/05/2014      Workington Town v North Wales Crusaders  3.00pm

13        01/06/2014      Dewsbury Rams v North Wales Crusaders               3.00pm

14        08/06/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Swinton Lions                    2.30pm

15        15/06/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Whitehaven                       2.30pm

16        22/06/2014      Batley Bulldogs v North Wales Crusaders                 2.00p

17        29/06/2014      Featherstone Rovers v North Wales Crusaders        3.00pm

18        06/07/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Doncaster              2.30pm

19        13/07/2014      Sheffield Eagles v North Wales Crusaders                2.00pm

20        20/07/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Dewsbury Rams               2.30pm

21        27/07/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Workington Town  2.30pm

22        03/08/2014      Rochdale Hornets v North Wales Crusaders 3.00pm

23        10/08/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Halifax                               2.30pm

24        17/08/2014      Keighley Cougars v North Wales Crusaders  3.00pm

25        31/08/2014      Barrow Raiders v North Wales Crusaders                 3.00pm

26        07/09/2014      North Wales Crusaders v Leigh Centurions               2.30pm


In Topic: RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

23 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

sitting here at Wembley, atmosphere needs lifting very quiet, nowhere near 65,000 people here nowhere near disapointing :(