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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
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Keith T

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SL2 in 2015 season

19 July 2014 - 10:45 PM

Why don't the RFL come right out and say that they don't like the idea of the Bulls and the Broncos being relegated and that they will do whatever it takes to get them back up in to SL.

 

The two relegated clubs this season will come down with parachute payments of around £750k each and both have publicly stated that they will retain full-time squads next season.    The SL2 salary cap will be around £900+k and the RFL have now stated that clubs can have 5 overseas players in SL2.    That's helpful to the two relegated teams being able to retain their overseas players from this season don't you think?

 

After all that we then have the 8 team play-off with SL's bottom 4 against SL2's top four which will probably contain the Bulls and the Broncos in a 7 game play-off.    And even if they don't make the top 3 in that 8 team league as long as they finish 4th or 5th they get yet another chance to gain promotion once again to SL.


Enamelled Town lapel badges

16 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

Orders are being taken for Town enamelled lapel badges and they can be ordered and viewed by visiting Andrew Newton's facebook page.   The badges will be selling at £10 each and at present the order is about the 40 mark.  All profits from the sale is going to Town.   


Lewis Tierney

15 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

Lewis Tierney is the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week and also the Try of the Week as well as being included in the Team of the Week.   Well done Lewis.


Who will be the unlucky 10th?

14 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

On the main page of TotalRL.com there is a poll for people to indicate who they think will be the unlucky 10th placed team and get the final relegation place.    They have reckoned that it is down to 6 teams and at the moment the poll is showing Dewsbury - 0%, Batley - 6%, Sheffield - 17%, Town - 22%, Haven and Keighley - 28%.

 

Looking through all the remaining fixtures for these 6 teams I think Keighley are now favourites for the drop as I can only see them picking up about 10 points from their next 7 games, which would give them 42 points and last years 10th placed team had 34 points.

 

As I see it (and it is only my opinion) I think it will end with Dewsbury 5th, Sheffield 6th (they have an extra game), Batley 7th, Town 8th, Haven 9th and Keighley 10th.    The Town - Haven game could switch our positions around as I have given Town the win and Haven a bonus point but the other way round could change the positions.

 

Remaining Fixtures for the 6 teams:

3 August

Batley v Leigh

Doncaster v Sheffield

Fax v Dewsbury

Swinton v Keighley

Town v Haven

 

10 August

Barrow v Keighley

Dewsbury v Rochdale

Doncaster v Town

Sheffield v Swinton

Haven v Batley

 

17 August

Batley v Dewsbury

Keighley v NWC

Sheffield v Haven

Town v Barrow

 

25 August

Sheffield v Rochdale

 

30/31 August

Leigh v Town

Batley v Swinton

Dewsbury v Keighley

Fev v Sheffield

Haven v Rochdale

 

7 September

Doncaster v Batley

Keighley v Fev

Rochdale v Sheffield

Swinton v Haven

Town v Dewsbury

 

Everyone is a cup tie now!!!!


2015 Summer Bash

03 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

http://www.therfl.co...hip-summer-bash

Another reason to be in SL2 next season!!!