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#3144740 19-21 Jun: The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread

Posted by EssexRL on 21 June 2015 - 07:14 PM

 

PS - As the Skolars were also at home today, I take it you have seen the light and decided to barrack for the London club. The mighty Broncos ;)

 

You wish! Supporting my local team in a cracking game. Would have come to the Hive though if the RFL had not managed to organise both London teams at home today. Know you need all the support you can get... ;)




#3144606 20-21 Jun: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by EssexRL on 21 June 2015 - 05:06 PM

Very good performance by Skolars in first half - injection of four Broncos players helped but generally a much improved team performance. Seemed to tire in second half which was much scrappier all round, although came alive again in last 10 mind. Impressive Thunder support at the New River.




#3141796 London - Super League Night This Thursday

Posted by EssexRL on 16 June 2015 - 08:35 PM

Super League Thursday
@ Riley's Haymarket from 6:30pm

The London Rugby League Foundation, together with the RFL, will be hosting latest third Super League Thursday at Riley’s Sports Bar, Haymarket on June 18.

The aim is bring together Rugby League fans in London to socialise, network and enjoy the game in a great atmosphere. The Castleford Tigers v St Helens Super League match (ko 8pm) will be shown on a big screen in surround sound in the VIP bar upstairs in Riley’s Sports Bar at 80 Haymarket, SW1.

Our special guest this week will be the first:utility Super League trophy! Come down and get your pic with the trophy, and get the chance to win tickets to the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford in October.

There is no entry fee and no booking required, just come down on the night from 6:30pm.

- See more at: http://londonrugbyle...h.7nkVIxfi.dpuf


#3141318 Brighton 9's - 27th June

Posted by EssexRL on 15 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

I might be wrong by I think you have to drive there. It's not actually in or near to Brighton centre.

 

Looked it up (amazing what you can do with a computer!) Its right on the edge of town - nice venue by the looks of it




#3140776 13-14 Jun: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by EssexRL on 14 June 2015 - 09:01 PM

More like Nero down here....




#3113992 London Super League Thursday

Posted by EssexRL on 29 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

Super League is back on live on the big screen in the VIP section of Rileys Sports Bar, Haymarket, this Thursday 30th April, hosted by the London Rugby League Foundation.

Over 70 people attended the first Super League Thursday a fortnight ago, for the classic match up between Wigan and Warrington. This Thursday, the action features the current Challenge Cup holders, Leeds Rhinos against Yorkshire rivals, Huddersfield Giants.

London Broncos will be special guests on the night with current captain Wes Naiqama, former Sheffield player Matt Garside and London born Iliess Macani in attendance. There’ll be an opportunity to meet and chat with the players, plus you’ll have the opportunity to win a playing shirt and match tickets in the Foundation’s raffle.

Doors open on Thursday night at 6:30pm and entry is free of charge. Everyone is welcome and its a great opportunity to get together with fellow rugby league fans in London, or just introduce new friends to the sport.

So if you live or work in London, get down this Thursday night for a great night of rugby league at Riley’s Sports Bar.

View the full article




#3113991 London Super League Thursday

Posted by EssexRL on 29 April 2015 - 07:43 PM

This has been posted by Bronco news but worth highlighing more generally-

 

 

Super League is back on live on the big screen in the VIP section of Rileys Sports Bar, Haymarket, this Thursday 30th April, hosted by the London Rugby League Foundation.

Over 70 people attended the first Super League Thursday a fortnight ago, for the classic match up between Wigan and Warrington. This Thursday, the action features the current Challenge Cup holders, Leeds Rhinos against Yorkshire rivals, Huddersfield Giants.

London Broncos will be special guests on the night with current captain Wes Naiqama, former Sheffield player Matt Garside and London born Iliess Macani in attendance. There’ll be an opportunity to meet and chat with the players, plus you’ll have the opportunity to win a playing shirt and match tickets in the Foundation’s raffle.

Doors open on Thursday night at 6:30pm and entry is free of charge. Everyone is welcome and its a great opportunity to get together with fellow rugby league fans in London, or just introduce new friends to the sport.

So if you live or work in London, get down this Thursday night for a great night of rugby league at Riley’s Sports Bar.

View the full article




#3090974 Leigh Miners CC fund raising

Posted by EssexRL on 18 March 2015 - 07:18 PM

Looking at the response that Leigh Miners have had and the publicty may be a case of 'every clowd...' While giving them £25 I shall be rooting for Oxford RL on the day!




#3087710 Newcastle Thunder season ticket sales

Posted by EssexRL on 12 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

Well done. Thats more than the average last season isnt it? It will be 201 when you play Skolars!


#3086776 Let's go back to the old challenge cup format

Posted by EssexRL on 10 March 2015 - 10:11 PM

Exactly. And how many people would want to go and watch said mismatch? While we are at it, we could have the challenge cup in the middle of winter.


Indeed and actually a SL club would hardly put a top team out for a game against an amateur or L1 club.


#3084293 Varsity Match

Posted by EssexRL on 06 March 2015 - 10:33 PM

Almost 800 watched the match.


#3081480 28 Feb-1 Mar: League 1 Cup - Round 1 Match Thread

Posted by EssexRL on 02 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

Yes, one of the slightly frustrating things about the way the season is organised is that if you lose your L1 Cup game and then lose your Challenge Cup game (as seems probable for Skolars, Oxford, South Wales & Coventry?) then your next game is not until Good Friday - 3 weeks off.  Mind you, Coventry probably won't have had any home games until the league kicks off in April.

 

I reckoned about 120 at Skolars, although I see the official crowd is given as 156.

 

Depending on what happens in the CC this weekend perhaps some local friendlies could be organised - keeping match fit is going to be key this season.

 

I got bored watching the endless parade of York tries in the second half yesterday (four in one ten min spell) and counted the crowd. Reckon 150 is right with around 20 from York. Some regulars were in Leigh and look at gates more generally I don't think the L1 Cup is a going to be a big crowd puller.




#3063051 5 Positives from your club

Posted by EssexRL on 29 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

That's a very funny post but come on 1.The club still exists.

                                                            2. The nomadic trek looking for a ground has ended. be it ever so humble etc etc.

                                                            3. Pushed Leeds A team to the limit having reached the grand final from a low playoff spot.

                                                            4. Hope springs eternal. One day you WILL win promotion.

                                                            5. Maybe it will be this coming season, going up along with Keighley.

 

You have a cracking bunch of fans - at least on the basis of the ones that travels.




#3061958 5 Positives from your club

Posted by EssexRL on 27 January 2015 - 07:42 PM

Skolars
1/ good signings and returning experienced players
2/ £4 million revamp of New River
3/ 800 at Capital Challenge and 700 at friendly against Broncod
4/ 400 people playing in all the various teams (it self a sign of community outreach)
5/ 20th year of competitive RL


#3059199 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by EssexRL on 22 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

This has sort of morphed into a discussion about watching teams other than the ones you support, which is cool.

 

I suspect that there isn't actually much difference between fans in the heartland areas and those who aren't. While I do not have to explain what RL is down here on the whole, I suspect I have to explain how the leagues work more than areas where it gets more coverage. My (Kent born) son is a RL fan as is his partner who comes from north Yorks and whose family are life long Leeds fans.

 

I wonder whether there is a bit more of a frontier mentality down here amongst fans.

 

I certainly think RL fans are very friendly and welcoming. Skolars Friday Night Lights shows that. Cru fans are great and am looking forward to their return to New River...