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Geographical Expansion of Professional Rugby League in UK

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More than the Fulham Bronquin Crusaders? BLimey. In terms of 'official residences' the Eagles would count as three, would it? Owlerton, DVS, B'Lane.

Oh come on, someone has to work in a joke about adding on the Galpharm ...

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Can't be more than London or the old "Blackpool Borough" and associated reincarnations.

Youd be surprised. The closure of Owlerton after the Bradford Fire added a good chunk.

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More than the Fulham Bronquin Crusaders? BLimey. In terms of 'official residences' the Eagles would count as three, would it? Owlerton, DVS, B'Lane.

But LOADS of one offs....

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Carlisle played at Penrith and somewhere in the borders -Hawick I think

Carlisle played Lancashire Lynx in Hawick in 1997.

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In 1982, Leigh played Carlisle at Grimsby in an exhibition match to test the potential support for RL there, and a year later a similar game was played at Nottingham Forests ground when Hull KR beat Cardiff City.

If this was at Grimsby FC's ground, then it's strictly Cleethorpes rather than Grimsby.

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If this was at Grimsby FC's ground, then it's strictly Cleethorpes rather than Grimsby.

It would've been Grimsby FCs ground as it was around the time where all manner of football teams were looking into running RL clubs as a way of making a bit of extra money. Apparently less than 1000 people turned up so they never took it any further.

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Carlisle played Lancashire Lynx in Hawick in 1997.

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The Celtic Crusaders played a game at the Old Parish, Maesteg in Bridgend County Borough in their first season as well as Serbia v Italy/Lebanon v Ireland, and Wales played Lebanon in Llanelli in 2000. Scorpions have played games in Caerphilly and Hornets ,possibly Cru and others have played in Blackwood. Going back further Salford played agianst a Welsh XIII at Abertillery in the 1950s.

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Mark you could add three of the grounds Oldham have played home games at, Stalybridge, Hyde and Ashton-under-lyne.

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