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Kingstone Press Championship One - Week 2

Which game are you most looking forward to?   19 members have voted

  1. 1. Which game are you most looking forward to?

    • Oxford v South Wales Scorpions
      2
    • North Wales Crusaders v London Skolars
      8
    • Gloucestershire All Golds v Oldham
      2
    • Hemel Stags v Gateshead Thunder
      7

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Discuss the games here.

 

SATURDAY 13th APRIL

Oxford v South Wales Scorpions KO 14.30

 

SUNDAY 14th APRIL

North Wales Crusaders v London Skolars KO 14.30

Gloucestershire All Golds v Oldham KO 15.00

Hemel Stags v Gateshead Thunder KO 15.00

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Massive game for Cru at home to London. London will be looking to get their first points on the board after the shock v Hemel.

Cru are now one of the favourites for the league and need to follow up their win v Scorps a few weeks ago.

Hopefully McDonald will be back for Cru this week as I'd like to see him link up with Clarke in the props.

London were a big team down the middle last year and destroyed us down there early on in the season so it could be a very close game on Sunday.

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How old is Macdonald? I'm sure Dewsbury signed him from Bramley about 1997, so he must be ancient by now?

 

"There's only one Butch Dingle" etc

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I,m really looking forward to Thunders visit to see if we can continue our good form.

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London Skolars at home last season was one of the best games I saw all season and Rob Massam's try when he raced down the wing from half way - pushing off defenders was worth the entrance money alone. MacDonald and Clark are such similar players, and both big lads, that I can't see Clive having them on the pitch at the same time. I think they will replace each other at intervals to keep them both fresh, but what do we know? I am just a supporter guessing. We will see on Sunday. Hop our attendance goes back up. We had less than 700 against Rochdale.

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Itching to get up to Pennine Way on Sunday. Weather looks decent, bringing along a few friends for their first Stags game, new Hemel shirt waiting for me behind the bar and a couple of good results on which to build. Bring it on.

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looking forward to my first trip to hemel and seeing our first league game of the season..cmon thunder! cmon thunder!!

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How old is Macdonald? I'm sure Dewsbury signed him from Bramley about 1997, so he must be ancient by now?

 

"There's only one Butch Dingle" etc

 

 

Bloomin' 'eck, is Ronald still playing?

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Oxford 20 South Wales 22

 

Crowd 352

 

This is going better than I thought possible. 

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Really enthused by championship 1 this yr, love the fact we have some new faces and a bit of positivity at that level rather than traditional clubs passing a bucket round to stay afloat. Can't wait until next year to see how crusaders or Skolars get on in championship. How many are promoted this year?

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Skolars might actually be better off in CC1 as there are more local derbies.

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Skolars might actually be better off in CC1 as there are more local derbies.

The way things are going with Broncos they might have a far bigger local derby in two years time.

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The way things are going with Broncos they might have a far bigger local derby in two years time.

Sad but true.

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It was a bit of a strange game at Oxford. The first half was played in heavy showers with defences dominant. The second half opened up a bit. What sticks in my mind was the amount of time Oxford spent in possession camped in the S Wales 30, without ever looking that dangerous. I think three of their tries came from breaks from their own half. At least two of S Wales tries came from bad defensive errors. S Wales did look a bit more threatening in possession though. Shame Oxford couldn't make the touchline conversion after their last minute try, I thought a draw would've been fair myself.

 

I loved the ground, quaint but more than adequate for that level A stand on each side holding about 700, plus a cricket -style pavilion with some more seating in one corner. Together with the mile and a half stroll through town from the station it makes for a very picturesque setting. Beats the equivalent from Wood Green tube station to New River stadium that's for certain.

 

Put a few snaps up on Facebook, low res ones from my phone unfortunatley, forgot to take my camera.  :(

 

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Look forward to heading to Iffley Road later in the season, I think it looks like a nice little ground and the team seems to certainly have potential, sat at the top of the table this morning albeit having played a game more than most.

I think Oxford and Hemel look like they're going to be competitive, be interesting to see how Stags go against Gateshead today - if i wasnt at Cru Skolars i'd go and watch that! Jury still out on Gloucester, they seem to have the youngest team...

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It was a bit of a strange game at Oxford. The first half was played in heavy showers with defences dominant. The second half opened up a bit. What sticks in my mind was the amount of time Oxford spent in possession camped in the S Wales 30, without ever looking that dangerous. I think three of their tries came from breaks from their own half. At least two of S Wales tries came from bad defensive errors. S Wales did look a bit more threatening in possession though. Shame Oxford couldn't make the touchline conversion after their last minute try, I thought a draw would've been fair myself.

 

I loved the ground, quaint but more than adequate for that level A stand on each side holding about 700, plus a cricket -style pavilion with some more seating in one corner. Together with the mile and a half stroll through town from the station it makes for a very picturesque setting. Beats the equivalent from Wood Green tube station to New River stadium that's for certain.

 

Put a few snaps up on Facebook, low res ones from my phone unfortunatley, forgot to take my camera.  :(

 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151617997909314.1073741825.611099313&type=1

Agree with all of this. Will be a great day out in the summer if the sun ever arrives.

A really enjoyable day. First time I've seen pitch advertising at a league game for a brand of champagne.

Good mix of first time league fans, club supporters and league fans stranded in the south, grateful for a chance to see some live action.

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All Golds v Oldham looks to be under 100 here

The university model was never very convincing. 

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