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You’re never 45 minutes away from an amateur Rugby League game!


That’s the proud boast of the Rugby Football League – Oliver Roby previews a few options for today..


East Leeds v Milford Marlins


A classic local Rugby League derby. There will be no love lost between these Leeds rivals on Saturday and, with both sides fighting to break into the play off places in NCL Division One, there is plenty to play for.


Last time they met, in May, a hard-fought match was played out with Milford winning 23-15 on home turf. The Marlins currently sit eighth on the ladder, two places and three points ahead of Easts.




Saturday – 2.30pm


Richmond Hill, 81 Easy Road, Leeds, LS9 8QS


Bristol Sonics v Oxford Cavaliers


With Portsmouth Navy Seahawks leading the way in the West of England Pool 1, Bristol host Oxford in a clash between two of the chasing pack.


Bristol sit second in the table, two points behind Portsmouth and two ahead of third-placed Oxford.


Both sides have a game in hand on the Seahawks; a win for Bristol would see them go top and, if the Cavaliers win, they would move into second.


A tight battle is in prospect with the regular season coming to an end in two weeks’ time.




Saturday – 2.30pm


Dings Crusaders RFC, Landseer Avenue, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9YS


Leamington Royals v North East Worcestershire Ravens


Two teams locked in mid table come together in Warwickshire, with this game marking Ravens’ last chance to launch a push towards the top four.


They currently sit fifth in the table, four points behind the royals in the Midlands League South table with a game in hand.


A remarkable 228 points have been scored across their last three encounters – more of the same this weekend?




Saturday – 2.30pm


Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 7XB


Wath Brow Hornets v Siddal


At the sharp end of the NCL Premier Division, third-placed Wath Brow welcome table-topping Siddal to Cleator on Saturday.


Both sides come into the game in good form, having lost just two of their last ten games each.


A win for Wath Brow, who will still be reeling from a 30-16 loss at Leigh Miners Rangers last weekend, could see them move to within a point of the league leaders with over a third of the season still to play.


But Siddal will be confident of getting a result after thrashing the Hornets 30-4 at their Reactiv Park home earlier this year.




Saturday – 2.30pm


CA23 3EW


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