Rugby League

London Broncos v Castleford Tigers – Rugby on a School Night?

One of the joys of having a game dictated to by Sky TV is the introduction of Thursday evening Superleague.  I won’t deny that I’ve enjoyed having the joys of rugby league on my screen on a weekday but the prospect of a drive to Edgeware on a work night didn’t fill me with joy!  More to the point for …

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London Skolars v Oldham Roughyeds – Summer Rugby??

Having spent Saturday watching Saracens play Harlequins at Wembley in front of nearly 84,000 people rugby league was on my calendar for Sunday.  London Skolars playing their first home game against Oldham.  Two teams with very differing histories.  Oldham were amongst the 22 clubs who formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1876.  So, a Northern team steeped in tradition …

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Leeds Rhinos v London Broncos – Watching Through my Fingers!

It was with some dread that I sat down to watch Leeds Rhinos play London Broncos, at times over the years the Broncos have got the better of the team from Yorkshire, but as the season stands so far it felt unlikely this time round.  As always the Leeds fans sang their team onto the pitch, one of my favourite …

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London Broncos v Warrington Wolves – Superleague is Back in My Life!

Having spent the winter feeling fairly frustrated and planning my sporting 2014 without London Broncos new finally came that life in Superleague would carry on for my team.  I felt let down by the lack of communication and told all and sundry I wasn’t going to be a member; the posh name for season ticket holder.  But , all the …

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Oxford Rugby League v London Skolars

Having had a rugby union weekend sent from heaven in the shape of The Millennium Stadium, Twickenham and Allianz Park a much quieter but no less anticipated weekend in the shape of my first live rugby league game of the season awaited me in Oxford.  Yes you did read that right, Oxford Rugby League ply their trade at the historic …

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Hector McNeil – A Northerner in London

Having interviewed Saracens owner Nigel Wray and been pretty nervous I found myself travelling up to London to meet Hector McNeil – Non Exec CEO of London Skolars.  This time I had two reasons for my nerves, firstly again I hadn’t been able to find out much about the man I was going to meet.  Secondly and far more worrying …

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The Capital Challenge 2014 – London Skolars v Wigan Warriors

(Rugby League – yes it is possible to be passionate about both codes!) As a fan of both codes, probably an unusual thing for an Essex girl, I’ve done a bit of research into how rugby finds itself with two basically different games.  The Rugby Football Union was formed in 1871 after English clubs picked the ball up in line …

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England RL v New Zealand – Heartbreak Awaiting!

This could be one of the hardest reports I’ve had to write so as is my way I’m going to start with my build up to the day. I bought my ticket for the semis as part of the openers, semis and final package for a mere £99 as soon as they became available; a total no brainer considering I …

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