London Skolars

Rugby League

POSTPONED – London Skolars v Newcastle Thunder

MATCH POSTPONED.  ALL RUGBY LEAGUE MATCHES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL 3 APRIL INITIALLY FOLLOWING THIS JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE RFL AND SUPER LEAGUE.

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🏉 London Skolars welcome high-flying Newcastle Thunder to the New River Stadium for a League 1 showdown.  Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are available.

🏉 Match starts: 3pm. 

🎟️ Tickets in advance available via the Get Tickets’ link.

🎟️ Tickets on the gate will be available.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: New River Stadium is approximately 1 mile from Wood Green tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line and a 15 minute journey from King’s Cross St Pancras station.  The W3 bus from Wood Green Station drops very close to the Stadium.  If driving there is ample pay and display parking in the car park located next to the main stand.  Some free street parking is also available but this is limited.

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London SkolarsAbout League 1: The Betfred League 1 is a competition that forms the third tier of club pyramid for rugby league in the UK.  The Championship and Super League being the second and top tier respectively.  The League 1 runs from February to September and consists of 11 teams. The current champions are York City Knights who were promoted to the Championship in 2018.

The League 1 format sees all 11 teams take part in straight home and away fixtures against each other.  The winner of the league is automatically promoted to the Championship, with the teams placed 2nd to 6th taking part in a series of play-off matches to determine the second team to be promoted.  There is no relegation.

Teams in League 1 also take part in the Coral Challenge Cup a knockout competition that runs throughout the season involving amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs.  League 1 teams enter the competition at Round 3 and are joined by the Championship and Super League teams in the later rounds with the final played at Wembley Stadium in August.  The current champions are Catalans Dragons who beat Warrington Wolves in the 2018 final to become the first non-British team to win the cup in its 121-year history.

The League 1 teams for the 2019 season are Coventry Bears, Doncaster RLFC, Hunslet RLFC, Keighley Cougars, London Skolars, Oldham RLFC, Newcastle Thunder, North Wales Crusaders, West Wales Raiders RL, Whitehaven RLFC, Workington Town.

London Skolars are the sole representative in the London area and play their matches at New River Stadium in Tottenham.

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