A double-header special at New River Stadium with London Skolars in League 1 action against Doncaster RLFC preceded by Norway v Greece in a match with World Cup qualifying implications. Action from 1pm, tickets are available.
Two games for the price of one is a rugby league deal that will be hard to beat today featuring the capital’s representatives in League 1 (see below for an introduction to League 1). preceded by some international rugby league.
At 1pm it’s Greece vs Norway in a European Championship C decider that is part of the next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. It’s the first time the sides have played each other and at stake for the winner are matches against Scotland and Russia in November in what will be the final European Qualifying tournament for a place at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
The international spoils decided it’s time for London Skolars to take to the pitch for a League 1 showdown against Doncaster RLFC which kicks off at 4.30pm. With 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from their first seven matches the Skolars are handily place in League 1 sitting in third place. Doncaster in 6th place on six points will have their sights set on the win to keep them in touch with the top half of the table and a top-six finish that will guarantee a place in the end of season play-offs. It’s the first time the sides have met this season.
Kick off for Norway v Greece at 1pm with London Skoars v Doncaster RLRC at 4.30pm.
Tickets in advance are available to book online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the day are available at the gate priced: Adults £20/Concessions £15.
About 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.