Wood Green isn’t the most likely place to find a rugby league player, but that’s where London Skolars man Dion Chapman hails from. He went to Broomfield School in Arnos Grove and like many he started out with football. A school tournament put on by the Skolars brought him to their attention, he was with his Uncle, a man who’s […]
A good day at the office for the Skolars
The sun was shining in North London for the visit of Coventry Bears, both teams were looking for their first league win having lost their first 2 games. This will be just a short match report, more of a Phlog. I’d seen their 2 promising warm up games against a Wigan team and London Broncos but the first half was […]
London Skolars had what has become an annual warm up match planned against London Broncos, with the date coinciding with the first round of the challenge cup and a playing surface that can take numerous games in an afternoon, The London Clash was planned. That consisted of 3 fixtures London Chargers v Bridgend Blue Bulls London Skolars v London Broncos […]
A game of rugby league in the heart of the City of London
Friday Night Lights at the New River Stadium
A Southern Rugby League Derby!
What a setting for a game of Rugby League!
I’ve been to a number of ‘sporting’ dinners this year, this was possible one of the lower key events, yet it was also a rather special one. This was to celebrate 20 years of London Skolars – in the scheme of things that may not seem too many years, in the scheme of the game of rugby league in the […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but this time I really do mean what I say; with the 5th Test due to start I need to get up to date before I find myself swamped with cricket ‘stuff’, I’m there every day. So, this really is going to be more Phlog than blog. Due to fixture clashes […]
Due to the less than clever fixture setting by the RFL I’ve missed a couple of London Skolars matches as they’ve clashed with London Broncos fixtures. I can’t that it would’ve taken too much to make sure the fans of both clubs could support both. I had a pretty grotty journey – I think may Satnav was having a bit […]
Having enjoyed T20 cricket at the Oval then Premiership rugby at the Kassam Stadium Sunday brought me rugby league in the shape of London Skolars v Barrow Raiders. Breakfast with my Saracens friends in Oxford came first – we went to Frankie & Benny’s who did make a bot of a mess of breakfast, but impressively recognised that fact and […]
Having watched a couple of hours of cricket at the County Ground I headed back to my car and set off for White Hart Lane to watch London Skolars play – and this is a bit of a mouthful – The University of Gloucestershire All Golds! Next to Essex Cricket Skolars are the closest to home for me – The […]
Having thoroughly enjoyed 2 days of cricket Good Friday brought a local derby between London Skolars and Hemel Stags. The weather was back to yuk having had a touch of Spring; Skolars are my closest rugby team round about 45 minutes away with a good run. That consist of the A12,M25, A406 with a smidgeon of A10 added in at […]
Another break in the 6 Nations schedule meant a break in my gallivanting but not a break in watching sport! With London Skolars playing Swinton Lions at The New River Stadium in the Challenge Cup a trip to my nearest team was a plan! Now rugby league is these days meant to be a summer game, of course with the […]
The rugby league season is moving closer and so on a chilly Sunday in January a friendly between 2 of the teams I support – London Skolars and London Broncos beckoned. Skolars spent the bulk of last season playing in Enfield while a new 4G pitch was being laid. The ‘friendly’, if there is such a thing in rugby league […]