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London Broncos v Swinton Lions

I was looking forward to a game of rugby union between England and Scotland A at Welford Road in Leicester, but woke up to news that the game had been cancelled due to positive Covid tests in the Scotland camp. London Skolars were away in Keighley, a long trek, but happily Broncos were at home. I bought a ticket for […]

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London Skolars v Barrow Raiders

The visitors for this match, Barrow sat unbeaten at the top of the league after going unbeaten in their 6 games. Skolars had been beaten by Hunslet the week before, with the visitors putting 62 on the board to Skolars 10, some score to come back from. A surprise inclusion on the Skolars team sheet was Head Coach, Jermaine Coleman, […]

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London Skolars v Hunslet RLFC

Rugby League is a game of momentum, it’s also incredibly unforgiving when it comes to errors. Sadly for Skolars they had none of the first and made too many of the second. This was the first match back with crowds for the Skolars and biy it sounded good. A coach load of Hunslet fans and the ‘usual suspects’ for the […]

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Iliess Macani – A London Skolars Man

Having been a Saturday afternoon TV Rugby League fan I experienced my first live game at the Valley in 1996 when London Broncos played St Helens. The match was decided by a controversial try by Apollo Perelini – St Helens won by 4 points with the final score being Broncos 28 St Helens 32. An exciting game, I was hooked! […]

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Martin Gleeson – Life After Rugby

An Orrell RUFC Retweet on Twitter and a discussion between a friend, Colin Ratcliffe and Martin Gleeson connected me to this rugby league legend.  Another of those men I watched play Super League over many years.  We weren’t able to meet face to face so the wonders of the internet and FaceTime it had to be.  I was in Birmingham […]

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Dion Chapman – A Skolars man!

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 […]

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London Broncos v Toulouse

The weekend has run away with me and I’m writing this in Easter Monday after the Broncos have played at Batley and won, with a final score of Batley 4 Broncos 42, an emphatic win on a busy weekend for rugby league! The Toulouse game at the Ealing Trailfinders ground was game 1 of 3 for me on Good Friday, […]

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A London Rugby League Feast!

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 […]

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Women in Rugby League

Having joined the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group as an Associate Member I found myself wandering through the Houses of Parliament having been through some stringent security first of course.  In spite of the fact my brother Keith Hogg made a presentation to the group on behalf of Scotland Rugby League this was my first involvement and I’ll be honest […]