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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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London Skolars v Coventry Bears

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 […]

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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 […]

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The 4 Nations Tournament

Just what is the 4 Nations?  It’s basically 3 Nations – Australia, New Zealand and England plus one. depending on which hemisphere the tournament is taking place in.  Scotland made the tournament this year after winning the European Cup in 2014.  The competition took the place of the Tri-Nations from 2009 and as the table below shows it’s taken place […]