2019 London Skolars season

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2019 London Skolars season
2019 RFL League 1 Rank4th
Play-off resultN/A
Challenge Cup"Exempt until Round 3"
2019 recordWins: 1; Draws: 0; Losses: 0
Points scoredFor: 28; Against: 18
Team information
ChairmanTerry Browne
Head CoachJermaine Coleman
Captain
StadiumNew River Stadium
Avg. Attend.0
High. Attend.0
Top scorers
TriesSam Grant - 3
GoalsJames Barran -3
PointsSam Grant -12
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The 2019 London Skolars season is the 25th in the club's history, and seventeenth as a professional rugby league outfit. Competing in Betfred League 1, the third tier of British Rugby League and playing at the New River Stadium, London N22, the team is coached by Jermaine Coleman for the fifth consecutive season.

Year Review[edit]

January[edit]

Just prior to Christmas the London Skolars announce that Betfred Championship club, Toronto Wolfpack are to invest in the London club as part of a ground-breaking transatlantic deal. [1] [2]

The 2019 Betfred League 1 fixtures, released in November 2018, schedule the London Skolars to travel to West Wales Raiders on the second weekend of the season on 23 February. The first home match will see Jermaine Coleman's team play host to Newcastle Thunder on 02 March in a Round 3 fixture.

On the field London Skolars preparations for the new season begin with a now traditional friendly contest against current Super League champions, Wigan Warriors at the Honourable Artillery Company Grounds on the third Friday of the month. A battling display from Jermaine Coleman's men ensures an absorbing contest and a respectable 6-34 reversal against a team containing a number of first teamers. [3]

The following Friday sees the Skolars complete their pre-season preparations as they entertain London Broncos at the New River Stadium. A disappointing first half has the home side trailing by 26 points at the break, but a stirring second half performance yields four tries for the North Londoners, courtesy of Harrison Brough, Jordan Williams, Mike Greenhalgh and Neil Thorman, although these prove insufficient as the hosts lose 22-36.[4]

February[edit]

The London Skolars announce their Round 6 fixture against Leon Pryce's Workington Town on Saturday 6 April will be played as part of an exciting double-header, which will also see Betfred Championship club,Toronto Wolfpack entertain Sheffield Eagles at the New River Stadium. [5]

The north londoners begin their Betfred League 1 campaign with a hard fought (28-18) away success against West Wales Raiders. A hat-trick of tries from Wigan Warriors dual-registration centre, Sam Grant inspires Jermaine Coleman’s team to return to the capital with the two competition points despite a plucky performance from the Welsh outfit.

March[edit]

Milestones[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Tables[edit]

Betfred League 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 3 3 0 0 100 34 +66 6 Champions
2 Gthundercolours.svg Newcastle Thunder 4 2 0 2 158 82 +76 4 Play-off semi-final
3 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 3 2 0 1 90 66 +24 4 Play-off qualifying final
4 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 3 2 0 1 80 58 +22 4
5 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 3 2 0 1 66 60 +6 4 Play-off elimination final
6 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 4 2 0 2 78 82 −4 4
7 Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears 3 2 0 1 68 72 −4 4
8 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 3 1 1 1 58 94 −36 3
9 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders 3 0 0 3 44 86 −42 0
10 Canberra colours.svg West Wales Raiders 4 0 0 4 32 170 −138 0
11 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 3 1 1 1 74 54 +20 −9[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 17 March 2019. Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Keighley deducted 12 points for transfer of RFL membership during the close season.[6]


Fixtures and Results (Skolars Score First)[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

Pre-Season[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
18/01/2019 CAPITAL CHALLENGE - Friendly Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors Home Honourable Artillery Company Grounds L 6-34 Williams Barran 712 - Report
25/01/2019 Friendly Broncoscolours.png London Broncos Home New River Stadium L 22-36 Brough, Williams, Greenhalgh (M), Thorman Thorman 3/4 400 - Report

Betfred League 1[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
23/02/2019 Round 2 Canberra colours.svgWest Wales Raiders Away Stebonheath Park W 28-18 Grant 3, Caro, Williams Thorman 1/1, Barran 3/4 250 - Report
02/03/2019 Round 3 Gthundercolours.svg Newcastle Thunder Home New River Stadium L 12-48 Meadows, Greenhalgh M Thorman 2/2 -
16/03/2019 Round 4 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
24/03/2019 Round 5 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham R.L.F.C. Away - KO 3pm Vestacare Stadium -
06/04/2019 Round 6 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Home - KO 12.15pm New River Stadium -
19/04/2019 Round 7 Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears Away - KO 3pm Butts Park Arena -
28/04/2019 Round 8 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet R.L.F.C. Away - KO 3pm South Leeds Stadium -
11/05/2019 Round 1 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
18/05/2019 Round 9 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster R.L.F.C. Home - KO 4.30pm New River Stadium -
25/05/2019 Round 10 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven Away - KO 3pm Recreation Ground (Whitehaven) -
15/06/2019 Round 12 Canberra colours.svg West Wales Raiders Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
22/06/2019 Round 13 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Away - KO 3pm Cougar Park -
29/06/2019 Round 14 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
06/07/2109 Round 15 Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
14/07/2019 Round 16 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Away - KO 3pm Derwent Park -
20/07/2019 Round 17 Gthundercolours.svg Newcastle Thunder Away - KO 3pm Kingston Park Stadium -
03/08/2019 Round 18 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham R.L.F.C. Home - KO 3pm New River Stadium -
11/08/2019 Round 19 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster R.L.F.C. Away - KO 3pm Keepmoat Stadium -
23/08/2019 Round 20 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet R.L.F.C. Home - KO 7pm New River Stadium -
07/09/2019 Round 22 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders Away - KO 3pm Queensway Stadium -

Coral Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
10/03/2019 Challenge Cup Round 3 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders Home - KO 2pm New River Stadium -
Challenge Cup -

Player Appearances[edit]

Betfred League 1[edit]

FB=Fullback (1) W=Winger (2 & 5) C=Centre (3 & 4) SO=Stand Off (6) SH=Scrum Half (7) P=Prop (8) H=Hooker (9) FR=Front Row (10) SR=Second Row (11 & 12) LF=Loose Forward (13) I=Interchange (14-17)
Squad No Player R1 R2 R3 R4 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R5 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20
1 Iliess Macani C C
2 Gideon Boafa -[a] W W
3 Sam Grant-[b] C C
4 TBC x x
5 Lameck Juma x W
6 James Barran -[c] SO SO
7 James Meadows x SH
8 Judd Greenhalgh FR P
9 Neil Thorman H H
10 Liam Scott I FR
11 Jordan Williams SR SR
12 Michael Greenhalgh SR SR
13 Daniel Hindmarsh -[d] LF LF
14 Richard Wilkinson FB FB
15 Isaac Ah-Kuoi-Atmore I I
16 Matt Ross I I
17 Lamont Bryan P I
18 Xavier Rice I x
19 Omari Caro W x
20 Mike Bishay SH I
Notes
  1. ^ London Broncos dual-registration
  2. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  3. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  4. ^ London Broncos dual-registration

Coral Challenge Cup[edit]

FB=Fullback (1) W=Winger (2 & 5) C=Centre (3 & 4) SO=Stand Off (6) SH=Scrum Half (7) P=Prop (8) H=Hooker (9) FR=Front Row (10) SR=Second Row (11 & 12) LF=Loose Forward (13) I=Interchange (14-17)
Squad No Player R3 R4
1 Iliess Macani
2 Gideon Boafa -[a]
3 Sam Grant -[b]
4 TBC
5 Lameck Juma
6 James Barran -[c]
7 James Meadows
8 Louis Robinson
9 Neil Thorman
10 Liam Scott
11 Jordan Williams
12 Michael Greenhalgh
13 Daniel Hindmarsh -[d]
14 Richard Wilkinson
15 Isaac Ah-Kuoi-Atmore
16 [Matt Ross (rugby league)|Matt Ross]]
17 Lamont Bryan
18 Xavier Rice
19 Omari Caro
20 Mike Bishay
Notes
  1. ^ London Broncos dual-registration
  2. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  3. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  4. ^ London Broncos dual-registration

Squad Statistics[edit]

  • Appearances and Points include (Betfred League 1 and Coral Challenge Cup) as of 26 February 2019.
Squad No Player Position Previous Club Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Iliess Macani Centre Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles 1 0 0 0 0
2 Gideon Boafa-[a] Wing Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 1 0 0 0 0
3 Sam Grant -[b] Centre Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors 1 3 0 0 12
4 Jake Melling Centre Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
5 Omari Caro Wing Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 1 1 0 0 4
6 James Barran -[c] Stand Off Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors 1 0 3 0 6
7 Mike Bishay Scrum Half Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 1 0 0 0 0
8 Louis Robinson Prop Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 0 0 0 0 0
9 Neil Thorman Hooker Coogee Dolphins 1 0 1 0 2
10 Judd Greenhalgh Front Row Unknown 1 0 0 0 0
11 Jordan Williams Second Row Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 1 1 0 0 4
12 Michael Greenhalgh Second Row Unknown 1 0 0 0 0
13 Daniel Hindmarsh -[d] Loose Forward Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 1 0 0 0 0
14 Richard Wilkinson Full Back Doncaster colours.svgDoncaster R.L.F.C. 1 0 0 0 0
15 Xavier Rice Hooker Northcote Tigers 1 0 0 0 0
16 Liam Scott Prop Gthundercolours.svgNewcastle Thunder 1 0 0 0 0
17 Isaac Ah-Kuoi-Atmore Second Row Unknown 1 0 0 0 0
19 Matt Ross Prop Hemelcolours.pngHemel Stags 1 0 0 0 0
20 Lamont Bryan Prop New South Wales colours.svgGloucestershire All Golds 1 0 0 0 0
Notes
  1. ^ London Broncos dual-registration
  2. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  3. ^ Wigan Warriors dual-registration
  4. ^ London Broncos dual-registration

Tale of the Tape[edit]

Most Points in a Game

Most tries in a Game

Highest score in a winning game

Lowest score in a winning game

Greatest winning margin

Greatest number of games won consecutively

Highest score in a losing game

Lowest score in a losing game

Greatest losing margin

Greatest number of games lost consecutively

  • 1, Round 3

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position Signed from Date
Liam Scott [7] Prop Gthundercolours.svgNewcastle Thunder November 2018
Clinton Hughes [8] Hooker Beerwah Bulldogs November 2018
Iliess Macani [9] Full Back Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles November 2018
Malikhi Lloyd-Jones[10] Centre Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears November 2018
Joseph Burchill[11] Prop Souths-Logan Magpies Colours.svg Souths Logan Magpies November 2018
Richard Wilkinson [12] Full Back Doncaster colours.svgDoncaster R.L.F.C. December 2018
Xavier Rice [13] Hooker Northcote Tigers February 2019

Out[edit]

Name Position Club Signed Date
Jy-Mel Coleman Stand Off Gthundercolours.svgNewcastle Thunder December 2018
Ollie Purslow Second Row Coventrycolours.pngCoventry Bears December 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto Wolfpack invest in London Skolars as part of ground-breaking transatlantic deal/". London Skolars. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Toronto Wolfpack buying rugby league club London Skolars/". The Guardian. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Skolars enjoy run-out against Super League champions Wigan/". Ham & High. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Skolars push Broncos hard in pre-season friendly/". Ham & High. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  5. ^ "London Skolars to host Toronto Wolfpack as part of Capital double-header/". London Skolars. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  6. ^ "RFL statement: Keighley Cougars". RFL. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Liam Scott joins London Skolars". London Skolars. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Clinton Hughes makes London Skolars switch". London Skolars. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ "London Skolars secure Iliess Macani's signature for 2019 season". London Skolars. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Malikhi Lloyd-Jones joins London Skolars". London Skolars. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Joseph Burchell is a Skolar after signing for 2019 season". London Skolars. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Richard Wilkinson becomes a Skolar". London Skolars. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Xavier Rice is a Skolar after signing for 2019". London Skolars. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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