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Early kick off as the search continues...
After two consecutive defeats at Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup and then in League 1, West Wales Raiders return to Stebonheath for a match against Whitehaven RLFC. The match takes place on Sunday 24th March with a kick off time of 11.00 am - however please check before travelling as there has been discussion regarding both the date and time for this fixture on the internet and as I write this piece conflicting informamation is still on different sites.
Newcastle upon Tyne and back & repeat once again...
The West Wales Raiders (WWR) are making the long trip to Newcastle upon Tyne on consecutive weekends, which will be a tough ask for all concerned. On 9th March (kick off 2.30pm) the two sices meet in a Challenge Cup match and then seven days later on 16th March they play a league 1 fixture with a 3.00pm kick off. The 2019 season has seen improved performances on the field for WWR but three consecutive wins means the club are still searching for that elusive win to break a long list of consecutive defeats. It is a tough and challenging sport and West Wales Raiders cannot expect any easy matches.
Up and coming...
ROUND THREE of League One. Saturday, March 2 Hunslet v West Wales Raiders 15:00 CHALLENGE CUP Saturday,March 9 Newcastle Thunder v West Wales Raiders 14.30 ROUND FOUR of League One Saturday, March 16 Newcastle Thunder v West Wales Raiders 15:00 Three tough fixtures but nobody claimed it would be easy.
London Skolars is a 2pm kick off on Saturday 23rd Feb
Please note the kick off for the first home match of the season is 2pm on Saturday 23rd February.The opponents are London Skolars who did not have a fixture in the opening weekend. West Wales Raiders will be looking to bounce straight back after the reverse at Coventry Bears. Please do note the changed kick off time - this should give the majority of fans time to get in front of a TV screen for the Rugby Union international and the players too!
The new season awaits...
After what seems like an awful long time since the appointment of Kim Williams towards the end of the disappointing 2018 season, the new era is about to commence in earnest. West Wales Raiders travel to Coventry Bears on 17th February for their opening fixture. The game kicks off at 3pm. This is followed six days later on Saturday 23rd February when London Skolars visit Stebonheath, the kick off is again set for 3pm.The third game in the opening treble is a tough trip to the Leeds area to play Hunslet on Sunday 3rd March.
2019 League fixtures
The new season is almost upon us. Here are the league fixtures for the West Wales Raiders in 2019. Cup details to follow...
West Wales Raiders' 2019 squad is taking shape as the new season approaches. Here is the latest list of the players who will be donning the shirt in the coming season......
Four point deduction - fortunately on 2018 league table.
The RFL have released the following statement regarding the West Wales Raiders team selections in 2018 : "The Rugby Football League have imposed a retrospective four-point deduction on West Wales Raiders for the 2018 season, after they were found to have played an ineligible player in two of their Betfred League One fixtures. The club lost both the games – against Hemel Stags on July 29, and York City Knights on August 11. The club pleaded guilty to breaching a number of Operational Rules regarding the fielding of ineligible players. In pleading guilty the club have reached an Agreed Decision with the RFL and have accepted the four-point deduction. In addition the club have been ordered to pay the costs of the investigation, and warned as to their future conduct." As can be seen it is being imposed retrospectively so will not impact on the forthcoming season.
2019 Squad as it stands...
Here is the current list of players who have signed for West Wales Raiders for the 2019 season.
2019 West Wales Raiders fixtures
Subject to change and confirmation here is the 2019 fixture list for the West Wales Raiders which were released recently. There are only 11 teams in League One for 2019 so the each team will have a blank weekend twice throughout the season. For West Wales Raiders this means Round nine and the final weekend of the season. It looks like the club have once again selected to play home games on a Saturday, but of course all fixtures are subject to alteration.
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