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2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures
The Rugby League World Cup 2017 kicks off on October 27th in Melbourne at 10.00 am. The first match is joint hosts Australia versus England. New Zealand the other co-hosts of the tournament play Samoa on October 28th at 8.10am. Every game will be shown on live tv in the United Kingdom on Premier Sports. BBC will also have live coverage of all England's matches, plus one semi-final and the final. In terms of the format and to ensure every team plays three matches in the group stage, there are three inter-group matches between teams in Groups C and D. These matches are shown twice - once under each group. The top three teams from Groups A and B will qualify for the quarter-finals and the top team in Groups C and D will progress. Please note BST becomes GMT on 29th October.
We are keeping going...
The site is staying for fans of RL in South and West Wales. It has been rebranded and will represent the sport across the region. Good luck to Wales in the forthcoming RLWC and of course to the West Wales for 2018. The site will continue to support and comment on the XIII a side code for as long as there is interest. From Blue Dragons through South Wales RL to Celtic Crusaders, South Wales Scorpions and the Ironmen onto West Wales Raiders....
All Time Results and Fixtures - South Wales
The complete record is shown here for the South Wales Scorpions / Ironmen in all their competitive matches from start to finish. The home grounds are shown - indicating where the matches were played. Crowds are all accurate and not estimates. This was compiled and completed at the end of the 2017 season which saw South Wales become West Wales Raiders. Away venues maybe added in the course of time for the sake of completeness.
South Wales Scorpions / Ironmen complete record.
For the sake of history and for those interested - please see below the complete list of first class fixtures for South Wales RL in their guises as the Scorpions and the Ironmen. The list shows results in chronological order, highlights the home ground played on, gives the attendance and the competition played in. The West Wales Raiders take over the name and all games will be played at Stebonheath Park from 2018 onwards.
Goodbye South Wales, hello West Wales Raiders!
South Wales played their last game on Saturday 16th September at Coventry Bears. The result was a 58 - 16 defeat. The following summarises some of the highs and lows since the club played it's first competitive match on 28th February 2010 at Neath in a win over Workington in front of 566 fans at the Gnoll. The complete results are being retained on this site as a permanent record of the club's participation in the RFL and the associated cup competitions. From 2018 the West Wales Raiders will fly the flag from Stebonheath in Llanelli as a new chapter begins. GOOD LUCK TO ALL CONCERNED.
Three games left...
South Wales Ironmen have three games left in 2017 and at the end of the season a new chapter begins. Hunslet (away) then North Wales Crusaders (home) and finally Coventry (away) will bring the curtain down on "South Wales" playing in the top divisions of the RFL. From 2018 it will be West Wales Raiders. As the season draws to a close the prospect of a Welsh derby is one to savour. So Saturday 9th September at 3pm should be duly noted in the diary!
Winning start at Llanelli as rivals impressively beaten
Life at Llanelli for professional rugby league got off a surprisingly strong start, as the soon-to-be-rebadged South Wales Ironmen claimed a 28-20 victory over Gloucestershire All Golds.
7 games left as South Wales then its West Wales Raiders.
I startred this website when the Celtic Crusaders were the only professional team in Wales and playing top flight clubs week in / week out. I have kept it going over the past few years despite the changing face of the internet and the rise and rise of Twitter and Facebook. The message board has been very busy or deathly quiet in equal measure but apart fro the odd isolated issue I have allowed it to run as the longest standing and only fully independent website for fans. I like many others want the game in Wales to thrive and hope that we can get a Super League team back based in the Principality before too long.
Llanelli move, club takeover and new name.
The following was released and published last night by the WRL. "South Wales Ironmen Rugby League Club have new owners after the Rugby Football League approved a takeover by Andrew Thorne, the owner of West Wales Raiders RLFC, along with the board of the WRL Premier League club. The new ownership means that the club will move to Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park with immediate effect and will play three games in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield at the stadium before playing there permanently from the start of the 2018 Season under the West Wales Raiders name."
Heavy home defeat by Doncaster in the sunshine at Merthyr.
The South Wales Ironmen were comprehensively outplayed on Sunday afternoon by Doncaster, who, despite playing their third game in eight days, were too strong for the home team. The final score was 70 - 12 to the visitors from Yorkshire. The Ironmen scores a converted try in each half with Luke Nelmes and Connor Farrer on the scoresheet. Morgan Punchard added the extras to grab four more points for the team. The club have one more game in the regular season before the league splits and they will compete in the League One shield against clubs who finished in the bottom half of the table. The results to date for the 2017 season.....
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