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Early season fixtures and results 2020
After two home defeats the West Wales Raiders are on their travels this weekend as the team face Doncaster on 8th March. This follows losses at the hands of Underbank Rangers in the Challenge Cup and Hunslet in League One. The game at the Keepmoat stadium kicks off at 3pm. Doncaster lost their opening match of the season to Barrow.
Not a great start to the season...
Underbank Rangers, the community club from Holmfirth stunned West Wales Raiders in the Third Round of the Coral Challenge Cup at the weekend after making the long trek to Llanelli. The reward for their efforts is a draw against Bradford Bulls in the Fourth Round of the competition. For the Raiders losing the match 8-30 it was a huge wake up call and they now have a couple of weeks to re-group ahead of the visit of Hunslet. The trip to Newcastle next week has been postponed due to Cup re-arrangements.
Coral Challenge Cup 3rd Round
The Coral Challenge Cup Third Round (ties to be played February 8-9): Workington Town v West Bowling, British Army v Ince Rose Bridge, Leigh Miners Rangers v Bentley, Rochdale Mayfield v North Wales Crusaders, Thornhill Trojans v Doncaster, Siddal v West Hull, Barrow v London Skolars, Hunslet v Coventry Bears, Keighley Cougars v Newcastle Thunder, Rochdale Hornets v York Acorn, West Wales Raiders v Underbank Rangers.
Day by day announcements..
West Wales Raiders announce their squad on a one per day basis, we keep things up to date on the message board virtually every day so fans who use this site will be informed of arrivals and re-signings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Rugby League fans across the globe. Hopefully 2020 will be a good year for all of us! Good luck to new coach Aaron Wood and all the players at Stebonheath too.
New coach and new kit awaited...
Fans are waiting for news of who will be the new head coach for 2020; plus the new kit is to be announced soon. Here is a reminder of the league fixtures for 2020 whilst we wait!
2020 Bet Fred League 1 fixtures - West Wales Raiders
The 2020 Bet Fred League 1 fixtures have been released and are reproduced below for the West Wales Raiders. Please note that as always fixtures are subject to confirmation and possible change. Always check before travelling. Cup and other games will be added to the list as and when they are made known to us.
Kim Williams to leave West Wales Raiders - club statement.
The following is the official club statement - reproduced here for information for followers and fans. 'The West Wales Raiders are sad to announce the departure of Kim Williams as director of Rugby. Williams took up a 3 year post from the start of the 2019 season. During his year with the club Williams has been fundamental in helping change the culture of the sport in the region and helped establish the identity of the club. Kim has also helped the club gain their first win in the professional ranks.
GB lose to Tongan International XIII
Great Britain lost 14-6 on Saturday morning to a Tongan team in this international friendly. It was not the best start for the Lions on their first tour for a number of years. Hopefully the dust will be shaken off ahead of the next three official test matches. The tour is being played a little under the shadow of the Rugby Union World Cup but it is great to have full coverage on the BBC.
Rugby League fixtures...
The 12th October sees Salford Red Devils in their first Grand Final take on hot favourites St Helens. Salford are based only a stones throw from the theatre of dreams and their route to the final has been what "dreams are made of". After the domestic season finishes Great Britain embark upon a tour of New Zealand and South Sea islands. All GB's games are live on BBC.