The Kingstone Press Championships
The Kingstone Press Championship and Kingstone Press League 1 form the second and third tier of Rugby League in the UK.
London Skolars currently play in the Kingstone Press League 1 and are joined by the following teams in 2015:
|Team||Ground||City / Town||Head Coach|
|Gateshead Thunder||Thunderdome||Gateshead||Stanley Gene|
|Oldham||Whitebank Stadium||Oldham||Scott Naylor|
|Rochdale Hornets||Spotland Stadium||Rochdale||Ian Talbot|
|South Wales Scorpions||The Gnoll||Neath||Mike Grady|
|North Wales Crusaders||The Racecourse||Wrexham||Anthony Murray|
||Penine Way||Hemel Hempstead||Troy Perkins|
|Oxford Rugby League||Iffley Road||Oxford||Tim Rumford|
|Gloucestershire All Golds||Oxtalls Campus||Gloucester||Lee Greenwood|
|Barrow Raiders||Craven Park||Barrow||Bobbie Goulding|
|Coventry Bears||Butts Park Arena||Coventry||Tom Tsang|
|Keighley Cougars||Cougar Park||Keighly||Paul March|
|Swinton Lions||Sedgley Park||Swinton||John Duffy|
|York City Knights||Huntington Stadium||York||James Ford|
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. Originally it was contested only by British teams, but in recent years the entry has been expanded to allow teams from across Europe to take part.
It has been held annually since 1896, with the exception of the duration of the First World War and it involves amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs that compete in it, though lower ranked teams rarely reach the final stages of the competition. For the 2007 competition ninety-four teams entered the tournament.
The final of the Challenge Cup is one of the most prestigious matches in world rugby league, and is traditionally held at Wembley Stadium, London. Despite London not being an area traditionally associated with rugby league, the final receives a lot of mainstream media coverage and is broadcast around the world. London Skolars were knocked out of the competition in 2014 by Sheffield Eagles, with the trophy going on to be lifted by Leeds Rhinos, defeating Castleford at Wembley.
League 1 Cup
The National League Cup is a rugby league competition for clubs in Great Britain’s National Leagues.
The first round ties will be played over the weekend of February 28 – March 1 2015.
Tickets for the 2015 League 1 Cup final, which will played at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool as part of the Summer Bash on Saturday May 23 cost from as little as £10 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visitingwww.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.