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Our League 2020 schedule

The Rugby Football League today announces the most exciting schedule yet for live Our League coverage in 2020 – kicking off with the mouthwatering Betfred Championship opening round fixture between Toulouse Olympique and York City Knights at Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday February 1.

The Toulouse-York game will be the first of 15 Championship fixtures available live to Our League members in the first five months of the season leading up to the Summer Bash in Blackpool at the end of May – eight of them in a Sunday evening slot (615pm kick-off) which has already proved a winner with Rugby League fans.

Five Betfred League 1 fixtures have also been selected for live coverage – including London Skolars’ home match against North Wales Crusaders on Sunday February 29 which will be played at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens RUFC, as the first part of a double-header also including Toronto Wolfpack’s home Betfred Super League fixture against St Helens.

The Skolars game will kick off at 3pm, and for the majority of weekends through the season Our League will cover two live fixtures, with the Sunday evening Championship matches complemented by Sunday lunchtime or afternoon games from either the Championship, League 1, the Betfred Women’s Super League, the Coral Challenge Cups or the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.

The schedule also includes two fixtures from the second half of the Easter programme in the Championship – Whitehaven versus Leigh on Easter Monday afternoon, and Widnes versus Bradford on the Wednesday night.

As previously announced, Our League’s 2020 coverage will begin with the Coral Challenge Cup Round One tie between the RAF and Bentley ARLFC from Lincolnshire on Sunday January 12.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“We’ve worked hard through the autumn, especially with our broadcast partners Sky Sports and the Championship and League 1 clubs, to find the best way to build on the progress we made with Our League last season.

“So we’re excited to be able to announce such a comprehensive and attractive package of fixtures for the first five months of the 2020 season from January to May, covering six competitions also including the Betfred Women’s Super League, the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup and kicking off with the Coral Challenge Cup.

“The Toulouse-York match is a great way to start – the teams who finished second and third behind Toronto Wolfpack last season, who are both confident of challenging for promotion again in 2020, and with the added attraction of Toulouse’s move to the renowned Stade Ernest Wallon.

“That game will be played in Toulouse’s usual Saturday evening slot which makes sense with Sky Sports showing the Betfred Super League double header from Emerald Headingley the following day.

“But where possible we want fans to know that Sunday night is Our League night, starting the following weekend with Featherstone’s home opener against Halifax, and continuing with a series of attractive Betfred Championship fixtures which underline what a great competition it’s going to be again in 2020.

“Playing the big games on a Sunday evening, we avoid clashes with Sky Sports’ extensive coverage of the Betfred Super League. We think it’s the perfect time for us to show the quality of the Betfred Championship to a wider audience, and we’re grateful to our broadcast partners and to the Championship and League 1 clubs, who will be contributing a small percentage of their central distribution for the 2020 season to allow all this to happen.

“We also saw last season a growing audience for the Our League coverage of the Betfred Women’s Super League and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, and we’ll be providing further details of that when the BWSL fixtures are announced next weekend.”


Betfred Championship

Saturday February 1 – Toulouse Olympique v York City Knights (5pm GMT)
Sunday February 9 – Featherstone Rovers v Halifax (615pm)
Sunday February 16 – Whitehaven v Oldham (615pm)
Sunday March 1 – Swinton Lions v Leigh Centurions (3pm), Dewsbury Rams v Widnes Vikings (615pm)
Sunday March 8 – Bradford Bulls v Sheffield Eagles (615pm)
Sunday March 22 – York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers (3pm)
Sunday March 29 – Oldham v York City Knights (3pm), Batley Bulldogs v Bradford Bulls (615pm)
Easter Monday (April 13) – Whitehaven v Leigh Centurions (3pm)
Wednesday April 15 – Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls (730pm)
Sunday April 19 – Halifax v Widnes Vikings (615pm)
Sunday April 26 – Leigh Centurions v Toulouse Olympique (3pm)
Sunday May 3 – York City Knights v Widnes Vikings (615pm)
Sunday May 17 – Bradford Bulls v Leigh Centurions (615pm)

Betfred League 1

Sunday February 16 – Workington Town v London Skolars (3pm)
Saturday February 29 – London Skolars v North Wales Crusaders (3pm, Allianz Park)
Sunday March 8 – Rochdale Hornets v Keighley Cougars (3pm)
Sunday May 17 – Barrow Raiders v Newcastle Thunder (3pm)
Friday May 22 – Newcastle Thunder v Doncaster (tbc)

Coral Challenge Cup

Sunday January 12 – Round One – RAF v Bentley (130pm)
January 25-26 – Round Two tie tbc
February 8-9 – Round Three tie tbc
February 22-23 – Round Four tie tbc
March 14-15 – Round Five tie tbc

Coral Women’s Challenge Cup

Sunday March 1 – Round One tie tbc
Sunday March 22 – Round Two tie tbc
Sunday April 5 – Round Three tie tbc
Sunday April 26 – Round Four tie tbc
Sunday May 10 – Semi Finals

Betfred Women’s Super League – fixtures to be published Sunday January 12

Sunday March 29 – Opening round fixture tbc
Sunday April 19 – Fixture tbc
Sunday May 3 – Fixture tbc
Sunday May 17 – Fixture tbc

AB Sundecks 1895 Cup

Sunday April 19 – Round One tie tbc
Wednesday April 29 – Round Two tie tbc
Wednesday May 13 – Quarter Final tie tbc


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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