HARLEQUINS will be fielding a full-strength squad for the Capital City Challenge against London Skolars on Tuesday 22 January
RUGBY League legend Ellery Hanley will relaunch his coaching career against London Skolars
LONDON Skolars will be staging the first ever rugby league match in the City of London on Tuesday 22 January when they take on Harlequins
SCOTLAND second-rower Duncan MacGillivray has been voted Scotland Player of the Year 2007
THE London Skolars are looking for a new coach
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HULL Kingston Rovers winger Jon Steel has been voted Scotland?s Player of the Year 2005 by the national team's coaching staff and management. The former Glasgow and Borders rugby union star, who won the last of his five Scotland RU caps marking New Zealand?s Jonah Lomu, impressed on his Scotland Rugby League debut against Wales in the European Nations Cup and backed that up with a solid display against Ireland. He will receive the Dave Valentine Award before an upcoming Hull KR match.Other winners:David Rose Award for Scotland A Team Player of the Year 2005 ? Barry Edgar (Glasgow Bulls)Roy Kinnear Award - Scotland Students ? Dave Simm (Napier University)Alan Tait Award ? Scotland Under-19s ? Kieran Seeds (Edge Hill College)Nathan Graham Award ? Scotland Under-16s ? Craig Owenson (Edinburgh)Each award will be individually presented at the start of the League season over the next few weeks.For more information call Scotland RL media officer Gavin Willacy on 07796 442041 or email [email protected]
DUMFRIES centre Dougie Flockhart became the 100th player to represent Scotland Rugby League at senior level when he made his debut against Wales in the European Nations Cup on Sunday. The 20 year old played the whole 80 minutes as Scotland suffered a frustrating 22-14 defeat in Bridgend and remains in the squad for Sunday's game with a star-studded Ireland at Old Anniesland.
SCOTLAND are set to hand debuts to at least five players in tomorrow?s European Nations Cup tie against Wales at Bridgend. The fifth will become the 100th player to represent Scotland since senior rugby league internationals began in 1995. Gateshead full-back Wade Liddell, wingers Jon Steel of Hull KR and Dougie Flockhart from Dumfries, Halifax hooker Ben Fisher and St Albans Centurions forward Nick Surtees are all expected to be in the 17 and with the uncapped forwards Dave Simm (Edinburgh Eagles and Wigan St Judes) and Steve Deviney (Easterhouse Panthers) also vying for a place on the bench, new faces abound.
ON Saturday night, Scotland beat England at rugby league for the first time in nine years and the first time ever at open age level. The 17-16 victory in London by the Scotland A team over England Lionhearts ranks among Scotland's greatest achievements in rugby league and gives them the opportunity to finish runners-up in the Parkhouse Recruitment Home Nations Championship for the second successive season.