LONDON National League side prepares for Saturday's Capital Challenge against Harlequins RL.
NATIONAL League club London Skolars to face Harlequins in an all-London friendly (trial game).
WHILST coach Tony Rea rested a number of players ahead of the start of Super League next week, it was the wise heads and goal-kicking ability of their more experienced players that helped them win the inaugural Metro Challenge Shield.
LAST week saw the London Skolars run out for the first professional outing against hometown neighbours the London Broncos in a fiercely fought match right down to the wire, a drop goal separated the two sides.
SKOLARS? first run-out of the season with a large contingent of new faces saw them hold out for the final 20 minutes of the game to record a victory at Blackrock RFC defeating the Bulls by 20-18
With the Bulls? side camped on the line for most of the last quarter, it was a performance that will have pleased the coaching duo Marcus Tobin and Alex Smits.
LONDON Skolars are continuing to expand the current squad by today unveiling new signing Shannon Jarvis from Wollongong,Australia.The big 23 year old front row forward will add steel to the Skolars pack and brings a wealth of experience having played for Illawarra Steelers at youth level.
RUGBY League in the capital will take another significant step forward when it stages an exciting launch event for the new 2005 season at London Skolar?s New River Stadium on Saturday, 5 February 2005.
LONDON Skolars are to take on the current World Champions Bradford Bulls in a groundbreaking pre-season friendly in Dublin in January. The National League 2 side will play a Bulls XIII select side at Blackrock College RFCs ground on Sunday 23 January with a 1.30pm kick-off.
MIDDLESEX Federation Cup:
SKOLARS RESERVES AIM TO WIN BACK TO BACK CUPS
The London Skolars reserves are aiming to hold onto the clubs silverwear when they take on Gateshead in the final of the Conference Cup in Derby on Sunday. The Skolars won the final last year and are favourites to regain the trophy after an impressive victory last weekend against South London which qualifiedthem for the final. With the Skolars NL2 side having the weekend off, coach Stu Singleton can pick from a large squad of regular second teamers and a number of players who have NL2 experience but have also played at the conference level this season.