Keighley awarded 48-0 win over London Skolars following cancelled fixture

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League 1 leaders Keighley Cougars have been awarded a 48-0 victory over London Skolars following their cancelled clash over the weekend.

The match, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, was called off 18 hours before it is due to start at the New River Stadium. The Skolars were unable to provide adequate medical cover under the RFL’s Operational Rules.

Keighley were entering the clash having won all 12 of their games so far this season.

Meanwhile, London were hoping for their fourth win of the season. That could have seen them go above Oldham in the League 1 table.

Keighley had defeated West Wales Raiders 86-0 the week prior, and 62 points against Oldham. They have scored 579 points in 12 games.

The Rugby Football League added in a statement that ‘RFL Compliance will now consider what further action might be taken’. 

Elsewhere in League 1

On Saturday, North Wales Crusaders claimed a 46-16 victory away at Midlands Hurricanes. Anthony Murray’s side sit second in the league table, four points behind table toppers Keighley.

Meanwhile, Doncaster claimed their ninth win of the season with a 44-10 win over Cornwall RLFC live on Our League.

Rochdale Hornets scored an unanswered 44 second half points away to Oldham for a 50-24 victory. 2011 Man of Steel winner Rangi Chase crossing for a hat-trick. Matt Calland’s side were 24-6 down at half time. They sit third in the league table, on joint-points with North Wales with 20.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Hunslet scored 54 points against West Wales Raiders for a 54-6 score at home. Alan Kilshaw’s side sit sixth.

Next up, London Skolars travel to Hunslet this Sunday in the League 1 competition. Keighley host Cornwall RLFC with a 1:00pm kick off, live on Our League.

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About Josh McAllister 1679 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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