Conference South to launch in April
18th January 2013, 13:05
The RFL are pleased to announce the line-up for the inaugural Conference League South which kicks off in April.
Leicester Storm, St Albans Centurions, Bristol Sonics, Sheffield Hallam Eagles, Northampton Demons and Nottingham Outlaws will form a six-team competition for 2013 which is set to kick-off on the weekend of April 6/7.
The sides will play each other three times with a “Magic” round staged at a neutral venue as part of the 15-week regular season.
After a top-four play-off the season will draw to a close with the Grand Final on Sunday September 14, a game which is set to be staged as a double-header alongside the Harry Jepson Trophy Final.
“The first ever Conference League South is going to be an historic season,” said David Gent, the RFL’s Director of Participation.
“As a Tier 3 league it is a vital part of the community game structure and in the coming years the plan is for it to expand and grow.
“We have already had four sides express their interest in joining in 2014 and I am confident that the league will develop as the flagship competition for the midlands and the south.”
Fixtures for the RFL Conference League South will be announced next month.
RFL Conference League South 2013:
St Albans Centurions
Sheffield Hallam Eagles
|Thatto Heath Crusaders||7||12|
|Wath Brow Hornets||7||10|
|Ince Rose Bridge||7||8|
|Wigan St Patricks||8||7|
|Leigh Miners Rangers||7||6|
|Wigan St Judes||9||17|
|Bradford Dudley Hill||9||10|
|Widnes West Bank||9||14|
|Shaw Cross Sharks||7||10|
|Oldham St Annes||8||8|
|Wigan St Cuthberts||10||4|
|Sheffield Hallam Eagles||5||8|
|St Albans Centurions||5||2|