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Batley Bulldogs
The Batley
Batley
Bulldogs are an English professional rugby league club in Batley, West Yorkshire[1][2] who play in the Kingstone Press Championship. Batley
Batley
were one of the original twenty-two rugby football clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895. They were League Champions in 1924 and have won three Challenge Cups.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 Post Second World War 1.3 Summer rugby era2 2018 squad 3 2018 transfers 4 Honours 5 Coaching register 6 Players earning international caps while at Batley 7 Other notable players 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] Early years[edit] Batley
Batley
Cricket
Cricket
Club decided to have a rugby football side merge with them at their ground under the name Batley
Batley
Cricket
Cricket
Athletic and Football Club
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Oldham R.L.F.C.
Oldham
Oldham
/ˈɒldəm/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England,[1] amid the Pennines
Pennines
and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) southeast of Rochdale
Rochdale
and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 230,800 in 2015. Historically in Lancashire, and with little early history to speak of, Oldham
Oldham
rose to prominence in the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture
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Catalans Dragons
The Catalans Dragons
Catalans Dragons
(French and Catalan: Dragons Catalans) are a professional rugby league club in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France. They play in the Super League, and are the only team in the competition from outside Northern England. The Dragons play home games at Stade Gilbert Brutus. The club was formed in 2000 by a merger of XIII Catalan and AS Saint Estève into Union Treiziste Catalane (UTC). They won the 2005 French Rugby League Championship and the Lord Derby Cup
Lord Derby Cup
in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, they were granted a Super League
Super League
licence, taking the name Catalans Dragons
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Rugby League County Cups
Historically, English rugby league clubs competed for the Lancashire Cup and the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Cup, known collectively as the county cups. The leading rugby clubs in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
had played in a cup competition (affectionately known as t’owd tin pot) for several years prior to the schism of 1895
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Headingley Stadium
Headingley
Headingley
Stadium in Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Yorkshire County Cricket Club
and Leeds
Leeds
Rhinos rugby league and Yorkshire Carnegie
Yorkshire Carnegie
rugby union clubs. There are two separate grounds, Headingley
Headingley
Cricket Ground and Headingley
Headingley
Rugby Stadium, with a two-sided stand housing common facilities. Initially owned by the Leeds
Leeds
Cricket, Football and Athletic Company, the ground is now managed jointly by Yorkshire C.C.C
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Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
(/ˈhʌdərzˌfiːld/ ( listen),[1] locally /ˈhʊdəzˌfiːld/) is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England. It is the 11th largest town in the United Kingdom, with a population of 162,949 at the 2011 census.[2][3] It lies halfway between Leeds
Leeds
and Manchester. Huddersfield
Huddersfield
is near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. Within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees
Kirklees
and the administrative centre of the borough
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George Hotel, Huddersfield
Coordinates: 53°38′53″N 1°47′00″W / 53.6480°N 1.7833°W / 53.6480; -1.7833George Hotel, HuddersfieldThe George Hotel in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, is a Grade II listed building famous as the birthplace of rugby league football in 1895.[1] The 60 bed hotel was built in 1851 and closed in January 2013, with the receivers looking for a new buyer.[2] The three-star rated George Hotel, which has an Italianate façade, was designed by William Walker.[3][4][5] The Victorian era hotel was built around 1851.[4]Contents1 Birth of Rugby League 2 British Amateur Rugby League Association 3 Rugby League Heritage Centre 4 References 5 External linksBirth of Rugby League[edit] Further information: History of rugby league It was in the George Hotel, Huddersfield
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Rugby League
7 September 1895, Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Northern England. (Post schism)Registered players 600,000 (Total)Clubs 5,000CharacteristicsContact Full contactTeam members ThirteenMixed gender SingleType Team sport, OutdoorEquipment Rugby League ballVenue Rugby league
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Newcastle Thunder
Newcastle Thunder
Newcastle Thunder
R.L.F.C. is a professional rugby league club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They play in the Kingstone Press League 1 competition, the third tier of rugby league in the United Kingdom. They play their home matches at Kingston Park, also home to rugby union side Newcastle Falcons. The club was known as Gateshead Thunder until 2015.Contents1 History 2 Honours 3 Kit manufacturers and sponsors 4 2018 squad 5 2018 transfers 6 Records6.1 Player records 6.2 Team records7 Former players 8 Juniors 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] The club was formerly known as Gateshead
Gateshead
Thunder, and played their home games at Gateshead International Stadium
Gateshead International Stadium
in Gateshead
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Heckmondwike
Heckmondwike
Heckmondwike
is a town and electoral ward in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) south west of Leeds. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is close to Cleckheaton
Cleckheaton
and Liversedge. It is in the Batley
Batley
and Spen parliamentary constituency, and had an estimated population of 17,066 in March 2001,[2] reducing to 16,986 at the 2011 Census.[3]Contents1 Toponymy 2 History 3 Geography 4 Politics 5 Sport 6 Newspapers 7 Notable people 8 Location grid 9 References 10 External linksToponymy[edit] The origins of Heckmondwike
Heckmondwike
are in Old English
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2017 RFL Championship
In sport, a championship is a competition in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion.Contents1 Championship
Championship
systems1.1 Title match system 1.2 Tournament system 1.3 League system 1.4 Playoff system2 English football 3 Usage in professional wrestling 4 See also 5 The Championship Championship
Championship
systems[edit] Various forms of competition can be referred to by the term championship. Title match system[edit] In this system, a competitor has to challenge the current champion to win the championship. A competitor can challenge the current champion after defeating other challengers
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Super League
Super League
Super League
(currently known as the Betfred
Betfred
Super League
Super League
for sponsorship reasons) is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern hemisphere. The league has twelve teams: eleven from England
England
and one from France. Canadian and Welsh clubs that also compete in the Rugby Football League
Rugby Football League
can also qualify. Colloquially known in the UK as the Super League
Super League
it is referred to internationally as the European Super League
Super League
(ESL). Super League
Super League
began in 1996, replacing the RFL Championship and switching from a winter to a summer season. Each team plays 23 games between February and July: 11 home games, 11 away games and a Magic Weekend game at a neutral venue
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Warrington Wolves
Warrington
Warrington
Wolves are a professional rugby league club in Warrington, England, that competes in Super League. They play at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, having moved there from Wilderspool in 2004.[1] Founded as Warrington
Warrington
Zingari Football Club in 1876,[2] they are one of the original twenty-two clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895[3] and the only one that has played every season in the top flight. They are nicknamed "The Wire" in reference to the wire-drawing industry in the town. Warrington
Warrington
have local rivalries with Widnes, St. Helens and Wigan. They have won three League Championships and are the fourth most successful team in the Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
with eight victories, behind Wigan, St. Helens and Leeds
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Hull F.C.
Hull Football Club, commonly referred to as Hull or Hull F.C., is a professional rugby league football club established in 1865 and based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The club plays in the Super League
Super League
competition and were known as Hull Sharks from 1996–99. Hull F.C.
Hull F.C.
were one of the founding members of the Northern Rugby Football Union which was formed in 1895 in Huddersfield, making them one of the world's first twenty-two rugby league clubs. Later that year they moved to the Hull Athletic Club's ground at the Boulevard, Airlie Street, which gave rise to their nickname the "Airlie Birds" (Early Birds)
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York City Knights
York City Knights R.L.F.C. is an English professional rugby league club based in York. They play their home games at Bootham Crescent where they ground share with York City F.C..[1] In the 2016 season they played in League 1.Contents1 History1.1 2002–2003: Origins and foundation 1.2 2003–2006: National League 2 and promotion 1.3 2007–2010: Relegation to Championship 1 1.4 2011–2013: Promotion to the Championship 1.5 2014–2016: League 11.5.1 Closure threat2 Stadiums2.1 2002–2014: Huntington Stadium 2.2 2015: Elm Park Way 2.3 2016: Bootham Crescent3 Honours 4 Coaching register 5 2018 squad 6 2018 transfers 7 Notable players7.1 Players earning international caps while at York8 Records8.1 Individual scoring records 8.2 Team records 8.3 Attendance records9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] 2002–2003: Origins and foundation[edit] On 19 March 2002, after completing 11 games,[2] the York Wasps announced that they had folded
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St Helens R.F.C.
St Helens R.F.C.
St Helens R.F.C.
is a professional rugby league club in St Helens, Merseyside
Merseyside
currently competing in the Super League, the top tier of competition for rugby league in Europe. Formed in 1873, St Helens are one of the 22 original members of the Northern Rugby Football Union
Rugby Football Union
and have been league champions on 13 occasions.[1] St Helens are also the third most successful side in the Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
with 12 wins in 21 Final appearances.[2] St Helens are founding members of the Super League
Super League
and are one of only four teams to have appeared in every season since its creation in 1996. As of March 2018, it is the only team to qualify for the competition's play-offs every season in its 22-year history. Since 1961 the club's home colours have been white, with a red "V" on the jersey
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