Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s and Shield: Round 4 preview

18th August 2017, 11:45

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Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s and Shield: Round 4 preview

Toronto Wolfpack play their first home fixture in the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s this weekend, when they welcome Newcastle Thunder to the Lamport Stadium on Saturday (9.30pm).

The Canadian side remain at the top of the table but have only secured one victory in their Super 8s campaign so far, having lost against York City Knights in round one and drawing 24-all with Keighley Cougars last weekend.


Barrow Raiders sit just two points behind the Wolfpack in second place and will be hoping they can keep the pressure on top spot when they welcome York City Knights on Sunday.

Following their impressive display against Toronto, Keighley Cougars travel to third-placed Whitehaven RLFC as they continue their battle for a play-off position. Whitehaven will be looking to bounce back following their defeat to Doncaster RLFC in round two.

Workington Town welcome Doncaster RLFC in the final Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s fixture on Sunday.

In the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield competition, current leaders Hunslet RLFC welcome University of Gloucestershire All Golds on Saturday (3.00pm).

Hunslet are just one point clear at the top of the table following their 20-12 defeat to North Wales Crusaders in round two.


On Sunday, London Skolars will be looking to continue their four-match unbeaten run when they travel to face Coventry Bears. Skolars currently sit just one-point behind first placed Hunslet with a game in hand and could potentially progress to the top spot with a victory this weekend.

Oxford RLFC will be aiming to end their eleven match run without a win when they take on South Wales Ironmen at Tilsley Park this weekend. Their last win was against South Wales on May 20.

Despite beginning the League 1 Shield competition at the top of the table, North Wales Crusaders only recorded their first shield victory against Hunslet last weekend.

They’ll be hoping they can now progress and climb back up the table when they come head to head with Hemel Stags this weekend.