2010 Championship 1

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2010 Championship 1
2010 Championship 1
League Championship 1
Duration 20 games each
Number of teams 11
Aggregate attendance 2,896
Broadcast partners SKY Sports
2010 Season
Playoff Winners York York City Knights
League Leaders Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Hawks
Runners-up Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds
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The 2010 Championship 1 was a semi-professional rugby league football competition played in the United Kingdom, the third tier of the sport in the country. The winner of this league, Hunslet Hawks, were promoted to the Co-operative Championship along with play-off winners, York City Knights. There was no relegation from this league as it is the lowest tier of professional rugby league in the UK.

All of the teams competed in the 2010 Challenge Cup but South Wales did not compete in the 2010 National League Cup.[1]

2010 structure[edit]

The competition features mainly the same teams as it did in 2009. The exceptions being that the Dewsbury Rams and the Keighley Cougars were both promoted to compete in the 2010 RFL Championship. Originally, Doncaster and the Leigh Centurions were supposed to be relegated. However, Gateshead Thunder breached the insolvency laws which meant that it was they, instead of Leigh, who were relegated.[2]

The competition was going to contain 10 teams but one more was added when the Super League team the Crusaders left their home base at Bridgend and moved to Wrexham. This resulted in a new club being formed in Neath, South Wales, called the South Wales Scorpions who will play at the Gnoll.

Championship 1
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Blackpoolcolours.svg Blackpool Panthers Woodlands Memorial Ground N/A Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder Thunderdome 11,800 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Hawks South Leeds Stadium N/A Leeds, West Yorkshire
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars New River Stadium 5,000 Haringey, London
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds (Start of season to May) Park Lane N/A Whitefield, Greater Manchester
(Rest of season) Whitebank Stadium 1050(temporary capacity) Limeside, Oldham Greater Manchester
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets Spotland Stadium 10,249 Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions (2010 South Wales Scorpions season) The Gnoll 6,000 Neath, West Glamorgan, Wales
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions Park Lane N/A Swinton, Greater Manchester
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Derwent Park 10,000 Workington, Cumbria
Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights Huntington Stadium 3,428 York, North Yorkshire

Table[edit]

Position Club Played Won Drawn Lost Pts for Pts agst Pts Diff B.P. Points
1 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Hawks 20 18 0 2 828 305 523 1 55
2 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 20 17 0 3 694 438 256 1 52
3 Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 20 12 0 8 617 524 83 3 39
4 Blackpoolcolours.svg Blackpool Panthers 20 15 0 5 805 370 435 3 38 (a)
5 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 20 10 0 10 630 498 132 7 37
6 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 20 9 0 11 576 468 108 7 34
7 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 20 8 1 11 494 498 −4 7 33
8 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 20 9 1 10 570 581 −11 4 33
9 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 20 8 0 12 518 588 −70 4 28
10 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 20 2 0 18 444 900 −456 4 10
11 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 20 1 0 19 236 1232 −996 1 -2 (b)

(a) Blackpool were deducted 10 points for an operational rules breech.

(b): Gateshead were deducted 6 points for entering administration.

2010 Playoffs[edit]

  Elimination play-offs   Qualifying / Elimination semi-finals   Elimination final   Grand Final
                                 
  QSF: 12 September 2010  
1  Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 41  
2  Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 32         GF: 26 September 2010, Halliwell Jones Stadium
       Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 4
  EPO1: 5 September 2010     EF: 19 September 2010      Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 25
  3  Blackpoolcolours.svg Blackpool Panthers 36        Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 38  
  6  Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 26   ESF: 12 September 2010      Blackpoolcolours.svg Blackpool Panthers 18
     Blackpoolcolours.svg Blackpool Panthers 34  
EPO2: 5 September 2010      Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 26
  4  Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 60  
  5  Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 26
   
Key:         Losing team progressing     Winning team progressing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadfield, Dave (8 December 2009). "New Welsh club formed as Crusaders move north". London: The Independent. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "RFL accepts Thunder business plan". BBC Sport. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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