2011 Championship 1

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2011 Championship 1
League Championship 1
Duration 18 games each
Number of teams 10
Broadcast partners SKY Sports
2011 Season
Play-off Winners Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars
Champions Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions
Top point-scorer(s) Swintoncolours.svg Ian Mort (292)
Top try-scorer(s) Swintoncolours.svg Ian Mort (21)
< 2010 Seasons 2012 >

The 2011 Championship 1 is a semi-professional rugby league football competition played in England and Wales, the third tier of the sport in the country. The winner of this league, along with the play-off winners will be promoted to the 2012 Rugby Football League Championship. There is no relegation from this league as it is the lowest tier of professional rugby league.

All of the teams competed in the 2011 Challenge Cup but the South Wales Scorpions did not compete in the 2011 National League Cup.

2011 structure[edit]

The competition features mainly the same teams as it did in 2010. The exceptions being that the Hunslet Hawks and the York City Knights were both promoted to compete in the 2011 RFL Championship.The Keighley Cougars and Whitehaven were relegated from the 2010 RFL Championship. The competition was to contain 11 teams, however, the Blackpool Panthers went into administration [1] and were thus omitted from the competition for 2011 [2]

Championship 1
Team 2010 Season Stadium Capacity City/Area
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 9th Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 11th Thunderdome 11,800 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 10th (Championship) Cougar Park 6,800 Keighley, West Yorkshire
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 10th New River Stadium 5,000 Haringey, London
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 2nd Whitebank Stadium 1500 Limeside, Oldham Greater Manchester
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 5th Spotland Stadium 10,249 Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 6th The Gnoll 6,000 Neath, West Glamorgan, Wales
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 8th The Willows
(Shared with Salford for this season)
N/A Swinton, Greater Manchester
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 11th (Championship) Recreation Ground 7,500 Whitehaven, Cumbria
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 7th Derwent Park 10,000 Workington, Cumbria

Season table[edit]

2011 Championship 1
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Bns Pts
1 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions (P) 20 14 1 5 720 479 +241 3 47
2 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 20 13 0 7 663 412 +251 4 43
3 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 20 11 1 8 659 443 +216 6 41
4 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 20 12 0 8 652 498 +154 4 40
5 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 20 12 0 8 531 433 +98 4 40
6 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 20 13 2 5 566 425 +141 2 36[a]
7 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 20 11 0 9 641 533 +108 3 36
8 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 20 6 0 14 536 674 −138 4 22
9 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 20 5 1 14 433 678 −245 4 21
10 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 20 0 1 19 268 1094 −826 0 2
  Teams qualifying for promotion
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs

This table is correct as of 7 October 2010 12:29pm . Source: http://www.cooperativechampionship.co.uk/table_nl2.php

Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: For win = 3; For draw = 2; For loss by 12 points or fewer = 1.

Season Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 30–22 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 13 March, 15:00 GMT Recreation GroundA 704
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 22–10 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 13 March, 15:00 GMT The Willows 681
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 66–12 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 13 March, 15:00 GMT Whitebank Stadium 562
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 66–6 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 13 March, 15:00 GMT Cougar Park 640
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 40–10 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 13 March, 15:00 GMT Keepmoat Stadium 895
Source:[1]

Round 2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 31–12 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 20 March, 15:00 GMT Derwent ParkA 473
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 18–22 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 20 March, 13:00 GMT The Gnoll 271
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 26–46 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 20 March, 15:00 GMT Spotland Stadium 743
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 22–42 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 20 March, 15:00 GMT New River Stadium 326
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 10–44 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 20 March, 15:00 GMT Gateshead International Stadium 305
Source:[2]

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 24–10 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 27 March, 15:00 GMT Recreation GroundA 754
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 60–20 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 27 March, 13:00 GMT The Gnoll 302
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 40–20 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 27 March, 15:00 GMT Spotland Stadium 434
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 24–68 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 27 March, 15:00 GMT Whitebank Stadium 744
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 26–16 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 27 March, 15:00 GMT Keepmoat Stadium 493
Source:[1]

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 38–24 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 3 April, 13:00 GMT Derwent ParkA 376
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 48–24 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 3 April, 15:00 GMT The Willows 493
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 16–48 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 3 April, 15:00 GMT New River Stadium 542
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 40–14 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 3 April, 15:00 GMT Cougar Park 995
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 8–24 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 3 April, 15:00 GMT Keepmoat Stadium 589
Source:[1]

Round 5[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 38–30 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 9 April, 17:00 GMT The WillowsA 395
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 49–18 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 10 April, 15:00 GMT Spotland StadiumA 457
Source:[1]

Round 6[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 26–16 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 17 April, 15:00 GMT Recreation GroundA 727
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 22–74 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 17 April, 15:00 GMT The Gnoll 370
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 32–40 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 17 April, 15:00 GMT Spotland Stadium 515
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 52–26 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 17 April, 15:00 GMT Whitebank Stadium 566
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 0–64 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 17 April, 15:00 GMT Gateshead International Stadium 273
Source:[1]

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC 32–36 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 25 April, 15:00 GMT Keepmoat StadiumA 649
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 38–18 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 25 April, 15:00 GMT Cougar Park 892
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 32–32 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 25 April, 14:00 GMT New River Stadium 263
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 40–18 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 25 April, 15:00 GMT Spotland Stadium 402
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC 40–24 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 25 April, 15:00 GMT Recreation Ground 946
Source:[2]

Statistics[edit]

The following are the top points scorers in Championship 1 during the 2011 season. Statistics also include tries and goals scored in the play-offs.[3]

Most points

Player Team Tries Goals DGs Points
Ian Mort Swinton Lions 21 104 0 292
Paul Crook Rochdale Hornets 10 100 5 245
Scott Spaven Doncaster RLFC 7 70 1 169
Darren Holt Workington Town 1 73 5 155
Danny Lawton Keighley Cougars 9 58 0 152
Carl Forber Oldham Roughyeds 5 63 0 146
Lewis Palfrey Whitehaven RLFC 5 56 0 132
Lewis Reece South Wales Scorpions 5 54 0 128
Scott Kaighan Workington Town 21 16 1 117
Dylan Skee London Skolars 6 36 1 97

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehaven were deducted 9 points for entering administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e " Rugby League Project; retrieved 18 March 2011
  2. ^ a b "Super League XVI 2011 – Round 1" Rugby League Project; retrieved 13 February 2011
  3. ^ Tim Butcher; Daniel Spencer. Gillette Rugby League Yearbook 2011–12. League Publications Limited. ISBN 978-1-901347-24-1. 

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