2019 RFL League 1

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2019 League 1
Betfred League 1 logo.jpg
LeagueLeague 1
Duration20 matches
Teams11
2019 Season
Seasons
2020 →

The 2019 RFL League 1 is a semi-professional rugby league football competition played in England and Wales and is the third tier of the sport for Rugby Football League (RFL) affiliated clubs. The sponsors for the league are the bookmakers, Betfred and the league will continue to be known as the Betfred League 1.

2019 League 1 play-off structure

The league was restructured following a meeting on the RFL clubs in 2018 and League 1 was reduced in size from 14 clubs in 2018 to 12 clubs for 2019. However on 23 October 2018, Hemel Stags announced that the club was withdrawing from the league for 2019 reducing the number of teams to 11; the RFL indicated that no replacement team is to be sought.[1] The season will consist of 22 rounds with each of the 11 teams playing 20 fixtures against each other home and away and two bye rounds. The team finishing top will win automatic promotion to the 2020 Championship and be named league champions for 2019. The teams finishing second to sixth will meet in a series of play-off games culminating in the League 1 Play-Off Final. The winner of this match will also be promoted to the Championship for 2020.[2]

Teams[edit]

Colours Club City Stadium Capacity*
Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears Coventry, West Midlands Butts Park Arena 4,000
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster Doncaster, South Yorkshire Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Leeds, West Yorkshire South Leeds Stadium 4,000
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Keighley, West Yorkshire Cougar Park 7,800
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars Haringey, London New River Stadium 2,000
Gthundercolours.svg Newcastle Thunder Newcastle, Tyne and Wear Kingston Park 10,200
NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders Wrexham, Wales Queensway Stadium 2,000
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Oldham, Greater Manchester Whitebank Stadium 1,500
Canberra colours.svg West Wales Raiders Llanelli, Wales Stebonheath Park 3,700
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven Whitehaven, Cumbria Recreation Ground 7,500
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Workington, Cumbria Zebra Claims Stadium 10,000

*capacity for rugby league games may differ from official stadium capacity.

Results[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 7 5 1 1 157 118 +39 11 Champions
2 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 8 5 1 2 187 222 −35 11 Play-off semi-final
3 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 7 5 0 2 218 130 +88 10 Play-off qualifying final
4 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 7 4 0 3 236 134 +102 8
5 Gthundercolours.svg Newcastle Thunder 7 3 1 3 228 148 +80 7 Play-off elimination final
6 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 7 3 0 4 150 138 +12 6
7 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 8 3 0 5 228 236 −8 6
8 Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears 7 3 0 4 165 220 −55 6
9 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders 7 2 0 5 166 147 +19 4
10 Canberra colours.svg West Wales Raiders 8 0 0 8 76 309 −233 0
11 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 7 5 1 1 212 132 +80 −1[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 27 April 2019. Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Keighley deducted 12 points for transfer of RFL membership during the close season.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stags to switch focus in 2019". RFL. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2019 structure explained". Rugby Football League. 14 September 2018. Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ "RFL statement: Keighley Cougars". RFL. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.