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Wed 16/04D2
Leigh East28
Pilkington 56

Sat 19/04D2
Castleford 26
Bradford Du24

Sat 19/04PR
Wigan St Pa34
East Leeds38

Sat 19/04PR
Egremont Ra32
Thatto Heat28

Sat 19/04PR
Siddal68
Wigan St Ju8

Sat 19/04PR
Wath Brow H44
Leigh Miner12

Sat 19/04PR
Hunslet War12
Lock Lane24

Sat 19/04PR
Hull Docker22
West Hull16

Sat 19/04D1
Millom22
Eccles26

Sat 19/04D1
Myton Warri48
York Acorn20

Sat 19/04D1
Milford Mar24
Dewsbury Ce18

Sat 19/04D1
Oulton Raid78
Saddleworth0

Sat 19/04D1
Ince Rose B16
Rochdale Ma46

Sat 19/04D1
Normanton K14
Shaw Cross 57

Sat 19/04D2
Stanningley0
Elland62

Sat 19/04D2
Askam12
Stanley Ran26

Sat 19/04D2
Ovenden46
Oldham St A46

Sat 19/04D2
Waterhead28
Kells34

Sat 19/04D3
Heworth12
Featherston60

Sat 19/04D3
Eastmoor Dr68
Peterlee Pu0

Sat 19/04D3
Woolston Ro16
Crosfields23

Sat 19/04D3
Hindley4
Blackbrook54

Sat 19/04D3
Underbank RVS.
Wigan St Cu

Sat 26/04PR
Wigan St PaVS.
Siddal

Sat 26/04PR
Thatto HeatVS.
West Hull

Sat 26/04PR
Lock LaneVS.
Skirlaugh

Sat 26/04PR
East LeedsVS.
Egremont Ra

Sat 26/04PR
Wath Brow HVS.
Hunslet War

Sat 26/04PR
Hull DockerVS.
Leigh Miner

Sat 26/04D1
Dewsbury CeVS.
York Acorn

Sat 26/04D1
Rochdale MaVS.
Myton Warri

Sat 26/04D1
EcclesVS.
Milford Mar

Sat 26/04D1
Oulton RaidVS.
Millom

Sat 26/04D1
Shaw Cross VS.
Ince Rose B

Sat 26/04D1
SaddleworthVS.
Normanton K

Sat 26/04D2
EllandVS.
Askam

Sat 26/04D2
Bradford DuVS.
Oldham St A

Sat 26/04D2
KellsVS.
Ovenden

Sat 26/04D2
Pilkington VS.
Stanningley

Sat 26/04D2
Stanley RanVS.
Leigh East

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About NCL

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The National Conference League was founded as the National League for the 1986/1987 season with 10 teams: Dudley Hill, Egremont Rangers, Heworth, Leigh Miners Welfare (now Leigh Miners Rangers), Milford Marlins, Millom, Pilkington Recs, West Hull, Wigan St Patrick's and Woolston Rovers.

It was the ten elite teams of the Amateur game and its aim was to provide the highest level of competition for amateur players that would lead the way for the rest of the playing Leagues to follow.

The original NCL concept was to have one team per town that would have the very best facilities to attract players with ambitions to play at the highest level they can. But inevitably as the League progressed, developed and expanded the hot beds of Rugby League were able to provide more than one top level side.

In 1987/88 season it ran its own Challenge Cup competition, which ran until 1993/94 season, when the increase in clubs and fixtures left no room in the calendar for the competition.

The league added a second division in 1989, and expanded to three divisions (now named premier, first and second as opposed to first and second) along with a re-brand to the current name of National Conference League in 1993. That was when semi-professional clubs, Blackpool Borough, Chorley Lynx and Nottingham joined the league from the RFL. Chorley did reasonably well for a couple of seasons but Blackpool and Nottingham both struggled.

The NCL has established itself as the leading brand of what is now termed the Community game, providing 90 per cent of representative players for the Great Britain Community Lions and the BARLA international team and throughout its history it has provided a number of giant-killers in the RFL Challenge Cup.

In 2001/02 season they introduced a top five play-off system for the Champions in the Premier Division, which was increased to a top-six competition in 2006/07.

The NCL Eagles are the representative side of the competition and play annual fixtures against the French and are currently in the second year of a four year agreement to play Languedoc Roussillon, home and away.

The National Conference League launched a series of Summer Divisions in 2009 but didn’t repeat its summer experiment in 2010.

The NCL voted to switch to a summer season in 2011 and after an interim season from August to November commenced it’s very first full summer campaign on March 3 2012.

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15/03 Stanley v BDH

08/03 Raiders v Mayfield

01/03 Siddal v Lock Lane

15/02 Charity Shield 2014

09/12 NCL Dinner 2013

20/11 Grand Final 2013

13/11 Thatto v West Hull

28/10 Lock Lane v Egremont

19/10 East Leeds v Eccles

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