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Sat 12/04PR
Egremont Ra16
Wigan St Pa30

Sat 12/04PR
Lock Lane28
Hull Docker12

Sat 12/04PR
Wigan St Ju24
Skirlaugh26

Sat 12/04PR
East Leeds12
Wath Brow H12

Sat 12/04PR
Leigh Miner38
Hunslet War14

Sat 12/04PR
West Hull29
Siddal18

Sat 12/04D1
York Acorn38
Ince Rose B12

Sat 12/04D1
Myton Warri66
Millom6

Sat 12/04D1
Rochdale Ma42
Normanton K24

Sat 12/04D1
Milford Mar30
Shaw Cross 20

Sat 12/04D1
Eccles8
Oulton Raid20

Sat 12/04D1
Saddleworth40
Dewsbury Ce14

Sat 12/04D2
Stanningley30
Stanley Ran38

Sat 12/04D2
Askam22
Ovenden22

Sat 12/04D2
Elland24
Waterhead6

Sat 12/04D2
Oldham St A44
Castleford 6

Sat 12/04D2
Leigh East25
Bradford Du24

Sat 12/04D2
Kells40
Pilkington 22

Sat 12/04D3
Blackbrook24
Underbank R8

Sat 12/04D3
Crosfields34
Heworth14

Sat 12/04D3
Wigan St Cu22
Coventry Be18

Sat 12/04D3
Featherston50
Hindley6

Sat 12/04D3
Peterlee Pu0
Woolston Ro38

Wed 16/04D2
Leigh East28
Pilkington 56

Sat 19/04D2
Castleford VS.
Bradford Du

Sat 19/04PR
Wigan St PaVS.
East Leeds

Sat 19/04PR
Egremont RaVS.
Thatto Heat

Sat 19/04PR
SiddalVS.
Wigan St Ju

Sat 19/04PR
Wath Brow HVS.
Leigh Miner

Sat 19/04PR
Hunslet WarVS.
Lock Lane

Sat 19/04PR
Hull DockerVS.
West Hull

Sat 19/04D1
MillomVS.
Eccles

Sat 19/04D1
Myton WarriVS.
York Acorn

Sat 19/04D1
Milford MarVS.
Dewsbury Ce

Sat 19/04D1
Oulton RaidVS.
Saddleworth

Sat 19/04D1
Ince Rose BVS.
Rochdale Ma

Sat 19/04D1
Normanton KVS.
Shaw Cross

Sat 19/04D2
StanningleyVS.
Elland

Sat 19/04D2
AskamVS.
Stanley Ran

Sat 19/04D2
OvendenVS.
Oldham St A

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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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