The fixtures for the League 1 Shield have been announced with the All Golds playing four home games and three on the road.
The Golden Fern open up with a trip to Llanelli to take on the South Wales Ironmen on Saturday July 29. The following Saturday we’ll be hosting North Wales Crusaders for the fourth time this season. The first clash came early in the season when we knocked them out of the Challenge Cup. The Crusaders had their revenge by knocking us out of the League 1 Cup semi-final but we gained a thrilling 36-28 win a fortnight later in the league. Games between the two sides often go right down to the final few minutes so this looks a game not to miss.
On Saturday August 12 we host Coventry Bears then travel to Hunslet seven days later looking to avenge our opening day 10-6 defeat against the team from south Leeds.
Our first game in September will be on home soil against Oxford, a team we beat 38-10 last month. We then travel to north London a week later to take on London Skolars. Our final fixture in the Shield will be on Sunday 17 September against Hemel Stags.
South Wales Ironmen (a) Saturday July 29 3pm
North Wales Crusaders (h) Saturday August 5 3pm
Coventry Bears (h) Saturday August 12 3pm
Hunslet (a) Saturday August 19 3pm
Oxford (h) Sunday September 3 3pm
London Skolars (a) Saturday September 9 3pm
Hemel Stags (h) Sunday September 17 3pm