Cornwall RLFC

London Skolars

Ground: New River Stadium (5,000)
Head Coach: Joe Mbu
Captain: Aaron Small
Season 2023 finish: 9th League 1

London Skolars will be hoping to take the positives from 2022 into this term, while improving on the parts of their last campaign that resulted in a ninth placed finish. 

The defeat of Oldham, in front of a bumper crowd 24-hours before the Betfred Challenge Cup final was an undoubted high, as was a comprehensive home win over Cornwall.

But sandwiched between those encouraging victories were big defeats to Keighely and Doncaster which perhaps undid some of the foundations laid by coach Joe Mbu, who returned to North London for a second time 12 months ago.

Skolars supporters will be hoping that their head coach can replicate previous victories he enjoyed in N22 with a club record fourth place achieved in 2013 under the tutelage of the Zaire born former London Broncos Super League star.

Quick Skolars Facts:

  • The club were formed in 1995 and for their first two years of existence were known as Student Rugby League Old Boys.
  • In three consecutive seasons during the early millennium years, the Skolars played Super League Opposition in the Challenge Cup – 2006 Warrington Wolves (L 0-52) 2007 Wakefield Trinity (L 4-52) and 2008 St Helens (L 0-56)

Memorial ground: Round Four; Sunday, March 26 (1.00 pm)

New River Stadium: Round 16; Saturday, July 8 (2.30 pm)