RFL award 48-0 win to West Yorkshire side following a lack of ‘appropriate medical cover’

The RFL has this afternoon awarded a 48-0 win to a West Yorkshire side following a lack of ‘appropriate medical cover’.

The Betfred League One fixture between London Skolars and Keighley Cougars, due to have been played on Saturday 9 July, has been awarded to the Cougars by a winning margin of 48-0 in line with RFL Operational Rules (B1:22).

The fixture was cancelled because the home club were unable to provide appropriate medical cover.

RFL Compliance will now consider what further action might be taken, but it is a major blow for the Skolars who are currently fighting to avoid the wooden spoon in League 1.

Meanwhile, Cougars winger Mo Agoro will join an elite band of players who have scored tries in 11 consecutive games in Rugby League’s summer era, should he score against Cornwall at Cougar Park this Sunday (17 July).

According to the Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club, only four players have managed 11 try-scoring games in a row since the professional game switched to summer in 1996: Damian Munro (Widnes, 2001); Michael Shenton (Castleford, 2005); Richard Horne (Hull, 2006); and Sam Tomkins (Wigan, 2013).

Above them sit Rob Worrincy (14 matches, Halifax, 2010/11), Eric Andrews (15 matches, Chorley/Blackpool, 2003) and Luke Briscoe, whose 17-match streak for Featherstone Rovers across 2017 and 2018 equalled Eric Harris’s all-time world record for Leeds set in 1935-36.

Agoro has already scored 22 tries in 10 successive Keighley games this season and is one of sixteen players to achieve this feat since 1996. Incredibly, the Jamaican international has achieved this feat once before – for Oldham in 2014.

Keighley Cougars versus Cornwall will be streamed live on Our League at 1pm, with the West Yorkshire side gunning for promotion to the Championship in 2022.

The Cougars have won all 12 games in League 1 so far this season as they sit pretty at the top of the table ahead of a potential restructure in 2024 that will see some clubs be cut adrift.

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