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Big crowd expected for London Skolars game against North Wales Crusaders
9:20am Friday 23rd August 2013 in Sport
London Skolars are expecting their biggest crowd of the season this evening in their ‘Friday Night Lights’ clash against North Wales Crusaders.
More than 1,000 fans are likely to attend the Kingstone Press Championship One clash which gets underway at 6.30pm.
Skolars general manager Howard Kramer said: “Friday Night Lights is a great way to kick-off Challenge Cup weekend and every year we attract Rugby League supporters from all over the country.
“Since its inception, Friday Night Lights has grown year on year and is an ideal curtain raiser for the main event taking place a few miles away.
“This year advanced ticket sales are well up on previous years and we anticipate a record crowd for what is a crucial Championship One fixture.”
The Skolars, having already qualified for the play-offs, will be looking to win their last two games to secure third place and home advantage in the play-offs.
Recent signing Gareth Raynor, who has scored three tries in his first four appearances, said: “I’m really enjoying my rugby again and have rediscovered my appetite for the game.
“I feel like I’ve settled in with the team and can’t wait for Friday night’s game when I hope to see lots of Hull FC supporters in the crowd, hopefully cheering myself and Skolars on. This is a massive game for both clubs and our win at Hemel has given us a real boost.”
The match will be preceded by a Minis Festival featuring young rugby league players from Skolars and Hemel Stags and a Masters Festival that features Political Animals, a team made up of MPs who play the game. They will take on a London representative Masters side.
Friday Night Lights will once again feature the very popular Real Ale Festival in the Olympic Suite with courtesy buses from sponsors Arriva available to ferry fans to and from the local tube station in Wood Green.
Tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (£12 and £6 on the night), can be purchased in advance by contacting the Skolars office on 020 8888 8488 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The Skolars eased to a 40-18 win at Hemel Stags last weekend.
A dominant first-half performance saw Mike Worrincy score a hat-trick and Dylan Skee also contributed 20 points including two tries. Joe Price also scored twice as the Skolars leapfrogged Hemel.
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