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Day by day announcements..
West Wales Raiders announce their squad on a one per day basis, we keep things up to date on the message board virtually every day so fans who use this site will be informed of arrivals and re-signings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Rugby League fans across the globe. Hopefully 2020 will be a good year for all of us! Good luck to new coach Aaron Wood and all the players at Stebonheath too.
New coach and new kit awaited...
Fans are waiting for news of who will be the new head coach for 2020; plus the new kit is to be announced soon. Here is a reminder of the league fixtures for 2020 whilst we wait!
2020 Bet Fred League 1 fixtures - West Wales Raiders
The 2020 Bet Fred League 1 fixtures have been released and are reproduced below for the West Wales Raiders. Please note that as always fixtures are subject to confirmation and possible change. Always check before travelling. Cup and other games will be added to the list as and when they are made known to us.
Kim Williams to leave West Wales Raiders - club statement.
The following is the official club statement - reproduced here for information for followers and fans. 'The West Wales Raiders are sad to announce the departure of Kim Williams as director of Rugby. Williams took up a 3 year post from the start of the 2019 season. During his year with the club Williams has been fundamental in helping change the culture of the sport in the region and helped establish the identity of the club. Kim has also helped the club gain their first win in the professional ranks.
GB lose to Tongan International XIII
Great Britain lost 14-6 on Saturday morning to a Tongan team in this international friendly. It was not the best start for the Lions on their first tour for a number of years. Hopefully the dust will be shaken off ahead of the next three official test matches. The tour is being played a little under the shadow of the Rugby Union World Cup but it is great to have full coverage on the BBC.
Rugby League fixtures...
The 12th October sees Salford Red Devils in their first Grand Final take on hot favourites St Helens. Salford are based only a stones throw from the theatre of dreams and their route to the final has been what "dreams are made of". After the domestic season finishes Great Britain embark upon a tour of New Zealand and South Sea islands. All GB's games are live on BBC.
Close season for the West Wales Raiders..
Well that is another season over for the West Wales Raiders. 2019 was better in terms of results than 2018 but it was still a season which saw us finish bottom of the league again. It will be interesting to see what the club have planned for 2020 and what Kim Williams plans to do. Hopefully the forum and message board will have positive things to talk about over the comming weeks and months...
They think it's all over, it is now! 2019 in summary.
West Wales Raiders Played 20 league matches and won 1. Lost 19. Scored a total of 222 points and conceded 1091. A points difference of - 869. Average result 55 - 11. Average home crowd 258.
One match left...
The last game of the 2019 season for the West Wales Raiders is on Sunday 1st September away at Whitehaven who are chasing promotion. The season has been very disappointing for the Raiders with only one solitary victory over Coventry Bears to talk about. Hopefully things will shape up better for 2020. Fingers crossed that they do!