The 2017-18 Season is Upon us.

We as a Committee must offer - all the best to all for a successful season.

Last season was not the best I think I'm right in saying. Whilst the Leagues were possible the most competitive, we endured too many concessions (10% plus) and consequently too many sides having to leave us.

You are aware our Rules are pretty severe in some cases but the object of them is to get games played. There is nothing worse than players turning up for a game or even preparing for a game to find the game is off. I would say there is no need for any side to reach a situation where they might have to leave us. The Rules are set for a side to travel with only 5 players, games have taken place with this number after player exchanges to meet the required numbers i.e. 9 players versus 10. Sounds "crazy" but it will keep you with us !!!

You might have only 5 players one week but find you have surplus a week or two later.

During the past few weeks Groups have met to set up Refereeing cover for our games that are not covered by the Societies. A number of Gentlemen are involved with us for these games and in fact we do have a number of new Gentlemen joining us this season. We must ask that you provide these Gentlemen with the utmost respect - Club-wise and certainly player-wise - they are providing neutral Refereeing for all so please welcome them to your Clubs and respect what they are offering.

You will note we are now The Halbro North West Leagues not the Raging Bull Leagues.

Note the calling off, of games must be a last resort, we are at 177 sides and at the end of April 2018 we need to be still at 177.


All success to all as we K.O. this Saturday the 2nd September.


Latest Match Reports

04 - 11 2017 Cotton Traders Championship Vale of Lune 2nd XV 74 pts v 6 pts Rossendale 2nd XV

Some action photographs from the above match at Vales' Powderhouse Lane Ground on the above date.


Pictures taken by Vales' Chief Photographer Mr. Tony North.


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The Cotton Traders Championship 30-09-2017 Wirral 2nd XV 10 pts v 32 pts Vale of Lune 2nd XV

Some photographs of this Championship Fixture at Wirrals Clatterbridge home ground !!

Pictures gratefully provided by Amanda Spavin !!!

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THe LBS Final at the Aspull Club Fylde 4th XV 27 pts v 18 pts Garstang 2nd XV

Congratulations to both the LBS Plate Finalists at the Aspull Club today. !!!

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The LBS Jug Final Sandbach 2nd XV 15 pts v 18 pts Rossendale 2nd XV

A large crowd gathered at the Aspull Club once again witness a great Final between these two competitive sides. Both Clubs have been great supporters of the Leagues and Cup Competitions over the years !!!

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The LBS Bowl Final Penrith 2nd XV 24 pts v 11 pts Clitheroe 1st XV

A large crowd enjoyed this rousing LBS Bowl Final !!

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(Trafford Metrovick 3)
(Glossop 3)
Points 7 11
League Position 12 4