The Southern Convention of the Nigerian Rugby League Championship kicks off once more this weekend, with Lagos Haven going through Lagos Rhinos and The Kings internet hosting Lagos Broncos, whereas Eko Trinity have the bye.
“Nigeria Rugby League Affiliation may be very excited to see all our exhausting work repay as we formally launch the 2021 season, kicking off with the Southern convention,” stated Michael Ogunbiyi, NRLA director of technique and planning. “The league has been organised a bit in a different way this 12 months to permit groups to play one another twice, producing a high two who will compete in opposition to the respective groups from the Northern Convention, which is able to begin a bit later. We’re additionally trying ahead to girls’s and youth competitors, particulars of that are to be confirmed.”
NRLA vice chair and common supervisor, Ade Adebisi, added: “It’s nice to see all 5 groups broaden their attain this 12 months past simply the boys’s groups, with youths aged 16-18 being added and girls’s sections. We’re actually in for a hard-fought males’s competitors this 12 months with many gamers much more skilled than within the maiden season in 2019 and determined to get again to enjoying.”
Abiodun Olawale Cole, chair of the NRLA, famous: “I wish to thank all of the executives, members and followers of NRLA for getting us this far, particularly after such a troublesome time all through the world. Our efforts regionally and internationally shall see Nigeria take its place amongst the good nations of worldwide rugby league.”
Nigeria Rugby League Males’s draw for first half of 2021 season