Racing Rfc held defending champions Cowrie Rfc to a-3-all draw in the final match of the”Friends Of Rugby” organised South West Rugby League which rounded off on Saturday at the National Institute For Sports pitch inside the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
According to the Technical Director of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Mr. Ntiense Williams, ” The 2017 “Friends Of Rugby” organised South West Rugby League rounded up on Saturday at the National Institute For Sports pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos with the last set of four matches from 10am through to 6pm”
Said he, “Panthers Rfc opened proceedings by beating Dragons Rfc 14 points to nil in the first match of the Division Two League. Gosar Rfc went on to defeat Eco 2 Rfc by 17 points to nil in the second match of the day which was a war of the Ajegunle warriors,
In Division One, Racing Rfc held Cowrie Rfc to a 3-All-draw in a high tempo final, whilst Police Rfc walked over Lagos Rfc”
At the end of the 2017 South West Rugby League Second Division, Gosar Rfc toped the table with 21 points. Panthers Rfc came 2nd with 18 points, followed by Eco 2 Rfc in 3rd position with 9 points. Dragons Rfc are bottom of the table with 5 points
Jn the First Division, Cowrie Rfc won and retained the rugby league with 24 points. They are closely followed by Police Rfc with 15 points, whilst Racing Rfc is in 3rd position with 14 points and Lagos Rfc in forth position without a point.
Promotion and Relegations
At the end of the 2017 South West Rugby League, the 4th team in the First Division – Lagos Rfc has been relegated to the Second Division, while the first team in the Second Division – Gosar Rfc gained promotion to the Division One Rugby League.
Also there will be a new entrant into the Second Division in a play off of 2 teams early 2018 who have been waiting in the wings, while the 4th team Dragons Rfc has been dropped.
The South West Rugby league started early in the year with the first phase completed before the board politics and elections. It resumed the second phase after the completion of the prestigious Independence Sevens Tournament in November.
The winners of the two leagues walked away with a floating trophy and cash prizes courtesy of the Nigeria Rugby Federation President Mr Kelechi MBAGWU.
He promised a much better National Rugby League come 2018 in three conferences and better sponsorship.