2020 is going to be an amazing year for rugby fans in the UK. Especially for the Betfred League 1. Out of the 12 teams competing in the league, there are two teams in our opinion standing out against the rest. Here they are.
After a devastating loss against Whitehaven R.L.F.C. during round 22, Coventry Bears are looking for redemption this year. In round 22 of the League 1, Whitehaven destroyed the Bears 72 to 0. In 2020, the Bears have a lot to prove, especially for their fans in Coventry.
Head coach Richard Squires is looking to maximize the team despite losing star players including team captain Chris Barratt, Kieron Sherratt, and Kameron Peace-Paul. They are now looking for new leadership and hoping someone to step up like new transfer Brad Clavering from the Hull Kingston Rovers.
In 2019, Newcastle finished 3rd despite an impressive campaign with all of its players giving it their all. In September last year, Newcastle had one of their greatest games so far during round 22 of League 1 against Keighley Cougars. The secured a 32 – 22 victory.
During that game, Alexander Clegg, Kieran Gill, and Nicholas Newman all made 2 tries each. Rhys Clarke and Matthew Right also both stepped up with the former making 3 goals and the latter making one.
Newcastle has a lot to prove in 2020 and they are not looking to disappoint anyone just like 2019 Super League runners-up, the Salford Red Devils.
Do you agree with our top picks? If we were to ask you, which League 1 teams would you include in this list?