3 away trips to make in 2019
The Keepmoat Stadium - home to the Dons, Doncaster Rovers FC and Doncaster Rovers Belles - can lay a very strong claim to being the most impressive stadium in League 1.
The 15,000-capacity ground, which opened in 2007, is situated on the southern edge of Doncaster and close to the M18 and A1(M), making it easy to access for visiting from the south!
The ground has already built a rich rugby league history despite only having opened just over a decade ago; it was the venue for a Challenge Cup semi final in both 2008 and 2016, and it hosted the opening match of the 2009 Gillette 4 Nations, between England and France.
It hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Bears yet, but that’s all the more reason to make the trip in 2019 - to witness our first win in Doncaster in person!
London Skolars - Saturday 6 July
In 2019, Skolars will be our closest rivals geographically - so a trip to the New River Stadium is the closest we’ll have to an away derby next season.
The ground - which is also known as the White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre - is situated in North London and has a capacity of 5,000.
As well as being home to the Skolars, it also hosts Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club, Wood Green Weightlifting Club, Haringey Rhinos rugby union, Haringey Cycling Club and the YouTube based football club Hashtag United. It also hosts the Middlesex 9s tournament.
The New River Stadium is very easy to reach on public transport, with Wood Green tube station around a 15-minute walk away and Wood Green station itself only 15 minutes on the Tube from Euston station.
2018’s visit to North London was a fruitful one for the Bears as we came away with a victory that kick-started our four-game winning streak last summer.
Why not see if we can repeat the trick in 2019?
Address: White Hart Ln, Wood Green N22 5QW
North Wales Crusaders - Sunday 11 August
Last on our trio of tasty road trips is a trip to Wrexham for our clash with the North Wales Crusaders in the height of summer.
The Crusaders moved to the 8,000-capacity Queensway Stadium in 2017 and it’s a ground where we notched a victory in September of that same year.
The ground is location just outside the centre of Wrexham, was Lesotho’s official training base for the 2012 Summer Olympics and has been the training base for Wales and USA Rugby League.
Not only that, it will also the home ground for two former Bears favourites - Ben Stead and Matt Reid - so why not go along and see some familiar faces?
Even better, you’ve actually two chances to travel to the Queensway Stadium in 2019, as we take on the Crusaders in a pre-season friendly there at 1.30pm on Saturday 2 February.
Address: Queensway Stadium, Queensway, Wrexham, LL13 8UH