RFL congratulates Dewsbury Rams
The RFL has congratulated Dewsbury Rams after they clinched the Co-operative Championship One title on Thursday night with a 54-14 victory over Keighley Cougars in their Sky Sports-televised fixture.
The Rams have won all 15 of their games in the Co-operative Championship One so far this season which puts them on 45 points -15 points clear of second-placed Keighley Cougars - and gives them a remarkable points difference of 469.
RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “On behalf of the RFL I would like congratulate everyone at Dewsbury Rams for what has been a fantastic campaign.
“Their 100 per cent record in Co-operative Championship One so far this season is a magnificent achievement.
“Chairman Mark Sawyer, his fellow directors, coach Warren Jowitt, the players and all the staff at Dewsbury should be immensely proud of their success in winning the Championship One title and promotion to the Co-operative Championship in such style.”
Dewsbury also reached the quarter-finals of the Northern Rail Cup after topping Pool 2 in the group stage of the competition before narrowly losing to eventual finalists Barrow Raiders.
This is not quite a record as Huddersfield Giants were promoted at the end of 2002 having won 26 and drawn one of their 27 matches in the Premiership.