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Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

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After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday 14 September

Featherstone-Halifax

Not too many games going on around the country today – but the ones that are carry huge significance in the race for success in the Championships. There is a solitary game in Super League as Wakefield and Hull KR both bring their seasons to an end with a Yorkshire derby. But it’s the Championship where most of the attention ... Read More »

St Helens react to table-topping success

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St Helens have issued the following statement, with club captain Paul Wellens and CEO Mike Rush reacting to their League Leaders Shield triumph. Rush said: “The Shield is the culmination of a season where Nathan Brown, his coaching staff and all the players have worked hard often in times of adversity. They came together as a team and deserve all ... Read More »

Super League play-offs: Week One Schedule

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After Castleford’s defeat against Catalan ensured St Helens would finish top of Super League 2014, the schedule for the first week of the play-offs has been confirmed. Only Leeds knew their final position in the table heading into the weekend’s fixtures, and they will play a sudden death encounter against Catalan, with the loser knowing their season comes to an ... Read More »

Brown heartened by St Helens performance

Nathan-Brown

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown refused to be too downbeat despite the race for top spot slipping out of their hands on Friday – insisting that if his side show the same level of commitment next week, they will be just fine. A Castleford win in the South of France later on Saturday will see the Saints end the ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »

Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights. Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO ... Read More »

Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Hemel Stags have been dealt a major blow ahead of their do or die play-off encounter against Gateshead on Sunday night, after it was revealed that some of their players are unable to make the trip due to the timing of the kick-off. League Express reported on Monday that Hemel had attempted to get the RFL to intervene over a ... Read More »

Super League exciting, but don’t forget the Championships

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It’s been perhaps the most dramatic and exciting Super League season in the history of the modern era. Going into the final round of the season, seven of the eight slots in the play-off places are yet to be decided, with only Leeds knowing for sure that they will start the play-offs from sixth position. Catalan and Widnes are jockeying ... Read More »

Wakefield game a ‘wake-up call’, says Michael Shenton

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Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton admits their tight victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats last weekend has served as a “wake-up call” for the side heading into the business end of the season, as they look to cement a top two finish this weekend. Victory against Catalan on Saturday will ensure the Tigers finish at least second – with top spot ... Read More »