Bulldogs taking shape

Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin is happy with the way his 2019 squad is coming together after French playmaker Louis Jouffret became the latest player to re-sign. Jouffret, who has spent time with Catalans, Warrington and Whitehaven, quickly became a favourite at the club after initially joining in July. Diskin said: “We’re building well looking towards next season. “Louis is…

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Robinson set for Fax

Halifax are poised to move for Featherstone winger Shaun Robinson for next season, League Express understands. Fax were close to signing Robinson last year before he decided to join Rovers from Swinton Lions. But with Featherstone restructuring their squad for financial reasons, Robinson is now set to move on and is expected to finally end up at the Shay. He…

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Hornets step up coach search

ROCHDALE HORNETS’ deadline for coaching applications passed on Monday, with Steve McCormack the latest to emerge as a contender. The experienced former Scotland, Salford, Whitehaven, Widnes, Gateshead, Barrow and Swinton coach is currently working as welfare and education manager at Wigan. He joins a growing list of possible replacements for the outgoing Alan Kilshaw, which is also thought to include…

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York coach Ford proposes radical idea to decide League 1 title race

York City Knights coach James Ford believes a play-off showdown between his side and Bradford could be the best way to settle automatic promotion should the proposed new league structure not be adopted. That would mean only the leaders go straight up, with the runners-up heading into a four-team play-off competition, rather than the two who would be automatically promoted…

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