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Dixon commits to Castleford

Kirk Dixon

Castleford Tigers winger Kirk Dixon will remain at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of 2015 after signing a one-year contract extension Dixon joined the club ahead of the 2007 National League One championship winning campaign and has gone on to score 80 tries and 336 goals in 163 games for them. Having scored 992 points in a Tigers shirt ... Read More »

Ablett agrees new 5 year deal with Rhinos

Carl Ablett

Leeds Rhinos have been handed a major boost ahead of the opening game of the new First Utility Super League season with the news that England international Carl Ablett has agreed a new five year contract with the club. Ablett, who made his debut for the Rhinos a decade ago, was an integral part of England’s World Cup squad last ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championships clubs ready for major changes


Details of promotion and relegation for the Kingstone Press Championships have been confirmed as the sport prepares to undergo major change at the end of the 2014 season when the top two divisions will each comprise 12 clubs. Before then the new season, which kicks off with a full round of Championship fixtures this weekend, is likely to feature some ... Read More »

Tetley’s Challenge Cup second round draw

Tetley's Challenge Cup

The draw for the second round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup took place on Thursday evening live on  the Rugby League Extra show on BBC Radio Manchester. The home teams were drawn by Kris Radlinski, the Rugby General Manager of Tetley’s Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors; the away teams were drawn by the owner of Salford City Reds, Dr ... Read More »

Radlinski to make Challenge Cup draw

Tetley's Challenge Cup

Lance Todd Trophy winner Kris Radlinski and the owner of Salford Red Devils, Dr Marwan Koukash will conduct the draw for the second round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this evening. The draw will take place live on BBC Radio Manchester’s Rugby League Extra show around 6.30pm – Rugby League fans can listen in live from anywhere in the UK ... Read More »

Bulls issue ‘hands off’ warning to rivals

Garreth Carvell. ©JoeWhitley

Bradford Bulls have issued a hands-off warning to their Super League rivals, insisting “no-one is for sale” following recent speculation linking Garreth Carvell with a move to Hull FC. A club statement said: “We are shocked and disappointed by some of the comments made today regarding one of our players. “To say we are baffled by talk that another club ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Report: Loughborough University V GB Police


Loughborough University 24 – 38 GB Police By Richard Oxley, at Loughborough University, Sunday The first round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup saw Great Britain Police make the journey along the M1 to the unrivalled sporting facilities of Loughborough University, who, boasting an unblemished 2013/14 BUCS record, were in a confident mood. GB Police coach, Mark Robinson, called for ... Read More »

New sponsor for National Conference League


The National Conference League have linked up with leading Cider brand Kingstone Press for a brand new and exciting sponsorship deal for 2014. Already the title sponsor of the Kingstone Press Championships, an Official Partner of the England Rugby League team, and a partner in the Rugby League World Cup  at the end of 2013, Kingstone Press will be the ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls change ownership

Garreth Carvell. ©JoeWhitley

Bradford Bulls have released a statement clarifying the current situation with regard to the ownership of the club. The statement reads: Bradford Bulls can today announce the completion of a change to its ownership. OK Bulls Ltd was this morning placed into administration following a discrepancy over the planned transfer of shares to the club’s current directors, an agreement which ... Read More »

Welsh champions target capital challenge

Tetley's Challenge Cup

Welsh champions Torfaen Tigers aim to make the most of their first Tetley’s Challenge Cup appearance when they travel to South West London Chargers for a first round tie in Chiswick on Saturday (2.00pm). Torfaen, the 2013 South Wales Rugby League Conference champions, travel to face Harry Jepson Trophy winners South West London Chargers in a tie that sees two ... Read More »