Sawyer slams EGM proposal

Dewsbury Rams Chairman Mark Sawyer says the RFL proposal on the table for Friday’s EGM about the league structure is “totally unpalatable” and if accepted, would make the Championship and League One unviable from 2022. Sawyer, who has been at the helm with the Rams for almost 20 years, says the reduced share of central funding that is being proposed…

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Who will Jackson Hastings play for in 2019? A club-by-club guide

Reports in the media have linked Jackson Hastings with several Super League clubs. The Salford ace has been a complete revelation in his short time with the Red Devils and inevitably, he’s attracted interest off the back of it. Hastings is off-contract at the end of the season and is understood to have spoken to several clubs, with Wigan, Hull…

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Swinton to reject structure proposals despite it costing them Championship status

Swinton Lions will vote against the new league structure proposal, at Friday’s Rugby Football League EGM, despite the fact it that rejection would consign their own club to relegation. The Lions are currently struggling at 11th place in the table, five points adrift of safety with just three games remaining, yet their Chairman, Andy Mazey says they are willing to…

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Halifax, Toulouse, Bradford and York lead charge for Championship & League 1 awards

Luke Briscoe, Scott Murrell, Mark Kheirallah and Johnathon Ford will fight it out for the top prize at this year’s Championship and League 1 awards evening. The quartet has been shortlisted for the Championship player of the year award after excellent individual campaigns. Briscoe broke records when he equalled the try-scoring record for scoring in straight games at Featherstone, going…

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Referee Liam Moore dropped following Steve McNamara’s outburst

Liam Moore has been demoted to Championship Shield action this weekend after Catalans coach Steve McNamara let rip on his performance in the Dragons’ defeat to St Helens. McNamara was furious with Moore’s display in the match after Saints came from behind to win in the last minute. The Dragons coach stated Moore had made some ‘terrible mistakes’, and his…

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Cas recall duo as Giants lose key players

Castleford Tigers will welcome back Jesse Sene-Lefao and Greg Minikin ahead of Thursday’s clash with Huddersfield. The pair has been absent through injury, but are fit enough to replace Will Maher and Oliver Holmes, who suffered a hamstring injury last time out. Meanwhile, Huddersfield are without they destructive right-edge partnership of Jermaine McGillvary, Leroy Cudjoe and Alex Mellor. The trio…

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