Rovers tame the Tigers at the Jungle

A determined Featherstone Rovers laid down a marker for the new season with a convincing 16-32 victory on their visit to the Jungle today to face their traditional rivals Castleford Tigers. The Tigers, playing their first match since their Grand Final defeat at Old Trafford, put out an inexperienced side with several young players and some new signings. But they…

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Bulldogs win Roy Powell Trophy

Batley Bulldogs have won the Roy Powell Trophy today, beating their Heavy Woollen neighbours Dewsbury Rams 16-28 at Tetley’s Stadium in an entertaining clash that saw the Bulldogs take the game with three tries in the final 20 minutes. Apart from that it was an evenly fought contest all the way through with Johnny Campbell opening the scoring for the…

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Cumbria’s promotion showdown

GARETH WALKER of League Express looks ahead to this weekend’s crucial games in the Championship and League One A SEASON’S work goes on the line for the remaining clubs outside Super League this weekend, with the Championship Shield final and League One promotion play-off. Toulouse Olympique host Sheffield Eagles in the former, with the latter seeing Barrow Raiders entertain Whitehaven…

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Lunt picks up major prize at Kingstone Press awards evening

Shaun Lunt was the big winner at the Kingstone Press Championship & League 1 awards evening as he was named as the Championship’s player of the year. The Hull Kingston Rovers captain beat off competition from Robins teammate Chris Atkin and Toulouse’ Mark Kheirallah to pick up the crown. Lunt played a pivotal role in the club’s return to the…

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Sheffield coach Mark Aston suggests increasing the size of the Championship

Sheffield coach Mark Aston has thrown forward his idea for a restructure of rugby league – which involves increasing the size of the Championship and leaving League 1 to become a “development league”. The Eagles are not in danger of relegation to the third tier this year, and instead are heading for the semi-finals of the Championship Shield despite another…

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