Centurions sign Gregg McNally

Leigh Centurions have signed former Bradford Bulls fullback Gregg McNally, with help from the Leigh Independent Supporters Association (LISA). Centurions Chairman Mike Latham said: “The way the fans have rallied round since an appeal was made for more members to join LISA to fund Gregg’’s signing has shown their desire to the club and has been really heart-warming. “At the…

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Championship player handed four-year drugs ban

Former Barrow Raiders player James Duerden has been banned for four years by UKAD after a positive drugs test. Duerden tested positive for 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-οl-17-one (a metabolite of drostanolone), and 19-norandrosterone, the latter being a metabolite bolandione, following an out-of-competition test on 14 December 2017, during a training session at Craven Park. Mr Duerden was charged with an ADRV pursuant to…

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Russia head coach spends week in France

In preparation for their Autumn 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland, and either Greece or Norway, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles. “I have long wanted to visit a professional team that performs at a high level,” said…

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Club-by-club guide to Championship signings for 2019

BATLEY BULLDOGS INS Tyler Dickinson (Huddersfield Giants) Jack Downs (Hull FC) Toby Everett (Dewsbury Rams) Jo Taira (Rochdale Hornets) Sam Wood (Huddersfield Giants – loan) Danny Yates (Rochdale Hornets) OUTS Shaun Ainscough (Rochdale Hornets) Jason Crookes (Sheffield Eagles James Davey (Sheffield Eagles) Brad Day (Featherstone Rovers) Joel Farrell (Sheffield Eagles) James Harrison (Featherstone Rovers) Alex Rowe (Newcastle Thunder) Cain Southernwood…

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Mitchell to captain Hornets

Former Warrington Wolves star Lee Mitchell will captain Championship side Rochdale Hornets in 2019. Mitchell took over from Luke Adamson mid-way through last year and will continue the role on a permanent basis. “Mitch was absolutely the right choice for the captaincy,” said Rochdale Head Coach Carl Forster. “He took up the role partway through the 2018 season and is a…

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