Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 12) on TotalRL.com now

Watch the twelfth edition of the latest series of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com Richard Stead chairs the latest edition, breaking out the debate with League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, League Weekly publisher Danny Lockwood and Barrow Raiders Coach Paul Crarey. Is it time to move the Bash? Is New York a serious option for spreading the game? And what’s the…

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This week’s Rugby League Back Chat

Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by TotalRL.com on Freesports TV this Thursday 31st May at 6pm. Richard Stead chairs the latest edition, breaking out the debate with League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, League Weekly publisher Danny Lockwood and Barrow Raiders Coach Paul Crarey. Is it time to move the Bash? Is New York a serious option for spreading the game? And…

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Raiders set to add new recruits

Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey hopes to add to his squad this week. To date the club have signed only Italian World Cup squad member Alec Susino from Mounties in Australia, but members of Crarey’s current squad are already on two-year deals. They are currently in talks with other members of the promotion-winning side, which remains Crarey’s priority. But they…

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Barrow back in the big time after Cumbrian derby triumph

Barrow Raiders will bring Championship rugby back to Cumbria after securing promotion in the League 1 Promotion Final on Sunday. The Raiders defeated fierce rivals Whitehaven 10-6 in front of 3,128 spectators at Craven Park to ensure a return to the second-tier in 2018. Winger Shane Toal scored two tries for Barrow, who suffered just three defeats throughout their promotion…

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Barrow secure promotion to the Championship with victory over Whitehaven

Barrow Raiders clinched promotion to the Championship after winning the Cumbrian play-off final against Whitehaven 10-6. Shane Toal scored twice to secure victory for Paul Crarey’s side in a game that was witnessed by 3,128 fans at Barrow’s Craven Park. Tightly-contested throughout, Barrow were 4-0 up at half-time following Toal’s try. But Whitehaven went 6-4 ahead after Dion Aiye scored,…

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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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Epic Cumbrian derby awaits in League 1 play-off final

Bitter rivals Barrow Raiders and Whitehaven will face off in the League 1 play-off final after both teams earned semi-final victories on Sunday. The two Cumbrian clubs defeated Newcastle and York City Knights respectively to book their place in the final, having spent the vast majority of the season battling for second and third place. Barrow eased to victory over…

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