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Cumbria’s promotion showdown

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

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Robins take flight

Robins take flight

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express pays tribute to the achievements of Hull Kingston Rovers in 2017   IF a blueprint on how to approach relegation was to be written, Hull KR’s approach to the 2017 campaign would be

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All to play for

All to play for Updated

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, looks at the progress of the Championship clubs in the Qualifiers.   THE Qualifiers are now firmly underway, and the four Championship clubs involved are playing their full part in the action

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Cougars dispel reserves myth

Cougars dispel reserves myth

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of League Express, speaks to Keighley Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett about reserve-team rugby   Whether or not clubs should have to run reserve teams remains a hot topic for some in Rugby League. And despite

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Knights leading the way

Knights leading the way

League Express Championship correspondent GARETH WALKER pays tribute to York City Knights for their promotion of today’s home clash against Toronto Wolfpack York City Knights deserve considerable credit for the way in which they have promoted this weekend’s clash with

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Swinton coach can hold his head high

Swinton coach can hold his head high

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to Swinton coach John Duffy for his role with the Lions over the last 18 months. THE future of Swinton Lions may as yet be uncertain, following their recent financial

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Can the Bulls recover from ground zero?

Can the Bulls recover from ground zero?

GARETH WALKER of League Express asks whether Bradford Bulls can still escape relegation as they prepare to face Halifax on Sunday. ALMOST five months after the start of the season, Bradford Bulls are finally back to zero points – but

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Championship deserves more TV exposure

Championship deserves more TV exposure

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, makes a plea for more TV coverage of the competition. THE recent televised Challenge Cup tie between Featherstone and Halifax provoked a common question – why isn’t Championship Rugby League on television

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Time to re-think Easter for the Championship

Time to re-think Easter for the Championship

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, asks whether the heavy Easter programme should apply to Championship clubs. IS the Easter programme unfair on part-time players in particular? Last week this column charted the considerable sacrifice that these players

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All Golds turning heads

All Golds turning heads

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to one of the improving southern sides currently operating in Kingstone Press League 1 Of all the results outside Super League last weekend, the most head-turning came in Gloucester. The

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