Friday, July 11, 2014
Rugby League News

Gareth Walker

Blackpool here we come

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER welcomes the decision to take a full round of Championship fixtures to Blackpool in 2015. Last week’s announcement that the Kingstone Press Championship will take an entire round of fixtures to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road is great news for the sport at this level. The newly titled Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash will take place over the Bank Holiday ... Read More »

Rugby League World – 400 up and going strong

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GARETH WALKER, the editor of Rugby League World magazine, celebrates a wonderful milestone in the magazine’s history. This month marks the 400th issue of Rugby League World’s long and illustrious history. Rugby League World issue 400 is in shops now. You can also read it online on your smartphone, tablet, desktop PC or Mac. You can order a copy by post ... Read More »

Gloucestershire future looks All Gold

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GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to the achievements of the All Golds this season. For all intents and purposes, Kingstone Press Championship One was supposed to be a three-horse race in 2014. Nobody was overlooking the sterling work that has been done by the expansion clubs in that division. Or even being arrogant enough to ... Read More »

Plenty of guys in Town

Workington

Gareth Walker pays tribute to a great performance by Workington Town last Sunday. Few teams can this year have come through the amount of adversity that Workington Town had to contend with last weekend. Phil Veivers’ side have been close to recording a host of wins this season – they current have nine bonus points from 11 defeats – only ... Read More »

The Last Crusade

Clive Griffiths

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, pays tribute to the North Wales Crusaders’ Clive Griffiths. Clive Griffiths took charge of his final game as North Wales Crusaders coach against Whitehaven last Sunday. Fittingly his side marked the occasion with a victory as Gary Middlehurst’s late try helped them to a thrilling 22-21 win over the Cumbrians. Griffiths will ... Read More »

Rugby League’s Expanding Horizons

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GARETH WALKER of League Express pays tribute to the clubs in Kingstone Press Championship One from outside the so-called heartlands. In what is understood to be a first in Rugby League history, last weekend saw clubs from expansion areas win every single game in a professional competition, Kingstone Press Championship One. South Wales Scorpions set the ball rolling by recording ... Read More »

Bobbie’s back!

Bobbie Goulding

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, hails Bobbie Goulding’s appearance in the Championship for Barrow last Sunday. THERE was little doubt about the story with the most sporting romance last weekend. Barrow Raiders coach Bobbie Goulding stepped back onto a rugby league field for the first time in nine years and inspired his side to a 38-18 win ... Read More »

Newcomers give cause for optimism

Kingstone Press Championship

Gareth Walker looks at the progress being made by the three clubs that joined Championship One for the first time last season. Now that Kingstone Press Championship One’s future is almost set, with Coventry Bears poised to join a 14-team competition next season, it’s is a good time to reflect on the progress of the division’s three fledgling clubs. Hemel Stags, ... Read More »

Opinion: Origin must change to let internationals thrive

Anthony-Milford

This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Undoubtedly the most frustrating Rugby League story over the last month was the news that Samoan fullback ... Read More »

Championship One: What’s the plan for next year?

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This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Rugby League World can reveal the latest plans for next season’s Championship One, which could see the ... Read More »