Saturday, August 2, 2014
Rugby League News

Gareth Walker

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 »

Six of the best: Great Britain three-quarters

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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… HAROLD WAGSTAFF (1906-1925) After making his first team debut at just 15 years old, Wagstaff became known ... Read More »

Interview: Daryl Powell on the Cas success story

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Rugby League World magazine finds out how Daryl Powell has transformed the fortunes of Castleford Tigers in less than a year at the helm… Daryl Powell knew that he had to fundamentally change the culture of Castleford Tigers soon after arriving at the club last season, both on and off the field. One brief moment during the winter summed up ... Read More »

Phil Joseph: “My diet was disgusting – I lived off KFC”

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In 2011, Rugby League World interviewed Phil Joseph in his Huddersfield bar. The transformation since has been remarkable… You’d have been hard pushed to picture Phil Joseph scattering Super League defenders if you rewound three years. Almost 20 stones, the now Widnes Vikings wrecking ball was working all hours behind his own bar in Huddersfield, carrying out the roles of ... Read More »

It’s great to see Jamie Rooney back in the game

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Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, writes about the return of Jamie Rooney to semi-professional Rugby League… It’s great to see Jamie Rooney back in the professional game after being coaxed out of retirement by Gateshead Thunder. Rooney has been a key figure at this level of the sport, either side of a richly deserved stint in ... Read More »

Opinion: It is time for Championship recognition

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Is it time to re-introduce representative rugby for the Kingstone Press Championships? Leading coaches John Kear, Paul Rowley and Mark Aston thought so in an excellent recent edition of Super League TV’s On Report programme. The notion of representative Rugby League being re-introduced in the Championship is not a new one. Both Rowley and then Featherstone coach Daryl Powell have ... Read More »

Championship Challengers on road to Wembley

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The fifth round draw of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup means that there will be at least two Championship clubs left in the last eight of the competition this year. With Leigh Centurions hosting Featherstone Rovers, and Swinton Lions taking on Keighley Cougars, those four clubs now have the very real prospect of a huge Challenge Cup quarter-final in 2014. Three ... Read More »

World exclusive: An interview with RFL chief Nigel Wood

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It is a time of significant change in Rugby League in this country, and nobody is under more scrutiny than RFL chief executive Nigel Wood. After an eventful start to the year, Rugby League World asks the questions that matter in an exclusive interview, and offers Wood the chance to respond to public criticism from certain quarters. RLW: After a ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions land Jake Emmitt coup

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley admits he wasn’t looking for another forward, but he could not turn down the chance to sign Salford’s Jake Emmitt last week. Emmitt became the fifth Super League player to join the Centurions for 2014, following the captures of Oliver Wilkes, Tom Spencer, Alex Brown and Liam Kay. Wilkes and Spencer had already been joined ... Read More »

My hopes for the 2014 Championship season

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Gareth Walker chooses his key hopes for the Championship in 2014… It is that time when thoughts turn to fresh starts and wishes for the New Year. It’s also a crucial period for the entire professional game in this country – and not least in the Championship, which faces the prospect of being split almost in two by the proposed ... Read More »