Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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League 1 to break new Rugby League ground in 2015

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A new name, a new structure, a new knockout tournament and the same trailblazing reputation for expanded horizons will be common themes for Kingstone Press League 1 when Rugby League’s most geographically diverse competition kicks off on the weekend of February 28, 2015. The 14 League 1 clubs, including newcomers Coventry Bears, will battle it out for two promotion places ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue

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Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Podcast: The ‘Down South’ Review

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In the latest Rugby League Down South podcast, Ian Ramsdale chats to the coaches of London Broncos, Hemel Stags, Gloucestershire All Golds, Oxford, London Skolars and South Wales Scorpions to review the season as it comes to a close. This week’s interviews and where to find them 07:00 LONDON BRONCOS coach praises the character of his young stars of the ... Read More »

Centurions dominate Championship awards ceremony

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Table-topping Leigh Centurions scooped four of a possible five awards at the Championship’s end-of-season dinner in Manchester last night. Stand-off Martyn Ridyard won player of the year, while half-back partner Ryan Brierley won young player of the year for the second season in a row. The Centurions were named club of the year and foundation of the year, too. Just ... Read More »

All-Golds star gets two-year ban for doping breach

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A National Anti-Doping Panel has imposed a two-year suspension on Gloucestershire All Golds player Frankie Foster after he was found to be in breach of the RFL’s anti-doping regulations. Foster, 18, tested positive for clomiphene, a hormone or metabolic modulator on the WADA prohibited list, after providing a sample following a match against Oldham on July 13. The suspension applies ... Read More »

Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

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Hemel Stags have been dealt a major blow ahead of their do or die play-off encounter against Gateshead on Sunday night, after it was revealed that some of their players are unable to make the trip due to the timing of the kick-off. League Express reported on Monday that Hemel had attempted to get the RFL to intervene over a ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Play-Offs Issue

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Rugby League World issue 402 – ‘The Play-Offs Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 12th September. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League season is heading towards a thrilling climax – and we assess each team’s chances in the closest race for Old Trafford ever. The top six teams have dominated the competition all ... Read More »

Championship: Sharp and Backhouse players of the week

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Featherstone Rovers full-back Will Sharp and York City Knights second-row Ryan Backhouse have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Halifax and Hunslet Hawks respectively. Every week each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Player of ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 17

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First Utility Super League Bradford Bulls 34-28 Hull FC Huddersfield 28-14 Widnes London Broncos 40-36 Leeds Rhinos Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 36-28 Whitehaven Batley Bulldogs 14-16 Dewsbury Rams Halifax 4-20 Featherstone Rovers Keighley 20-30 North Wales Crusaders Rochdale 10-22 Doncaster Swinton 6-56 Leigh Centurions Workington Town 32-18 Barrow Raiders Kingstone Press Championship One Gateshead 52-20 South Wales Scorpions Gloucestershire All ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »