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Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

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 »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »

Kris Welham: I didn’t like having to play for Gateshead

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Hull KR centre Kris Welham has described being sent to Gateshead Thunder on dual-registration last month as “disappointing” but called it the “kick up the backside” he needed. The 27-year-old has rarely been out of the Robins’ matchday 17 this season but was sent to the Championship One outfit in June by coach Craig Sandercock after losing form. He played ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

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Gateshead Thunder have revealed that the club has new owners in the form of Newcastle Rugby Limited, the company that is owned by Newcastle Falcons Chairman Semore Kurdi. It means that both Thunder and the Falcons, who play in the Aviva Premiership, will be under the same ownership. “We will have the same owner as Newcastle Falcons, but it is ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

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There has been a significant change on the Rugby League landscape in the North East today, as Kingstone Press Championship One outfit Gateshead Thunder have been taken over by Rugby Union outfit Newcastle Falcons. The move – which had been mooted for some time, and reported on by League Express in the past – sees the Falcons secure a controlling ... Read More »

Dawson and Beharrell are the weekly winners

Andy Dawson of Barrow Raiders. ©RLPhotos

Barrow Raiders prop Andrew Dawson and Gateshead Thunder half-back Matty Beharrell have been named as the Kingstone Press Championships Players of the Week. Dawson led his side from the front in their 18-14 win over Batley Bulldogs, the club’s first victory under new coach Bobbie Goulding, while Beharrell scored two tries and helped control the game in Thunders’ 24-16 victory ... 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 »

Match previews: Tomorrow in Championship One

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Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds Sunday 3.00pm at Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead Thunder are without Tom Lynch for their clash with Gloucestershire All Golds. Lynch was given a one-match ban for punching in a recent Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Lions. Joe Brown and Matt Barron will both make their 100th Gateshead appearance if selected for Sunday’s match ... Read More »

Championship One Previews

Hemel Stags v Gateshead Thunder Sunday 2.30pm at Pennine Way Hemel Stags are without Ciaren Clement-Pascall for up to eight weeks after he dislocated his shoulder against South Wales Scorpions. But Stags coach Troy Perkins has an otherwise fully-fit squad to select from for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One match with Gateshead Thunder. Perkins said: “We played alright in patches ... Read More »

Championship One: All Sunday’s games previewed

Oldham coach Scott Naylor. ©RLPhotos

Sunday March 9 Gateshead Thunder v Oxford (3.00pm) Nathan Powley could make his Gateshead Thunder debut in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with Oxford. The former Doncaster player is likely to provide cover for Ricky Hough as Stanley Gene takes charge of his first competitive fixture as Thunder coach. Oxford coach Tony Benson is aiming to build on last ... Read More »

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