Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News

Gloucestershire All Golds

Gloucestershire future looks All Gold

Secret Speccie - Gloucs All Golds

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 »

Rugby League’s Expanding Horizons

Gateshead-Thunder

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 »

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 »

Rugby League podcast: Grima, Mbu and McCormack

Radio-podcast

In this week’s edition of ‘Rugby League Down South’, Ian Ramsdale interviews London Broncos coach Joe Grima, new All Golds boss Steve McCormack, and London Skolars coach Joe Mbu. What’s on the podcast this week 02.00: London Broncos head coach Joe Grima 09:30: New Gloucestershire All Golds coach Steve McCormack 20.00: London Skolars boss Joe Mbu 24.00: Skolars’ commercial manager ... Read More »

Steve McCormack appointed Gloucestershire All Golds head coach

Steve McCormack. ©RLPhotos

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds are delighted to announce that Scotland International Head Coach, Steve McCormack, will join the club with immediate effect initially until the end of the season. McCormack brings a wealth of experience to the club. He is the longest reigning Scotland coach in the history of the nation and had a successful Rugby League World ... Read More »

Podcast: Stags, All Golds, Broncos & Giants #RLDS

Ramsdale

Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on TotalRL.com Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? 01.00 HEMEL STAGS rutting their stuff in Championship 1. 12.00 The post Rugby League World Cup temperature with the Gloucestershire ALL GOLDS. 24.00 Former Broncos CEO GUS ... 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: 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 »

Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »

Match previews: This weekend in Championship One

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

All fixtures to be played on Sunday March 2 Hemel Stags v Hunslet Hawks 2.30pm at Pennine Way Pennine Way is the venue of the opening encounter of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 season with Hemel’s game against Hunslet Hawks kicking off 30 minutes earlier than the other fixtures on the competition’s opening day. The Hawks are many people’s pre-season ... Read More »