Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Hemel confirm opening friendly

Hemel Stags have confirmed that their pre-season programme will get underway this Saturday, when they face Wakefield Trinity’s Academy side at Castleford Panthers’ ground. The Stags had hoped the game would be played at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium, but their new pitch was not going to be ready in time. Instead, the Raglan Close ground will host the game, which kicks…

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Perkins renews old friendships

When Hemel hosted five Hull KR players at training on Tuesday night it was a chance for Stags coach Troy Perkins to renew old friendships – and not just with Robins assistant coach Willie Poching. Perkins and Poching spent a year together as players at St George in Australia and it was that connection that brought Rovers first teamers Maurice…

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RFL and BBC agree new Challenge Cup deal

The RFL and BBC have agreed a deal that will see the broadcaster continue to televise the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The deal ensures that the Challenge Cup final will continue to be broadcast live on the BBC until 2020 and that the BBC will broadcast live matches in the sixth…

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League 1 Previews

Totalrl.com looks ahead to all the games that are taking place in League 1 this week. Thursday, August 20 York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders (7.30pm) Following their 30-22 victory at London Skolars, which keeps them in second place, York City Knights face a busy time over the next few days. Following the game against North Wales Crusaders they…

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League 1 preview: University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Hemel Stags

University of Gloucestershire All Golds coach Lee Greenwood said: “Last week against Oxford wasn’t good enough and the players know that. Oxford deserved it, they were more enthusiastic and seemed to want it a little bit more across the 17. “We’ve just carried on what we’ve been doing all season – one good performance and one poor one. We just…

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League 1 to kick off in style

Coventry Bears are the new kids on the block in the Kingstone Press League 1 competition which kicks off with a full set of fixtures on Good Friday. The Bears welcome relative newcomers Oxford to the Butts Park Arena in one of seven fixtures on the opening day of the season, the majority of those looking to be highly competitive…

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This weekend’s iProSport Cup Results

iProSport Cup Round 1 Matches played on February 28th and March 1st Oxford 20 Newcastle Thunder 56 West Hull 10 North Wales Crusaders 36 Barrow Raiders 16 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 14 Keighley Cougars 64 East Leeds 0 London Skolars 10 York City Knights 78 Oldham 42 Coventry Bears 6 Rochdale Hornets 40 South Wales Scorpions 0 Swinton Lions…

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