Friday, August 29, 2014
Rugby League News

Hemel Stags

Kieran Dixon to make comeback this weekend

London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos star Kieran Dixon will finally make his comeback from a horrific injury this weekend – on dual-registration for Hemel Stags. The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and ruptured both his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee while representing England Knights last October. And after telling TotalRL he was hopeful ... Read More »

Akaidere and Small handed suspensions

Jamaine-Akaidere

Two players have been suspended by an independent disciplinary panel after being found guilty of offences during the Kingstone Press Championship One fixture, Hunslet Hawks v Hemel Stags on Sunday June 15. Jamaine Akaidere of Hunslet Hawks was suspended for six matches and fined £50 after pleading guilty to Grade E sustained, violent and aggressive punching in the 75thminute. Hemel ... 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 »

Paul March loan move blocked

Paul-March

This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Keighley Cougars player coach Paul March’s attempt to join Hemel Stags on loan ... 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: Tony, Troy and Temata

Radio-mic

In this week’s edition of ‘Rugby League Down South’, Ian Ramsdale interviews former Broncos prop Karl Temata, who has just signed for Oxford, and meets London’s new youth director… What’s on this week 01.20 New London Broncos head of youth performance Darren Higgins, a few weeks into his post 15.20: Hemel Stags head coach Troy Perkins on their victory over ... 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

©RLPhotos

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 »

Podcast: Number crunching in London #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 Number crunching LONDON BRONCOS attendance facts and figures with journalist Nigel Wiskar. 21.00 We whistle through a chat with HEMEL STAGS about their Challenge Cup draw ... Read More »