Friday, December 19, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship 1

Headingley to host Championship Finals

How do we avoid empty stadiums on Thursday nights?

The 2014 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day will be staged at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday October 5. There will be three title deciding matches – the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final, the winners of which will be promoted to the Championship, and the National Conference Challenge Trophy Final. It will be ... Read More »

South Wales Scorpions doctor speaks out

An artist's impression of the conditions last Sunday(!).

The club doctor of South Wales Scorpions has spoken out over the 72nd-minute abandonment of Sunday’s Championship One game against Oldham at Maesteg due to seriously low temperatures. Dr Richard Johnson said: “I have been involved in Rugby League in South Wales for eight years and have never witnessed conditions like last Sunday. At half time a couple of players ... 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 »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


For in-depth reports, stats, interviews, opinion and insight, buy Monday’s League Express. Available at midnight online or in all good newsagents in the morning. First Utility Super League (Click for reports) Salford Red Devils 0-38 St Helens Catalan Dragons 12-40 Leeds Rhinos Hull KR 10-30 Castleford Tigers Widnes Vikings 22-20 Huddersfield Giants Wigan Warriors 46-24 Wakefield Wildcats Bradford Bulls 25-12 ... 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 »

Brooker checks in at Oxford


Oxford Rugby League have strengthened their squad with the signing of 24 year old centre Marcus Brooker. Brooker played for the Gloucestershire All Golds last year in their debut season in Kingstone Press Championship One and went on to make five appearances scoring two tries in the process. He also played for the Bristol Sonics and has representative honours with ... Read More »

Podcast: Hive Talkin’ – Rugby League Down South #RLDS


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? We round up the reaction to Broncos debut game at a new ground – and hear from London Broncos prop OLSI KRASNIQI. Broncos winger JAMIE O’CALLAGHAN talks ... Read More »

Gloucestershire lad earns ‘dream’ pro contract with All Golds

New All Golds recruit James Fisher in action for Cirencester

A young local rugby player has earned a professional contract with the University of Gloucestershire’s Rugby League side, the All Golds. James Fisher, who is a club record holder for local rugby union club Cirencester RFC, will achieve his dream when he pulls on his All Golds shirt for the first time. Signing a professional contract is made all the ... Read More »

Podcast: Rugby League Down South #RLDS


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? Kingstone Press Championship One Special, featuring: OXFORD Rugby League coach Tony Benson’s excitement over the club’s progression. University of Gloucestershire ALL GOLDS captain Mike Stewart on how ... Read More »

Rugby League World – 2014 Season Launch Special Issue


The 2014 season is now underway – and Rugby League World Magazine provides the biggest and best guide to the new campaign. We look at all 37 professional clubs over the course of a bumper 26-page preview, covering every close season transfer move and assessing each club’s prospects. We also give each club a predicted finish ahead of one of ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!