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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 »

Kingstone Press Championships clubs ready for major changes


Details of promotion and relegation for the Kingstone Press Championships have been confirmed as the sport prepares to undergo major change at the end of the 2014 season when the top two divisions will each comprise 12 clubs. Before then the new season, which kicks off with a full round of Championship fixtures this weekend, is likely to feature some ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


In-depth, detailed reports of all these matches can be found in tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available online at midnight tonight, and in all good newsagents tomorrow morning. Pre-season friendlies Warrington Wolves 14-8 Salford Red Devils Dewsbury Rams 18-0 Castleford Tigers Rochdale Hornets P-P Hunslet Hawks (waterlogged pitch) Whitehaven RLFC P-P St Helens Select XIII (waterlogged pitch) Barrow Raiders 46-4 BARLA ... Read More »

Oldham and Keighley youngsters to do battle


Oldham and Keighley’s U20 teams are to lock horns in a pre-season friendly on February 12. With new coach Neil Roden at the helm, Oldham are hoping to showcase their best young talent, including forwards Aaron Hall, Rhys Wareing and Rob Ball. New boy Tom Dempsey, 17, will also be on show after spending time on Wigan Warriors’ books. As ... Read More »

Readers’ poll: The best players, coaches and teams of 2013

Wigan won team of the year. ©RLphotos

SUPER LEAGUE Player of the year Danny Brough 52.5% Sam Tomkins 19% Jamie Peacock 15% Stefan Ratchford 7.5% Danny Kirmond 6% Young Player of the year Liam Sutcliffe 22% Adam Swift 21% Ben Currie 21% Jamie Shaul 20% Theo Fages 16% Mature Player of the year Jamie Peacock 50.5% Mickey Higham 31.5% Francis Meli 8% Jon Clarke 5% Ali Lauititi ... Read More »

Eagles and Crusaders win Championship polls


Sheffield Eagles and North Wales Crusaders were the clear winners in the League Express Readers’ Poll for clubs in the Championship. Eagles coach Mark Aston, who coached his side to the Championship title for the second straight year, is voted the Championship Coach of the Year, while his Papua New Guinean centre Menzie Yere wins the Player of the Year ... Read More »

Oxford captain re-signs for 2014

Oxford RL have announced that club captain Alex Thompson has signed up again for 2014. Thompson who plays loose forward or hooker made 12 appearances for the club last season, scoring 3 tries and kicking 1 goal after his move from Oldham. On agreeing his future with the club, Thompson said, “I’m really happy to be resigning with Oxford, I ... Read More »

Hawks’ double signing

Hunslet Hawks have completed the double signing of Luke Stenchion from York City Knights and Mathew Cook from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Stenchion is a 27 year old front row forward who has years of experience at Championship level having played with Dewsbury Rams, Batley Bulldogs, Oldham Roughyeds & York City Knights. Cook is a 19 year old centre who joins ... Read More »