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Kingstone Press Championship 1

Championships leading lights

First published in League Express, Monday 30th Sept 2013 Mitchell Stringer and Jono Smith claimed the two main awards, as the leading lights in the Championships were rewarded for their 2013 efforts last week. They were handed the accolades after topping their respective cumulative tables in the weekly Premier Sports awards that have run all year. It’s hard to argue ... Read More »

A Grand day out

League Express Editorial, Monday 30th Sept 2013 Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood hailed Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day as one to remember. It certainly will be for supporters of Sheffield Eagles, Rochdale Hornets and Leigh Miners Rangers after their victories in the triple header at Leigh Sports Village. The Eagles’ comeback win over Batley meant they became ... Read More »

Hornets end trophy drought in style

Rochdale celebrate trophy triumph

KINGSTONE PRESS CHAMPIONSHIP ONE PLAY-OFF FINAL OLDHAM 18 ROCHDALE HORNETS 32 PAUL ENGLISH, Leigh Sports Village, Sunday 29th Sept 2013 Rochdale lifted their first trophy since 1922 with a hard-fought victory over local rivals Oldham as a fairytale try from local boy Wayne English cemented promotion just two minutes from time. “I’m immensely proud of the boys from one to ... Read More »

Miller caps Doncaster tenure with top coach award

Tony Miller will leave his post as coach of Doncaster an award winner, after being chosen by his Kingstone Press Championship peers as the Coach of the Year during the 2013 Kingstone Press Championships Awards night, in Leeds. Miller, who is leaving Doncaster after 23 years’ association with the club, guided his side to sixth in their first year back ... Read More »

Hawks trio sign up for 2014

Hunslet Hawks have announced that 28 year old full back Stuart Kain has signed a 12 month contract extension keeping him at South Leeds for 2014. Versatile Kain played wing and full back last season and made 18 appearances scoring 4 tries. Director of Rugby Darren Williams said, “Stuart is a very valuable member of our squad and is a ... Read More »

2013 Championship All Stars teams announced

2013 Kingstone Press Championship League Leaders’ Shield winners Featherstone Rovers and Championship One winners North Wales Crusaders lead the way in this year’s Championship All Stars selections, with four and five representatives, respectively. Featherstone have winger Will Sharp, prop Steve Crossley and loose forward James Lockwood in the squad alongside half-back Liam Finn, who makes his second consecutive appearance in ... Read More »

Swinton Lions v York City Knights (Thu 8 Aug)

Jordan Burke could be included in the Swinton Lions squad for today’s crucial relegation battle with York City Knights – but Tyrone McCarthy is unlikely to play. The Lions are 13thin the Kingstone Press Championship table and have the same number of points as 12th-placed York. Swinton coach Gary Chambers said: “This is a massive game for us. There are ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Previews (Sun 4 Aug)

Gateshead Thunder v North Wales Crusaders (3.00pm) Gateshead Thunder coach Kevin Neighbour could name an unchanged squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with North Wales Crusaders. Gateshead are aiming for a Welsh double, having won 36-30 at South Wales Scorpions last week. Neighbour said: “That result is a massive boost for us. For long periods of the first ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews (Sun Aug 4)

Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3.00pm) Barrow Raiders prop Jamie Butler faces a fitness test to determine whether he is able to play against Halifax. The powerful forward was knocked out during last week’s game against Doncaster. Raiders coach Darren Holt has set his squad the target of winning three of their remaining five games in order to secure their status ... Read More »

Naylor’s ‘remarkable achievement’ at Oldham

Scott Naylor and his young Oldham squad have done a “truly remarkable” job this season in stamping their authority on Championship One. That’s the view of chairman Chris Hamilton, who says he has total confidence in his table-topping Roughyeds’ ability to finish the job and win promotion. Having denied title rivals North Wales Crusaders a bonus point in a 28-10 ... Read More »