Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship 1

Sunday’s Rugby League Results

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First Utility Super League Leeds Rhinos 32 Catalan Dragons 31 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20 Hull FC 20 Warrington Wolves 50 Bradford Bulls 24   Kingstone Press Championship Batley Bulldogs 34 Barrow Raiders 4 Doncaster 22 Whitehaven 16 Featherstone Rovers 56 North Wales Crusaders 18 Keighley Cougars 48 Rochdale Hornets 6 Leigh Centurions 30 Dewsbury Rams 22 Sheffield Eagles 14 Halifax ... 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 Podcast: Three guys named Joe

Ramsdale

In the latest episode of Rugby League Down South, Ian Ramsdale chats to Joe Keyes, Joe Grima and Joe Mbu. What’s on this week? 02.00 Fan, turned, mascot turned professional – young Broncos Joe Keyes signs up for the next 3 seasons, along with two other London-bred players. 16.30 London Broncos head coach Joe Grima updates us on the future ... 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 »

London Skolars: Smokie Junor on the mend

Smokie-Junor

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. London Skolars head coach Joe Mbu has reported that winger Smokie Junor is ... Read More »

Paul March loan move blocked

Cougars player-coach 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 »

Where are the fans?

Dean Collis

MARTYN SADLER wonders why crowds appear to be declining this season. This article first appeared in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express. Rugby League supporters currently seem to be in decline. Throughout the game, crowds seem to be falling, with few exceptions. On Thursday night, for example, Huddersfield could only draw a little over 6,000 for the visit of Champions Wigan for ... Read More »

Rugby League podcast: Joe Grima’s nine-point plan

London Broncos coach Joey Grima

In this week’s edition of Rugby League Down South, Ian Ramsdale interviews London Broncos coach Joe Grima, Skolars winger Smokie Junor and legendary commentator Stevo… What’s on this week? 03.00: A feature long interview with London Broncos head coach Joe Grima on his 9-point plan – a “white paper for the club’s future”. 30.00 An in-depth chat with London Skolars ... Read More »

Ellis and Oakes named players of the week

Andy Ellis. ©RLPhotos

Featherstone Rovers hooker Andy Ellis and Hunslet Hawks second rower John Oakes have been voted the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ellis was dominant in Featherstone’s 32-26 win against Batley Bulldogs, while Oakes produced a tireless display in Hunslet’s 31-12 triumph over Oxford. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the ... Read More »

Interview: Hunslet Hawks boss Barry Eaton

Barry-Eaton

This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… A former Barnsley FC youth prospect before developing into an accomplished scrum half, Barry Eaton has been ... Read More »