Thursday, October 23, 2014
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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 »

Championship One: What’s the plan for next year?

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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… Rugby League World can reveal the latest plans for next season’s Championship One, which could see the ... Read More »

Smith and Kay named players of the week

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Leigh Centurions winger Liam Kay and York City Knights stand-off Pat Smith are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Kay scores four tries in Leigh’s record-breaking 54-12 win at Sheffield Eagles while Smith guided York to a 40-0 triumph over Hunslet Hawks. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

Gateshead-Thunder

Gateshead Thunder have revealed that the club has new owners in the form of Newcastle Rugby Limited, the company that is owned by Newcastle Falcons Chairman Semore Kurdi. It means that both Thunder and the Falcons, who play in the Aviva Premiership, will be under the same ownership. “We will have the same owner as Newcastle Falcons, but it is ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

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There has been a significant change on the Rugby League landscape in the North East today, as Kingstone Press Championship One outfit Gateshead Thunder have been taken over by Rugby Union outfit Newcastle Falcons. The move – which had been mooted for some time, and reported on by League Express in the past – sees the Falcons secure a controlling ... Read More »

Rugby League podcast: Grima, Mbu and McCormack

Radio-podcast

In this week’s edition of ‘Rugby League Down South’, Ian Ramsdale interviews London Broncos coach Joe Grima, new All Golds boss Steve McCormack, and London Skolars coach Joe Mbu. What’s on the podcast this week 02.00: London Broncos head coach Joe Grima 09:30: New Gloucestershire All Golds coach Steve McCormack 20.00: London Skolars boss Joe Mbu 24.00: Skolars’ commercial manager ... Read More »

Thackeray and Canterbury players of the week

Anthony Thackeray

Dewsbury Rams scrum-half Anthony Thackeray and Gloucestershire All Golds hooker Casey Canterbury have been named as the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Thackeray claimed the Championship award after scoring five tries in the Rams’ 42-30 win over Barrow Raiders, while Canterbury controlled play from two different positions to fend off fierce challenges for the Championship One award from Oxford’s ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results

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Super League Magic Weekend 2014 (click for reports) London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons Widnes Vikings 30-24 Salford Red Devils Hull Kingston Rovers 38-24 Hull FC Wigan Warriors 18-14 Leeds Rhinos Wakefield Wildcats 12-50 Castleford Tigers Huddersfield Giants 54-16 Bradford Bulls Warrington Wolves 41-24 St Helens Championship Barrow Raiders 30-42 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 12-16 Sheffield Eagles Featherstone Rovers 32-20 Workington ... Read More »

Dawson and Beharrell are the weekly winners

Andy Dawson of Barrow Raiders. ©RLPhotos

Barrow Raiders prop Andrew Dawson and Gateshead Thunder half-back Matty Beharrell have been named as the Kingstone Press Championships Players of the Week. Dawson led his side from the front in their 18-14 win over Batley Bulldogs, the club’s first victory under new coach Bobbie Goulding, while Beharrell scored two tries and helped control the game in Thunders’ 24-16 victory ... Read More »