Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Centurions celebrate Heritage Day win over Workington

Leigh Centurions enjoyed a Heritage Day celebration today at the Leigh Sports Village, when they defeated Workington Town 22-12 in front of 3,375 spectators, with the attendance giving support to those who would like to see regular Saturday afternoon football in the Championship. The Centurions launched their Players’ Heritage Numbers before the game, honouring the 1,392 players that have played ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster get deducted points reinstated

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Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have had their three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player – as they confirmed via their own Twitter account this afternoon (Thursday). Both clubs were initially found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B3.17 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least ... Read More »

Veivers pens new deal with Workington Town

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Phil Veivers has penned a new 12-month contract to remain as Workington Town coach in 2015. Veivers has overseen a remarkable transformation at Town, who were languishing in the relegation zone when he took over earlier in the season. A mid-season revival has seen them win eight out of their last nine games to haul themselves away from the drop ... Read More »

Matty Wildie joins Dewsbury revolution

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Kingstone Press Championship side Dewsbury Rams have added Matty Wildie to their squad for 2015, after the versatile 23-year-old signed a one year contract with the club for next season. Wildie, who can play half-back or hooker, joins a raft of ex-Super League talent at the club for next season, including former Wigan man Karl Pryce, and ex-Bradford hooker Wayne ... Read More »

Championship: Sharp and Backhouse players of the week

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Featherstone Rovers full-back Will Sharp and York City Knights second-row Ryan Backhouse have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Halifax and Hunslet Hawks respectively. Every week each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Player of ... Read More »

Featherstone unlikely to go full-time, says chairman

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell says the club are unlikely to go full-time next year, despite being favourites to finish second in the Championship this season and pocket the £450,000 prize money. Speaking after the Rovers’ convincing 20-4 victory over their rivals for second spot Halifax at the weekend, Campbell blamed the departure of a raft of investors earlier in ... Read More »

Halifax chairman: Featherstone red hot favourites for second

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Halifax chairman Michael Steele has admitted Featherstone Rovers are now big favourites to finish second in the Championship and take the extra £250,000  in RFL central funding that comes with the runner-up spot. Fax were beaten 4-20 at home on Sunday and are now two points behind their West Yorkshire rivals in third place. “It’s not over until the final ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday August 17

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What an incredible week of Rugby League we’ve had – with some absolutely huge results flooding through over the last four days. The Super League and Championships tables have all been shaken up thanks to the weekend’s action – with some big movers and shakers. There were impressive performances across the board, and we had plenty of nominations for this ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 17

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First Utility Super League Bradford Bulls 34-28 Hull FC Huddersfield 28-14 Widnes London Broncos 40-36 Leeds Rhinos Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 36-28 Whitehaven Batley Bulldogs 14-16 Dewsbury Rams Halifax 4-20 Featherstone Rovers Keighley 20-30 North Wales Crusaders Rochdale 10-22 Doncaster Swinton 6-56 Leigh Centurions Workington Town 32-18 Barrow Raiders Kingstone Press Championship One Gateshead 52-20 South Wales Scorpions Gloucestershire All ... Read More »

Everything to play for

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, looks ahead to an exciting day of Championship action on Sunday. LEIGH Centurions rightly took the spotlight last weekend when they clinched the League Leaders Shield in style with three games still to play, but this Sunday the focus will switch elsewhere. The two Yorkshire derbies at Halifax and Batley will ... Read More »