Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship

Noble: Element of “unknown” will be exciting

Brian Noble

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble believes an element of “unknown” in the new League restructure planned for 2015 will add a new dimension of excitement. In the new plans (click here for more detail), Super League and Championship clubs will play 23 games in two divisions of 12 before splitting into three pools of eight to decide promotion, relegation ... Read More »

Championships: Ridyard and Emanuelli voted players of the week

Martyn Ridyard. ©RLPhotos

Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard and South Wales Scorpions stand-off Paul Emanuelli have been voted Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ridyard was a central figure in Leigh’s 72-22 victory over Rochdale Hornets, while Emanuelli landed the decisive drop goal to seal only South Wales’s second win of the season – a 19-18 triumph over London Skolars. Every week each ... Read More »

Centurions: Martin Aspinwall signs full-time extension

Martin-Aspinwall

Leigh Centurions have announced that Martin Aspinwall has agreed to extend his career with the club and has signed a one-year full-time contract that will commence on December 1, 2014. Aspinwall, 32, has made a successful transition from the three-quarters to the front-row and has a wealth of top flight and international experience. After beginning his career with home town ... Read More »

VOTE: Should Super League adopt bonus points next season?

Gen-14

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer admitted to this week’s League Express that Super League clubs have mixed views on whether or not to introduce a bonus points system into the competition next season, after it was revealed last week that there has been no decision made on which system will be used from 2015. With greater integration between Super ... Read More »

Rooney Returns to Rovers

Jamie-Rooney

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that their former player Jamie Rooney has re-joined the club until the end of the season. Featherstone born Rooney joins his home town club from Gateshead and will be in the squad on Sunday for the trip to Whitehaven in the Kingstone Press Championship. Rooney made his first debut in 1998 at the Recreation Ground as ... Read More »

The Heat Is On

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER of League Express The Kingstone Press Championship is hotting up – and not just in terms of the weather. With so much at stake in the Championship this season, we expected some fine margins between success and failure. But few could have anticipated them being as fine as the ones that are developing now. Going into this weekend’s ... Read More »

Five things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

Hull FC and Castleford Tigers kicked off yet another blockbusting weekend of Rugby League action on Thursday night, and attention will now turn to the rest of the clubs in action – across the Super League and the Kingstone Press Championships. There’s plenty to be played for – with a couple of big results potentially in the pipeline should things ... Read More »

New Rugby League structure revealed by RFL

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos

Full details of the exciting new league structure that will come into operation in 2015 for Rugby League’s professional and semi-professional competitions have been outlined today. From next season the First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship will both feature 12 clubs, whilst Kingstone Press Championship One will be renamed as Kingstone Press League 1 and comprise 14 clubs. ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Cream of the Championship crop

Ryan-Brierley

For this week’s alternative look at a handpicked Rugby League squad, we’re dropping out of Super League and heading into the Championship. Next year will see the return of England’s second tier to our TV screens after a one-year hiatus, and there will be plenty of talent on show to look out for. Bradford and London will have a real ... Read More »

Halifax player’s ban extended

An independent Operational Rules Appeals Tribunal has suspended Halifax player Rob Worrincy for nine months after finding him guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. Worrincy appealed against a six-month suspension handed down in March, when the player admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. ... Read More »