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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 »

News: Weekly Championship awards revealed

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Halifax stand-off Scott Murrell and York City Knights scrum-half Ben Reynolds have been voted Championship players of the week. Murrell was outstanding in Halifax’s 52-12 win over Whitehaven, while Reynolds dominated play in York’s 54-12 victory against Oldham. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player of ... Read More »

Harrison: Return of Bulls derby good for the game

Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison says he is relishing the prospect of facing Bradford Bulls again next season – and thinks the return of the West Yorkshire derby will see crowd figures soar. The Odsal outfit were officially condemned to relegation on Sunday when they fell to Huddersfield Giants. It has been more than a decade since the two sides last ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »

Scoreboard: Rugby League tables: Sunday July 20

Roby

Don’t miss a beat with today’s Rugby League results in the Super League, Championship and Championship One. TotalRL.com’s scoreboard has full, comprehensive results for all the action from today’s games. Here are the official tables for all three divisions. And don’t forget that full reports of EVERY team that played today is in tomorrow’s edition of League Express – which ... Read More »

Scoreboard: Rugby League scores: Sunday July 20

Leroy Cudjoe. ©RLPhotos

First Utility Super League Huddersfield Giants 52-26 Bradford Bulls – BRADFORD BULLS ARE RELEGATED Hull Kingston Rovers 18-38 Salford Red Devils Kingstone Press Championship North Wales Crusaders 18-22 Dewsbury Barrow 10-40 Sheffield Doncaster 36-34 Swinton Featherstone 52-6 Batley Halifax 52-12 Whitehaven Workington 30-18 Rochdale Kingstone Press Championship One Hemel Stags 40-10 South Wales Gloucestershire All Golds 22-28 Gateshead York 54-12 ... Read More »

Five things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Leeds and Castleford kicked off another Rugby League weekend in serious style last night, after they played out a thrilling 24-24 draw at a packed Headingley Carnegie. That set the tone for six more Super League games, as well as a full schedule of Championship and Championship One action. There are sure to be slips, twists and drama all across ... Read More »

Doncaster RLFC takeover aborted

Paul-Cooke

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s proposed takeover of football side Doncaster Rovers – and Doncaster Rugby League – has been aborted, after former Rovers chairman John Ryan told the media the deal is off. The deal was thought to have been completed last month, with the club initially saying at the time: “We are pleased to announce that former Doncaster ... Read More »