Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship

Keighley-Cougars

Keighley Cougars and Sheffield Eagles have begun formal legal action against the Rugby Football League over the ineligible dual-registration players saga. Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says that the club has not received any answers from the sport’s governing body over why Batley and Doncaster were reinstated the three points they were initially deducted. Fawcett wants to know why the clubs ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship awards shortlists

Ryan-Brierley-Leigh

The nominations for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships awards have been confirmed today. In the Kingstone Press Championship, Paul Cooke could be set to seal an impressive double after being nominated for both Coach of the Year and Player of the Year following another successful season at Doncaster. Cooke is joined by Paul Rowley of Leigh Centurions, Glenn Morrison of ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week two preview

Fax-v-Fev

After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams make five more signings for 2015

Sam Wood

Dewsbury Rams have announced the arrival of five new players ahead of the 2015 season – including former Bradford Bulls winger Sam Wood. Barrow Raiders winger Dalton Grant, Halifax’s Ryan Fieldhouse, Swinton’s Josh Barlow, Wood and Batley’s Byron Smith will all be turning out for Glenn Morrison’s side next year – in what is shaping up to be a very ... Read More »

Steve Deakin to coach Whitehaven in 2015

Houghton-Whitehaven-V-Workington

Whitehaven have announced that former Catalan assistant coach Steve Deakin will coach the club again in 2015, replacing the outgoing Dave Woods. Woods left the club following the end of the Championship season last week, and Deakin – who returned to England after only recently leaving the Dragons – will take up the reins at the club next season. “The ... Read More »

Cougars take to the courts in RFL dual-reg dispute

Nigel Wood

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed that the Cougars have placed the dual registration controversy that has surrounded the club’s relegation into the hands of lawyers. The Cougars had been taking legal advice over the matter, and announced that they would join forces with Sheffield Eagles to cover the costs of taking it further if required. And Fawcett confirmed to ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

Michael-monaghan

North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

Ralph Rimmer

Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

Swinton-V-Dewsbury

After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »