Barrow Raiders pull off impressive coup with Charnock signing

BARROW Raiders have acted swiftly to plug the gap left by the departed Chris Hankinson by swooping for former St Helens and Bradford Bulls stand-off Lewis Charnock. The 22-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal, is set to partner Jamie Dallimore in the half-backs and he is itching to show his value to the Craven Park outfit. “I cannot wait…

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Martyn Sadler: What next for Cumbria?

For years, the state of Rugby League in Cumbria has been a topic that has generated plenty of interest from around the sport. However, the debate is currently gaining more interest than ever after Workington and Whitehaven suffered relegation to Kingstone Press League 1, where they will compete alongside Barrow should they be unable to achieve promotion to the Championship through…

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PREVIEW: Toulouse and Rochdale clash for automatic promotion

Toulouse Olympique continued their unbeaten run last weekend with a 44-22 victory over Barrow Raiders – and they know one more victory this weekend, against Rochdale Hornets, will secure promotion to the Championship. Coach Sylvain Houles was pleased with his side’s performance against the Raiders and said: “It was a very important win for us against Barrow. We wanted to finish…

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Promotion Play-off would be a ‘logistical nightmare’ for Barrow

Barrow coach Paul Crarey has said his side will give nothing less than 100 percent when they face Toulouse on Saturday, even though a win and a second-placed finish would leave them facing a “logistical nightmare”. Should the Raiders finish second after this weekend’s fixtures, they would immediately face a return trip to the south of France to face Toulouse…

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Warrington’s friendly postponed

Tonight’s game between Barrow Raiders and Warrington Wolves has been cancelled. Warrington confirmed on Twitter that the game had been called off due to the bad weather conditions that have affected most of the country. Sorry to report that tonight’s game v @BarrowRaiders has been called OFF, pitch conditions are not playable. — Warrington Wolves (@wolvesrl) January 29, 2016 The Wolves will…

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Raiders to pay thousands after storm damage

Barrow Raiders’ season has been dealt a cruel start after Storm Frank decimated part of their stadium. Brutal weather conditions destroyed hoardings and resulted in concrete splitting underneath. Efforts to clear up the damage has already started, with the objective to have the mess cleared by the time Barrow host neighbours Workington Town on January 17th. Joint director of rugby…

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