Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Batley Bulldogs

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 »

International: John Kear handed Wales job

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Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear has been appointed as coach for the Welsh national team. The 59-year-old, who has plenty of international experience having coached both England and France, takes over from Iestyn Harris, who left the post for the Salford Red Devils in April. His first tournament will be the European Championships in autumn when Wales face France, Scotland ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Keighley Cougars

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Sunday 2.00pm at the Love Rugby League Stadium Batley Bulldogs fullback Miles Greenwood is on the verge of his 100th career try. Greenwood has 98 tries to his name, 24 in Batley colours. He has previously played with Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and Oldham. The Bulldogs will have loan pair Kyle Trout and Alex Brown available after the duo ... Read More »

Top Championship coaches back league restructuring

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Three of the top coaches outside Super League have backed the sweeping changes that will impact on the game next year, as the pathway to Super League re-opens for Championship clubs. Batley’s John Kear, Sheffield’s Mark Aston and Leigh’s Paul Rowley believe that the re-introduction of promotion and relegation is already having a huge impact on the game at Championship ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs players have suspensions reduced

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Two Batley Bulldogs players have had their suspensions for breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting reduced on appeal. Jonny Campbell had his suspension for placing bets on a number of matches, including the 2013 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, Batley Bulldogs v Sheffield Eagles, in which he played, reduced from 12 months to nine. Campbell placed a bet for ... Read More »

Match report: Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers

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In a nutshell A hat-trick from star winger Justin Carney helped Castleford to a comfortable win over Championship outfit Batley. How it unfolded 5’ – Luke Dorn opens the Tigers’ account with a superb score assisted by Justin Carney. Marc Sneyd adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Justin Carney goes from provider to scorer, and Sneyd adds another two points: ... Read More »

Kear relishing ‘emotional’ Castleford reunion

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Batley coach John Kear is relishing facing his hometown team when Castleford visit the Bulldogs this Sunday in the Challenge Cup. The 59-year-old, who has won the prestigious competition twice with Sheffield Eagles (1998) and Hull FC (2005), played for the Tigers from 1980 to 1987 and admits they still have a place in his heart. “It’s a really special ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

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Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Kyle Trout joins Batley on loan

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Wildcats forward, Kyle Trout has joined Batley Bulldogs on an initial one-month loan deal. The 23-year old has played once in 2014 having made 21 Super League appearances in all for the club. Trout is the second player to leave the club on loan this week with 23-year old hooker, Matty Wildie joining Doncaster, also for a month.  There is ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Rochdale Hornets v Batley Bulldogs

Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Rochdale Hornets are still looking for their first league win of the season but will be in good heart after an impressive performance against the University of Gloucestershire All Golds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Both Hornets and the Bullogs progressed safely into the fourth round with an injury-hit Batley side accounting for amateurs Kells. ... Read More »