Ward looking forward to locking horns with close friend Diskin on Sunday

They were Grand Final-winning team-mates almost 15 years ago – and on Sunday, Danny Ward and Matt Diskin clash in the capital as head coaches for the first time. “I’m looking forward to clashing with the old boy on Sunday,” Ward joked to TotalRL ahead of his London side welcoming Diskin’s Batley to Ealing at the weekend. Together, they were…

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Bulldogs win Roy Powell Trophy

Batley Bulldogs have won the Roy Powell Trophy today, beating their Heavy Woollen neighbours Dewsbury Rams 16-28 at Tetley’s Stadium in an entertaining clash that saw the Bulldogs take the game with three tries in the final 20 minutes. Apart from that it was an evenly fought contest all the way through with Johnny Campbell opening the scoring for the…

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Championship Shield Results – Bradford win again

Championship Shield: Swinton Lions 16-30 Bradford Bulls Sheffield Eagles 28-35 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 22-22 Oldham Toulouse Olympique 50-12 Rochdale Hornets Full coverage of all the weekend’s Championship Shield matches will feature in Monday’s issue of League Express, available in the shops and online from Sunday evening.

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Kilshaw and Rochdale ready for ‘game of the weekend’ against Batley

Rochdale coach Alan Kilshaw believes Sunday’s clash with Batley could be the Championship’s game of the weekend. Hornets are looking to move further away from the Championship relegation zone following victory against Bradford last weekend, and Kilshaw is expecting a much sterner test for his side than earlier in the season. On that occasion, Rochdale lost a thrilling and controversial…

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Diskin keen for Batley to build momentum ahead of Rochdale clash

Batley coach Matt Diskin is eager for his side to begin to build momentum ahead of the split for the Super 8s – after admitting they were “exceptionally lucky” the last time they met Sunday’s opponents Rochdale. The Bulldogs were 38-34 winners in a dramatic and thrilling encounter earlier in the season, winning the game at the death thanks to…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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REPORT: London thrash Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs 4-42 London Broncos LONDON BRONCOS continued their resurgence with a comprehensive victory at top four rivals Batley Bulldogs. A couple of quickfire tries saw London hit the ascendancy as Elliot Kear’s fifth minute score was added to minutes later by Jay Pitts. James Cunningham went over for the Broncos’ third midway through the half before a gutsy defensive…

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