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Manning breaks silence over Halifax exit

Manning breaks silence over Halifax exit

Dane Manning has revealed that he never wanted to leave Halifax and insists that he was “upset” by the manner in which he left the club. The former Fax forward left under a cloud at the end of last year

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Rhinos and Bulldogs win Friday night pre-season clashes

Rhinos and Bulldogs win Friday night pre-season clashes

Leeds Rhinos and Batley Bulldogs emerged triumphant tonight in pre-season matches at the BigFellas Stadium and the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium in cold conditions at both grounds. A strong Rhinos side secured an impressive 0-24 victory over Featherstone Rovers, scoring four

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Matt Diskin looking to change perceptions at Batley during rookie year

Matt Diskin looking to change perceptions at Batley during rookie year

After a near miraculous era under the stewardship of John Kear, the responsibility of first-team matters at Batley Bulldogs goes to rookie coach Matt Diskin. The Bulldogs defied the odds to finish third in the Championship last year, but Diskin’s

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Diskin talks up recruitment progress at Batley

Diskin talks up recruitment progress at Batley

New Batley head coach Matt Diskin believes his squad are in a better position to make the top four than last year following their recruitment for 2017. The Bulldogs have brought in seven new players for Diskin’s first year in

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Halifax claim Dane Manning is still their player, despite Batley confirming him as a signing

Halifax claim Dane Manning is still their player, despite Batley confirming him as a signing

Halifax have knocked back Batley’s claims that they have signed Dane Manning, by insisting that he is still contracted with the club. The Bulldogs announced the signing of the Halifax back-rower on Thursday evening at a fans forum with new

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Batley make double signing, including Championship star Manning

Batley make double signing, including Championship star Manning

Batley have secured a double coup ahead of the season, after announcing the signings of Jy Hitchcox and Dane Manning. The duo join from Castleford and Halifax respectively, with winger Hitchcox joining on loan while Manning signs on a two-year deal. Hitchcox

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Batley sign Farrell from rivals Dewsbury

Batley sign Farrell from rivals Dewsbury

Batley Bulldogs have completed the signing of forward Joel Farrell from local rivals Dewsbury. Farrell, who has scored 14 tries in 57 appearances for the Rams, joined the club at the start of the 2014 season, before particularly impressing this

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Higham hoping to see fans of the future on Saturday

Higham hoping to see fans of the future on Saturday

Leigh Centurions captain Micky Higham has admitted he is hoping to see the club attract plenty of new fans this weekend: as Batley coach John Kear plans to be the scourge of the Centurions once again. Leigh face Batley looking to

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Leigh have justified Super 8s system with promotion, says Kear

Leigh have justified Super 8s system with promotion, says Kear

Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear believes that Leigh Centurions have justified the merits of the Super 8s league structure with promotion this year. Kear, who has played a significant role in the success of the Qualifiers himself thanks to Batley’s

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Kear urges players to enjoy Leeds experience tonight

Kear urges players to enjoy Leeds experience tonight

Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear has urged his players to enjoy arguably the standout tie of their entire Qualifiers campaign this evening: a dream trip to Headingley to face Super League champions Leeds Rhinos. The Bulldogs are still mathematically in

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