Heavy Woollen Derby as intense as Leeds-Bradford, says Morrison

Dewsbury Rams head coach Glenn Morrison believes the passion involved with the Heavy Woollen Derby compares to the Bradford Bulls-Leeds Rhinos rivalry. Morrison’s side travel to their bitter local rivals Batley on Sunday for the final derby of the regular Championship season, keen to win back the local bragging rights after the Bulldogs won the two meetings so far this…

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Mitch Stringer to make Dewsbury debut in Heavy Woollen Derby

Glenn Morrison has confirmed new signing Mitch Stringer will make his Dewsbury debut in this weekend’s Heavy Woollen Derby. Stringer joined the Rams after completing his release from Sheffield, who he played for over 300 times during a long spell with the South Yorkshire club. The 32-year-old has signed a deal at the Tetley’s Stadium for the rest of the…

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Dewsbury the latest club to ditch reserve grade

Dewsbury Rams have followed in the footsteps of Featherstone Rovers and withdrawn their reserve side for the remainder of 2016. The club cited ‘growing challenges’ as the reason behind their decision before further explaining that the disrupted scheduling and player retention were two major factors in the outcome. A club spokesperson said: “This difficult decision has been taken as a result…

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No contact from Bradford over Morrison’s availability

Dewsbury Rams Chairman Mark Sawyer says there has been no contact from Bradford Bulls over the availability of coach Glenn Morrison. The Australian has been extensively linked with the vacant Bulls post since James Lowes resigned last week, and was installed as favourite for the job by bookmakers Ladbrokes. But Sawyer says there has been no approach from the Bulls,…

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League Express columnist supports Jones appeal

League Express columnist and Great Britain legend Garry Schofield will be the star guest at tomorrow evening’s Danny Jones Defibrillator Fundraiser. The Great Britain Legend and Golden Boot winner will host a Q&A session, offer his views on the modern game and share some tales from a glittering playing career for club and country. The event, which starts at 7.30pm,…

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PREVIEW: Dewsbury expecting backlash from out of form Bradford

Dewsbury lost to Batley Bulldogs on Good Friday but beat Sheffield Eagles on Easter Monday before losing 40-18 at home by Leigh Centurions last week. Coach Glenn Morrison said: “I’ve been pleased with the boys’ effort. The Easter period is a tough time on everyone and being a part-time team we had to play in the Challenge Cup as well…

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Hawks recruit Johnson on loan

Hunslet Hawks have signed Zach Johnson from Dewsbury Rams on an initial one-month loan. Johnson played in the Championship for Swinton in 2014 after signing from Shaw Cross and toured Australia with Barla in 2013. He joined up with the Rams ahead of the 2015 season and his blockbusting style earned many plaudits. Director of Rugby Darren Williams said: “We…

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