Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Doncaster RLFC takeover aborted

Paul-Cooke

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s proposed takeover of football side Doncaster Rovers – and Doncaster Rugby League – has been aborted, after former Rovers chairman John Ryan told the media the deal is off. The deal was thought to have been completed last month, with the club initially saying at the time: “We are pleased to announce that former Doncaster ... Read More »

Championship: Centurions finally fall at Doncaster

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Leigh Centurions suffered their first Championship defeat of the season yesterday as they went down 24-16 away to Doncaster after a big second-half rally from the hosts. Leigh, who had won all their previous 18 Championship games this season, had led 16-6 at half-time following tries from Martin Aspinwall, Ryan Brierley and Sean Penkywicz. But Doncaster fought back in the ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Stars of the weekend

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race is well and truly alive after another defeat for Widnes – this time against one of their big rivals for the eight. And the Championship is hotting up ... Read More »

One Direction star takes over Doncaster RLFC

Paul-Cooke

Doncaster are set to have the biggest budget in the history of the club next season, after One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson completed his takeover of the club – as well as Doncaster Rovers FC. The worldwide star is now co-owner of the Rugby League side, and in a statement from the club, General Manager Carl Hall insists there is ... Read More »

Doncaster planning for 2015 already

Paul-Cooke

This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Doncaster coach Paul Cooke says that plans for the 2015 are starting already. ... Read More »

Cooke: Complacency not to blame for Dons form

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Doncaster player-coach Paul Cooke insists there is no complacency in his side, as he searches for a reason to diagnose their poor form. After a very strong start to the season, which has seen the Dons level on points with second-placed Featherstone Rovers in the Championship table, they were lucky to get past Barrow a fortnight ago and lost to ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster

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In a nutshell The home side ran in 12 unanswered tries to cruise through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. Chris Bridge scored four times and scored 10 goals to finish with a personal points haul of 36. The story of the game 9’ – Kevin Penny try; Chris Bridge goal (1/1): 6-0 14’ – Matty Russell try; ... Read More »

Match Report: Sheffield Eagles 34 Doncaster 42

In a Nutshell Doncaster recovered from a 28-12 half-time deficit to finish like a runaway train to take the points in the South Yorkshire derby at Owlerton Stadium. How it unfolded The Eagles seemed to be in control at the break and held a 16-point advantage, but that was eradicated within 18 minutes of the restart and Paul Cooke’s men ... Read More »

Championship preview: Doncaster v North Wales Crusaders

Paul-Cooke

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster will have Hull FC youngsters Joe Arundel and Ben Crooks available for the visit of the North Wales Crusaders to the Keepmoat Stadium. The pair were left out of the Hull FC squad for Thursday’s televised game against Huddersfield Giants with Hull coach Lee Radford saying: “We are hoping a couple of games ... Read More »