Leigh beat Featherstone in Qualifiers opener

Greg McNally recorded a brace as Leigh Centurions won 38-12 at Featherstone Rovers in round one of the Qualifiers. Daniel Mortimer and McNally crossed to give Leigh an early lead before Darrell Griffin brought the hosts onto the board. Mitch Brown hit back for the Centurions, with Luke Briscoe seeing an effort disallowed shortly before the break. Liam Hood scooted over…

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Late Minga try keeps Toulouse’s top four hopes alive

Kuni Minga scored a 79th minute winning try as Toulouse Olympique took the race for the top four to the final day with a dramatic 32-26 victory over Featherstone Rovers. Minga, Rhys Curran and Bastien Ader crossed to give the hosts a 10-point lead with Anthony Thackeray replying for Featherstone. Kyle Briggs reduced the deficit further with Mark Kheirallah touching…

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Featherstone miss out on high-profile targets

Featherstone Rovers have been unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Dane Nielsen and Ryan Hampshire. TotalRL understands the Championship club entered advanced talks with both players but have been unable to complete deals ahead of today’s transfer deadline. It’s believed Nielsen, a former Queensland representative who briefly played for Bradford Bulls in 2015, had agreed to join the club for…

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Featherstone in talks to recruit “high-calibre” players

Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell says the Rovers will do “everything in their power” boost their squad after beginning discussions with a number of Super League players. The Championship club secured their spot in the Qualifiers last weekend and are now trying to recruit new players to help them compete with their Super League opponents. Featherstone are thought to be closing…

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Swinton win was ideal preparation for huge London clash, says Jon Sharp

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp believes Wednesday’s victory against Swinton was the ideal preparation for Sunday’s mouthwatering trip to the capital to take on London. It is second against third in Ealing on Sunday afternoon as Fev travel to take on Andrew Henderson’s in-form Broncos, looking to deny them a tenth victory in succession. And Sharp admitted that his side…

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Henderson keen for London to stay grounded as they eye up history on Sunday

It is very rare in rugby league, certainly in recent times at least, that London Broncos have stood on the brink of creating history. But the quiet progress being made by Andrew Henderson in the capital in recent years is undoubtedly beginning to pay off for the Broncos – and a run of nine victories in succession have taken them…

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Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Defending champions Hull FC will host Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Cas’ put over half a century of points past St Helens to book their place in the last eight while Hull FC’s 62-0 victory over Catalans Dragons gifts Rugby League fans a mouth-watering tie in the next round. Warrington’s reward for dispatching…

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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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