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Halifax chairman: Featherstone red hot favourites for second

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Halifax chairman Michael Steele has admitted Featherstone Rovers are now big favourites to finish second in the Championship and take the extra £250,000  in RFL central funding that comes with the runner-up spot. Fax were beaten 4-20 at home on Sunday and are now two points behind their West Yorkshire rivals in third place. “It’s not over until the final ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Championship: Fax and Fev to do battle for second spot

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On Sunday, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers will lock horns in a match that is undoubtedly pivotal to the future of both clubs. Indeed, it is set to decide who will finish second in the Championship and thus collect the extra £250,000 of central RFL funding that comes with the runner-up spot in Rugby League’s second tier. It has thus been ... Read More »

Harrison: Return of Bulls derby good for the game

Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison says he is relishing the prospect of facing Bradford Bulls again next season – and thinks the return of the West Yorkshire derby will see crowd figures soar. The Odsal outfit were officially condemned to relegation on Sunday when they fell to Huddersfield Giants. It has been more than a decade since the two sides last ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding charged by RFL

Bobbie Goulding

Barrow Raiders player-coach Bobbie Goulding has been charged with the Grade E offence of disputing the decision of a match official using aggressive language and aggressive body language, and questioning the integrity of a match official in the 79th minute of a Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Doncaster at Craven Park on Sunday June 8. Dane Manning of Halifax has ... Read More »

Harrison adds new Fax half-back

Daniel-Yates

Halifax coach Karl Harrison has announced the signing of former St Helens junior Danny Yates. The half-back, 21, spent seven games on dual registration with Rochdale Hornets last year before joining French outfit Union Treiziste Catalane. Harrison says he plans to test the former England Academy star out in his under-20s before making a decision on his first-team future. “Danny ... Read More »

Five players charged with punching from same game

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Five Kingstone Press Championship players have been charged with punching offences – with the quintet of stars all coming from the same two clubs that contested a fiery affair last Sunday. The clash between Halifax and Leigh Centurions saw four yellow cards and one red card in the match – with Leigh’s Sam Barlow receiving both a yellow and the ... Read More »

Riled Harrison rages at referee

Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison was left questioning several key decisions during Sunday’s 36-28 loss to Leigh, as Fax threw away a 24-0 lead to slip to defeat in a crucial top-of-the-table clash. Leigh did it tough, after Sam Barlow was sent off with just under half an hour remaining in a game that also saw four yellow cards. And Harrison ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »