Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Keighley Cougars

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars to meet with lawyers over possible action

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Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett will meet with with an industry leading lawyer on Thursday, as the club look into potential legal action over their relegation from the Championship. The Cougars were relegated to the third tier after their 26-24 defeat to Featherstone which, coupled with Batley’s victory over Doncaster, saw them take the fifth and final relegation spot in ... Read More »

Cougars seek legal advice over inconsistent RFL rulings

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Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett claims he is seeking legal advice after the West Yorkshire side were relegated from the Championship yesterday. Fawcett is upset at two key decisions made by the RFL that have directly impacted the Cougars’ season. Firstly, player-coach Paul March was given a two-month stadium ban for questioning a match official, then, more recently, some of the ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars boss agrees new deal

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Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has signed a new contract with the Championship club, tying him down until the end of 2016. March – who is currently serving a two-month stadium ban – has lead the Cougars into the play-off places in the Kingstone Press Championship this year, as well as guiding the team into the quarter-finals of the Challenge ... Read More »

Paul March loan move blocked

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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. Keighley Cougars player coach Paul March’s attempt to join Hemel Stags on loan ... Read More »

Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars

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The first of the four Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-finals takes place this evening, as the lowest ranked team left in the competition, Keighley Cougars, head to Widnes to face Denis Betts’ Vikings outfit. Keighley coach Paul March – who is still serving a two-month stadium ban – has indicated that he will send a very different Cougars side to the ... Read More »

Paul Handforth: We will give ourselves a chance

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Keighley Cougars scrum-half Paul Handforth believes the Challenge Cup is the biggest competition in Rugby League and is convinced the Championship club can keep their dream alive when they face Widnes Vikings in a quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium tonight (8.00pm). Handforth feels Keighley’s strong run of form will stand them in good stead to take on Super League ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars coach issued with two-month stadium ban

Cougars player-coach Paul March

An RFL Operational Rule Tribunal has imposed a two-month suspension on Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March for verbally abusing match officials. Under the terms of the suspension, March is prohibited from entering any stadium in which Keighley Cougars are playing until July 8, 2014. The sanction was handed down after March was found guilty of improper conduct and breaching the ... Read More »

Cougars could cause upset, claims coach

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March claims the Championship club have what it takes to cause an upset when they face Widnes Vikings in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. The former Wakefield and Huddersfield star said: “It could be an upset – it’s just how they play and how we play. “But that’s why the Challenge Cup is the ... Read More »

Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

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In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... Read More »