Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Keighley Cougars

Championship: Keighley Cougars to force emergency EGM

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars say they now have enough clubs’ support to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL, including some that want to push for a vote of no confidence in the game’s governing body. They also insist that they will not allow the issue over ineligible dual-registration players to fade away. And Chairman Gary Fawcett now believes that there ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars call for RFL emergency meeting

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars are trying to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL as they continue to ask questions over the ineligible players saga. The Cougars have also written to 20 MPs about the issue as they pursue legal action in conjunction with Sheffield Eagles, and almost 2,000 people have signed an online petition started by supporter Nigel Hall. Last ... Read More »

Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars and Sheffield Eagles have begun formal legal action against the Rugby Football League over the ineligible dual-registration players saga. Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says that the club has not received any answers from the sport’s governing body over why Batley and Doncaster were reinstated the three points they were initially deducted. Fawcett wants to know why the clubs ... Read More »

Cougars take to the courts in RFL dual-reg dispute

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Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed that the Cougars have placed the dual registration controversy that has surrounded the club’s relegation into the hands of lawyers. The Cougars had been taking legal advice over the matter, and announced that they would join forces with Sheffield Eagles to cover the costs of taking it further if required. And Fawcett confirmed to ... Read More »

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

Cougars player-coach Paul March

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

Cougars player-coach Paul March

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

Cougars player-coach Paul March

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 »