Thursday, October 30, 2014
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North Wales Crusaders

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

Michael-monaghan

North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

The Last Crusade

Clive Griffiths

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, pays tribute to the North Wales Crusaders’ Clive Griffiths. Clive Griffiths took charge of his final game as North Wales Crusaders coach against Whitehaven last Sunday. Fittingly his side marked the occasion with a victory as Gary Middlehurst’s late try helped them to a thrilling 22-21 win over the Cumbrians. Griffiths will ... Read More »

Haven ready for strong Crusaders’ challenge

Whitehaven

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods revealed North Wales Crusaders will be familiar opponents in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Woods said: “I’ve seen some of their games this year, and they’ve also signed a couple of players we were talking to, so we know a bit about what to expect. “I’m sure they’ll be ready for this game and will want ... 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 »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

Kyle Trout. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Leigh Centurions v North Wales Crusaders

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Centurions centre Stuart Littler, one of the most consistent and durable players of the modern era, is set to play his 100th game for the Leigh club. Littler, after a career that included 247 Super League games for Salford City Reds, joined the Centurions at the start of the 2011 season, making his Centurions ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v North Wales Crusaders

Kevin Penny from his time on loan at Harlequins RL. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Kevin Penny has scored a try in each of Swinton’s last five games. The three tries he has scored for the Lions in 2014 have come whilst as a dual-registered player from parent club Warrington. Swinton Lions are aiming to claim their first win of the Kingstone Press Championship season when they host North ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers

North Wales' Rob Massam. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Sunday, 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders have injury doubts over Gary Middlehurst (knee) and Rob Massam (ankle) and whilst both are rated as doubtful coach Clive Griffiths is keeping his fingers crossed. “Gary’s got more chance than Rob,” said Griffiths. “We go into this home game as firm underdogs, and when can we have said that ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven V North Wales Crusaders

Jono Smith, of North Wales Crusaders. ©RLPhotos

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 3.00pm Whitehaven centres Stephen Fox and Scott McAvoy face late fitness tests, but coach Dave Woods expects both to be passed fit for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with North Wales Crusaders. Woods is aiming to make the most of home advantage on Sunday, when he hopes to steer Whitehaven to their first victory of ... Read More »

Centurions and Crusaders to do battle at last

Rugby-generic

The Leigh Centurions-North Wales Crusaders fixture that was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Sunday will now be played on Wednesday evening at 7.45pm. The main pitch is still not ready so the fixture has been moved to the Leigh East Pavilion. Admission will cost £4 per adult and £2 per concession. Under-16s get in free. Tickets already purchased ... Read More »