Salford confirm partnership with North Wales

Salford Red Devils have confirmed a dual-registration partnership with Kingstone Press League One side North Wales Crusaders. The partnership will provide the Crusaders with support from their coaching network and the access to training facilities at the AJ Bell Stadium. Salford Red Devils first grade and U19 players will also have the opportunity to play in the Crusaders team at…

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Leigh’s Halton joins Crusaders on loan

North Wales Crusaders have made their second signing of the off-season, bringing in Leigh forward Frankie Halton on a one-year loan. Halton has impressed in the reserve grade at the Centurions, with head coach Paul Rowley now keen to boost his development with first-grade experience. He will get that at North Wales, who are keen on going one step further…

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Kilshaw admits Smith needs educating

Rochdale Hornets head coach Alan Kilshaw believes Jono Smith needs some guidance after being handed an eight-match ban for abusing match officials. Smith joined the Hornets two weeks ago, but will have to wait until March to make his debut after being handed a lengthy suspension. “Jono put his hands up and pleaded guilty. “He made us aware of it before…

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League One star banned for referee abuse

New Rochdale signing Jono Smith shall be unavailable for almost two months of the season after being handed an eight-match ban for abusing match officials in games he didn’t play in. Smith has been charged on grounds of misconduct for two separate incidents, with the first offence taking place whilst serving a suspension for a similar offence. A three-match suspension was imposed for…

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RFL and BBC agree new Challenge Cup deal

The RFL and BBC have agreed a deal that will see the broadcaster continue to televise the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The deal ensures that the Challenge Cup final will continue to be broadcast live on the BBC until 2020 and that the BBC will broadcast live matches in the sixth…

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League 1 Previews

Totalrl.com looks ahead to all the games that are taking place in League 1 this week. Thursday, August 20 York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders (7.30pm) Following their 30-22 victory at London Skolars, which keeps them in second place, York City Knights face a busy time over the next few days. Following the game against North Wales Crusaders they…

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