Monday, January 26, 2015
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North Wales Crusaders

Centurions v Crusaders friendly called off

We have just been informed that today’s pre-season friendly between Leigh Centurions and North Wales Crusaders has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Leigh Sports Village has been hit by persistent, torrential rain and will be unavailable for the fixture. The fixture has been officially postponed so may be reorganised in the near future. Read More »

Crusaders looking for improvement


Former Bradford Bulls Super League star Michael Platt (pictured) will feature in the North Wales Crusaders side set to take on Leigh Centurions this Sunday as head coach Clive Griffiths looks to improve on their display against Widnes. The Wrexham-based side are likely to face an under-strength Centurions side – due to their game against Salford City Reds on Friday ... Read More »

Platt joins Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have added to their squad with the capture of former Irish international Michael Platt from Bradford Bulls. Platt will link up with former team-mate Stuart Reardon, who he played alongside at the Bulls, and is the fourth new member of the 2014 squad alongside the Ashall brothers and Adam Clay. The 29-year-old has crossed for 24 tries ... Read More »

Ashall brothers make switch to Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have announced their first two new signings for 2014 in Craig and Karl Ashall from Championship rivals Halifax. The brothers both have a wealth of experience playing at Championship level and they join the host of players who have already re-signed with the club on the squad list for next season. Chief Executive Jamie Thomas said, “Clearly ... Read More »

Adamson and Middlehurst stick with Crusaders

The second row partnership of Toby Adamson and Gary Middlehurst will stay intact at North Wales Crusaders for 2014 after both players signed contract extensions with the club. Both played a vital role in Crusaders’ double success last term – forming a lethal partnership – and will be just as important when the Championship campaign comes around. Head coach Clive ... Read More »

Griffiths and Fieldhouse fired up for 2014

Head coach Clive Griffiths and assistant John Fieldhouse are both fully committed to North Wales Crusaders’ cause for life in the Championship in 2014. The two former Warrington servants – who acted as a coach and player respectively at the Wire – have masterminded the progress of Crusaders since their formation back in late 2011, which has seen them gain ... Read More »

A week that belongs to the Giants, Rovers and Crusaders

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 When we get into September the temperature begins to drop. But not as far as Rugby League is concerned where, over the last week, the temperature has risen by several notches. It began last Wednesday night, when Featherstone Rovers drew almost 4,000 spectators to their BigFellas Stadium to see a pulsating ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Previews (Sun 4 Aug)

Gateshead Thunder v North Wales Crusaders (3.00pm) Gateshead Thunder coach Kevin Neighbour could name an unchanged squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with North Wales Crusaders. Gateshead are aiming for a Welsh double, having won 36-30 at South Wales Scorpions last week. Neighbour said: “That result is a massive boost for us. For long periods of the first ... Read More »

Crusaders beat Skolars to claim the Bowl

NORTHERN RAIL BOWL FINAL LONDON SKOLARS 24 NORTH WALES CRUSADERS 42 PAUL ENGLISH, The Shay, Saturday 20th July 2013 North Wales Crusaders became the first side to have their name inscribed on the Northern Rail Bowl as they overpowered London Skolars in the final 15 minutes of an otherwise closely-contested match. “I’ve just said that I’ve had some very proud ... Read More »