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Leigh Centurions confirm full-time status

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Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont has confirmed that the club will go ahead with plans to become full-time next year, after they confirmed top spot in the Championship last weekend. Their home win over Featherstone Rovers last Friday cemented their position at the top of the division – as well as confirming the largest amount of central funding ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 10

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Tetley’s Challenge Cup – semi-final Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 31-30 Swinton North Wales Crusaders 17-20 Halifax Barrow 10-24 Keighley Dewsbury 38-20 Rochdale Doncaster 36-10 Workington Whitehaven 28-13 Batley Kingstone Press Championship One Hemel Stags 16-34 Hunslet York 34-30 Gateshead What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ ... Read More »

Championship relegation run-in: Who can survive?

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Even though Super League is taking a back seat for the Challenge Cup semi-finals this weekend, there is still plenty of decisive league action taking place, as the battle for Championship survival seriously hots up. Of the whopping five relegation spots in the Championship this season, two have already been filled – as Barrow and Swinton have already been condemned ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs player charged with using homophobic abuse

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Batley Bulldogs player Lee Paterson has been charged with using homophobic abuse to another player in the 72nd minute of a Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh Centurions played on Sunday August 3. Patterson was dismissed by the referee and will face a Grade E charge when he appears before an independent disciplinary tribunal next Tuesday (August 5). No other ... Read More »

Opinion: London Broncos are shaping up just fine for 2015

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After 23 straight defeats in Super League, you’d perhaps be able to forgive London Broncos for walking around with their tail between their legs. After all, they’re on course to become the first Super League side in the modern era to go a whole regular season without winning a game. However, since their relegation was confirmed, they have quietly gone ... Read More »

Two Championship clubs charged over dual-reg

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Two clubs have been charged with breaching RFL Operational Rules relating to dual registration by fielding ineligible players in Kingstone Press Championship fixtures. Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have been charged with breaching Operational Rule D1.20 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least three league fixtures ... Read More »

Opinion: How to end dual-registration madness

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It’s been a fair few months since I have written in any depth about those two most divisive of Championship words, dual registration. But there was no avoiding the controversial system last week, when the RFL confirmed that they were investigating the possibility that ineligible players were fielded on Sunday July 27. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition ... Read More »

Ridyard reaps reward second week in a row

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Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard and Oldham winger Mo Agoro have been voted Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Player of the Week – Martyn Ridyard (Leigh Centurions) Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard has become the first player to win the ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Tigers sign Featherstone prop Steve Crossley

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of prop Steve Crossley from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. Crossley, a product of the Bradford Bulls academy has played for both Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams before joining Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season. Crossley said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Cas Tigers next ... Read More »