Sunday, September 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Championship preview: Rochdale Hornets v Whitehaven

Haven

Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Sunday’s meeting between Hornets and Whitehaven is a clash between the two clubs with close links to St Helens, both clubs having made good use of partnership agreements with the Super League outfit and a number of St Helens players have appeared for both clubs. However it is not unique, last season London Broncos had ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v Dewsbury Rams

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Winger Freddie Walker looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage against York City Knights, but Swinton Lions coach Ian Watson is hopeful that both Josh Barlow and Luke Menzies will be fit to face the Rams. Chris Atkin is unavailable after being selected for England Students and Anthony ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Featherstone Rovers

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Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow have agreed a dual registration deal with Salford Red Devils and could hand Championship debuts to a number of players. Recently appointed head coach Bobbie Goulding included new signings Mick Govin and Michael Dengate in the Challenge Cup tie at Keighley a week ago. Liam Hulme, son of former Great Britain international Paul Hulme, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Keighley Cougars

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Sunday 2.00pm at the Love Rugby League Stadium Batley Bulldogs fullback Miles Greenwood is on the verge of his 100th career try. Greenwood has 98 tries to his name, 24 in Batley colours. He has previously played with Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and Oldham. The Bulldogs will have loan pair Kyle Trout and Alex Brown available after the duo ... 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: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Top Championship coaches back league restructuring

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Three of the top coaches outside Super League have backed the sweeping changes that will impact on the game next year, as the pathway to Super League re-opens for Championship clubs. Batley’s John Kear, Sheffield’s Mark Aston and Leigh’s Paul Rowley believe that the re-introduction of promotion and relegation is already having a huge impact on the game at Championship ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils agree dual-reg deal with Barrow Raiders

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Salford Red Devils have agreed a dual-registration deal with Championship outfit Barrow Raiders – in a move that was mooted by head coach Bobbie Goulding last week. The newly appointed Raiders coach tweeted that he had met with Devils owner Marwan Koukash with a view to striking up a deal – and that has today been confirmed. It means the ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs players have suspensions reduced

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Two Batley Bulldogs players have had their suspensions for breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting reduced on appeal. Jonny Campbell had his suspension for placing bets on a number of matches, including the 2013 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, Batley Bulldogs v Sheffield Eagles, in which he played, reduced from 12 months to nine. Campbell placed a bet for ... Read More »

Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »