Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship

Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

Keighley-Swinton

In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... Read More »

Opinion: The magic of the cup is alive

Fax-V-Leigh

Seven clubs will this weekend fly the Kingstone Press Championships flag, as the Challenge Cup enters its last 16 phase. For those seven clubs, the magic of the Cup is very much alive, for differing reasons. The pick of the ties, as far as the Championship goes, is undoubtedly at Leigh Sports Village, where the Centurions host Featherstone Rovers in ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions boss expecting ferocious cup atmosphere

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley believes this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup has given the Championship a chance to show what it is made of, with plenty of sides outside Super League still remaining in the competition. The draw has ensured there will be at least two Championship sides in the last eight following this weekend’s cup ties, and Rowley ... 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 »

Win tickets to every major Rugby League final this year

Leeds Rhinos winning the 2012 Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

League Express, Britain’s best-selling weekly Rugby League newspaper, has announced it is to release its first ever digital-only edition on Thursday April 24. The issue is designed to give Rugby League fans access to all the reports, stats and analysis from the Easter week Super League games without having to wait until Monday for the print edition to come out. ... Read More »

Match Report: Sheffield Eagles 34 Doncaster 42

In a Nutshell Doncaster recovered from a 28-12 half-time deficit to finish like a runaway train to take the points in the South Yorkshire derby at Owlerton Stadium. How it unfolded The Eagles seemed to be in control at the break and held a 16-point advantage, but that was eradicated within 18 minutes of the restart and Paul Cooke’s men ... Read More »

Opinion: It is time for Championship recognition

Fax-V-Leigh

Is it time to re-introduce representative rugby for the Kingstone Press Championships? Leading coaches John Kear, Paul Rowley and Mark Aston thought so in an excellent recent edition of Super League TV’s On Report programme. The notion of representative Rugby League being re-introduced in the Championship is not a new one. Both Rowley and then Featherstone coach Daryl Powell have ... Read More »

Five players charged with punching from same game

Fax-V-Leigh

Five Kingstone Press Championship players have been charged with punching offences – with the quintet of stars all coming from the same two clubs that contested a fiery affair last Sunday. The clash between Halifax and Leigh Centurions saw four yellow cards and one red card in the match – with Leigh’s Sam Barlow receiving both a yellow and the ... Read More »

Riled Harrison rages at referee

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison was left questioning several key decisions during Sunday’s 36-28 loss to Leigh, as Fax threw away a 24-0 lead to slip to defeat in a crucial top-of-the-table clash. Leigh did it tough, after Sam Barlow was sent off with just under half an hour remaining in a game that also saw four yellow cards. And Harrison ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

Gen-22

Kingstone Press Championship Barrow Raiders 18-38 Featherstone Rovers Batley Bulldogs 29-20 Keighley Cougars Doncaster RLFC 20-12 North Wales Crusaders Halifax RLFC 28-36 Leigh Centurions Rochdale Hornets 20-16 Whitehaven RLFC Swinton Lions 37-31 Dewsbury Rams Workington Town 14-24 Sheffield Eagles Kingstone Press Championship One Oldham RLFC 52-16 Gateshead Thunder Gloucestershire All Golds 4-44 Hunslet Hawks York City Knights 16-24 Oxford RLFC ... Read More »