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Ellis and Oakes named players of the week

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Featherstone Rovers hooker Andy Ellis and Hunslet Hawks second rower John Oakes have been voted the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ellis was dominant in Featherstone’s 32-26 win against Batley Bulldogs, while Oakes produced a tireless display in Hunslet’s 31-12 triumph over Oxford. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the ... Read More »

Harrison adds new Fax half-back

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Halifax coach Karl Harrison has announced the signing of former St Helens junior Danny Yates. The half-back, 21, spent seven games on dual registration with Rochdale Hornets last year before joining French outfit Union Treiziste Catalane. Harrison says he plans to test the former England Academy star out in his under-20s before making a decision on his first-team future. “Danny ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos not underestimating cup rivals

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Leeds loose forward Chris Clarkson insists the Rhinos won’t under-estimate Leigh Centurions when they host the Championship leaders in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6 (8.00pm). Clarkson is expecting a tough battle for the coveted semi-final spot against the sport’s only undefeated team in 2014 with Leigh having won all 16 league games ... Read More »

Feature: Where the streets have known names

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This article, written by Mike Latham, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Rugby League World discovers how a handful of streets in Leigh have produced ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results

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Super League Bradford Bulls 20-12 Wakefield Wildcats Castleford Tigers 54-12 Hull Kingston Rovers London Broncos 12-50 St Helens 32-12 Salford Red Devils Warrington Wolves 24-6 Leeds Rhinos Widnes Vikings 26-26 Catalan Dragons Huddersfield Giants 31-22 Wigan Warriors Championship Barrow Raiders 38-18 Rochdale Hornets Batley Bulldogs 26-32 Featherstone Rovers Dewsbury Rams 38-18 North Wales Crusaders Keighley Cougats 14-28 Halifax Swinton Lions ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions boss handed new contract

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Kingstone Press Championship pacesetters Leigh Centurions have rewarded coach Paul Rowley for their fantastic start to the season, by handing him a new contract with the club. The Centurions announced today that the 39-year-old – who was believed to be courting attention from some Super League clubs – has been tied down until the end of the 2017 season, in ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils in hunt for Cameron Pitman

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Salford Red Devils’ recruitment drive for 2015 is reportedly scouring the Championship, with top Leigh Centurions centre Cameron Pitman supposedly on the radar of Marwan Koukash, according to the MEN. The young Aussie has been in sensational form for the Centurions so far this season, and has played a big role in their undefeated start to the season. That has ... Read More »

Smith and Kay named players of the week

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Leigh Centurions winger Liam Kay and York City Knights stand-off Pat Smith are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Kay scores four tries in Leigh’s record-breaking 54-12 win at Sheffield Eagles while Smith guided York to a 40-0 triumph over Hunslet Hawks. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

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There has been a significant change on the Rugby League landscape in the North East today, as Kingstone Press Championship One outfit Gateshead Thunder have been taken over by Rugby Union outfit Newcastle Falcons. The move – which had been mooted for some time, and reported on by League Express in the past – sees the Falcons secure a controlling ... Read More »

Thackeray and Canterbury players of the week

Anthony Thackeray

Dewsbury Rams scrum-half Anthony Thackeray and Gloucestershire All Golds hooker Casey Canterbury have been named as the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Thackeray claimed the Championship award after scoring five tries in the Rams’ 42-30 win over Barrow Raiders, while Canterbury controlled play from two different positions to fend off fierce challenges for the Championship One award from Oxford’s ... Read More »