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PREVIEW: Swinton vs Featherstone

PREVIEW: Swinton vs Featherstone

Despite another competitive performance last week against Whitehaven, Swinton Lions are still searching for their first win in the Championship. Coach John Duffy: “We were very unlucky again. We had the chance to kill the game off. We had a

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PREVIEW: Batley vs Bradford

PREVIEW: Batley vs Bradford

Batley Bulldogs top the Kingstone Press Championship table following their win over Workington Town and coach John Kear reflects on the best start the club have had during his tenure. “We’re playing really well and demonstrating consistently good performances but

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Broncos bucking again

Broncos bucking again

Gareth Walker of League Express checks out a developing success story in the capital. WHAT has perhaps gone under the radar somewhat, amid the justified praise for Batley’s flying start to the season, has been the form of London Broncos. Andrew

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Kingston Press Championship Round 6 Previews

Kingston Press Championship Round 6 Previews

This week the Kingstone Press Championship reaches Round 6 of this season’s competition, with two games scheduled for Saturday and four for Sunday. Full reports from each game will appear in Monday’s League Express. Saturday March 12 London Broncos v Dewsbury

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GOSSIP: Gaskell to make controversial Leigh switch

GOSSIP: Gaskell to make controversial Leigh switch

There has been plenty of talk surrounding Bradford Bulls and a potential move for Leigh halfback Ryan Brierley in recent weeks. But in the latest saga between the two Championship clubs, the Centurions are close to pinching Bradford’s influential halfback

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Hesketh set for Oxford appearance

Hesketh set for Oxford appearance

Kingstone Press Championship league leaders Batley could send prop Sean Hesketh to partner club Oxford in the coming weeks as he continues his push for full fitness. The former Keighley frontrower is now available again, but coach John Kear confirmed

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Haven secure Duffy

Haven secure Duffy

Whitehaven have benefitted from North Wales Crusaders’ financial woe by signing forward Ryan Duffy for the rest of the year. Duffy was one of a number of players that left the Crusaders after they asked for players to take reduced

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London lose Stapleton

London lose Stapleton

London Broncos’ NRL recruit Nathan Stapleton has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing an ACL reconstruction. The former Sydney Rooster underwent scans after complaining about a pain in his knee, with the scans revealing the centre

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Halifax lose captain for three weeks

Halifax lose captain for three weeks

Halifax RLFC captain Scott Murrell has been ruled out for three weeks after surgery on his hand. Murrell, who was nominated for the Championship Player of the Year award in 2015, suffered the injury against London but went on to

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Swinton say Liam Hood has joined Leigh as they sign Halafihi

Swinton say Liam Hood has joined Leigh as they sign Halafihi

Swinton Lions say that hooker Liam Hood has joined Leigh Centurions – which has allowed them to act swiftly and replace him with Bradford hooker Vila Halafihi. Halafihi has joined the Lions on a season-long loan from the Bulls, after

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