Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Keighley Cougars boss agrees new deal

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has signed a new contract with the Championship club, tying him down until the end of 2016. March – who is currently serving a two-month stadium ban – has lead the Cougars into the play-off places in the Kingstone Press Championship this year, as well as guiding the team into the quarter-finals of the Challenge ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers confirm Sammut move

Jarrod-Sammut-Wakefield

Featherstone Rovers can officially confirm that Jarrod Sammut has join the club from Wakefield Wildcats on dual-registration and will be available for selection for the visit of North Wales Crusaders on Sunday. Second Row forward Liam Walsmley and centre/winger Lewis Price have both joined Kingstone Press Championship One side Hunslet Hawks for a month’s loan. Featherstone Rovers Head Coach Andy ... Read More »

Aston: Eagles need to change attitude

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

Struggling Sheffield Eagles have been told to rediscover some passion after slumping to their seventh defeat of the season against Keighley on Sunday. Last year’s Championship Grand Final winners now sit seventh in the table and are 20 points adrift of leaders Leigh Centurions. Third-place Halifax visit Owlerton this weekend and coach Mark Aston wants to see a change in ... Read More »

Leon Pryce has offer from Featherstone Rovers

Leon-Pryce

Catalan Dragons half-back Leon Pryce has an offer to join Featherstone Rovers from next season onwards, after Rovers majority shareholder Feisal Nahaboo revealed they have bid for his services. Pryce is out of contract with the Dragons at the end of the year, and Nahaboo insists they want him on board in West Yorkshire to help launch an assault on ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers wanted Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan

Ambitious Featherstone Rovers majority shareholder Feisal Nahaboo has revealed that they almost secured a deal to reverse Michael Monaghan’s decision to retire, and bring him to Featherstone for 2015. Nahaboo spoke openly about the club’s future plans at a press conference, on Monday, and he confirmed a move for Monaghan was in the pipeline before falling through. “We did look ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls: Glenn Morrison keen on coaching job

Glen-Morrison

Contrary to reports published last week, Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison has confirmed his interest in coaching  former club Bradford Bulls. The Australian, 38, made 56 appearances for the Odsal outfit in his three seasons with the club. He told BBC Radio Leeds: “Bradford Bulls is close to my heart, it’s a great position and I’d love to get in ... Read More »

The Last Crusade

Clive Griffiths

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, pays tribute to the North Wales Crusaders’ Clive Griffiths. Clive Griffiths took charge of his final game as North Wales Crusaders coach against Whitehaven last Sunday. Fittingly his side marked the occasion with a victory as Gary Middlehurst’s late try helped them to a thrilling 22-21 win over the Cumbrians. Griffiths will ... Read More »

One Direction star takes over Doncaster RLFC

Paul-Cooke

Doncaster are set to have the biggest budget in the history of the club next season, after One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson completed his takeover of the club – as well as Doncaster Rovers FC. The worldwide star is now co-owner of the Rugby League side, and in a statement from the club, General Manager Carl Hall insists there is ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Tommy Goulden signs full-time deal

Tommy-Goulden

Leigh Centurions have announced that Tommy Goulden has signed a one-year full-time contract with the club, which will commence in December 2014 with a further one-year option at the Centurions’ discretion. The 32-year-old back-rower has been in outstanding form for Leigh this season and has now scored 46 tries in 125 appearances for them since his debut in 2010. Goulden ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Sarsfield pens new deal

Matthew-Sarsfield

Leigh Centurions have announced that Matthew Sarsfield has signed a two-year full-time contract with the club, commencing in December 2014. The 22-year-old back rower has impressed in his first season with his hometown club, scoring five tries in 14 appearances. After emerging through the ranks of Leigh Miners Rangers, Sarsfield originally signed for Wigan Warriors, playing for them at scholarship ... Read More »