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Rochdale on the Rise

Rochdale on the Rise

Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to Rochdale Hornets as they prepare to face Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday in a clash between two unbeaten clubs. Eighteen months ago, while Hull Kingston Rovers were featuring in a

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Featherstone hoping more can follow in “revelation” Hardcastle’s footsteps

Featherstone hoping more can follow in “revelation” Hardcastle’s footsteps Updated

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp is hopeful that more young amateur stars can follow in the footsteps of “revelation” Josh Hardcastle following a dream start to life as a professional. Hardcastle was plucked from amateur side Featherstone Lions and has

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Featherstone to host Fryston Challenge Cup tie

Featherstone to host Fryston Challenge Cup tie

Featherstone Rovers will host Fryston Warriors’ upcoming round-three Ladbrokes Challenge Cup game against Kingstone Press League 1 club Keighley Cougars. On Saturday February 25, the reigning Pennine League and Yorkshire Cup champions will welcome Craig Lingard’s Cougars to The Big Fellas Stadium

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Hornets ready to welcome Hull KR

Hornets ready to welcome Hull KR

Promoted Rochdale Hornets have started life in the Kingstone Press Championship with two impressive wins over Dewsbury Rams and Bradford Bulls and currently sit at the top of table. Coach Alan Kilshaw said: “I expected us to start the season

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Five things to watch out for in the Championship this week

Five things to watch out for in the Championship this week

1. Rochdale face their biggest test yet Very few people would have predicted Rochdale to be anywhere near the top of the Championship after two rounds. Nevertheless, they currently perch at the top of the ladder following two stunning victories over Dewsbury

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Aston thankful for Wakefield’s help with Sheffield situation

Aston thankful for Wakefield’s help with Sheffield situation Updated

Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston has admitted the support of Wakefield Trinity in housing them for the 2017 Championship season has been “brilliant”. The Eagles were forced to look outside of the city this season after being unable to find

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Huddersfield loan O’Brien to Halifax

Huddersfield loan O’Brien to Halifax

Halifax RLFC have completed the signing of Huddersfield hooker Adam O’Brien on a one-month loan deal. O’Brien, who was born and raised in Halifax, has yet to make his competitive debut for the Giants following his move from Halifax’s fierce

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Bradford Bulls sign Scott Moore on four-game trial

Bradford Bulls sign Scott Moore on four-game trial

Bradford Bulls have completed the signing of experienced Super League hooker Scott Moore on a four-game trial – and he could make his debut for the club this weekend. Moore joins following his release from Wakefield Trinity at the end

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Tigers snap up Larroyer and loan him to Bradford

Tigers snap up Larroyer and loan him to Bradford

Castleford Tigers have signed Kevin Larroyer on a one-year deal with an option in the club’s favour to extend the deal by a further two years – and has immediately joined Championship side Bradford on loan. Larroyer will train with the Tigers

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Hornets face crucial test on Sunday

Hornets face crucial test on Sunday

While Wigan Warriors will face Cronulla Sharks in the World Club Challenge on Sunday, a few miles to the east Rochdale Hornets will face their own mighty challenge, when they welcome Hull Kingston Rovers a Kingstone Press Championship top of

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