Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Championship preview: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Top Championship coaches back league restructuring

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Three of the top coaches outside Super League have backed the sweeping changes that will impact on the game next year, as the pathway to Super League re-opens for Championship clubs. Batley’s John Kear, Sheffield’s Mark Aston and Leigh’s Paul Rowley believe that the re-introduction of promotion and relegation is already having a huge impact on the game at Championship ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils agree dual-reg deal with Barrow Raiders

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Salford Red Devils have agreed a dual-registration deal with Championship outfit Barrow Raiders – in a move that was mooted by head coach Bobbie Goulding last week. The newly appointed Raiders coach tweeted that he had met with Devils owner Marwan Koukash with a view to striking up a deal – and that has today been confirmed. It means the ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs players have suspensions reduced

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Two Batley Bulldogs players have had their suspensions for breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting reduced on appeal. Jonny Campbell had his suspension for placing bets on a number of matches, including the 2013 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, Batley Bulldogs v Sheffield Eagles, in which he played, reduced from 12 months to nine. Campbell placed a bet for ... Read More »

Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley

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Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »

Match report: Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers

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In a nutshell A hat-trick from star winger Justin Carney helped Castleford to a comfortable win over Championship outfit Batley. How it unfolded 5’ – Luke Dorn opens the Tigers’ account with a superb score assisted by Justin Carney. Marc Sneyd adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Justin Carney goes from provider to scorer, and Sneyd adds another two points: ... Read More »

Match report: Halifax RLFC 10-34 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell Halifax got off to a flying start but Widnes had too much quality and eventually ran out comfortable winners. How it unfolded 9’ – Halifax open the scoring through Ryan Fieldhouse, who outwits the Vikings defence to pounce on a kick. Steven Tyrer converts: 6-0. 18’ – Fax are in again thanks to a Scott Murrell kick, ... Read More »

Match Report: Dewsbury Rams 6-58 Wigan Warriors

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In a Nutshell Joe Burgess scored four tries as Wigan overcame a strong challenge from Dewsbury with eight tries in the second half. How it unfolded Dewsbury Rams gave a spirited performance in the first half to restrict their visitors to a 12-0 lead through two tries from winger Joe Burgess. And when Dale Morton scored a try converted by ... Read More »

Goulding won’t play again, claims March

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Keighley Cougars coach Paul March does not think Barrow boss Bobbie Goulding will lace up his boots again, insisting he isn’t in good enough shape to do so. Former Great Britain star Goulding, 42, was appointed as Raiders coach last week and signed on playing terms, leaving him free to make a professional comeback almost a decade after he retired. ... Read More »

Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to soar in cup again

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Dominic Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to replicate the Tetley’s Challenge Cup run they enjoyed last year as they prepare to take on London Skolars in their fourth round tie at Owlerton Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles went as far as the quarter-finals in 2013 and with five Super League clubs drawn against each other in the fourth round, Brambani sees ... Read More »