Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Brett Seymour signs for Whitehaven

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Whitehaven have signed Brett Seymour, the former Hull FC, Cronulla Sharks, Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors scrum-half. The ambitious Kingstone Press Championship club hope to have the Australian on board within the next few days, once his visa application has been processed by the UK Border Agency. Whitehaven coach Dave Woods said: “Brett will bring a wealth of experience, ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen

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Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan to handle Rams with respect

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane insists he will treat Dewsbury Rams with the respect they deserve as they begin their defence of the Challenge Cup this weekend. The Warriors, who won the 2013 Challenge Cup with a 16-0 win over Hull FC at Wembley Stadium, get their campaign off the ground this Friday with a trip to take on Dewsbury at ... Read More »

Danny Tickle relishing Halifax return

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Widnes forward Danny Tickle is relishing the prospect of going back to where it all began for him, when the Vikings travel to Halifax on Sunday for their Challenge Cup fourth round clash. The Manchester-born 30-year-old signed for the West Yorkshire outfit straight out of school and made his Super League debut with the side in 2000, aged just 17. ... Read More »

Kear relishing ‘emotional’ Castleford reunion

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Batley coach John Kear is relishing facing his hometown team when Castleford visit the Bulldogs this Sunday in the Challenge Cup. The 59-year-old, who has won the prestigious competition twice with Sheffield Eagles (1998) and Hull FC (2005), played for the Tigers from 1980 to 1987 and admits they still have a place in his heart. “It’s a really special ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Super League (click for reports) Huddersfield Giants 14-33 Warrington Wolves Hull Kingston Rovers 44-6 Wakefield T Wildcats Widnes Vikings 22-18 Bradford Bulls St Helens 14-10 Leeds Rhinos Hull FC 30-8 Salford Red Devils Wigan Warriors 22-16 Catalan Dragons London Broncos 6-54 Castleford Tigers Championship Dewsbury Rams 38-16 Workington Town Featherstone Rovers 36-22 Swinton Lions Halifax RLFC 48-6 Doncaster RLFC Keighley ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

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Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Rochdale Hornets

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions forward Martin Aspinwall is battling a rib injury ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Rochdale Hornets. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match along with Matty Sarsfield (tonsillitis). Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “We need to improve across the board because Rochdale have done enough in all their games ... Read More »