Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship

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 »

Halifax player banned for 10 matches

Kingstone Press Championship

Halifax’s Dane Manning has been hit with a whopping 10 match ban, after being found guilty of two charges in the same game. Manning was charged with a Grade E use of the elbow for his challenge on former Fax man Sam Barlow – which he received a five-match suspension for. He also was given five matches for a Grade ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams sign Kyle Briggs

Glen-Morrison

Dewsbury Rams have confirmed the arrival of Featherstone Rovers half-back Kyle Briggs on an initial one-month loan. Briggs, 26, featured for the Rovers in their recent encounter with the Rams and is in his second spell with the club, having also played for the Bradford Bulls in Super League. He scored 376 points in just 43 appearances during his first ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding charged by RFL

Bobbie Goulding

Barrow Raiders player-coach Bobbie Goulding has been charged with the Grade E offence of disputing the decision of a match official using aggressive language and aggressive body language, and questioning the integrity of a match official in the 79th minute of a Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Doncaster at Craven Park on Sunday June 8. Dane Manning of Halifax has ... Read More »

Harry Siejka makes Featherstone move

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Wakefield scrum-half Harry Siejka has joined Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers on a month-long loan, with an option to extend his stay to the rest of the season. The young Australian joined the Wildcats a few games into the Super League season and has since made nine appearances, scoring one try. He is unlikely to get much first team action for the ... Read More »

Featherstone have bids rejected for Giants trio

Danny-Brough-Giants

Ambitious Kingstone Press Championship side Featherstone Rovers have failed in bids for Huddersfield Giants stars Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree and Brett Ferres. It is a clear signal of intent from owner Faisal Nahaboo, who is looking to get Rovers into Super League when the game goes through its restructure next year. With Brough the defending Man of Steel, and Crabtree ... Read More »

Comment: The Leeds loss really hurt Leigh

Gregg-McNally-Leeds-v-Leigh

This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. At Saturday’s Wigan-Castleford Challenge Cup tie, Leigh coach Paul Rowley and scrum-half Ryan ... Read More »

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