Saturday, September 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Bobbie Goulding to continue playing with Barrow

Bobbie Goulding. ©RLPhotos

New Barrow Raiders player/coach Bobbie Goulding has confirmed he has not retired, and could well feature for the Raiders at some point this season. The 42-year-old would be comfortably the oldest player in the division should he pull on his playing boots again, and he insists he still feels he can offer something to his new side as they continue ... Read More »

Halifax player suspended over gambling breaches


Halifax player Rob Worrincy has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal handed down the suspension after Worrincy admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. Worrincy was investigated after his betting activity ... Read More »

Championship preview: Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Sunday 3.00pm at Cougar Park Keighley Cougars are without Ash Lindsay after he suffered a broken leg against Workington Town last week. Cougars coach Paul March said: “Ash is going to be in plaster for six weeks and it’s a massive loss for us, but we’ve got a decent squad this year and Scott Law or Ross Peltier will get ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Swinton Lions

John Bastian. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian insists his side must make improvements if they are to beat Swinton Lions in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Rovers lost 22-16 against Doncaster last week, and Bastian is under no illusions about the threat Swinton will pose. Bastian said: “It won’t be easy. We’ve got some fixing up ... Read More »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Workington Town

Lucas Walshaw. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams forward Lucas Walshaw is unavailable to face Workington Town after biting through his tongue in last week’s 46-10 defeat against Sheffield Eagles. Rams coach Glenn Morrison said: “Lucas had a full night in hospital getting his tongue reattached, so he won’t be ready for Sunday.” Walshaw, who was a try-scorer in the corresponding ... Read More »

Lucas Walshaw suffers horrific injury

Dewsbury boss Glenn Morrison. ©RLPhotos

Dewsbury’s on loan forward Lucas Walshaw was on the receiving end of a gruesome injury last weekend, as he bit off part of his own tongue. The 21-year-old – who is on loan from Wakefield – suffered the injury in the opening exchanges of the Rams’ clash against Sheffield last Sunday. Coach Glenn Morrison confirmed that Walshaw has returned to ... Read More »

Kyle Trout joins Batley on loan

Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar. ©RLPhotos

Wildcats forward, Kyle Trout has joined Batley Bulldogs on an initial one-month loan deal. The 23-year old has played once in 2014 having made 21 Super League appearances in all for the club. Trout is the second player to leave the club on loan this week with 23-year old hooker, Matty Wildie joining Doncaster, also for a month.  There is ... Read More »

Tom Spencer extends Centurions stay

Tom Spencer. ©RLPhotos

Former Wigan prop Tom Spencer has joined Championship leading scorer Ryan Brierley and Martin Ridyard in extending his Leigh Centurions contract. The 23-year-old joined Paul Rowley’s side on a 12-month deal in October after impressing during two dual-registration seasons while on the Warrior’s books. Rowley said: “We are looking to bring down the average age of the squad and Tom ... Read More »

Whitehaven and Workington set for Super League merger?


The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced it is to review the state of the game in West Cumbria – a wide-ranging investigation that could potentially look at merging Championship clubs Workington and Whitehaven to create a side worthy of joining Super League. In a statement, the RFL said: “The review follows on from the success of Rugby League World ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results


Super League (click for match reports) Warrington Wolves 4-12 Wigan Warriors Leeds Rhinos 54-6 London Broncos Catalan Dragons 30-14 Huddersfield Giants Hull FC 0-7 Widnes Vikings Wakefield Wildcats 16-24 St Helens Salford Red Devils 23-16 Castleford Tigers Hull Kingston Rovers 16-0 Bradford Bulls Championship Doncaster RLFC 22-16 Featherstone Rovers Leigh Centurions 35-22 North Wales Crusaders Rochdale Hornets 14-10 Batley Bulldogs ... Read More »