Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Paul March loan move blocked

Cougars player-coach Paul March

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. Keighley Cougars player coach Paul March’s attempt to join Hemel Stags on loan ... Read More »

Featherstone shopping spree set to continue

Fev

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. Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay says there will be more arrivals at the ... Read More »

Rowley: Rhinos praise “means a lot”

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley has spoken of his delight at the praise his team received for their performance against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup last week. The Championship outfit went toe-to-toe with the Super League giants and came close to progressing into the semi-finals. In the past few days, several Rhinos stars have praised the Centurions, including former ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding slams referee choice

Bobbie Goulding

Barrow Raiders player-coach Bobbie Goulding has slammed the RFL for its decision to hire a referee from cross-county rivals Whitehaven in yesterday’s loss to Doncaster. The former Great Britain star, who sensationally made a return to the professional game recently aged 42, following nearly a decade out, was sent off in stoppage time after confronting a linesman and was dissatisfied ... Read More »

Peacock: Leigh have every chance of making Super League

Jamie-Peacock

Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has praised Leigh Centurions following their thrilling Challenge Cup encounter last week. The Championship outfit led for much of the first half and were in contention until the last quarter, when two quick tries and a field-goal gave the home side a flattering 25-12 victory. “It was a tough Cup tie,” Peacock told the Yorkshire ... Read More »

Match Report: Leeds Rhinos 25 Leigh Centurions 12

In a Nutshell Leigh Centurions held the Rhinos for 72 minutes at Headingley on Friday night before the the Rhinos scored 13 points in the last eight minutes to clinch a Challenge Cup semi-final spot. How it unfolded The Rhinos opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a fine try by Ryan Hall, converted by Sinfield, which gave no ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup quarter-final special

Challenge-Cup

Another weekend of Rugby League is upon us, and the spotlight moves away from Super League for a week, as the quarter-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup take place. After Widnes booked their place in the semi-finals last night by defeating Keighley, six other teams are battling it out for three spots in the last four – including Championship side ... Read More »

Where are the fans?

Dean Collis

MARTYN SADLER wonders why crowds appear to be declining this season. This article first appeared in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express. Rugby League supporters currently seem to be in decline. Throughout the game, crowds seem to be falling, with few exceptions. On Thursday night, for example, Huddersfield could only draw a little over 6,000 for the visit of Champions Wigan for ... Read More »

Bobbie’s back!

Bobbie Goulding

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, hails Bobbie Goulding’s appearance in the Championship for Barrow last Sunday. THERE was little doubt about the story with the most sporting romance last weekend. Barrow Raiders coach Bobbie Goulding stepped back onto a rugby league field for the first time in nine years and inspired his side to a 38-18 win ... Read More »

Brierley: I want to play for Salford Red Devils one day

Ryan Brierley

Leigh Centurions star Ryan Brierley has given the biggest hint yet that a move to Salford Red Devils could be on the cards at some point in his career, as he revealed that he would love to turn out for the club one day. Brierley has played a pivotal role in the Centurions’ unbeaten start to 2014, and is arguably ... Read More »