FULL TIME: SUPER LEAGUE Hull KR 16-16 Castleford Tigers Wakefield Wildcats 16-24 Widnes Vikings CHAMPIONSHIP Batley 24-22 Leigh Bradford 22-12 Featherstone Halifax 52-6 Whitehaven Workington 6-42 Sheffield Eagles Swinton Lions 24-26 Dewsbury Rams Oldham Roughyeds 0-22 London Broncos 16:52 –
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Months of waiting come to an end this afternoon when the 12 Championship clubs kick off their seasons. The opening weekend provides six fascinating match-ups. Most neutral eyes will be on Mount Pleasant, where Batley Bulldogs host competitions favourites Leigh.
Bradford winger James Clare is determined to put one over the club he grew up hating this weekend. Castleford-born Clare has a not-so fond relationship with Featherstone due to the rivalry between Rovers and his hometown club. Having also played for
London head coach Andrew Henderson has revealed new halfback signing Israel Eliab will not arrive at the club until March. The PNG international is still going through the process of sorting his visa ahead of his move to the Broncos.
Paul Rowley has cited ‘morals and beliefs’ as the reasoning behind his departure from Leigh. The 40-year-old resigned from the ambitious Championship club last week under a cloud of mystery. He had kept himself under-the-radar since his departure, with Rowley
Ash Handley, Mitch Achurch and Jordan Baldwinson have all been named in Featherstone’s 19-man squad to face Bradford this weekend. All three were left out of Leeds’ squad to face Warrington on Thursday. Meanwhile, Rovers hand competitive debuts to eight
Leigh Centurions have completed the signing of former England international Lee Smith on a two-year deal. Smith has spent the off-season on trial at Hull FC, however it is understood that the Airlie Birds could not secure a deal with Smith
Sheffield Eagles head coach Mark Aston believes that the club’s new full-time status will start paying dividends ahead of Sunday’s Championship opener with Workington. The Eagles are set for their first season as a full-time club in 2016 and have
The wait is finally over – Super League XXI is here! The new season kicks off tonight with a potentially superb game to start the 2016 campaign – defending champions Leeds Rhinos against arguably last year’s most disappointing outfit, Warrington
Alex Brown has finally signed for Batley ahead of the 2016 season. pic.twitter.com/JGiOagSHeQ — Batley Bulldogs RLFC (@BatleyRLFC) February 3, 2016 The winger has completed his move after being released from Halifax. He spent a large amount of last season