Saturday, September 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Championship Preview: Workington Town v Keighley Cougars

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park New Workington coach Phil Veivers will be without loose forward Karl Olstrum for the visit of Keighley Cougars to Derwent Park. The loose forward has pleaded guilty to the Grade C offence of striking with the knee in the 75th minute of a the Championship fixture at Barrow Raiders on March 9. As well as ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Whitehaven v Halifax

Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Saints loanee Jordan Hand is expected to return for Whitehaven against Halifax after missing last weekend’s cup defeat at York. Haven went down by two points in an exciting contest at the Huntington Stadium, a game Hand missed so that he didn’t get cup tied. On loan Wigan halfback Chris Taylor is a major ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Swinton Lions v Barrow Raiders

Sunday 3.00pm at Sedgley Park Swinton Lions – who are unable to play at their regular venue at the Leigh Sports Village – will make a return to the former ‘home’ at Sedgley Park’s Park Lane ground at Whitefield. Centre Mick Nanyn is set to make his 350th career appearance. Nanyn is in his second spell with Swinton, playing 96 ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Rochdale Hornets v Batley Bulldogs

Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Rochdale Hornets are still looking for their first league win of the season but will be in good heart after an impressive performance against the University of Gloucestershire All Golds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Both Hornets and the Bullogs progressed safely into the fourth round with an injury-hit Batley side accounting for amateurs Kells. ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Leigh Centurions v North Wales Crusaders

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Centurions centre Stuart Littler, one of the most consistent and durable players of the modern era, is set to play his 100th game for the Leigh club. Littler, after a career that included 247 Super League games for Salford City Reds, joined the Centurions at the start of the 2011 season, making his Centurions ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams

Sunday 2.00pm at Owlerton Stadium Sheffield are still looking for their first win in the Kingstone Press Championship on home soil following their return to the Owlerton Stadium. Their homecoming against Rochdale was postponed through a waterlogged pitch and their first appearance at Owlerton was spoilt when they fell to a defeat to visitors Barrow. The Eagles will be without ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Doncaster v Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster are looking to return to winning ways at the Keepmoat in an intriguing top of the table contest. They lost to Dewsbury Rams on their last home appearance but have since won at Batley Bulldogs, and defeated the British Army in the Challenge Cup. Indeed, both the Dons and Featherstone have only lost ... Read More »

Four Championship players charged

Referee

Four players have been charged with punching in the 68th minute of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round tie, Swinton Lions v Gateshead Thunder on Sunday March 16. Mike Morrison (Swinton) and Tom Lynch (Gateshead) have both been charged with Grade B punching. Richie Hawkyard (Swinton) and Sam Lynch (Gateshead) have both been charged with Grade A punching. Morrison, Lynch and ... Read More »

Hull FC star loses appeal

Hull FC forward Micky Paea has had his appeal against a two-match ban dismissed by an RFL Disciplinary Panel. Paea appealed against the suspension and £300 fine imposed after he was found guilty of a Grade B offence of making dangerous contact with Richard Owen of Castleford Tigers in the 79th minute of the First Utility Super League Round 5 fixture ... Read More »

Halifax fully focused ahead of cup clash

Featherstone-Halifax

Halifax captain Scott Murrell insists that his side will not be underestimating Hull Dockers ahead of their Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday March 16 (2.00pm). The Championship side might be favourites to progress to the next round but utility player Murrell expects a tough test, pointing to Hull’s impressive results in the opening rounds ... Read More »