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Dewsbury Rams in awards spotlight

Kingstone Press Championship

Dewsbury Rams half-back Anthony Thackeray is the first Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week for 2014. Thackeray marked his debut for the club with a try and the decisive drop goal in their one-point win over Featherstone Rovers. The team display also earned the Rams the Kingstone Press Performance of the Week, while Kevin Penny’s length-of-the-field try at Halifax ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


In-depth, detailed reports of all these matches can be found in tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available online at midnight tonight, and in all good newsagents tomorrow morning. Super League XIX Round One Warrington Wolves 8-38 St Helens (Thursday) Hull FC 36-34 Catalan Dragons (Friday) Hull Kingston Rovers 6-34 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 18-14 Wakefield T Wildcats Bradford Bulls 18-36 ... Read More »

Bulldogs duo breach betting rules

Jonny Campbell. ©RLPhotos

Two Batley Bulldogs players have been suspended by an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal after they were found to have breached the sport’s rules relating to betting. Jonny Campbell has been suspended for 12 months for placing bets on a number of matches, including the 2013 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, Batley Bulldogs v Sheffield Eagles, in which he played. Campbell ... Read More »

The most exciting season ever?


It’s a common theme trawled out ahead of new campaigns, that this season is going to be the “biggest, best and most exciting ever”. But for the Kingstone Press Championships this year, that might just be true. Principally because there is so much at stake for clubs ahead of the sport’s sweeping restructuring from 2015 onwards. When the game moves ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews


Sunday 16 February Sheffield Eagles v Rochdale Hornets (2.00pm) Sheffield Eagles look set to include Jon Ford and Will Hope when they open their Kingstone Press Championship campaign on Sunday. The pair joined the Eagles on season-long loan deals from Salford Red Devils and will now try to help Sheffield defend their title, but Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot is ... Read More »

Rugby League World – 2014 Season Launch Special Issue


The 2014 season is now underway – and Rugby League World Magazine provides the biggest and best guide to the new campaign. We look at all 37 professional clubs over the course of a bumper 26-page preview, covering every close season transfer move and assessing each club’s prospects. We also give each club a predicted finish ahead of one of ... Read More »

Morrison thrilled with Kiwi recognition but focused on Rams


Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison said he is still committed to his side despite being one of four coaches earmarked for the New Zealand national job. Speaking at the launch of the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships, the Australian, 37, said he did not personally apply for the position but, having made it so far, would be stupid to pull out. ... Read More »

Paul Cooke’s Doncaster ready to hit their straps

Paul Cooke. ©RLPhotos

Doncaster player-coach Paul Cooke says it is just a matter of time before his side hit top gear. The 2005 Challenge Cup winner was speaking at the launch of the Kingstone Press Championships in Manchester and said although pre-season hasn’t been perfect, he is confident of his side’s chances going into 2014. “I think we’re probably a little underdone as ... Read More »

Sky’s the limit for Walmsley, says John Kear

Alex Walmsley. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear claims one of his finest Super League exports has what it takes to reach the very pinnacle of the game. Speaking at the launch of this year’s Kingstone Press Championships in Manchester, the former Wakefield boss praised St Helens forward Alex Walmsley, who had a superb debut season in Super League after joining from the ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championships clubs ready for major changes


Details of promotion and relegation for the Kingstone Press Championships have been confirmed as the sport prepares to undergo major change at the end of the 2014 season when the top two divisions will each comprise 12 clubs. Before then the new season, which kicks off with a full round of Championship fixtures this weekend, is likely to feature some ... Read More »