Sunday, December 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Goulding won’t play again, claims March

Bobbie-Goulding

Keighley Cougars coach Paul March does not think Barrow boss Bobbie Goulding will lace up his boots again, insisting he isn’t in good enough shape to do so. Former Great Britain star Goulding, 42, was appointed as Raiders coach last week and signed on playing terms, leaving him free to make a professional comeback almost a decade after he retired. ... Read More »

Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to soar in cup again

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Dominic Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to replicate the Tetley’s Challenge Cup run they enjoyed last year as they prepare to take on London Skolars in their fourth round tie at Owlerton Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles went as far as the quarter-finals in 2013 and with five Super League clubs drawn against each other in the fourth round, Brambani sees ... Read More »

Match preview: Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors

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Dewsbury Rams will be looking to cause one of the biggest cup upsets in recent memory tonight, as they take on defending cup holders Wigan Warriors in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Under Glenn Morrison, the Rams have been going well in the Kingston Press Championship, but they will face a remarkably different test tonight against a Wigan side who picked ... Read More »

Wigan prop joins Leigh Centurions on loan

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

Wigan Warriors announce that Prop Sam Hopkins has re-joined his former Club Leigh Centurions on a One month Loan Deal. Sam joined Wigan from the Centurions on a Two-year contract last year and figured for the Warriors in a couple of their pre-season games . Hopkins will be eligible to play for Paul Rowley’s men this weekend in the Tetley’s Challenge ... Read More »

Brett Seymour signs for Whitehaven

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Whitehaven have signed Brett Seymour, the former Hull FC, Cronulla Sharks, Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors scrum-half. The ambitious Kingstone Press Championship club hope to have the Australian on board within the next few days, once his visa application has been processed by the UK Border Agency. Whitehaven coach Dave Woods said: “Brett will bring a wealth of experience, ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen

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Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan to handle Rams with respect

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane insists he will treat Dewsbury Rams with the respect they deserve as they begin their defence of the Challenge Cup this weekend. The Warriors, who won the 2013 Challenge Cup with a 16-0 win over Hull FC at Wembley Stadium, get their campaign off the ground this Friday with a trip to take on Dewsbury at ... Read More »

Danny Tickle relishing Halifax return

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Widnes forward Danny Tickle is relishing the prospect of going back to where it all began for him, when the Vikings travel to Halifax on Sunday for their Challenge Cup fourth round clash. The Manchester-born 30-year-old signed for the West Yorkshire outfit straight out of school and made his Super League debut with the side in 2000, aged just 17. ... Read More »

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