Friday, October 31, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship

Rob Worrincy signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former winger Rob Worrincy from Halifax on a one-year contract. He becomes the sixth new signing ahead of 2015, joining Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley and Ben Musolino. The 29-year-old made 57 appearances for the Eagles in two spells between 2005 and 2008, scoring 27 tries including a memorable effort ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers sign Paul Sykes

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Featherstone Rovers have continued their recruitment for the 2015 season with the signings of Paul Sykes and George Marchant. Sykes, 33, joins the Club from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, turning down the opportunity of a full-time Championship deal to move to The Big Fella’s Stadium. The former GB utility back has also had Super League experience with London Broncos and Bradford ... Read More »

Joey Grima signs Broncos contract extension

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London Broncos coach Joey Grima has signed a contract extension to remain at the club until the end of the 2016 season. Grima joined the club in February this year as an assistant before replacing Tony Rea as head coach in May. His original contract was due to end at the conclusion of the 2014 season. “I’m absolutely delighted that ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Greg Worthington

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Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of former Featherstone Rovers star Greg Worthington on a two-year full-time contract up until the end of November 2016 – with the Centurions paying a five-figure sum for the centre. Worthington, 24, has established himself as consistently one of the top performers in the Kingstone Press Championship in the past four seasons and has ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls cancel Offerdahl contract

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American international Mark Offerdahl will no longer be joining Bradford Bulls for 2015. The front-rower has been deemed unable to partake in pre-season training, due to a recurring injury. And as a result Offerdahl has been released from the one-year contract he signed in August. The club, however, have retained the USA Tomahawk’s registration, meaning he could potentially be re-signed ... Read More »

Life in the Championship won’t be easy, says Bulls coach

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Bradford Bulls assistant coach Karl Harrison has warned players and fans of the club that promotion to Super League next year is not a certainty and that it’s going to be a task just to qualify for the middle eight. The former Halifax boss is especially wary of the threats other full-time teams pose. “Leigh are a very good team ... Read More »

Austin Buchanan granted testimonial by Dewsbury and RFL

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Dewsbury Rams have confirmed that long-serving winger Austin Buchanan has signed a new one-year contract with the club. Buchanan has also been granted a three-month testimonial by the RFL for his services to the club and the sport of Rugby League. After starting his professional rugby league career with Leeds Rhinos Academy, Buchanan spent time with London Broncos, before making ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers appoint new chief executive

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Featherstone Rovers have appointed a new chief executive, with Pat Cluskey joining the club with immediate effect. Cluskey, who has most recently been working at London Skolars, has a wealth of experience across both codes, working at the likes of Leeds Rugby and Widnes Vikings throughout his career in Rugby League. He also has experience in football, having worked as ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Ben Musolino

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Italian International Ben Musolino for the 2015 season. The 21 year old Australian plays in the Back Row or Centre and joins the Eagles from fellow Championship side Barrow Raiders. He has played for St George Illawarra in the U20’s competition as well as spending time with Manly in the NSW cup. Speaking ... Read More »

All the pressure is on Leigh, says Featherstone boss Hay

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  Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay has insisted that all the pressure is on opponents Leigh heading into Sunday’s Championship Grand Final, saying his side will simply be going there to enjoy the occasion. It’s first versus second in the biggest showpiece outside of Super League this year, as the Centurions – who have only lost once this season ... Read More »