Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

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Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

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After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday 14 September

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Not too many games going on around the country today – but the ones that are carry huge significance in the race for success in the Championships. There is a solitary game in Super League as Wakefield and Hull KR both bring their seasons to an end with a Yorkshire derby. But it’s the Championship where most of the attention ... Read More »

Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

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Hemel Stags have been dealt a major blow ahead of their do or die play-off encounter against Gateshead on Sunday night, after it was revealed that some of their players are unable to make the trip due to the timing of the kick-off. League Express reported on Monday that Hemel had attempted to get the RFL to intervene over a ... Read More »

Super League exciting, but don’t forget the Championships

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It’s been perhaps the most dramatic and exciting Super League season in the history of the modern era. Going into the final round of the season, seven of the eight slots in the play-off places are yet to be decided, with only Leeds knowing for sure that they will start the play-offs from sixth position. Catalan and Widnes are jockeying ... Read More »

Hunslet Hawks man Moore ready to sink Oldham

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Hunslet Hawks prop Richard Moore is confident his team have enough quality to beat Oldham in their Kingstone Press Championship One Qualifying Play-off match at South Leeds Stadium on Friday. The winners of tomorrow’s game will take on league leaders York City Knights – who have a Week One bye in the five-club play-off series – and Moore believes everyone ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Play-Offs Issue

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Rugby League World issue 402 – ‘The Play-Offs Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 12th September. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League season is heading towards a thrilling climax – and we assess each team’s chances in the closest race for Old Trafford ever. The top six teams have dominated the competition all ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars to meet with lawyers over possible action

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Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett will meet with with an industry leading lawyer on Thursday, as the club look into potential legal action over their relegation from the Championship. The Cougars were relegated to the third tier after their 26-24 defeat to Featherstone which, coupled with Batley’s victory over Doncaster, saw them take the fifth and final relegation spot in ... Read More »

We won’t be taking Dons lightly, says Leigh star

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Leigh forward Jake Emmitt insists the Centurions will not be underestimating the ability of Doncaster – their first opponents in the Championship play-offs – when they lock horns this Sunday. The Dons were one of only two sides to inflict defeat on the league leaders in 2014 (the other being Leeds Rhinos in the cup) and Emmitt does not want ... Read More »