Thursday, December 25, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Jordan Baldwinson

Featherstone Rovers have signed four youngsters from Leeds for 2015, including former England Academy captain Jordan Baldwinson. He will be joined at the Big Fellas Stadium next year by Rhinos teammates Mason Tonks, Alex Foster and Thomas Mimms – though all four have agreed deals with the Headingley club for 2016. Tonks and Baldwinson both signed for New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »

Elliot Kear makes switch to rugby union

Elliot-Kear

Former Crusaders and Bradford Bulls winger Elliot Kear has departed Rugby League for the 15-man code, after agreeing a switch to Aviva Premiership side London Welsh. Kear had been with the Bulls since 2012, but after James Lowes and the Bulls did not offer him a new deal at the end of the season, Kear has looked elsewhere to secure ... Read More »

Featherstone could announce four signings this week

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Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay has revealed the club could be set to announce up to four new signings this weekend, as they gear up for an assault on promotion to Super League in 2015. With Featherstone set to host an open day at the club this weekend, Hay is hopeful that they will have four signatures across the ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars tie down two more for 2015

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars have secured the services of two more players for their 2015 campaign, after tying down the signatures of Olly Pursglove and Gavin Duffy. Pursglove and Duffy have played crucial roles for the club in previous seasons, and March told the Telegraph and Argus that they are another important duo to have on board in their mission to bounce ... Read More »

Summer Bash fixtures and tickets announced

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Tickets for the eagerly-anticipated Summer Bash at Blackpool, which will host a full round of Kingstone Press Championship fixtures over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May 2015, are now on sale. The world’s most famous seaside resort will host four matches on Saturday May 23, including the first ever final of the League 1 Cup, and three on Sunday ... Read More »

Bulls and Rhinos to battle in Peacock’s testimonial

Jamie-Peacock

Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos will lock horns in pre-season, as they do battle in a game specially arranged to mark Jamie Peacock’s testimonial. Peacock has played on both sides of the bitter West Yorkshire rivalry, and with no league fixture between the two sides this year, the curtain-raiser on January 25 will be certain to have a real edge ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Sean Morris from Oxford

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London Broncos have signed Sean Morris on a one-year full time deal from Oxford RL. The 25-year-old played two games for the Broncos at the start of 2014 while on trial. He has been with Oxford RL since its inception having switched codes from the 15-man game where he played for Oxford University. In his debut season in Kingstone Press ... Read More »

Bulls want to be a dominant force, says Mullaney

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Former Salford full-back Jake Mullaney insists that new club Bradford are targeting an immediate return to Super League and want to become a “dominant force”. The 24-year-old Australian, who agreed a one-year deal with the Odsal outfit earlier this year, said: “As a squad we have spoke about the need to secure an immediate return to Super League this time ... Read More »

No chance of me playing for Hunslet, says James Feather

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New Hunslet Hawks signing James Feather has sensationally admitted there is “no chance whatsoever” of him pulling a Hunslet shirt on next season, after admitting he has made a grave mistake in leaving Keighley Cougars. Feather has his heart set on a return to the Cougars, after initially opting to leave the club following their relegation from the Championship. However, ... Read More »

Cummins “raring to go” after Bradford departure

Francis-Cummins

Former Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has revealed he is ready to move back into coaching, admitting that as the new league restructure takes shape next year, there could be opportunities opening up for him to move back into a hotseat somewhere. Cummins left Bradford midway through the 2014 season – a campaign that ultimately saw the Bulls relegated ... Read More »