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Keighley Cougars call for RFL emergency meeting

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars are trying to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL as they continue to ask questions over the ineligible players saga. The Cougars have also written to 20 MPs about the issue as they pursue legal action in conjunction with Sheffield Eagles, and almost 2,000 people have signed an online petition started by supporter Nigel Hall. Last ... Read More »

Eagles reveal new stadium plans on Don Valley site

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Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016, when they move in to a new state-of-the-art stadium in the Olympic Legacy Park. The Championship side have secured a significant investment to help fund the building of the stadium, which will feature a high quality synthetic pitch, an impressive main stand, a 50-bed hotel, ... Read More »

Centurions dominate Championship awards ceremony

Ryan Brierley

Table-topping Leigh Centurions scooped four of a possible five awards at the Championship’s end-of-season dinner in Manchester last night. Stand-off Martyn Ridyard won player of the year, while half-back partner Ryan Brierley won young player of the year for the second season in a row. The Centurions were named club of the year and foundation of the year, too. Just ... Read More »

Interview: The story of Leigh coach Paul Rowley

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Rugby League World writer Neil Barraclough hears how Paul Rowley’s steely determination has shaped his blossoming coaching career… It is a story that dates back more than a quarter of a century, to when a 13-year-old lad from Leigh first walked into a club with which he was to become synonymous. Now, as he leads his team to yet another ... Read More »

Leigh and Featherstone to contest Championship Grand Final

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers will do battle in the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Finals after they both defeated their opponents Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles respectively on Sunday. The Centurions beat Dewsbury 33-22 at Leigh Sports Village, while Featherstone held off Sheffield Eagles 21-12 at the BigFellas Stadium. The Grand Final will be held at Headingley on Sunday (ko ... Read More »

No answer yet for Keighley Cougars from RFL

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars have said that they are yet to hear any news over their legal challenge against the RFL surrounding the dual-registration saga, after informing fans of the situation at a well-attended meeting last night (Thursday). In a statement released by the club, they have said that they are deliberately creating a strategy to put pressure on the RFL, who ... Read More »

Could the Championship be more exciting than Super League in 2015?

Richie-Mathers

Lee Gaskell, Richard Mathers, Jamie Langley and Paul Clough. Four players who have all appeared in the historic Super League Grand Final – the likes of Mathers and Langley have even won it during their illustrious careers. Yet next year, all four of these stars – and many more, for that matter, won’t be playing in Super League. They’ll be ... Read More »

Halifax appoint Marshall as coach for 2015

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Halifax have named Warrington Wolves’ assistant and England Academy boss Richard Marshall as their new coach for 2015. Thirty-eight-year-old Marshall, a former front rower who began his Super League career as a player at the Shay in the mid-1990s, succeeds his former captain Karl Harrison, who left the club last month after three years in charge. Marshall, who has spent ... Read More »

Jamie Langley signs for Sheffield Eagles

Jamie Langley. ©RLPhotos

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former Great Britain International Jamie Langley on a two-year contract. Langley has enjoyed a stellar career at the top level for over a decade, winning both the Super League title and World Club Challenge during his time at Bradford Bulls. The 30-year-old will link up with the Eagles ahead of next season, and ... Read More »

Pressure is on Sheffield, says Fev coach Andy Hay

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Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay is looking to stop in-form Sheffield Eagles this Sunday (6.30pm) in their Kingstone Press Championship play-off semi-final this weekend – and insists all the pressure is on their South Yorkshire opponents. Rovers have had a week’s break after beating Halifax in Week One of the play-offs, and Hay says he will be sticking with the ... Read More »