Sunday, December 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Kear relishing ‘emotional’ Castleford reunion

John-Kear

Batley coach John Kear is relishing facing his hometown team when Castleford visit the Bulldogs this Sunday in the Challenge Cup. The 59-year-old, who has won the prestigious competition twice with Sheffield Eagles (1998) and Hull FC (2005), played for the Tigers from 1980 to 1987 and admits they still have a place in his heart. “It’s a really special ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Super League (click for reports) Huddersfield Giants 14-33 Warrington Wolves Hull Kingston Rovers 44-6 Wakefield T Wildcats Widnes Vikings 22-18 Bradford Bulls St Helens 14-10 Leeds Rhinos Hull FC 30-8 Salford Red Devils Wigan Warriors 22-16 Catalan Dragons London Broncos 6-54 Castleford Tigers Championship Dewsbury Rams 38-16 Workington Town Featherstone Rovers 36-22 Swinton Lions Halifax RLFC 48-6 Doncaster RLFC Keighley ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

Bobbie Goulding. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

Kyle Trout. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Rochdale Hornets

Paul-Rowley

Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions forward Martin Aspinwall is battling a rib injury ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Rochdale Hornets. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match along with Matty Sarsfield (tonsillitis). Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “We need to improve across the board because Rochdale have done enough in all their games ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Doncaster

Matt Wildie. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Ben Heaton (knee) and Danny Cowling (ankle) face late fitness tests before Halifax coach Karl Harrison can finalise his team to face Doncaster in Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship clash. Halifax have three wins from their first five games of the season, including last week’s 36-14 triumph at Whitehaven. Harrison said: “We’re doing OK. We’re ... Read More »

Jordan Burke joins Eagles on month-long loan

Jordan Burke. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves utility back Jordan Burke has joined Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles on a month-long loan. The 22-year-old begins training with his new club tonight and looks set to make his debut against Keighley Cougars on Sunday. Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to bring Jordan into the club. As a player he has great ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding to continue playing with Barrow

Bobbie Goulding. ©RLPhotos

New Barrow Raiders player/coach Bobbie Goulding has confirmed he has not retired, and could well feature for the Raiders at some point this season. The 42-year-old would be comfortably the oldest player in the division should he pull on his playing boots again, and he insists he still feels he can offer something to his new side as they continue ... Read More »

Halifax player suspended over gambling breaches

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Halifax player Rob Worrincy has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal handed down the suspension after Worrincy admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. Worrincy was investigated after his betting activity ... Read More »

Championship preview: Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Sunday 3.00pm at Cougar Park Keighley Cougars are without Ash Lindsay after he suffered a broken leg against Workington Town last week. Cougars coach Paul March said: “Ash is going to be in plaster for six weeks and it’s a massive loss for us, but we’ve got a decent squad this year and Scott Law or Ross Peltier will get ... Read More »

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