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Kingstone Press Championship

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs V Workington Town


Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 2.00pm John Kear insists Batley Bulldogs are capable of bouncing back from last week’s 52-12 defeat against Leigh Centurions. Batley host Workington Town on Sunday, with both teams aiming for their first win of the Kingstone Press Championship season. Kear said: “As a coach you’ve got to look at what we did well, which wasn’t ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders V Leigh Centurions

Stuart Littler of Leigh Centurions. ©RLPhotos

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 2.00pm Barrow Raiders coach Anthony Murray looks set to make three changes to the forward pack that lost to North Wales Crusaders last week. Dan Toal is struggling to face Leigh Centurions due to a dead leg, while Craig Briscoe and Joe Bullock are both unavailable. Murray said: “Leigh are probably tipped to be in ... Read More »

Swinton to play 2014 home fixtures in Leigh

Leigh Sports Village. ©BenEast

Swinton Lions will play their 2014 home fixtures at Leigh Sports Village, it has been announced. It is the second time the Lions have used the Centurions ground as their home, the first being when their plans to build a stadium were put on hold in 2012. The financially-troubled club narrowly avoided relegation last year and are tipped to be ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams in awards spotlight

Kingstone Press Championship

Dewsbury Rams half-back Anthony Thackeray is the first Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week for 2014. Thackeray marked his debut for the club with a try and the decisive drop goal in their one-point win over Featherstone Rovers. The team display also earned the Rams the Kingstone Press Performance of the Week, while Kevin Penny’s length-of-the-field try at Halifax ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


In-depth, detailed reports of all these matches can be found in tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available online at midnight tonight, and in all good newsagents tomorrow morning. Super League XIX Round One Warrington Wolves 8-38 St Helens (Thursday) Hull FC 36-34 Catalan Dragons (Friday) Hull Kingston Rovers 6-34 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 18-14 Wakefield T Wildcats Bradford Bulls 18-36 ... Read More »

Bulldogs duo breach betting rules

Jonny Campbell. ©RLPhotos

Two Batley Bulldogs players have been suspended by an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal after they were found to have breached the sport’s rules relating to betting. Jonny Campbell has been suspended for 12 months for placing bets on a number of matches, including the 2013 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, Batley Bulldogs v Sheffield Eagles, in which he played. Campbell ... Read More »

The most exciting season ever?


It’s a common theme trawled out ahead of new campaigns, that this season is going to be the “biggest, best and most exciting ever”. But for the Kingstone Press Championships this year, that might just be true. Principally because there is so much at stake for clubs ahead of the sport’s sweeping restructuring from 2015 onwards. When the game moves ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews


Sunday 16 February Sheffield Eagles v Rochdale Hornets (2.00pm) Sheffield Eagles look set to include Jon Ford and Will Hope when they open their Kingstone Press Championship campaign on Sunday. The pair joined the Eagles on season-long loan deals from Salford Red Devils and will now try to help Sheffield defend their title, but Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot is ... Read More »

Rugby League World – 2014 Season Launch Special Issue


The 2014 season is now underway – and Rugby League World Magazine provides the biggest and best guide to the new campaign. We look at all 37 professional clubs over the course of a bumper 26-page preview, covering every close season transfer move and assessing each club’s prospects. We also give each club a predicted finish ahead of one of ... Read More »

Morrison thrilled with Kiwi recognition but focused on Rams


Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison said he is still committed to his side despite being one of four coaches earmarked for the New Zealand national job. Speaking at the launch of the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships, the Australian, 37, said he did not personally apply for the position but, having made it so far, would be stupid to pull out. ... Read More »