Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship

Championship Preview: Doncaster v Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster are looking to return to winning ways at the Keepmoat in an intriguing top of the table contest. They lost to Dewsbury Rams on their last home appearance but have since won at Batley Bulldogs, and defeated the British Army in the Challenge Cup. Indeed, both the Dons and Featherstone have only lost ... Read More »

Four Championship players charged


Four players have been charged with punching in the 68th minute of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round tie, Swinton Lions v Gateshead Thunder on Sunday March 16. Mike Morrison (Swinton) and Tom Lynch (Gateshead) have both been charged with Grade B punching. Richie Hawkyard (Swinton) and Sam Lynch (Gateshead) have both been charged with Grade A punching. Morrison, Lynch and ... Read More »

Hull FC star loses appeal

Hull FC forward Micky Paea has had his appeal against a two-match ban dismissed by an RFL Disciplinary Panel. Paea appealed against the suspension and £300 fine imposed after he was found guilty of a Grade B offence of making dangerous contact with Richard Owen of Castleford Tigers in the 79th minute of the First Utility Super League Round 5 fixture ... Read More »

Halifax fully focused ahead of cup clash


Halifax captain Scott Murrell insists that his side will not be underestimating Hull Dockers ahead of their Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday March 16 (2.00pm). The Championship side might be favourites to progress to the next round but utility player Murrell expects a tough test, pointing to Hull’s impressive results in the opening rounds ... Read More »

Centurions ready for battle in Challenge Cup

Ryan Brierley

Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley insists his team will not underestimate Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round opponents Wigan St Patrick’s ahead of their clash on Friday March 14 (7.30pm). Centurions have made an impressive start to the new season and Brierley, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, is determined not to take their good form for granted. “Our target is ... Read More »

Keighley player-coach loses appeal

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has lost his appeal against a four-match ban imposed by the RFL, and will now be forced to serve the suspension in full. March suffered the ban after an incident during Keighley’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Doncaster, in which he was deemed to have questioned the integrity of an official. He pleaded not guilty ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams make double signing

Dewsbury boss Glenn Morrison. ©RLPhotos

Early Kingtone Press Championship pacesetters Dewsbury Rams have further strengthened their squad, with the signings of Lucas Walshaw and Ewan Dowes. Walshaw – who featured in the opening three rounds of the season for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats – has joined on an initial one-month loan. The 21-year-old has signed in time to make his debut for the club in their ... Read More »

Centurions tie down star half-back Brierley

Ryan Brierley

Championship top-scorer Ryan Brierley has signed a new three-year deal with Leigh Centurions, ending speculation of a move to Super League. The 21-year-old has crossed the whitewash 12 times in his first four games of 2014 and, in doing so, attracted the attention of several top-tier clubs including Salford Red Devils. Brierley has openly stated he wants to play in ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results


Super League (click for reports) Widnes Vikings 32-18 Salford Red Devils St Helens 38-18 Hull KR Hull FC 44-16 Bradford Bulls Huddersfield Giants 12-12 Leeds Rhinos London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors Championship Barrow Raiders 6-8 Workington Town Batley Bulldogs 12-20 Doncaster RLFC Dewsbury Rams 16-23 Whitehaven Featherstone Rovers 56-6 Rochdale ... Read More »

Salford set to swoop for Leigh star Ryan Brierley?

Ryan Brierley

Rumours are circulating that suggest Salford are close to signing Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley, who has scored 11 tries in three Championship appearances this season. The Red Devils’ first-choice stand-off Rangi Chase is no closer to returning from an ankle injury sustained in round one, and Tim Smith seems to be struggling to showcase his skills after signing from ... Read More »