Friday, November 21, 2014
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Hunslet Hawks sign half-back Gale

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Hunslet have further bolstered their squad for the 2015 season, after completing the signing of Bradford Bulls youngster Jordan Gale on a one-year contract. Gale, who is a former Leeds Rhinos scholarship star, has been playing for the Bulls’ academy side in 2015, and is the cousin of current Super League star Luke Gale, who has just signed for Castleford ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign trio for 2015.. and talk to Brierley

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Leigh Centurions have added three new faces to their squad for the 2015 season, with signings from both the UK and abroad to bolster their squad for next season. Richard Beaumont joins from St Helens on a 12-month full-time contract with the club, having struggled to make an impact during his time with the Super League Champions. That deal has ... Read More »

Hunslet swoop for Richie Barnett

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Hunslet Hawks have announced another substantial coup ahead of the 2015 season, after they confirmed the re-signing of Richie Barnett from Keighley on a one-year deal. Barnett has Super League experience with Hull FC, Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds, and has most recently spent time in the Championship with the Cougars. He joined Sheffield Eagles before moving to the Hawks ... Read More »

Feather could renege on Hunslet deal

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Former Keighley Cougars captain James Feather could sensationally return to the club in 2015, after Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett told the media that the hooker is having second thoughts about joining local rivals Hunslet. After initially signing a deal to join the Hawks for 2015 following the Cougars’ relegation to League One, Fawcett says that Feather’s heart is with Keighley, ... Read More »

Championship: Bulls urge Sky to cover season opener

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Bradford Bulls Managing Director Steve Ferres is urging the RFL and Sky Sports to televise the opening fixture of the Championship season between Leigh Centurions and the Bulls at Leigh Sports Village on 15 February next year. The fixtures were published last week, and Ferres suggests that the opportunity to see the game on Sky would be a great boost ... Read More »

Lowes blames himself for Bradford relegation

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Bradford coach Jimmy Lowes thinks he could have done more to help the Bulls avoid relegation last season. The 45-year-old took control of the Odsal side in June and lost his first four games in charge. Despite four wins in the next six – including scalps of Wigan and Leeds – it was too little too late and Lowes takes responsibility. ... Read More »

Bulls: Karl Harrison confident in Bradford’s chances

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Bradford assistant Karl Harrison believes the Bulls have a significant advantage over their Championship rivals thanks to being full-time and having nearly 30 names on their roster. The Odsal outfit are one of only three full-time squads in the league (Leigh and London being the others) and Harrison says it allows the team to train at maximum intensity throughout the ... Read More »

Kingstone Press to sponsor Super League and Challenge Cup

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The RFL have announced a new extended partnership with Kingstone Press Cider for the 2015-2017 seasons, which now includes the Super League competition for the first time. Following on from two hugely successful years as title sponsors of the Championships, the new contract will see the popular cider brand be involved at every level of the game from England RL ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Tony Tonks

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Halifax prop Tony Tonks. Tonks joins the club having established himself as one of the best forwards in the Championship during his time with Featherstone Rovers and Halifax. The 29-year-old has scored 19 tries in 141 appearances combined for the two West Yorkshire clubs, and becomes the Eagles’ seventh new signing, joining Blake ... Read More »

Hay to spend time with NFL side Seattle Seahawks

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Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay is using part of the off-season to further his education in Sports Science by spending three days at NFL side Seattle Seahawks. Hay will be a guest of Dean Riddle, who is Head of Applied Science at the Seahawks and has previous experience of being Head of Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Rhinos, Castleford ... Read More »