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Keighley chairman wants rule changes at EGM

Gary Fawcett

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has said that it is vital the club’s dispute against the RFL leads to rule changes in the sport of Rugby League – so that the same situation does not happen again under a massive restructure of the leagues in 2015. The Cougars have enough support to go ahead with a request to call an emergency ... Read More »

James Donaldson out to achieve potential at Hull KR

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James Donaldson is relishing his “fresh start” at new club Hull Kingston Rovers and is determined to live up to the potential he showed as a youngster. The former England schoolboys forward, 23, joined the Robins at the end of the 2014 season following five tumultuous years at Bradford Bulls. With a two-year deal signed, he’s happy to be able ... Read More »

Bulls: Versatile Addy wants to play loose forward

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Bradford utility Danny Addy believes he is most effective playing at loose forward and wants to cement a starting spot there with the Bulls next season following the departure of James Donaldson to Hull KR. Addy played everywhere from prop to half-back in 2014 but wants to concentrate on his strength, which he believes is at the back of the ... Read More »

League One: Cougars call for changes at EGM

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars have formally submitted their request to call an emergency general meeting at the RFL after gaining sufficient support from other member clubs, with Sheffield Eagles, Barrow Raiders, Hunslet Hawks and Wakefield Wildcats backing their call for an EGM. And Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says the resolution of his club’s dispute is crucial if the new structure to be ... Read More »

Tom Olbison: Competition for places will help Bulls

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Tom Olbison believes his position as the longest-serving member of James Lowes’ new-look squad will count for little next season. The Bradford Bulls back-rower, aged 23, is a product of the club’s academy, having joined as a scholarship player before making his first-team debut back in 2009. However, despite boasting vast experience, Olbison admits he is facing fierce competition for ... Read More »

Centurions slam Rhinos in Brierley row

Ryan Brierley

Leigh Centurions Head of Rugby Derek Beaumont has issued a stinging criticism of Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington about allegedly seeking to approach contracted Centurions player Ryan Brierley, but then denying that they are interested in signing him. As the rumour mill went into overdrive last week, the Rhinos issued a statement from Hetherington, which said: “I can categorically ... Read More »

Keighley to push on for EGM after gaining support

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars have announced they have gained the required support to push on for an Extraordinary General Meeting at the RFL, and they have now submitted their request to Red Hall for the meeting to take place. Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett announced earlier this week that they were close to securing the required support for the meeting, and that he ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls pass 1500 mark for season tickets

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls have passed another substantial season ticket milestone, with sales of memberships for their 2015 Championship campaign passing the 1,500 barrier. The club have set themselves a target of 4,000 sales before the new season gets underway in February, and managing director Steve Ferres insists the club are on track to achieve that with a Christmas rush incoming – ... Read More »

Brierley move to Leeds a non-starter

Ryan Brierley

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Ryan Brierley has asked for a transfer to Super League giants Leeds Rhinos – but the move has been blocked, and Brierley will be going nowhere. Reports have constantly linked Brierley with a move away from the Centurions after a blistering 2014, with a number of Super League clubs believed to be interested ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Sam Smeaton

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Featherstone Rovers centre Sam Smeaton on a one-year contract. Smeaton becomes the Eagles eighth new signing following¬† Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley, Ben Musolino and former Halifax duo Rob Worrincy and Tony Tonks. Smeaton has endured a frustrating last couple of years through injury, but is looking forward to getting ... Read More »

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