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Wakefield confirm signing of Keegan Hirst

Wakefield confirm signing of Keegan Hirst

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Batley Bulldogs captain Keegan Hirst for the 2017 season. Hirst has signed a one-year deal at Trinity with an option of a further year. The prop has featured 26 times so far

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Mellor hoping to emulate feats of fellow Bradford products

Mellor hoping to emulate feats of fellow Bradford products

Bradford Bulls youngster Alex Mellor has said he is attempting to follow in the footsteps of two famous Bulls Academy products who have since gone on to become top stars in the world of Rugby League. Mellor is one of

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Keep faith in the Qualifiers

Keep faith in the Qualifiers

It has taken just one round of fixtures for people to question the concept of the Qualifiers. Heavy defeats for Featherstone and Batley at the hands of Leeds and Hull KR respectively have somewhat punctured the excitement surrounding the Qualifiers,

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TotalRL Power Rankings: w/c 8th August

TotalRL Power Rankings: w/c 8th August

TotalRL’s weekly ranking of the 10 clubs we feel have the edge on the rest – taking into account form, league position and forthcoming fixtures. #1 St Helens The Saints are undoubtedly one of Rugby League’s form teams at the

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Winners and losers from Round One of the Super 8s

Winners and losers from Round One of the Super 8s

Winner: Leeds Rhinos The Rhinos made a fairly convincing start to life in the Qualifiers on Saturday, thrashing Featherstone 62-6 to lay down a firm marker about any chances of being dragged into a relegation battle. With a huge clash

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Kear remaining upbeat despite heavy defeat

Kear remaining upbeat despite heavy defeat

John Kear has backed his players to recover from their 58-18 defeat to Hull KR. Batley’s first ever game in the Qualifiers ended in a heavy defeat despite the Bulldogs taking the lead. While promotion to Super League or entry

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Warrington’s Hughes avoids suspension as three players are charged

Warrington’s Hughes avoids suspension as three players are charged

Jack Hughes has avoided punishment following an incident involving Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook. Hughes had been accused by some of eye-gouging the Saints forward in his side’s 20-18 defeat to Keiron Cunningham’s side. The former Wigan forward strongly denied the allegations, telling

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Smith says Championship Shield is “exciting next phase” for Bulls

Smith says Championship Shield is “exciting next phase” for Bulls

Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith believes their upcoming challenge of the Championship Shield is an “exciting next phase” for his group of players. After another turbulent week off the field, the Bulls head to Cumbria looking to strengthen their position

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Batley drop captain Keegan Hirst for opening Qualifiers game

Batley drop captain Keegan Hirst for opening Qualifiers game

Batley Bulldogs have dropped captain Keegan Hirst for their opening Qualifiers game this weekend due to an “internal disciplinary matter”. Hirst will miss Sunday’s trip to Hull Kingston Rovers after coach John Kear revealed that the Bulldogs skipper has been

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Sharp calls on Fev to recreate spirit of cup heroics in 2012

Sharp calls on Fev to recreate spirit of cup heroics in 2012

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp wants his players to embrace the big-game atmosphere expected at the Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow afternoon – and has also called on the club’s fans to recreate the feel of their big Challenge Cup upset

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