Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Danny Addy: New league structure “not for me”

Danny-Addy

Bradford utility Danny Addy admits he is not a fan of Rugby League’s new structure, but insists the Bulls plan to use the system to return to Super League immediately. Instead of the traditional promotion and relegation method used in soccer, where the same number of teams promoted from a lower division are relegated from a higher division, Rugby League’s ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars victims of terrorist website hacking

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The official Keighley Cougars website was last night hacked by a pro-Isis group. Anti-terrorism police are investigating after the site was replaced with hateful messages and graphic images. A message posted on the club’s Twitter account said: “Apologies, the website has been hacked. The developers are working on it. Will let you know when it’s back up and running.” A ... Read More »

Opinion: Championship to start with a bang

Ryan Brierley

The RFL has copped a lot of criticism recently, and some of it justifiably so. But they deserved to be applauded both for the timing and organisation of the 2015 fixtures release, particularly when looking at it from a Championship angle. Just the simple fact that they announced all three divisions at the same time makes a difference to Championship ... Read More »

Miles Greenwood returns to Halifax for 2015

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Halifax have confirmed the re-signing of their former full-back Miles Greenwood for 2015, as new head coach Richard Marshall continues to assemble his squad for the Championship next season. Greenwood spent 2014 with Batley Bulldogs, scoring an impressive 22 tries in 25 games as the Bulldogs made the Championship play-offs again under the stewardship of John Kear. However, Fax have ... Read More »

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

Ryan Brierley

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 »