Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Dewsbury Rams make five more signings for 2015

Sam Wood

Dewsbury Rams have announced the arrival of five new players ahead of the 2015 season – including former Bradford Bulls winger Sam Wood. Barrow Raiders winger Dalton Grant, Halifax’s Ryan Fieldhouse, Swinton’s Josh Barlow, Wood and Batley’s Byron Smith will all be turning out for Glenn Morrison’s side next year – in what is shaping up to be a very ... Read More »

Steve Deakin to coach Whitehaven in 2015

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Whitehaven have announced that former Catalan assistant coach Steve Deakin will coach the club again in 2015, replacing the outgoing Dave Woods. Woods left the club following the end of the Championship season last week, and Deakin – who returned to England after only recently leaving the Dragons – will take up the reins at the club next season. “The ... Read More »

Cougars take to the courts in RFL dual-reg dispute

Nigel Wood

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed that the Cougars have placed the dual registration controversy that has surrounded the club’s relegation into the hands of lawyers. The Cougars had been taking legal advice over the matter, and announced that they would join forces with Sheffield Eagles to cover the costs of taking it further if required. And Fawcett confirmed to ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

Ralph Rimmer

Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

Swinton-V-Dewsbury

After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday 14 September

Featherstone-Halifax

Not too many games going on around the country today – but the ones that are carry huge significance in the race for success in the Championships. There is a solitary game in Super League as Wakefield and Hull KR both bring their seasons to an end with a Yorkshire derby. But it’s the Championship where most of the attention ... Read More »

Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Hemel Stags have been dealt a major blow ahead of their do or die play-off encounter against Gateshead on Sunday night, after it was revealed that some of their players are unable to make the trip due to the timing of the kick-off. League Express reported on Monday that Hemel had attempted to get the RFL to intervene over a ... Read More »

Super League exciting, but don’t forget the Championships

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It’s been perhaps the most dramatic and exciting Super League season in the history of the modern era. Going into the final round of the season, seven of the eight slots in the play-off places are yet to be decided, with only Leeds knowing for sure that they will start the play-offs from sixth position. Catalan and Widnes are jockeying ... Read More »