Thursday, November 27, 2014
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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 »

Sheffield Eagles confirm Owlerton exit

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed today that they are leaving they current home, Owlerton Stadium, due to new Rugby Football League ground regulations. The Eagles moved to Owlerton for the 2014 season after it was announced that their former home, Don Valley Stadium, was going to be demolished.  The Eagles were determined to stay within the city of Sheffield and were ... Read More »

Printable club-by-club fixtures from all three tiers

All the fixtures you need for next season can be found below. Simply click on the team of your choice, download the PDF, and print it off. It couldn't be simpler.

The new Rugby League season will begin on Thursday 5 February, when Widnes Vikings host Wigan Warriors in a televised game at the Select Security Stadium. That will be the first of the opening round of First Utility Super League fixtures. The following night St Helens will host the Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park, and there will be four other ... Read More »

Championship: 2015 fixture list unveiled

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND ONE Friday February 13 Dewsbury Rams v Sheffield Eagles 8.00pm Sunday February 15 Batley Bulldogs v Workington Town 3.00pm Featherstone Rovers v Hunslet Hawks 3.00pm Leigh Centurions v Bradford ... Read More »

Leigh to face Bulls in blockbuster Championship opener

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Champions Leigh Centurions will usher in an extraordinary new era for the Kingstone Press Championship in 2015 with a home fixture against Bradford Bulls at Leigh Sports Village. The showdown between two teams with strong promotion ambitions will provide a mouthwatering start to the new season on Sunday February 15 on the most important opening weekend in Championship history. The ... Read More »