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Halifax chairman: Featherstone red hot favourites for second

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Halifax chairman Michael Steele has admitted Featherstone Rovers are now big favourites to finish second in the Championship and take the extra £250,000  in RFL central funding that comes with the runner-up spot. Fax were beaten 4-20 at home on Sunday and are now two points behind their West Yorkshire rivals in third place. “It’s not over until the final ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday August 17

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What an incredible week of Rugby League we’ve had – with some absolutely huge results flooding through over the last four days. The Super League and Championships tables have all been shaken up thanks to the weekend’s action – with some big movers and shakers. There were impressive performances across the board, and we had plenty of nominations for this ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 17

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First Utility Super League Bradford Bulls 34-28 Hull FC Huddersfield 28-14 Widnes London Broncos 40-36 Leeds Rhinos Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 36-28 Whitehaven Batley Bulldogs 14-16 Dewsbury Rams Halifax 4-20 Featherstone Rovers Keighley 20-30 North Wales Crusaders Rochdale 10-22 Doncaster Swinton 6-56 Leigh Centurions Workington Town 32-18 Barrow Raiders Kingstone Press Championship One Gateshead 52-20 South Wales Scorpions Gloucestershire All ... Read More »

Everything to play for

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GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, looks ahead to an exciting day of Championship action on Sunday. LEIGH Centurions rightly took the spotlight last weekend when they clinched the League Leaders Shield in style with three games still to play, but this Sunday the focus will switch elsewhere. The two Yorkshire derbies at Halifax and Batley will ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams to abandon dual-registration

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Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer and head coach Glenn Morrison have issued a joint statement addressing the club’s position regarding dual registration. “Following a thorough period of discussion with coaching staff, shareholders, sponsors and supporters, and despite approaches from a number of clubs, it has been decided that the Rams will compete in the second tier of the exciting new league structure ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster deducted 3 points by RFL

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Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have been deducted three competition points each after an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal found them guilty of breaching RFL Operational Rules relating to dual registration by fielding ineligible players in Kingstone Press Championship fixtures. Batley and Doncaster were found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B3.17 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Leigh sign Wigan Warriors’ Hopkins on loan for 2015

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Leigh Centurions have continued their recruitment for their full-time campaign in 2015, after securing the signing of Wigan Warriors forward Sam Hopkins on a season-long loan deal. Hopkins, a former Centurions player himself before joining the Warriors at the end of last season, has made several appearances for Leigh on loan this year, but he will spend the entire 2015 ... Read More »

Hornets post record profit

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Kingstone Press Championship club Rochdale Hornets may be in line for relegation this season, but that should hold no fears for the club financially, to judge from its accounts for the year ended 30 November 2013, when the Hornets were last in Championship One. Earlier this week the club announced a record profit of £25,157 for the year ending November 2013. ... Read More »

Championship: Fax and Fev to do battle for second spot

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On Sunday, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers will lock horns in a match that is undoubtedly pivotal to the future of both clubs. Indeed, it is set to decide who will finish second in the Championship and thus collect the extra £250,000 of central RFL funding that comes with the runner-up spot in Rugby League’s second tier. It has thus been ... Read More »