Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Championship: Dave Woods to depart Whitehaven

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Following a board meeting earlier this week, Whitehaven have confirmed Dave Woods is surplus to requirements and that they are looking for a new coach for 2015. Woods, who arrived at Whitehaven in 2012, has an impressive coaching record, helping Castleford back into Super League in 2005 and winning promotion from Championship One with both Gateshead and York in 2008 ... Read More »

Haven ready for strong Crusaders’ challenge

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Whitehaven coach Dave Woods revealed North Wales Crusaders will be familiar opponents in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Woods said: “I’ve seen some of their games this year, and they’ve also signed a couple of players we were talking to, so we know a bit about what to expect. “I’m sure they’ll be ready for this game and will want ... Read More »

Championship preview: Rochdale Hornets v Whitehaven

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Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Sunday’s meeting between Hornets and Whitehaven is a clash between the two clubs with close links to St Helens, both clubs having made good use of partnership agreements with the Super League outfit and a number of St Helens players have appeared for both clubs. However it is not unique, last season London Broncos had ... Read More »

Brett Seymour signs for Whitehaven

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Whitehaven have signed Brett Seymour, the former Hull FC, Cronulla Sharks, Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors scrum-half. The ambitious Kingstone Press Championship club hope to have the Australian on board within the next few days, once his visa application has been processed by the UK Border Agency. Whitehaven coach Dave Woods said: “Brett will bring a wealth of experience, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Whitehaven and Workington set for Super League merger?

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced it is to review the state of the game in West Cumbria – a wide-ranging investigation that could potentially look at merging Championship clubs Workington and Whitehaven to create a side worthy of joining Super League. In a statement, the RFL said: “The review follows on from the success of Rugby League World ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Whitehaven v Halifax

Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Saints loanee Jordan Hand is expected to return for Whitehaven against Halifax after missing last weekend’s cup defeat at York. Haven went down by two points in an exciting contest at the Huntington Stadium, a game Hand missed so that he didn’t get cup tied. On loan Wigan halfback Chris Taylor is a major ... Read More »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Whitehaven

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams could field an unchanged side as they search for their fourth successive Kingstone Press Championship victory in 2014. But there’s a warning from a Whitehaven side who have lost their last seven games – their last victory was a 16-15 success over the Rams in July 2013. The Rams are one of ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven

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Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley will select from a fully fit squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship match against Whitehaven. The Centurions are bidding for a third successive victory at the start of the season, having scored more than 50 points against both Batley Bulldogs and Barrow Raiders in their first two fixtures to ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven V North Wales Crusaders

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Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 3.00pm Whitehaven centres Stephen Fox and Scott McAvoy face late fitness tests, but coach Dave Woods expects both to be passed fit for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with North Wales Crusaders. Woods is aiming to make the most of home advantage on Sunday, when he hopes to steer Whitehaven to their first victory of ... Read More »