Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Workington Town

Centurions celebrate Heritage Day win over Workington

Leigh Centurions enjoyed a Heritage Day celebration today at the Leigh Sports Village, when they defeated Workington Town 22-12 in front of 3,375 spectators, with the attendance giving support to those who would like to see regular Saturday afternoon football in the Championship. The Centurions launched their Players’ Heritage Numbers before the game, honouring the 1,392 players that have played ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Stars of the weekend

Doncaster-Keighley

It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race is well and truly alive after another defeat for Widnes – this time against one of their big rivals for the eight. And the Championship is hotting up ... Read More »

Plenty of guys in Town

Workington

Gareth Walker pays tribute to a great performance by Workington Town last Sunday. Few teams can this year have come through the amount of adversity that Workington Town had to contend with last weekend. Phil Veivers’ side have been close to recording a host of wins this season – they current have nine bonus points from 11 defeats – only ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Sheffield Eagles

Menzie-Yere-Sheff

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town coach Phil Veivers could be boosted by the returns of Jarrad Stack, Graeme Mattinson and Karl Olstrum for Sunday’s match against Sheffield Eagles. However Elliott Miller, Callum Phillips and Liam McAvoy are all expected to be unavailable. Town are just two points adrift of a play-off place, and will be desperate to claim ... Read More »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Workington Town

Lucas Walshaw. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams forward Lucas Walshaw is unavailable to face Workington Town after biting through his tongue in last week’s 46-10 defeat against Sheffield Eagles. Rams coach Glenn Morrison said: “Lucas had a full night in hospital getting his tongue reattached, so he won’t be ready for Sunday.” Walshaw, who was a try-scorer in the corresponding ... Read More »

Whitehaven and Workington set for Super League merger?

Houghton-Whitehaven-V-Workington

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: Workington Town v Keighley Cougars

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park New Workington coach Phil Veivers will be without loose forward Karl Olstrum for the visit of Keighley Cougars to Derwent Park. The loose forward has pleaded guilty to the Grade C offence of striking with the knee in the 75th minute of a the Championship fixture at Barrow Raiders on March 9. As well as ... Read More »

Hull FC star loses appeal

Hull FC forward Micky Paea has had his appeal against a two-match ban dismissed by an RFL Disciplinary Panel. Paea appealed against the suspension and £300 fine imposed after he was found guilty of a Grade B offence of making dangerous contact with Richard Owen of Castleford Tigers in the 79th minute of the First Utility Super League Round 5 fixture ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Workington Town

Barrow's Liam Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow Raiders coach Anthony Murray has called for “more of the same” after seeing his side produce a major shock to win 24-18 at Sheffield Eagles last week. That was Barrow’s first win of the campaign and one that will have given the Craven Park side confidence for Sunday’s encounter. Murray has no new injury ... Read More »

Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »