Former directors bid to take over Cougars

Former Keighley Cougars Chairman Mick O’Neill, is spearheading a consortium to save the club. O’Neill has teamed back up with his co-director from the heydays of ‘Cougarmania’, Mike Smith, and company secretary Tim Wood, along with supporters and members who remained solidly behind the club. O’Neill and Smith ran the club in the 1990s, winning two Championships, promotion to the…

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Steeden to once again be the Official Match Ball supplier in Super League

Australian sports manufacturer Steeden will return as the Official Match Ball supplier to Super League, Championship and League 1, the Challenge Cup and England Rugby League on a three-year deal. Steeden balls will be available from early January for pre-season games and will feature in the first round of the Challenge Cup later in the month. The deal means the…

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Payne eager for Trinity test

Newcastle Thunder coach Jason Payne is looking forward to seeing his new-look squad in match action for the first time. The North-East side host Super League Wakefield Trinity on Saturday, January 19 and head to Oldham on Sunday, February 3 in preparation for the league opener against Doncaster at Kingston Park on Saturday, February 16. “The season is getting closer…

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Community-driven Newcastle Thunder aiming for big things on and off the field in 2019

With big names such as Bradford and York securing promotion from League 1 last season, and the third-tier being reduced to just 11 teams, it may be easy for casual rugby league fans to pay less attention to the competition in 2019. However, do so at your peril – because you may well miss one of the most encouraging stories…

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Toronto Wolfpack purchase ‘sizeable minority stake’ in London Skolars

Toronto Wolfpack have made a shock announcement today, purchasing what has been described as a “sizeable minority” in League 1 club London Skolars. The two clubs have already forged close relations in the two years the Wolfpack have existed, with Quinn Ngawati and Ryan Burroughs spending time on loan at the capital city outfit last season, but the Canadian club…

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