North Wales call on RFL to review controversial Hunslet drop goal

League 1 side North Wales have called on the Rugby Football League to review the controversial Hunslet drop goal which decided Sunday’s game between the two sides. Cain Southernwood’s late one-pointer, as seen in the video below, clearly fell beneath the posts and did not go through. However, it was awarded, and meant Hunslet won 19-18 in a result which…

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Thornton ready to push on after League 1 Shield triumph with Hunslet

Hunslet head coach Gary Thornton praised his players for ending the season on a high by winning the League 1 Shield. Hunslet defeated London Skolars to win the Shield, capping off a disappointing season having failed to finish in the top eight of the competition. Thornton, who took over midway through the season following the departure of James Coyle midway…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Hunslet blast the RFL following League 1 postponement

Hunslet’s League 1 game with Whitehaven has been postponed by the RFL, the Hunslet club has confirmed. According to Hunslet chairman Neil Hampshire, The RFL has stepped in and forced the fixture to be rearranged to allow Whitehaven to play their postponed Challenge Cup game with Oxford this Sunday. That game was supposed to be played last weekend, however it was…

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Bradford and Hunslet enter dual-registration agreement

Bradford Bulls have entered a dual-registration agreement with League 1 side Hunslet for the remainder of the 2017 season. The Leeds-based outfit have previously had dual-reg agreements with Leeds Rhinos and Featherstone Rovers and now, following numerous consultations with officials of both clubs, an agreement has been reached between the Bulls and Hunslet. Hunslet chief executive Martin Flynn said: “Dual-registration…

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Grandchildren Set Up Harry Jepson Foundation

The name and legacy of hugely-loved and widely-respected rugby league administrator, Harry Jepson OBE, will continue with the setting up of a Foundation in his name. Hunslet-born Harry Jepson, who passed away last August, aged 96, devoted his life to rugby league and to education, and for his services to them he was awarded both a Queen’s honour and an…

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Leeds Rhinos and Hunslet to compete for inaugural Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Cup

Leeds Rhinos and Hunslet RLFC will participate in the inaugural Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Cup next year. The two clubs have traditionally held a pre-season fixture to compete for the Lazenby Cup, however, the game has now been named in memory of Jepson, who passed away this year at the age of 96. Harry dedicated his entire life to Rugby…

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