RFL hands out pre-season discipline

Three players from recent pre-season fixtures have been charged with offences by the RFL’s Match Review panel. Keighley Cougars captain James Feather was charged with making a Grade B shoulder charge in the 79th minute of his side’s match with Barrow on January 19, while Josh Sunley (Featherstone) and Dave Manning (Halifax) were charged with Grade B punching in their…

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Championship preview: Workington hoping for World Cup boost

Workington Town head coach Gary Charlton explains to Paul English why his club is heading in the right direction in the Championship in 2014… Workington Town will look to add to their squad as they continue their preparations for the new season. Town issued their squad numbers at the weekend with the list containing just 20 names and numbers. “We…

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Wolves in Bulls’ clothing

Bradford Bulls have signed three young Warrington Wolves players on short-term loans for their pre-season fixtures. James Saltonstall, Joe Philbin and Tom Walker have all joined the Bulls on initial four-week contracts, and will continue to train full-time whilst Warrington partake in a three-week training camp in Australia. Bradford coach Francis Cummins says the youngsters will help to bolster numbers…

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Readers’ poll: The best players, coaches and teams of 2013

SUPER LEAGUE Player of the year Danny Brough 52.5% Sam Tomkins 19% Jamie Peacock 15% Stefan Ratchford 7.5% Danny Kirmond 6% Young Player of the year Liam Sutcliffe 22% Adam Swift 21% Ben Currie 21% Jamie Shaul 20% Theo Fages 16% Mature Player of the year Jamie Peacock 50.5% Mickey Higham 31.5% Francis Meli 8% Jon Clarke 5% Ali Lauititi…

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Eagles and Crusaders win Championship polls

Sheffield Eagles and North Wales Crusaders were the clear winners in the League Express Readers’ Poll for clubs in the Championship. Eagles coach Mark Aston, who coached his side to the Championship title for the second straight year, is voted the Championship Coach of the Year, while his Papua New Guinean centre Menzie Yere wins the Player of the Year…

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Bradford Bulls’ ownership dispute still unresolved

Who owns the Bradford Bulls has still not been finally settled, after last Monday’s meeting between Omar Khan, the three reinstated club directors Mark Moore, Andrew Calvert and Ian Watt, debenture holder Marc Green of Safeguard Security and Ralph Rimmer, the Operational Director of the RFL. The meeting succeeded in persuading Moore, Calvert and Watt to withdraw their resignations as…

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