Championship preview: Whitehaven V North Wales Crusaders

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…

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Championship preview: Doncaster V Keighley Cougars

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 2.00pm Doncaster coach Paul Cooke has set his sights on starting the Kingstone Press Championship season with back-to-back victories. Doncaster won their opening match of the campaign, beating Workington Town 22-12 despite trailing 12-0 inside the first 10 minutes. But Cooke said: “A performance as gritty as that is no good if we put a…

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Bradford Bulls Administrator accepts offer

Some light has been shed on the ownership of Bradford Bulls. Leeds-based administrator David Wilson last night accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, who took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month. Representatives of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, including chairman Mark Moore, financial director Andrew Calvert, managing director…

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Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs V Workington Town

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 2.00pm John Kear insists Batley Bulldogs are capable of bouncing back from last week’s 52-12 defeat against Leigh Centurions. Batley host Workington Town on Sunday, with both teams aiming for their first win of the Kingstone Press Championship season. Kear said: “As a coach you’ve got to look at what we did well, which wasn’t…

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Jarrod Sammut writes open letter to Bulls fans

New Wakefield signing Jarrod Sammut has written an open letter to Bradford Bulls fans, apologising for leaving the club and thanking them for their support. The 27-year-old Australian wrote a note on his phone that he shared on his Twitter account. The full version can be found below. The Maltese international was one of the most popular figures at Bradford…

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Cummins and Agar slam Super League scheduling

Bradford and Wakefield head coaches Francis Cummins and Richard Agar have slammed the Super League schedule after they were forced to play two games in four days. “I’m the losing coach so it would be soft to hide behind the closeness in games as an excuse, but we both [Agar and Cummins] spoke about it before the game,” said Agar,…

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Match report: Wakefield T Wildcats 10-23 Bradford Bulls

Please note: An in-depth, statistical report on this match will appear in Rugby League Express newspaper on Monday 24th February 2014. In what was billed as an important relegation four-pointer, Bradford Bulls toughed out an ugly win over their West Yorkshire rivals in wet, soggy conditions. Penalties and handling errors aplenty, it was by no means the purest performance of…

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Super League preview: Wakefield Wildcats V Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls will give a debut to Ireland international prop Anthony Mullally after signing him on a month’s loan from Huddersfield Giants. He goes straight into Francis Cummins’ squad as a replacement for second rower Tom Olbison, who suffered concussion during last Sunday’s opening 36-18 defeat to Castleford Tigers. Former Bradford half-back Jarrod Sammut will make his debut for Wakefield…

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Podcast: Rugby League Down South #RLDS

Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on TotalRL.com Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? Kingstone Press Championship One Special, featuring: OXFORD Rugby League coach Tony Benson’s excitement over the club’s progression. University of Gloucestershire ALL GOLDS captain Mike Stewart on how…

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