Kear expects response from West Wales side who need patience from the game, says Kear

They were on the wrong end of a record-breaking defeat last week – and John Kear insists he is preparing his Bradford side for a backlash on Sunday from a West Wales Raiders side who need patience and support to grow. The Raiders head to Odsal off the back of a 144-0 loss at York – and without former coach…

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St Helens leading race to sign York starlet Joe Batchelor for 2019

St Helens are leading the race to sign one of the highest-rated prospects outside of Super League. League Express can reveal the Saints are the frontrunners to sign York forward Joe Batchelor for 2019, with the club increasingly confident they have seen off interest from elsewhere. At least half a dozen clubs were interested in the City Knights player, who…

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Super League terrified of Championship and League 1 progression, insists Doncaster CEO

DONCASTER CEO Carl Hall has insisted Super League clubs’ desire for change is down to the fact they are terrified of being caught up by the game’s ambitious sides outside the top flight as all 38 professional clubs prepare to sit down together for the first time this year today (Monday). With no decision still made on the long-term direction…

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A Knights Tale

GARETH WALKER of League Express pays tribute to York City Knights after their recent Challenge Cup heroics IF anybody doubted the potential and vibrancy that exists in Betfred League One, they should have attended Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash between York and Catalans. The 3,081 present for an all-pay match with virtually no away support would shame a few Super League…

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Forster happy for cup kings Whitehaven to slide under radar ahead of Keighley trip

They may be the last League 1 side left standing in this year’s Challenge Cup – but Whitehaven coach Carl Forster is happy for his slide to continue to go under the radar ahead of Sunday’s trip to Keighley. Haven return to league action with a visit to West Yorkshire to take on Craig Lingard’s Cougars, looking to make it…

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Hall hopeful of another great advert for League 1 on Sunday at Doncaster

It has been the league at the centre of so many positive headlines and stories already this season – and Doncaster CEO Carl Hall is hopeful both the Dons and Bradford can provide another fantastic advert for League 1 on Sunday. The competition’s top-two lock horns at the Keepmoat on Sunday afternoon, with the Bulls and the Dons vying for…

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