Kear delighted with tough opener at York as Bradford begin life in League 1

Bradford coach John Kear insists their mouthwatering League 1 opener at York is an ideal test for his new-look Bulls side – and a firm reminder of just how tough life in the third-tier will be for the former Super League champions. Many expect the Bulls to return to the Championship at the first attempt this year, but they have…

Read More

Ukraine RL Announce New Franchises

Following meetings in England in the run up to Christmas, Ukraine Rugby League has announced a revamp of its top competition which will see five regional Super League franchises put in place, each allied to an English club.  Those five – participants in the 2018 Joma Super Rugby League – will be as follows:  Transcarpathia Trinity, linked to Wakefield; Lviv…

Read More

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…

Read More

Toronto fall to first ever defeat at hands of York

York City Knights created history by condemning Toronto Wolfpack to their first ever league defeat with a 26-16 victory. Jake Butler-Fleming put York in front on his Knights debut before Liam Harris pounced on a loose ball to double the lead. Ryan Brierley was sinbinned and Harris scooted over for his second just before half time to give the hosts…

Read More

Ford hoping Challenge Cup journey can aid York’s rejuvenation

York City Knights head coach James Ford admits the club’s progression to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup could have a huge impact on the club’s rebuilding process. The Knights produced the shock of the round as they defeated Championship side Rochdale to advance, where they could come up against the likes of Leeds Rhinos or Leigh Centurions in…

Read More

Ford delighted as York land Robinson

York City Knights have named another six new signings, including former Halifax forward Adam Robinson. The 29-year-old spent a short spell with York on loan last year, scoring three tries in four appearances before being recalled. However, he has re-signed for the League 1 side, who also confirmed the signings of Wakefield Academy man Ronan Dixon, BARLA tourist Chris Siddons,…

Read More

Stadium contractor pulls out of York plans

  York City’s future is already in doubt, just days after the club was officially taken over. The latest trouble surrounds the proposed new stadium in York, after the main construction partner pulled out of the project. ISG have backed out of the scheme after more delays regarding the project. “We’ve worked for over two years, alongside our consortium partners,…

Read More

York City Knights confirm takeover has gone through

Both York City Knights Ltd and York City Knights Holdings Ltd have confirmed that the ownership of both companies has now been transferred from John Guildford to Jon Flatman as the takeover of the League 1 club has been completed. Under new ownership, the club said in a statement that they will announce further information in due course relating to,…

Read More