York hopeful new stadium could host big events – including Summer Bash

Ambitious League 1 side York City Knights are hopeful their new community stadium can play host to a number of big events in the coming years – including 2021 World Cup fixtures and even the Summer Bash. The Knights will move into their new 8000-capacity stadium in Huntington midway through next year if all goes to plan – and York…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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