Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Super League preview: Bradford Bulls v Castleford Tigers


Bradford Bulls scrum-half Luke Gale says the club will learn lessons from their pre-season pummeling by Castleford Tigers as the two-sides go head to head again this weekend in the opening round of Super League. The Tigers ran out 66-10 winners at The Provident Stadium earlier this month but Gale insists his side will be much better prepared for Sunday’s ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews


Sunday 16 February Sheffield Eagles v Rochdale Hornets (2.00pm) Sheffield Eagles look set to include Jon Ford and Will Hope when they open their Kingstone Press Championship campaign on Sunday. The pair joined the Eagles on season-long loan deals from Salford Red Devils and will now try to help Sheffield defend their title, but Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot is ... Read More »

Super League preview: Warrington Wolves V St Helens

Jonny Lomax about to crash over the Warrington line. ©RLPhotos

What a mouth-watering tie this is shaping up to be. With local pride, the first points of the season, and early momentum on the line, both sides will be giving it everything. Warrington boss Tony Smith has selected a strong squad, but is without his first-choices at full-back and loose forward – Matty Russell and Simon Grix. Stefan Ratchford looks ... Read More »

Swinton Lions v York City Knights (Thu 8 Aug)

Jordan Burke could be included in the Swinton Lions squad for today’s crucial relegation battle with York City Knights – but Tyrone McCarthy is unlikely to play. The Lions are 13thin the Kingstone Press Championship table and have the same number of points as 12th-placed York. Swinton coach Gary Chambers said: “This is a massive game for us. There are ... Read More »

London Broncos v Leeds Rhinos Match Preview (Thur 1 Aug)

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott looks ahead to the Super League game at London Broncos. What are you expecting from London? First and foremost I think we can forget about their performance at the weekend in the Challenge Cup. They will have been bitterly disappointed with that game but we won’t see that type of performance from them on ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Previews (Sun 4 Aug)

Gateshead Thunder v North Wales Crusaders (3.00pm) Gateshead Thunder coach Kevin Neighbour could name an unchanged squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with North Wales Crusaders. Gateshead are aiming for a Welsh double, having won 36-30 at South Wales Scorpions last week. Neighbour said: “That result is a massive boost for us. For long periods of the first ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews (Sun Aug 4)

Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3.00pm) Barrow Raiders prop Jamie Butler faces a fitness test to determine whether he is able to play against Halifax. The powerful forward was knocked out during last week’s game against Doncaster. Raiders coach Darren Holt has set his squad the target of winning three of their remaining five games in order to secure their status ... Read More »