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Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos

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It is 3rd versus 1st in the Super League this evening, as Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in what will be a hugely anticipated West Yorkshire derby. With local pride – as well as competition points – up for grabs, the tension is expected to be enormous at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, as two of the form sides in ... Read More »

Haven ready for strong Crusaders’ challenge

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Whitehaven coach Dave Woods revealed North Wales Crusaders will be familiar opponents in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Woods said: “I’ve seen some of their games this year, and they’ve also signed a couple of players we were talking to, so we know a bit about what to expect. “I’m sure they’ll be ready for this game and will want ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

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It’s another local derby following on from St Helens v Wigan, as Warrington and Widnes lock horns in what will surely be a tasty clash. Warrington Wolves are without prop Paul Wood and versatile forward Simon Grix, who were injured in last Friday’s home defeat by Hull KR. Gareth O’Brien and Ben Evans are brought in by coach Tony Smith. ... Read More »

Match preview: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers

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Wakefield coach Richard Agar calls the fit again Dean Collis (quad), Reece Lyne (toe) and Daniel Smith (head) into his squad for the West Yorkshire derby. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauiti’iti. Castleford head coach Daryl Powell makes two changes as the Tigers attempt to maintain their impressive start to the season. Backs Richard Owen ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Wigan

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It is top of the table versus last year’s champions this lunchtime, as St Helens face Wigan in a colossal derby clash at Langtree Park. With the ground expected to be filled to capacity, it promises to be a special atmosphere as two of the best sides in Super League lock horns in a mouthwatering clash. However, the home side’s ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos

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The fiercely anticipated West Yorkshire derby between Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos takes place at the Provident Stadium this evening, with Bradford looking for the win that could take them off the bottom of the Super League ladder. Still marooned on -2 points after their penalty for going into administration, the Bulls are in desperate need of points so early ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC

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The first Hull derby of 2014 takes place tonight, with local bragging rights at stake once again as Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC lock horns at the KC Lightstream Stadium. With the clash televised in front of millions of viewers, it is sure to be a fantastic clash as the two bitterest of rivals do battle for a precious ... Read More »

Preview: This afternoon in Championship One

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Gloucestershire All Golds v Hunslet Hawks 3.00pm at the Prince of Wales Stadium Sam Te’o could be in line for his Gloucestershire All Golds debut after the club announced his signing earlier this week. Te’o joins from Rochdale Hornets and will pose another threat to Hunslet Hawks in a match Hunslet coach Barry Eaton is labeling as his side’s toughest ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Sheffield Eagles

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Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town coach Phil Veivers could be boosted by the returns of Jarrad Stack, Graeme Mattinson and Karl Olstrum for Sunday’s match against Sheffield Eagles. However Elliott Miller, Callum Phillips and Liam McAvoy are all expected to be unavailable. Town are just two points adrift of a play-off place, and will be desperate to claim ... Read More »

Championship preview: Rochdale Hornets v Whitehaven

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Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Sunday’s meeting between Hornets and Whitehaven is a clash between the two clubs with close links to St Helens, both clubs having made good use of partnership agreements with the Super League outfit and a number of St Helens players have appeared for both clubs. However it is not unique, last season London Broncos had ... Read More »