Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Featherstone Rovers

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Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow have agreed a dual registration deal with Salford Red Devils and could hand Championship debuts to a number of players. Recently appointed head coach Bobbie Goulding included new signings Mick Govin and Michael Dengate in the Challenge Cup tie at Keighley a week ago. Liam Hulme, son of former Great Britain international Paul Hulme, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Keighley Cougars

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Sunday 2.00pm at the Love Rugby League Stadium Batley Bulldogs fullback Miles Greenwood is on the verge of his 100th career try. Greenwood has 98 tries to his name, 24 in Batley colours. He has previously played with Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and Oldham. The Bulldogs will have loan pair Kyle Trout and Alex Brown available after the duo ... Read More »

Championship preview: Doncaster v North Wales Crusaders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster will have Hull FC youngsters Joe Arundel and Ben Crooks available for the visit of the North Wales Crusaders to the Keepmoat Stadium. The pair were left out of the Hull FC squad for Thursday’s televised game against Huddersfield Giants with Hull coach Lee Radford saying: “We are hoping a couple of games ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v London Broncos

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London will be looking for their first win of the season in Super League at the eighth attempt, as they face the daunting task of travelling to Wigan. The Warriors are in fine form, having crushed Championship high-fliers Dewsbury Rams in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup last weekend. However, they will be without winger Josh Charnley, who has been ruled out ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Hull Kingston Rovers

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Warrington and Hull KR compete in a rematch of last Sunday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie – which the Wolves edged, 28-24. However, they have been dealt a huge blow in the lead up to this game, as co-captain Ben Westwood has been ruled out of action for up to a month with a calf problem. Young prop Ben Evans also ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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It is set to be an emotional night at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, as prop Jamie Peacock makes his 500th appearance for the club against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats tonight. The Wildcats were actually Peacock’s very first opponents – on exactly the same day 15 years ago, 11 April 1999 – making it a poignant night to reach such a historic landmark. ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Salford Red Devils

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Tonight could prove to be a pivotal moment in Bradford’s season, as they look for the win which could take them off the bottom of Super League. However, they will face a Salford Red Devils side that will be determined to put on a show for new head coach Iestyn Harris, as he takes charge of the Red Devils for ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants

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Huddersfield head to Humberside for their first match since their controversial exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, as they lock horns with Hull FC at the KC Stadium in Thursday’s televised clash. That 17-16 defeat will no doubt still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Giants fans, but they have a quick turnaround to put things right, and ... Read More »

Match preview: Huddersfield v St Helens

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Arguably the tie of the round in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this weekend is the tussle between last year’s league leaders Huddersfield and current table toppers St Helens. With the Saints still undefeated in 2014, it is a huge test for Paul Anderson and his men to overturn former ally Nathan Brown. The Giants have seemingly been given a huge ... Read More »