Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News

Match Previews

Match preview: Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants

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Catalan Dragons will be looking to finally pick up their first win of 2014, as they entertain Huddersfield Giants in the South of France. It is only the second time the Dragons have played at home this season, but the game already looks to have taken on extra significance for Laurent Frayssinous’ men, who are still on zero points this ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Swinton Lions v Barrow Raiders

Sunday 3.00pm at Sedgley Park Swinton Lions – who are unable to play at their regular venue at the Leigh Sports Village – will make a return to the former ‘home’ at Sedgley Park’s Park Lane ground at Whitefield. Centre Mick Nanyn is set to make his 350th career appearance. Nanyn is in his second spell with Swinton, playing 96 ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Rochdale Hornets v Batley Bulldogs

Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Rochdale Hornets are still looking for their first league win of the season but will be in good heart after an impressive performance against the University of Gloucestershire All Golds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Both Hornets and the Bullogs progressed safely into the fourth round with an injury-hit Batley side accounting for amateurs Kells. ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Leigh Centurions v North Wales Crusaders

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Centurions centre Stuart Littler, one of the most consistent and durable players of the modern era, is set to play his 100th game for the Leigh club. Littler, after a career that included 247 Super League games for Salford City Reds, joined the Centurions at the start of the 2011 season, making his Centurions ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams

Sunday 2.00pm at Owlerton Stadium Sheffield are still looking for their first win in the Kingstone Press Championship on home soil following their return to the Owlerton Stadium. Their homecoming against Rochdale was postponed through a waterlogged pitch and their first appearance at Owlerton was spoilt when they fell to a defeat to visitors Barrow. The Eagles will be without ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Doncaster v Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster are looking to return to winning ways at the Keepmoat in an intriguing top of the table contest. They lost to Dewsbury Rams on their last home appearance but have since won at Batley Bulldogs, and defeated the British Army in the Challenge Cup. Indeed, both the Dons and Featherstone have only lost ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v London Broncos

Ryan Hall taking the ball in against Hull KR. ©RLPhotos

Headingley Carnegie stages a meeting of two teams in contrasting form tonight, as the unbeaten Leeds Rhinos take on London Broncos, who have yet to pick up a point in 2014. After last week’s impressive victory over an in-form Widnes Vikings side, confidence will be high amongst the Leeds ranks that they can record their fifth victory in six games ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

Chris Hill takes the ball in. ©RLPhotos

It is a rerun of the 2013 Super League Grand Final tonight, as Warrington and Wigan lock horns once again in what promises to be a titanic tussle. It has been far from a perfect start for both sides so far in 2014, but the Wolves are on somewhat of a roll after recording three straight victories in as many ... Read More »

Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Hull FC

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Castleford Tigers will be looking to preserve their unbeaten start to Super League XIX this afternoon, as they face Hull FC at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The Tigers have recorded four wins from their first four games, including a dramatic 36-31 victory over Wigan last Sunday. They have recieved a welcome boost on the injury front too, with centre Jake Webster ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Huddersfield Giants

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West Yorkshire rivals Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield lock horns this afternoon, with the Giants looking to avenge a brace of defeats suffered at the hands of the Bulls last year. The Bulls sprung a surprise early last campaign by winning at the John Smiths Stadium, before dismantling a youthful Giants outfit in the final weekly round clash of 2013. That ... Read More »