Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Super League preview: Wigan Warriors v Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers will be looking to get their first victory of 2014 under their belt tonight, but they face a tough task as they head to last years Grand Final winners, the Wigan Warriors. The Warriors have hardly made the best possible start to Super League XIX themselves, and have just one win to their name from their opening ... Read More »

Centurions ready for battle in Challenge Cup

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Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley insists his team will not underestimate Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round opponents Wigan St Patrick’s ahead of their clash on Friday March 14 (7.30pm). Centurions have made an impressive start to the new season and Brierley, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, is determined not to take their good form for granted. “Our target is ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Preview

  Rugby League fans have five ties to choose from over Friday and Saturday, starting with Wigan St Pats hosting Leigh Centurions, though the game will be played at the Leigh Sports Village. The game kicks off on Friday evening at 7.30pm with four ties following on Saturday afternoon. Keighley will entertain Wath Brow at Cougar Park, the third round ... Read More »

Super League preview: Wakefield Wildcats V Catalan Dragons

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This afternoon, Wakefield host Catalan Dragons in what could certainly be seen as a relegation four-pointer. Indeed, both sides are yet to register their first points of the 2014 campaign and have been convincingly beaten in every appearance so far. To say they are in such a similar position, though, there seems only one way this match can go. Catalan ... Read More »

Championship One: All Sunday’s games previewed

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Sunday March 9 Gateshead Thunder v Oxford (3.00pm) Nathan Powley could make his Gateshead Thunder debut in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with Oxford. The former Doncaster player is likely to provide cover for Ricky Hough as Stanley Gene takes charge of his first competitive fixture as Thunder coach. Oxford coach Tony Benson is aiming to build on last ... Read More »

Championship preview: Keighley Cougars v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at Cougar Park Keighley Cougars will be looking to stop the Centurions from scoring over 50 points for the fourth consecutive game this season. The Centurions have scored 52 points in each of their three wins in the Kingstone Press Championship, while halfback Ryan Brierley is looking to add to his tally of eleven tries scored in the ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Sheffield Eagles

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Halifax coach Karl Harrison insists his only focus is Halifax as he prepares for Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship showdown with Sheffield Eagles. Halifax have lost two of their first three fixtures in 2014, including last week’s 10-8 home reverse against Batley Bulldogs. Harrison said: “It’s going to take time for the team to gel, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Rochdale Hornets

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Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers skipper Tim Spears is set to make his 250th career appearance when his side take on Rochdale Hornets. Spears has played 127 games for Featherstone since 2009, and was previously with Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs. Teammate Ian Harman needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. Rovers ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v North Wales Crusaders

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Kevin Penny has scored a try in each of Swinton’s last five games. The three tries he has scored for the Lions in 2014 have come whilst as a dual-registered player from parent club Warrington. Swinton Lions are aiming to claim their first win of the Kingstone Press Championship season when they host North ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Workington Town

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Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow Raiders coach Anthony Murray has called for “more of the same” after seeing his side produce a major shock to win 24-18 at Sheffield Eagles last week. That was Barrow’s first win of the campaign and one that will have given the Craven Park side confidence for Sunday’s encounter. Murray has no new injury ... Read More »