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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

Tim Spears is in line for a career milestone. ©RLPhotos

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

Kevin Penny from his time on loan at Harlequins RL. ©RLPhotos

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

Barrow's Liam Harrison. ©RLPhotos

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 »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Whitehaven

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams could field an unchanged side as they search for their fourth successive Kingstone Press Championship victory in 2014. But there’s a warning from a Whitehaven side who have lost their last seven games – their last victory was a 16-15 success over the Rams in July 2013. The Rams are one of ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Doncaster

Batley's Gareth Potts. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 2.00pm at the LRL Stadium Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear remains without Ben Black (knee) and Nathan Mason (ankle) as he looks to build on last week’s 10-8 win at Halifax. That victory meant that the Bulldogs recorded back-to-back wins following their success over Workington on home soil two weeks ago. “We’re having to rebuild a team and we’ve ... Read More »

Super League preview: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils

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When’s it on? Thursday March 6, at 8.00pm. It will be televised on Sky Sports 1. What’s going to happen? It’s anyone’s guess really. At the start of the season you would probably have tipped the Red Devils to turn the Vikings over, but Salford were thrashed by St Helens last week while Widnes came from behind to defeat last ... Read More »

Match previews: This weekend in Championship One

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

All fixtures to be played on Sunday March 2 Hemel Stags v Hunslet Hawks 2.30pm at Pennine Way Pennine Way is the venue of the opening encounter of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 season with Hemel’s game against Hunslet Hawks kicking off 30 minutes earlier than the other fixtures on the competition’s opening day. The Hawks are many people’s pre-season ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Swinton Lions

Workington's Brett Carter. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Sunday, 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town caretaker coach Craig Barker is hoping to build on last week’s first half display against Batley Bulldogs. Town led 10-6 at half time thanks to tries from Jason Mossop and Brett Carter, but ultimately fell to a 36-16 defeat. However, Barker believes the signs are there that Workington can progress again in Sunday’s ... Read More »

Championship preview: Rochdale Hornets v Keighley Cougars

Danny Davies. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Sunday, 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Danny Davies (shoulder) faces a late fitness test before Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot is able to confirm his team to face Keighley Cougars. Hornets lost 42-12 against Dewsbury Rams last week, but Talbot believes his team is not far from the levels required in the Kingstone Press Championship. Talbot said: “The scoreline was a ... Read More »