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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 »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Whitehaven

Stuart Littler of Leigh Centurions. ©RLPhotos

Sunday, 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley will select from a fully fit squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship match against Whitehaven. The Centurions are bidding for a third successive victory at the start of the season, having scored more than 50 points against both Batley Bulldogs and Barrow Raiders in their first two fixtures to ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Batley Bulldogs

Featherstone-Halifax

Sunday, 3.00pm at The Shay Halifax coach Karl Harrison is without Rob Worrincy (quad) ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture with Batley Bulldogs but has signed Featherstone Rovers winger Tom Saxton on a month’s loan as cover. Harrison faces his former club with the prospect of inflicting their second defeat in the first three games of the new season. ... Read More »