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Match previews: Tomorrow in Championship One

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Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds Sunday 3.00pm at Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead Thunder are without Tom Lynch for their clash with Gloucestershire All Golds. Lynch was given a one-match ban for punching in a recent Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Lions. Joe Brown and Matt Barron will both make their 100th Gateshead appearance if selected for Sunday’s match ... Read More »

Match Report: Canterbury Bulldogs 40 Melbourne Storm 12

In a Nutshell The Bulldogs led 12-10 at half-time in a match played at Perth’s nib Stadium, but they ran away with the game in the second half to register a resounding victory against the previously undefeated Storm. How it unfolded Cameron Smith was a shock withdrawal for the Storm just before the game began. Smith suffered a back spasm ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

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Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Rochdale Hornets

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions forward Martin Aspinwall is battling a rib injury ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Rochdale Hornets. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match along with Matty Sarsfield (tonsillitis). Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “We need to improve across the board because Rochdale have done enough in all their games ... Read More »

Match Report: Parramatta Eels 32 Penrith Panthers 16

In a Nutshell In the Western Sydney derby, the Eels gave a commanding second-half display to down their fancied rivals to move to 2-2 for the season. How it unfolded Willie Tonga opened the scoring for Parramatta, racing 90 metres to score, but former Wakefield star Isaac John soon replied for the Panthers, although, in a seesaw first half, Nathan ... Read More »

Match Report: NZ Warriors 42 Wests Tigers 18

In a Nutshell Warriors star Glen Fisiiahi scored four tries and Sam Tomkins landed one try as the Warriors blew the Tigers off the park in Wellington How it unfolded The Tigers shot into an early 12-point lead with tries from Braith Anasta and James Tedesco, both converted by Pat Richards. By this time the Warriors had lost unlucky Jerome ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Doncaster

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Ben Heaton (knee) and Danny Cowling (ankle) face late fitness tests before Halifax coach Karl Harrison can finalise his team to face Doncaster in Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship clash. Halifax have three wins from their first five games of the season, including last week’s 36-14 triumph at Whitehaven. Harrison said: “We’re doing OK. We’re ... Read More »

Match Report: St Helens 14 Leeds Rhinos 10

In a Nutshell St Helens kept their unbeaten record with a thrilling victory capped with a late try by winger Tommy Makinson to snatch the game from a strong Rhinos side. How it unfolded St Helens came into the game without three suspended stars – Jon Wilkin, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Kyle Amor – and with several others absent through injury. ... Read More »

Jordan Burke joins Eagles on month-long loan

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Warrington Wolves utility back Jordan Burke has joined Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles on a month-long loan. The 22-year-old begins training with his new club tonight and looks set to make his debut against Keighley Cougars on Sunday. Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to bring Jordan into the club. As a player he has great ... Read More »