Ward looking forward to locking horns with close friend Diskin on Sunday

They were Grand Final-winning team-mates almost 15 years ago – and on Sunday, Danny Ward and Matt Diskin clash in the capital as head coaches for the first time. “I’m looking forward to clashing with the old boy on Sunday,” Ward joked to TotalRL ahead of his London side welcoming Diskin’s Batley to Ealing at the weekend. Together, they were…

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Throwback: The last time Bradford and Keighley met competitively.. in 1989!

There’s bound to be a bumper crowd this weekend at Cougar Park – potentially the biggest outside of Super League, in fact. That’s because there’s the small matter of a mouthwatering League 1 derby between Keighley and local rivals Bradford in BD21 – where four, maybe even five, thousand people are expected to pack into the stadium to watch the…

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Purtill: “We need to approach each week like it’s going to be a final”

Leigh Centurions caretaker coach Kieron Purtill admits every game is a cup final for his team ahead of their trip to Halifax on Sunday. Off the back of four defeats from their opening five games, Purtill needs a response from his team. “We need to approach each week like it’s going to be a final,” said Purtill. “We’ll approach with…

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St Helens not getting carried away, insists Holbrook, after another win

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has reiterated his side are not getting carried away with their impressive start to the new season, after they recorded their fifth successive victory on Friday night. The Saints won 30-12 at Warrington thanks largely to Mark Percival’s hat-trick and an impressive display from half-back Danny Richardson, who set up several tries as well as…

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