Bulls celebrate Odsal victory over Halifax

Bradford Bulls can feel confident about their 2018 season in League 1 after earning a convincing victory today over Halifax at Odsal, running out 22-6 winners with a display that will have given heart to their supporters and two tries from Elliot Minchella, one in each half. Halifax took an early lead with a try to prop forward Frazer Morris,…

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Rovers tame the Tigers at the Jungle

A determined Featherstone Rovers laid down a marker for the new season with a convincing 16-32 victory on their visit to the Jungle today to face their traditional rivals Castleford Tigers. The Tigers, playing their first match since their Grand Final defeat at Old Trafford, put out an inexperienced side with several young players and some new signings. But they…

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Bulldogs win Roy Powell Trophy

Batley Bulldogs have won the Roy Powell Trophy today, beating their Heavy Woollen neighbours Dewsbury Rams 16-28 at Tetley’s Stadium in an entertaining clash that saw the Bulldogs take the game with three tries in the final 20 minutes. Apart from that it was an evenly fought contest all the way through with Johnny Campbell opening the scoring for the…

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Rhinos ease to Boxing Day victory at Wakefield

Leeds Rhinos defeated Wakefield Trinity 10-17 today in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge at Belle Vue in the opening game of the Betfred Super League pre-season fixture schedule. Leeds coach Brian McDermott fielded six members of his Grand Final winning squad, with new faces Richie Myler and Brad Dwyer also in the starting lineup, while youngster Owen Trout, who was…

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Trinity confirm decision to stay at Belle Vue for 2018

Wakefield Trinity will continue to play their Super League matches in 2018 at their historic home Belle Vue, according to a statement on the Trinity website. It follows the news that Wakefield Council have met with the owner of Belle Vue, businessman Manni Hussain, the owner of the 88M Property Group, to move forward the proposal for a new Community Stadium…

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Three England stars named in World XIII

After six weeks of stand-out performances for England in the World Cup, the veteran prop James Graham has been named in the World XIII for the ninth time, surpassing Martin Offiah’s record of eight appearances for a British player. The 32-year-old first appeared in the mythical side in 2008 and has only missed out on selection in one subsequent year.…

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