Promotion with Hull KR would mean more than Grand Final win, says Shaun Lunt

Hull KR captain Shaun Lunt insists promotion back to Super League with the Robins would rank as the biggest achievement of his career: more so than winning a Grand Final. Lunt won at Old Trafford with Leeds back in 2012 but, as he prepares to lead KR into their Qualifiers opener this weekend against Halifax, the hooker says promotion would…

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hull KR coach Tim Sheens on their promotion challenge

On the eve of their opening Qualifiers fixture against Halifax, our man Aaron Bower sat down with Hull Kingston Rovers coach Tim Sheens to discuss the season so far, his hopes and expectations for Hull KR and of course, the race for promotion to Super League.. TotalRL (TRL): Tim, first of all – for an ex-NRL and World Cup-winning coach,…

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Warrington’s Qualifiers campaign starts with Widnes win

Warrington Wolves got their Qualifiers campaign off to the perfect start with a 28-14 victory at Widnes Vikings. Jack Hughes crossed to give the Wolves an early lead before Jack Buchanan brought the hosts onto the board. Joe Mellor touched down as Widnes moved in front at half time, with Lloyd White adding a penalty goal to his two conversions…

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Giants ease past Wakefield

Huddersfield Giants kept their slim top four hopes alive with a comfortable 36-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity. Danny Brough capitalised on a Ben Jones-Bishop error for the opening score before Darnell McIntosh touched down in the same corner four minutes later. Ryan Hinchcliffe raced over after another Wakefield mistake before Brough slotted a penalty goal but Sam Williams cut the…

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Warrington have motivation aplenty for Qualifiers, says CEO Karl Fitzpatrick

Warrington fans – there will be a full, exclusive interview with CEO Karl Fitzpatrick in Monday’s paper, discussing a number of on-field and off-field issues. To open your digital subscription and have the paper delivered to your smart device as soon as it’s released, click here. Warrington have all the motivation they need ahead of their Qualifiers campaign getting underway…

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Tony Gigot’s two-year ban reinstated by French authorities

Catalans Dragons have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their Qualifiers campaign after it was revealed that fullback Tony Gigot’s two-year ban has been reinstated. Gigot was hit with the ban in January of this year following an “inappropriate exchange” with an anti-doping official – however, that suspension was initially reduced to just three months, with the…

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Powell gives credit to Saints after defeating Castleford

Daryl Powell praised St Helens after they ended his Castleford side’s unbeaten home run. The Tigers, who remain top of Super League despite the defeat, had not lost a single game at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this year before their 26-12 defeat to the Saints. But they were nullified excellently by Justin Holbrook’s improving side, who moved up to third following…

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Wakefield Trinity eyeing up a slice of history in this year’s Super 8s

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has called on his side to write their own chapter in the club’s rich history over the next seven games as they embark on the Super League Super 8s and their push for a first-ever top-four finish in the modern era. Trinity began the Super 8s level on points with the top four, and know…

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