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23-26/05/13 - Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread


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Poll: Which game are you most looking forward to? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Which game are you most looking forward to?

  1. Hunslet Hawks v Batley Bulldogs (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  2. Sheffield Eagles v Halifax (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. Leigh Centurions v Keighley Cougars (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  6. Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. Workington Town v Doncaster (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

Discuss this week's games here.

 

THURSDAY 23 MAY
Hunslet Hawks v Batley Bulldogs    - KO 19:30 (Premier Sports)

FRIDAY 24 MAY
Sheffield Eagles v Halifax    - KO 19:30 at Bramall Lane  

SUNDAY 26 MAY
Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions - KO 15:00
Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights - KO 15:00
Leigh Centurions v Keighley Cougars - KO 15:00
Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders - KO 15:00
Workington Town v Doncaster     - KO 15:00


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#2 John Drake

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

PREVIEW

Hunslet Hawks v Batley Bulldogs


Hunslet Hawks coach Barry Eaton has lost three players through injury ahead of Thursday’s televised Kingstone Press Championship fixture with Batley Bulldogs, but is boosted by the return of five key men.
Danny Grimshaw (ankle), David Clayton (shoulder) and Tom Bush (concussion) are all ruled out after a bruising defeat at Workington Town.
But Jimmy Keinhorst, Richard Moore, Thomas Coyle, Luke Helliwell and Liam Welham return to the Hawks squad, while Lee Mapals and Scott Watson keep their places in Eaton’s match-day squad after impressing last week.
Eaton said: “We had a really poor start at Workington, but we weren’t far off and for half an hour in the second half we were outstanding, especially considering we’d lost three backs.
“Batley are very resolute and we know we’ll have to go for the full 80 minutes on Thursday. If we can match them up front and deal with their forwards, then we’ll give ourselves a chance.
“There have been some very good games on Premier Sports in recent weeks and we want to add to that.”
Batley coach John Kear must prepare without suspended duo George Flanagan and Ash Lindsay. The pair were given one match bans after being found guilty of punching in a match against Swinton Lions earlier this month.
Miles Greenwood (knee) is also ruled out for a fixture that could see Batley climb into second place in the Kingstone Press Championship.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

PREVIEWS

 

Friday May 24

Sheffield Eagles v Halifax (7.30pm)


Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston could be without three key players as he tries to plot a second victory over Halifax in 14 days.
Aston’s men won 28-12 in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup clash two weeks ago and are now determined to narrow the gap at the top of the Kingstone Press Championship table.
But Ben Gledhill (concussion), Misi Taulapapa (ankle) and Colton Roche (thumb) are all in doubt for Friday’s clash at Bramall Lane.
Aston admitted: “A few of the lads are busted up.”
Halifax coach Karl Harrison is set to check on captain Scott Murrell after he missed last week’s defeat at Dewsbury Rams with a hamstring injury.
The visitors are also likely to be without Anthony Bowman, who played in the club’s under 20s fixture with Leigh Centuriosn on Wednesday night.
Harrison is searching for a first win since May 5, and insists his team will have to improve from last week if they are to pick up the points.
He said: “Some of the mistakes that individuals made were inexcusable and in the end we got what we deserved.”

Sunday May 26

Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions (3.00pm)


Aaron Brown is Dewsbury’s only doubt as Rams coach Glenn Morrison tries to build on last week’s victory over Halifax.
Brown, who played with a sore knee, will face a late fitness test before Morrison confirms his plans for the Swinton Lions clash.
Morrison said: “It was a great performance last week, and I’m pleased for the guys because they’ve been putting in the hard work for a number of weeks.
“We knew we’d been turning it around, and now we’ve got to kick on from here.
“We need to win these next couple of games against teams that are around us in the table.
“If we can do that it will take us further away from the pressure zone and we’ll have kept building in the right direction.”
Swinton coach Gary Chambers is without suspended pair David Mills and Gene Ormsby.
Chambers said: “Dewsbury must be in a bit of form because Halifax are no mugs. It will be tough on their ground and a good test for us.”

Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights (3.00pm)

Interim Featherstone Rovers coach Ryan Sheridan looks set to check on the fitness of Greg Worthington before deciding his team to face York City Knights.
Sheridan is aiming to steer Featherstone to three points in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship match after suffering a rare home defeat against Leigh Centurions last week.
Sheridan said: “There was lots of effort from our blokes, but it was just misguided at times.”
York are likely to travel without Adam Sullivan and Jack Latus, while Tom Carr (elbow) is also ruled out for the next two or three weeks after picking up a knock against Catalan Dragons.
However, Knights coach Gary Thornton is boosted by news that Sam Scott and Jack Lee came through unscathed from last week’s match with Doncaster.
Thornton said: “Ryan taking over for the rest of the season gives them continuity. He’ll know the players and I wouldn’t have thought that he’ll change too much about how they play.
“We beat them at home and they’ll have that in the back of their minds, so we know the challenge ahead.”
He added: “We’re in a lull at the moment. Our form’s not been great and it’s a challenge to get out of that, but this week is an opportunity to do so as the pressure is off.
“Our main concern is to get our form back. We haven’t been playing well since our match against Hunslet and we’ve certainly dipped a bit.”

Leigh Centurions v Keighley Cougars (3.00pm)

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley has been dealt a major blow with the news that Ryan Brierley is facing six weeks out with medial ligament damage.
Martin Ridyard is also missing for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture with Keighley Cougars.
Rowley said: “Ryan and Martin have been in great form, so we’ve got some challenges this week.”
He added: “We were more than happy with what we came up with at Featherstone last week.
“We’ve been in good form and consistent for a number of weeks, and our defence has been absolutely huge. We need to continue producing that kind of effort.”
Ben Sagar, Joe Chandler, James Haley and player-coach Paul March all face late fitness tests before Keighley’s squad is finalised.
March said: “We played Leigh in the Northern Rail Cup, but both teams will have improved since then. Our league position doesn’t say how well we’ve been playing.
“Our game against Batley showed that we can compete with the top four, and going to Leigh, where there’s a nice wide field… we’ll see what happens.”

Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders (3.00pm)

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods has urged his side to follow up last week’s comprehensive victory over London Skolars with another impressive display on Sunday.
Whitehaven won 62-16 after travelling to the capital, and now return to Kingstone Press Championship action with huge confidence.
Woods said: “We were pretty happy with our first half. We did a lot of things right and really set the platform.
“We’ve got to make the most of this week and try to get a good win against Barrow.
“They’re hot and cold; they’ve won a few and then lost a couple by big scores, but we know that whenever they play us they’ll be fired up.
“Darren (Holt) will have picked this as a three pointer for them. They’ll be fired up for sure.”
Woods has a fully fit squad to pick from, while Barrow Raiders coach Darren Holt is sweating on the fitness of captain Liam Harrison (wrist).
Holt admitted: “It would be a big blow if Liam wasn’t available.”
Jamie Butler and Ruairi McGoff will also be checked later in the week.

Workington Town v Doncaster (3.00pm)

Workington Town coach Gary Charlton wants to wipe out the memories of February’s 26-4 defeat by Doncaster with a win on Sunday.
Charlton said: “They gave us a touch up down at their place, so we’re looking to repay the compliment this week.”
He added: “Doncaster are a good team. They’re well coached and Tony Miler gets the best out of his teams.
“We know we’re in for a rough ride, and it’s not just about stopping Paul Cooke – they’ve got good players right across the board.”
Kayle Connor is struggling to be fit after suffering an ankle ligament injury, while Jamie Acton (neck) is also likely to miss this week’s Kingstone Press Championship action.
In-form Doncaster have won two of their last three games, beating York City Knights and Keighley Cougars either side of a brave defeat against Super League side Widnes Vikings.


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#4 shun

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

hunslet 12-14 batley HT

 

great game so far, hunslet on top for 1st 20 mins but didnt make it count.

 

love the commentary from hendo its class!



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Batley playing great in patches.....hunslet started and ended the first half well......could go either way you feel......ooh no batley in again now

#6 shun

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

yup great kick from batley forced the mistake. hunslet 12-20 batley



#7 chuffer

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

Hunslet in with 8mins to go

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Batley finish the game off with a try from a fullback spill.......yet another decent game served up by the championship on premier sports

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:16 AM

The Hawks-Batley game was a good match, although not as good as last week's.  I enjoy the commentary team on Premier and Hendo is always good value.  Loved his reaction to the biff!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

Sheffield 31 Halifax 18

 

Good game - Halifax started well but the Eagles took their chances and were very strong in the second half.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

Was looking forward to a visit to Leigh, been invited to exec box, but illness means I must give it a miss....any result is possible with the way the CH is going, although the way Leigh have been playing, confidence is high. The injuries esp Ryan, are starting to bite, so like I say, it may not be a foregone conclusion.

The crowd will be low unfortunately, I do think we miss a trick not avoiding other league fixtures from amateur to CH when magic is on - that's why I'd chosen this particular game to go over. 

News from board level is good, and the lads and coaching staff couldn't be doing any more than they are, so good luck to them - and I'll go over as soon as I can


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

FT Leigh 62 - 12 Keighley (22-6)

 

Ridyard, Brierley missing but their wolfpack third man Gregg McNally  - 4 tries 9 goals -stepped up and scored three times his usual tally . MOM given to Pownall who also got a hat trick

 

these lads keep playing for each other and the team spirit is palpable 


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#13 weighman

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

Great win for the Dons Workington  20   v Doncaster    24



#14 Bartholemew Smythe

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

Great win for Leyth ...... Bring on Fev next saturday, should be an absolute corker.


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#15 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

FT Leigh 62 - 12 Keighley (22-6)

Ridyard, Brierley missing but their wolfpack third man Gregg McNally - 4 tries 9 goals -stepped up and scored three times his usual tally . MOM given to Pownall who also got a hat trick

these lads keep playing for each other and the team spirit is palpable


Thats a whopping win! What is the financial status AMH?

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

Thats a whopping win! What is the financial status AMH?

 

We await the full announcement on 31 May from the new board of management - on the launch of the new tv channel 


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#17 Trojan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

Great win for Leyth ...... Bring on Fev next saturday, should be an absolute corker.

 

If Fev play today like they did first half against York, Leigh will walk it!  I don't think they completed one set of six.  Second half wasn't much better but York appeared to be knackered.   Dropped ball, interceptions. You name it we did it.


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#18 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

We await the full announcement on 31 May from the new board of management - on the launch of the new tv channel


I'm bored of management at Leigh RFC - I'll get mi coat.......

#19 Bartholemew Smythe

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

If Fev play today like they did first half against York, Leigh will walk it!  I don't think they completed one set of six.  Second half wasn't much better but York appeared to be knackered.   Dropped ball, interceptions. You name it we did it.

Don`t mention interceptions v Fev, ;)


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