Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

Kyle Trout. ©RLPhotos

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

Matt Wildie. ©RLPhotos

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: Wigan 22-16 Catalan

In a nutshell: Matty Bowen was the hero for Wigan with a last gasp try to sink Catalan. How it unfolded: First half: Catalan started the stronger of the two sides, and they quickly raced into a 10-0 lead. However, Wigan hit back through Liam Farrell to make it 10-4 at the break. Second half: Catalan quickly extended their lead ... Read More »

Match report: Hull FC 30-8 Salford

In a nutshell: A weakened Hull FC side upset the odds to record what in the end was a comfortable victory over Salford. How it unfolded: First half: Hull had to see off some early pressure before they finally took the lead, as Jacob Miller scored. Gren Johnson pulled a score back for Salford before a Jamie Shaul try made ... Read More »

Jordan Burke joins Eagles on month-long loan

Jordan Burke. ©RLPhotos

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 »

Paul Wellens to reach historic milestone tonight

Legendary full-back Paul Wellens. ©RLPhotos

There will be a touch of history attached to tonight’s Super League clash between St Helens and Leeds, as Saints stalwart Paul Wellens reaches a significant career milestone. Wellens – who made his debut for the Saints back in 1998 – will reach 413 Super League appearances if he plays for the Saints against the Rhinos tonight. That number may ... Read More »

Cockayne relishing Wakefield reunion

Cockayne pictured in his Wakefield days. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne says he’s excited to be playing against former club Wakefield Wildcats this weekend, but claims it’s going to be difficult to take the points off them. “I’m pretty excited about it,” the TotalRL.com columnist told the Rovers’ official website. “It’ll be a tough old test for us though as Wakefield seem to be coming into ... Read More »

Halifax player suspended over gambling breaches

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Halifax player Rob Worrincy has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal handed down the suspension after Worrincy admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. Worrincy was investigated after his betting activity ... Read More »

Vikings welcome back trio of stars for Bulls clash

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Hep Cahill is expected to return to the Widnes line-up for this Sunday’s clash with Bradford, after being named in Denis Betts’ 19-man squad. Cahill has missed the last four Vikings games with Huddersfield, Salford, Leeds and Hull but the Aussie is now fully fit and available to take his place in Denis Betts’ side for this weekend’s clash with ... Read More »