Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Kear relishing ‘emotional’ Castleford reunion

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Batley coach John Kear is relishing facing his hometown team when Castleford visit the Bulldogs this Sunday in the Challenge Cup. The 59-year-old, who has won the prestigious competition twice with Sheffield Eagles (1998) and Hull FC (2005), played for the Tigers from 1980 to 1987 and admits they still have a place in his heart. “It’s a really special ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Super League (click for reports) Huddersfield Giants 14-33 Warrington Wolves Hull Kingston Rovers 44-6 Wakefield T Wildcats Widnes Vikings 22-18 Bradford Bulls St Helens 14-10 Leeds Rhinos Hull FC 30-8 Salford Red Devils Wigan Warriors 22-16 Catalan Dragons London Broncos 6-54 Castleford Tigers Championship Dewsbury Rams 38-16 Workington Town Featherstone Rovers 36-22 Swinton Lions Halifax RLFC 48-6 Doncaster RLFC Keighley ... Read More »

Match report: Hull KR 44-6 Wakefield Wildcats

What a difference a year makes. TotalRL columnist Ben Cockayne in Wakefield colours last year. This season he's a Hull KR player. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Hull KR totally outclassed Wakefield with a clinical and efficient performance in which they scored eight tries. How it unfolded 4′ – Home side hit form almost instantly, an Adam Walker offload sending over Neville Costigan. Travis Burns adds the extras: 6-0. 14′ – Rovers looking clinical and score again thanks to quick hands down the left ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 22-18 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell Widnes held off a spirited Bradford side in a scintillating encounter that was anyone’s game until the last few seconds. How it unfolded 15′ – Home side strike first through Jack Owens, who sneaks in out wide. The Bulls fans are furious with referee’s decision. Danny Tickle hits the post with his conversion attempt: 4-0. 26′ – ... Read More »

Rugby League betting tips: Who to back this afternoon

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Hull KR V Wakefield Wildcats Handicap: Hull KR -6 Both sides will come into this game confident in picking up a result. Hull KR opened their win account last week when they kept a Bradford side scoreless, while Wakefield ran top of the table St Helens very close. At face value, Hull KR’s 16-0 victory against Bradford looks like solid ... Read More »

Match preview: Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves

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Two of the games major forces clash today at the John Smiths Stadium, as Huddersfield and Warrington look to make movements towards the head of the Super League table. Prop Eorl Crabtree is set to make his 350th appearance for Huddersfield. Hooker Shaun Lunt is back from injury and Michael Lawrence is available after a ban, while young full-back Jake ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Both Hull KR and Wakefield will be looking for much-needed points to drag them away from the relegation zone this Sunday, as the two sides meet in a crunch encounter at the KC Lightstream Stadium. Rovers finally got their first win of the season at the sixth attempt last week, as they managed to defeat Bradford. And they will fancy ... Read More »

Match Report: Newcastle Knights 30 Cronulla Sharks 0

In a Nutshell Newcastle designated Sunday’s match as “#RiseforAlex” afternoon in honour of injured backrower Alex Mitchell who broke his neck in last Monday’s match against the Storm. And they rose to the occasion, with the Knights blowing Cronulla off the pitch. How it unfolded Coach Wayne Bennett was heavy with emotion when he noted after the success: “It was ... Read More »

Match Report: South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 Canberra Raiders 30

In a Nutshell The Raiders surged to a shock 22-0 half-time lead at ANZ Stadium and the Rabbitohs were unable to catch them in the second half. How it unfolded The Raiders earned their first win at the Homebush arena in four years, leaving the Rabbitohs with just one win in the opening four rounds of the Premiership. Canberra’s four tries ... Read More »

Match previews: Tomorrow in Championship One

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Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds Sunday 3.00pm at Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead Thunder are without Tom Lynch for their clash with Gloucestershire All Golds. Lynch was given a one-match ban for punching in a recent Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Lions. Joe Brown and Matt Barron will both make their 100th Gateshead appearance if selected for Sunday’s match ... Read More »

Match Report: Canterbury Bulldogs 40 Melbourne Storm 12

In a Nutshell The Bulldogs led 12-10 at half-time in a match played at Perth’s nib Stadium, but they ran away with the game in the second half to register a resounding victory against the previously undefeated Storm. How it unfolded Cameron Smith was a shock withdrawal for the Storm just before the game began. Smith suffered a back spasm ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

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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 »