Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Everything to play for

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GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, looks ahead to an exciting day of Championship action on Sunday. LEIGH Centurions rightly took the spotlight last weekend when they clinched the League Leaders Shield in style with three games still to play, but this Sunday the focus will switch elsewhere. The two Yorkshire derbies at Halifax and Batley will ... Read More »

Dewsbury Rams to abandon dual-registration

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Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer and head coach Glenn Morrison have issued a joint statement addressing the club’s position regarding dual registration. “Following a thorough period of discussion with coaching staff, shareholders, sponsors and supporters, and despite approaches from a number of clubs, it has been decided that the Rams will compete in the second tier of the exciting new league structure ... Read More »

Super League TV produce video on restructuring

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Earlier this week, we published an article with an RFL-produced graphic, which detailed exactly how the new league restructure works from 2015 onwards. We’re hoping that had the desired effect and cleared up a lot of the confusion regarding the restructure – but if that didn’t do the trick, this superb video surely will. Super League TV have posted a ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos leave out nine of semi-final squad

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Leeds Rhinos have opted to rotate their squad ahead of this weekend’s clash against London Broncos – with nine of their semi-final winning squad left out for the trip to the capital. Similar to Castleford Tigers – who have left out a whole host of their big hitters the week before the Challenge Cup Final – the Rhinos have given ... Read More »

Sutcliffe living the Tetley’s Challenge Cup dream

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Liam Sutcliffe has been to Wembley with Leeds Rhinos twice before, but 2014 holds an extra special significance for the lifelong Leeds fan, as this time he travels to the capital as a first team player. The 19-year-old stand-off broke into the first team from the academy setup last season and his impressive performances have seen him become a regular ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster deducted 3 points by RFL

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Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have been deducted three competition points each after an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal found them guilty of breaching RFL Operational Rules relating to dual registration by fielding ineligible players in Kingstone Press Championship fixtures. Batley and Doncaster were found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B3.17 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap ... Read More »

Kieran Dixon back for London Broncos

London Broncos flier Kieran Dixon is set to make his first Super League appearance of the season this weekend, after being named in Joey Grima’s 19-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos. Dixon made his comeback from a serious knee injury with two dual-registration appearances for Hemel Stags in recent weeks – but he looks like being included as the Broncos ... Read More »

Trio back for Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes has been given a major injury boost as the club look for their third successive Super League win this weekend – with the return of three of their big stars from injury. Skipper Matt Diskin has overcome a foot injury, while Brett Kearney has passed a head test after suffering concussion in the Bulls’ triumph ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors not good enough, says Wane

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Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane insisted he didn’t see that kind of performance coming from his side, as a late, late Josh Charnley try spared the Warriors blushes against Hull Kingston Rovers. Charnley’s try right on the hooter ensured the Warriors left East Hull with a point, as Matty Smith’s missed conversion meant it finished 14-14 on Thursday night. And, ... Read More »

Debate: Bradford or London – who is best placed for 2015?

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For this week’s debate, we’re casting a mindful eye forward to the 2015 season, and examining which of Super League’s two relegated clubs are best prepared for life in the Championship next season. There’s a case to argue for both Bradford Bulls and London Broncos, with savvy recruitment and clever planning giving both clubs a case to believe they are ... Read More »

VIDEO: Greg Inglis scores another try of the season contender

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It’s been a remarkable 2014 for Greg Inglis, who is fast asserting himself as the finest player in the world of Rugby League with some dazzling performance for South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs are riding high at the top of the NRL, and after Thursday’s incredible 42-16 win against Brisbane, ‘GI’ once again grabbed the headlines, scoring a memorable hat-trick. ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Leigh sign Wigan Warriors’ Hopkins on loan for 2015

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Leigh Centurions have continued their recruitment for their full-time campaign in 2015, after securing the signing of Wigan Warriors forward Sam Hopkins on a season-long loan deal. Hopkins, a former Centurions player himself before joining the Warriors at the end of last season, has made several appearances for Leigh on loan this year, but he will spend the entire 2015 ... Read More »

Bradford boss coy on Kear’s future

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes has admitted that Elliot Kear’s future at the club is far from clear, after he spent last weekend on trial with Rugby Union outfit London Welsh. The Wales international has been at the Bulls for the past three seasons, but made an appearance for newly-promoted Welsh in their 64-0 win at Henley last weekend ... Read More »