Saturday, April 19, 2014
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Opinion: It is time for Championship recognition

Fax-V-Leigh

Is it time to re-introduce representative rugby for the Kingstone Press Championships? Leading coaches John Kear, Paul Rowley and Mark Aston thought so in an excellent recent edition of Super League TV’s On Report programme. The notion of representative Rugby League being re-introduced in the Championship is not a new one. Both Rowley and then Featherstone coach Daryl Powell have ... Read More »

Five players charged with punching from same game

Fax-V-Leigh

Five Kingstone Press Championship players have been charged with punching offences – with the quintet of stars all coming from the same two clubs that contested a fiery affair last Sunday. The clash between Halifax and Leigh Centurions saw four yellow cards and one red card in the match – with Leigh’s Sam Barlow receiving both a yellow and the ... Read More »

Riled Harrison rages at referee

Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison was left questioning several key decisions during Sunday’s 36-28 loss to Leigh, as Fax threw away a 24-0 lead to slip to defeat in a crucial top-of-the-table clash. Leigh did it tough, after Sam Barlow was sent off with just under half an hour remaining in a game that also saw four yellow cards. And Harrison ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Kingstone Press Championship Barrow Raiders 18-38 Featherstone Rovers Batley Bulldogs 29-20 Keighley Cougars Doncaster RLFC 20-12 North Wales Crusaders Halifax RLFC 28-36 Leigh Centurions Rochdale Hornets 20-16 Whitehaven RLFC Swinton Lions 37-31 Dewsbury Rams Workington Town 14-24 Sheffield Eagles Kingstone Press Championship One Oldham RLFC 52-16 Gateshead Thunder Gloucestershire All Golds 4-44 Hunslet Hawks York City Knights 16-24 Oxford RLFC ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Sheffield Eagles

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Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town coach Phil Veivers could be boosted by the returns of Jarrad Stack, Graeme Mattinson and Karl Olstrum for Sunday’s match against Sheffield Eagles. However Elliott Miller, Callum Phillips and Liam McAvoy are all expected to be unavailable. Town are just two points adrift of a play-off place, and will be desperate to claim ... Read More »

Championship preview: Rochdale Hornets v Whitehaven

Haven

Sunday 3.00pm at Spotland Stadium Sunday’s meeting between Hornets and Whitehaven is a clash between the two clubs with close links to St Helens, both clubs having made good use of partnership agreements with the Super League outfit and a number of St Helens players have appeared for both clubs. However it is not unique, last season London Broncos had ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v Dewsbury Rams

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Winger Freddie Walker looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage against York City Knights, but Swinton Lions coach Ian Watson is hopeful that both Josh Barlow and Luke Menzies will be fit to face the Rams. Chris Atkin is unavailable after being selected for England Students and Anthony ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Featherstone Rovers

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Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow have agreed a dual registration deal with Salford Red Devils and could hand Championship debuts to a number of players. Recently appointed head coach Bobbie Goulding included new signings Mick Govin and Michael Dengate in the Challenge Cup tie at Keighley a week ago. Liam Hulme, son of former Great Britain international Paul Hulme, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Keighley Cougars

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Sunday 2.00pm at the Love Rugby League Stadium Batley Bulldogs fullback Miles Greenwood is on the verge of his 100th career try. Greenwood has 98 tries to his name, 24 in Batley colours. He has previously played with Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and Oldham. The Bulldogs will have loan pair Kyle Trout and Alex Brown available after the duo ... Read More »

Championship preview: Doncaster v North Wales Crusaders

Paul-Cooke

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster will have Hull FC youngsters Joe Arundel and Ben Crooks available for the visit of the North Wales Crusaders to the Keepmoat Stadium. The pair were left out of the Hull FC squad for Thursday’s televised game against Huddersfield Giants with Hull coach Lee Radford saying: “We are hoping a couple of games ... Read More »