Strength through adversity: Barrow Raiders’ promotion campaign

Gareth Walker reflects on Barrow Raiders’ promotion campaign with coach Paul Crarey Paul Crarey is more than happy to sit back and watch the Betfred…

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Are League 1 clubs being left to wither?

Gareth Walker hears the concerns of clubs in Rugby League’s third tier Coventry Bears’ founder and owner Alan Robinson was unequivocal when he went public…

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Third tier clubs concern over funding cuts

There is a growing concern and frustration among Betfred League 1 clubs about the level of funding cuts that will be applied by the RFL…

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Two horse race: Can anyone prevent a Toulouse-Featherstone showdown for the Championship title?

Can anybody stop Toulouse Olympique and Featherstone Rovers contesting this year’s Betfred Championship Grand Final? On the evidence of the vast majority of the season…

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Gareth Walker looks at an intriguing run-in for the third tier

Betfred League 1 is building towards a fascinating and dramatic climax. An early disclaimer – this piece was written prior to last weekend’s matches for…

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Crusaders conquering new frontiers

Gareth Walker looks into North Wales’ home move to Colwyn Bay with Andy Mousdale Amid all the surprises and successes in Betfred League 1 this…

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Safe Haven for Gary Charlton

Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton talks about his side’s progress in 2021 When Covid hit the Championship last season, Whitehaven were at the foot of the…

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End of the waiting game: Alan Kilshaw’s delighted to be returning to coaching with Hunslet

Gareth Walker hears Alan Kilshaw’s delight at returning to coaching with Hunslet Alan Kilshaw could never have imagined the length of time he would spend…

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Beware the Bears: The secrets behind Coventry’s impressive 2021 so far

There has long been deserved admiration within the sport for the considered, realistic growth that Coventry Bears have shown since joining the professional ranks in…

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The coaches of the 1895 Cup final back this year’s format for 2022

This year’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final coaches James Webster and James Ford have both backed the competition’s 2021 format, and would like it to…

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