All the intrigues in Saturday’s NCL programme..

Many title, promotion, play-off and relegation issues will come to a head tomorrow in the four divisions of the Kingstone Press National Conference League. Any of West Hull, Wath Brow, Hunslet Parkside or Thatto Heath will be Minor Premiers after their final league fixtures, and any two of Underbank, Siddal or Egremont will join those four in the play-offs. Kells…

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NCL’s Minor Premiership up for grabs on Saturday…

The huge prize of the Kingstone Press National Conference League’s Minor Premiership will be resolved at the weekend. Leaders West Hull will top the final table if they win their final league game at Siddal, regardless of results elsewhere. Wath Brow Hornets will leapfrog Wests if Siddal beat the Green & Golds, and if Hornets see off Cumbrian neighbours Kells.…

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Points’ deduction on Bradford Dudley Hill upheld

Dudley Hill have failed in their appeal against a four-points deduction imposed by Kingstone National Conference League bosses for playing an ineligible player. The Bradford outfit fielded Martin Southwell in the Division Two fixture at Shaw Cross Sharks in June, which was won by the visitors 22-16. It transpired, however, that although Southwell had fully served a two-match suspension his…

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JJB backs RFL Dividend Report

The Rugby Football League has today launched a new report that it claims demonstrates its role as the leading sport in providing significant social capital through sporting and volunteering opportunities in core disadvantaged communities. Social capital broadly refers to such things as interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, a shared understanding, shared norms, shared values, trust, cooperation, and reciprocity…

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