Batley Bulldogs

Rags to riches - Alex Walmsley pinching himself as England Test debut beckons

BARELY five years ago, just getting a trial with Batley Bulldogs was “unbelievable” for Alex Walmsley, an amateur rugby league player whose main aim was to finish his studies and get a job as a quantity surveyor.

Alex Walmsley

Dewsbury-born Walmsley reflects on ‘unbelievable’ rise to the top

DEWSBURY LAD Alex Walmsley admits his England call-up is a dream come true.

Matt Diskin

Diskin backs players despite defeat

DISAPPOINTED COACH Matt Diskin admits Batley Bulldogs should not have been drawn into the sudden-death shootout with Dewsbury Rams which ended their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup hopes.

Dewsbury Rams celebrate their cup triumph over neighbours Batley Bulldogs. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Dewsbury Rams 23 Batley Bulldogs 22: Rams see off Bulldogs with Fairhust’s golden-point winner

Lewis Fairhurst was the toast of Dewsbury after his dramatic golden-point drop goal saw the Rams secure victory over Batley Bulldogs in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

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Matt Diskin.

Dewsbury v Batley: Bulldogs out to right some wrongs at the Rams

BATLEY BULLDOGS visit Dewsbury Rams for the second time in 10 days tomorrow looking to overturn a Kingstone Press Championship defeat and regain form.

Ryan Hall.

Peter Smith: Taking TV coverage ‘in-house’ will not benefit game in the long run

RUGBY LEAGUE’S relationship with the media is changing.

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Matt Diskin

Batley Bulldogs v London Broncos: Matt Diskin defiant despite derby defeat to Dewsbury Rams

BATLEY BULLDOGS need to get something out of Easter, boss Matt Diskin admits.

Dewsbury man of the match James Glover.

Dewsbury Rams 20 Batley Bulldogs 4: Kelly’s return inspires the Rams to first win of season

Dewsbury Rams produced by far their best performance of the season as they defeated Batley Bulldogs 20-4 to collect a first win in the Kingstone Press Championship today

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Matt Diskin.

Kelly factor gives Diskin extra food for thought

NEW BOSS Neil Kelly says his first task in charge of Dewsbury Rams is to rebuild shattered confidence.

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RFL chief Roger Draper has defended decision

Rugby league fans will have to pay up to watch England Test match

ARMCHAIR fans will be charged to view England’s one-off Test match against Samoa in Australia next month, the Rugby Football League have confirmed.

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Batley Bulldogs: Frustrated Diskin to address ‘issues’

COACH MATT Diskin isn’t sure whether to laugh or cry in the wake of Batley Bulldogs’ remarkable win over Rochdale Hornets.

Tryscorer Tom Lillycrop.

Batley Bulldogs 38 Rochdale Hornets 36: Hornets stung by Bulldogs’ late-game turnaround

Batley Bulldogs produced a sensational comeback to grab victory over Rochdale Hornets.

Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: Coach Diskin calls for more attention to detail from his players

MORE ATTENTION to detail is called for when Batley Bulldogs bid to get back to winning ways against visitors Rochdale Hornets tomorrow (3pm).

Matt Diskin

Diskin upbeat despite a heavy loss

BATLEY BULLDOGS’ 50-16 defeat at Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR left coach Matt Diskin disappointed, but not dismayed.


Hull KR 50 Batley Bulldogs 16: Injuries mounting up as Robins march on

Hull KR were left to count the cost of their eighth successive Championship win after a nine-try victory over Batley Bulldogs.

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Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: We don’t fear anyone says Diskin ahead of Rovers test

IT IS the biggest challenge of the season, but coach Matt Diskin says Batley Bulldogs will travel to Hull Kingston Rovers tomorrow (3pm) in buoyant mood.

Batley coach Matt Diskin.

Batley: Best is still to come beams Diskin

THERE IS still work to be done, but Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin feels his team are starting to show glimpses of what they are capable of.

Michael Hayward. Scored two tries for Batley against Oldham.

Batley 50 Oldham 10: Nine-try Batley put Oldham to the sword

Batley Bulldogs racked up a half century of points as they put Oldham to the sword.

Matt Diskin

Batley Bulldogs boss wants side to build on Olympique Toulouse victory against Oldham

BATLEY BULLDOGS have taken a step forward and now they need to continue their momentum, coach Matt Diskin says.

Ryan Hall touches down during Leeds Rhinos 2016 Super League Qualifier with Batley.

Inside RL: Eights have not really worked for the game – Peter Smith

THE EIGHTS format hasn’t worked at the top and bottom level, but it has in the middle.

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