Batley Bulldogs

Batley and Dewsbury seek final reunion

RIVALS BATLEY Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams are in contrasting situations going into the Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-finals.

Paul McShane on the attack for Castleford. He could win five titles as a player and a coach this season.

Peter Smith: Paul McShane is shining on and off the pitch

THERE’S MORE to the sport than Super League.

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Matt Diskin. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Batley Bulldogs: Disappointed Diskin hoping for a silver lining to the season

BATLEY BULLDOGS are on course to salvage something from what coach Matt Diskin feels has been a disappointing season.

Keal Carlile, who scored a hat-trick in Batley's 34-18 win over Sheffield Eagles. PIC: James Hardisty

Championship/League One: Rovers nilled but Bulldogs, Dewsbury and Hunslet win

FEATHERSTONE are still looking for their first Super 8s Qualifiers victory after suffering an 12-try drubbing in their final home match of the season.

Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: Coach Diskin struggling for fit players to face Sheffield

TOMORROW WILL be the phony war before the real battle for Batley Bulldogs.

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Danny McGuire.

Peter Smith: Super-8s format flaws offset by promotion/relegation outcome

THERE ARE serious flaws with the Super-8s format, but for two successive years it has led to a team being promoted from the Kingstone Press Championship and that is a good thing.

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Tom Lillycrop

Lillycrop injury blow for Batley Bulldogs

BATLEY BULLDOGS suffered two potentially season-ending injuries in their 56-14 defeat at Toulouse Olympique.

Triumphant Hunslet coach, Gary Thornton.

Championship/League One: Hunslet pile on points – again, Bulldogs hit trouble in Toulouse and Rams are edged out by Bulls

For the second week running freescoring Hunslet posted 60 points past their opponents in the League One Shield.

Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin reckons the RFL should investigate the adverse impact overseas matches are having on English-based part-time squads.

Batley Bulldogs: Run of ‘ridiculous’ trips to France gives Diskin selection dilemma

BATLEY BULLDOGS are racking up the air miles and coach Matt Diskin has described the situation as “ridiculous”.

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Batley Bulldogs coach, Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: Even better to come warns coach Diskin

THE FIRST clean sheet of his reign delighted Batley Bulldogs boss Matt Diskin.

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Batley's Dane Manning attempts to get away from Dewsbury's Dale Morton.

Championship/League One: McNamara defends fired up Dragons, winger Reittie flies in for four tries in Batley v Dewsbury derby, and Hunslet hammer South Wales Ironmen

Steve McNamara defended his Catalans Dragons players’ physical approach after his side gained a vital 24-0 victory in a hard-fought contest at Championship side Halifax.

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Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin. 
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams: Hosts out to prove timely point against neighbours

BATLEY BULLDOGS will have a point to prove when they play host to neighbours and fierce rivals Dewsbury Rams tomorrow (3pm).

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Alistair Leak bagged a hat-trick of tries for Batley at Bradford. PIC: James Hardisty

Championship Shield: Forwards’ hat-tricks help propel Bulldogs towards a home semi-final

HAT-TRICKS FROM forwards James Harrison and Alistair Leak inspired Batley Bulldogs to their first win at Odsal since 1972.

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Dewsbury Rams' coach Neil Kelly.

Championship/Community RL: Rams’ upturn in form puts neighbours in the firing line

NEIGHBOURS DEWSBURY Rams and Batley Bulldogs could be heading for a meeting in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-finals.

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Exasperated Batley Bulldogs coach, Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: Diskin demands players’ full focus after ‘goldfish’ let second-bottom Roughyeds off the hook

BATLEY BULLDOGS need to be more like sharks than goldfish their coach Matt Diskin reckons.

Full-back Jimmy Watson scored a hat-trick of tries in the 32-18 win over Gloucestershire All Golds.

Kingstone Press Championship/League 1 Shields: Hunslet and Rams run up big scores as Bulldogs lose healthy lead

Full-back Jimmy Watson scored a hat-trick as Hunslet came from behind to see off Gloucestershire All Goulds 32-18 in the League One Shield.

Batley forward James Brown needs surgery on a biceps injury. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Coach Diskin’s determined to keep Batley Bulldogs’ momentum at fever pitch

BATLEY BULLDOGS will be facing desperate opposition when Oldham visit Mount Pleasant tomorrow (3pm), but boss Matt Diskin insists his team have just as much motivation.

Batley's coach Matt Diskin. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Batley Bulldogs: Diskin delivers a damning verdict despite weekend win at Rochdale

BATLEY BULLDOGS boss Matt Diskin was unhappy with Rochdale Hornets’ tactics against his team in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield clash two days ago.

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Ian Hardman. Levelled for Rovers against London Broncos. PIC: Tony Johnson

Championship/League One: Rovers snatch late draw as Rams edge out high fliers

FEATHERSTONE collected their first point in the Super 8s Qualifiers and their first under new coach John Duffy by snatching a 32-32 draw in a dramatic finish to Sunday’s game against London Broncos at Ealing.

Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs: Diskin demands more improvement from his side at the Hornets

CARRY ON from where you left off is the challenge to Batley Bulldogs’ players ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Rochdale Hornets (3pm).

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