Batley Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs: Diskin delivers selection ultimatum

NEW BOSS Matt Diskin says he won’t hesitate to make changes if Batley Bulldogs keep under-performing.

Batley's James Brow tries to make something happen against Featherstone. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Championship big match verdict: Sharp salutes Rovers but Diskin’s hugely disappointed

VICTORIOUS COACH Jon Sharp saluted the “toughness” Featherstone Rovers showed in their 32-6 win at Batley Bulldogs, but opposite number Matt Diskin admitted his side let themselves down.

Batley's Sam Smeaton and Dom Brambani (in his 300th game) get to grips with Featherstone's Chris Ulugai.

Championship: Featherstone underline ‘team-to-beat’ status with victory over Bulldogs

AN OUTSTANDING 32-6 victory at Batley Bulldogs underlined Featherstone Rovers’ status as one of the teams to beat in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Ian Hardman's first-half brace turned the tide in Featherstone's favour at Batley.

Batley Bulldogs 6 Featherstone Rovers 32: Dominant Featherstone continue impressive start to campaign

Featherstone Rovers’ impressive start in the Kingstone Press Championship continued with a dominant 32-6 victory over Batley Bulldogs at Mount Pleasant.


Featherstone/Batley: Dealing with conditions is the likely key to success says Sharp

WHOEVER HANDLES the conditions better will come out on top in tomorrow’s crunch West Yorkshire derby at Mount Pleasant (3pm).

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Matt Diskin

Batley Bulldogs: Batley back in business beams Diskin

BATLEY BULLDOGS team boss Matt Diskin was “massively pleased” with the way his side bounced back to beat Halifax in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Dewsbury try scorer James Glover.

Championship: Agony for Rams but Bulldogs hit top form

A try three minutes from full-time condemned Dewsbury Rams to a heartbreaking 8-6 defeat at home to Swinton Lions in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Dewsbury Rams
Matt Diskin

Batley Bulldogs: Defeat to Toulouse in France a ‘wake-up call’ admits coach Diskin

NEW BOSS Matt Diskin admits Batley Bulldogs have been brought back down to earth.

David Fifita , on dual-reg' at Dewsbury from Wakefield, but he and three Trinity team-mates couldn't help out the Rams at resurgent Rochdale.

Championship: Rivals Rams and Bulldogs both routed on opening day of campaign

Promoted Rochdale made a spectacular start to their Kingstone Press Championship campaign with a 46-0 rout of Dewsbury.

Dewsbury Rams
Matt Diskin

Trip to Toulouse will be a serious test of character

WE’RE HERE to work, not for a holiday.


Rival coaches in upbeat mood ahead of Championship kick-off

RIVAL COACHES Glenn Morrison and Matt Diskin are in upbeat mood ahead of the new Kingstone Press Championship season, despite contrasting results in warm-up games.

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Batley's James Harrison scored two tries in the opening five minutes against Castleford.

Batley rack up third friendly win against youthful Tigers

Batley Bulldogs racked up a third straight win of pre-season as they defeated a young Castleford Tigers side 38-12 on a bitterly cold night at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

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Jake Trueman.

Batley v Castleford: Young guns given green light against the Bulldogs

CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ youngsters will have an opportunity to prove they can shine at senior level when they visit Batley Bulldogs tonight.

Castleford Tigers
Matt Diskin

Bulldogs in ‘good shape’ but Diskin still steeled to ‘iron out creases’

SOME ROUGH edges still need to be smoothed out, but boss Matt Diskin reckons Batley Bulldogs are in good shape with just 11 days to go until the new season.

Batley's James Davey.

Batley Bulldogs 38 Keighley Cougars 12: Bulldogs run in seven tries despite Keighley’s determined defensive effort

Batley Bulldogs picked up a second win of pre-season as they ran in seven tries in an impressive display against determined League One side Keighley Cougars.

Keighley coach and former Batley player Craig Lingard.

Batley Bulldogs: Bulldogs ready to test their training routines in a match situation

BATLEY BULLDOGS are “itching” to get stuck into tomorrow’s pre-season game at home to Keighley Cougars (2pm).

Jon Sharp.

Rovers and Rams step it up as Diskin reassures Bulldogs fans

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS and Dewsbury Rams will continue their build-up to the new Kingstone Press Championship season tomorrow, but Batley Bulldogs insist they aren’t being left behind.

Batley Bulldogs chief executive Paul Harrison.

Batley Bulldogs v Bradford Bulls friendly called off

Batley Bulldogs’ pre-season game against a Bradford Select side on Sunday has been called off.


Bulldogs boss Diskin hoping Bradford ‘select’ game gets go-ahead

NEW BOSS Matt Diskin is hopeful his Batley Bulldogs team will face Bradford Bulls as scheduled in a pre-season game on Sunday.

Matt Diskin

Former Bulls skipper Diskin has ‘no issues’ with old club playing on

BATLEY BULLDOGS boss Matt Diskin has “no issues” with a revived Bradford Bulls club competing in the Kingstone Press Championship this year.

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