Batley Bulldogs

Championship friendlies: Comfortable wins in appalling conditions for Rams, Rovers and Bulldogs

Dewsbury Rams recorded an impressive 24-0 win over Bradford Bulls in their final pre-season friendly before the new Betfred Championship campaign.

Neil Kelly.

Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs stepping up preparations for new season

NEIGHBOURS DEWSBURY Rams and Batley Bulldogs will both continue preparations for the new Betfred Championship season against League One opposition tomorrow.

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Batley Bulldogs coach, Matt Diskin. PICe Jonathan Gawthorpe

Batley: Team places still ‘up for grabs’ insists Bulldogs’ boss Diskin

WITH LESS than three weeks until the start of the season, boss Matt Diskin says places in Batley Bulldogs’ side are still up for grabs.

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Anthony Thackeray scored Featherstone's first try against Halifax.

Rugby League friendlies: Featherstone edge Championship opener rehearsal with Halifax

FEATHERSTONE made it two wins from two pre-season games by edging out Halifax 20-16 in a rehearsal for the opening Betfred Championship game at LD Nutrition Stadium on February 4.

James Batchelor

Wakefield Trinity: Batchelor out to impress in friendly at the Bulldogs

BIG THINGS are expected of Wakefield Trinity’s teenage forward James Batchelor – and he could force his way into the side for their Betfred Super League opener at Hull KR in 20 days’ time.

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Halifax's Rob Worrincy is tackled by the Featherstone defence.

Betfred extend their sponsorship to Championship and League 1

Betfred have become title sponsors of rugby league’s Championship and League 1.

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Batley try scorer, Wayne Reittie.

Dewsbury Rams 16 Batley Bulldogs 28: Bulldogs overhaul 12-man Rams

Batley Bulldogs earned a sixth successive Boxing Day derby win as they defeated Dewsbury Rams to retain the Roy Powell Trophy.

Neil Kelly, head coach of Dewsbury Rams

Dewsbury Rams v Batley Bulldgos: Time to blow cobwebs off in Heavy Woollen

BOTH rival coaches reckon the Boxing Day Heavy Woollen derby will be an opportunity to assess how well pre-season has gone so far.

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Kevin Nicholas.

Batley Bulldogs: Chairman Nicholas celebrates 20-year milestone

Kevin Nicholas will celebrate 20 years as chairman of Batley Bulldogs today.

Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow lift the 2017 Super League Champions Trophy. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos aiming to set new Super League attendance record at Elland Road

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has hailed their growing relationship with Leeds United as his club bid to break the Super League attendance record during two matches at Elland Road next season.

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Leeds Rhinos' players celebrate beating Castleford at Old Trafford in Super League's Grand Final last month. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Fixtures 2018: Rhinos start against McGuire’s Hull Elland Road

LEGENDARY Danny McGuire does not have to wait long to face his former Leeds Rhinos team-mates with new club Hull KR - but the swift reuniting comes at Elland Road, not Headingley.

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Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin.
 Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

2018 Championship Fixtures: Batley Bulldogs

Here are Batley Bulldogs’ fixtures for the 2018 Championship season.

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England forward Alex Walmsley, centre, has been tipped to 'make it' in the NRL. PIC: Daniel Carson/

RL World Cup: Walmsley is backed to make it in the NRL

As he prepares to make his belated England debut, St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been told he would “thrive” in the NRL.


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.

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