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Castleford Tigers: Super League teams out to tame Tigers warns Holmes

CASTLEFORD TIGERS can go one better in 2018, but will face tougher competition.

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Ambitious off-season Tigers recruit, James Green.

Castleford Tigers: Green’s naked ambition galvanised by first try

BIG FORWARD James Green laid down a marker in Castleford Tigers’ pre-season win over Leeds Rhinos.

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Satisfied so far: Dewsbury Rams coach, Neil Kelly.

Pre-season ‘mission accomplished’ reckons Dewsbury Rams boss Kelly

DEWSBURY RAMS will go into the new Betfred Championship campaign in confident mood after the 24-0 win over Bradford Bulls which completed their pre-season schedule.

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Leeds Rhinos prop Nathaniel Peteru. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds Rhinos prop Peteru warming to unfamiliar surroundings

DESPITE STILL thawing out, new signing Nathaniel Peteru is pleased to have got a first game for Leeds Rhinos under his belt.

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Batley's Tom Lillycrop. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Batley Bulldogs: Long-term injury blow for key man Lillycrop

A SERIOUS injury has cast a cloud over Batley Bulldogs’ preparations for the new Betfred Championship season.

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Yorkshire women's squad members.

Women’s RL: Thorny issue of roses rivalry up for grabs

BRAGGING RIGHTS will be up for grabs when Yorkshire take on Lancashire in a Women’s Rugby League Association County of Origin showdown at Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

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John Duffy.

Featherstone Rovers: Duffy: We made heavy weather of the pitch

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS boss John Duffy admits his team need to cope better in poor conditions.

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Rhinos Kallum Watkins. Picture Tony Johnson.

Castleford Tigers 16 Leeds Rhinos 4: Gritty Castleford dig in to earn final revenge over Rhinos

THE PRE-SEASON Grand Final rematch proved to be more of an ordeal than a trial.

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Nathaniel Peteru

Castleford Tigers 16 Leeds Rhinos 4: Coaches Powell and McDermott not reading too much into outcome

BOTH COACHES cautioned against reading anything into Castleford Tigers’ 16-4 pre-season win over Leeds Rhinos.

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Bradford Bulls' Iestyn Harris tries to get past Leeds' Danny Ward and Jamie Jones Buchanan.

Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: McGuire and McKenna at the double as ruthless Rhinos crush the Bulls

UNDER NEW coach Tony Smith, Leeds Rhinos finished top of the table for the first time in 32 years at the end of the 2004 Super League campaign.

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Stevie Ward in action for Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds Rhinos star Stevie Ward is a well-being champion

He has already shown he is a winner off the pitch as well as on it with his willingness to tackle the subject of men’s mental health.

Dewsbury's Paul Sykes. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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.

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Castleford Tigers 16 Leeds Rhinos 4: Tigers win Grand Final re-match in appalling conditions

A fast start set Castleford Tigers up for a 16-4 win over Leeds Rhinos in the pre-season Grand Final rematch at the Jungle.

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Ben Jones-Bishop scores his first try against Huddersfield Giants.

Wakefield Trinity 26 Huddersfield Giants 22: Plenty to work on despite pre-season victory, insists Chester

THIS WEEK’S warm weather training camp will be used to iron out problems highlighted during Wakefield Trinity’s 26-22 pre-season win over Huddersfield Giants.

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Rovers coach, John Duffy. PIC: James Hardisty

Featherstone Rovers boss Duffy determined to iron out wrinkles before big kick-off

TWO WEEKS before their Betfred Championship opener, boss John Duffy is happy with how Featherstone Rovers are shaping up, but admits some combinations need more work.

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Matt Parcell.

Leeds Rhinos: Grand Final rematch is ideal test says Matt Parcell

TOMORROW’S GRAND Final rematch is ideal preparation for the tough fixtures to come, Leeds Rhinos ace Matt Parcell says.

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Castleford Tigers forward Mike McMeeken. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Castleford Tigers: Grand Final defeat will always rankle says McMeeken

FOR MOST of Castleford Tigers’ players, tomorrow’s visit of Leeds Rhinos will be their first chance to get ‘back on the horse’ after the Grand Final agony of Old Trafford three months ago.

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Chris Chester.

Wakefield Trinity coach Chester expects perfect test from Huddersfield Giants

BOSS Chris Chester reckons Wakefield Trinity are in much better shape now than 12 months ago and says today’s visit of Huddersfield Giants is chance to prove it.

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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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Jordan Lilley

Coventry Bears 14 Leeds Rhinos 70: Teenage trio impress as Rhinos cruise to victory

ACADEMY BOSS Rob Burrow’s coaching career got off to a winning start when a very young Leeds Rhinos team outclassed Coventry Bears 70-14 at Butts Park Arena.

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