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Diskin could make Bulldogs changes for Eagles clash

Batley coach Matt Diskin admits he will not be afraid to ring the changes as the Bulldogs travel to Belle Vue to face Sheffield Eagles on Sunday (ko 3pm).

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Kevin Nicholas and David Ward with Sam Haigh (far right) who has been made an honorary life member at Batley Bulldogs.

Stalwart Sam made Batley Bulldogs life member

Batley Bulldogs have honoured one of their long serving fans by making Sam Haigh a life member of the club.

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Jacob Flathers scored 14 points from a try and five goals during Dewsbury Moors impressive BARLA National Cup win over Skirlaugh last Saturday

Dewsbury Moor overcome Skirlaugh and reach National Cup quarter-final

Dewsbury Moor booked their place in the BARLA National Cup quarter-finals last Saturday with an impressive 30-4 victory over Skirlaugh.

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Trojans stage season launch after National Cup away tie

Trojans stage season launch after National Cup away tie

Thornhill Trojans held their annual meeting last Thursday when chairman Gordon Ratcliffe addressed members in attendance, while the club accounts were also presented.

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The Sharks and Celtic players line-up before last Saturdays Ben Restall Memorial Trophy game,

Shaw Cross edge out Celtic to retain Memorial Trophy

Shaw Cross Sharks retained the Ben Restall Memorial Trophy as they edged a fiercely contested game against Dewsbury Celtic 26-20 at Crow Nest Park last Saturday.

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Bulldogs slip to Rovers defeat

Bulldogs slip to Rovers defeat

Batley Bulldogs suffered a disappointing 32-6 defeat at home to Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship.

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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.

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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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Batleys Tom Lillycrop is held up by the Halifax defence during last Sundays Kingstone Press Championship clash. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Brambani set for career milestone

Batley captain Dominic Brambani is in line to make the 300th appearance of his career when the Bulldogs welcome Featherstone Rovers to Fox’s Biscuits Stadium on Sunday (ko 3pm).

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Jim Morley had the Mount Pleasant pitch in excellent condition despite recent bad weather.

Diskin praises Bulldogs groundsman Morley

Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin has praised the efforts of groundsman Jim Morley for getting the Mount Pleasant pitch in superb condition despite recent atrocious weather.

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Danny Lee in action for Dewsbury Celtic, who meet Shaw Cross in the Ben Restall Memorial Trophy on Saturday.

Dewsbury Celtic ready to face Shaw Cross in Ben Restall Memorial Trophy

Dewsbury Celtic are planning a fundraising day in memory of former junior player Ben Restall this Saturday.

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Moor target National Cup scalp against Skirlaugh

Moor target National Cup scalp against Skirlaugh

Dewsbury Moor will be aiming to reach the BARLA National Cup quarter finals on Saturday when they welcome Skirlaugh to Heckmondwike Road (kick off 2pm).

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George Woodcock scored two tries in Thornhill's Challenge Cup defeat.

Thornhill battle hard but Challenge Cup exploits end

Thornhill Trojans came out second best in a pulsating Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie going down 30-20 to a very well drilled Haydock team last Saturday.

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Joe Bonnar, who passed away at the weekend.

Trinity star passes away, aged 68

A Wakefield rugby star from the 1960s has passed away at the age of 68, it has been reported.

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Joe Chandler forces his way over for Batleys fourth try.

Bulldogs bounce back with fine Halifax success

Batley Bulldogs bounced back from their opening day defeat in Toulouse in impressive fashion as they defeated Halifax 24-6 to pick up their first win in the Kingstone Press Championship last Sunday.

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Batley Boys will play in the Yorkshire Men's League Premier Division.

Eight local teams set to compete in expanded Yorkshire Men’s League

The Yorkshire Men’s League have reported a record number of entries for the 2017 season, including eight teams from the Dewsbury and Batley areas.

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Second row Dane Manning could be in line to face his former club when Halifax visit Batley Bulldogs on Sunday.

Bulldogs look to get off the mark against Halifax

Batley Bulldogs will bid to bounce back from their opening day Kingstone Championship defeat in Toulouse when they welcome Halifax to Fox’s Biscuits Stadium on Sunday (kick off 3pm).

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Key Halifax trio could miss Batley trip

Key Halifax trio could miss Batley trip

Halifax could be without three key players as they travel to Batley for Sunday’s Championship clash.

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Former Shaw Cross player Curtis Naughton has joined Leigh Centurions from Hull FC.

Ex-Shark Curtis Naughton joins Centurions

Dewsbury-born Curtis Naughton has joined Super League side Leigh Centurions on a season-long loan from Hull FC.

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Shaw Cross Sharks continue to prepare for the National Conference season.

Sharks coach Turner pleased with preparations for Conference campaign

Shaw Cross Sharks come out second best, going down 34-30 in a closely fought pre-season fixture with Oulton Raiders last Saturday.

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