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Bulldogs targeting first home success

Batley Bulldogs will have a full strength squad to pick from when they welcome surprise package Barrow Raiders for their first home game of the Betfred Championship season on Sunday (kick off 3pm).

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Adam Bingham

Batley Boys ready for historic Challenge Cup clash

BATLEY BOYS will bid to create more history when they travel to Normanton Knights in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round on Saturday (kick off 2pm).]

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Dewsbury Moor Ladies stunned Stanningley with a superb second half display to reach the Women's Challenge Cup final.

Dewsbury Moor Ladies outclass Stanningley and reach cup final

Dewsbury Moor Ladies produced a superb display to record a 48-14 victory over much-fancied Stanningley in the Women’s League Challenge Cup last weekend.

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Late Sharks rally secures victory over rivals Celtic in Restall Trophy clash

Late Sharks rally secures victory over rivals Celtic in Restall Trophy clash

Shaw Cross Sharks lifted the Ben Restall Trophy after defeating Dewsbury Celtic 20-10.

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Michael Ward bagged a brace of tries as Batley Bulldogs overcame Swinton Lions to pick up their first win of the Betfred Championship season. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Bulldogs tame Lions to clinch first victory

Batley Bulldogs claimed their first Betfred Championship points of the season last Sunday as they overcame determined opponents Swinton Lions 48-28 at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium

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Batley Boys confirm details of Challenge Cup tie at Normanton Knights

Batley Boys confirm details of Challenge Cup tie at Normanton Knights

BATLEY BOYS have been drawn away to Normanton Knights in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round.

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Matt Diskin's Batley Bulldogs will now take on Swinton Lions at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, in the Betfred Championship on Sunday.

Venue switched as Batley tackle Lions

Batley Bulldogs will travel to Salford Red Devils’ AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday after their Betfred Championship clash against Swinton was switched from the Lions’ usual home ground of Sale Rugby Club.

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Josh Whitehead tries to force his way through the RAF defence. Pictures: Paul Butterfield

History making Batley Boys seal thrilling Challenge Cup success

Batley Boys created history last Saturday as they reached the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round with a thrilling 13-12 golden point extra time victory over the Royal Air Force at Halifax Road.

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Shaw Cross Sharks bowed out of the Challenge Cup at Oulton.

Sharks coach Johnson take positives despite Oulton Challenge Cup defeat

Shaw Cross Sharks head coach Zach Johnson believes there were “more positives than negatives” to take out of their 24-10 Challenge Cup defeat at Oulton Raiders.

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Patched up Trojans see cup hopes ended on Pilkington trip

Patched up Trojans see cup hopes ended on Pilkington trip

Thornhill Trojans exited this season’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup despite a battling performance as they suffered a 16-0 defeat on a tough trip to Pilkington Recs.

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Simeon Torr ran in a hat-trick of tries in Hanging Heaton's impressive win over Hollinwood last Saturday.

Hanging Heaton maintain march towards Pennine League title with 11th win

Hanging Heaton racked up an 11th win from 12 games in Pennine League Division Two West as they returned from Hollinwood 54-10 victors.

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Alex Rowe grabbed Batley's try but it proved in vain as Leigh Centurions ran out 34-6 winners to seal their first Championship points of the season.

Centurions are too strong for brave Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs produced a determined display but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 34-6 defeat away to a powerful Leigh Centurions side in the Betfred Championship last Sunday.

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Joe Chandler could feature in Sunday's Championship game away to Leigh Centurions after the Batley Bulldogs back rower recovered from concussion.

Bulldogs raring to go after false start

Batley Bulldogs travel to Leigh Centurions for their opening Betfred Championship fixture on Sunday, following last week’s false start.

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Bulldogs supporters coaches running to Leigh

Bulldogs supporters coaches running to Leigh

Two Batley Bulldogs supporters coaches will be running to Sunday’s Betfred Championship game away to Leigh Cenutrions.

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Will Gledhill produced an impressive display as he bagged a hat-trick of tries to help Thornhill Trojans overcome Orrell St James in the BARLA National Cup last Saturday. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Gledhill bags hat-trick as Trojans secure BARLA National Cup win

Thornhill Trojans booked their place in the BARLA National Cup third round with a 20-10 victory away to Orrell St James last Saturday.

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Adam Bingham's extra time drop goal earned Batley Boys victory over Underbank in the first round.

Batley Boys prepare for more heroics as RAF visit in historic Challenge Cup

BATLEY Boys are preparing to host the Royal Air Force in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Saturday (kick off 2pm).

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Steve Talbot is congratulated by his Shaw Cross teammates having scored his side's second try during the Challenge Cup win over  Beverley .

Sharks overcome Beverley to secure Challenge Cup progress

Shaw Cross Sharks booked their place in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round with a hard-fought 18-0 victory over determined opponents Beverley last Saturday.

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Patch Walker will share the Bulldogs captaincy with half-back partner Dominic Brambani for the 2018 season. Picture: Paul Butterfield.

Bulldogs prepared for Hornets test

Batley Bulldogs head into their opening game of the Betfred Championship season in buoyant mood having won all four games of pre-season.

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Simeon Torr bagged a hat-trick of tries as Hanging Heaton recorded an emphatic 90-0 victory over Cowling Harlequins to maintain their march towards the Pennine League Division Two West title. Picture: Paul Butterfield.

Hanging Heaton crush Harlequins and maintain march towards title

Hanging Heaton maintained their march towards the Pennine League Division Two West title as they inflicted a crushing 90-0 victory over Cowling Harlequins last Saturday.

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Danny Ratcliffe produced a man-of-the-match performance as Thornhill Trojans booked their place in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round with victory over East Leeds last Saturday.

Ratcliffe inspires Thornhill to seal impressive Challenge Cup victory

A dominant first half performance set the platform for Thornhill Trojans to secure a 28-10 win away to East Leeds in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round last Saturday.

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