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Rovers star Wildie: Competition for places will be high next season

MATTY Wildie believes keen competition for places will make Featherstone Rovers a tough team to beat in 2018.

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Rangi Chase

Ex-Castleford star Chase banned for two years

FORMER Castleford Tigers star Rangi Chase has been banned from all sport for two years following a positive drugs test.

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Garry Lo runs at the England defence during the World Cup quarter-final with Papua New Guinea. Picture: NRLPhotos

Castleford star Gale looks for more improvement in World Cup semi

The World Cup adventure is over for Castleford Tigers duo Garry Lo and Ben Roberts, but team-mates Luke Gale and Mike McMeeken remain in Australia preparing for the semi-finals this weekend.

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Featherstone Rovers forward Scott Wheeldon is set to face his former club Castleford on Boxing Day. Picture: Andrew Roe.

Featherstone’s new signings set for debuts on Boxing Day

COACH John Duffy believes Featherstone’s first pre-season game at neighbours Castleford Tigers on Boxing Day will be an ideal test.

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John Duffy: "I'm really excited to see how far we can go with the squad we've got."

Rovers boss delighted with squad ahead of new season

COACH John Duffy is delighted with Featherstone’s off-season recruitment.

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Chris Ulugia will miss the start of the season.

Walton and Ulugia miss start of season

FEATHERSTONE Rovers will be without Jason Walton (knee) and Chris Ulugia (shoulder) for their opening Championship game against Halifax at LD Nutrition Stadium on February 4.

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Luke Gale, who will be hoping to play in next year's Test series with New Zealand. Picture: NRLPhotos

Elland Road to host final Test of England series with Kiwis

INTERNATIONAL rugby league will return to Elland Road for the first time in seven years when England face New Zealand at the home of Leeds United in 2018.

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Luke Gale in action at the Rugby League World Cup. Picture : NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

Gale named in England team for World Cup semi-final

Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale has retained his place in the England team as they look to reach the Rugby League World Cup final this Saturday.

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell, pleased with the deal with Newcastle Thunder.

Castleford Tigers partner up with Newcastle

Newcastle Thunder will enjoy dual registration terms with Castleford Tigers in 2018 after the 2017 Super League Grand finalists and North Eastern League One outfit continue to forge closer links.

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Richard Owen in action for Castleford Tigers.

Ex-Castleford player Owen back in RL with Doncaster

Former Castleford Tigers outside back Richard Owen is back in Rugby League having signed for League One team Doncaster on a one-year deal.

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Prop Les Tonks (far left) celebrates Featherstone's 1967 Wembley win over Barrow as Rovers coach Laurie Gant holds aloft the Challenge Cup.

Death of Featherstone Rovers legend Les Tonks

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are mourning the death of former prop Les Tonks who made three Wembley appearances for the club.

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Oliver Holmes.

Castleford star Holmes hoping for a change of luck with injuries

After an injury-hit campaign in 2017 Castleford Tigers back rower Oliver Holmes is aiming to make up for lost time.

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Danny Orr.

Castleford players ready for hard work ahead

Assistant coach Danny Orr is overseeing the start of Castleford Tigers’ pre-season preparations and is looking forward to welcoming a second wave of senior players back in next Monday, promising plenty of hard work ahead for them.

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Luke Gale gets a kick away for England against France in the Rugby League World Cup. Picture: NRLPhotos

Castleford players taking aim at World Cup semis

The Rugby League World Cup is over for Featherstone Rovers’ Frankie Mariano, but four Castleford Tigers players are still in Australia with England, Papua New Guinea and Samoa all preparing for quarter-finals this weekend.

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Greg Minikin.

Castleford stars recovering from operations

Super League wing sensations Greg Eden and Greg Minikin have undergone operations since the end of the season, but Castleford Tigers assistant coach Danny Orr is confident that both will be fit and ready to go for the start of the 2018 campaign.

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Joe Powell helped set up Featherstone's solitary try for Jack Nicholson in Saturday's derby game against Lock Lane. Picture: Jonathan Buck.

Lock Lane too good for derby rivals Featherstone

LOCK Lane A were too strong for Featherstone Lions A in Saturday’s Pennine League Division Two East derby game at Mill Pond Stadium.

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Conor Fitzsimmons.

Castleford youngster Fitzsimmons joins Newcastle

Newcastle Thunder have signed young forward Conor Fitzsimmons from Castleford Tigers.

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Mike McMeeken in action for England against France in his first World Cup game. Picture: NRLPhotos

Orr happy with Castleford contingent in World Cup

Assistant coach Danny Orr is pleased to see Castleford Tigers players playing their part in the Rugby League World Cup.

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Ben Roberts in action in the World Cup. Picture: NRLPhotos

Roberts returns as Castleford trio prepare for World Cup quarter-finals

Castleford Tigers half-back Ben Roberts has been recalled to the Samoa line-up for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Australia on Friday.

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Kayleigh Bulman: "I feel honoured to be representing my country at the World Cup."

Rovers player Bulman ‘honoured’ to be playing in World Cup

ENGLAND women’s rugby league team kick off their World Cup campaign next Thursday.

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