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League leaders dominate Championship and League One awards

The nominations for the Championship and League One awards have been announced, with leaders Toronto Wolfpack and Whitehaven dominating the awards.

In the Championship, all the players up for Player of the Year are from the Wolfpack as Andy Ackers, Gareth O’Brien and Jon Wilkin all competing for the honour.

Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott is also up for Coach of the Year, alongside Mark Aston of Sheffield Eagles and Jon Ford of York City Knights.

Up for Young Player of the Year is Swinton Lions fullback Matthew Ashton, Widnes Vikings player Keanan Brand and Joe Cator of Leigh Centurions.

Moving onto League One and Whitehaven’s league leading season is being rewarded.

They have two players up for Player of the Year as Marc Shackley and Dion Aiye are up. Also in with a chance is Oldham forward Danny Langtree and Newcastle Thunder player Nick Newman.

Haven coach Gary Charlton is also up for Coach of the Year, alongside Scott Naylor of Oldham and Anthony Murray of North Wales Crusaders.

The Cumbrians are also involved in the Young Player of the Year nominations as Andrew Bulman is up. Other nominations are Workington Town forward Caine Barnes and on loan North Wales Crusaders forward Callum Hazzard.


Workington announce deals for O’Donnell and Barnes

Workington Town have announced permanent deals for duo Caine Barnes and Declan O’Donnell.

Forward Barnes, 20, joins from Wigan Warriors after his loan spell in Cumbria.

O’Donnell, 21, plays at hooker and has had a successful spell at Workington, whilst on loan from Leigh Centurions.

Workington director of rugby, Gary Murdock, said: “Caine is a fantastic young local talent that the club has always been keen to retain.

“Despite interest from other clubs and Wigan’s intention to keep Caine, we are delighted he’s agreed to sign for Town.”

Murdock added: “After initially joining the club on loan, Dec quickly established himself to be an important player for the club.

“Dec comes with a great pedigree after coming through the Wigan ranks and the club feels there is much more to come from him. He’s already a fans favourite with his tough no-nonsense approach and he is another recruit with a fantastic attitude.”

Betfred League One Roundup: Whitehaven win the league


Coventry Bears 0-72 Whitehaven- A hat trick from Jordan Burns, two tries from Jake Moore, David Thompson and Calvin Phillips as well as other efforts from Marc Shackley, Chris Taylor, Carl Forster and Andrew Bulman won the game and the title for Whitehaven.

North Wales Crusaders 36-18 London Skolars- Two tries from Rob Massam and Stephen Wild as well as other efforts from Simon Atherton, Jonny Walker and Alex Eckley won the game for the Crusaders. The Skolars responded with tries from Liam Scott, Jordan Williams and Omari Caro, but they end the season with a defeat.


Hunslet 20-34 Oldham- A hat trick from Danny Langtree and other efforts from Danny Bridge and Paul Crook secured second place for Oldham. Hunslet responded with tries from Zach Braham, Jim Watson and Nathan Chappell, but they end the season with a defeat.

Keighley Cougars 22-32 Newcastle Thunder- Two tries from Alex Clegg, Nicholas Newman and Kieran Gill earned an impressive away win for Newcastle. The Cougars responded with two tries from Taylor Prell and other efforts from Kieran Moran and Davey Dixon, but they fall short at home.

Workington Town 4-30 Doncaster- Two tries from Tom Halliday and other efforts from Jason Tali, Matty Beharrell and Frankie Mariano win the game for Doncaster. Workington responded with a try from Caine Barnes, but they fall to a heavy defeat at home.

Betfred League One Roundup: Dons win playoff thriller

North Wales Crusaders 33-16 Coventry Bears- Tries from Alex Thomson, Rob Massam, Declan Gregory, Brad Brennan, Dave Eccleston and Joe Ryan as well as a drop goal from Steve Roper earned the comeback win for the Crusaders. Coventry responded with tries from Reece Rance, Harvey Whiteley and Elliott Hall but they couldn’t see the game out.

Doncaster 23-22 London Skolars- Tries from Matty Beharrell, Sam Doherty, Russ Spiers and Rangi Chase as well as a drop goal from Beharrell won the game for Dons. London responded with a hat trick from Guy Armitage and another for Richard Wilkinson but their playoff hopes take another set back.

Oldham 28-20 Newcastle Thunder- Two tries from Danny Bridge and other efforts from Kyran Johnson, Cameron Leeming and Gareth Owen won the big game for Oldham. The Thunder responded with tries from Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Conor Fitzsimmons, Kieran Gill and Alex Clegg, but they fall to third.

Workington Town 66-22 West Wales Raiders- Two tries from Jonathan Walsh, Gordon Maudling and Blain Marwood as well as individual efforts from Danny Tickle, Russ Bolton, Caine Barnes, Sean Penkywicz and Sam Hopkins earned the big win for Workington. The Raiders responded with tries from Phil Cowburn, Paddy Jennings, Sam Baker and Michael Sabor but they were well beaten.