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Relegated Bulls announce new signing

Relegated Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of 20-year-old hooker Vila Halafihi on a 12-month deal.

The Hull-born former Leeds academy player, who is the son of former Hull KR Sheffield and London forward Nick Halafihi, has spent the last twelve months in Sydney playing for Penrith Panthers' Under-20s side.

"I am a massive Bradford Bulls fan so feel absolutely privileged to have signed for such a great club. Bradford was the first team I ever supported and I want to play a part in helping return the club to its former glory." said Vila Halafihi

Rovers appoint Chester as head coach

Hull Kingston Rovers have appointed Chris Chester as the club’s head coach on a permanent basis, signed a three-year deal at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Chester in 2011
Chester in 2011 Credit: Press Association

The former Robins player and assistant coach was placed in temporary charge of all first team duties in July following the departure of Craig Sandercock.

Speaking to www.hullkr.co.uk, he said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a dream come true for me and I’m going to do my utmost to get this side back to where it belongs.

“It’s a great honour and privilege to be the head coach of Hull Kingston Rovers and I want to put on record my thanks to the directors who have been fantastic with me over the past six weeks.

Chris Chester
Chris Chester Credit: hullkr.co.uk

“It’s been a testing period with some ups and downs but I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity. I’ve not been afraid to make the big decisions, I’ve been honest with the players and they’ve been honest with me in return, so hopefully that will continue.

A former England Schools captain, Chester enjoyed spells with Halifax, Wigan, Hull FC and the Robins during a distinguished playing career and featured in two Super League Grand Finals as well as a Challenge Cup final.

Hanging up his boots in 2008 through injury, he joined Hull KR’s coaching staff following a brief spell working with Castleford’s academy and has served his apprenticeship as the assistant to both Justin Morgan and Sandercock over the past six seasons.

Thousands expected at South Yorkshire cycle race

Thousands of spectators are expected at a cycle race in South Yorkshire today.

The Tickhill Grand Prix will bring together elite riders and amateur cyclists of all ages for one of the biggest events in the British cycling calendar, attracting competitors from across the UK and Europe.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of more than 5,000, who will line the 1.3km route as it snakes through the historic centre of Tickhill village near Doncaster, getting up close to the thrills of high-speed road racing.

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Saturday's football results

Find out how your team performed in today's games
Find out how your team performed in today's games Credit: Press Association

Championship - click here for scores and results

Huddersfield v Charlton

Middlesborough v Sheff Wed

Millwall v Rotherham

Watford v Leeds

League One - click here for scores and results

Barnsley v Gillingham

Bradford v Peterborough

Colchester v Doncaster

Sheff Utd v Crawley

Yeovil v Scunthorpe

League Two - click here for scores and results

Dag & Redbridge v Mansfield

Exeter v York

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