Season 2017

The 2017 season marked the introduction of Matt Diskin as coach, replacing John Kear, who went to Wakefield as Head of Rugby League. Matt introduced a different style of Rugby League, encouraging his players to play a more flamboyant and exciting style. This transition from John Kear’s more conservative approach took the best part of a season to develop, but after results started showing towards the end of the season, we can hopefully look forward to an exciting 2018.

The Archive

Championship Matches
MatchScore
4. February 2017 15:30. Stade Ernest-Argele, Blagnac
Toulouse Olympique - Batley Bulldogs
44-6
12. February 2017 15:00 Foxs Bisuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Halifax RLFC
24-6
19. February 2017 15:00 Foxs Bisuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Featherstone Rovers
6-32
26. February 2017 15:00 Belle Vue
Sheffield Eagles - Batley Bulldogs
10-54
5. March 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Swinton Lions
22-18
12. March 2017 15:00 Provident Stadium<
Bradford Bulls - Batley Bulldogs
44-22
26. March 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Oldham Roughyeds
50-10
2. April 2017 15:00 KC Lightstream Stadium
Hull Kingston Rovers - Batley Bulldogs
50-16
9. April 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Rochdale Hornets
38-36
14. April 2017 13:00 Tetleys Stadium
Dewsbury Rams - Batley Bulldogs
20-4
17. April 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - London Broncos
4-42
30. April 2017 15:00 The Shay Stadium
Halifax RLFC - Batley Bulldogs
40-22
7. May 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogss - Hull Kingston Rovers
4-68
21. May 2017 15:00 Manchester Regional Arena
Oldham Roughyeds - Batley Bulldogs
28-48
28. May 2017 17:15 Bloomfield Road
Batley Bulldogs - Dewsbury Rams
12-13
4. June 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Toulouse Olympique
20-28
10. June 2017 15:00 Heywood Road
Swinton Lions - Batley Bulldogs
12-26
18. June 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Sheffield Eagles
70-12
25. June 2017 15:00 Crown Oil Arena
Rochdale Hornets - Batley Bulldogs
14-24
2. July 2017 15:00 LD Nutrition Stadium
Featherstone Rovers - Batley Bulldogs
42-14
9. July 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Dewsbury Rams
36-20
16. July 2017 15:00 Foxs Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs - Bradford Bulls
23-16
23. July 2017 15:00 Ealing Trailfinders
London Broncos - Batley Bulldogs
58-4
Championship Table
Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts Last 5
1 Hull Kingston Rovers 17 15 1 1 628:265+363 31  
2 Toulouse Olympique 17 13 0 4 599:310+289 26  
3 London Broncos 17 13 0 4 570:286+284 26  
4 Featherstone Rovers 17 12 1 4 513:295+218 25  
5 Halifax RLFC 17 11 0 6 433:292+141 22  
6 Sheffield Eagles 17 8 0 9 420:533-113 16  
7 Batley Bulldogs 17 7 0 10 378:501-123 14  
8 Rochdale Hornets 17 4 1 12 320:492-172 9  
9 Oldham Roughyeds 16 4 1 11 290:518-228 9  
10 Swinton Lions 17 4 0 13 364:477-113 8  
11 Dewsbury Rams 16 3 0 13 193:550-357 6  
12 Bradford Bulls 17 5 0 12 389:578-189 -2  
Challenge Cup
Match Score
19. March 2017 0:00 N/A
Toulouse Batley Bulldogs

16 - 34

Friendly Matches
Match Score
26. December 2016 12:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Dewsbury Rams Report

28 - 18

15. January 2017 14:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Bradford Bulls

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22. January 2017 14:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Keighley

38 - 12

27. January 2017 19:30 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Castleford Tigers

38 - 12

Player Statistics
NameAppsSubsTriesGoalsD/GoalsPointsN/StepMisc.
Scott, Dave3113562
Reittie, Wayne252184
Smeaton, Sam28936
Hallett, Macauley13728Swap to Dewsbury
Ainscough, Shaun24936
Southernwood, Cain1252550
Brambani, Dominic2910131671 Match
Gledhill, Adam217312
Leak, Alastair2721456
Rowe, Alex81928
Day, Brad253624
Farrell, Joel215728
Walker, Patch21477170
Davey, James71828
Cowling, Danny141520
Lillycrop, Tom1910312Season ending injury
Chandler, Joe311312
Harrison, James1012936
Bretherton, Alex129728
Brown, James4174161 MatchSeason ending injury
Manning, Dane31732
Hill, Brad0514
O'Sullivan, Trae00Loaned to Keighley
Hayward, Michael11520Left the Club
Bravo, Danny00Season Long Injury
Maher, Will14228Recalled by Castleford
Holmes, Tom35312Recalled by Castleford
Hitchcock, Jy214Recalled by Castleford
Crookes, Jason121520Swap from Dewsbury