1895 Cup Group Stage

Cougars’ first competitive outing of 2024 sees newly promoted Championship outfit Dewsbury Rams visit Cougar Park for the group stage of the revamped 1895 cup. While not necessarily a knockout game, both sides will be looking to get off to a flying start if they have ambitions to progress from the group. 

A Look at the Opposition

A successful 2023 saw Dewsbury Rams bounce back to the Championship after only one season in League One, winning the league at the first time of asking to gain automatic promotion from rugby league’s third tier. 

Rams have shown their potential for 2024 with three preseason fixtures, earning a draw on Boxing Day against Batley before falling to losses against Featherstone and Huddersfield – three tough fixtures that they will have learnt from and will have been great preparation for what should be a fascinating group stage. 

Dewsbury will be picking a squad from:

Owen Restall, Perry Whiteley, Ollie Greensmith, Bailey O’Connor, Lewis Carr, Paul Sykes, Calum Turner, Jimmy Beckett, Jacob Hookem, Ronan Dixon, Brad Graham, Matt Garside, Louis Collinson, Joe Summers, Elliot Morris, Jackson Walker, Davey Dixon, Travis Corion, Curtis Davies, Marcus Walker, Bailey Dawson, Nathan Lawrence, Joel Russell, Harry Copley, Jamie Field

Cougars Squad News

A clean-ish bill of health for the Cougars with everyone coming through the Halifax game unscathed. Oscar Thomas is still a doubt with a dead leg sustained in Jake Websters Farewell Game against Castleford Tigers. Alex Bishop and Liam Copland are still in the rehab room with more shorter term injuries.


1pm – Hospitality Opens

1:30pm – General Admission Turnstiles open with cash/card payments and pre-booked tickets – Adults £18, Concessions (65+) £15, Under 16’s Free

1:30pm – Hall of Fame bar open with beers, ciders and more.


– Bears Street Food Top notch burgers, hotdogs, wraps and much more.

– It’s A Grind Coffee Truck Quality hand crafted coffees, teas and speciality hot drinks

– Dolce Vita Pizza Truck Hand stretched home made pizzas

– Pie & Peas Locally sourced from Barnes of Keighley, pork pies and mushy peas

– Sausage Rolls Locally sourced from Barnes of Keighley

– 2 x stations of Yorkshire tea, Nescafe coffee, Galaxy hot chocolate

– Can bar Carling lager;  Strongbow dark fruits;  Strongbow cider; Pepsi Max.

– Lollipops Sweet Treats To get that sugar fix

– Bake Box Leeds Freshly baked brownies and cakes

3:00pm Kick Off – Keighley Cougars v Dewsbury Rams

Post match, why not stay and enjoy a cold one in the Hall of Fame and mingle with the 2024 playing squad and staff?


Please obey parking restrictions in place and DO NOT block any of the driveways on the industrial estate surrounding the ground.

You are not permitted to park in the driveway of Office Interiors and Airedale Business Park. Any cars parking here will be clamped by the owners of the businesses. Please respect our neighbours.


We are fully stocked up replica Home, Away and Pride shirts with sales at a record high. We are running low on stock in adult sizes, so please buy early to avoid disappointment. We have placed a re-order with the factory but this will take around 8 weeks to be delivered.


We are hoping to have Season Tickets ready to collect from Thursday 25th January BUT will communicate this when fully confirmed.

Provisions will be made for fans to collect on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th from the club offices, as well as Sunday 28th from a designated turnstile.

This will be confirmed and communicated in due course.


Dewsbury 24, Keighley 12 (ChR25, 31/8/14)

Keighley 40, Dewsbury 20 (ChR9, 4/5/14)

Keighley 28, Dewsbury 32 (ChR20, 21/7/13)

Dewsbury 18, Keighley 10 (ChR8, 12/5/13)

Keighley 34, Dewsbury 6 (ChR15, 5/8/12)

Dewsbury 29, Keighley 22 (ChR6, 6/5/12)

Dewsbury 14, Keighley 0 (NRCR2, 13/2/11)

Keighley 16, Dewsbury 20 (ChR13, 13/6/10)

Dewsbury 10, Keighley 42 (ChR6, 5/4/10)

Keighley 14, Dewsbury 54 (C1R15, 30/7/09)