Friday, November 21, 2014
Rugby League News

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Hull KR sign Mitch Allgood

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have bolstered their front row for next season with the capture of experienced NRL prop Mitchell Allgood on a three-year contract. Standing at 6ft 4in and weighing in at 110kg, the 25-year-old will add another physical presence to the Robins pack next season after signing for the club from Parramatta Eels. A former Rookie of the Year ... Read More »

Robbie Hunter-Paul to return to playing?

Robbie Hunter-Paul President

He is arguably a Bradford Bulls legend, and as the first man to score a hat-trick in a Challenge Cup final back in 1996, Robbie Hunter-Paul’s legacy within the British game is incredibly strong. But he could be about to make a comeback to Rugby League – albeit at amateur level, after Hunter-Paul was announced as the honorary president for ... Read More »

The greatest Golden Boot shortlist ever: a case for all six

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In case you haven’t seen already, last night we released the shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boot, to coincide with the release of December’s edition of Rugby League World magazine (which you can buy NOW by clicking the image below!). The shortlist, which is compiled after the final game of the calendar year, features defending champion Jonathan Thurston, who is ... Read More »

Champions St Helens release squad numbers

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Super League champions St Helens have released their squad numbers for the 2015 season, with a number of youngsters promoted to the club’s first team for the very first time. Dave Hewitt (27), Jack Ashworth (28), Olly Davies (29) and Matty Fleming (30) have all been promoted to the squad alongside Matty Fozard (31), and they will all have squad ... Read More »

Wigan complete internal disciplinary process with Ben Flower

Ben Flower

Wigan Warriors have today completed the Disciplinary Process arising from Ben Flower’s actions at the 2014 Grand Final. The process started immediately after the RFL’s Disciplinary actions but has taken until this week to complete because of pre-planned post-season breaks and holidays. Flower has been found guilty of Gross Misconduct due to violent conduct bringing into disrepute the Wigan club ... Read More »

Wellens signs new St Helens contract

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Paul Wellens has extended his contract at Saints until the end of the 2015 season. Fresh from lifting the First Utility Super League title, the 34-year-old has penned a deal that will see him represent the club for the 20th season. He joined Saints’ Academy system in 1996, made his first team debut in 1998 and has gone on to ... Read More »

Two amateur clubs to play in League One Cup

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Amateur clubs West Hull and East Leeds have been selected to play in the inaugural League One Cup in 2015, giving them the chance to test themselves against semi-professional sides in the early part of 2015. Those two sides will join the likes of Keighley, North Wales and Rochdale in the competition, taking their place in the newly-formed competition, which ... Read More »

Hull reject Westerman to Salford links

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Hull FC have rejected speculation linking Joe Westerman with a move to Salford Red Devils, with boss Lee Radford believing the 25-year-old will have returned from international duty with England an even better player. Rumours surfaced online this week that Westerman was the latest target for the ambitious Red Devils, but according to the Hull Daily Mail, that speculation has ... Read More »

Scott Grix aiming for hometown return to action

Scott-Grix

Huddersfield Giants full-back Scott Grix has admitted he is desperate to return to action against hometown club Halifax next year, as he steps up his recovery from serious shoulder surgery in the off-season. The Irish international was sent under the knife following the conclusion of the 2014 season, so that he would have the best chance of being fit for ... Read More »

Hull FC release Steve Prescott Foundation away shirt

Image (C) Hull FC Super League Ltd.

Hull FC have revealed their away shirt for 2015 with a brand new sponsor adorning the front – The Steve Prescott Foundation. Prescott – who made 100 appearances for Hull across two spells, scoring over 600 points in the process – tragically passed away last year following a rare form of stomach cancer. The club will make a donation to ... Read More »

Golden Boot 2014: Full shortlist revealed

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Four Nations final man of the match Shaun Johnson is among six nominees for the 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot. Kiwi scrum-half Johnson is joined on the list by team-mate Jesse Bromwich, Australian duo Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston and England forwards James Graham and Sam Burgess. Burgess and eventual winner Thurston were also among the six nominees last ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed

Kevin Sinfield won the Golden Boot in 2012

The six-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boot has just been officially unveiled in issue 404 of Rugby League World magazine. The only place to read the shortlist currently is in the digital version of the monthly publication, which can be accessed on your smartphone, computer or tablet by following this link. The prestigious international award, which¬†was won by Johnathan ... Read More »