Friday, July 11, 2014
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Super League GM Solly explains marquee player ruling

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Blake Solly has spoken publicly about the controversial marquee player ruling, and has indicated that the clubs will regroup again at a later date to discuss whether to introduce the concept. The idea – which has been heavily pushed by Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – has been rejected on two seperate occasions by Super League clubs, but Solly ... Read More »

The race for Super League’s eighth place

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After Wakefield managed to overcome Widnes by a narrow margin on Thursday night, the race for eighth spot in Super League 2014 has been blown wide open. Four teams are seperated by just four points after Wakefield’s victory, with Salford six off Widnes – but still well and truly in the mix. A win for Hull Kingston Rovers at Leeds ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

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Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night. The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. ... Read More »

Kevin Locke had offers from Rugby Union

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Salford Red Devils star Kevin Locke has revealed that he had offers on the table from several Rugby Union clubs before signing for the Red Devils, admitting that the last few months of his time at the New Zealand Warriors made him fall out of love with Rugby League. Locke spoke to the media yesterday after making his debut for ... Read More »

London Broncos appoint Henderson as assistant in 2015

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London Broncos have appointed Andrew Henderson as their new assistant to head coach Joey Grima for the 2015 season. Henderson will join the Broncos for pre-season training in November 2014 on a two-year deal, after retiring from playing with Sheffield Eagles at the end of this coming season. Henderson played for Salford City Reds, Castleford Tigers, Gateshead Thunder, Barrow Raiders ... Read More »

I’m going nowhere, says Marwan Koukash

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has insisted although he is dismayed with the way the game is being run, he will not walk away from Rugby League, insisting he is “addicted’ to the sport. Koukash told a press conference on Thursday that he believes the RFL should step aside in their running of Super League, and begin to let ... Read More »

Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants

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Two of the top sides in Super League lock horns in a thrilling Friday night clash tonight, as high-flying Castleford Tigers take on Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. After an impressive win at Widnes last time out, the Tigers will be looking to once again cement their position in the top four with a win, but boss Daryl Powell ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Jonny Walker

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Championship outfit Leigh Centurions have secured another impressive signing, after they completed the signature of former Hull KR forward Jonny Walker. The 22-year-old left the Robins last month under a dark cloud, but the Championship pacesetters have moved quickly to snap up Walker for next season on a one-year deal – with the option of a further year. Leigh Centurions ... Read More »

Signings are coming, says Bradford Bulls MD

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Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has reassured fans that there are signings in the pipeline for next season, and the club are confident they can create a side capable of bouncing straight back into Super League at the first attempt. The Bulls are a massive 13 points from safety with eight games of the season left, and can be ... Read More »

Wildcats win opens up top-eight race

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats defeated Widnes Vikings 12-10 at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium tonight to move to within two points of the eighth-placed Vikings and opening up the race for eighth place with the prospect of a thrilling finish to the season. At half-time the Vikings led 0-4, having scored the only try of the game through Danny Tickle, who got ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils owner rips into RFL

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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has launched an astonishing tirade on the RFL, insisting he has lost all confidence in those running Super League, after yet more disappointment with his marquee player proposal. Koukash told reporters on Thursday that the issue wasn’t even voted on this time around, after a number of clubs blocked the vote. He believes that ... Read More »

Opinion: World Cup should remind us we bash RL too much

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Of late, Rugby League has come under serious scrutiny from a number of different angles, for a number of different reasons. Whilst quite a few of those reasons are well on merit (for instance, the madness surrounding the obstruction ruling and video refereeing is completely worthy of some debate), it often feels like Rugby League folk like to take a ... Read More »