Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

News: Weekly Championship awards revealed

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Halifax stand-off Scott Murrell and York City Knights scrum-half Ben Reynolds have been voted Championship players of the week. Murrell was outstanding in Halifax’s 52-12 win over Whitehaven, while Reynolds dominated play in York’s 54-12 victory against Oldham. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player of ... Read More »

St Helens: Academy starlet Ashworth signs three-year deal

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Promising St Helens youngster Jack Ashworth, 19, has signed a three-year contract with the club. A product of Rochdale’s Service Area Programme, he spent time at the Warrington Wolves before injury curtailed his scholarship. Saints’ Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor said: “Jack has worked really hard since he has been at the club and we have high hopes for him. ... Read More »

Promising Greenwood pens new Saints deal

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St Helens youngster Joe Greenwood has put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the club. Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is great news for both the club and Joe. He is a one of a host of younger players who have had a reasonable amount of experience over the past few years and have done well. “He ... Read More »

Manuokafoa: I want to be playing top flight

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Bradford prop forward Manase Manuokafoa is on the lookout for another Super League club after the Bulls were officially relegated from the top flight on Sunday. The 29-year-old, who signed from Parramatta Eels in 2012, is yet to speak to any rival clubs but is keen to get the ball rolling so he and his family can make the necessary ... Read More »

Bulls: Bradford withdraw legal appeal

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed the club’s decision to withdraw its legal challenge of the points deduction imposed earlier this year. A spokesperson for the board of directors has made the following statement: “As part of our last press release on the matter, the directors indicated the club would only proceed with legal action in the event it would be of ... Read More »

Video: Coventry Bears on their entry into Championship One

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The RFL announced recently that Coventry Bears will enter Rugby League’s semi-professional Kingstone Press Championship One competition in 2015. Formed in 1998, the club have grown to become one of the sport’s most successful community clubs and will play their home games at the 4,000-capacity Butts Park Arena. In this video, supplied by Super League TV, we hear from several ... Read More »

Tigers: Carvell signs Cas contract

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that prop Garreth Carvell has signed a contract to keep him at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of the 2014 season, following his recent release from Hull FC. Carvell said: “I’m loving it here at Castleford Tigers, I knew a few of the lads beforehand so it’s been pretty easy settling in. They are a ... Read More »

Six Super League players charged

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Six players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 21 fixtures. Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with making a Grade C head-butt on Castleford Tigers player Luke Dorn in the 74th minute of a match played on Thursday July 17. Four players – Travis Burns and Adam Walker of Hull Kingston Rovers, ... Read More »

International: Schools RL gaining momentum in Lebanon

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The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has pointed to its expanding school’s rugby league championship, sponsored by construction and telecommunications company GMEA for the third successive year, as an indicator of further growth of the sport in the country. The LRLF is in the process of rolling out a new schools and community club strategy which divides the country into operational ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Chase and Escare join Goldthorpe race

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Salford Red Devils talisman Rangi Chase and Catalan Dragons full-back Morgan Escare are making a late charge to win this season’s Albert Goldthorpe Medal. After being awarded three and two points respectively in this week’s League Express newspaper, the duo have closed to within seven and six points of current leader Travis Burns, who holds a two-point cushion over Leon ... Read More »