Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Gary Hetherington charged with improper conduct by RFL

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Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has been charged with Improper Conduct for questioning the motivation and integrity of an RFL investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Hetherington is charged with a breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is ... Read More »

Wales name squad for European Championship

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Wales coach John Kear has named a 22-man squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championships this October and November. The line-up is picked from 14 clubs across four professional leagues, with players from the table-topping sides of both Super League and the Championship being represented. Matty Fozzard from St Helens, who finished top of Super League, is one of ... Read More »

Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors

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Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield on an interesting meeting with Huddersfield star Luke Robinson… I had the pleasure the other week of working on the radio with Huddersfield’s Luke Robinson. He was as sparky and chatty as you’d expect, full of fascinating insights into the game. Take the issue of teams celebrating when an opponent makes a mistake. It ... Read More »

Danny Brough declared fit for Catalan clash

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Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has confirmed that talismanic half-back Danny Brough has been cleared to face Catalan Dragons in their last-ditch play-off on Friday. The Albert Goldthorpe Medal winner sustained an injury to his groin in round 26 against Hull FC and missed his side’s one-point win over St Helens and their emphatic defeat to Wigan last week, “Broughy ... Read More »

“Embarrassed” Hudgell slams “dishonest” Hull KR stars

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Outspoken Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has labelled his side’s 2014 campaign as “dismal” and has blamed the players for underperforming and lacking discipline. Although they finished ninth, the Robins rarely looked liked making the play-offs and endured some embarrassing off-field incidents, including the sacking of both Jonny Walker and Wayne Ulugia. Other low points included a 28-0 drubbing in ... Read More »

Leuluai cleared of blame in Russell incident

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Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai has been cleared of any foul play in the incident that resulted in facial injuries to Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell. Russell was knocked unconscious after spilling a high ball and colliding with Leuluai during the Wolves’ 22-19 Super League elimination play-off victory on Saturday. Leuluai was not penalised for the incident and the Rugby Football ... Read More »

Scans clear “smashed up” Matty Russell

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Warrington fullback Matty Russell has been cleared of any serious injury following his worrying collision with Widnes forward Magraff Leuluai in Saturday’s dramatic play-off game. The match was held up for around ten minutes in the second half and Russell was stretchered from the field in a neck brace after he collided with an on-rushing Leuluai following a high kick. ... Read More »

James Graham could end career Down Under

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England World Cup prop James Graham is enjoying his rugby Down Under so much that he may eventually call Australia home – forever. He made the prediction on the eve of his Man of the Match performance that helped inspire the Canterbury Bulldogs to a ‘golden point’ victory over Manly on Saturday and a place in the penultimate week of ... Read More »

Competition: Win tickets to Huddersfield v Catalan

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, sponsors of Super League, to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s do-or-die play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons at the John Smiths Stadium (8pm KO). CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked ... Read More »

Parramatta Eels confirm Ben Crooks signing

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NRL outift Parramatta Eels have confirmed the signing of Hull FC star Ben Crooks, last year’s Super League Young Player of the Year, on a two-year contract. The move will re-unite Crooks with former Hull coach Peter Gentle, who is now an assistant to Eels coach Brad Arthur. “Ben is a talented footballer who is excited about a chance to ... Read More »

Competition: Win tickets to Castleford v Warrington

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We’ve teamed up with BRUT, sponsors of Super League, to give away two pairs of tickets to Thursday’s do-or-die play-off clash between Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle (8pm KO). CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked out at ... Read More »

Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship

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Keighley Cougars and Sheffield Eagles have begun formal legal action against the Rugby Football League over the ineligible dual-registration players saga. Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says that the club has not received any answers from the sport’s governing body over why Batley and Doncaster were reinstated the three points they were initially deducted. Fawcett wants to know why the clubs ... Read More »