Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Rugby League News

Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

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Essentially, it is the 64 million dollar question which has plagued Rugby League for the last 25 years. Why on Earth can’t this fantastic game – which we would all probably agree is the most exciting sport out there – get a foothold amongst the mainstream in Great Britain? After all, for entertainment and drama, there isn’t really another sport ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers sign Luke Gale

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Less than 24 hours after confirming Daryl Clark will leave to join Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Bradford half-back Luke Gale for next season. Gale, 26, is the second half-back to pen a deal for next year at Cas, alongside Samoan international Ben Roberts who has signed from Melbourne Storm. He is Daryl Powell’s sixth confirmed ... Read More »

Clark cost £185,000, says Warrington Wolves owner

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Warrington Wolves owner Simon Moran has confirmed that star signing Daryl Clark cost the club £185,000 – making him the sixth most expensive player in Rugby League history. The Wolves confirmed a deal to bring Clark to the Halliwell Jones Stadium had finally been completed on Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether or not a deal was in place ... Read More »

St Helens’ Walsh to return for pre-season

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Injured St Helens star Luke Walsh has told the St Helens Star that he is going to be back in England to play for the Saints next season – and has indicated he will be back around the time of pre-season. Walsh suffered a horrific injury during Saints’ game against Widnes last month, suffering a broken leg and partially broken ... Read More »

Shenton: Final experience makes me want more

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Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton admits he is hungry for more after their Challenge Cup final appearance last Saturday, saying that the experience of losing in a major final could help spur them on to even greater success in 2014. The Tigers are still handily placed in Super League for an assault on Old Trafford later this year, despite suffering ... Read More »

NRL to go to THREE referees?

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After the two referee system – used in Australia for a number of years – has been trialled in England over recent months, the NRL are now considering the bizarre prospect of introducing a THIRD on-field referee to their matches. The game is currently undergoing a host of changes Down Under, and the NRL have suggested the prospect of a ... Read More »

Paul Gallen could fight during drugs ban

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New South Wales and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen could turn his hand to boxing during his drugs ban – if he is allowed. Gallen was one of a clutch of NRL players who were banned last week after ASADA’s investigation into the Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011. The forward has boxed on one occasion before – earning $80,000 earlier ... Read More »

We’re going to be physical, says Wane

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane insists his side are going to be pumped up for Friday’s clash against Widnes Vikings – stoking the flames by saying he has been made aware the Vikings are going to be physical with his side. Wane would not comment on exactly what remarks had been made ahead of the clash, but he said ... Read More »

Hohaia back for St Helens this weekend

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St Helens have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their massive clash against Leeds Rhinos this weekend, after coach Nathan Brown confirmed Lance Hohaia is set to return to the fold. The Kiwi has been absent for the last few weeks after injuring his foot during last month’s victory against London Broncos, joining fellow pivots Luke Walsh and ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Rampaging Rugby League wingers

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After Ryan Hall’s incredible performance in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final against Castleford Tigers on Saturday, we’ve taken inspiration from the man dubbed ‘World’s Best Winger’ for this week’s Six of the Best. Hall is well known for his incredible feats of strength close to the line – as we saw with his superb brace of tries at the weekend. ... Read More »

Hull KR lose duo for season

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Hull KR have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of their late play-off push, as both Ben Cockayne and David Hodgson will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Cockayne has been forced to undergo surgery for an ankle injury, whilst Hodgson needs an operation for a neck injury – which could potentially end his career, coach ... Read More »

Rugby League supports State of Mind

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This coming weekend Rugby League will once join forces with State of Mind to raise awareness of mental health issues within sport. Activities at the seven Super League fixtures in Round 25 will highlight some of the sterling work that is already taking place with player, the wider game and its communities. Now in its fourth year, the State of ... Read More »