Monday, November 24, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Eight reasons to read this week’s League Express

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Koukash v Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont speaks to Gareth Walker and dismisses a claim that Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash didn’t try to snap up half-back Ryan Brierley Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Sneyd relying on experience In an exclusive interview, Hull FC half-back Marc ... Read More »

England should play the Knights, says Schofield

The Knights in action in 2013

Former Great Britain captain Garry Schofield believes a match between the England national team and the second-string Knights is the best solution for a mid-season representative fixture. Writing in his ‘Pulling No Punches’ column in this week’s League Express, the 49-year-old said he feels strongly there should be at least one test during the campaign similar to State of Origin, ... Read More »

Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Jordan Baldwinson

Featherstone Rovers have signed four youngsters from Leeds for 2015, including former England Academy captain Jordan Baldwinson. He will be joined at the Big Fellas Stadium next year by Rhinos teammates Mason Tonks, Alex Foster and Thomas Mimms – though all four have agreed deals with the Headingley club for 2016. Tonks and Baldwinson both signed for New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »

Hull KR reveal 2015 home kit

James Donaldson sporting Hull KR's new home kit for 2015.

Hull Kingston Rovers will mark a fresh start for the club in 2015 by wearing a traditional home kit inspired by its proud and historic past, with the new-look shirt going on sale to supporters this evening (Friday). Twelve signings have already been added to the club’s squad for next season when a new league format will be introduced for ... Read More »

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 »