Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Remi Casty returns to Catalan Dragons

Remi Casty

Catalans Dragons have re-signed Rémi Casty on a four-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The club struck up an agreement with the Sydney Roosters to release the former Dragons captain from his current contract at the end of this season, enabling him to return to France. The French international prop – who was named in the 2012 ... Read More »

Rugby League: Highlights of the week

Gareth O'Brien

September 22-28, 2014 Try: Gareth O’Brien scored a fine try for Warrington last Thursday night, shortly after Castleford had close the gap to two points. It came from a Stefan Ratchford break, supported by Richie Myler and O’Brien finished it superbly. Team: Hunslet Hawks travelled to York on Sunday and earned a 24-32 victory to eliminate their hosts from the ... Read More »

Dally M Medal: Thurston and Hayne named joint winners

Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys stand-off Johnathan Thurston and Parramatta Eels full-back Jarryd Hayne have been named joint-winners of the prestigious Dally M Player of the Year Medal. Never before has the NRL’s most prestigious award been shared. It’s the third time Thurston has won the accolade (something only Andrew Johns has accomplished) and the second time Hayne has pocketed the medal. ... Read More »

NRL Grand Final becomes Battle of Britain

Sam Burgess and James Graham clashing in 2013. ©ColWhelan/ActionPhotographics

The Battle of Britain! That is how the Australian media is already describing next Sunday’s NRL Grand Final. In the blue corner former St Helens prop James Graham. In the red (and green) corner the Burgess brothers, led by soon-to-defect Sam. This follows the victories by Canterbury and South Sydney at the weekend for a place in the Homebush encounter ... Read More »

Leigh and Featherstone to contest Championship Grand Final

Leigh celebrate winning the 2013 Northern Rail Cup

Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers will do battle in the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Finals after they both defeated their opponents Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles respectively on Sunday. The Centurions beat Dewsbury 33-22 at Leigh Sports Village, while Featherstone held off Sheffield Eagles 21-12 at the BigFellas Stadium. The Grand Final will be held at Headingley on Sunday (ko ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who should win Man of Steel?

Roby

The four-man shortlist for this year’s Steve Prescott Man of Steel award has been released. Four different clubs are represented, with evergreen Jamie Peacock of Leeds Rhinos headlining the bill alongside St Helens stalwart James Roby. Exciting Castleford youngster Daryl Clark and barnstorming Warrington prop Chris Hill make up the quartet. Who deserves to win the award most? Let us ... Read More »

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Wigan v Warrington

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s play-off semi-final between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves. 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 random on Thursday afternoon and will have their tickets waiting ... Read More »

Peacock and Roby head Man of Steel shortlist

Jamie-Peacock

Four Super League players have been shortlisted for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award. Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark, Warrington Wolves prop Chris Hill, Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock and St Helens hooker James Roby have all made the four-man shortlist. Peacock and Roby are both former winners – Peacock in 2003 and Roby in 2009, while Clark and ... Read More »

Karl Harrison joins Bradford backroom staff

Karl-Harrison

Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes has appointed former Halifax coach Karl Harrison as his new assistant. Harrison parted company with Halifax earlier this month, and he admits he is delighted to be returning to Odsal, where he was once Brian Noble’s assistant coach. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me,” said Harrison. “Everybody within the game expects Bradford to be ... Read More »

Burgess brothers 80 minutes away from Grand Final glory

Burgesses

South Sydney Rabbitohs are into their first Grand Final in over 40 years, and are now just 80 minutes away from their first premiership since 1971, after eliminating defending champions Sydney Roosters in a thrilling play-off encounter. The 32-22 victory means that Sam Burgess is just 80 minutes away from signing off in Rugby League with a Grand Final victory, ... Read More »

Former Leigh man suspended by RFL over betting breaches

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Former Leigh Centurions player Andy Thornley has been suspended from any involvement in Rugby League until June 1, 2015 after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s betting rules. Thornley admitted placing a large number of bets on Rugby League matches via various betting accounts, including matches involving Leigh Centurions, when he appeared before an independent tribunal on Thursday evening. ... Read More »

Our squad could be better next year, says Powell

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes the club have a chance of having an even better squad in 2015 than this year – despite several key players departing the club following last night’s play-off defeat to Warrington. The Tigers were tipped by many to be in the fight for relegation at the beginning of the year, but managed to finish ... Read More »