Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

NRL to go to THREE referees?

The referee puts a high tackle on report. ©ColWhelan/ActionPhotographics

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

Paul-Gallen

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

Shaun-Wane

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

Lance-Hohaia

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

Lesley Vainikolo

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

Cockayne-Ben

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

picture from SWpix

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 »

London Broncos sign Wes Naiqama

London-Broncos

London Broncos are delighted to announce the signing of Fijian international centre Wes Naiqama from Penrith Panthers on a two-year deal from the 2015 season, subject to visa. Naiqama, 31, joins the Broncos having played over 120 games in the NRL and staring 13 times for Fiji since 2006. He played for St George Illawarra Dragons between 2005-2007, Newcastle Knights ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers sign Tyrone McCarthy

Tyrone McCarthy

Tyrone McCarthy has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ latest new signing for 2015, penning a two-year contract with the club from next season. The former Warrington Wolves forward has spent the current campaign with Australian outfit Northern Pride but will return to Super League as part of a new-look Robins squad under head coach Chris Chester. Comfortable playing either through the ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls do ALS ice bucket challenge

Adrian-Purtell-Bulls-Dragons

Bradford Bulls stars have joined the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ craze, raising funds in aid of motor neurone disease (also know as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Widely referred to as the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’, participants are dared to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured over their heads – all in the name of charity. And a host of ... Read More »

Don’t expect any more Wigan signings, says Wane

Wigan coach Shaun Wane. ©RLPhotos

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says Wakefield forward Taulima Tautai will be the Warriors’ only signing for 2015. Centre Darrell Goulding (Hull KR) and Blake Green (Melbourne Storm) are both on the way out at the end of the season, but Wane believes he has enough internal resources to provide sufficient cover. “I’m happy with Tautai and I’m happy that Dom ... Read More »