Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Denmark Rugby League win Nordic Cup again

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A comprehensive 44-6 success over holders Sweden in Copenhagen last weekend – building on earlier victory against Norway in Oslo – saw Denmark pick up the 2014 Nordic Cup, becoming the first of the Scandinavian nations to hold it twice, having won the inaugural tournament in 2011. Try doubles from centre pairing Emil Borggren and Martin Pedersen-Scott laid the platform ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos name cup final squad

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has named his 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final against Castleford Tigers, with Stevie Ward and Mitch Achurch the two men included alongside the 17 players McDermott named on Monday. The Rhinos boss took the unusual step of naming his team five days before the final, a move which caught many reporters by ... Read More »

Adrian Morley could carry on at Salford

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Salford Red Devils could offer a new contract to captain Adrian Morley for next season – but Francis Meli will be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign. Morley only planned to play with his hometown club for one season, but has impressed in the second half of this season as the Red Devils hit some form. ... Read More »

Craig Huby in Castleford Tigers cup final squad

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Craig Huby is IN Castleford’s 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final this weekend, just two weeks after dislocating his elbow against Widnes Vikings. The fitness of Huby – one of the standout props in Super League this season – has been arguably the biggest talking point heading into the showpiece Wembley event this Saturday, after he suffered the horrific ... Read More »

London Youth to take centre stage at Challenge Cup Final

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London and the South East will be represented at Saturday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium by some of the best and brightest young Rugby League talent in the region. Under-15s from the 13 clubs in the London Junior League will be on duty as ball crew covering the Year 7 Champion Schools curtain-raiser, Brooksbank High School v Castleford ... Read More »

Fuifui Moimoi heading to Super League?

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One of the NRL’s most recognisable and cult characters could be on his way to England, after Fuifui Moimoi announced he would be leaving Parramatta after 11 incredible seasons with the club. The 34-year-old walked out of a training session this week after it was revealed he will not feature in the Eels’ last home game of the season, Australian ... Read More »

Reilly to be Chief Guest at Challenge Cup Final

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The RFL have announced that Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly will be the Chief Guest at the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Reilly will welcome the players from Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos before kick-off and after watching the showpiece match from the Royal Box will present the trophy to the winning team. A former Great ... Read More »

Briscoe ready to put 2013 memories to bed

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Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe admits last year’s Challenge Cup Final defeat with Hull FC was a low point in his career – but says he’s determined to finally put his painful Wembley memories to bed by lifting the cup with the Rhinos this Saturday. Briscoe was part of the Hull team that lost 16-0 to Wigan Warriors last year, ... Read More »

Bosc to stay at Catalan Dragons

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Catalan Dragons have tied down the services of long-serving half-back Thomas Bosc for another year, after he penned a new deal with the French outfit to enter a tenth season with the club. Bosc has been at the Dragons since 2006, the year they were granted a license to enter Super League. And the French international has said he wants ... Read More »

Matty Wildie joins Dewsbury revolution

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Kingstone Press Championship side Dewsbury Rams have added Matty Wildie to their squad for 2015, after the versatile 23-year-old signed a one year contract with the club for next season. Wildie, who can play half-back or hooker, joins a raft of ex-Super League talent at the club for next season, including former Wigan man Karl Pryce, and ex-Bradford hooker Wayne ... Read More »

NRL junior banned for spitting blood

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A New Zealand Warriors Under20s player has been banned for three games by an NRL judiciary panel, after being found guilty of spitting blood at an opponent. James Bell was hit with the charge after spitting during the Warriors’ 40-34 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend. Peter Kite, who was on the judicial counsel, decided that Bell’s actions were deliberate ... Read More »

Chev Walker signs up at Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls forward Chev Walker has become the latest star to agree a new deal with the club, penning a one-year deal to sign up for life in the Championship. The 31-year-old has been at Odsal since the beginning of 2010, when he joined from Hull Kingston Rovers. And Walker – a dual-code star – becomes the thirteenth addition to ... Read More »