Thursday, July 24, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Huddersfield Giants hooker close to return

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Huddersfield Giants are set to be handed a major injury boost this weekend, as hooker Shaun Lunt could potentially return to action for their clash against Catalan Dragons. Lunt – who was included in the Super League Dream Team last season after a fantastic 2013 campaign – has been on the sidelines for almost two months with a calf injury, ... Read More »

Halifax player’s ban extended

An independent Operational Rules Appeals Tribunal has suspended Halifax player Rob Worrincy for nine months after finding him guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. Worrincy appealed against a six-month suspension handed down in March, when the player admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. ... Read More »

Nigel Wood: Rugby League popularity at an all-time high

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The popularity of Rugby League is at an all-time high, RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood told the sport’s Annual General Meeting today. Wood reported a huge increase in the number of people who watched the sport in 2013, healthy growth in participation numbers, more commercial partners coming to the game and new structures that will make every minute matter for ... Read More »

Koukash looking to stage Dubai RL tournament

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Marwan Koukash has revealed he is in talks to stage a nines tournament featuring both Super League and NRL teams, as he looks to continue his widening interest in Rugby League. Koukash is believed to be interested in adding an Australian club to his portfolio, and he told the Sydney Morning Herland he is looking to stage something similar to ... Read More »

Steve Prescott autobiography to launch at Wembley

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One in a Million – the autobiography of Rugby League legend Steve Prescott – will be officially launched at the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23. Prescott, the former St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Lancashire, England and Ireland full-back, began writing his life story in 2007 while battling cancer and had completed the ... Read More »

RFL replace Maurice Watkins with Simon Johnson

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The RFL has announced the appointment of Simon Johnson as a Non-Executive member of the sport’s independent Board of Directors. Mr Johnson’s appointment was confirmed at the Rugby League Council AGM held at Langtree Park, St Helens today. He replaces Maurice Watkins CBE, who has stepped down from the Board after three four-year terms as an RFL director. RFL Chairman ... Read More »

Broncos: Manly back-rower Harrison signs for 2015

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London Broncos have secured the services of Manly Sea Eagles backrower Daniel Harrison to boost their bid for promotion back into Super League next season. A Manly junior who played in the Under-20s with the Bulldogs, Harrison made his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles in 2011. He joined Parramatta in 2013 after 19 games for Manly, but rejoined the ... Read More »

Jérôme Guisset: Dragons have to be smart

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Catalan Dragons handed assistant coach Jérôme Guisset a two-year contract extension in a week that saw two of their players suspended for incidents in the game against Wigan Warriors a week ago. Centre Vincent Duport picked up a three-match suspension, while co-skipper Gregory Mounis was suspended for two games. Those suspensions prompted Guisset to issue a “let’s be smart” rallying ... Read More »

Hull FC: James Cunningham returns with confidence

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James Cunningham says he has returned from his loan spell with London Broncos full of confidence and that he has matured both on and off the field. The 20-year-old hooker took part in his first full week of training back at Hull FC last week after spending six months in the capital with the relegation-bound Broncos. A product of Hull’s ... Read More »

Brian McDermott relishing top-of-the-table tussle

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says he is enjoying the competitive nature and tightness of Super League’s top five and thinks the intensity will suit his side. Currently only four points separate first-placed St Helens with Warrington Wolves in fifth and, with six games remaining, the League Leaders’ shield is still anyone’s for the taking. “It’s good that it’s so ... Read More »