Monday, September 22, 2014
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Warrington sign six Latchford youngsters

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signings of six Latchford players into their U19s Academy for 2015. Jack Fox (centre), Charlie Phythian (centre), Harry Reardon (scrum half), George Moore (hooker), Reece Brunt (stand-off) and Nathan Ainsworth (loose forward) have all progressed through the club’s ranks since being involved from a young age. They all played their amateur rugby with Latchford Albion ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship awards shortlists

Ryan-Brierley-Leigh

The nominations for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships awards have been confirmed today. In the Kingstone Press Championship, Paul Cooke could be set to seal an impressive double after being nominated for both Coach of the Year and Player of the Year following another successful season at Doncaster. Cooke is joined by Paul Rowley of Leigh Centurions, Glenn Morrison of ... Read More »

Serbia thump Italy in European Championship

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Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference with a 45-6 win. The hosts were the more motivated, physical side, delighting their coach Marco Jankovic. “It is quite rare when everything ... Read More »

St Helens announce Burns signing

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St Helens have announced the signed Travis Burns on a three-year contract from 2015 – as exclusively revealed in League Express on the 18th August. The Australian stand-off joins the club from Hull KR for a transfer fee of £60,000 and will link up with his teammates in the off-season, just as we told you almost five weeks ago. Saints ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Warrington recover to edge out Vikings

Warrington Wolves were 0-18 down, late in the first half, but in a thrilling encounter they rallied to emerge from this elimination play-off with a 22-19 victory against Widnes Vikings, with Joel Monaghan scoring three thrilling fine tries. The first 35 minutes were dominated by the Vikings, however, with Kevin Brown putting his stamp on the game, creating the first ... Read More »

Hull KR set to lose Kris Keating?

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There are reports in Hull that, after losing half-back Travis Burns to St Helens, fellow pivot Kris Keating could be on his way out of the club too. Keating has struggled during his first season at the Robins, and the Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Keating’s battle with homesickness is continuing. He has now gone back to Australia due ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week two preview

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After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Controversial call does for North Queensland Cowboys again?

Johnathan-Thurston

Lightning never strikes twice, apparently – but for North Queensland Cowboys, their season has been cruelly ended by a potential controversial call for the third consecutive season. After the ‘Hand of Foran’ incident involving Kieran Foran in 2012, the Cowboys were defeated by Cronulla Sharks in last year’s play-offs after the Sharks scored a try on the seventh tackle. That ... Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs

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The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top ... Read More »

The pressure is on St Helens, says Shenton

Michael-Shenton

Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton believes all the pressure is on St Helens in tonight’s mouthwatering play-off encounter, insisting that if they turn up with the right gameplan, they will give themselves every chance of victory. Shenton’s Tigers head to his former employers knowing that a win tonight will give them a week off next week which, after the excursions ... Read More »