Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Man of Steel win would be incredible, says Peacock

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock says it would be “incredible” to win the Man of Steel award for a second time, but is not setting his sights on individual glory. The former Great Britain star is considered to be among the frontrunners for the newly-named Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in 2014, potentially becoming only the fourth man to ... Read More »

Anderson: Giants “fully capable” of defeating Warriors

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations. “It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about ... Read More »

Steve Deakin to coach Whitehaven in 2015

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Whitehaven have announced that former Catalan assistant coach Steve Deakin will coach the club again in 2015, replacing the outgoing Dave Woods. Woods left the club following the end of the Championship season last week, and Deakin – who returned to England after only recently leaving the Dragons – will take up the reins at the club next season. “The ... Read More »

Cougars take to the courts in RFL dual-reg dispute

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Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed that the Cougars have placed the dual registration controversy that has surrounded the club’s relegation into the hands of lawyers. The Cougars had been taking legal advice over the matter, and announced that they would join forces with Sheffield Eagles to cover the costs of taking it further if required. And Fawcett confirmed to ... Read More »

Still no Carney for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers remain without star winger Justin Carney for this Friday’s trip to St Helens, after boss Daryl Powell named an unchanged squad for the second consecutive game. Carney injured his ankle during the Challenge Cup Final defeat to Leeds Rhinos last month, and has not featured since that game. That means it is likely James Clare will continue on ... Read More »

Play-offs: Matty Smith relishing Giants bout

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Wigan playmaker Matty Smith is looking forward to taking on one of the sport’s form teams when the Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in a Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Giants this season and Smith is confident that this won’t be hanging over their heads as they approach the game. “We’ve had ... Read More »

Peacock: Experience is key in play-offs

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Jamie Peacock believes that Leeds’ big game experience will stand them in good stead when it comes to the play-offs, despite setting themselves the daunting task of winning the Grand Final from sixth place. Peacock is going in search of an unprecedented ninth Grand Final success in 2014, after three wins with Bradford and five victories with the Rhinos. “We ... Read More »

Video: Key players look ahead to the play-offs

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In this video, kindly supplied by Super League TV, several key figures from clubs involved in the play-offs – including Sean O’Loughlin, Tommy Makinson, Jamie Peacock and Kevin Brown – discuss their chances of reaching Old Trafford. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and ... Read More »

Potter loses his job at Wests Tigers

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Wests Tigers have decided not to renew the contract of their head coach Mick Potter. The club has issued a statement today explaining why they have decided not to retain the former St Helens and Bradford Bulls coach. It says: “Wests Tigers Board and management would like to thank Mick Potter for the professional manner in which he has conducted ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Todd Carney

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After lengthy discussions, Catalan Dragons have reached an agreement with Australian star Todd Carney. Carney, 28, has agreed a three year deal that would keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017 season. The former Dally M medal winner, de-registered by the NRL for a breach of Cronulla’s code of conduct, has scored 59 tries and ... Read More »

Injured Danny Brough won’t feature against Wigan

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Talismanic Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough will not feature in the Giants’ first play-off match against Wigan on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who recently landed his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal, injured his testicles against Hull in round 26 and had to spend a night in hospital. Understandably he missed his side’s clash with league leaders St Helens the week after and will ... Read More »