Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Carlile: I can handle Hodgson pressure

Chris Chester has entrusted Keal Carlile for 2015.

Hull Kingston Rovers hooker Keal Carlile insists he will be able to handle the pressure that comes with stepping into Josh Hodgson’s shoes throughout this season. Hodgson, a standout performer for Rovers last season, has headed for the NRL with Canberra Raiders, with Carlile entrusted with the No. 9 shirt vacated by the England international this season. And with boss ... Read More »

Jones-Buchanan excited by strong pre-season


Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan says he’s experienced one of the strongest pre-season campaigns of his career, as he winds up for a major 2015 with the Rhinos. Jones-Buchanan endured a difficult 2014 which was blighted by injury, as the Rhinos crashed out of the play-offs in week one to Catalans Dragons. But the forward says the Rhinos are much ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Medal 2015: The Betting


The 2015 Super League season brings with it a raft of team and individual honours – with one of those League Express’ very own Albert Goldthorpe Medal. The medal, which is awarded on the basis of the player who has accrued the most points from League Express reporters throughout the season, is currently in the possession of Huddersfield’s Danny Brough ... Read More »

2000 already signed up for Widnes record attempt


On February 5th 2015, Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council will join forces to stage an official Guinness World Record attempt involving local businesses, school children and Halton residents. The World Record attempt at 11am will launch the ‘Big Viking Health Kick-Off’, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure and will ... Read More »

Cuthbertson already keen on longer Leeds stay


New Leeds Rhinos signing Adam Cuthbertson has revealed he is already keen to stay at the Rhinos for as long as he possibly can. Cuthbertson is Leeds’ sole new arrival for 2015, having joined from NRL club Newcastle Knights. And he told reporters that, despite only signing a short deal with the Rhinos, he wants to be here much longer ... Read More »

Castleford cancel friendly to preserve Jungle pitch


Castleford Tigers have confirmed that their pre-season friendly against York City Knights this Friday has been cancelled. With severe weather battering West Yorkshire over recent weeks – including heavy rain and intermittent snowfall throughout January – the club have taken the decision to pull what is their final trial match before the start of Super League XX. The club have ... Read More »

Is a Nines tournament a realistic aim for 2016?

9s RL is beginning to spread across the world.

One of the most exciting and dramatic competitions in world Rugby League takes place this weekend, with the second edition of the Auckland Nines taking place in New Zealand. The event, which takes place over a solitary weekend, has garnered much media attention in Australia and New Zealand, with clubs certainly doing their fair share of marketing and promotion to ... Read More »