Friday, November 21, 2014
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Golden Boot 2014: Full shortlist revealed

Golden-Boot

Four Nations final man of the match Shaun Johnson is among six nominees for the 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot. Kiwi scrum-half Johnson is joined on the list by team-mate Jesse Bromwich, Australian duo Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston and England forwards James Graham and Sam Burgess. Burgess and eventual winner Thurston were also among the six nominees last ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed

Kevin Sinfield won the Golden Boot in 2012

The six-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boot has just been officially unveiled in issue 404 of Rugby League World magazine. The only place to read the shortlist currently is in the digital version of the monthly publication, which can be accessed on your smartphone, computer or tablet by following this link. The prestigious international award, which was won by Johnathan ... Read More »

Smith sold the Warrington move, says Sims

Ashton-Sims

New Warrington Wolves signing Ashton Sims admits that the passion of Tony Smith sold the move halfway across the world to join Warrington, saying that once he had spoken to the Wolves boss, he knew he wanted to come to Super League. Sims arrived in the country last week ahead of taking up a deal with Warrington, and the Fiji ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars tie down two more for 2015

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars have secured the services of two more players for their 2015 campaign, after tying down the signatures of Olly Pursglove and Gavin Duffy. Pursglove and Duffy have played crucial roles for the club in previous seasons, and March told the Telegraph and Argus that they are another important duo to have on board in their mission to bounce ... Read More »

My Top Three: Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd

Marc-Sneyd

In the next of our exclusive series on TotalRL.com, Hull FC half-back is the latest Super League star to select his favourite three players in his position. The likes of Craig Huby have taken a stab at it in the past – but now it’s Sneyd’s turn to tell us who the three half-backs are he enjoys watching more than ... Read More »

Hull KR boss impressed by James Donaldson

James-Donaldson

Hull KR head coach Chris Chester admits that new signing James Donaldson has “caught his eye” in pre-season, and that he is expecting the Cumbrian to make a big impact on the Rovers’ forthcoming 2015 season. The 23-year-old has penned a two-year deal the Robins, after ending his association with former club Bradford Bulls following their relegation to the Championship. ... Read More »

Sweden Rugby League enter new era

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Scott Edwards has stepped down as chairman of Svenska Rugby League Förening (SRL), a post he had held since the creation of the Swedish governing body three years ago. “An idea that was, in the beginning, simply a personal dream is now a reality,” said the former London Skolars player, who moved to Sweden ten years ago as a school ... Read More »

Sutcliffe signs three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos

Sutcliffe

Liam Sutcliffe has signed a new three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos. The 19-year-old made his first-team breakthrough in the recently-concluded season, making 26 appearances and winning the Challenge Cup along the way. The former Hunslet amateur is seen as one of the long-term successors to the current creative trio of Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire and Kevin Sinfield, who have formed ... Read More »

Lebanese Rugby League Championship kicks off this weekend

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The Lebanese Rugby League Championship is set to kick off this Saturday (22nd November) on the country’s Independence Day. Four clubs will participate and the season opens with a double-header with defending champions Jounieh Al Galacticos Predators facing Immortals – in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final – at University Libainase, with Wolves versus Tripoli following. Wolves RLFC, who ... Read More »

International: Ashes series back on the agenda

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The success of the Four Nations Tournament, with record-breaking attendances and huge television ratings, has embarrassed the NRL hierarchy – which now wants more, not less, international Rugby League. According to Sydney media reports there is now talk of organising a British Lions tour with a three-Test Ashes series. This move comes less than a year after the Australians rejected ... Read More »

Bulls and Rhinos to battle in Peacock’s testimonial

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Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos will lock horns in pre-season, as they do battle in a game specially arranged to mark Jamie Peacock’s testimonial. Peacock has played on both sides of the bitter West Yorkshire rivalry, and with no league fixture between the two sides this year, the curtain-raiser on January 25 will be certain to have a real edge ... Read More »

Smith: England are improving

Tony-Smith

Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was ... Read More »