Sunday, January 25, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Carney debuts for Catalans – today’s pre-season results


New signing Todd Carney scored a try for the Dragons on his debut as the Catalans defeated a French Elite selection 58-16 today. It was one of four pre-season matches played today, with Newcastle Thunder, playing under their new name for the first time, registering an impressive 36-10 victory over Dewsbury Rams at Kingston Park, confirming that, under head coach ... Read More »

Hunslet dual register Leeds Rhinos quartet


Hunslet Hawks have announced that they have dual registered four Leeds Rhinos players with immediate effect. Luke Briscoe, James Duckworth, Robbie Ward and Rob Mulhern have joined the club as of tonight and will make their Hunslet debuts tomorrow against Salford Red Devils. The signing of these players now allows the Hawks to, as they say on their official website, ... Read More »

Luke Walsh could miss season opener


St Helens halfback Luke Walsh will not be rushed back into action – which means that he could miss the beginning of Super League XX, coach Keiron Cunningham has confirmed. Walsh hasn’t played since suffering a horrific broken leg midway through the 2014 season, and has missed out on selection for the club’s pre-season friendly against Wigan this Sunday. And ... Read More »

Record 14 teams to take part in first unified USA league


The first unified rugby league season in the United States, now under the auspices of the USARL, will comprise of fourteen teams split into three divisions over two conferences, North and South. The competition, which includes three clubs from the former AMNRL, will see sides participate from Boston in the north to Daytona in the south. USA Rugby League chairman, ... Read More »

Bradford to give trialist Martin a go against Leeds


Bradford Bulls will give trialist Charlie Martin an opportunity to impress during this Sunday’s friendly against arch rivals Leeds Rhinos. Martin, a former Castleford Tigers player, has been included in James Lowes’ 24-man squad for the game, which also sees a number of the club’s Under-19s players get a chance to stake a claim for a place, too. Liam Kirk, ... Read More »

Kirke unsure over his Leeds Rhinos departure


New Wakefield forward Ian Kirke insists he’s not sure why his time at Leeds Rhinos came to an end – but says there’s no hard feelings between himself and the club. Kirke spent nine seasons at the Rhinos, playing a key role in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. However, he revealed earlier this week that ... Read More »

Carney set for debut this weekend


Catalans Dragons marquee signing Todd Carney is set to finally make his debut for the club this weekend, after being named in their squad for the pre-season friendly against Chevaliers Cathares. Carney was initially named in the squad to face London Broncos last weekend, but pulled out due to injury, coach Laurent Frayssinous told League Express last week. However, he’s ... Read More »

Big guns to feature for Leeds this weekend


Leeds Rhinos have handed first appearances of pre-season to several big stars this Sunday, as coach Brian McDermott names a strong squad for the visit of Bradford Bulls. The game, which doubles up as Jamie Peacock’s testimonial – he will start in the front row, sees Kevin Sinfield, Rob Burrow, Joel Moon and Carl Ablett make their first appearances of ... Read More »

Wigan and Saints name derby squads


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has named a very strong squad to face St Helens in the club’s penultimate pre-season friendly this Sunday. Fresh from the announcement he would move to Sydney Roosters in 2016, winger Joe Burgess is included, whilst there is a healthy sprinkling of youth with the likes of George Williams and Ryan Sutton involved. The big omission ... Read More »

Warrington clarify vaping partnership details


Warrington Wolves have confirmed that the Halliwell Jones Stadium remains a no smoking venue – despite the club lifting a vaping ban after announcing a partnership with a company earlier this month. The Wolves announced a deal with a popular vaping company, which led to some fans voicing their discontent at the decision on social media. However, the Wolves have ... Read More »