Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Powell: England forwards are key to victory

Daryl-Powell

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is pleased with the way England performed against Samoa and believes that the game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday will be another close encounter. The former Great Britain star is looking for another big performance from England’s forwards as they take on a much lighter Australian pack who are out to impress their coach ... Read More »

European Championship: Week three preview

Danny Brough Scotland

Scotland stand on the brink of history this weekend, with a win against France on Friday night enough to secure them their first ever European Championship title. Wins against Wales and Ireland have left Scotland top of the table with just one round of fixtures left to play – but they play a France side who can still claim the ... Read More »

Ellis already back in training for 2015

Gareth-Ellis-Hull-London

It’s the time of the year when players usually enjoy a few weeks away from the game, to switch off and unwind ahead of another hectic season of Rugby League. But after a disappointing 2014 for his side, Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis is not messing about with his preparation for the 2015 season – and has already been training ... Read More »

Offiah: Australia there for the taking!

Offiah-Martin

Great Britain legend Martin Offiah believes that Australia are “there for the taking” this weekend, as England gear up to knock them out of the Four Nations with a win this Sunday. Should Steve McNamara’s team get the job done in Melbourne, it will be the first time since 1954 that the Australians have failed to make a major final ... Read More »

Feather could renege on Hunslet deal

Keighley Cougars captain James Feather. ©RLPhotos

Former Keighley Cougars captain James Feather could sensationally return to the club in 2015, after Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett told the media that the hooker is having second thoughts about joining local rivals Hunslet. After initially signing a deal to join the Hawks for 2015 following the Cougars’ relegation to League One, Fawcett says that Feather’s heart is with Keighley, ... Read More »

St Helens: Mose Masoe linked with NRL return

St Helens' Mose Masoe scoring against Catalan Dragons in their Super League play-off semi-final

St Helens prop Mose Masoe has been linked with a return to the NRL less than a year after joining the Langtree Park club from Penrith Panthers. The 25-year-old is, according to reports in Australia, seeking an early release from his contract so he can move to St George-Illawarra Dragons – where Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall currently ply their ... Read More »

Wigan draw biggest TV audiences in 2014

News reaches the Wigan camp that their matches attracted more TV viewers than any other Super League team in 2014

Wigan matches were watched by more TV viewers in the UK than any other Super League club this year, according to the Warriors. In a press release, the club said that five of the top six Super League broadcasts in 2014 featured the Warriors, with Shaun Wane’s side drawing nearly 50 per cent more viewers than games involving other teams. ... Read More »

Australian referee appointed as England outvoted in four-hour debate

Referee

An Australian referee has been appointed to take control of this Sunday’s clash between England and the Kangaroos after a four-hour debate between the match official directors of both countries and New Zealand. Gerard Sutton, who refereed this season’s NRL Grand Final, was given the nod after the decision went to a vote. New Zealand-born Henry Perenara seemed the logical ... Read More »

Sharks won’t help Gallen fight $50,000 fine

Paul-Gallen

Cronulla forward Paul Gallen has suffered a blow in his bid to overturn a $50,000 fine for an abusive tweet after the Sharks announced they wouldn’t be supporting or financing his appeal. The Australia and New South Wales star lashed out on social media following the exit of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce. He wrote: “Steve Noice (sic) actually cared ... Read More »