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Championship play-offs: Week two preview

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After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Controversial call does for North Queensland Cowboys again?

Johnathan-Thurston

Lightning never strikes twice, apparently – but for North Queensland Cowboys, their season has been cruelly ended by a potential controversial call for the third consecutive season. After the ‘Hand of Foran’ incident involving Kieran Foran in 2012, the Cowboys were defeated by Cronulla Sharks in last year’s play-offs after the Sharks scored a try on the seventh tackle. That ... Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs

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The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top ... Read More »

The pressure is on St Helens, says Shenton

Michael-Shenton

Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton believes all the pressure is on St Helens in tonight’s mouthwatering play-off encounter, insisting that if they turn up with the right gameplan, they will give themselves every chance of victory. Shenton’s Tigers head to his former employers knowing that a win tonight will give them a week off next week which, after the excursions ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos admit “concern” after Aiton contacted by ASADA

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Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has said that hooker Paul Aiton has finally been contacted by the Australian Anti-Doping Agencey (ASADA), and admits there is “concern” over a potential ban for the star after new reports emerged Down Under. Aiton was named as one of 17 past and present Cronulla Sharks players who were facing investigation over the club’s ... Read More »

Wembley statue begins to come to life

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The players and relatives of the figures represented in the statue that will be unveiled at Wembley in 2015 to celebrate the sport’s long and proud association with the national stadium were given their first sight of the impressive artwork this week. Billy Boston MBE, Martin Offiah MBE and Alex Murphy OBE were joined by Bev Risman, the son of ... Read More »

Huddersfield boss admits performance was “embarassing”

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Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson pulled no punches after his side’s 57-4 play-off defeat to Wigan, admitting it was “embarassing” for a number of reasons. The Giants were far from their best on Thursday night, slipping to their first defeat against the Warriors this season. And boss Anderson has pledged to do everything he can to repay the club’s supporters ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors favourites with the bookies

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Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 7/4 favourites to complete back-to-back victories in the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final. The defending champions will get the 2014 Super League play-offs underway against Huddersfield Giants at DW Stadium tonight (8.00pm) when they start their journey towards the Old Trafford title decider on Saturday October 11. This year’s League Leaders ... Read More »

England Academy announce revamped coaching setup

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England Academy have appointed new coaching staff for the upcoming tour of Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League, and England Youth have appointed their coach for the 2015 season. England Knights and Warrington Wolves first team coach Richard Marshall has been appointed coach of the England Academy team and will be assisted by England Regional Performance Coach for Cumbria Dave Clark. ... Read More »

Craig Huby: It’ll be tough to leave Tigers

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Castleford prop Craig Huby admits it will be hard to leave the Tigers after twelve years. But he is looking for a new challenge with Huddersfield Giants. Huby, 28, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Giants, beginning next season, after receiving offers from several Super League clubs. The frontrower made his first-grade debut for Castleford as a 16-year-old ... Read More »