Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Rugby League News

Brett Ferres: It’s time to put things right

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield forward Brett Ferres described his side’s emphatic 57-4 loss to Wigan last Thursday as “embarrassing”, and claimed the Giants will do all in their power to avoid a repeat performance against Catalan Dragons this Friday. RELATED: Win tickets to Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons Ferres told League Express: “It was really disappointing. “You work so hard throughout the year ... Read More »

Roby one of world’s top three hookers – Cunningham

Roby

James Roby is now one of the top three hookers in the world – that’s the view of Keiron Cunningham, who lavished praise on the England international after Friday’s play-off victory against Castleford Tigers. Roby inspired the Saints to an emphatic 41-0 victory against the Tigers, leaving Cunningham to describe Roby’s recent performances as “incredible”. “He’s been outstanding all season, ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who should have been in the Dream Team?

Carney

Every week in League Express newspaper, readers are invited to share their thoughts on the hottest topics in Rugby League by voting in regular online polls. In the latest issue, the newspaper focused on the recently-named Dream Team, which caused much controversy when it was released. They have identified six players who had a case for a spot in the ... Read More »

Kris Keating released by Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers have reached an agreement with Kris Keating to release the half back from his contract with the club and allow him to return to Australia. The playmaker joined the Robins from Canterbury Bulldogs on a three-year contract at the start of the season but has struggled to settle in East Yorkshire for family reasons. Keating has now ... Read More »

Giants “determined” to right wrongs – Lawrence

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Huddersfield loose forward Michael Lawrence is looking for a big improvement when the Giants take on Catalans Dragons on Friday (8.00pm) in their elimination play-off at theJohn Smith’s Stadium. The Giants fell 57-4 at Wigan Warriors in their first play-off game last week and Lawrence and his team-mates are determined to bounce straight back. “We let ourselves down in every ... Read More »

Godinet expecting “bigger and better things” for Trinity

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Wakefield half-back Pita Godinet expects the Wildcats to be a force in Super League next year with a proper pre-season behind them. The Samoan international was one of three players who arrived at the club just days before the start of the campaign. Despite his late arrival alongside Matty Ryan and Scott Anderson, Godinet took to Super League instantly, scoring ... Read More »

Gary Hetherington charged with improper conduct by RFL

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Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has been charged with Improper Conduct for questioning the motivation and integrity of an RFL investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Hetherington is charged with a breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is ... Read More »

Wales name squad for European Championship

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Wales coach John Kear has named a 22-man squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championships this October and November. The line-up is picked from 14 clubs across four professional leagues, with players from the table-topping sides of both Super League and the Championship being represented. Matty Fozzard from St Helens, who finished top of Super League, is one of ... Read More »

Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors

Luke-Robinson

Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield on an interesting meeting with Huddersfield star Luke Robinson… I had the pleasure the other week of working on the radio with Huddersfield’s Luke Robinson. He was as sparky and chatty as you’d expect, full of fascinating insights into the game. Take the issue of teams celebrating when an opponent makes a mistake. It ... Read More »

Danny Brough declared fit for Catalan clash

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Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has confirmed that talismanic half-back Danny Brough has been cleared to face Catalan Dragons in their last-ditch play-off on Friday. The Albert Goldthorpe Medal winner sustained an injury to his groin in round 26 against Hull FC and missed his side’s one-point win over St Helens and their emphatic defeat to Wigan last week, “Broughy ... Read More »

“Embarrassed” Hudgell slams “dishonest” Hull KR stars

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Outspoken Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has labelled his side’s 2014 campaign as “dismal” and has blamed the players for underperforming and lacking discipline. Although they finished ninth, the Robins rarely looked liked making the play-offs and endured some embarrassing off-field incidents, including the sacking of both Jonny Walker and Wayne Ulugia. Other low points included a 28-0 drubbing in ... Read More »

Leuluai cleared of blame in Russell incident

Macgraff Leuluai

Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai has been cleared of any foul play in the incident that resulted in facial injuries to Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell. Russell was knocked unconscious after spilling a high ball and colliding with Leuluai during the Wolves’ 22-19 Super League elimination play-off victory on Saturday. Leuluai was not penalised for the incident and the Rugby Football ... Read More »