Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

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Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos

Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Competition: Win one of 14 BRUT For Men gift packs

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We’ve teamed up with Super League sponsors BRUT to give away 14 wash bag gift packs to a selection of subscribers of our free Rugby League newsletter. Featuring a bottle of shower gel, deodorant and after shave – all in a stylish wash bag – the packs are an essential addition to your daily routine and carry the brand’s unique ... Read More »

Super League: Two players charged from round 27

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Three players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship fixtures at the weekend. St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on Luke Robinson of Huddersfield Giants in the 28th minute of a Super League fixture played on Friday September 12. Paul Wood of ... Read More »

Official Super League Dream Team revealed

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The most competitive First Utility Super League season of all is reflected in the selections of the 2014 Dream Team, the 13 players deemed to be the biggest stars of a year to remember for all Rugby League fans. The all-English Dream Team is drawn from seven clubs and features eight debutants as well as Jamie Peacock, the Leeds Rhinos ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Medal: Final tables confirmed

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Both the individual and team tables for the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Medal were finalised when Super League completed its 27th round of the season at the weekend. As revealed last week, Huddersfield Giants stand-off Danny Brough was the overall winner with a round to spare, grabbing his third prestigious medal and the second in two years. His closest competitor was ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Morgan Escare

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »