Friday, August 29, 2014
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Lopini Paea

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have continued to strengthen their pack ahead of the 2015 season, as the West Yorkshire club have today confirmed the signing of Lopini Paea. The Catalan Dragons forward has agreed to head across the Channel to become James Webster’s latest signing – following in the footsteps of fellow Catalan forward Mickael Simon, who will also play for ... Read More »

Four more sign up at Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed four more signings for the 2015 season – as James Lowes has tied down four of the club’s hottest academy prospects. Alex Mellor and Nathan Conroy have both signed one-year extensions to remain with the club in 2015, whilst forward Sam Bates and half-back Adam Brook have penned two year deals to stay with the Bulls ... Read More »

Top of the Class

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JAMIE BARWICK, of Opta Sportsdata, checks out the leading players in this season’s Super League competition, according to statistical analysis for the first 24 rounds of the competition. Super League has thrown up plenty of excitement this season from Castleford’s last gasp 36-31 win over Wigan Warriors in round three to London Broncos, more recently, finally ending their 23-match losing ... Read More »

RLEF hold successful annual council meeting

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Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa – attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London. “The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.” “Participation ... Read More »

Gale will be “great asset” for Castleford, says Lowes

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Departing Bradford Bulls scrum-half Luke Gale will be a “great asset” for new club Castleford Tigers – that’s the view of current Bulls boss James Lowes. The Tigers confirmed the signature of Gale on a two-year contract on Thursday, bringing to an end months of speculation regarding the future of the half-back. Lowes admitted he was disappointed to lose Gale ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster get deducted points reinstated

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Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have had their three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player – as they confirmed via their own Twitter account this afternoon (Thursday). Both clubs were initially found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B3.17 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least ... Read More »

Super League’s State of Mind round returns tonight

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State of Mind returns this season with a family theme, and a reminder that rugby league creates opportunities for people to engage with others who share a common interest. Rugby league is playing its part in raising awareness, providing information and advice and signposting, tackling stigma associated with mental health problems and reaching groups who may not normally access usual ... Read More »

Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

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Essentially, it is the 64 million dollar question which has plagued Rugby League for the last 25 years. Why on Earth can’t this fantastic game – which we would all probably agree is the most exciting sport out there – get a foothold amongst the mainstream in Great Britain? After all, for entertainment and drama, there isn’t really another sport ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers sign Luke Gale

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Less than 24 hours after confirming Daryl Clark will leave to join Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Bradford half-back Luke Gale for next season. Gale, 26, is the second half-back to pen a deal for next year at Cas, alongside Samoan international Ben Roberts who has signed from Melbourne Storm. He is Daryl Powell’s sixth confirmed ... Read More »

Clark cost £185,000, says Warrington Wolves owner

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Warrington Wolves owner Simon Moran has confirmed that star signing Daryl Clark cost the club £185,000 – making him the sixth most expensive player in Rugby League history. The Wolves confirmed a deal to bring Clark to the Halliwell Jones Stadium had finally been completed on Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether or not a deal was in place ... Read More »