Friday, January 30, 2015
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Scotland leave door open on Locke representation

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Scotland coach Steve McCormack has left the door open for Salford Red Devils fullback Kevin Locke to make a sensational switch and represent the country in international matches. It was exclusively revealed in League Express this week that Locke may pursue other international options after moving to England, meaning his chances of being selected for his native New Zealand appear ... Read More »

VIDEO: Last Tackle, episode 1

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Can’t wait any longer for a fix of hot Rugby League debate ahead of the new season? If so, then look no further. New to our screens for 2015, ‘Last Tackle’ is a Rugby League panel show that tackles all the hot issues in the game across a fierce hour of discussion and dialogue. It features opinion and analysis from ... Read More »

VIDEO: 1939 Odsal RL 7s – in full colour!

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We love a Friday Flashback here at TotalRL.com – and this one certainly is a huge flashback! We’ve been debating, discussing and covering the fallout from the Auckland Nines kicking off this week – and wondering exactly whether we could produce such a tournament in the United Kingdom. Indeed, you’ve been responding in your droves to our initial piece debating ... Read More »

Morley: I’m not here to be a bit part player

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Salford Red Devils forward Adrian Morley insists he hasn’t signed on for another season to simply make up the numbers at the AJ Bell Stadium – and says he’s adamant he can still perform at the highest level. Morley enters his 22nd straight season as a professional next Saturday, when the Red Devils kick off the campaign against his former ... Read More »

Benji Marshall excited to take to Warrington turf

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Benji Marshall is relishing the chance to experience the atmosphere of a packed Halliwell Jones Stadium when St George-Illawarra Dragons go head to head with Warrington Wolves in their mouthwatering World Club Series match on Friday February 20 (8.00pm). The former Kiwi international captain knows it will be a massive challenge for the NRL club to make the long trip ... Read More »

Castleford have injury issues mounting

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Castleford Tigers are beginning to pick up a steady stream of injuries ahead of Super League XX kicking off next weekend, with several key players set to miss the season opener against Wakefield. The Tigers lost new recruit Matt Cook prior to the friendly against Widnes, as well as losing two other key players in Oliver Holmes and Ben Roberts ... Read More »

Game set for more growth in 2015, say RFL

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The RFL has today reaffirmed its confidence in the programmes and policies it has in place to increase the number of people who play Rugby League on a regular basis in 2015. Despite disappointing figures in the latest Active People survey announced by Sport England this week, RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood believes the sport is continuing to attract and ... Read More »

NRL to have four themed rounds

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The NRL has announced that there will be four themed rounds during the 2015 Telstra Premiership. The NRL’s Head of Marketing, Lewis Pullen, said the themed rounds will focus attention on important aspects of Rugby League. They will have the following titles. Play NRL (round 3) – encouraging children and families to participate in Rugby League Women In League (round 10) – acknowledging ... Read More »

NRL Nines ready to go

9s RL is beginning to spread across the world.

The NRL’s Dick Smith Nines will kick off tonight at 11.30pm GMT in Auckland – the second successive year that the Nines competition has effectively opened the NRL season. All 16 NRL clubs will take part, although some clubs will not play some of their star players, with last year’s winners North Queensland Cowboys again excluding their captain Johnathan Thurston, ... Read More »