Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

NCL Fixtures 2015

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The 2015 Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League season will open with a bang on Saturday 14 March with a repeat of the 2013 and 2014 Grand Finals when West Hull, the winners on each occasion, visit Wath Brow Hornets in what is certain to be a keenly-fought encounter. The Premier Division’s regular season closes on Saturday 3 October, with the ... Read More »

Wigan release Pettybourne

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Eddy Pettybourne has today been released from his contract with Wigan Warriors for personal reasons. The American international leaves the Club with immediate effect, half way through a two-year contract having joined the Warriors at the start of 2014 from Wests Tigers. Eddy made 18 appearances for the Wigan Club. He said: “I’ll be forever grateful to the Warriors and ... Read More »

Allgood to arrive at KR for Christmas

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New prop Mitch Allgood has received the necessary visa clearance to start his three-year contract with Hull Kingston Rovers and will arrive in the country next week. The former Parramatta Eels front row has been itching to join his teammates at the KC Lightstream Stadium since signing for the club last month and will further show his commitment to the ... Read More »

Four new rule changes introduced in 2015

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Four rule changes that will enhance Rugby League matches for players, spectators and viewers in the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 and Challenge Cup will come into effect for the 2015 season. The changes have been devised by the RFL Laws Committee, a group with game-wide representation, and relate to the rules around player concussion, ... Read More »

McGuire excited to link with Sutcliffe

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Leeds Rhinos half-back Danny McGuire has revealed he’s looking forward to linking up with talented youngster Liam Sutcliffe next Friday, after they were named as the halves for the Rhinos’ Boxing Day clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. McGuire’s Leeds have been back in training for almost two months in anticipation of the 2015 season, after an early exit from the ... Read More »

Wigan surprise fan at Florida camp

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Shaun Wane and his first-team squad had an extra person at training earlier this week, when they were joined by a young Wigan Warriors fan. 14-year-old Oliver Waite and his family were on holiday in Florida when the opportunity came about to meet up with the Warriors squad – and give Oliver an extra special Christmas present. “I’ve known Matty ... Read More »

Hull FC confirm Ellis as 2015 skipper

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Hull FC have confirmed that Gareth Ellis will remain their captain in 2015, with hooker Danny Houghton continuing as vice captain of the side. Ellis will skipper Lee Radford’s men for the third straight year, having first been awarded the role in 2013. And boss Radford , who called Ellis an ambassador for the game, says he will benefit from ... Read More »

Competition for places excites Cas boss Powell

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell says he is excited by the competition within his squad for the 2015 season, as they gear up to try and replicate their incredible 2014 campaign. Castleford reached a Challenge Cup Final, as well as finishing in the top four in Super League, under the stewardship of Powell last season. And with a high turnaround ... Read More »

Delaney targeting comeback for Peacock testimonial

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Leeds Rhinos forward Brett Delaney is targeting a return from injury next month, and has set himself the challenge of being fit for Jamie Peacock’s testimonial match against Bradford Bulls. Delaney has endured horrific luck with injuries in recent years, with 2014 proving to be no different. The 29-year-old has undergone a number of surgeries on his knee, the latest ... Read More »