Thursday, July 10, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Rugby League World Issue 400 – Online Now!

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Rugby League World hits a noticeable landmark this month – its 400th edition, and you can read it online now! Just over 38 years ago the first ever Open Rugby, as it was then, was published by Harry Edgar to try and push the sport he and many others loved, but felt was under appreciated. Almost four decades on, and ... Read More »

Rugby League World & Open Rugby – All 400 Covers

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Rugby League World Magazine publishes its 400th issue on 11th July 2014. To celebrate this landmark occasion we’ve gathered together for the first time in one place every single front cover since the mag began life 38 years ago as Open Rugby. Scroll down the page to view the gallery and click on a cover to view the enlarged image. ... Read More »

The Best of JJB – 5 Great Rugby League Interviews

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Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League star Jamie Jones-Buchanan has interviewed many of the leading personalities in the game for Rugby League World over the last five years, all in his own inimitable style. A host of fellow players, plus referees, TV presenters, club officials and even a couple of Team GB’s London 2012 Olympic medallists have all had the ... Read More »

Wood hails Commonwealth Nines success

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The Rugby League Commonwealth Championships was a huge success according to Rugby League International Federation Chairman Nigel Wood and it will develop from the inaugural tournament in Scotland last week into a major date in the Rugby League  international calendar. And Wood, who is also the chief executive of the RFL, declared the two-day festival of Nines in North Lanarkshire as the perfect start for Rugby ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Italy hooker Nasso

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London Broncos have signed Italy international hooker Ray Nasso on a two-year deal from 2015. The Australia-born 27-year-old has spent two seasons at Sporting Olympique Avignon in France and was previously with Villefranche-de-Rouergue. “I spoke with Joey about his goals and plans for next season and the future. It’s all very exciting,” said Nasso. “Having been coached by Joey when ... Read More »

NRL star could be forced into retirement

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Wests Tigers star Braith Anasta could be forced into an early retirement, after he decided to undergo surgery on his injured biceps. The 32-year-old has been hinting that this year could be his last and, with a prognosis of several months in order to make a full recovery from an injury of this type, it could well be the end ... Read More »

Chasing crowds is a devil of a job for Salford

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Regular TotalRL.com columnist Louise Woodward-Styles (@MsCityRedGirl) has some suggestions to help Salford boost their attendances. Delia Smith, the much-celebrated TV chef and Norwich City Football Club shareholder once took to the Carrow Road pitch at half time to grab a microphone and utter her infamous ‘Where are you, let’s be ‘avin’ you!’ rant at disgruntled supporters of the Canaries. Amusing ... Read More »

Hull FC star dealt major injury blow

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Hull FC have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of the race for the top eight, after forward Chris Tuson was ruled out for a lengthy period with a neck injury. Tuson has gone for scans to assess the seriousness of the injury but, with just eight games remaining, it is a huge blow for boss Lee Radford, who ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Willie Tonga

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Catalans Dragons have signed Willie Tonga on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The 30-year-old Queensland and Kangaroos representative, who is currently playing at Parramatta Eels, has made 179 NRL appearances and scored 79 tries. “I’m really satisfied to be able to announce the addition of Willie to our squad for the next two seasons,” coach ... Read More »

Hull FC give Talanoa new deal

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Hull FC have given winger Fetuli Talanoa a new contract until the end of the 2015 season, after boss Lee Radford hailed him as one of the best wingers in Super League. Talanoa has been impressive for the Black and Whites so far in 2014, and his one-year extension is just rewards for that form. Radford hailed the winger as ... Read More »

Wigan star banned for three matches

Wigan Warriors player Gil Dudson has been suspended for three matches after pleading guilty to making a Grade C shoulder charge on Josh Drinkwater of London Broncos in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League Round 19 fixture played on Sunday July 6, 2014. Dudson was also fined £300 when he appeared before an independent tribunal this afternoon. ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves tie down six players

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Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of six young, British players securing  home-grown talent for many seasons to come. Gene Ormsby and Anthony England have agreed contract extensions keeping them at the club until November 2016. Twins Rhys and Ben Evans, and James Laithwaite have penned new contracts until November 2017. Young forward George King has also agreed a full-time ... Read More »

More frustration for Marwan Koukash

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Ambitious Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has once again failed in his bid to bring in a marquee player ruling in Super League, after taking to social media to once again vent his frustration over the decision. Koukash tried in February to push through a move for clubs to have a player that is exempt from the salary cap, ... Read More »