Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Neville Costigan leaves Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that Neville Costigan has resigned from his contract with the club and will remain in Australia for personal reasons. Costigan signed a two-year deal with the Robins last year, playing 22 games in his first season with the club. He had previously played for Papua New Guinea in last year’s World Cup, captaining the side throughout ... Read More »

O’Loughlin nearing England return

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England captain Sean O’Loughlin is inching closer to his return from injury – and could even be fit to face Australia this Sunday, according to Wigan teammate Matty Smith. O’Loughlin missed the opener against Samoa last time out due to a niggling injury, and wasn’t named in Steve McNamara’s initial team for the game earlier this week. However, Smith says ... Read More »

Giants need to be tough, says Brough

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Huddersfield Giants have to get tougher in 2015, according to captain Danny Brough. Indeed, the Scotland international believes the West Yorkshire side will have to “put their head where it hurts” in order to improve next season. The Giants once again flattered to deceive in the play-offs in 2014; after finishing third and just a point off top spot in ... Read More »

Kirmond welcomes stability at Wakefield

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Wakefield Wildcats return to pre-season training this week with a full complement of fit players ready to start preparing for the coming campaign. After disrupted pre-seasons in recent years due to the late arrival of players or administration worries hanging over the club, this year the club will have a full squad in from the start that are all fit ... Read More »

England: Clark relives try-making first touch

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Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark celebrated a stunning international debut on Saturday in Brisbane, when he came off the bench in the 20th minute and with his first touch of the ball created a try for his Tigers’ captain Michael Shenton. Clark, who will join Warrington next season, had come on to replace the starting hooker Josh Hodgson. His first ... Read More »

Hunslet swoop for Richie Barnett

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Hunslet Hawks have announced another substantial coup ahead of the 2015 season, after they confirmed the re-signing of Richie Barnett from Keighley on a one-year deal. Barnett has Super League experience with Hull FC, Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds, and has most recently spent time in the Championship with the Cougars. He joined Sheffield Eagles before moving to the Hawks ... Read More »

Australia to wear commemorative jersey

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After it was revealed earlier this week that England will wear a special shirt to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rorke’s Drift Test, Australia will also do the same this coming Sunday. The Kangaroos will wear a traditional maroon and blue jersey, to offset the red and white shirt England will be wearing for the game. And Australia captain ... Read More »

Powell: England forwards are key to victory

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is pleased with the way England performed against Samoa and believes that the game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday will be another close encounter. The former Great Britain star is looking for another big performance from England’s forwards as they take on a much lighter Australian pack who are out to impress their coach ... Read More »

European Championship: Week three preview

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Scotland stand on the brink of history this weekend, with a win against France on Friday night enough to secure them their first ever European Championship title. Wins against Wales and Ireland have left Scotland top of the table with just one round of fixtures left to play – but they play a France side who can still claim the ... Read More »

Ellis already back in training for 2015

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It’s the time of the year when players usually enjoy a few weeks away from the game, to switch off and unwind ahead of another hectic season of Rugby League. But after a disappointing 2014 for his side, Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis is not messing about with his preparation for the 2015 season – and has already been training ... Read More »