Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Rugby League News

2000 already signed up for Widnes record attempt

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On February 5th 2015, Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council will join forces to stage an official Guinness World Record attempt involving local businesses, school children and Halton residents. The World Record attempt at 11am will launch the ‘Big Viking Health Kick-Off’, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure and will ... Read More »

Cuthbertson already keen on longer Leeds stay

Adam-Cuthbertson

New Leeds Rhinos signing Adam Cuthbertson has revealed he is already keen to stay at the Rhinos for as long as he possibly can. Cuthbertson is Leeds’ sole new arrival for 2015, having joined from NRL club Newcastle Knights. And he told reporters that, despite only signing a short deal with the Rhinos, he wants to be here much longer ... Read More »

Castleford cancel friendly to preserve Jungle pitch

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that their pre-season friendly against York City Knights this Friday has been cancelled. With severe weather battering West Yorkshire over recent weeks – including heavy rain and intermittent snowfall throughout January – the club have taken the decision to pull what is their final trial match before the start of Super League XX. The club have ... Read More »

Is a Nines tournament a realistic aim for 2016?

9s RL is beginning to spread across the world.

One of the most exciting and dramatic competitions in world Rugby League takes place this weekend, with the second edition of the Auckland Nines taking place in New Zealand. The event, which takes place over a solitary weekend, has garnered much media attention in Australia and New Zealand, with clubs certainly doing their fair share of marketing and promotion to ... Read More »

Australian game mourns loss of talented duo

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Two clubs in Australia have been offered counselling after the shock deaths of two talented young stars on the eve of the new season. Mackay Cutters player Hayden Butler and North Queensland Cowboys under 20s man Regan Grieve have both passed away suddenly, leading to welfare officers from the NRL and Queensland RL flying out to help those closest to ... Read More »

Mounis and Casty named Catalans co-captains

Remi Casty

Greg Mounis and Rémi Casty will captain Catalans Dragons together in 2015, having been appointed as co-captains of the club. The French prop was the club captain in 2012 and 2013 before heading to Australia with the Sydney Roosters last year, and has now returned to take up a joint role alongside his fellow forward. Greg Mounis will start his ... Read More »

Wane never considered external Green replacement

George-Williams

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has insisted he never considered bringing someone in to replace departed Australian halfback Blake Green – saying he has complete confidence in rookie George Williams. Williams made a smattering of appearances for the Warriors in 2014, but is expected to be paired with Matty Smith on a more permanent basis this season, with Green ... Read More »