Saturday, July 12, 2014
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St Helens chairman issues statement

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus has issued a statement following a week of discussion and debate about the marquee player ruling. He has also referred to comments made by Salford chairman Marwan Koukash in the statement, which reads: “Despite comments to the contrary in recent days, I’m delighted to say Super League goes from strength to strength as we prepare ... Read More »

Tigers secure 44-30 victory over Giants

Castleford Tigers consolidated the top four with a convincing 44-30 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle tonight. The Giants took an early lead when Chris Bailey burrowed over the line from dummy-half, with Leroy Cudjoe converting. But the Tigers replied quickly when Marc Sneyd caught on the full a long kick by Luke Robinson, and he broke through ... Read More »

Blackpool here we come

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER welcomes the decision to take a full round of Championship fixtures to Blackpool in 2015. Last week’s announcement that the Kingstone Press Championship will take an entire round of fixtures to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road is great news for the sport at this level. The newly titled Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash will take place over the Bank Holiday ... Read More »

Super League GM Solly explains marquee player ruling

Blake-Solly

Blake Solly has spoken publicly about the controversial marquee player ruling, and has indicated that the clubs will regroup again at a later date to discuss whether to introduce the concept. The idea – which has been heavily pushed by Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – has been rejected on two seperate occasions by Super League clubs, but Solly ... Read More »

The race for Super League’s eighth place

Richie-Mathers-Danny-Kirmond-Wakefield

After Wakefield managed to overcome Widnes by a narrow margin on Thursday night, the race for eighth spot in Super League 2014 has been blown wide open. Four teams are seperated by just four points after Wakefield’s victory, with Salford six off Widnes – but still well and truly in the mix. A win for Hull Kingston Rovers at Leeds ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

Denis-Betts

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night. The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. ... Read More »

Kevin Locke had offers from Rugby Union

Kevin-Locke

Salford Red Devils star Kevin Locke has revealed that he had offers on the table from several Rugby Union clubs before signing for the Red Devils, admitting that the last few months of his time at the New Zealand Warriors made him fall out of love with Rugby League. Locke spoke to the media yesterday after making his debut for ... Read More »

London Broncos appoint Henderson as assistant in 2015

London-Broncos

London Broncos have appointed Andrew Henderson as their new assistant to head coach Joey Grima for the 2015 season. Henderson will join the Broncos for pre-season training in November 2014 on a two-year deal, after retiring from playing with Sheffield Eagles at the end of this coming season. Henderson played for Salford City Reds, Castleford Tigers, Gateshead Thunder, Barrow Raiders ... Read More »

I’m going nowhere, says Marwan Koukash

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has insisted although he is dismayed with the way the game is being run, he will not walk away from Rugby League, insisting he is “addicted’ to the sport. Koukash told a press conference on Thursday that he believes the RFL should step aside in their running of Super League, and begin to let ... Read More »