Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Brian McDermott relishing top-of-the-table tussle

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says he is enjoying the competitive nature and tightness of Super League’s top five and thinks the intensity will suit his side. Currently only four points separate first-placed St Helens with Warrington Wolves in fifth and, with six games remaining, the League Leaders’ shield is still anyone’s for the taking. “It’s good that it’s so ... Read More »

Walker: Rovers can’t take Broncos lightly

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Hull KR forward Adam Walker has called on his side to display “energy and honesty” when they travel to London Broncos on Saturday. The Robins make the journey south knowing a win is essential to keep their play-off hopes alive and although they are favourites, Walker doesn’t want to take anything for granted. “We need more consistency. We need the ... Read More »

Garreth Carvell: Stand by Lee Radford

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Former Great Britain front-rower Garreth Carvell believes Hull FC fans should stand by struggling coach Lee Radford. The 33-year-old, who was released by Radford earlier this week before joining Castleford Tigers, thinks his former team-mate has been “thrown in at the deep end” and needs time to find his feet. The Black and Whites currently sit 12th in Super League, ... Read More »

James Lowes: Bulls at bottom of a cycle

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James Lowes has been back at Bradford Bulls for only a month but he experienced the pain of relegation as much as anyone involved with the club. The former Great Britain hooker knew the Bulls’ fate was likely decided long before he took up the challenge of restoring their fortunes but confirmation of their drop into the Kingstone Press Championship ... Read More »

St Helens star Walsh to offset Hohaia injury

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St Helens half-back Luke Walsh will return to the fray this weekend, with the Australian set to feature for the Saints in their huge clash against Widnes Vikings. The return of Walsh is good news for Saints, at a time when they have just lost another overseas half-back for the remainder of the regular season. Lance Hohaia faces two months ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights star suffering with depression

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Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season. The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in ... Read More »

Hull FC: Ellis back in squad after injury

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has been passed fit enough to be included in Lee Radford’s 19-man swum to face Castleford Tigers on Thursday evening. The former Wests Tigers and Leeds Rhinos star has seemingly shrugged off the back problem that saw him miss his side’s two previous fixtures. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE ... Read More »

Flanagan keen to stay a Saint

Mark-Flanagan

St Helens forward Mark Flanagan admits he would be keen to play for the club for a “very long time” in order to put an end to a career of serious club-hopping. Flanagan, 26, made his 100th career appearance on Saturday in Saints’ heavy win over London. But his century has involved six different clubs. However, the former Wests Tigers ... Read More »

Wildcats: Lauitiiti likely to extend Wakefield stay

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have opened talks with Ali Lauitiiti about the veteran second-rower staying with the club for another year. Lauitiiti suffered a serious knee injury earlier in the season, but returned to the field against Widnes recently and made a strong contribution. The former Kiwi international, who turned 35 last week, joined Wakefield from Leeds in 2012. He is ... Read More »

Matty Bowen: I’m not Sam Tomkins!

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Matty Bowen has reiterated that he isn’t trying to emulate Sam Tomkins on the field for Wigan, after taking up the option of a second year with the Warriors to remain with the club in 2015. Bowen arrived on an initial one-year deal from North Queensland Cowboys to replace the outgoing Tomkins, and he was quick to tell this week’s ... Read More »