Friday, August 1, 2014
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Debate: Should Super League introduce bonus points?

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Perhaps the biggest talking point to emerge from last week’s meeting to announce the resturucturing of Rugby League was the suggestion that Super League could introduce a bonus points system for 2015 and beyond. With both Super League and the Championships having to operate under the same system, there is a serious possibility that the top division could bring in ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Rhys Williams

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment for 2015, after they confirmed the signing of Welsh international Rhys Williams on a two-year contract. Williams is the latest Super League star to commit to Championship Rugby League for next year, and the former Warrington Wolves back will provide Joey Grima’s squad with more top level experience as they look to bounce back ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: 1997 World Club Challenge

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For this week’s Friday Flashback, we’re taking you all the way back to 1997 – and one of the most infamous editions of the World Club Challenge. With talk the competition may be expanded to include three Super League and three NRL teams next year, we’re using today’s Friday Flashback to look back at the last time the tournament featured ... Read More »

Larroyer set to stay at Hull KR

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Hull KR boss Chris Chester has said the club are hopeful of securing a permanent deal for second-rower Kevin Larroyer, with a deal potentially announced in the coming days. Larroyer has impressed during his season-long loan at the Robins in 2014, scoring seven tries and being consistently regarded as one of Hull KR’s form players. And the Robins boss admits ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls determined to score derby win

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes is targeting a derby win at local rivals Leeds Rhinos tonight – because he knows the players may not get another opportunity for at least a year. Following relegation to the Championship, this could be the last Bradford-Leeds derby – a fixture which has contest Grand Finals and Challenge Cup Finals in the past ... Read More »

Latest international Rugby League rankings announced

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Following a summer of Test match rugby league across the continents, the new world rankings have been announced by the International Federation, the first since the 2013 World Cup. The total number of ranked-nations, based on sanctioned international competition, has risen to 34, the latest included being Spain in 28th place. Russia are up to 14th, the number of nations ... Read More »

RFL to launch dual-registration investigation

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The RFL have launched an investigation into claims that three Championship clubs fielded ineligible players regarding the dual-registration system last weekend. Under the current rules, Championship clubs cannot play any player on dual-registration from now until the end of the season, unless they have played in three or more Championship games before the registration deadline of July 25. The RFL ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers sign Ken Sio

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Hull Kingston Rovers have made their second new signing for the 2015 campaign with the capture of Ken Sio from the Parramatta Eels on a three-year contract from next season. Standing over 6ft tall and weighing in at 95kg, the 23-year-old winger will add both power and pace to the Rovers backline having racked up 35 tries in 55 appearances ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Goal kicking Rugby League stars

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For this week’s look at a Rugby League 13 of a very different nature, we’ve decided to look at the men that are trustworthy and reliable with boot to ball. The art of goal kicking has changed dramatically over the years, but the importance of it to a Rugby League game is still as massive as it ever was. With ... Read More »

Millington ruled out for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of the business end of the season, after forward Grant Millington suffered a serious knee injury that could see him sidelined for upto six weeks. Millington has been in exceptional form for the Tigers in 2014, but as well as missing their huge semi-final against Widnes next weekend, he will ... Read More »