Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Injured Danny Brough won’t feature against Wigan

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Talismanic Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough will not feature in the Giants’ first play-off match against Wigan on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who recently landed his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal, injured his testicles against Hull in round 26 and had to spend a night in hospital. Understandably he missed his side’s clash with league leaders St Helens the week after and will ... Read More »

Peacock wants one more World Club Challenge

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock is determined to reach another Grand Final so he can fulfil his wish of playing in one last World Club Challenge. The 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots at the end of next season and is eager to have one last crack at the Aussies before he bows out. “You don’t get tired of ... Read More »

Saints coach Brown rubbishes rumours of NRL move

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has rubbished rumours linking him with a possible move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season. Doubts have arisen over current Wests’ coach Mick Potters future with the club after the board refused to confirm an extension to his two-year contract last week. But Australian Brown, whose St Helens side clinched the Super ... Read More »

Video: Highlights from every Super League round 27 match

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Miss any of this weekend’s Super League action? Scroll down to watch free video highlights of every game. Remember, if you want more detail, analysis, stats and opinion, click here to download League Express newspaper. Wigan Warriors 24-20 Warrington Wolves Huddersfield Giants 17-16 St Helens Hull FC 24-19 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 36-6 Widnes Vikings Catalan Dragons 28-6 Castleford ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Dragons coach slams Dream Team selection process

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Catalan boss Laurent Frayssinous has questioned the system used to select Super League’s Dream Team after it was confirmed yesterday that in-form Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré had been overlooked. The young French star, who was one try shy of topping the league’s scoring charts, was edged out by Rhinos sweeper Zak Hardaker in the media vote. Frayssinous told this week’s ... Read More »

Rugby League to hit Indian cinemas next month

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Rugby League is to make its big screen debut in Indian cinema next month, the RFL has revealed. Our sport is set to feature in a new film ‘Govindudu Andarivadele’ about a boy of Indian heritage who is brought up in England. He happens to play rugby and is the star of the team so the production came to the ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

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Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

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Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Competition: Win one of 14 BRUT For Men gift packs

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We’ve teamed up with Super League sponsors BRUT to give away 14 wash bag gift packs to a selection of subscribers of our free Rugby League newsletter. Featuring a bottle of shower gel, deodorant and after shave – all in a stylish wash bag – the packs are an essential addition to your daily routine and carry the brand’s unique ... Read More »