Monday, October 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Reports: Hull KR to sign Warrington’s Richie Myler on loan

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves half-back Richie Myler could join Hull Kingston Rovers on loan next season, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 24-year-old was in and out of Tony Smith’s side in 2014 and ultimately fell down the Wolves’ pecking order behind Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge. That, along with the emergence of Gareth O’Brien, has put the former England international ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Richard Owen from Castleford

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have completed the permanent signing of Castleford Tigers winger Richard Owen. The 24-year-old played in the last 14 matches of the season after joining the Wildcats on loan in May and has now signed a three-year contract. “Rich was really good for us in the back half of last season,” said Wakefield coach James Webster. “He fitted ... Read More »

Cunningham: Wane and Powell have already been in touch

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Keiron Cunningham says Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens’ new head coach. The two were arch rivals nine days ago when Saints beat the Warriors 14-6 in a Grand Final marred by the dismissal of Ben Flower for punching Lance Hohaia, but Cunningham revealed the friendship which exists ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

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1. It comes with free pull-out posters of all 2015’s professional fixtures – Super League, Championship and League One Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice 2. It features in-depth reports from both European Championship matches last week – Ireland v France and Scotland v Wales Click here to download ... Read More »

Giants snap up Bulls starlet Roberts

Oliver Roberts (far left) ©JoeWhitley

Huddersfield Giants have signed Bradford Bulls’ England Academy backrow forward Oliver Roberts on a two-year contract. Roberts, 19, has made six Super League appearances for the Bulls but missed most of last season after suffering a broken leg against Wigan. The Giants have agreed to pay the Bulls an undisclosed fee for the 6’1” forward in accordance with RFL regulations. ... Read More »

Saints chairman: Cunningham “ready” to take the helm

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St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus believes new coach Keiron Cunningham is ready for the task of leading the team. The former hooker was unveiled as the new boss of the Grand Final winners at a press conference this morning. In a statement, McManus said: “Keiron is ready for this professionally and totally committed to the task ahead of him. He ... Read More »

Keiron Cunningham named St Helens coach

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Super League champions St Helens have named former hooker Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach after the departure of Nathan Brown. Their win over Wigan Warriors in the Grand Final at Old Trafford was Brown’s last match with Saints after two seasons at the helm. The club allowed the 41-year-old to leave a year early and return to Australia. ... Read More »

Championship: 2015 fixture list unveiled

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND ONE Friday February 13 Dewsbury Rams v Sheffield Eagles 8.00pm Sunday February 15 Batley Bulldogs v Workington Town 3.00pm Featherstone Rovers v Hunslet Hawks 3.00pm Leigh Centurions v Bradford ... Read More »

Super League: 2015 regular season fixtures revealed

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Thursday February 5 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors 8.00pm Friday February 6 St Helens v Catalan Dragons 8.00pm Sunday February 8 Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »

Leigh to face Bulls in blockbuster Championship opener

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Champions Leigh Centurions will usher in an extraordinary new era for the Kingstone Press Championship in 2015 with a home fixture against Bradford Bulls at Leigh Sports Village. The showdown between two teams with strong promotion ambitions will provide a mouthwatering start to the new season on Sunday February 15 on the most important opening weekend in Championship history. The ... Read More »

League One: Full 2015 fixture list released

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Friday April 3 Coventry Bears v Oxford RLFC 3.00pm Gateshead Thunder v Barrow Raiders 3.00pm Keighley Cougars v York City Knights 3.00pm London Skolars v Hemel Stags 3.00pm ... Read More »

Opening day fixtures for 2015 season

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First Utility Super League 05/02/2015     Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors – (8pm SKY) 06/02/2015     St Helens v Catalan Dragons – (8pm SKY) 08/02/2015     Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Wildcats – (3:30pm) 08/02/2015     Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils – (3pm) Kingstone ... Read More »

League 1 to break new Rugby League ground in 2015

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A new name, a new structure, a new knockout tournament and the same trailblazing reputation for expanded horizons will be common themes for Kingstone Press League 1 when Rugby League’s most geographically diverse competition kicks off on the weekend of February 28, 2015. The 14 League 1 clubs, including newcomers Coventry Bears, will battle it out for two promotion places ... Read More »

2015 Super League ushers in exciting new era

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The most exciting era in the history of Rugby League since the sport switched to summer in 1996 will kick off with six fixtures in a new-look First Utility Super League over the weekend of February 5-8 2015. The sport’s flagship competition features 12 clubs from next season, when a league structure allowing for the return of promotion and relegation ... Read More »