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Opinion: Be excited, not sceptical, by Todd Carney’s arrival

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After League Express reported on Monday that a deal to take Todd Carney to Catalan Dragons was nearing its completion, the club announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the half-back for him to play in Super League. Carney’s year has been anything but quiet – after being sacked by NRL side Cronulla Sharks after an off-field incident ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Todd Carney

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After lengthy discussions, Catalan Dragons have reached an agreement with Australian star Todd Carney. Carney, 28, has agreed a three year deal that would keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017 season. The former Dally M medal winner, de-registered by the NRL for a breach of Cronulla’s code of conduct, has scored 59 tries and ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Zak Hardaker in dark over investigation

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has revealed he has been given no indication as to when the investigation over an alleged homophobic comment will be concluded – but has called on those involved to come to a speedy resolution, regardless of the result. It has now been over two weeks since the alleged incident during Leeds’ loss to St Helens, ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

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After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday 14 September

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Not too many games going on around the country today – but the ones that are carry huge significance in the race for success in the Championships. There is a solitary game in Super League as Wakefield and Hull KR both bring their seasons to an end with a Yorkshire derby. But it’s the Championship where most of the attention ... Read More »

St Helens react to table-topping success

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St Helens have issued the following statement, with club captain Paul Wellens and CEO Mike Rush reacting to their League Leaders Shield triumph. Rush said: “The Shield is the culmination of a season where Nathan Brown, his coaching staff and all the players have worked hard often in times of adversity. They came together as a team and deserve all ... Read More »

Super League play-offs: Week One Schedule

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After Castleford’s defeat against Catalan ensured St Helens would finish top of Super League 2014, the schedule for the first week of the play-offs has been confirmed. Only Leeds knew their final position in the table heading into the weekend’s fixtures, and they will play a sudden death encounter against Catalan, with the loser knowing their season comes to an ... Read More »

Brown heartened by St Helens performance

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown refused to be too downbeat despite the race for top spot slipping out of their hands on Friday – insisting that if his side show the same level of commitment next week, they will be just fine. A Castleford win in the South of France later on Saturday will see the Saints end the ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »

Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

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Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights. Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO ... Read More »