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Warrington to make late call on Russell

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has revealed that the club will leave it until the latest possible moment to decide on whether to play full-back Matty Russell in this Friday’s game against Wigan. Russell hasn’t played since suffering a horrific facial injury against Widnes two weeks ago, but was earlier named in the Wolves’ 19-man squad to face the ... Read More »

Russell returns for Warrington Wolves

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Matthew Russell has been named in Warrington’s squad to face Wigan Warriors this Friday, just two weeks after suffering a horrendous facial injury against Widnes Vikings. Russell was forced to sit out last Thursday’s victory against Castleford due to the injury, which saw him lose some of his teeth after colliding with Widnes’ Macgraff Leuluai. However, he has been included ... Read More »

Stanley Gene to leave Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers assistant first team coach Stanley Gene has left the club with the former Papua New Guinea international now expected to take up a full-time role with Gateshead – just as League Express told you this past Monday. Gene, who made more than 170 appearances for the Robins as a player, has divided his time this season between ... Read More »

Six of the Best: England wildcards for Four Nations

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This Sunday represents an important moment in the international calendar, as England boss Steve McNamara will name the 24 men he has selected to go on tour to Australia and New Zealand for the Four Nations. After an initial train-on squad of 34 was named earlier this year, there will be plenty of high-profile stars who will be missing out ... Read More »

International: GC Foster win Jamaican championship

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GC Foster College have defeated Liguanea Dragons 36-16 in the JRL Grand Final to be crowned National Club Champions, and in so doing ended their 2014 campaign unbeaten with 12 wins. Played in front of large and energetic crowd at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl, the Fostodians led from start to finish on the back of some ... Read More »

Former London Broncos coach returns to club

Rob Powell

Former London Broncos head coach Rob Powell has returned to the club ahead of 2015, taking up a role as Head of Youth following the departure of Darren Higgins to Castleford. The Broncos took the world of Rugby League by surprise in 2010 when, at the age of just 30, Powell was appointed as head coach of the Broncos, replacing ... Read More »

Widnes’ Phil Joseph to take up boxing in off-season

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Rugby League players are known for doing a wide range of things during the off-season – but Widnes forward Phil Joseph is doing something very different, taking up boxing to stay in shape. Joseph will be training in Salford full-time during the off-season to ensure he is in peak fitness for the start of the 2015 Super League season, insisting ... Read More »

Bulls squad is “Super League standard”, says Ferres

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres believes the standards the club have set in terms of playing and coaching staff next year is pushing towards the “top end of Super League” in certain aspects, as the club gears up for life in the Championship next year. The Bulls have a 30-strong squad signed up for next season, as well as ... Read More »

Remi Casty returns to Catalan Dragons

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Catalans Dragons have re-signed Rémi Casty on a four-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The club struck up an agreement with the Sydney Roosters to release the former Dragons captain from his current contract at the end of this season, enabling him to return to France. The French international prop – who was named in the 2012 ... Read More »

Chris Clarkson joins Widnes on loan for 2015

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Widnes Vikings have signed Leeds Rhinos utility forward Chris Clarkson on a one-year loan deal for the 2015 First Utility Super League season. Clarkson has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Leeds side this year – even spending time out on dual-reg with Championship One side Hunslet – but he will join up with the Vikings in ... Read More »