Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Leeds name strong squad for Florida clash


Leeds Rhinos will hand out first appearances of 2015 to a number of stars this weekend, after head coach Brian McDermott named a strong side to face the USA Pioneers in Florida. England internationals Zak Hardaker, Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins will make their first appearances of pre-season whilst Jamie Peacock, Carl Ablett and Kylie Leuluai, who all missed the ... Read More »

Salford name youthful squad for Dewsbury friendly


Salford Red Devils have named a young, inexperienced squad for their opening pre-season friendly this Sunday, as they take on Dewsbury Rams in Austin Buchanan’s testimonial match. The likes of Rangi Chase, Kevin Locke and Adrian Morley are all missing, as well as plenty of other big hitters from Iestyn Harris’ ranks. Liam Hood is in line to make his ... Read More »

Andrew Dixon joins Halifax on loan


Kingstone Press Championship club Halifax have signed Salford Red Devils’ former St Helens forward Andrew Dixon on a one-month loan. The 24-year-old second-rower, who has made 102 Super League appearances, has been allocated a squad number by the Red Devils but is well down the pecking order for back-row spots at the AJ Bell Stadium. “Andrew’s a quality Super League ... Read More »

Denis Betts signs contract extension with Widnes


Widnes Vikings have announced that Head Coach Denis Betts has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.  The new deal will take Betts’ contract through to the end of the 2017. Betts has been charge at the Vikings since 2012, and helped steer the club to an appearance in the Super League play-offs last year, as well as a ... Read More »

Hohaia says Flower incident is “put to bed”


St Helens star Lance Hohaia insists he has put the shocking events of the 2014 Super League Grand Final behind him – and says the incident involving himself and Ben Flower has been “put to bed”. Hohaia featured for less than two minutes in the Old Trafford showpiece after being punched by Ben Flower, but he quickly told the media ... Read More »

Warrington prop heads to Workington


Warrington Wolves have confirmed that young prop forward Tom Walker has been transferred to Championship side Workington Town with immediate effect. Walker, 20, who featured in this week’s pre-season friendly against Widnes, was previously part of Town’s academy before joining the Wolves. Warrington say that the move will provide him with regular game time and open-age first-team experience. The Wolves ... Read More »

Canberra name 41-year-old in Nines squad

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Canberra Raiders have sprung a surprise ahead of the Auckland Nines, naming former player Ken Nagas in their squad for the tournament – at the age of 41. Nagas famously scored two tries in the Raiders’ 1994 Grand Final win against Canterbury, but will now lace his boots up again for the club 21 years on from that success. He ... Read More »

New Hull signing struck down with infection

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New Hull FC signing Steve Michaels will play no part in the club’s opening friendly matches this weekend against Doncaster and York. The games – which have effectively become a double header after the York fixture was forced to be moved from Bootham Crescent – are coach Lee Radford’s first opportunities to see his squad in action ahead of the ... Read More »

Lynch in same bracket as Peacock, says Powell


Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell believes star forward Andy Lynch should be held in the same accord as legendary Super League prop Jamie Peacock, as Lynch prepares for his testimonial game this weekend. In the absence of Michael Shenton, Lynch will captain Castleford against one of his former teams this Sunday, in a match which sees both sides fielding ... Read More »